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5 ways to get from Bangkok to Chumphon

Taking a Bus from Bangkok to ChumphonDuration: 6h
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There are 3 operators that run from Bangkok to Chumphon, with 8 departures per day. If you decide to take a Bus, you can take the Standard, Express, VIP 32 Seats, Economy, VIP 24 Seats, and VIP 35 seats options.

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Taking a Minivan from Bangkok to ChumphonDuration: 7h
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There are 3 operators that run from Bangkok to Chumphon. If you decide to take a Minivan, you can take the Standard and VIP options.

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Taking a Train from Bangkok to ChumphonDuration: 8h 30m
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There is 1 operator that run from Bangkok to Chumphon, with 27 departures per day. If you decide to take a Train, you can take the Second Class Seat, Second Class Upper Bed, Second Class Lower Bed, and First Class Lower Bed options.

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Taking a Private rides from Bangkok to ChumphonDuration: 7h
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There is 1 operator that run from Bangkok to Chumphon. If you decide to take a Car, you can take the Standard and SUV options.

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Taking a Flight from Bangkok to ChumphonDuration: 1h
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There are 2 operators that run from Bangkok to Chumphon, with 2 departures per day. If you decide to take a Flight, you can take the Economy option.

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About the ride from Bangkok to Chumphon

Chumphon is a vastly underrated and underexplored stop on Thailand’s tourist trail, largely known only as a temporary transit point for travelers moving to and from Phuket, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Ranong and other famous Thai islands.

And that’s probably exactly why you’re traveling from Bangkok to Chumphon. 

And though the island-hopping adventures offered onwards from Chumphon are some of Thailand’s biggest tourist draws, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Chumphon itself.

Although Chumphon is well known, it’s not well explored - and because most travelers leave the region without staying for any significant period of time, Chumphon doesn’t cater so relentlessly to tourists in the same way as many of Thailand’s other travel hotspots. 

For that reason, it’s a great place to spend some time if you’re the type of traveler who likes to seek out authentic experiences and places largely untainted by mass tourism. 

With a name which translates as ‘lots of blessings,’ you’d be mad not to stick around for at least a little while after you reach Chumphon from Bangkok.

After the non-stop combo of nightlife, traffic and endless crowds which line the streets of busy Bangkok, Chumphon can offer some welcome respite. With quiet beaches, low-level mountains, and excellent opportunities for fantastic snorkeling and diving, there’s plenty here to enjoy - and all without the frenetic atmosphere offered by some of Chumphon’s more well-known neighbors. It also has cool bars, great food, and a unique and interesting culture, with its large (but relatively liberal) Muslim population.

If you want to escape the chaos and craziness of Bangkok to enjoy a shoreside destination which is genuinely relaxing, traveling to Chumphon from Bangkok is a great way to do it. 

For the approximately 465km (289 mile) journey from Bangkok to Chumphon, you have three options: 

  • Bus from Bangkok to Chumphon - typically around 7 hours
  • Minivan from Bangkok to Chumphon - typically around 7.5 hours
  • Flight from Bangkok to Chumphon - typically around 1 hour

 

What to see when traveling from Bangkok to Chumphon

You’ll see different things depending on when and how you travel to Chumphon from Bangkok. If you travel via road overnight, you of course won’t see much, as is the case if you fly from Bangkok to Chumphon.

If you travel by road from Bangkok to Chumphon during daylight hours, some of the views are pretty good. As you leave the gas and gridlocks of Bangkok, your bus will crawl through the unending traffic of Thailand’s capital city before reaching roads quieter, narrower and greener.

Though it’s not the most exciting journey in Thailand, the route from Bangkok to Chumphon offers views of verdant trees, distant mountains and glistening roadside shrubbery. All of the roads are very well maintained, so it’s not the stomach-churning ordeal offered by some of Southeast Asia’s more uncomfortable odysseys.

 

How to get from Bangkok to Chumphon

Taking a bus

Taking a bus from Bangkok to Chumphon is the best - and only! - option for travelers whose priority is saving money. If you’re a budget backpacker, a bus to Chumphon from Bangkok is for you.

All buses from Bangkok to Chumphon offer AC and comfortable seats, but more luxurious options offer food, drinks, blankets, power sockets, TVs and other exciting perks. Some VIP buses are particularly luxurious and comfortable.

 

Taking a minivan

If you take a minivan from Bangkok to Chumphon, you don’t pay for a single ticket for a single seat. Instead, you pay a fee for the entire minivan, and split the cost of the minivan between your traveling party. 

Minivans from Bangkok to Chumphon can seat up to 9 passengers, making them the perfect pick for people traveling in a big group. For big groups, this can be a reasonably affordable option.

 

Taking a flight

Taking a flight from Bangkok to Chumphon is - unsurprisingly - the quickest way to tackle the journey, making it a great option for travelers short on time. It’s also surprisingly affordable.

That said, it’s not great for the environment, and flying means you miss out on all the en-route views.

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Bookaway's customers prefer Standard Bus by Choke Anan Tours

Economy Flight by Nok Air which usually takes 1h

BUSFame Tours & Services | Choke Anan Tours | The Transport Co. Ltd.

MINIVANGlassflower | Axara Travel | MCC Van

TRAINThai Railway

CARMCC Van

FLIGHTThai AirAsia | Nok Air

389 Km (Air)

Second Class Seat Train by Thai Railway starting at US$13

Approximately, there are 37 departures each day. You can also book a private ride and leave whenever you want.