By train the journey from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon is scheduled to take from 7 to 9 hours depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon
There are currently 9 direct train services a day from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon.
- The fastest train service from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon is Train #43 departing from Nakhon Pathom at 09:11 and scheduled to arrive in Chumphon 7 hours 15 minutes later.
- The slowest service from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon is Train #167 departing at 20:09 scheduled to complete the journey between Nakhon Pathom and Chumphon in 8 hours 36 minutes.
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If you want to travel from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon in a sleeper berth then you need to book either Train #171, Train #31, Train #83, Train #167 or Train #85. Trains #43 and 39/41 are sprinter trains which have only one seat type, which is 2nd Class A/C seat.
Ticket Prices from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon
Train tickets from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon purchased online are 45 to 165 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a railway station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|1st Class A/C Sleeper||1,287 to 1,544 THB||1,149 to 1,379 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||706 to 1,008 THB||630 to 900 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Seat||549 THB||490 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Sleeper||482 THB||430 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||325 to 365 THB||280 to 320 THB|
|3rd Class Fan Seat||229 to 269 THB||184 to 224 THB|
Trains on Thailand’s Southern Railway Line, which connects Bangkok with major tourists centres in the South such as Hua Hin, Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, can become very busy during the tourist high season from December through to the end of September each year. If you wish to travel to Chumphon in a 1st or 2nd Class seat or sleeper berth then we recommend booking at least 1 week in advance of your planned day of travel.
Location of Nakhon Pathom Train Station
Location of Chumphon Train Station
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About Travel to Chumphon
Chumphon, the provincial capital, is a small town with around 40,000 permanent residents. During the day many of the streets in the town centre are crowded with trucks and cars picking up and dropping off produce from local farms. In the evening time the busiest part of the town is the Krumluang Chumphon Road, which runs south eastwards from the railway station, where food stalls sell fruit and authentic Southern Thai cuisine at very cheap prices.
The town has a small range of hotels, restaurants and bars and not much else of interest to tourists. The railway station will be of interest to train enthusiasts. It features some steam engines parked on the approach road and a long row of old fashioned wooden railway staff houses, which were once common in Thailand and are now fairly rare.
Of more interest to visitors are the long and deserted beaches in the province, many of which are near the airport, in particular Hat Sai Ri and Hat Thung Wua Laen. Travellers looking for a quiet beach experience will be richly rewarded for renting a vehicle in Chumphon town and exploring the province’s 222 km long coastline.
The majority of foreign visitors who come to Chumphon do so on route to the popular island of Koh Tao. The ferry piers in Chumphon are the closest mainland piers to the island of Koh Tao. Several ferry and speed boat companies provide services joint bus and boat services from Chumphon Railway Station to Koh Tao, as well as from other points in the town centre to Koh Tao.
The most popular joint bus and boat service from Chumphon to Koh Tao is operated by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company, whose speed boats and high speed catamaran ferries depart from Ao Thung Makham Noi Pier, which is located 27.5 km by road to the south of Chumphon city centre.