GETTING TO CHUMPHON
HOW TO GET HERE:
How to get to Chumphon by land, air, or boat from multiple destinations around Thailand.
It’s quick and easy to reach Sensui Dive Resort from most domestic departure points. We are located less than an hour from Chumphon airport, just a 10 min drive from Chumphon City centre, and opposite the night boat ferry pier for travel to and from Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui.
When you book your Chumphon diving holiday with us, we can take care of all of your needs in one hassle-free package that includes accommodation, dive courses and fun dive trips. We are one of the only providers offering you the flexibility to explore dive sites around Koh Tao as well as Chumphon Marine Park. You don’t need to worry about schedules or transport in between locations. All you need to do is get to Chumphon, and we’ll take care of the rest.
How to get to Chumphon by Plane
Chumphon Airport is less than an hour away. You can fly into Chumphon from Bangkok with Nok Air or Air Asia. Nok Air also offers flights from several other domestic locations, including Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Udon Thani. Bangkok flights depart from Don Mueng Airport.
The airlines that service Chumphon airport are low-cost carriers so meals and checked luggage are not included in the fare. You’ll need to factor this into your travel budget, especially if you plan to bring your dive equipment with you. Flying before diving is no problem, but remember to leave a 12-18 hour surface interval between your last dive and return journey.
How to get to Chumphon by Train
Getting to Chumphon by train is easy from Bangkok, because Chumphon is one of the main stops on the Southern Line. Departing from Hualamphong Station, you can choose to travel by day or night. The journey time varies between 8-10 hours, depending on whether you book a rapid or express train. Many travellers prefer to take a night train so they can sleep on the way.
First-class births are all air-conditioned. Second class tickets are available with either AC or fan, and third-class tickets are fan-only.
If you are coming from Kanchanaburi, you can book a ticket from Phetburiand Nakhon Pathom, or alternatively, jump onboard at Hua Hin or Prachuap Khiri Khan. Trains are also available from as far south as Sungai Kolok, which is good for visitors travelling north into Thailand from Malaysia. Travelling by train from Trang or Nakhon Si Thammarat is also straightforward, and Suratthani is just a couple of hours away by train.
How to get to Chumphon by Bus
The public bus network in Thailand covers travel from various hubs, including Bangkok, Phuket, Surat Thani, and Ranong. However, journey times can be long, and delays are not unusual. So most visitors prefer to travel with a private operator or book a minivan service through a local travel agent.
From Bangkok, night buses leave from the Southern Bus Terminal, Sai Tai Mai. However, many prefer the privately operated Lomprayah service, which departs from the Khao San road area.
How to get to Chumphon by Boat
If you are coming to Chumphon from one of the Gulf Islands, you have the choice of daytime catamaran or speedboat services through Lomprayah, or sleeper boats that depart in the late evening and arrive into Chumphon early the following morning. Our resort is located right opposite the night boat ferry pier for easy check-in upon arrival.
How to get to Chumphon by Private Taxi
If you’re traveling with a larger group or a lot of dive gear – or both – then a private taxi could be the best option for getting to Chumphon. Prices are reasonable, departure times flexible, and you can make stops along the way as and when you decide. So this can be a great way to travel stress-free while also seeing more sights along the way.
Getting around Chumphon
For short journeys, motorbike taxis and tuk-tuks are readily available. Car and scooter rental is also an option if you’d like to explore independently during your stay. Chumphon has a wonderful coastline, and there are lots of beautiful beaches and points of interest to visit. Our top picks include the Prince of Chumphon Shrine, Khao Matsee Viewpoint, Thung Wua Laen Beach, Cabana Beach, and Mu Ko Chumphon Marine Park. And of course, no stay in Chumphon would be complete without a visit to the bustling Night Plaza.