Thailand is bigger than Bangkok and has so much to offer.  It’s convenient and easy to travel and there are plenty of options to choose from.  Although we are sad to see you leave Bangkok, we have listed some of the most popular destinations that travelers visit when leaving Bangkok.

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.. or keep on reading to check out our tips and how to combine our bicycle tour with e.g. the night-train to Chiang Mai.

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

One of the most popular destinations to visit after Bangkok is Chiang Mai.  From Bangkok, Chiang Mai can be reached by (night)bus, airplane and night-train.  Although it takes over 14 hours the night-train is among the most popular ways to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.  The night-train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai has both 1st and 2nd class Air-conditioned sleeper trains that bring you to Chiang Mai while you sleep.

Schedule
#9 Bangkok 18.10 –> Chiang Mai 07:15
#13 Bangkok 19:35 –> Chiang Mai 08:40
#51 Bangkok 22:00 –> Chiang Mai 12:10

Prices
1st class: around 1800,- THB
2nd class: around 900,- THB

All trains depart from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong station which is a 10-15 minute walk from the Co van Kessel office.  Train typically leave on time but it’s advised to keep the arrival-time as an estimate.  Guests that take the night-train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai can leave their luggage/backpacks at the Co van Kessel office during the tour in order to take the night-train to Chiang Mai immediately after the tour.

Co Classical 3 hour bike tour: 14:00 – 17:00
Advised train #9 leaving at 18:10 >>

Co Combo 5 hour/bike boat tour: 13:00 – 18:00, or
Co All Day 9 hour bike/boat tour: 09:00 – 18:00
Advised train #13 leaving at 19:35 >>


AVAILABILITY AND PRICES

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It’s advised to book tickets for the night-train in advance as beds are limited.  Especially during weekends and popular Thai holidays trains can be fully booked long way in advance.  If the train is fully booked and your schedule doesn’t allow flexibility a bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai can be an alternative.

Booked train-tickets need to be collected at the 12GoAsia office.  This office is located in front of  the Hua Lamphong station which you will pass coming from the Co van Kessel office.

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

 

Kanchanaburi is another popular next-stop for people leaving Bangkok.  This green province is located within 150 km from Bangkok and has a lot to offer:  from the Bridge over the River Kwai, hellfire pass and the WWII memorable places to the famous Erawan waterfall.

Train to Kanchanaburi
There are 2 daily trains that run between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi.  These trains do NOT depart from Bangkok’s main station Hua Lamphong but from the smaller Thonburi train station (Google Maps location).  The Thonburi train station can be reached from the Co van Kessel office by Chao Phraya River Express boat from pier Thonburi railway (N11).

The train to Kanchanaburi makes several stops on the way.  Both the Bridge over the River Kwai (stop: Bridge over the river Kwai) and the waterfalls (stop: Nam Tok) can easily be reached by train which takes anywhere between 3 and 4,5 hours.

Departure times
Train 257 leaving Bangkok at 07:50
Train 259 leaving Bangkok at 13:55

Train-tickets from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi cost around 100,- THB and need to be purchased on the spot.  Daily buses and minivans leave from Bangkok several times per day which takes around 3 hours.  Tickets for these buses and minivans from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi can be reserved online in advance.

 

Bangkok to Khao Sok

 

One of the most spectacular national parks in Thailand, Khao Sok National Park in Suratthani province is skipped by the majority travelers as it’s often considered as hard to reach.  It’s stunning scenery, lush jungles and impressive limestone cliffs however are definitely worth a visit.

By direct bus
There are direct buses from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park. All of them are normally night buses leaving Bangkok between 6pm and 8pm and bringing you to the park before noon the next morning.  Buses take about 16 hours to get to the park and cost anywhere between 850,- THB and 1100,- THB.  There are several operators listed that leave both from Khao San Road as well as from Hua Lamphong station, a 10 minute walk from the Co van Kessel office.  Check direct bus tickets and availability from Bangkok to Khao Sok.

Visit Khao Sok via Surat thani
If a long haul trip it not your preferred mode of traveling than you can consider traveling via Surat Thani.  This town is a mere 120 km located from Khao Sok National Park and can easily reached by plane and night-train.  From Surat Thani there are frequent buses and mini-vans traveling to/from Khao Sok National Park.

1a. Night-train from Bangkok to Surat Thani >, or
1b. Flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani >

2. Bus or minivan from Surat Thani to Khao Sok >

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There are plenty of activities on offer in Khao Sok including jungle trekking, elephant encounters, canoeing, cruising Cheow Larn Lake or bird watching. Even sitting on your guesthouse terrace and taking in the amazing views is already greatly rewarding and worth the trip.

Bangkok to Koh Tao

 

Learn to dive, dive and dive again – that is what you are supposed to do on Koh Tao and that is actually what the majority of the folk you are about to meet on the island really do. The only way to get to Koh Tao from the mainland is by boat either from Chumphon, which is the closest departure point, or from Suratthani. You can also hop on a ferry to Koh Tao from Koh Samui or Koh Phangan.

All trains depart from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong station which is a 10-15 minute walk from the Co van Kessel office.  Train typically leave on time but it’s advised to keep the arrival-time as an estimate.  Guests that take the night-train from Bangkok to Chumphon can leave their luggage/backpacks at the Co van Kessel office during the tour in order to take the train immediately after their bicycle tour.

Co Classical 3 hour bike tour: 14:00 – 17:00
Advised train #167.2 leaving at 18:30 >>

Co Combo 5 hour/bike boat tour: 13:00 – 18:00, or
Co All Day 9 hour bike/boat tour: 09:00 – 18:00
Advised train #85.2 leaving at 19:30 >>

HAPPY TRAVELS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU (BACK) IN BANGKOK!

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