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Finding your way around Bangsaphan
The road (3169) from Petchakasem Road (highway 4) enters Bang Saphan after 9 kilometers and crosses the railway to the town center. Immediately on the left after the railway there is a turning left that takes you to the bus stop, the railway station and Tae’s Restaurant. About 100 meters further down you will find the day market on the left. Opposite the day market is the main road (3374) that takes you to Bang Saphan Noi and the restaurant and accommodation area of Suan Luang which is about 6 kilometers from the town.
If you carry on past the market you pass most of the banks, the night market and eventually reach Hat Mae Ramphueng beach which also has a number of restaurants and hotels but is not as nice as Suan Luang beach.
The road to Suan Luang beach turns off the main road opposite where the builder’s merchants with a big TOA sign is found on the right. This road runs down to the beach area where most of the places detailed on the accommodation and restaurants pages can be found.
Take a look at our Bangsaphan maps for full details on getting around.
Getting there and away
Bangsaphan is reached by bus, train or car. Blue government buses run to and from Bangkok every hour or so, the journey takes around 6 hours and it is approximately 400 kilometers m from the capital. The cost each way is approx 300 baht. You do not need to book government buses unless it is a long weekend Thai holiday, when invariably they will be full.
Small passenger vans run from Bangsaphan to Chumphon and Prachuapkirikhan, the journey takes just over an hour, they can be picked up at the clock tower in town.
There are several trains stopping at Bangsaphan heading north or south, these can be booked in advanced and it is recommended to do so.
More information on times and schedules can be found here: http://www.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng and here: http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm#Bangkok_to_Southern_Thailand
If driving yourself the journey takes around five half hours from Bangkok, two and a half hours from Hua Hin or an hour from Chumphon. The town, Bangsaphan Yai, is located around 9 kilometers off the main Petchkasem highway, it is well signposted from both directions.
Renting a bike is the best way to see the area. We have bikes for rent from 200 baht per day, discounts for longer periods.
Find out more: Bangsaphan Motorbike Rental
Take a look at our Bangsaphan Maps page for maps of the area.