Chumphon Airport

Chumphon Airport

Chumphon Airport (CJM), is a domestic airport in Chum Kho, Pathio, Chumphon province in the south of Thailand.

It's about 40km north from the centre of Chumphon town (taxi: 45mins) and 250km from Hua hin (around 3hours 15mins by taxi).

You can also take a train from the Centre of Chumphon or further north in Pathio. Fares are cheap and the trains are regular, but a taxi would be more convenient.

Chumphon is the gateway for the Gulf of Thailand's islands Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. You can buy a combined ticket for shuttle bus and ferry to the islands when you land - there's no need to book these in advance. Head for the "Lomprayah " counter.

If you have time on your hands then there is a coffee shop, gift shop and ATMs in the passenger terminal. You can also arrange a hotel booking there and get information on the area from the tourist information counter.

Plans for the Airport of Thailand (AoT) to take over the airport and put in upgrades have been put on hold in favour of developing Krabi, Buriram, UdonThani and Tak Airports.

Daily direct flights to and from Bangkok's Don Muang Airport are operated by Air Asia and Nok Air.