Bangkok to Surat Thani Train Tickets

Estimated Trip Duration is 8.7 hour(s)
Please note that Surat Thani is the gateway to three famous islands in Thailand, namely Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Phantip Travel offers bus + ferry services to these islands with pickup point from the train station.

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Bangkok to Surat Thani Train Guide

Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

People mostly travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani to go the famous islands in Thailand namely Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Koh Tao. Although there are bus and flight service, people take train from Bangkok to Surat Thani because it is more comfortable compared to bus (depends on the ticket type you choose) and cheaper than a flight.

Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani departs from Hua Lamphong Train Station and stops at Surat Thani Railway Station. Many people take the day train trip to enjoy the view but overnight train from Bangkok to Surat Thani is also famous among passengers.


Train Schedule, Train Type, Train Ticket Type & Train Ticket Price

There are more than 10 train trips daily from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Thailand train system has several train type and ticket type for the passengers to choose. The higher the price, the more comfortable the train condition will be.

Thailand railway tickets can be booked online at BusOnlineTicket.co.th. Below are the train schedule, the ticket type and the price available for online booking:

Time Train No Train Type Ticket Type Price (THB)
8.05AM 43 Special Express 2nd Class AC Seat 638
1.00PM 171 Rapid 2nd Class AC Sleeper 708
2nd Class Fan Sleeper 488
2nd Class Fan Seat 388
2.45PM 31 Special Express 1st Class AC Sleeper 1,209
2nd Class AC Sleeper 788
3.10PM 37 Special Express 1st Class AC Sleeper 1,209
2nd Class AC Sleeper 768
2nd Class Fan Seat 468
3rd Class Fan Seat 327
3.10PM 45 Special Express 2nd Class AC Sleeper 788
3.35PM 169 Rapid 2nd Class AC Sleeper 708
2nd Class Fan Sleeper 488
2nd Class Fan Seat 388
3rd Class Fan Seat 247
5.05PM 83 Express 1st Class AC Sleeper 1,169
2nd Class AC Sleeper 748
2nd Class Fan Seat 428
3rd Class Fan Seat 287
5.35PM 173 Rapid 2nd Class AC Sleeper 708
2nd Class Fan Sleeper 488
2nd Class Fan Seat 388
3rd Class Fan Seat 247
6.30PM 167 Rapid 2nd Class AC Sleeper 708
2nd Class Fan Sleeper 488
2nd Class Fan Seat 388
3rd Class Fan Seat 247
7.30PM 85 Express 1st Class AC Sleeper 1,169
2nd Class AC Sleeper 748
2nd Class Fan Seat 428
3rd Class Fan Seat 287
10.50PM 39 Special Express 2nd Class AC Seat 638
10.50PM41Special Express2nd Class AC Seat638

* Time and fares might change depending on the season, subject to the operator
** AC = Air Conditioned

Tips

1st class train ticket type gives you the chance to enjoy the train ride luxuriously. The seats are more private and spacious with maximum 2 passengers per compartment. You can bring your luggage inside the compartment too hence the safety of your belongings are more secured.

2nd class is not as good but comfortable enough for you to have a good train ride. In fact, it is the most famous ticket type among passengers especially the 2nd Class Air Conditioned Sleeper and 2nd Class Air Conditioned Seat. Sleeper train type is preferred for overnight train trip. The staffs will convert the seat to bed when the night comes and they will provide you with clean sheet and pillow.

3rd class is not recommended for a long distance journey such as this train from Bangkok to Surat Thani, but it is cheaper compared to the others. However, seats are not guaranteed in the 3rd class train coach.


Trip Distance & Duration

The distance between Bangkok and Surat Thani is around 651km. The trip duration depends on the train type you choose. Special Express is the fastest train and takes around 9-11 hours to reach Surat Thani. Meanwhile, Rapid and Express train takes around 11-12 hours.


Departure Point – Bangkok Train Station Hua Lamphong

Train to Surat Thani departs from Hua Lamphong Train Station, the main train station in Bangkok. It is located in the middle of Bangkok city and can be reached by local bus, taxi, and MRT service.

If you take MRT to go to Hua Lamphong Train Station, stop at Hua Lamphong MRT Station. An underground pathway connects both stations for the convenience of the passengers. If you use BTS Skytrain, you can change to MRT service in Silom Station, Sukhumvit Station and Chatuchak Park/Mo Chit Station.


Arrival Point – Surat Thani Train Station

Surat Thani Train Station or Surat Thani Railway Station is located in Phunphin District of Surat Thani province. The location is quite far away, around 1 hour 30 minutes driving distance from the pier if you are planning to go to the islands. Fortunately, many companies provide transfer service from Surat Thani Train Station to the pier.

The main pier in Surat Thani is Donsak Pier. The locals and visitors use Donsak pier to go to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. We recommend you to book Bus + Ferry service from Surat Thani Train Station to your desired island destination to ensure a convenient and smooth journey.


Amenities

Food vendors are available on-board. There will be staff to patrol the carriage to sell snacks, foods and beverage with price around 100 Baht, depends on what you buy. Nonetheless, you can also bring your own food. There are two types of toilets available, the local type where you have to squat and the western type where you can seat. Bring sanitizers and wipes.


Tips

A good book or laptop can keep you occupied for the long train ride. Also, bring sweater or thicker clothes because it can get cold if you choose to be in the air-conditioned coach. Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani is a famous service so the tickets can be sold out quickly especially during high season. So, secure your train tickets online in advance at BusOnlineTicket.co.th today!