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    Train Travel from Surat Thani to Hua Hin

    The journey by train from Surat Thani to Hua Hin takes around 5 to 8 hours and is pleasant relaxed way to travel. Passengers can choose to either take the day time train to enjoy the scenery on route and arrive late afternoon, or alternatively take an overnight train and book an inexpensive sleeper berth to sleep during the journey.

    Train Times to Hua Hin

    There are 10 daily direct train services from Surat Thani to Hua Hin.

    Service Train Surat Thani Hua Hin
    Special Express 40 10:40 15:58
    Rapid 174 16:47 00:42
    Rapid 168 17:38 01:13
    Express 86 18:37 01:43
    Rapid 170 20:14 04:03
    Special Express 42/44 20:41 02:18
    Express 84 21:04 04:12
    Rapid 172 21:26 04:53
    Special Express 38/46 23:28 06:02
    Special Express 32 23:57 06:26
    • Train #40 is the fastest service from Surat Thani to Hua Hin, scheduled to complete the journey in 5 hours 18 minutes.
    • The slowest train service between Surat Thani and Hua Hin is Train #170 departing at 20:14, which takes 7 hours 49 minutes to complete the same journey.

    Buy Tickets to Hua Hin

    Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Surat Thani to Hua Hin:

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    After booking either collect your train tickets at the Parcel Office at Surat Thani Train Station or request that they are sent by post to your home address. The best train service to book is Train #32 departing at 23:57 as this service uses the newest and most comfortable passenger trains in service on Thailand’s railway network.

    Ticket Prices to Hua Hin

    For travel between Surat Thani and Hua Hin booking a train ticket online is 250 THB more expensive than buying a ticket at the train station before travelling.

     Seat Type  Online Price  Station Price
     2nd Class A/C Sleeper  1,150 THB  900 THB
     3rd Class A/C Seat  740 THB  490 THB

    The benefit of paying extra to book online is that it ensures that you get a comfortable seat type for this busy route. During peak season from December to May and high season July to September there is a high demand for the best seats from holiday maker returning to Bangkok from Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao for their flight home.

    Train Travel to Hua Hin

    This journey can either be completed during daylight hours on the sprinter train (Train #40) departing at 10:40, or on one of the afternoon or early evening departures leaving before 21:00, or one of the late night departures leaving from Surat Thani after 23:00.

    Chinese Temple in Hua Hin

    Chinese Temple in Hua Hin

    If you plan to travel from Koh Samui or Koh Phangan to Hua Hin by train direct then we recommend taking one of the late evening departures after 23:00. It takes a few hours to reach Surat Thani Train Station from either Koh Samui or Koh Phangan, and when you arrive at Surat Thani Train Station there is a very good outside restaurant near to the 7-Eleven on the main road. The other advantage of taking one of the departures after 23:00 is that the trains will arrive after 06:00 when it starts to get light and places will open to have breakfast whilst you wait to check in to a hotel.

    Surat Thani Railway Station

    Surat Thani train station is located a 23 minute drive to the east of Surat Thani city centre in the town of Phunphin. If you are staying in Koh Samui, Koh Tao or Koh Phangan you can take the bus and boat service directly to Surat Thani train station. Alternatively you can catch a bus, or take a taxi from Surat Thani town centre, to get to the train station.

    Travel to Surat Thani Station

    • Travel from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station
    • Travel from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani train station
    • Travel from Phuket to Surat Thani train station

    Location of Surat Thani Station

    Arrival in Hua Hin

    The railway station in Hua Hin is fairly near the beach and the centre of the city. The popular Night Market area is a short walk from Hua Hin Train Station which is an area with plenty of affordable hotels. If you do need to travel further then there are always plenty of taxis waiting outside the train station.

    Location of Hua Hin Station

    Next read about Hotels near Hua Hin Railway Station