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Guide to Train Travel from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan

There are 9 direct trains per day from Bangkok’s main railway station, Hua Lamphong, to Prachuap Khiri Khan:

  • The fastest train between Bangkok and Prachuap is Train #43 departing from Bangkok at 08:05 and scheduled to arrive in Prachuap Khiri Khan 4 hours 23 minutes later at 12:28.
  • The slowest train is Train #169 departing from Bangkok at 15:35 and timetabled to arrive in Prachuap Khiri Khan 5 hours 59 minutes later at 21:34.
 Train times from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan

Train No. Dept Arr Service
43 08:05 12:28 Special Express
171 13:00 18:35 Rapid
37 15:10 20:35 Special Express
169 15:35 21:34 Rapid
173 17:35 23:16 Rapid
167 18:30 23.55 Rapid
85 19:30 01:01 Express
41 22:50 03:29 Special Express
39 22:50 03:29 Special Express


Tickets:
Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan


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This is a relatively short journey and recommend taking Train #171 which completes the journey in a relatively quick 5 hours 35 minutes, avoids needed to get up early to get the 08.05 departure and arrives early evening ready to check into your hotel and shower before dinner. All other departures (except the early train) arrive after 20:30 in the evening which is less convenient.

Guide to Online Train Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan

Seat Type Online Price Station Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper 1,472 THB 1,072 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper 935 to 995 THB 595 to 635 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper 645 THB 395 THB


It costs 250 THB to 400 THB more to buy a ticket online than it does to purchase a ticket at a train station in Thailand. The advantage of paying extra to buy a ticket in advance online is that you guarantee your seat on the train. Air-conditioned Sleepers and AC Seats on the fast train often sell out before the day of travel and if you do not book in advance you may only to be able to travel in fan cooled 3rd Class Seats which are very cheap but not very comfortable.

About Prachuap Khiri Khan

View from the Pier at Prachuap Khiri Khan

Located 240 km south of Bangkok Prachuap Khiri Khan is a largely undiscovered destination for foreign visitors, but is a popular destination for Thai holiday makers since King Rama V visited the nearby Praya Nakorn Cave in the late 1800s. The principle attractions of the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan are the wide sweeping beach with large limestone outcrops at both the Northern and Southern ends of the beach.  Prachuap Khiri Khan is a laid back fishing town which is yet to be overrun by tourists unlike the nearby towns of Hua Hin and Cha Am. The town itself has some charming wooden buildings and very affordable restaurants serving locally caught seafood. This is a great destination and foreign visitors who go before it becomes another destination on the tourist trail will be pleased that they did so.

Wat Thammikaram Worawihan

View from Prachuap Khiri Khan’s famous Monkey Temple

A visit to Wat Thammikaram is a ‘must do’ on a tour of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Located at the top of Chong Khra Chok hill, Wat Thammikaram Worawihan is the best place to view the town, majestic coastline and river estuary of Prachuap Khiri Khan. This hilltop temple is also home to a fairly tame troop of wild macaque monkeys who roam freely amongst the temple buildings. We advise visiting early in the morning between 07:00 and 08:00 before it becomes too hot to climb the 418 steps leading up to the temple. The monkeys are also more active in the morning while the weather is cooler and you will see around 100 adult and young monkeys playing amongst the ruins.

Location of Bangkok Railway Station

Location of Prachuap Khiri Khan Railway Station

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