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Guide to Train Travel from Bangkok to Surin

There are 9 direct daily train services between Bangkok and Surin.

Train Times from Bangkok to Surin

Train No. Dept Arr Service
21 05:45 12:09 Special Express
135 06:40 15:07 Rapid
71 10:05 17:08 Express
233 11:40 20:00 Ordinary
145 15:20 00:30 Rapid
139 18:55 03:15 Rapid
23 20:30 04:13 Special Express
67 21:30 05:08 Express
141 22:45 07:26 Rapid
  • The fastest train from Bangkok to Surin is Train #21 departing at 05:45 from Bangkok and arriving in Surin at 12.09, a scheduled journey time of 6 hours 24 minutes.
  • The slowest train is Train #145, which is scheduled to arrive in Surin 9 hours 10 minutes after departing from Bangkok at 15:20.
  • Sleeper seats are available on some overnight trains:
    • Train #139 (departing at 18:55)
    • Train #23 (departing at 21:30)
    • Train #67 (departing at 21:30)
  • Train #141 also travels overnight but has no sleeper berths available.

Tickets: Bangkok to Surin


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The best day time train to book is Train #71. Train #71 is scheduled to complete the journey in 7 hours and 3 minutes and departs at the convenient time of 10.05 and arrives at the equally convenient time of 17:08. The seats on Train #71 are comfortable and air-conditioned. The best overnight train is Train #23 departing at 20:30. Train #23 uses the brand new train carriages introduced by the State Railways of Thailand in November 2016. Air-conditioned 1st and 2nd class sleeper berths can be booked online for this service.

Online Train Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Surin

Seat Type Online Price Station Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper  1,606 THB 1,186 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper  1,069 THB 749 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper 679 THB 579 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat 529 THB 279 THB
3rd Class A/C Seat 639 THB 389 THB


There are advantages and disadvantages to purchasing train tickets online for the journey from Bangkok to Surin:

  • Disadvantages: Purchasing a ticket online will cost between 100 THB and 420 THB more than purchasing a ticket at Bangkok Train Station.
  • Advantages: By purchasing a ticket online you can
    • Secure the type of seat you want.
    • Travel on the train of your choice.
    • Travel on the day that fits in best with your plans.
About Train Travel from Bangkok to Surin

Surin is famous for its elephants

Surin is famous for its elephants

We advise doing this journey in daylight hours. the section of track between Ayutthaya and Nakhon Ratchasima on the way to Surin is spectacular. Passengers who travel during daylight hours get to enjoy mountain views and pass by a large lake. Well worth seeing. When in Surin make sure you take the opportunity to visit one of the elephant camps. Surin is most famous for its elephants and a quarter of all Thailand’s domestic elephants come from the Surin region. The Kuy ehtnic group, native inhabitants of Surin, have a long running tradition of elephant breeding and training dating back hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years to time when elephants where an important form of transport and were widely used in logging and agriculture in Thailand.

Location of Bangkok Train Station

Location of Surin Train Station

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