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    Guide to Train Travel from Bangkok to Trang

    There are two direct trains per day from Bangkok to Trang.


    Trains to Trang


    Train No. Bangkok Trang Service
    83 17:05 08:05 Express
    167 18:30 10:31 Rapid
    • The fastest train is Train #83 departing at 17:05 and scheduled to arrive exactly 15 hours later at 08:05.
    • The slowest direct train from Bangkok to Trang is Train #167 departing at 18:30 and arriving in Trang at 10:31, 16 hours and 1 minute after departing from Bangkok.

    There are 10 intercity trains a day heading South from Bangkok, 9 of which travel as far as Thung Song Junction where the line splits with a branch line to Trang and the main line heading South onto Hat Yai. If the times of the direct trains do not fit in with your travel plans, or they are fully booked, you could take a different train and then buy a ticket at the station for a local train from Thung Song along the branch line to Trang.


    Buy Tickets to Trang


    Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Trang. Sleeper seats are available to book online as well as the cheaper seat only options. After booking either collect your train tickets in Bangkok or request that they are sent by post to your home address.

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    Of the two to trains to choose from for this journey, the best choice is Train #83 departing at 17:05. Train #83 has 1st and 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper berths, as well as 2nd and 3rd class fan cooled seats. Train #167 is an older style of train with 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper berth as well as 2nd class fan cooled sleeper berths and 2nd and 3rd class fan cooled seats. The journey from Bangkok to Trang is a long one and you will appreciate the greater comfort on Train #83 as compared to the slower Train #167 service.


    Ticket Prices to Trang


     Seat Type  Online Price  Station Price
     1st Class A/C Sleeper  1,880 THB  1,480 THB
     2nd Class A/C Sleeper  1,131 to 1,191 THB  791 to 831 THB
     2nd Class Fan Sleeper  821 THB  571 THB
     2nd Class Fan Seat  711 THB  461 THB


    Purchasing a ticket online costs 250 THB to 400 THB more than buying a ticket at the station. However, 1st and 2nd Class Sleeper seats are often all booked before the day of travel and you are not guaranteed to be able to turn up at the train station and buy one of these tickets the same day as you plan to travel. By booking online, which is slightly more expensive, you can reserve your seat well in advance before the 1st and 2nd Class Sleeper seats are fully booked.


    Travel to Trang


    Trang is known as a culinary centre in Thailand

    Trang is a well known culinary centre in Thailand

    For foreign visitors, Trang is a connection point for travel to the Southern Andaman Islands of Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe, Koh Mook, Koh Kradan and Koh Sukorn. However, it is well worth taking the time to explore Trang itself which is a popular destination for Thai tourists. Trang has a rich history and some very well preserved building dating back to the 18th and 19th Century when Trang was a thriving centre for the then important tin mining industry. Tin mining brought immigrants from China, Malaysia and India who of whom made an impact on the town which is to do this a cultural melting pot and from a cultural perspective Trang is quite unique and unlike anywhere else in Thailand. Amongst the highlights of Trang is the range of interesting food. Particular popular are the dim sum restaurants (the Chinese influence), biryani rice (the Indian influence) and ‘kopi’, which is Malaysian style coffee. The night market by Trang Train Station is somewhere to experience all three of these famous specialities of Trang in a single evening.

    For onward travel from Trang see:

    • Guide to Travel from Trang to Koh Muk (also known as Ko Mook)
    • Guide to Travel from Trang to Koh Lanta

    Bangkok Train Station


    For more information about travel to Bangkok Train Station click on the link in red.


    Trang Train Station


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