Guide to Train Travel from Bangkok to Trang
There are two direct trains per day from Bangkok to Trang.
Train Times from Bangkok to Trang
- 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 one line going 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.
Tickets: Bangkok to Trang
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.
Online Train Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Trang
| Seat Type
|1st Class A/C Sleeper
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper
||1,131 to 1,191 THB
||791 to 831 THB
|2nd Class Fan Sleeper
|2nd Class Fan Seat
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.
About Train Travel from Bangkok to Trang
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
Location of Bangkok Train Station
For more information about travel to Bangkok Train Station click on the link in red.
Location of Trang Train Station