Guide to Train Travel from Hua Hin
Beachfront Palace in Hua Hin
Hua Hin is on Thailand’s Southern Railway Line which runs from Bangkok to Sungai Kolok on the Malaysian border, with a branch line from Hat Yai to Penang via Pedang Besar. Travelling North from Hua Hin the train stops at Cha Am, Phetchaburi and Ratchaburi before terminating at Bangkok. Travelling South the train line goes through Prachuap Kiri Khan, Chumphon (to connect with the ferry to Koh Tao), Surat Thani and Hat Yai before terminating at Sungai Kolok. For travel on other railway lines in Thailand passengers need to first travel to Bangkok an change trains there.
Trains from Hua Hin to Surat Thani
Train tickets to Surat Thani
Surat Thani is the nearest train station to the ferry ports of Donsak, where several different ferry services operate on the routes to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. If you arrive at Surat Thani train station after 16.00 you are unlikely to be able to catch one of the ferry services from Donsak, you will however still have time to catch one of the ‘night boats’ which leave from Surat Thani town centre to each of the three islands late in the evening and travel slowly overnight.
Train times from Hua Hin to Surat Thani:
Trains from Hua Hin to Penang (Malaysia)
Train tickets to Penang
The train journey from Hua Hin to Penang takes between 18 and 19 hours, and possibly longer is there are delays. To enjoy a comfortable trip make sure you: 1. book 1st or 2nd class sleeper seats well in advance of the day of travel. 2. Bring a book and soon films to watch. 3. Some food and drink for the trip. Thailand Trains Tip: There are power sockets in all 1st class compartments and normally power sockets at each end of other types of train carriage in Thailand.
Train times from Hua Hin to Penang:
How to Buy Thailand Train Tickets Online
- Use the BOOK buttons above for Instant on-line booking for trains departing from Hua Hin.
- Tickets available for collection at Hua Hin Train station on the day of travel or delivered by post to your home address.