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Guide to Train Travel from Surat Thani

Surat Thani province is famous for its beautiful beaches

Surat Thani province is famous for its beautiful beaches

Surat Thani is on Thailand’s Southern Railway Line. Travelling Northwards this line runs through Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin and onto Bangkok where all trains terminate. Travelling South the train runs to Hat Yai and onto Sungai Kolok on the border with Malaysia, with branch lines to Trang and Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The section of the Southern Line between Surat Thani and Bangkok is the busiest on Thailand’s railway network because Surat Thani is the place where the railway network connects with ferry services to the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Booking train tickets is advance is recommended, particularly around the time of Full Moon Party which is held on Koh Phangan every month. 

Trains from Surat Thani to Bangkok

Train Tickets from Surat Thani to Bangkok

Train Tickets to Bangkok

The train from Surat Thani is a very popular way for visitors to the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao to travel to Bangkok. For information about travel from the three islands to the train station see our Guide to Surat Thani Railway Station. What make this such a popular option is that cheap sleeper seats are available on the faster train services allowing passengers to travel overnight in comfort.

Train times from Surat Thani to Bangkok:

Dept Arr Dept Arr Dept Arr Dept Arr Dept Arr
10.40 19.45 16.47 05.10 17.38 05.35 18.37 06.30 20.14 09.00
20.41 05.55 21.04 08.35 21.26 09.15 23.28 10.10 23.57 10.30

 

Trains from Surat Thani to Penang (Malaysia)

Train Ticket to Penang

Train Ticket to Penang

There is single direct train to Butterworth train station near Penang each day. This train starts in Bangkok before travelling down to Surat Thani. This is a popular service and seats, particularly sleeper seats, often sell out several days before the day of travel. We recommend that you book seats several weeks on advance to avoid disappointment.

Train times from Surat Thani to Bangkok:

Dept Arr
01.26 12.55

 

Trains from Surat Thani to Hua Hin

Train Ticket to Hua Hin

Train Ticket to Hua Hin

The train takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes to travel between Surat Thani and Hua Hin, compared to 4 hours on a bus. The train journey, however, is likely to be a lot more comfortable. The 10.40 departure arrives at a convenient time in the afternoon for checking in your hotel, allowing you to time to refresh yourself before dinner at one of Hua Hin’s famous seafront fish restaurants.

Train times from Surat Thani to Hua Hin:

Dept Arr Dept Arr Dept Arr Dept Arr Dept Arr
10.40 15.58 16.47 00.42 17.38 01.13 18.37 01.43 20.14 04.03
20.41 02.18 21.04 04.12 21.26 04.53 23.28 06.02 23.57 06.26
How to Buy Thailand Train Tickets Online

  • Use the BOOK buttons abovr for Instant on-line booking for trains departing from Surat Thani to all destinations in Thailand.
  • Tickets will be available for collection at Surat Thani railway station on the day of travel or posted to your home address.

Next read about How to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station