Guide to Train Travel from Surat Thani to Bangkok

The train is a great way to travel from Surat Thani to Bangkok. The most popular services are the overnight journeys. Sleeper seats in 2nd class are good value for money and save on the cost of a hotel. Travelling to Bangkok by train overnight also saves a wasted day of travelling as the journey can be done effortlessly whilst you sleep in a comfortable bed. There is not much to see along the way until you reach the outskirts of Bangkok so you are not missing out by taking an overnight journey.

Train Times to Bangkok


There are 10 daily direct train services from Surat Thani to Bangkok (Trains #42 and #44, and trains #38 and #46, join into a single service before they reach Surat Thani). There is a single departure in the morning with the other 9 daily trains travelling overnight.

TrainSurat ThaniBangkokService
4010:4019:45Special Express
17416:4705:10Rapid
16817:3805:35Rapid
8618:3706:30Express
17020:1409:00Rapid
42/4420:4105:55Special Express
8421:0408:35Express
17221:2609:15Rapid
38/4623:2810:10Special Express
3223:5710:30Special Express
  • The fastest service is Train #40, departing at 10:40, scheduled to complete the journey to Bangkok in 9 hours 5 minutes.
  • The slowest service is Train #170, departing at 20:14, which is scheduled to reach Bangkok 12 hours 46 minutes after departing from Surat Thani.

Buy Tickets to Bangkok


Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Surat Thani to Bangkok.

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Sleeper seats are available to book online as well as the cheaper seat only options. After booking either collect your train tickets at the Parcel Office at Surat Thani Train Station or request that they are sent by post to your home address.

Ticket Prices to Bangkok


Tickets often sell out days or even weeks before the day of travel on the Surat Thani to Bangkok, particularly around the time of Koh Phangan’s monthly Full Moon Party.

 Seat Type Online Price Station Price
 1st Class A/C Sleeper  1,589 THB 1,339 THB
 2nd Class A/C Sleeper  998 to 1,058 THB 728 to 768 THB
 2nd Class A/C Seat 858 THB 608 THB
 2nd Class Fan Sleeper  758 THB 508 THB

SRT logoBook your ticket in advance online to guarantee your seats. Tickets may be cheaper if you wait and buy them at the train station but you will not save money if the trains are fully booked and you need to rearrange your travel plans, book extra nights in a hotel, or miss your flight home.

Route Map to Bangkok


  • Distance from Surat Thani to Bangkok: 635 km
  • Train travel time from Surat Thani to Bangkok: 9 to 13 hours
  • Travel by road time from Surat Thani to Bangkok: 7 hours 52 minutes

The Best Train to Bangkok


  • Travel Tip: The most punctual service is actually Train #168, which departs at 17.38. Train #168 is often the quickest because it starts at Surat Thani, whilst all the other services start from stations further south and are already delayed by the time they get to Surat Thani. The 17.38 departure almost always departs on time.

Surat Thani Railway Station


Surat Thani train station is located in Phunphin which is a 23 minute drive from the City Pillar Shrine in the centre of Surat Thani city centre. If you are staying in Koh Samui, Koh Tao or Koh Phangan you can take the bus and boat service directly to Surat Thani train station. Alternatively you can catch a bus or take a taxi from Surat Thani town centre to get to the train station.

Travel to Surat Thani


Location of Surat Thani Station


Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Transport in Bangkok


The train terminates at Bangkok’s main train station, Hua Lamphong, in Bangkok’s Chinatown not far from the Chao Phraya River. Aside from taxis and tuk-tuks, there are other easy public transport options from this railway station.

Platform at Bangkok Train Station
Platform at Bangkok Train Station

Adjacent to the train station is an MRT (Metro) station which go on one route through the City, via Silom, Sukhumvit Road and up to Bang Sue railway station in the north of Bangkok. People who frequently do the train journey from Surat Thani to Bangkok normally choose to leave the train at Bang Sue railway station for quicker travel into central Bangkok.

Location of Bangkok Railway Station


Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station

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