The journey by train from Surat Thani to Hua Hin takes around 5 to 8 hours and is pleasant relaxed way to travel. Passengers can choose to either take the day time train to enjoy the scenery on route and arrive late afternoon, or alternatively take an overnight train and book an inexpensive sleeper berth to sleep during the journey.
Train Times to Hua Hin
There are 10 daily direct train services from Surat Thani to Hua Hin.
|Service||Train||Surat Thani||Hua Hin|
- Train #40 is the fastest service from Surat Thani to Hua Hin, scheduled to complete the journey in 5 hours 18 minutes.
- The slowest train service between Surat Thani and Hua Hin is Train #170 departing at 20:14, which takes 7 hours 49 minutes to complete the same journey.
Buy Tickets to Hua Hin
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Surat Thani to Hua Hin:
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. The best train service to book is Train #32 departing at 23:57 as this service uses the newest and most comfortable passenger trains in service on Thailand’s railway network.
Ticket Prices to Hua Hin
For travel between Surat Thani and Hua Hin booking a train ticket online is 250 THB more expensive than buying a ticket at the train station before travelling.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||1,150 THB||900 THB|
|3rd Class A/C Seat||740 THB||490 THB|
The benefit of paying extra to book online is that it ensures that you get a comfortable seat type for this busy route. During peak season from December to May and high season July to September there is a high demand for the best seats from holiday maker returning to Bangkok from Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao for their flight home.
Train Travel to Hua Hin
This journey can either be completed during daylight hours on the sprinter train (Train #40) departing at 10:40, or on one of the afternoon or early evening departures leaving before 21:00, or one of the late night departures leaving from Surat Thani after 23:00.
If you plan to travel from Koh Samui or Koh Phangan to Hua Hin by train direct then we recommend taking one of the late evening departures after 23:00. It takes a few hours to reach Surat Thani Train Station from either Koh Samui or Koh Phangan, and when you arrive at Surat Thani Train Station there is a very good outside restaurant near to the 7-Eleven on the main road. The other advantage of taking one of the departures after 23:00 is that the trains will arrive after 06:00 when it starts to get light and places will open to have breakfast whilst you wait to check in to a hotel.
Surat Thani Railway Station
Surat Thani train station is located a 23 minute drive to the east of Surat Thani city centre in Phunphin. 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 Station
- Travel from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station
- Travel from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani train station
- Travel from Phuket to Surat Thani train station
Location of Surat Thani Station
Arrival in Hua Hin
The railway station in Hua Hin is fairly near the beach and the centre of the city. The popular Night Market area is a short walk from Hua Hin Train Station which is an area with plenty of affordable hotels. If you do need to travel further then there are always plenty of taxis waiting outside the train station.