By train Phatthalung (also sometimes spelt as Phattalung) is 862.06 km from Bangkok’s main railway station. The journey takes between 14 hours 21 minutes and 16 hours 51 minutes, depending upon train you take. Sleeper berths are available on all the trains from Bangkok to Phatthalung except the last train of the day departing at 22:05, which is a seat only sprinter train.
Trains to Phatthalung
There are five direct trains per day from Bangkok to Phatthalung.
- The fastest train from Bangkok to Phatthalung is Train #41 departing at 22:05 and scheduled to arrive 14 hours 21 minutes later at 11:10.
- The slowest direct train is Train #169 departing from Bangkok at 15:35 and arriving in Phatthalung at 08:26, which is a scheduled journey time of 16 hours 51 minutes.
2nd Class A/C sleeper berths are available on Trains #171, #31, #37/45 and #169. Train #41 is a sprinter train with 3 carriages of A/C seats with food and drink included in the ticket price.
Buy Tickets to Phatthalung
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Phatthalung.
Of the five trains the most comfortable are Train #31 departing from Bangkok at 14:30and Trains #37 and #45 both departing at 15.10. Trains #37 and #45 never run on the same day: these two train services are identical except that they stop at different stations. Train #31 makes use of the newest train passenger train carriages operated by the State Railways of Thailand. If you you plan to transport a bicycle or other oversized item of luggage please note that you cannot travel with your bicycle on either Train #31 or Train #41 because neither train has a freight car (the other trains do) in which to store your bicycle and they won’t let you take it onto the train because there will not be enough rooms.
Ticket Prices to Phattalung
Purchasing a ticket online through the Search Box above costs 250 THB more than the cost of buying a ticket at the train station.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||1,048 to 1,328 THB||798 to 1,078 THB|
The advantage of buying your ticket from Bangkok to Phatthalung online in advance of your date of travel is that you can guarantee that you will be able to book the seat of your choice on the train which best suits your travel plans. The route from Bangkok to Phatthalung gets very busy particularly from December through to September as the train stops on route at Chumphon, which is where passengers alight for ferries to Koh Tao, and at Surat Thani, where passengers also alight for ferries to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan (location for the very popular monthly Full Moon party).
Phatthalung is a large town with a population of slightly over half a million people. The town itself is pleasant and a place which is not as popular with foreign tourists as better known destinations such as Phuket or Chiang Mai. The town centre is interesting with a mix of new and old buildings and some great food and markets. The big draw for both foreign and Thai visitors, however, is the town’s proximity to the massive and very beautiful Songkhla Lake and the nearby wildlife reserve of Thale Noi.
Thale Noi Nature Reserve is a well known as one of the best places in Thailand to spot wild birds. Thale Noi covers an area of over 460 square kilometres and was the first place in Thailand to be designated as a ‘Non-Hunting Area’ in 1975. The importance of this declaration is not to be underestimated in a country such as Thailand where a fairly high percentage of the local population actively engage in foraging and hunting to feed themselves. Thale Noi has a remarkable level of bio-diversity with four types of habitat: forest, swamp/grassland, rice paddy field and open water. This diversity of habitats, along with the ban on hunting has allowed a very wide range of birds, animals, fish and other creatures to flourish making it a great place for wildlife enthusiasts and bird-spotter to visit. Amongst the highlights for visitors are turtles and terrapins, otters, fishing cats, wild water buffaloes, storks, pelicans, herons, and a wide range of other wading birds.
Bangkok Train Station
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Phatthalung Train Station
Phatthalung Railway Station is near to Phatthalung Municipal Food Market.