Train Travel from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan

There are 9 direct trains per day from Bangkok’s main railway station, Hua Lamphong, to Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Trains to Prachuap Khiri Khan

4308:0512:28Special Express
3715:1020:35Special Express
4122:5003:29Special Express
3922:5003:29Special Express

  • The fastest train between Bangkok and Prachuap is Train #43 departing from Bangkok at 08:05 and scheduled to arrive in Prachuap Khiri Khan 4 hours 23 minutes later at 12:28.
  • The slowest train is Train #169 departing from Bangkok at 15:35 and timetabled to arrive in Prachuap Khiri Khan 5 hours 59 minutes later at 21:34.

Tickets to Prachuap Khiri Khan

Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan. Tickets purchased online can either be collected in Bangkok or sent to your home address. See below for information about the cost of train tickets purchased online.

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This is a relatively short journey and recommend taking Train #171 which completes the journey in a relatively quick 5 hours 35 minutes, avoids needed to get up early to get the 08.05 departure and arrives early evening ready to check into your hotel and shower before dinner. All other departures (except the early train) arrive after 20:30 in the evening which is less convenient.

Prices to Prachuap Khiri Khan

 Seat Type Online Price Station Price
 1st Class A/C Sleeper 1,472 THB 1,072 THB
 2nd Class A/C Sleeper 865 to 925 THB 595 to 635 THB
 2nd Class Fan Sleeper 645 THB 395 THB

It costs 250 THB to 400 THB more to buy a ticket online than it does to purchase a ticket at a train station in Thailand. The advantage of paying extra to buy a ticket in advance online is that you guarantee your seat on the train. Air-conditioned Sleepers and AC Seats on the fast train often sell out before the day of travel and if you do not book in advance you may only to be able to travel in fan cooled 3rd Class Seats which are very cheap but not very comfortable.

About Prachuap Khiri Khan

Located 240 km south of Bangkok Prachuap Khiri Khan is a largely undiscovered destination for foreign visitors, but is a popular destination for Thai holiday makers since King Rama V visited the nearby Praya Nakorn Cave in the late 1800s. The principle attractions of the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan are the wide sweeping beach with large limestone outcrops at both the Northern and Southern ends of the beach. 

View from the Pier at Prachuap Khiri Khan
View from the Pier at Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan is a laid back fishing town which is yet to be overrun by tourists unlike the nearby towns of Hua Hin and Cha Am. The town itself has some charming wooden buildings and very affordable restaurants serving locally caught seafood. This is a great destination and foreign visitors who go before it becomes another destination on the tourist trail will be pleased that they did so.

Wat Thammikaram Worawihan

A visit to Wat Thammikaram is a ‘must do’ on a tour of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Located at the top of Chong Khra Chok hill, Wat Thammikaram Worawihan is the best place to view the town, majestic coastline and river estuary of Prachuap Khiri Khan. This hilltop temple is also home to a fairly tame troop of wild macaque monkeys who roam freely amongst the temple buildings.

View from Prachuap Khiri Khan's famous Monkey Temple
View from Prachuap Khiri Khan’s famous Monkey Temple

We advise visiting early in the morning between 07:00 and 08:00 before it becomes too hot to climb the 418 steps leading up to the temple. The monkeys are also more active in the morning while the weather is cooler and at this time of day you will normally see over 100 adult and young monkeys playing amongst the ruins.

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