By train the journey from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan is scheduled to take from 6 to 7 hours depending upon which train you take.
Trains to Prachuap Khiri Khan
There are 8 direct trains per day from Bangkok’s main railway station, Hua Lamphong, to Prachuap Khiri Khan.
- The fastest train between Bangkok and Prachuap is Train #43 departing from Bangkok at 07:50 and scheduled to arrive in Prachuap Khiri Khan 5 hours 49 minutes later at 13:39.
- The slowest train is Train #167 departing from Bangkok at 18:30 and timetabled to arrive in Prachuap Khiri Khan 7 hours 04 minutes later at 01:34.
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.
This is a relatively short journey and recommend taking Train #171 which departs at 12:30, avoids needed to get up early to get the 07:50 departure and arrives early evening ready to check into your hotel and shower before dinner. All other departures (except the early train) arrive after 21:56 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.
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.
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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