By train its takes from 13 to 14 hours to travel from Bangkok to Trang. All direct trains from Bangkok to Trang travel overnight so we recommend booking one the inexpensive sleeper berths in advance to ensure that you have a comfortable journey.
Train Times from Bangkok to Trang
There are 2 direct trains per day from Bangkok to Trang.
- The fastest train is Train #83 departing at 18:50 and scheduled to arrive 12 hours 35 minutes later at 07:25.
- The slowest direct train from Bangkok to Trang is Train #167 departing at 20:30 and arriving in Trang at 09:52, 13 hours and 22 minutes after departing from Bangkok.
There are 9 intercity trains a day heading South from Bangkok, 8 of which travel as far as Thung Song Junction where the line splits with a branch line to Trang and the main line heading South onto Hat Yai. If the times of the direct trains do not fit in with your travel plans, you could take any of 8 trains to Thung Song Junction and then a bus or taxi to Trang.
Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Trang
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Of the two to trains to choose from for this journey, the best choice is Train #83 departing at 17:00. Train #83 has 1st and 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper berths, as well as 2nd and 3rd class fan cooled seats. Train #167 is an older style of train with 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper berth as well as 2nd class fan cooled sleeper berths and 2nd and 3rd class fan cooled seats. The journey from Bangkok to Trang is a long one and you will appreciate the greater comfort on Train #83 as compared to the slower Train #167 service.
Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Trang
Purchasing a ticket online costs 250 THB more than buying a ticket at the station. However, 1st and 2nd Class Sleeper seats are often all booked before the day of travel and you are not guaranteed to be able to turn up at the train station and buy one of these tickets the same day as you plan to travel.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|1st Class A/C Sleeper||1,730 THB||1,480 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||1,061 to 1,121 THB||791 to 831 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Sleeper||821 THB||571 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||680 to 711 THB||421 to 461 THB|
By booking online, which is slightly more expensive, you can reserve your seat well in advance before the 1st and 2nd Class Sleeper seats are fully booked.
Bangkok Train Station
From the 19th January 2023 the main railway station in Bangkok is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).
Trang Train Station
For more information about travel to Trang Railway Station click on the link in red.
About Travel to Trang
For foreign visitors, Trang is a connection point for travel to the Southern Andaman Islands of Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe, Koh Mook, Koh Kradan and Koh Sukorn. However, it is well worth taking the time to explore Trang itself which is a popular destination for Thai tourists.
Trang has a rich history and some very well preserved buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th Century when Trang was a thriving centre for the then important tin mining industry. Tin mining brought immigrants from China, Malaysia and India. This large immigrant population turned Trang into a ‘cultural melting pot’ and in this respect Trang is quite unique and unlike anywhere else in Thailand. Among the highlights of Trang is the range of interesting food. Particular popular are the dim sum restaurants (the Chinese influence), biryani rice (the Indian influence) and ‘kopi’, which is Malaysian style coffee. The night market by Trang Train Station is somewhere to experience all three of these famous specialties of Trang in a single evening.
For onward travel from Trang see:
- Guide to Travel from Trang to Koh Muk (also known as Ko Mook)
- Guide to Travel from Trang to Koh Lanta