Nakhon Ratchasima (also known as Khorat) Train Station is located 263.65 km from Bangkok on the southern branch of Thailand’s North Eastern Train Line.
Nakhon Ratchasima Railway is a short distance from Nakhon Ratchasima’s Old Town area, with the famous Ya Mo Statute (Suranaree Monument) in Suan Rak Park 2.2 km walking distance from the Railway Station.
Nakhon Ratchasima Train Station
Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station was first opened in 1900 as the Eastern Terminus for railway line to Bangkok. The original train station was destroyed during World War II by an Allied bombing raid, and the current station building was built in 1955.
There are 3 platforms for passenger trains. Trains from Bangkok tend to arrive on Platform 1, and depart to Bangkok from Platform 3 which is accessed by crossing over the railway tracks at a point in the centre of the station. Short distance local trains tend to depart from Platform 2.
Facilities at Nakhon Ratchasima Station
Despite being a Class 1 Railway Station, Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station has a poor range of facilities. This station does not a left luggage office and it does not have any kind of sit down restaurant or cafe on the station grounds.
Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station has the following facilities:
- Free toilets on Platform 1 (turn left along Platform 1 from the ticket hall).
- Three ticket counters in the main station building.
- A small indoor passenger waiting area in front of the ticket counters.
- A parcels and cargo office accessible by going to left hand side of the main entrance. This is the office where you can collect train tickets booked in advance through this website.
- A collection of independent food and drink vendors on Platform 1, none of which sell hot coffee or any kind of bakery product.
- Information desk in the main building, although it appears to be staffed part-time.
- Electronic display screens in the main waiting hall and on Platform 1 showing train departures and which platform they will depart from.
Buying Tickets at the Station
You can purchase train tickets for the day of travel and advance tickets from the ticket counters in the main station building.
The ticket counter staff at Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station have a poor level of English because this is station has a relatively small number of foreign visitors passing through. Speakers of other languages, such as French or Chinese, will be unable to communicate with the ticket counter staff unless they understand the Thai language or English.
Buy Tickets Online
Use the Search Box below to buy train tickets from Nakhon Ratchasima to Bangkok online:
Train tickets for other shorter journeys such as to Ayutthaya or Ubon Ratchathani must be purchased at the Railway Station.
Transport at Nakhon Ratchasima Station
Motorbike taxis and tuk-tuks wait outside the main entrance to the Railway Station in the car park to the left hand side as you exit. Expect to pay no more than 40 to 60 THB to destinations in the Old Town area, although if you are a foreign tourist you may be asked to pay more. Agree a price in advance.
Shared taxis ply the main road outside the Railway Station and run to the city’s main bus station. The English language skills of the driver will be poor and you will need to communicate in Thai. The word for bus station in Thai is ‘satanee rot bus‘.
Train Times to Bangkok
There are 10 direct train services a day from Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) to Bangkok.
- Check ticket availability from Nakhon Ratchasima to Bangkok.