By train the journey from Bang Saphan Yai to Bangkok is scheduled take from 8 to 10 hours to travel 392.58 km from depending upon which train you take.
Trains to Bangkok
There are 9 trains a day from Bang Saphan Yai to Bangkok.
|Service||Train||Bang Saphan Yai||Bangkok|
- The fastest train from Bang Sapan Yai to Bangkok is Train #42/44 departing from Bang Sapan Yai at 01:22, and arriving 7 hours 48 minutes later in Bangkok at 09:10.
- The slowest train is Train #168 departing from Bang Sapan Yai at 21:39 and arriving in Bangkok at 07:35, a scheduled journey time of 9 hours 56 minutes.
Tickets to Bangkok
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bang Saphan Yai to Bangkok:
Train #40 is our recommended train service on this journey. Train #40 is a 3 all air-conditioned carriage sprinter train, leaving just after lunch time and completing the journey in under 6 hours. Travelling by Train #40 from Bang Saphan Yai to Bangkok is the only train service which allows you avoid an early morning start or waiting around at the train station until late in the evening waiting for your train.
Ticket Prices to Bangkok
It costs 250 THB extra to buy a ticket from Bang Saphan Yai to Bangkok online through the Search Box above than it does to buy the same ticket at a train station in Thailand.
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|2nd Class A/C Seats||730 THB||480 THB|
The advantage of paying extra to book online is that you can secure a seat on the train of your choice on the day you want to travel which is important if you have fixed travel dates and onward travel connections, particularly international flights out of Bangkok. Bang Saphan Yai is located on the busy Southern Railway Line which passes through Surat Thani (connection point for ferry services from Koh Samui and Koh Phangan) and Chumphon (connection point for ferry services from the popular island of Koh Tao) before reaching Bang Saphan Yai. At popular times of the year if you don’t book in advance all the 1st and 2nd Class seats will be full by the time the train reaches Bang Saphan Yai.
Bang Saphan Yai Station
- Bang Saphan Yai Railway Station is 3.7 km by road from the Bueng Thao Kong Shrine.
Bangkok Railway Station
- Bangkok’s main train station is located in Bangkok’s Chinatown district.
Popular Areas in Bangkok
The five most popular areas for visitors to Bangkok are China Town, Rattanakosin Island, Siam Square, Silom and Sukumvit:
- China Town: This is the area near to the Bangkok’s main train station, Hua Lampohong, which has a wide variety of interesting attractions include great temple such as Wat Traimit, fantastic markets such as one on Sampeng Lane, and great places to eat such asT&K Seafood Restaurant.
- Rattanakosin Island: This is the part of Bangkok which contains the best known historical buildings in Bangkok such as the Grand Palace and Wat Po. The area is referred to as an ‘Island’ because the district is border on one side by the Chao Phraya River and on the other side by canals. The main accommodation area in this part of Bangkok is in and around the Khao San Road which is at the top of Rattanakosin Island and accessible from the train station via the Chao Phraya Express Boat service.
- Siam Square: This is the central shopping area in Bangkok, located 2.6 km to the north east of Bangkok Train Station. The area is best known for its large shopping malls such such as the MBK Center, Siam Paragon and Central World. The area also has a wide range of smaller shops and restaurants at street level. This is a popular area for Bangkok residents to visit in the evenings and at the weekends, and is connected to the BTS elevated train system which you can connect to from the MRT metro system which stops at Bangkok Train Station.
- Silom: This is the area around the Silom Road which is the business district of Bangkok, and also an area with good access links, a wide range of shops and restaurants, and good value hotels. The main attractions in the area are Lumphini Park, Patpong Night Market and the famous Skybar.
- Sukhumvit: The Sukhumvit Road is a long road leading from the Rama I road which connects to Siam Square all the way to the border with Cambodia via Pattaya. The lower section of the Sukhumvit Road between the Rama 1 road and the Asoke intersection has become the most popular and lively part of Bangkok for foreign visitors featuring loads of hotels, restaurants and bars, and notorious night life areas such as the Nana Plaza and the nearby Soi Cowboy.