By train it takes on average between 6 and 8 hours to travel 376.02 km from Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok to Buri Ram. Passengers on this route have a choice of either travelling during the day to enjoy the great scenery on route, or travelling on an overnight train, some of which have inexpensive sleeper berths available to book online.
Train Times to Buri Ram
There are 9 direct daily train services from Bangkok to Buri Ram.
- The fastest train from Bangkok to Surin is Train #21 departing at 05:45 from Bangkok and arriving in Buri Ram at 11:34, a scheduled journey time of 5 hours 49 minutes.
- The slowest train is Train #145, which is scheduled to arrive in Surin 8 hours 18 minutes after departing from Bangkok at 15:20.
- Sleeper berths are available on the following trains:
- Train #139 leaving from Bangkok at 18:55.
- Train #23 leaving from Bangkok at 20:30.
- Train #67 leaving from Bangkok at 21:30.
Buy Tickets to Buri Ram
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The best train service on this route is Train #23 departing at 20:30. Train #23 is the only train service on the Bangkok to Buri Ram route which uses the newest model of passenger train carriage brought into service in November 2016. These new train carriages are European Standard passenger carriages, with fully sealed cabins and electric doors.
Ticket Prices to Buri Ram
Train tickets purchased online are 250 to 300 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||865 to 1,185 THB||615 to 885 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Seat||625 THB||375 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||515 THB||265 THB|
The advantage of purchasing your train ticket from Bangkok to Buri Ram online in advance of travelling is that the best seats, particularly 1st and 2nd Class A/C Sleeper seats, often sell out in advance of the day of travel. Train services on the North Eastern line get most busy during period before and after Thai National Holidays, such as the Songkran festival, when Thai people use the train to return home from working in Bangkok to spend the holiday with their families in their home town or village.
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Buri Ram Train Station
About Buri Ram
Buri Ram is best known for two thing: Buriram United Football Club, which is Thailand’s most successful football team, and the ancient Khmer period temples at Phanom Rung Historical Park and Prasat Hin Mueang Tam, some 64 km to the South of Buri Ram. There are few places to stay near to either Phanom Rung Historical Park or Prasat Hin Mueang Tam and as a consequence most visitors to these sites will stay in Buri Ram overnight as Buri Ram is the closest large town.
Phanom Rung Historical Park and Prasat Hin Mueang Tam were constructed during the 9th to 12 Centuries when the area was inhabited by the Khmer people, who were also responsible for the construction of Angkhor Wat in Cambodia. Phanom Rung Historical Park and Prasat Hin Mueang Tam are Hindu temples constructed in the distinctive Khmer style out of large pieces of quarried stone with triple prangs (steep spires) to represent the three most important deities in the Hindi religion: Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Phanom Rung is the most impressive of these temples. Phanom Rung is located on top of an extinct volcano and is accessible via a long stone stairway. The stairway has three tiers. At the top of each tier is a stone bridge with a rail in the design of the mythical Naga serpent. After ascending the stairway visitors pass into a walled inner sanctuary containing a single large tower with some smaller temple building adjacent to it. The structural elements of the temple have elaborate designed carved into them. Famously one of the lintels was stolen from the temple in 1960 and ended up in a museum in Chicago, to be later repatriated back to Thailand and reinstalled at the temple following the intervention of the Thai Government and financial assistance from a charity based in the United States.