Train times & tickets – Bangkok to Krabi

You can travel by train to Krabi by first taking overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Surat Thani, which is a 2 hour bus journey away from Krabi and avoid a tiring 13 hour journey by bus from Bangkok to Krabi. Connecting bus services travel direct from outside Surat Thani Railway Station to Krabi Town.

Part 1: Train to Surat Thani


  • Train times from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
BangkokSurat ThaniTrainService
08:0516:4543Special Express
13:0000:22171Rapid
14:4501:2331Special Express
15:1002:0037/45Special Express
15:3503:45169Rapid
17:05 04:2483Express
17:35 05:48173Rapid
18:3006:23167Rapid
19:3007:0685Express
22:5008:0539/41Special Express
  • Buy tickets for travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani.

Part 2: Bus to Krabi Town


  • Bus times to Krabi Town and Ao Nang.
Surat Thani StationKrabi TownAo NangCompany
08:0010:1512:00Phantip Travel
  • Buy tickets for travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Krabi and Ao Nang.

Location of Bangkok Station


The starting point for the journey by train to Krabi is Bangkok Railway Station.

Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station

Location of Surat Thani Station


For the second part of the journey to Krabi alight from the train at Surat Thani Railway Station to transfer to a bus to Krabi Town or Ao Nang.

Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Location of the Krabi Bus Stop


Phantip Travel bus services from Surat Thani terminate at the Krabi Sea Pearl Travel office in Krabi Town.

Google Map of Krabi Sea Pearl Travel

About Krabi Town


Krabi Town is a transport hub for onward travel to Ao Nang, Railay and the islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Krabi Town is, however, also a vibrant and interesting destination in its own right often overlooked by travellers in a hurry to reach these more popular destinations within Krabi Province.

Wat Tham Suea in Krabi
Wat Tham Suea in Krabi

Krabi Town’s best known attraction is its riverfront area which has views of mangrove forests and the iconic twin peaks of Khao Kanab. The riverfront area has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and is a place where locals and tourists gather at sunset to enjoy the views and cool river breezes.

Riverside in Krabi Town
Riverside in Krabi Town

Krabi Town’s other main attractions are its fantastic markets. Maharaj Market in Krabi Town, which is the largest fresh food market in Southern Thailand, is a riot of colour and a popular place to eat breakfast with hundreds of food stalls setting up from early every morning inside the market itself. Krabi Town also has a great night market on the river banks with outdoor seating and a wide range of foods on offer at cheap prices, and a weekend Walking Street market with live music, food, seating and lots of stalls selling value for money products.

Maharaj Market in Krabi Town
Maharaj Market in Krabi Town

Another major local attraction is Wat Tham Suea, which is a few kilometres to the north of Krabi Town. Wat Tham Suea, which means Tiger Cave Temple, has a fantastic hilltop temple which you can only reach by climbing several hundred steps. The effort of getting to the top is richly rewarded by unparalleled view across Krabi. Wat Tham Suea also has an interesting series of small caves with shrines inside from which the name of the temple originates. 

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