By train the journey from Ban Krut to Bangkok is scheduled to take from 6 to 9 hours depending upon which train you take. If these trains are fully booked, or the times of the trains are inconvenient, then you can either travel 21 km south to Bang Sapan Yai Railway Station (from where there are 9 trains a day to Bangkok) or 70 km north to Prachuap Khiri Khan Railway Station (from where there are 8 trains a day to Bangkok).
Train Times from Ban Krut to Bangkok
There are 3 direct trains per day from Ban Krut to Bangkok.
|Train||Ban Krut||Bangkok||Service Type|
- The fastest train from Ban Krut to Bangkok is Train #40 departing from Ban Krut at 14:08, and arriving 6 hours 22 minutes later in Bangkok at 20:30.
- The slowest train from Ban Krut to Bangkok is Train #168 departing from Ban Krut at 22:23 and arriving in Bangkok at 07:00, a scheduled journey time of 8 hours 37 minutes.
Buy Tickets from Ban Krut to Bangkok
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Ban Krut to Bangkok.
Trains #170 and #174 are slow services each with a single carriage of 2nd class A/C sleeper berths and a single carriage of 2nd class fan sleeper berths. The rest of the seating on these trains is fan cooled. Train #40 is a 3 carriage ‘sprinter’ train with all 2nd class A/C seats. Food is included in the ticket price for Train #40 which is scheduled to complete the journey from Ban Krut to Bangkok around two hours quicker than either Train #170 or #174.
Ticket Prices from Ban Krut to Bangkok
It costs between 250 THB and 270 THB extra to buy a ticket online through the Search Box than it does to buy a ticket at the train station.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||885 THB||615 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Seats||725 THB||475 THB|
It is a good idea to book your tickets from Ban Krut to Bangkok in advance. There are only 3 trains a day and these trains all pick up customers at Surat Thani before reaching Ban Krut. Surat Thani is a busy train station because it is the closest major station to Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket a number of other popular holiday resort towns and islands on the Andaman Coast.
Ban Krut Train Station
- Ban Krut Railway Station is 2.2 km by road from Ban Krut beach.
Bangkok Railway Station
- From the 19th January 2023 the main railway station in Bangkok is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).
Hotels in Bangkok
There are several good hotels close to Bangkok Railway Station. If you are looking for somewhere very close to the train station to spend the night before travelling onward the next day then try the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel which is a short walk over a canal bridge from the station.
For a better range of hotels consider taking an underground metro train (known in Bangkok as the ‘MRT’) to either Silom or Suhumvit MRT stations. There is an entrance to an MRT station near the side entrance to the main train station building. There are lots of mid-range hotels in both areas. Hotels in the Silom Road area tend to be better value for money than hotels near the Sukhumvit Road, although the range of restaurants and bars on the Sukhumvit Road is larger which is why many people are prepared to pay more to stay there. For a good value for money hotel near Sukhumvit MRT Station we suggest that you book a room at the Manhattan Hotel which is one of Bangkok’s longest running tourist hotels. For very cheap accommodation considering trying the area around Khao San Road. During daylight hours you can travel from Bangkok Train Station to the Khao San Road area on a Chao Phraya Express Boat, although you need to walk around 15 minutes to get from the train station to the nearest river boat pier.