There are 6 direct trains per day from Bangkok’s main railway station (Hua Lamphong) to Ban Krut. By train the journey from Bangkok train station to Ban Krut takes between 7 and 9 hours.
Trains Times to Ban Krut
- The fastest train from Bangkok to Ban Krut is Train #43 departing from Bangkok at 07:50, and arriving 6 hours 55 minutes later in Ban Krut at 14:45.
- The slowest train is Train #173 departing from Bangkok at 17:35 and arriving in Ban Krut at 02:22, which is a scheduled journey time of 8 hours 47 minutes.
Tickets to Ban Krut
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Ban Krut:
After reserving your seats you need to collect a ticket in order to travel on a train in Thailand. You have two option: 1. You can collect your tickets from the 12Go Office which is on the opposite side of the road to the front entrance to Bangkok’s main train station. 2. You can choose to have your tickets sent to you by post either at your home address or to be kept for you at a hotel or other location in Thailand.
Ticket Prices to Ban Krut
It costs 200 THB to 270 THB more to buy a ticket in advance online than it does to buy your ticket at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||885 THB||615 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Seat||725 THB||475 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Sleeper||665 THB||465 THB|
Trains from Bangkok to Ban Krut travel on the busy Southern Railway line which connects Bangkok to Sungai Kolok on the border with Malaysia, via stops on route at major stations such as Hua Hin, Chumphon (for ferries to Koh Tao), Surat Thani (for ferries to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan) and Hat Yai, which the largest city in Southern Thailand. Around public holidays and the high season for tourism in the South of Thailand train services heading south from Bangkok can become very busy and booking in advance is recommended for most seat types except 3rd Class fan seats which you can normally buy on the day of travel from the train station.
Bangkok Railway Station
- Bangkok Train Station is known locally as Hua Lamphong Railway Station and the easiest way to get there is to take Bangkok’s metro system to Hua Lamphong MRT station. The roads around Hua Lamphong Railway Station get very busy in mornings and early afternoons to late evening and it can be slow going to reach this train station by road at these times of the day.
Ban Krut Train Station
- Ban Krut Railway Station is 1.6 km walking distance from Ban Krut beach.
About Ban Krut
By train, the distance from Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Ban Krut is 376.59 km. Because Ban Krut is relatively close to Bangkok it attracts fairly large number of Thai visitors who come to Ban Krut for a short breaks during public holidays. Ban Krut is absolutely packed with mostly Thai visitors during the calendar New Year and during the Songkran holiday in the middle of April.
What attracts visitors to Ban Krut over other resort towns closer to Bangkok, such as Hua Hin and Cha-Am, is the beautiful beach and the relaxed atmosphere. Ban Krut does have resorts and restaurants, but not that many of them and those they do have are excellent value for money. What is completely absent from Ban Krut are the types of mass tourist attractions, such as water park and floating markets, and shopping centres that appeal to many of the foreign tourists who come to Thailand on one or two week holidays. This said, Ban Krut does have one major attraction which draws in large tour groups and that is Wat Thang Sai, which is a very attractive hill top temple with a large golden Buddha statue and magnificent views along the beaches running both north and south from hill upon which the temple is perched. As well as Wat Thang Sai many visitors enjoy looking around Ban Krut town (the part near to the train station) which is notable for its wooden houses. From an architectural perspective, time has stood still in Ban Krut town as many of the building are made of wood in a style which was common across Thailand 100 or more years ago. Ban Krut also has a well known cave temple, Wat Tham Khiri Wong, which is filled with Buddha images. Ban Krut might not suit families or younger travellers but it is a great place to relax for a few days, so long as these days don’t fall on a Thai public holiday.