Trains from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima

By train it takes between 4 and 6 hours to complete the journey from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima, which is located on the branch of the North Eastern Railway Line which runs from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani. Sleeper berths are available on Trains #139, #23 and #67 although on short journey like this we recommend that you take the sprinter train #71 departing at 10:35 which allows you to enjoy the scenery on route.

Train Times from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima

There are 6 direct trains a day from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima (known locally as Khorat).

BangkokNakhon RatchasimaTrain No.Service
06:1010:0121Special Express
21:0501:3623Special Express
  • The fastest train from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima is Train #21 departing at 06:10 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 3 hours 51 minutes.
  • The slowest train service from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima is Train #06:10 departing at 23:05 which is scheduled to the complete the journey in 5 hours 14 minutes.

Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima

Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima.

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After purchasing your train ticket you will be sent an electronic booking voucher and then the train tickets by e-mail. The State of Railways of Thailand now accepts tickets shown on a mobile phone screen, however, we recommend that you print out your tickets in case your phone runs out of power or you lose internet connection when you need to show the ticket to the conductor.

Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima

Buying your train tickets online costs 50 to 100 THB more than buying the same train ticket at a train station in Thailand.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
2nd Class A/C Sleeper913 THB813 THB
2nd Class A/C Seat412 THB343 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat213 THB163 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat149 THB99 THB

The advantage of booking online is that you can guarantee the seat type of your choice on the train you wish to travel on. 2nd Class sleeper berths and 2nd Class A/C seats on sprinter trains tend to sell out in advance of the day of travel and if you buy your ticket at the station just before you travel the only seats which are likely to be available are 3rd Class seats in carriages without air-conditioning.

Bangkok Train 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).

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station

Nakhon Ratchasima Train Station

Google Map of Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station

About Nakhon Ratchasima

The train journey from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima passes through Ayutthaya and some fantastic scenery particularly between Autthaya and Pak Chong. It is well choosing to take a daytime train train on this journey as there is plenty to see on route. Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Khorat, is a medium sized city with a population of over 140,000 and a long history.

Lady Mo

Because of its location the city has passed between the control of the Siamese people, the Laotians and the Khmer people of Cambodia over the last 1,000 years. As recently as 1862 armed forces from Laos captured the city, with the local people forcing the Laotians out of Nakhon Ratchasima some 2 years later under the leadership of the enigmatic Lady Mo who is a local folk hero.

Wat Phra Narai Maharat
Wat Phra Narai Maharat
Places to Visit in Nakhon Ratchasima

The two most popular tourist attractions in Nakhon Ratchasima are Suan Rak Park and Wat Phra Narai Maharat.

  • Suan Rak Park means ‘Love Park’ in Thai and this popular municipal open space features a large lake, a museum housed within a fortress like building and a range of statues and sculptures. Large numbers of Thai visitors come to Suan Rak Park to pay homage to a shrine to Lady Mo which features a statue of the Lady herself and depictions of the local people defeating the Laotian invaders with farm implement. Near the lake there are a collection of clever modern style sculptures of things associated with the city, particularly the famous Khorat cat breed known in the West as the Siamese Blue.
  • Wat Phra Narai Maharat is a temple in the middle of a man made lake which contains some of the biggest water monitor lizards you will see anywhere in Thailand. These lizards have grown old and fat under the protection and regular food of the monks at the temple. The temple itself is famous for the three very old sandstone Buddha statues located there which were made by the Khmer people who famously constructed Angkor Wat.

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