Trains from Hat Yai to Nakhon Pathom

The journey by train from Hat Yai to Nakhon Pathom is scheduled to take from 15 to 17 hours depending upon which train you take.

Train Times to Nakhon Pathom


There are 5 direct train services a day from Hat Yai to Nakhon Pathom.

TrainHat YaiNakhon PathomService
17014:3107:07Rapid
17215:5009:10Rapid
42/4416:3807:33Special Express
3217:4509:29Special Express
38/4618:1510:48Special Express
  • Train #42 is the fastest service from Hat Yai to Nakhon Pathom, scheduled to complete the journey in 14 hours 55 minutes.
  • The slowest train service between Surat Thani and Hua Hin is Train #172 departing at 15:50, which takes 17 hours 20 minutes to complete the same journey.

Buy Tickets to Nakhon Pathom


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This is a busy route as the train passes through Surat Thani, connection point for ferry services from Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, as well as Chumphon, connection point for the ferry services from Koh Tao, before proceeding onto Hua Hin and terminating in Bangkok. Booking in advance is recommended because train services tend to get full during the holiday season.

Ticket Prices to Nakhon Pathom


For travel between Hat Yai and Nakhon Pathom booking a train ticket online is 30 to 186 THB more expensive than buying a ticket at a train station in Thailand.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper1,735 THB1,549 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper902 to 991 THB805 to 885 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat487 to 577 THB435 to 515 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat280 to 370 THB250 to 330 THB

Paying slightly more to book online guarantees you the seat type of your choice on the train service that suits you best. 1st and 2nd Class A/C sleeper berths in particular often sell out in advance of the day of travel.

Location of Hat Yai Station


Read more about Hat Yai Junction Railway Station.

Google Map of Hat Yai Junction Railway Station

Location of Nakhon Pathom Station


Google Map of Nakhon Pathom Railway Station

About Travel to Nakhon Pathom


Nakhon Pathom is a fairly large town, with approximately 120,000 permanent residents, located in the commuter belt to the West of Bangkok City centre. Nakhon Pathom doesn’t attract many foreign visitors, but it is a popular place for Thai tourists. The main tourist attraction of this fairly unattractive modern town is the Phra Pathommachedi, which is Thailand’s tallest chedi tower (which rises 120 metres above ground level) and also quite likely Thailand’s oldest Buddhist religious site, established at some point between 200 and 300 BC. The importance of the Phra Pathommachedi in Thailand’s history was first brought to public attention in the early 19th Century by the future King Rama IV who spent the earlier part of his life as a monk travelling extensively in Thailand. In 1831, after ascending to the throne, Rama IV initiated a massive building project to construct the enormous chedi that stands today on the spot where a smaller and dilapidated older chedi once stood.

The Phra Pathommachedi in Nakhon Pathom lit up at night
The Phra Pathommachedi in Nakhon Pathom lit up at night

The association between Thailand’s Royal Family, the tall chedi and the town of Nakhon Pathom continued during the reign of King Rama VI who built the Sanam Chandra Palace on the outskirts of Nakhon Pathom. Building a palace outside of Bangkok allowed King Rama VI to free himself of the strict social and architectural conventions of the main royal palace in Bangkok, and as a consequence the Sanam Chandra Palace playfully blend Thai and European architectural styles within large sculptured gardens. The palace was also constructed outside of Bangkok as a stronghold for the monarchy during any attempt coup d’etat and within the grounds are barracks and training facilities for a small army that stationed there.

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