Train travel from Koh Samui to Bangkok

Travel by train from Koh Samui to Bangkok is a great way to save money. Travelling by train is less than half the cost of flying from Koh Samui to Bangkok, and if you book an inexpensive 2nd Class sleeper berth you can also save on the cost of a hotel room for the night.

Ferry and bus to Surat Thani Station


  • Times of joint ferry and bus services from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station.
Koh SamuiTrain StationTicketCompany
05:0010:30500 THBRaja Ferry
06:0011:30500 THBRaja Ferry
06:3012:00450 THBPhantip Travel
07:3012:00300 THBSongserm
08:0010:20700 THBLomprayah
08:0014:00450 THBPhantip Travel
09:0014:30500 THBRaja Ferry
09:3014:00300 THBSongserm
12:0018:40450 THBPhantip Travel
12:0017:30500 THBRaja Ferry
12:4515:05700 THBLomprayah
13:3018:40300 THBSongserm
14:0019:30500 THBRaja Ferry
15:3017:50700 THBLomprayah

  • Buy joint ferry and bus tickets for services from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station.
  • These services depart from different places in Koh Samui:
    • Lomprayah: Na Thon Ferry Pier
    • Raja Ferry: Hotel pick up.
    • Phantip Travel: Hotel pick up.
    • Songserm: Na Thon Ferry Pier.

Train from Surat Thani to Bangkok


  • Train times from Surat Thani to Bangkok.
Surat ThaniBangkokTrainSleeper
10:4019:4540No
16:4705:10174Yes
17:3805:35168Yes
18:3706:3086Yes
20:1409:00170Yes
20:4105:5542/44No
21:0408:3584Yes
21:2609:15172Yes
23:2810:1038/46Yes
23:5710:3032Yes

Location of Na Thon Ferry Pier


Lomprayah and Songserm services to Surat Thani Railway Station depart from Na Thon Ferry Pier.

Google Map of Na Thon Ferry Pier

Location of Surat Thani Station


Trains to Bangkok depart from Surat Thani Railway Station which is in a neighbouring town to Surat Thani City.

Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Location of Bangkok Station


Trains from Surat Thani terminate at Bangkok Railway Station.

Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station

About train travel to Bangkok


The first part of the journey by train to Bangkok is travelling from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station, which is the closest railway station to the Koh Samui. There are several different companies operating joint ferry and bus services from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station. All but one of these companies use ferry services which arrive on the mainland at Donsak, which is a 90 minute drive away from Surat Thani Railway Station. The only company with a ferry terminal near the train station is the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company whose services arrive on the mainland at a pier near Surat Thani City and about 30 minutes by road to Surat Thani Railway Station.

2nd Class sleeper carriage on a train to Bangkok
2nd Class sleeper carriage on a train to Bangkok

There are several different types of train you take from Surat Thani to Bangkok and several different types of seats you can book. The only train which completes the journey during the course of a single day is Train 40 departing at 10:40 and scheduled to arrive at 19:45. Train 40 is a sprinter train with air-conditioned seats. All the other trains from Surat Thani to Bangkok (except Train 42/44) have sleeper berths available. 2nd Class sleeper berths are arranged bunk bed style on Thai trains, with an upper bunk folding down when the beds are prepared and privacy curtain installed for each bed. 2nd Class sleeper berths are either in air-conditioned carriages which are more expensive than the fan cooled carriages, which are other type of 2nd Class sleeper carriage. Upper berths on fan cooled carriages are uncomfortably hot, although lower bunks in fan cooled carriage are not because you can open the window. 1st Class compartments have only 2 beds, one of which folds down, and a door which you can lock making the compartment private.

Next read about Train travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui

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