Trains from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok

By train the journey from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok is scheduled to take just over 14 hours. The advantages of travelling from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok by train rather than flying is that the cost of a 2nd Class train ticket is less than half the cost of a plane ticket, and if you book a sleeper berth you save the cost of paying for a hotel for the night and wake up rested for a full day in Bangkok.

Train Times from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok

There is currently 1 direct train service a day from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok.

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  • The fastest train service from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok is Train #86 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 14 hours 10 minutes.
  • Sleeper berths are available on Train #86.

Buy Tickets from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok

Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok.

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For this journey you have a choice of booking 1st Class A/C Sleeper berth, 2nd Class A/C Sleeper berths and 2nd Class A/C Fan Sleeper berths online through the Search Box. You can also choose to travel in a fan cooled seat.

Fan cooled seats are cheap and not that popular for this long journey so you should have no difficulty simply turning up a short time before either train departs and buying a ticket at the counter in the station. You may not be as lucky with buying sleeper berths to Bangkok because trains pass through the busy station of Surat Thani and Chumphon on route and there is a high demand for sleeper berths by passengers joining the train at these two stations.

Ticket Prices from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok

Train tickets purchased online from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat are 57 to 100 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at the train station.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
2nd Class A/C Sleeper965 THB865 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat547 THB455 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat339 THB282 THB

About Train Travel to Bangkok

Trains from Nakhon Si Thammarat travel a distance of over 800 km to reach Bangkok. The Southern Line is Thailand is for most of the way a single track. Plans to install a second track running alongside the current track are being finalised at the moment, but until then the speed of this journey is severely restricted nearly all the way to Bangkok by the need for trains travelling in opposite directions to wait in sidings, and station, for one to pass the other before carrying on the journey.

Ceramic tiles cover the chedi of Wat Arun in Bangkok
Ceramic tiles cover the chedi of Wat Arun in Bangkok

Trains from Nakhon Si Thammarat are normally fairly empty for the first part of the journey. Both Train #174 and Train #86 fill up on route. The first major station where passengers board the train is Surat Thani. Surat Thani train station is the connection point between the railway system and the ferry ports of Donsak where dozens of ferries arrive everyday from the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

Further along the track another large group of mostly foreign travellers will join the train in Chumphon, which is close to the various ferry piers serving the popular island of Koh Tao. The train then passes through Prachuap Khiri Khan and Hua Hin which are also popular tourist destinations.

Transporting Bicycles by Train

Train #86 has a freight car, which means for a small additional fee you can transport a bicycle from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok by train. To transport a bicycle visit the Cargo Office at Nakhon Si Thammarat buy a ticket for your bicycle before you board your train. For more information see our Guide to Carrying bicycles on Thailand Trains.

Location of Nakhon Si Thammarat Railway Station

Nakhon Si Thammarat Railway Station is located 3.5 km away from the famous Wat Phra Mahathat Woramaha Vihan and 2.1 km from Nakhon Si Thammarat Bus Station.

Google Map of Nakhon Si Thammarat Railway Station

Location of Bangkok Railway Station

Read more about Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal

Travel from Bangkok Hua Lamphong Station

There are 6 ways to travel from Bangkok’s old main train station, known locally as Hua Lamphong Train Station, to your final destination in Bangkok:

  • Taxi: There is a meter taxi rank managed by the police near the side exit by platform 1.
  • Metro (MRT): This is the quickest and a cheap way to travel from the station which has its own metro station. The metro connects with the BTS skytrain.
  • Bus: Slow, but very cheap. There is a bus stop near the side exit of the station building by platform 1.
  • Tuk-Tuk: Only recommended for short journeys from the train station as they tend to be more expensive than meter taxis and passengers are exposed to poor quality air in an open cab.
  • Motorbike Taxis: Cheap and great for beating the Bangkok traffic. The downside of motorbike is that the journey can be frightening and sometimes dangerous, only one person can travel at a time and you cannot transport lots of luggage.
  • Chao Phraya Express Boat: The nearest Express Boar pier is 1.2 km from the train station. If you can manage the walk, and you plan to travel in daylight hours, this is the nicest and cheapest way to get from the train station to the Khao San Road area.

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