Trains from Phatthalung to Surat Thani

By train it normally takes from 3 to 4 hours to travel from Phatthalung to Surat Thani depending upon which train you take and any delays you encounter on route.

Trains Times to Surat Thani


There are five direct trains per day from Phatthalung to Surat Thani.

Train No.PhatthalungSurat ThaniService
17015:5119:31Rapid
17217:0021:06Rapid
4217:4520:50Special Express
3218:5922:24Special Express
38/4619:3423:04Special Express

  • The fastest train from Phatthalung to Surat Thani is Train #42 departing at 17:45 and scheduled to arrive 3 hours 05 minutes later at 20:50.
  • The slowest direct train is Train #172 departing from Phatthalung at 17:00 and arriving in Surat Thani at 21:06, which is a scheduled journey time of 4 hours 06 minutes.

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Phatthalung Train Station


Google Map of Phatthalung Railway Station

Surat Thani Train Station


Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

About travel to Surat Thani


Surat Thani Railway Station is not, as you might expect it to be, actually in Surat Thani City. Instead it is rather inconveniently located 16 km to the west of Surat Thani City, much closer to the the airport than the city itself. The small town of Tha Kham, where Surat Thani Railway Station is located, has a few small and not particularly good hotels, some small restaurants, two convenience stores and not much else, not even a public bus station. For a better hotel and a better range of restaurant and bars for an overnight stay you need to travel into Surat Thani City. There are two ways you can do this: during daylight hours you can take one of the orange buses that costs 18 THB and takes 45 minutes; or alternatively, take one of the taxis waiting at the rank outside the station which should cost 140 THB and take roughly 20 minutes into city centre. Once you reach Surat Thani City Centre you have a range of hotels to choose from as well as a good night market where you can go to eat. Surat Thani has two in town bus stations, mostly for local routes and long distance minivan services, and a larger out of town bus station for long distance bus services. For travel to the islands of Koh Samui or Koh Phangan most visitors use one of the travel agencies, such as Phangan Tour 2000, on the Talad Mai Road, to book a joint bus and ferry transfer.

Coach services waiting outside Surat Thani Railway Station
Coach services waiting outside Surat Thani Railway Station

If you arrive into Surat Thani Railway Station in the morning, or stay overnight in Tha Kham at one of the hotels, then you can travel direct from the railway station by bus and ferry either to Koh Samui or Koh Phangan, or head westward towards Krabi, Phuket, Koh Lipe and most other popular west coast destinations. There are several travel companies which pick up from the car park in front of Platform 1 on Surat Thani Railway Station for connections to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and the west coast. You can book these transfers online using the Search Box above or alternatively try booking on arrival at one of the small travel agencies clustered around the car park.

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