Train travel from Phetchaburi to Surat Thani

Phetchaburi is located on Thailand’s Southern Railway Line which runs from Bangkok, via Phetchaburi and Surat Thani, to Sungai Kolok in the far south of Thailand. Surat Thani is the closest railway station to the ferry ports for Koh Samui and Koh Phangan making train travel from Phetchaburi to Surat Thani a popular option for people travelling to these islands. Inexpensive sleeper berths are available on most of the trains from Phetchaburi to Surat Thani allowing passengers to arrive in the morning in time to catch direct bus services from Surat Thani railway station to one of the ports in Donsak for ferries to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

Trains to Surat Thani


There 10 daily direct train services from Phetchaburi to Surat Thani.

TrainPhetchaburiSurat ThaniService
39/4101:2908:05Special Express
4310:4116:45Special Express
17116:1100:22Rapid
3117:4701:23Special Express
37/4518:1502:00Special Express
16919:0903:45Rapid
8320:1104:24Express
17320:5405:48Rapid
16721:3606:23Rapid
8522:3607:06Express
  • The fastest train service from Hua Hin to Surat Thani  is Train #43 departing from Phetchaburi at 10:41 and scheduled to arrive in Surat Thani 6 hours 04 minutes later.
  • The slowest service is Train #173 departing at 20:54 scheduled to complete the journey between Phetchaburi and Surat Thani in 8 hours 54 minutes.

Buy Tickets to Surat Thani


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The best train service to take from Phetchaburi to Surat Thani is Train #167 departing at 21:32. The scheduled arrival time of 06:23 is convenient because even if the train is slightly delayed you arrival in time to catch one of the direct bus and ferry services running from the train station to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. The fast day time train (Train #43) arrives too late at Surat Thani to take any ferry, except for the uncomfortable Night Boat, to the islands on the same day.

Ticket Prices to Surat Thani


 Seat Type Online Price Station Price
 2nd Class A/C Sleeper 920 THB 650 THB

Booking online costs 270 THB more than buying a ticket at the station, however, during busy periods it is often not possible to buy a ticket for a sleeper berth on the day of travel so paying extra to book online makes sense if you have a fixed travel schedule.

Location of Phetchaburi Station


Google Map of Phetchaburi Railway Station

Location of Surat Thani Station


Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Travel from Surat Thani


Surat Thani train station is located in the town of Phunphin, which is 16 km away from Surat Thani city. There are two ways to travel from Surat Thani train station to Surat Thani town: 1. By Taxi, which costs 140 THB if you take a taxi from the rank in front of the station. 2. By public bus, which also departs from in front of the train station and costs 18 THB per person to get into Surat Thani city.

Bus at Surat Thani Train Station
Bus at Surat Thani Train Station

Because of the relatively long distance from the train station to the city centre bus station, Surat Thani train station has become a travel hub in its own right with lots of direct services running form the car park to the left hand side of the station building as you leave the train to popular beach destinations across Southern Thailand. If you are arriving in Surat Thani by train we recommend that you simply travel direct from the train station to your final destination rather than first going into Surat Thani city and travelling onward from there. For more information see the travel guides below:

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