The journey by train from Surat Thani to Nakhon Pathom takes from 9 to 13 hours depending upon which train you take and any delays on the line.
Train Times to Nakhon Pathom
There are 10 daily direct train services from Surat Thani to Nakhon Pathom.
|Train||Surat Thani||Nakhon Pathom||Service|
- Train #40 is the fastest service from Surat Thani to Nakhon Pathom, scheduled to complete the journey in 8 hours 55 minutes.
- The slowest train service between Surat Thani and Hua Hin is Train #168 departing at 17:08, which takes 12 hours 20 minutes to complete the same journey.
Buy Tickets to Nakhon Pathom
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Surat Thani to Nakhon Pathom:
Tickets may not be available online on all trains on this route, nor may all ticket types be available on all trains. For 1st and 2nd Class A/C sleeper berths and seats booking online in advance is recommended. 3rd Class fan seats, however, are often available on the day of travel for most journeys on trains in Thailand.
Ticket Prices to Nakhon Pathom
For travel between Surat Thani and Nakhon Pathom booking a train ticket online is 50 to 132 THB more expensive than buying a ticket at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||810 to 1,118 THB||706 to 986 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||403 to 491 THB||336 to 416 THB|
|3rd Class Fan Seat||258 to 298 THB||208 to 248 THB|
The advantage of paying more to buy a ticket online in advance of the day of travel is that you can guarantee a seat on the train service that best fits your travel schedule, thereby avoiding long waits at the railway station or having to travel in a less comfortable seat type.
Location of Surat Thani Station
Read more about Surat Thani Railway Station.
Location of Nakhon Pathom Station
About Travel to Nakhon Pathom
Nakhon Pathom is small city to the west of Bangkok with just over 120,000 permanent residents. Nakhon Pathom is little visited by foreign tourists but attracts a steady stream of Thai tourists, partly because the city is located fairly close to Bangkok which makes it easy to visit from the capital on a day trip, and partly because the city centre has two major tourist attractions. Nakhon Pathom itself is pleasant with some historic buildings and large markets, but not so much in the way of facilities specifically catering for international visitors.
The two major attractions in Nakhon Pathom are:
- Phra Pathommachedi: At 120 metres tall Phra Pathommachedi is the tallest stupa in Thailand, and quite possibly the oldest Buddhist religious site in Thailand also. The enormous chedi which is currently standing was constructed in 1831 at the behest of King Rama IV who had become very interested in the original temple on the site, having recognised its historical importance, during the period before he became King when he was a monk. According to legend, and a small amount of historical evidence to back up the claim, a temple and stupa were orginally established on the site at some point from 300 to 200 BC. The stupa is believed to have been rebuilt a number of times, and the current stupa is built on top of stupa which was Khmer in design and dated back to the 11th Century. Phra Pathommachedi is a massively significant site to Thai Buddhists and also of interest as an architectural wonder.
- Sanam Chandra Palace: The Sanam Chandra Palace is a former royal residence built by King Rama VI. The palace was built in this location specifically because of its proximity to the Phra Pathommachedi, and also because it is in a strategically advantageous position on top of a hill. King Rama VI planned to use the palace as a stronghold in case the country, or more specifically the monarchy, came under attack and established military facilities in the grounds for this purpose. The palace itself has an eclectic and playful architectural style drawing inspiration from European castles. The Sanam Chandra Palace is no longer used a royal residence and visitors can go inside rooms once used by royalty which provides a fascinating insight into royal life in Thailand in the earlier part of the 20th Century.