Train Travel from Surat Thani to Sungai Kolok

The most popular train service from Surat Thani to Sungai Kolok is Train #171 departing at 01:38 because it arrives earliest in Sungai Kolok allowing the travellers the most opportunity to reach Kota Bharu by the early afternoon.

Trains Times to Sungai Kolok


There are three direct trains a day from Surat Thani to Sungai Kolok.

Train No.Surat ThaniSungai KolokService
17101:3810:45Rapid
3703:4911:20Special Express
44706:2017:40Ordinary
  • The fastest train is Train #37 departing at 03:49 and scheduled to arrive 7 hours 31 minutes later at 11:20.
  • The slowest direct train from Surat Thani to Sungai Kolok is Train #447 departing at 06:20 and arriving in Sungai Kolok at 17:40, 11 hours and 20 minutes after departing from Surat Thani.

Train Tickets to Sungai Kolok


Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Surat Thani to Sungai Kolok.

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We recommend booking in advance if you want to secure a 1st or 2nd class AC sleeper berth. Tickets on the Ordinary train service departing at 06:20 can only be purchased at the train station on the day of travel.

Ticket Prices to Sungai Kolok


Train tickets from Surat Thani to Sungai Kolok purchased online cost 29 to 108 THB more than they do purchased at a train station in Thailand.

 Seat Type Online Price Station Price
 2nd Class A/C Sleeper 780 to 868 THB 679 to 759 THB
 2nd Class Fan Sleeper 538 THB 509 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat 373 to 461 THB 309 to 389 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat 238 to 326 THB 196 to 276 THB

The benefit of paying more to book in advance is that you can guarantee the seat type of your choice on the train that is most convenient for you.

Surat Thani Train Station


Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Sungai Kolok Train Station


Google Map of Sungai Kolok Railway Station

Travel from Sungai Kolok to Kota Bharu


The next destination for most foreign visitors travelling by train to Sungai Kolok is Kota Bahru in Malaysia. Kota Bharu has a Thai consulate which is a popular choice for people seeking a new visa for Thailand, and Kota Bharu is also a transport hub for onward bus services to destinations such as Kuala Besut for boat services to the Perhentian Islands. The first stage of the journey from Sungai Kolok Railway Station to Kota Bahru is to travel to the border with Malaysia. From Sungai Kolok Railway Station it is 1.4 km down a straight main road to reach the border, which you could easily walk although many travellers choose to take a motorbike taxi which is much faster and costs only 40 THB. You then need to cross over the border on foot which is not a long way.

Train 171 to Sungai Kolok starts from Bangkok
Train 171 to Sungai Kolok starts from Bangkok

The second stage of the journey from Sungai Kolok Railway Station is from the Malaysian side of the border to Kota Bharu, which is a journey of around 40 km. There are two options for doing for this journey: by taxi or by bus. By taxi the journey takes around 40 minutes compared to around 80 minutes by local bus. If you are in a hurry to get to the Thai consulate in Kota Bharu then you will most likely want to take a taxi. The standard taxi fare from the border to the centre of Kota Bharu is 60 Malaysian Ringgit (2020 prices). Taxis wait on the Malaysian side of the border. You can sometimes get a cheaper taxi ride by walking the short distance to the Stesen Bas & Teksi Rantau Panjang, which further down the main road you come to once you pass through Malaysian immigration, where Malaysian travellers often wait for other passengers to share a taxi (and the fare) to Kota Bharu. The advantage of taking a taxi is that it will drop you off at the Thai consulate,  whereas the bus terminates at the bus station on Jalan Pendek which is a 1.5 km walk to the Thai consulate. If you do want to save money and you aren’t in a rush then taking a bus from the border to Kota Bharu is the better option. The fare is 5.0 Malaysian Ringgit (2020 prices) and the journey normally takes 80 minutes, although this can be longer if travel before 08:00 in the morning when you meet a lot of traffic on route. The bus station where you arrive is on Jalan Pendek which is the main street in Kota Bharu and also the bus station you need to go to for onward bus services to Kuala Besut, which is where you will find the boar pier for the Perhentian Islands.

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