By train the journey from Bang Saphan Yai to Nakhon Si Thammarat is scheduled to take around 8 hours. All services depart very early in the morning.
Train Times from Bang Saphan Yai to Nakhon Si Thammarat
There are 2 direct train services a day from Bang Saphan Yai to Nakhon Si Thammarat. The services shaded in grey, however, are not currently operating.
|Train||Bang Saphan Yai||Nakhon Si Thammarat||Service|
- The fastest service is the 04:26 departure on Train #85, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 7 hours 39 minutes.
- The slowest service is the 02:40 departure on Train #173, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 8 hours 10 minutes.
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Ticket Prices to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Tickets from Bang Saphan Yai to Nakhon Si Thammarat purchased in advance online are 30 THB to 139 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|1st Class A/C Sleeper||1,299 THB||1,160 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seats||364 THB||325 THB|
|3rd Class Fan Seats||256 THB||226 THB|
The advantages of paying more to book online is that you avoid needing to queue for a ticket, avoid any language barriers, and guarantee the availability of tickets. 1st and 2nd Class sleeper seats often sell out the day before travel.
Location of Bang Saphan Yai Railway Station
Nakhon Si Thammarat Railway Station
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About Travel to to Nakhon Si Thammarat
With a population of over 100,000 permanent residents, Nakhon Si Thammarat is the 3rd largest city in Southern. The two larger Southern Thai cities of Hat Yai and Surat Thani have for the greater part only developed over the last century, whereas the history of Nakhon Si Thammarat goes back at least as far as the 13th Century. Of the three largest cities in Southern Thailand, Nakhon Si Thammarat is the most interesting to visit but receives the fewest foreign visitors. This is mostly because Surat Thani is a hub for travel to and from the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui and Hat Yai is a hub for travel to and from destinations such as Koh Lipe and for overland travel to Malaysia. If you do travel to Nakhon Si Thammarat the city has several interesting historical and religious sites to visit and opportunity for an ‘off the beaten track’ type experience of urban Thailand that some travellers will find richly rewarding.
The main tourist attraction in Nakhon Si Thammarat in Wat Phra Mahathat, which is a Buddhist temple established in the 3rd Century by some of the oldest proponents of Buddhism in Thailand, Prince Thanakuman and Queen Hem Chala. Wat Phra Mahathat became very significant in the 13th Century when it became the first major temple in Thailand to promote Theravada Buddhism, which went on to displace Mahayana Buddhism as the predominantly practiced form of Buddhism in Thailand. Wat Phra is a visually stunning temple notably for its 78 metre tall Sri Lankan style chedi surrounded by 173 smaller chedi. Wat Phra Mahathat is located 3.8 km by road to the south of Nakhon Si Thammarat Railway Station and the easiest way to get there is to take one of the many motorbike taxis that wait out the front of the train station.