By train the journey from Hat Yai to Ratchaburi is scheduled to take from 14 to 16 hours depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Hat Yai to Ratchaburi
There are currently 4 direct trains per day from Hat Yai to Ratchaburi.
- The fastest train from Hat Yai to Ratchaburi is Train #32 (departing at 17:45) which is scheduled to complete the journey in 14 hours 22 minutes.
- The slowest train from Hat Yai to Ratchaburi is Train #172 (departing at 15:50) which is scheduled to complete the journey in 15 hours 58 minutes.
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All four train services on this route have sleeper berths available. Trains #32 and #38/46 have better quality carriages than trains #170 and #172. Booking trains #32 and #38/46 in advance is recommended as these two trains tend to sell out of tickets first.
Location of Hat Yai Train Station
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Location of Ratchaburi Train Station
About Travel to Ratchaburi
Located 100 km by road to the South West of Bangkok, Ratchaburi Province has a number of significant tourist attractions which are popular with both foreign and domestic tourists. The best known of these attractions is Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is market where vendors sell products from small wooden boats on a canal. Visitors can see the market from the path which runs alongside the canal although most visitors choose to take a boat tour along the canal as that’s the best way to appreciate the market. Less busy than Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market and Tha Kha Floating Market are also located within Ratchaburi Province.
The main attraction in Ratchaburi Town is Wat Mahathat Worawihan. Wat Mahathat Worawihan was established at some point during the 10th or 11th Century when the area was under the control of the Khmer Empire, making it one of the oldest continuously functioning temples in Thailand. Wat Mahathat Worawihan has been rebuilt numerous times over the last 1,000 years, however, the influence of the Khmer Empire is still evident in the large prang style towers which are the most distinctive feature of the temple.
Ratchaburi Province is also a place of great natural beauty. Wat Nong Hoi Park, 14 km North of Ratchaburi Railway Station has an excellent viewpoint. Khao Bin Cave, 25 km to the West of Ratchaburi Railway Station, features 8 chambers of stalagmites and stalactites. Also popular is Wat Khao Chong Phran, 30 km by road to the North of Ratchaburi Railway Station, where visitors go at sunset to see very large numbers of bats exiting from a hillside cave to hunt for insects.