Trains from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani

By train the journey from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani is scheduled to take from 10 to 12 hours depending upon which train you take.

Trains from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani


There are currently 7 direct train services a day from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani.

TrainNakhon PathomSurat ThaniService
4309:1118:50Special Express
17114:1101:33Rapid
3115:5302:40Special Express
8318:3405:35Express
16720:0907:47Rapid
8521:0908:32Express
39/4123:2009:25Special Express
  • The fastest train service from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani is Train #43 departing from Nakhon Pathom at 09:11 and scheduled to arrive in Surat Thani 9 hours 39 minutes later.
  • The slowest service from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani is Train #167 departing at 20:09 scheduled to complete the journey between Nakhon Pathom and Surat Thani in 11 hours 38 minutes.

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On trains from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani sleeper berths are available on Trains #171, #31, #83, #167 and #85. Trains #43 and 39/41 are three carriage sprinter trains, which are fast trains with only one seat type, which is 2nd A/C Seat. The best quality train on this route is Train #31 which uses the newest passenger carriages that are currently in use on scheduled services on Thailand’s railway network.

Ticket Prices from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani


Train tickets from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani purchased online are 45 to 184 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a railway station in Thailand.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper1,446 to 1,715 THB1,291 to 1,531 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper791 to 1,104 THB706 to 986 THB
2nd Class A/C Seat656 THB586 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper544 THB486 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat381 to 421 THB336 to 376 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat253 to 293 THB208 to 248 THB

1st and 2nd Class A/C seats and sleeper berths normally sell out before the day of travel. If you want to travel from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani in an air-conditioned carriage we recommend that you either book online or visit a train station in Thailand to buy your tickets at least 3 days in advance, and early if you plan to travel during public holiday periods in Thailand or before major events such as the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan.

Location of Nakhon Pathom Railway Station


Google Map of Nakhon Pathom Railway Station

Location of Surat Thani Railway Station


Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

About Travel to Surat Thani


Surat Thani Railway Station is inconveniently located 16 km by road to the west of Surat Thani City, which is the main city of Surat Thani Province in Southern Thailand. Surat Thani is one of the largest cities in Southern Thailand, with a population of 130,000 permanent residents. Surat Thani, like Hat Yai further to the south, is a new city which came into existence in the early part of the 20th Century. Unlike the far more interesting city of Nakhon Si Thammarat (also to the south), Surat Thani City itself has no buildings or monuments of historical importance or interest to most tourists. Surat Thani City is, however, a vibrant town with a wide range of hotels, restaurants and lively night markets that prospers as a centre for the province’s agricultural industries, which are the production of rubber, palm oil and coconuts.

Thong Nai Pan Noi in Surat Thani
Thong Nai Pan Noi in Surat Thani

There are some noteworthy activities for tourists outside the city itself, such as boat tours of the many narrow tree lined waterways and a visit to the impressive Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya, however, the vast majority of tourists who travel by train to Surat Thani are on route to the popular resort islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

There are lots of different boat and ferry services from Surat Thani to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. The night boat service and the large catamaran ferry service operated by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Service depart from piers in Surat Thani City itself. The other services, such as the Seatran Ferry service and the Raja Ferry service depart from piers in the district of Donsak, which is 66 km by road from Surat Thani City. Most of the ferry operators, except the night ferry operator, offer joint bus and ferry services departing from the car park in front of platform 1 of Surat Thani Railway Station. We recommend using these joint bus and ferry services as they are much cheaper and easier than making your own way to the ferry terminals.

Follow the links below to book your transfers from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan:

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