The journey by train from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Nakhon Pathom is scheduled to take just under 13 hours, however delays occur frequently on Thailand Southern Railway Line so your journey may take longer.
Train Times from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Nakhon Pathom
There is currently one direct train service a day from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Nakhon Pathom.
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- The fastest train service between Nakhon Si Thammarat is Train #86 departing at 16:00, which takes 12 hours 55 minutes to complete the journey.
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Ticket Prices from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Nakhon Pathom
For travel between Nakhon Si Thammarat to Nakhon Pathom booking a train ticket online is 34 to 171 THB more expensive than buying a ticket at a train station in Thailand.
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Buying your train tickets online from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Nakhon Pathom is slightly more expensive than buying your ticket at a train station in Thailand, however, buying online allows you secure your tickets several weeks or months in advance and this could save you losing money on costly delays to your journey. Buying tickets online in advance means you can guarantee the availability of the seat type of your choice on the train that is most convenient for you.
Location of Nakhon Si Thammarat Railway Station
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Location of Nakhon Pathom Station
About Travel to Nakhon Pathom
Nakhon Pathom is fairly large city with an estimated 120,000 permanent residents which located about 60 km to the West of Bangkok. Nakhon Pathom was a significant city from the 8th to 11th Centuries after which, following an invasion by the Khmer Empire, fell into decline until a Royally sponsored re-population of the city started in the latter half of the 19th Century.
The reason why the city was repopulated was because of an important religious site in the city, the significance of which was popularised by the future King Rama IV during the time when he was Buddhist monk. The religious site in question is Phra Pathom Chedi. This chedi tower is believed to mark the spot of Thailand’s oldest Buddhist temple. Over the years there have been a number of different chedi towers on the same spot. The 120 metre tall tower, the tallest in Thailand, which currently dominates the city centre skyline was constructed at the behest of King Rama IV. The construction took 17 years from 1853 to 1870.
Three decades later, following a visit to the Phra Pathom Chedi, King Rama VI decided to build a palace 1 km away from chedi to save himself the long journey of trying to reach Nakhon Pathom and then return to Bangkok in a single day.
This palace, the Sanam Chandra Palace, is Nakhon Pathom’s other major tourist attraction. It’s not in use any more as a Royal residence and its open to visitors. The palace offers a fascinating glimpse into how the Thai Royal Family lived at the beginning of the 20th Century. The palace is also interesting because it features a blend of European and Thai architectural style. At the time new ideas from Europe were treated with suspicion by significant parts the upper strata of Thai society and by building a palace well away from the centre of power in Bangkok, King Rama VI had more freedom to embrace European architecture.