Trains from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Nakhon Si Thammarat

By train the journey from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Nakhon Si Thammarat is scheduled to take from 8 to 9 hours depending upon which train you take.

Train Times from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Nakhon Si Thammarat


There is currently 1 direct train per day from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Nakhon Si Thammarat.

TrainPrachuap Khiri KhanNakhon Si ThammaratService
8501:0809:40Special Express
  • The fastest train from Prachuap Khiri Khan and Nakhon Si Thammarat is Train #85 departing from Prachuap Khiri Khan at 01:08 and scheduled to arrive in Hat Yai 8 hours 32 minutes later at 09:40.

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About Travel to Nakhon Si Thammarat


Nakhon Si Thammarat is one of the largest cities in Southern Thailand, with a population of over 100,000, and also one of the oldest cities in Southern Thailand. In terms of historical attractions, Nakhon Si Thammarat has a lot more to offer than Surat Thani or Hat Yai, both of which developed in the early part of the 20th Century.

Tourism in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Not so many foreign visitors come to Nakhon Si Thammarat City itself. Several companies offer direct bus and ferry services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to the popular islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, and there are relatively few overland journeys in Thailand where you need to stop in Nakhon Si Thammarat for connecting bus or train services.

One of the consequences of the smaller number of foreign tourists coming to Nakhon Si Thammarat compared to Surat Thani, for example, is that few restaurants and hotels cater well to foreign visitors because of the language barriers. Not so many places have menus in English, or indeed a sign in English indicating the location of the hotel or restaurants. There are some exceptions to this, such as the Rock 99 Bar and Grill (350 metres walk from the railway station) and the Thai Hotel Nakhon Si Thammarat (280 metres walking distance from the railway station).

Chedi at Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Chedi at Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat

The major tourist attraction in Nakhon Si Thammarat City is Wat Phra Mahathat. This temple is very famous in Thailand and the vast majority of tourists who come to Nakhon Si Thammarat are Thai people coming to visit Wat Phra Mahathat.

In a country with thousands of temples, Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat stands out as being one of the most interesting.

The first distinctive feature of Wat Phra Mahathat is its 78 metre tall Sri Lankan style chedi, surrounded by 173 smaller chedi towers. The 174 towers are arranged symmetrically in the main courtyard of the temple. The scale of this cluster of spires is impressive in its own right, and reminiscent of some of the major temples in Myanmar, such as the Kakku Pagodas near Inle Lake.

The other thing about Wat Phra Mahathat is that it is very old. The current incarnation of the temple, including the 78 metre tall central chedi, dates back to the 13th Century. According to local legend, however, the temple was founded much earlier in 291 AD by Prince Thanakuman and Queen Hem Chala. The temple was at the forefront of an early movement to convert people in Thailand to Theravada Buddhism and held in very high regard by Thai Buddhists as a consequence.

Beaches in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Nakhon Si Thammarat City doesn’t have a beach, or a beach conveniently close by, which is a major reason why it has not developed a thriving tourist industry. There are though two beaches within an hour’s drive of the city centre.

61 km by road to the east of Nakhon Si Thammarat City is the picturesque Talumphuk Cape Beach. Talumphuk Cape Beach is located on a narrow peninsula and a place of outstanding natural beauty. There is little in the way of local accommodation and just a few restaurants.

Sichon, 69 km to the north of Nakhon Si Thammarat, is much more developed. Sichon has two beaches, Sichon Beach and Hin Ngam Beach. Both beaches have hotels and restaurants, and tend to get busy only on the weekends and on public holidays. Outside of these times the majority of the visitors are people stopping in Sichon overnight to break up the long journey by road from Malaysia and the Southern Provinces and Bangkok.

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