By train the journey from Surat Thani to Cha Am is scheduled to take from 8 to 9 hours depending upon which train service you choose. All trains services arrive in Cha Am very early in the morning.
Train Times from Surat Thani to Cha Am
There are 2 daily train services from Surat Thani to Cha Am.
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- The fastest train from Surat Thani to Cha Am is Train #170 departing from Surat Thani at 19:41, and arriving 8 hours 29 minutes later in Cha Am at 04:10.
- The slowest train from Surat Thani to Cha Am is Train #168 departing from Surat Thani at 17:08 and scheduled to arrive in Cha Am at 02:09, a journey time of 9 hours 01 minutes.
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Surat Thani Railway Station
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Cha Am Railway Station
About travel to Cha Am
Cha Am is a lesser known holiday destination located 30 km to the north of Hua Hin. Cha Am gets busy at the weekends with mostly Thai visitors from Bangkok, but not so many foreign visitors come to Cha Am and during the weekdays the town feels much quieter and more relaxed than major tourist destinations such as Phuket or Koh Samui which are typical very busy all year round.
Cha Am Town
The most built up pat of Cha Am is near the train station. The train station is located within a small town with a lively fresh food market, shops, restaurants and major supermarkets such as Lotus’s and Makro. Approximately 2 km to the east is Cha Am Beach.
Cha Am Beach
Cha Am Beach is a relatively narrow strip of white sand which stretches 10 km down the coastline. In calm weather it’s safe to swim in the water off the beach. The most popular part of the beach is the area close to where the main access road from Cha Am town (Narathip Road) reaches the beach. This area has lots of covered sunloungers and vendors selling seafood and in this respect is similar to the busier parts of Pattaya Beach. Once you leave this area of the beach, however, it’s most completely deserted except for the areas immediately in front of the large resorts spread out at intervals along the entire length of the beach.
Places to visit in Cha Am
Cha Am has a charm of its own, the town is peaceful and friendly, as is the long beach. There are, however, a number of places in or near Cha Am that we recommend visiting:
- Cha Am Forest Park: This is a small nature reserve that’s great for spotting tropical birds and the indigenous white handed gibbons.
- Mrigadayavan Palace: This is former royal palace built in the 1920s and consists of a series on teak wood pavillions built on tall posts and connected by wooden walkways.
- Cha Am Harbour: At the northern end of Cha Am Beach is a small harbour with colourful wooden fishing boats. The seafood restaurants around the harbour are very popular.