Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani
for Ferry to Koh Samui & Koh Phangan

Catching the train from Bangkok to Surat Thani is the best way for those travelling overland to the islands as you can catch a night / sleeper train from the capital then connect to a bus from the railway station to the ferry ports for your boat to Koh Samui or Koh Phangan.

Surat Thani railway station is also the place to go if you want to travel by train from Bangkok to Phuket and Krabi as you can transfer to a waiting bus from the station to the west coast of Thailand.

Train Times from Bangkok to Surat Thani (2016)

Train Depart Arrive Type
43 08.05 16.45 Special Express DRC
171 13.00 00.22 Rapid
35 14.45 01.23 Special Express
37 15.10 02.00 Special Express
169 15.35 03.45 Rapid
83 17.05 04.24 Express
173 17.35 05.48 Rapid
167 18.30 06.23 Rapid
85 19.30 07.06 Express
39/41 22.50 08.05 Special Express DRC

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Train numbers 43 and 39/41 are sprinter diesel rail-cars (DRC) made up of usually just two or three carriages with only second class air-conditioned seating available. Airline type meals and soft drinks are also provided.

Sleeper Trains : All trains except the DRC trains above have sleeping beds available.

Distance from Bangkok to Surat Thani is 651 km.

To view the full timetables and learn more about each individual train, click on a train number below :

If you are thinking of travelling from Bangkok to Koh Samui by bus, you can easily buy combination tickets, whcih include the bus fare and ferry over to the island :

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Train Times from Surat Thani to Bangkok

Train Depart Arrive Type
40 10.40 19.45 Special Express DRC
174 16.47 05.10 Rapid
168 17.38 05.35 Rapid
86 18.37 06.30 Express
170 20.14 09.00 Rapid
42/44 20.41 05.55 Special Express DRC
84 21.04 08.35 Express
172 21.26 09.15 Rapid
38 23.28 10.10 Special Express
36 23.57 10.30 Special Express

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Surat Thani railway station is not actually in Surat Thani city but is located in Phun Phin some 15 kms from the city.

Buses and minibuses run from the railway station to the ferry terminals as well as to Phuket, Krabi and many other destinations in southern Thailand.

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Alternatively you can buy combination train and ferry or train and bus tickets from travel agents in Bangkok. You can not however, buy combo tickets directly from SRT at the railway station in Bangkok.

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