Train 36 Timetable (Now Train 32)

Train 32 is a daily overnight sleeper train that travels from Hat Yai in Southern Thailand, travelling up through central area of the south, before following the eastern coastline along the Gulf of Thailand, all the way up to Bangkok, ending at the new main train station, Bang Sue Central.

Please Note : train 36 from Butterworth to Bangkok has been replaced by train number 46 from 2nd December 2016 and now departs from the border station of Padang Besar.

Click here for the new timetable >

Timetable for Train 32

To view the Timetable of Train number 35 (now 31) from Bangkok to Butterworth click here >

Station Departure time
Butterworth Penang ****
Bukit Mertajam ****
Sungai Petani ****
Alor Setar ****
Arau ****
Padang Besar (Immigration) ****
Khlong Ngae ****
Hat Yai 17.45
Phatthalung 18.59
Thung Song Junction 20.40
Surat Thani (For Ferry to Koh Samui / Phangan) 22.27
Wisai 00.32
Chumphon (For Ferry to Koh Tao) 01.05
Bang Saphan Yai --.--
Hua Hin 05.55
Phetchaburi 07.10
Rachaburi 08.17
Ban Pong 09.00
Nakhon Pathom 09.39
Sala Ya 10.14
Bang Bamru 10.38
Bang Sue Central (Krung Thep Aphiwat) 10.50
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****Please note: The SRT train is no longer travelling to Butterworth in Malaysia.

To get to Padang Besar from Butterworth, you have a choice of taking either:

An ETS Train or one of the many more Komuter Trains.

To see the ETS train schedule to Padang Besar click here >

To see the KTM Komuter schedule to Padang Besar click here >

From Padang Besar to Hat Yai, you can take one of the Shuttle Trains >

Tickets for this Thai train service are no longer being sold from Butterworth or the KTM office in George Town. You will now have to purchase your tickets at Padang Besar or Hat Yai.

If you need to make an advance booking you can do that here online >

This service comprises of all sleeper coaches, with both second and first class berths available.

Coaches on this service are the new models from China and are much more modern and more comfortable than the older SRT rolling stock.

If you have the chance and don't mind spending a little bit extra, try to buy the lower berth beds, as they are wider and more comfortable, plus you get a window to look out of.

New Chinese made seatsNew Chinese made seats
New Chinese made berthsNew Chinese made berths

You will have to book early as these berths are the most popular and sell out the quickest.

So, if you leave it to the last minute, you will only be left with the smaller upper berths if there are still any available, plus you will be left with the berths that nobody else wants at the end of the carriages where the toilets are, or next to the automatic door.

Arriving at Bangkok Railway Station

From January 2023, this train will terminate at the new railway terminal in Bangkok - Bang Sue Central Station (Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal).

Ticket Prices

Please see the following pages on our site for fares:

Hat Yai

Surat Thani


Hua Hin

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