Train 173 is an overnight Rapid train service from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat along the Thai Railways Southern Line, which travels down past all the beaches along the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, before turning East to Nakhon Si Thammarat.
|Bang Sue Junction||18.08|
|Prachuap Khiri Khan||23.17|
|Bang Saphan Yai||00.48|
|Bang Saphan Noi||01.05|
|Chumphon (Ferry to Koh Tao)||02.58|
|Surat Thani (Ferry to Koh Samui / Phangan)||06.03|
|Khlong Chan Di||07.49|
|Thung song Junction||08.32|
|Ban Thung Lo||09.22|
|Nakhon Si Thammarat||09.55|
Train 173 departs Daily from the main railway station in Bangkok, Hua Lamphong.
This Thailand Rapid train service has both air-conditioned 2nd class sleepers and the cheaper fan 2nd class sleeper coaches available for longer journeys.
For short journeys or for those who want to pay as little as possible, there are cheap 2nd class fan seat coaches and then the really cheap 3rd class fan (hard seat) coaches.
Rapid trains are one of the most economical ways to travel by train in Thailand as the extra fees that you have to pay for things like air-conditioning, are according to the distance travelled, unlike Express and Special Express fares where the fees are set no matter how short the distance.
To see fares from Bangkok for this service and all other trains on a particular route, please see the following pages :
Please note that the departure times shown here may change without notice. Please check times yourself before travelling by :