08.05 Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Train #43 is a three carriage express service from Bangkok to Surat Thani, and the only train which completes the whole journey in daylight. The only type of seat available on this train is a 2nd Class AC Seat.

Train Information

This is the fastest train service from Bangkok to Surat Thani.

Train: Service: Depart: Arrive: Journey:
43 Special Express 08.05 16.45 8 hrs 40 min
Stops: Inc Meals: Sleeper: Dining Car: Freight Car:
21 Yes No No No

If you do decide to take Train #43 be aware that it arrives too late for direct onward transport to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao and you will need to spend at hotel in Surat Thani, or take a night boat, before travelling to the islands the next day.

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Prices for the 08.05 Train 

Seat Type Online Price
2nd Class A/C Seat 858 THB

Seat Types on Train #43

2nd Class Air Conditioned Seats on Train 43

2nd Class Air Conditioned Seats on Train #43

Train #43 is a Sprinter Train with a single seat type:

  • 2nd Class A/C Seat

This type of seat is similar to a seat on a aeroplane, just with more leg room. Included in the price is an airline style breakfast and lunch served on a tray. The chairs recline and there is a tray on the back of the chair in front. You cannot open the windows in any of the train carriages on Train #43 because this is an all air-conditioned train. The chairs are fairly comfortable, but less so as the journey goes on. Get up frequently and walk up and down the aisles as 8 hours 40 minutes is too long to sit still. Bring a book or watch a film or you will be bored. There is not much to see from the train window for much of this journey. After leaving Bangkok much of the route passes through forested areas and there is nothing to see except trees and a few towns.

Facilities on Train #43

The 08.05 train to Surat Thani has 3 carriages

The 08.05 train to Surat Thani has 3 carriages

This train has no restaurant car and no freight carriage, which means you cannot transport bicycles. There are toilets at each end of the carriages and no other facilities. Remember to buy drinks and snacks before you set off. Sometimes food and drink sellers are allowed to board the train at stops but not always on this train. Electric Points: at each end of the carriage there is a single two-prong electric socket which can use to charge a mobile phone or computer, although other people will want to do the same thing so you may need to wait patiently for your turn.

Catching Train #43

The 08.05 Train Will Depart From Platform 7

The 08.05 Train Will Normally Depart From Platform 7

This  train normally departs from Platform #7, however, you should check the Display Board on the main station concourse to check. Most days this train arrive on the platform at least 20 minutes before the departure time giving you a chance to find your seats and stow your luggage before the journey starts. Because this is a 3 carriage train it is easy to located the correct carriage. The carriage and seat numbers will be printed on your ticket. Check with the train guard if you are not sure.

Timetable to Surat Thani

Bangkok Sam Sen Bang Sue Junction Bang Bamru Taling Chan Junction
08.05 08.18 08.25 08.43
Sala Ya Nakhon Pathom Ban Pong Ratchaburi Phetchaburi
08.56 09.21 09.38 10.03 10.40
Cha-am Hua Hin Wang Phong Kui Buri Prachuap Khiri Khan
11.26 12.28
Thap Sakae Ban Krut Bang Saphan Yai Map Ammarit Pathiu
13.07 13.07 13.55 14.15
Chumphon Sawi Pak Tako Lang Suan Lamae
14.36 15.04 15.29
Tha Chana Chaiya Tha Chang Surat Thani
16.01 16.17 16.45

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