Train 169 is one of the oldest and slowest trains in service on the Bangkok to Surat Thani route. This said, the train does has 2nd class air-conditioned and fan sleeper carriages giving those passengers who have booked these seats in advance a comfortable journey.
The train is scheduled to arrive at 03.45, although it generally arrives 30 to 60 minutes after the scheduled time. The first direct transport from Surat Thani train station to Koh Samui departs at 07.00. For Koh Phangan the first combined bus and boat service from Thani also departs at 07.00. For Koh Tao there is a daily direct service from Surat Thani train station at 08.30.
|169||Rapid||15.35||03.45||12 hrs 10 min|
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For drinks and snacks whilst you are waiting walk down the main street outside Surat Thani train station, where you find both a 7-Eleven and a Family Mart convenience store open 24 hours a day.
|Seat Type||Online Price|
|2nd Class AC Sleeper||998 THB|
There is a single air-conditioned carriage with 2nd Class AC Sleeper seats and a single carriage with 2nd Class Fan Sleeper seats, all the other carriages have seat only fan cooled carriages:
|Bangkok||Sam Sen||Bang Sue Junction||Bang Bamru||Taling Chan Junction|
|Sala Ya||Nakhon Pathom||Ban Pong||Ratchaburi||Phetchaburi|
|Cha-am||Hua Hin||Wang Phong||Kui Buri||Prachuap Khiri Khan|
|Thap Sakae||Ban Krut||Bang Saphan Yai||Map Ammarit||Pathiu|
|Chumphon||Sawi||Pak Tako||Lang Suan||Lamae|
|Tha Chana||Chaiya||Tha Chang||Surat Thani||–|