17.35 Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Train #173 departing at 17.35 is the least popular of the overnight trains for foreign visitors. The reason for this is that this is a slow train with a limited number of sleeper berths in an air-conditioned carriage. This train is however cheap with a convenient arrival time and will suit the budget conscious traveller.

Train Information

The majority of the seating on this train in is fan cooled carriages which can sometimes become uncomfortable in the warmer months of the year.

173Rapid17.3505.4812 hrs 13 min
Stops:Inc Meals:Sleeper:Dining Car:Freight Car:
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On the plus side, seats are cheaper on this train than the other later departure and the scheduled arrival time of 05.48 coincides well the departure times of the first direct services from Surat Thani train station to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, at 07.00, and for the service to Koh Tao which departs at 08.30. Passengers can also transport bicycles on Train #173 if there is space in the freight car. To transport a bicycle or other large object you need to go to the freight office to the left hand side of platform 12 at Bangkok train station where you be asked to pay a small additional charge.

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Prices for the 17.35 Train 

Seat TypeOnline Price
2nd Class A/C Sleeper998 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper758 THB

Seat Types on Train #173

Train #173 has a single air-conditioned carriage with 2nd Class AC Seats. All the rest of the carriages are fan cooled:

  • 2nd Class A/C Sleeper
  • 2nd Class Fan Sleeper
  • 2nd Class Fan Seat
  • 3rd Class Fan Seat

Pictures of the 17.35 Train


The 17.35 Train to Surat Thani is popular with Thai travellers

2nd Class Fan Carriage on Train 173

2nd Class Fan Carriage on Train #173

Train 173 terminates at Nakorn Sri Thamarat

Train #173 terminates at Nakorn Sri Thammarat

Timetable to Surat Thani

BangkokSam SenBang Sue JunctionBang BamruTaling Chan Junction
Sala YaNakhon PathomBan PongRatchaburiPhetchaburi
Cha-amHua HinWang PhongKui BuriPrachuap Khiri Khan
Thap SakaeBan KrutBang Saphan YaiMap AmmaritPathiu
ChumphonSawiPak TakoLang SuanLamae
Tha ChanaChaiyaTha ChangSurat Thani

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