Train 83 departing at 17.05 is one of the faster evening departures with both 1st and 2nd Class Air-Conditioned Sleeper carriages. This train also has a restaurant and a freight car, which means that if there is space available it is possible to transport a bicycle, motorbike or other large object subject to payment of a charge for cargo.
|11 hours 19 mins
The first direct service from Surat Thani train station to Koh Tao departs later at 08.30. Because the current route is single track for large sections there are often delays (trains have to stop so that others going in the opposite direction can pass) which means that in practice the delay between arriving and the departure time of onward transport connections is less than the scheduled timetable suggests. Opposite the train station there is a row of cafes which open early in the morning to cater for people arriving on Train 83. Bus and minivan services for onward travel from Surat Thani train station pick up passengers in the car park in front of this row of cafes. The cafes have free WiFi and toilets for use by customers.
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|1st Class AC Sleeper
|2nd Class AC Sleeper
All sleeper berths on this train are air-condition, whilst the seat only carriages are fan cooled. During the hottest months of the year in the South of Thailand (January through to August) fan cooled carriages can become hot particularly when the train is stationary and there is no breeze coming through the open windows:
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|Taling Chan Junction
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|Bang Saphan Yai