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    Train travel from Koh Samui to Bangkok

    Travel by train from Koh Samui to Bangkok is a great way to save money. Travelling by train is less than half the cost of flying from Koh Samui to Bangkok, and if you book an inexpensive 2nd Class sleeper berth you can also save on the cost of a hotel room for the night.


    Ferry and bus to Surat Thani Station


    • Times of joint ferry and bus services from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station.
    Koh SamuiTrain StationTicketCompany
    05:0010:30500 THBRaja Ferry
    06:0011:30500 THBRaja Ferry
    06:3012:00450 THBPhantip Travel
    07:3012:00300 THBSongserm
    08:0010:20700 THBLomprayah
    08:0014:00450 THBPhantip Travel
    09:0014:30500 THBRaja Ferry
    09:3014:00300 THBSongserm
    12:0018:40450 THBPhantip Travel
    12:0017:30500 THBRaja Ferry
    12:4515:05700 THBLomprayah
    13:3018:40300 THBSongserm
    14:0019:30500 THBRaja Ferry
    15:3017:50700 THBLomprayah

    • Buy joint ferry and bus tickets for services from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station.
    • These services depart from different places in Koh Samui:
      • Lomprayah: Na Thon Ferry Pier
      • Raja Ferry: Hotel pick up.
      • Phantip Travel: Hotel pick up.
      • Songserm: Na Thon Ferry Pier.

    Train from Surat Thani to Bangkok


    • Train times from Surat Thani to Bangkok.
    Surat ThaniBangkokTrainSleeper
    10:4019:4540No
    16:4705:10174Yes
    17:3805:35168Yes
    18:3706:3086Yes
    20:1409:00170Yes
    20:4105:5542/44No
    21:0408:3584Yes
    21:2609:15172Yes
    23:2810:1038/46Yes
    23:5710:3032Yes

    Location of Na Thon Ferry Pier


    Lomprayah and Songserm services to Surat Thani Railway Station depart from Na Thon Ferry Pier.


    Location of Surat Thani Station


    Trains to Bangkok depart from Surat Thani Railway Station which is in a neighbouring town to Surat Thani City.


    Location of Bangkok Station


    Trains from Surat Thani terminate at Bangkok Railway Station.


    About train travel to Bangkok


    The first part of the journey by train to Bangkok is travelling from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station, which is the closest railway station to the Koh Samui. There are several different companies operating joint ferry and bus services from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station. All but one of these companies use ferry services which arrive on the mainland at Donsak, which is a 90 minute drive away from Surat Thani Railway Station. The only company with a ferry terminal near the train station is the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company whose services arrive on the mainland at a pier near Surat Thani City and about 30 minutes by road to Surat Thani Railway Station.

    2nd Class sleeper carriage on a train to Bangkok

    2nd Class sleeper carriage on a train to Bangkok

    There are several different types of train you take from Surat Thani to Bangkok and several different types of seats you can book. The only train which completes the journey during the course of a single day is Train 40 departing at 10:40 and scheduled to arrive at 19:45. Train 40 is a sprinter train with air-conditioned seats. All the other trains from Surat Thani to Bangkok (except Train 42/44) have sleeper berths available. 2nd Class sleeper berths are arranged bunk bed style on Thai trains, with an upper bunk folding down when the beds are prepared and privacy curtain installed for each bed. 2nd Class sleeper berths are either in air-conditioned carriages which are more expensive than the fan cooled carriages, which are other type of 2nd Class sleeper carriage. Upper berths on fan cooled carriages are uncomfortably hot, although lower bunks in fan cooled carriage are not because you can open the window. 1st Class compartments have only 2 beds, one of which folds down, and a door which you can lock making the compartment private.

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