Getting to Suratthani

How to get to Suratthani from Bangkok

What about

Very few tourists who pass through Suratthani on their way to the islands of the Gulf stay in the city even for one night. From the first glance, this busy transport hub does not have much to offer even to the most curious of the travellers. But what Suratthani can give you is the taste of real Thailand – from its spicy cuisine with obvious Muslin influence to narrow streets of the old market quarter. Suratthani is a good base for day trips all around the province which in fact hides a rarely visited mountainous part better explored by car or motorcycle. Suratthani is not by any means the destination to put high in your must-visit list, but if you happen in the area make your best not to miss this pleasant and not touristy place.

Getting to Suratthani

To get to Suratthani from Bangkok, you have an option of a bus or train journey. Travelling by train requires more time (up to 12 hours), while a bus can bring you to your destination in 8 or 9 hours. Travelling by night bus or train is a great way to save your daytime and some extra baht as you do not need to pay for your hotel room. With a variety of choices in price and level of comfort the both means of transportation offer, the long journey from Bangkok to Suratthani is not as tiring as it sounds.

From Bangkok to Suratthani by bus

Buses from Bangkok to Suratthani leave from the Southern bus Terminal in Bangkok, called Sai Tai Mai. The route is served with a number of operators, including Sri Suthep Tour, Bus Express and Bangkok Busline. All of them offer both express and VIP coaches and very similar service, which also includes a meal (served on board or during a pit-stop on the route). The cheapest option is a Sri Suthep Tour express at THB 517, but for some extra baht you can buy a VIP ticket with Bangkok Busline, which is a step further in the sense of comfort. There are only two morning buses at 7.20am, but in the evening the choice is much wider with a number of buses departing hourly from 5pm till 8pm.

Which bus station?

In Suratthani buses from Bangkok arrive to the ‘new’ bus station which lies approximately 7km south of town on Route 41 (Asian Highway 2). To get to the city from there, catch any of the fan cooled orange buses between Surat and the train station at Phun Phin with departures every 10 minutes.

Suratthani has great bus connections with the main cities of the south with buses leaving from the two city bus stations: Talat Kaset 1 and Talat Kaset 2. The former serves local buses around Suratthani Province, while the latter receives traffic from many southern cities of Thailand.

From Bangkok to Suratthani by train

Trains from Bangkok to Suratthani leave from Hua Lamphong Station. There is a morning 2nd class AC seats only which is also the fastest one covering the distance between Bangkok and Suratthani in 9 hours (and for THB 808). The rest of the batch are slower (up to 12 hours) and depart in the afternoon and in the evening at 1pm, 2.45pm, 3.10pm, 3.35pm, 5.05pm, 5.35pm. 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 10.50pm. Even if slower than buses, trains offer the most comfortable ride, depending on which ticket you book. The top choice is an AC 1st class sleeper (the most convenient of which is #85 at 7.30pm; there are also #35 at 2.45pm and #83 at 5.05pm) which lets you travel like a king for your THB 1539. Second class sleepers are also air-conditioned and provide beds that fold out of your seating upon request or in the evening. These tickets cost from THB 968 to THB 1008, and while they may not be as private as 1st class, they are still very comfortable. There are ladies’ only carriages introduced recently, and for solo female travellers it is a really good option at THB 1008. The fan sleeper carriage works pretty much the same as a normal sleeper but excludes air conditioning and gives you an arguable opportunity to take in countryside smells along the trip. Fan sleepers cost 708 THB per person.

Suratthani train station is located in the town of Phun Phin, some 15 km south of the provincial capital. Local buses travel between the city and the train station every 10 minutes throughout the day.

From Suratthani to the islands of the Gulf

For many travellers Suratthani is just a starting point for their journey to the islands of the Gulf. A number of operators offer a joint ticket (bus+ferry) from Suratthani Town, the train station or the airport. You can as well buy just a ferry ticket with Lomprayah or Seatran: both of them bring you to Samui in 2–2½ hrs, Koh Phangan in about 3 hours and to Koh Tao in 5–6 hours. To be on the safe side, book your tickets to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao from Suratthani in advance.

**Tip: If your are prone to seasickness, get the necessary medicine at hand.

Why make a stop-over in Suratthani?

Suratthani makes a good base for exploring the nearby areas which are rarely visited by tourist and can give you a taste of real Thailand. Visit Ban Phum Riang fishing village where Muslim women weave wonderful red, yellow and black silk cloths or make a romantic evening cruise along Tapi River, partly overgrown with mangrove forests. There is a monkey training centre 13km from Suratthani in Kanchanadit district; and if you have enough time and arrange your own transport you can go exploring the interior of the vast province. Suratthani is a true gem as far as the street food is concerned; its cuisine showcasing a great variety of Southern dishes and traditional Muslim curries.

Want to see an Amazon rain forest in Thailand? Welcome to Khao Sok!

Khao Sok National Park is definitely one of the wonders of Suratthani province. Khao Sok is arguably the wettest region of the country with annual rainfall reaching 3500 mm. Thanks to its unique geographic location and relative remoteness the park boasts incredible biodiversity, which easily surpasses the one of the famous Amazon rain forests. Khao Sok shelters over 5% of the world’s wildlife species and an abundance of plants, i.e. a beautiful Rafflesia.

There is plenty of activities on offer in Khao Sok including jungle trekking, elephant encounters, canoeing, cruising Cheow Larn Lake or bird watching. Well, even sitting on your guesthouse terrace and taking in amazing views is already greatly rewarding! The park offers package multiday tours, but you can as well come all by yourself and tailor-make your vacation in Khao Sok right on the spot.

It takes about two hours to get to Khao Sok National park from Suratthani or Suratthani Airport with chartered vans of Phantip Charter. They offer a 9-seat Toyota Commuter at THB3,150 any time of the day on your request. The price includes pickup from your hotel (or location specified). Recommended.

Bangkok to Suratthani @ train, bus, flight Sep 27, 2017

72 trips (THB 502 — 10,500)

From Hua Lamphong to Suratthani by train

08:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
16:45
Suratthani
8h 40m
Instant Refund
฿ 858
× 2 = ฿ 1,716
 
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:25
Suratthani
11h 25m
Instant Refund
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:25
Suratthani
11h 25m
Instant Refund
฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
 
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:25
Suratthani
10h 40m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,258
× 2 = ฿ 2,516
 
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:25
Suratthani
10h 40m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,829
× 2 = ฿ 3,658
 
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:00
Suratthani
10h 50m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
 
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:00
Suratthani
10h 50m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
 
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:45
Suratthani
12h 10m
Instant Refund
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:25
Suratthani
11h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
 
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:25
Suratthani
11h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,589
× 2 = ฿ 3,178
 
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:50
Suratthani
12h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
 
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:50
Suratthani
12h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
06:25
Suratthani
11h 55m
Instant Refund
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
06:25
Suratthani
11h 55m
Instant Refund
฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
 
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
 
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,589
× 2 = ฿ 3,178
Only 6 seats left!
22:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
08:05
Suratthani
9h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 858
× 2 = ฿ 1,716
 

From Ratchadamnoen Avenue to Suratthani by bus

16:30
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
05:30
Suratthani
13h
฿ 549
× 2 = ฿ 1,098
 
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
06:30
Suratthani
13h 30m
฿ 649
× 2 = ฿ 1,298
 
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
06:30
Suratthani
13h 30m
฿ 699
× 2 = ฿ 1,398
 
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
06:50
Suratthani Seatran
13h 50m
฿ 699
× 2 = ฿ 1,398
 
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
06:50
Suratthani Seatran
13h 50m
฿ 949
× 2 = ฿ 1,898
 
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
06:50
Suratthani Seatran
13h 50m
฿ 799
× 2 = ฿ 1,598
 
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
06:00
Suratthani
13h
฿ 819
× 2 = ฿ 1,638
 

From Southern Terminal to Suratthani by bus

07:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
16:45
Suratthani
9h 45m
Instant
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
 
08:45
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
19:15
Suratthani
10h 30m
Instant
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
 
09:15
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
20:15
Suratthani
11h
฿ 527
× 2 = ฿ 1,054
 
17:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
03:35
Suratthani
10h 35m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:30
Phunphin, Suratthani
9h 10m
Instant
฿ 779
× 2 = ฿ 1,558
 
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:30
Phunphin, Suratthani
9h 10m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:50
Suratthani
9h 30m
Instant
฿ 779
× 2 = ฿ 1,558
 
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:50
Suratthani
9h 30m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 
17:40
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
03:25
Suratthani
9h 45m
Instant
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
 
18:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:35
Suratthani
10h 35m
Instant
฿ 777
× 2 = ฿ 1,554
 
18:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:35
Suratthani
10h 35m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 
19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:10
Phunphin, Suratthani
9h 10m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 
19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:30
Suratthani
10h 30m
Instant
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
 
19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:35
Suratthani
10h 35m
Instant
฿ 777
× 2 = ฿ 1,554
 
19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:30
Suratthani
9h 30m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 
19:10
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:55
Suratthani
9h 45m
Instant
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
 
19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:05
Suratthani
10h 35m
Instant
฿ 779
× 2 = ฿ 1,558
 
19:50
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:40
Suratthani
9h 50m
Instant
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
 
19:50
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:00
Phunphin, Suratthani
9h 10m
Instant
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
 
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:50
Suratthani
9h 50m
Instant
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
 
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:20
Suratthani
9h 20m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:35
Suratthani
10h 35m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 
20:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:20
Suratthani
10h
฿ 781
× 2 = ฿ 1,562
 
20:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:20
Suratthani
10h
฿ 527
× 2 = ฿ 1,054
 
20:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:20
Suratthani
10h
฿ 603
× 2 = ฿ 1,206
 
20:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:05
Suratthani
10h 35m
Instant
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
 

From Bangkok any hotel to Suratthani by taxi

PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Suratthani
11h
Refund
฿ 10,500
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Suratthani
11h
Instant Refund
฿ 9,900
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Suratthani
11h
Refund
฿ 9,600
  vehicle, all incl

From Don Mueang Airport to Suratthani by flight

#DD7208
06:10
Don Mueang Airport
07:20
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,865
× 2 = ฿ 3,730
 
#FD3235
07:10
Don Mueang Airport
08:10
Suratthani Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 836
× 2 = ฿ 1,672
 
#SL736
08:25
Don Mueang Airport
09:35
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 995
× 2 = ฿ 1,990
 
#SL734
08:35
Don Mueang Airport
09:45
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 839
× 2 = ฿ 1,678
 
#DD7210
09:20
Don Mueang Airport
10:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,462
× 2 = ฿ 2,924
 
#FD3237
09:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:55
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 836
× 2 = ฿ 1,672
 
#DD7214
11:10
Don Mueang Airport
12:20
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,241
× 2 = ฿ 4,482
 
#FD3239
11:40
Don Mueang Airport
12:50
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 836
× 2 = ฿ 1,672
 
#DD7212
12:40
Don Mueang Airport
13:50
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,462
× 2 = ฿ 2,924
 
#SL740
14:00
Don Mueang Airport
15:10
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 981
× 2 = ฿ 1,962
 
#FD3231
14:30
Don Mueang Airport
15:40
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 836
× 2 = ฿ 1,672
 
#FD3331
16:10
Don Mueang Airport
17:25
Suratthani Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 836
× 2 = ฿ 1,672
 
#DD7216
16:25
Don Mueang Airport
17:35
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,462
× 2 = ฿ 2,924
 
#SL746
18:40
Don Mueang Airport
19:50
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,095
× 2 = ฿ 2,190
 
#FD3233
19:20
Don Mueang Airport
20:20
Suratthani Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 1,375
× 2 = ฿ 2,750
 
#SL4749
19:50
Don Mueang Airport
21:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 995
× 2 = ฿ 1,990
 
#SL748
21:35
Don Mueang Airport
22:45
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 981
× 2 = ฿ 1,962
 

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Suratthani by flight

#TG2251
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 4,346
× 2 = ฿ 8,692
 
#TG2257
17:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 4,346
× 2 = ฿ 8,692
 

Passenger reviews out of total 33,538 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The experience made this a great adventure. The 1st class sleepers definitely need a refurb - the bathroom facilities leave a lot to be desired. We found them to be dirty and smellie and the teenagers preferred to hold on rather than use them! The food on board was tasty but expensive. You could bring your own but you could also buy from the industrious locals who board the train at various stations within Bangkok to sell you food. Whilst the food was tasty I wouldn't recommend the restaurant car - it was a long way from first class. Please can you give the carriages a good clean and paint and do some maintenance. The bed linen was great, fresh and clean and a lovely cotton blanket although we were cold as the aircon cannot be changed and it was cold.
★★★★☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
If your expecting, English first class, lower your expectations now! Take your own food and drink on, check out your window before you unlock your door, sometimes locals jump on the train and try and sell you their food or drink!! Ear plugs would be useful, the space is small but after the beds were made up and we settled in for the night, you get to watch the world go by, I loved it, my husband was not so convinced!! It was an experience and adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised!
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean. We read that the airconditioning was set to cold, but if you close the curtans it warms up in no time.
★★★★☆ Sep 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good fun with our twin boys (6). The organisation and help from 12Go made it very easy. We travelled second class. Not luxurious but about what we expected and the food was OK too. There was a 2hr delay ( but these things happen) but we were still able to catch the next ferry to Koh Phangan so even this did not cause too much of a problem.
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We didn't know they served coffee and lunch.
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable beds :)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
simple, comfortable, on time. definitely take the lower berth on the fan train.
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 6, 2017 (bus VIP, Krungsiam Tour) :
Seats are comfortable Departed and arrived on time. Staff does not know english well, but they try to be helpful
★★★★★ Sep 3, 2017 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour)
★★★★☆ Sep 3, 2017 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour) :
Good trip, seats were comfortable and we arrived early.
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We took the 2nd class train (with AC) and it was very nice! We both slept at the bottom bunks. (Much more comfortable and a little wider than the top bunk.) There was a lady and a man who were selling snacks and morning hot chocolate in the morning. I think it got much cleaner than before, as there weren't any cockroaches or anything like that (which I often saw 5-10 years ago). Overall, it was a very pleasant ride!
★★☆☆☆ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Seats and beds were comfy, food was horrible and over priced. Before we left some dodgy guy came into the cabin trying to force us into paying for over priced beer which he had "smuggled" on
★★★☆☆ Sep 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Qick reply with confirmation within 24hours after reserved the ticket. Easy pick up Staffs is waiting at each spot.
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service from start to end, 12goasia replied to all my queries very quickly - confirmation, payment and picking up the tickets was easy and the office building is perfectly located across the street from the station. We chose a first class cabin for two, it was clean and comfortable, and we slept surprisingly well on the overnight journey. Also we can highly recommend the on board set menu for 190 Baht for a 5 course meal of authentic thai food! They woke us up 15 minutes before our stop so no worries about missing it. Only downside was the traditional hole in the ground toilet, fine at the start of the journey but since it is shared between 20 or so people and not cleaned during the 11 hour journey, I'd say it's best to wait til you get to your destination...
★★★★☆ Aug 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All was organized well, it was easy to pick up my ticket and the staff was very friendly.
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A lovely way to travel, great service, decent food and arrived on time! (despite over 1 hour late departure)
★★★★☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
As good as can be expected. Dirty train. Smelly toilet. But the beds are fine. It get you where you want to be.
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. i Recommend
★★★★★ Aug 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice staff and clean train. Bed was big enough for 2 persons. We would recommend it totally
★★☆☆☆ Aug 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was full of bugs!
★★★★☆ Aug 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We booked 2 lower births on the train however the lower birth can easily fit 2 people so next time would be comfortable to book one lower and one upper in order to leave a lower for someone else. Exit 3 at the Bangkok Railway station has some good and inexpensive restaurants while you are waiting for your train to depart. We ordered takeaways there. Much better than the train food at a fraction of the cost.
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Many thanks for the perfect service. 100% recomendation!
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class surprisingly comfortable
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice staff and clean train however no electrical plugs
★★★★★ Aug 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krung Siam Tour)
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Despite timely reservation, our 6 beds were not close together. Also no light and water in toilet, no water to clean hands, bedlights broken. Nighttrain is still a comfortable way to travel
★★★★☆ Aug 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train delayed of 3 hours. A/C too cold for sleeping.
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (bus Express, Nakhon Si Racha)
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. But today our train got late. Still this time I m in train. I don't what will be position of my further reservation from Suratthani to Phuket
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goAsia handled everything perfectly. They are not at fault. However, the train itself was literally crawling with bugs. Not just one or two, but an infestation. All sizes and kinds. They would literally run over our arms while we were reading. Made for a very unpleasant journey, and very little sleep.
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2017 (bus Express, Sri Suthep Tour)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I travelled on a first class cabin with air conditioning, although it was too cold the night was good. As you board on the train the staff comes to ask you for dinner and breakfast. ( Do not expect anything ). Prepare yourself, They don't speak English so well. Later They come to prepare beds.
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was a very nice trip thank you for your wonderful service
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A perfect way of travelling. Comfortable. Good beds, Good food on board
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All good - except for excruciatingly many roaches all around us on that train.
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go staff in Bangkok were friendly and efficient. Train was a pretty cool adventure. One thing - traveling as a couple you really should be allocated one lower and one upper bunk. We were allocated 2 upper bunks and this was pretty hard to manage in an enclosed space, with people also trying to get into their lower bunks. (The couple on our block who had the lower bunks had a lovely time!) Train staff were very efficient. Beds were clean. Food in the dining car was pretty good. Train arrived on time. Overall quite enjoyable!
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sufficient space for luggage. Had foldable tables so could play cards before going to sleep. Beds were completely prepared for us. Can get food and non alcoholic drinks on the train. Sleep was ok. Trunk beds good to stretch out only for body size up to 185cm.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service at the DOB office in BKK was great. Very quick, helpful and kind. The Panthip bus after the fine train ride was a bad experience though. The agent started yelling at me loudly, hitting me twice!, and telling me off before I even saw her coming because I was doing as suggested and walking INTO the Panthip office/restaurant. She accosted me right off the train. Asked if we could stop to grab a water bottle and she nastily yelled no, so we went to the bus and sat on it for nearly an hour before departure. Then came on the bus and told me and my wife off there too for not knowing she was the agent. On top of that, they failed to mention the toilet on the bus is out of order and so it can be quite uncomfortable after 1 hour wait + 1.5 hour ride to ferry ! Just fly or go with another company than Panthip for bus and boat.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Airco was too cold. Got no water. Had no idea where I was in the country or if there was a delay or anything.
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was very good and we had a nice trip. They gave us breakfast and lunch. We arrived on time.
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
very good company, the stuff is very nice and very professional! bus is very confortable! you have to travel with them!!
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Did the job. Staff good, bed comfy- what more do you need!
★★★☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good value in 2nd class. Only downside was the uncomfortably stiff pillow, but maybe I'd sleep fine if I brought my own. I'd do it again.
★★★★★ Aug 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Travel was oke! Service on line good, but rules about refund not clear. After all got 15% back in stead of promised 80. And tickets were all changed from lower to upper bed. Pity
★★☆☆☆ Aug 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was really nice with comfort beds. A/C is very cold bring some warm clothes with you
★★★★★ Aug 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excelent service. The train is comfortable.
★★★★☆ Aug 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good stuff
★★★★★ Aug 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jul 31, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go staff were organized and picking up tickets was not a problem. Train was noisier and rougher than expected, but we could have known this...
★★☆☆☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
There is a huge difference between a Class 2 train ac or fan. The one with fan is way older in all aspects, less comfortable and Hot. Didn't like that this train stopped at so many stations. Water in toilets and sink were not always there. Next time we definitely go for Class 2- ac
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Plain left on time, good flight!
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was an old train. My bench fell apart and the table was dirty. There was no food car and the meals were way too expensive. The only nice thing was that the bottom bunk was wide so I could sleep next to my boyfriend.
★★★★☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable journey to Surat Thani. Bring your own food. Food offered in train is mediocre and no value for money.
★★★☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Our car was very loud.
★★★★☆ Jul 28, 2017 (bus Express, Krung Siam Tour)
★★★★☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip, very friendly personal. Only one negative remark : In Bangkok the train was cleaned by a water shower, but unfortunately that was not enough to remove the dust from the windows. For better outlook they should be cleaned by wishing with a brush.
★★☆☆☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The cabine was old, the toilet very dirty
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good service! We took a train plus a bus from bangkok to krabi. We arrive faster than planned!
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip!!
★★★☆☆ Jul 26, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krung Siam Tour) :
It was clean and fast. We sat in the last row - a bit to small an to loud (aircondition) to sleep comfortable. Nice Crew.
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The air conditioning was really cold. Difficult for our friends on the top bunks to sleep because the lights stayed on the entire time. People came on the train selling food periodically which was nice. Overall, really comfortable and convenient.
★★★★★ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service would definitely use again
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great way to get to Koh Panghan with the four of us. Train was comfortable with beds able to fit me at 6'4" (194cm) and was able to sleep In between frequent stops and general loudness of the train journey. Do not expect the Orient Express here but for the price, great value. Breakfast was average. Efficient departure from the train with a little wait in the local cafe. On to bus for 1 hour to the port. Departure ok ferry right on at 10:15. Staff very helpful all along the entire journey. 12Go has been a great way to go!!
★★★★★ Jul 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very pleasant trip. 12go booked very nice lower berths.
★★★★☆ Jul 24, 2017 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Friendly staff, comfortable beds, no issues whatsoever
★★★★★ Jul 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable trip. A/C was very cold, but the blanket provided was sufficient.
★★★☆☆ Jul 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Confort du train moyen. Couloir éclairé a fond toute la nuit ! Pourquoi ? Obligé de se coucher à 20h . toilettes vétustes . Réservation en ligne archaïque car obligé d'aller quand même chercher les tichets vers la gare. Difficile de loger les bagages. J'ai du dormir avec ma valise sur le lit !!
★★★☆☆ Jul 23, 2017 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour)
★★★★☆ Jul 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Beds were very comfortable. Was easy getting the ticket and finding my train and sit. Thanks!
★★★★☆ Jul 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Flyter bra
★★★☆☆ Jul 21, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Relaxte treinreis. Basis was oke. Vaak geen handenwas mogelijkheid. Maaltijden en drinken worden regelmatig aangeboden.
★★★★★ Jul 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 19, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
No complaints, everything was as promised. Easy pick up of the tickets near the station. Very smooth. The train was nice, the 1sth class cabine was spacious and cosy.
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go we're really helpfully when our transport was late arriving to pick up tickets, they offered to come to the train platform with them when we were in a panic. The overnight sleeper (2nd Class with AC) was really comfortable and fun. The service was incredible and the food (dinner and breakfast) was great. We had always wanted to do this trip and look forward to the return leg. 12go and the railway company are awesome!
★★★★★ Jul 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No complains... pleased
★★★★☆ Jul 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We had a 1st class sleeper and traveled with 2 kids (7&8). Everything was ok

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