Bangkok to Suratthani @ train, bus, flight Jan 26, 2017

50 trips (THB 502 — 10,500)

From Hua Lamphong to Suratthani by train

#43
Thai Railways
08:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
16:45
Suratthani
8h 40m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 858
× 2 = ฿ 1,716
17 seats available
#171
Thai Railways
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:25
Suratthani
11h 25m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
20 seats available
#171
Thai Railways
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:25
Suratthani
11h 25m
food WC steward
฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
20 seats available
#31
Thai Railways
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:25
Suratthani
10h 40m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,098
× 2 = ฿ 2,196
26 seats available
#31
Thai Railways
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:25
Suratthani
10h 40m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,629
× 2 = ฿ 3,258
10 seats available
#37
Thai Railways
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:00
Suratthani
10h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
20 seats available
#37
Thai Railways
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:00
Suratthani
10h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
 
#169
Thai Railways
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:45
Suratthani
12h 10m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
20 seats available
#83
Thai Railways
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:25
Suratthani
11h 20m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
20 seats available
#83
Thai Railways
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:25
Suratthani
11h 20m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,589
× 2 = ฿ 3,178
10 seats available
#173
Thai Railways
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:50
Suratthani
12h 15m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
30 seats available
#173
Thai Railways
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:50
Suratthani
12h 15m
food WC steward
฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
20 seats available
#167
Thai Railways
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
06:25
Suratthani
11h 55m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
16 seats available
#167
Thai Railways
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
06:25
Suratthani
11h 55m
food WC steward
฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
15 seats available
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
13 seats available
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,589
× 2 = ฿ 3,178
 
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC steward
฿ 798
× 2 = ฿ 1,596
11 seats available
#41
Thai Railways
22:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
08:05
Suratthani
9h 15m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 858
× 2 = ฿ 1,716
 

From Southern Terminal to Suratthani by bus

Sri Suthep Tour
07:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
17:10
Suratthani
9h 50m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Sri Suthep Tour
07:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
16:30
Phunphin, Suratthani
9h 10m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Krung Siam Tour
08:45
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
18:45
Suratthani
10h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Sri Suthep Tour
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:50
Suratthani
9h 30m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
? seats available
Sri Suthep Tour
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:30
Phunphin, Suratthani
9h 10m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
? seats available
Sri Suthep Tour
18:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:20
Suratthani
9h 50m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Sri Suthep Tour
18:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
03:40
Phunphin, Suratthani
9h 10m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
N
Nakhon Si Racha
19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:35
Suratthani
10h 35m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 777
× 2 = ฿ 1,554
? seats available
Krung Siam Tour
19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:00
Suratthani
10h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Krung Siam Tour
19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:05
Suratthani
10h 35m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 779
× 2 = ฿ 1,558
? seats available
Sri Suthep Tour
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:50
Suratthani
9h 50m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:20
Suratthani
9h 20m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
? seats available
Krung Siam Tour
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:35
Suratthani
10h 35m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
? seats available

From Bangkok any hotel to Suratthani by taxi

PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Suratthani
11h
aircon steward
฿ 9,600
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Suratthani
11h
aircon steward
฿ 10,500
  vehicle, all incl

From Don Mueang Airport to Suratthani by flight

#DD7208
Nok Air
06:20
Don Mueang Airport
07:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,390
× 2 = ฿ 2,780
  available
#FD3235
Thai AirAsia
07:05
Don Mueang Airport
08:15
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#SL734
Thai Lion Air
08:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,124
× 2 = ฿ 2,248
  available
#DD7210
Nok Air
09:20
Don Mueang Airport
10:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,595
× 2 = ฿ 3,190
  available
#FD3237
Thai AirAsia
09:45
Don Mueang Airport
10:55
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,239
× 2 = ฿ 2,478
  available
#FD3239
Thai AirAsia
11:40
Don Mueang Airport
12:50
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,239
× 2 = ฿ 2,478
  available
#SL740
Thai Lion Air
13:05
Don Mueang Airport
14:15
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,124
× 2 = ฿ 2,248
  available
#FD3231
Thai AirAsia
14:25
Don Mueang Airport
15:35
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#SL742
Thai Lion Air
15:00
Don Mueang Airport
16:10
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 934
× 2 = ฿ 1,868
  available
#FD3331
Thai AirAsia
15:40
Don Mueang Airport
16:50
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,125
× 2 = ฿ 2,250
  available
#DD7216
Nok Air
16:00
Don Mueang Airport
17:10
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,595
× 2 = ฿ 3,190
  available
#SL748
Thai Lion Air
17:50
Don Mueang Airport
19:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 934
× 2 = ฿ 1,868
  available
#FD3233
Thai AirAsia
17:55
Don Mueang Airport
19:05
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,125
× 2 = ฿ 2,250
  available
#SL746
Thai Lion Air
18:55
Don Mueang Airport
20:05
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 934
× 2 = ฿ 1,868
  available
#DD7220
Nok Air
19:45
Don Mueang Airport
20:55
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,800
× 2 = ฿ 3,600
  available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Suratthani by flight

#WE251
Thai Smile
08:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:40
Suratthani Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#WE257
Thai Smile
17:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,110
× 2 = ฿ 2,220
  available

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.

Passenger reviews out of total 21,615 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 ^_^

★★★★☆ Jan 19, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service by 12go. Old train with a cockroach crawling out of the seat
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
2nd class with fans was pretty noisey and bumpy. 2nd class AC carriage was more modern and I wonder if it was quieter and smoother. Bear in mind cheaper carriages might contain younger, more exhuberant travellers. Mind did. He was tiresome.
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent as usual.
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train environment itself was cool and comfortable, however there were cockroaches crawling around and I could not sleep because of it. I narrowly missed the flooding, thankfully. Staff were kind and helpful.
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very poor customer service. My train got cancelled because of the flooding hapenning in the south of Thailand, no one got in touch with me to inform me. Thankfully, I saw an announcement at the train station. Additionnally, I requested a full refund as they could no longer provide the service I booked, they didn't want to do it at first and I had to insist and negociate. If you can't provide a journey booked by a customer, just issue a full refund. Period.
★★★★☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything went very smoothly from picking up the tickets to the actual trip - train, ferry and bus were mostly on time and all very comfortable - my only criticism would be the toilets on the train - they could be cleaner. Great system which I will definately use again!!
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I am very disappointed as our trip to Koh Phangan did not go through because of the flooding. I would like a full refund for the train/bus and ferry trip, as I even bought travel insurance as well. I do not understand why the train station would not know that they could not make it through because of the flooding. I know have to spend more money to try and get over to my destination. I would not pre book again.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train never arrived. They turned us around due to extreme flooding in Suratthani and the islands we were booked at. On top of that, we got bitten up by bugs and there was cockroaches under the mattress.
★★★☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant staff. Comfortable.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was cancelled. I could get the money back from train station, but why did you not inform me about the cancellation? You had my email address. I had to pay more for a new ticket by bus and other ship, otherwise I would have lost my bookings on Koh Samui. I lost a lot of money, because I can not get the money back for the ship which I could not reach because of the train cancellation. I am very upset!
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
everything went completely fine, beds are comfortable and the stuff at the office and on the train is very friendly and helpful.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great app and smooth service from 12go. Picked up tickets opposite station with zero fuss or waiting. Train was not so great - cabin was dated, with cold air vents the could not be closed, even by the train staff. We resorted to stuffing with toilet paper to reduce the draught. Train was very noisy and the light in the corridor was left on all night, which made for an uncomfortable night's rest and hardly any sleep. OK for some privacy - although the door to the adjoining cabin doesn't close tightly and you can hear everything - but that's about it. No option of meal either, and which was advertised. Not worth paying double. Would be lower than three stars if it weren't for the great 12go service and the friendly attendant who made up the beds and gave us a wake up call 10 mins before our stop.
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very easy and efficient booking with this service - easy to find to pick up tickets and transfers to buses with provided vouchers worked well even when train was a little late and we missed connections. Sleeper train very comfy.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service...offices opposite main entrance of train station...when coming from the metro you need to through the station and go out of the door beside the left luggage. You will see rhe building in front of you .
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All perfect
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very smooth journey, no problems at all and very easy to collect tickets/instructions very easy to follow - 5*! High speed ferry at 45 mins definitely recommended
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
The train was very dirty, the explanation was that I didn't paid first class. The girl from 12go.asia at the station was unhelpful and rude. she shout at me and didn't help us to sort the problem. Shame that I cant put up some pictures.
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (bus Express, Krung Siam Tour) :
Nice and clean with surprise mini TVs at each chair.
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Cheap, nice and easy ticket pick up
★★★☆☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Although I actually enjoyed 2nd class fan more than 2nd class AC (which I found way too cold) the train was clearly much older than the one I went up to Chiang Mai with. Beds narrower, less comfortable, no toilet paper or tissues at the sinks... just good to be aware that trains can be very different although seemingly similar when you book them!
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Ticket office was great service and the train was very well organised including sleeping bedding etc. The only thing was the food on the train. absolutely awful and twice the price it should be. Basically 3 bowls of slop for 210 Bahts. Should have bought snacks and drinks from 7-11.
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
You get what you pay for here folks. Its hands down the most cost effective method to go clear across the country. Its very noisy, couple stops but staff are indeed great about waking you up before your stops, offering food etc. My one and only complaint is that we bought first class sleepers 8 months in advance. 2 months before our trip, we were downgraded to second class with fan (we were not offered second class with AC which is an option folks). As it turns out, it was still ok and we received a partial refund on our tickets. That said, it raised some red flags as we made friends with some of the people who got first class tickets who bought only 3 months in advance. This means that once this company has your ticket in hand, they start sending out emails to the people who baught far in advance and paid less for the ticket in hopes you'll accept a down grade at which point, your first class ticket is given to the person who paid the most...more profit for them. They use the fact that they have to physically purchas and "confirm" your ticket to their advantage.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
THEY SAID THAT HE TRAIN WAS FULL!!! THERE WERE COMPLETE CHARAGES EMPTY. I HAD BOOKED TWO LOWER BIRTH SEATS/BEDS. THESE WERE NOT ALLOCATED OR GIVEN ON REQUEST. FURTHER MORE THE STAFF THEN PROCEEDED TO MAKE UP THE BEDS FRO THEM SELFS.TO SLEEP ON AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FAIR PAYING PASSENGERS???? I HAVE TRAVEL THIS TRAIN ON NEW YEARS EVE TWICE NO-BLACK AND WHITE BAD THIS TIME. (ALSO IT WAS AN HOUR LATE)!. SO THAT'S THAILAND RAIL LOSS ON THE TRAINS & THAILANDS GAIN ON THE PLAINS
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I tried to book the train tickets from Bangkok to Surat Thani 60 days in advance but all tickets gone in 10 minutes after opening time for sale. The only option was left to go via travel agency. The 12Go Asia were efficient and helpful. I was glad to get tickets for a small commission. The train journey was okay and comfortable enough. The only reservation was the air conditioner was too cold, so bring extra layers.
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
After experiencing the new trains to Chiang Mai, this was a minor disappointment. The carriage was old and the top bunk was hard. For the rest clean and the benches were fine. It's an experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss. There are people selling stuff in the train although it might sometimes seem there giving it for free and come ask you to pay afterwards...
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Outstanding
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (bus VIP24, Krung Siam Tour) :
Fast and good
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Can't fault 12goasia. Everything went as planned, informative and helpful. Railways could have warned us when we were approaching Chumphon station, could have easily slept through and missed our connection. I realise it's our responsibility but...
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Very kind and helpful people, a bit pricy though.
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (bus Express, Krung Siam Tour) :
We got more than we expected, snacks and water on board, and when we stopped half way we got free food to eat, it was a comfortable journey slept most of it was good to catch up on sleep from travelling so much!
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip. Slept like a baby. Toilets was no good at all. Otherwise a great alternative to flying. Staff was wonderful
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (bus VIP, Nakhon Si Racha) :
i slept very good on the bus, kind assistance and very clean!
★★☆☆☆ Dec 29, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go claim that the trains were all booked but I got a new ticket from the station with no problem. 12Go would not refund or change the ticket and over charged me. They are a third party company charging above normal prices. Unless you really worry about booking in advance you don't need to use their service. The actual train journey was okay. Quite noisy and bumpy so hard to sleep. The breakfast was cold crap so avoid and bring something to eat yourself. When you alight at the destination it's the usual Thai style mayhem but easy enough to find your connecting bus. Although if you get an early train you may have to wait for the second train so they can fill the bus to the ferry. But it's ok, you can eat at their restaurant and give them more of your money. So I reccomend you do it yourself.... it's part of the adventure
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour)
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service from these guys very good. Recommend
★★★☆☆ Dec 27, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
You get what you pay for :) we were too late for first class, so had to go for second class with fans. The train is old, but clean, bed is ok, but would be a challenge for travellers taller than 186cm. You are unlikely to get proper sleep, it is hot, noisy and full of abrupt stops. But then it was the only most convenient way to get to the place.
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good service from 12Go, picking up the tickets was fast and easy. The train was on time and the level of comfort matched with what you can decently expect from 2nd class.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
I was so glad I got the ticket in time. Good service!
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bangkok to Surat Thani with Class II Sleeper AC. Train no.85. Service of 12go was very good. We first ordered first class, but it was all taken by the time. We were contacted via email in six hours and was given number of similar offers, of which we choose Class II AC sleeper. Departure was a bit late because of ongoing boarding of people, but we were on our final destination on time. The train was clean, definitely no bugs. Train service prepared the beds after departure / dinner. The bunks are comfy and clean, beddings were clean also. Possible to order breakfast in the evening for specific time with wakeup. Food was fresh and price for breakfast was 150 Baths. Rations are quite large. Level of noise depends on other travelers, we have two families with small children and it was ok. Toilets were ok for a train. Lower bunk is really wide, so even a tall person can fit there, if you lie diagonaly (I am 198cm and ok). Upper bunk not so big, but ok for smaller person. Staff was funny, nice and smiling. Be careful not to take anything for "free", you will be billed later. Overall we were very satisfied with the service.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2016 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
The reliable service of 12goasia is very good. The 2nd class train is a Thai experience, its fun, clean, nice food service, drive's on time, fine bed, good travellers but noisy and an old school train. But don't doubt and enjoy :-)
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Arrived late at the station, but got the tickets there. Everything worked as it should.
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2016 (bus VIP24, Krung Siam Tour) :
Everything was OK but when we got dropped off in chumphon we were given no help and left abandoned on a random Street
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train service was excellent. However not given 5 stars due to what we consider very deceptive approach by operator on train who provides food. He distributed juice and fruit with a gesture that implied it was inclusive to train cost and followed up in the morning demanding an excessive payment for these. Would appreciate being advised there was a cost involved at time of distribution. Again, the service or 12Go outstanding!
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2016 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Old train but clean and pretty comfortable bed. Toilet is old but clean too. Staff are rather friendly too. 12GO gave excellent and efficient service too. Great, friendly staff
★★★★☆ Dec 23, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well worth the money. Comfortable sleep in 2class lower bunk. Staff very efficient and friendly.
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Every thing fine, worked well, no complains, good service, recomendable!
★★☆☆☆ Dec 23, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
For the price the train was lousy. Even a bus is less shaky. Clutches were loose in order to that you felt every stop or acceleration. Noisy since 4 AM in the morning. Some personell was unfriendly.
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Refund on tickets which was a surprise. Train clean and quite comfortable. Like 12Go's honest write up on things and even their terms and conditions. Very refreshing and did make me chuckle
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable way to travel. We collected our tickets 3 days before and they refunded us 400 baht which was a nice surprise. Lovely staff
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 19, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12GoAsia service was great. Upper birth was acceptable to sleep (I'm 185cm tall). Toilets were not so clean, AC system tried to cool us to death :)
★★★★★ Dec 18, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Despite changing my booking a fan coach (after reading how cold it can be) - 12Go Asia still gave me an aircon coach despite the amended booking slip showing fan coach. Nevertheless, no regret because the coach is not very cold with the provided blanket. Bed is clean and they set up early so you can rest. On arrival, the coach master will wake you up - no worry of missing your station. Toilet on board is clean and well equipped - you can even tak a shower inside. There are also basic outside for wash up - reliefing congestion during peak morning hours.
★★★★★ Dec 18, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Awesome. Second time I do this trip and very pleased again. With a bonus that last time I had to give away an address in Bangkok to get the tickets and now with the excelente service from 12go just need to walk across the street and pickup the tickets at any time.
★☆☆☆☆ Dec 17, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train good but boat bad due to very bad weather conditions and 80% of passengers being sick
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy Easy ticket pick up. Confortable bunks on sleeper train and good service all round.
★★★★☆ Dec 15, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The stafff were friendly and helpful. Offering some ear plugs for the journey would be a nice touch.
★★★★★ Dec 14, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 13, 2016 (bus VIP24, Krung Siam Tour) :
Very good seats and very punctual
★★★★★ Dec 12, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good and friendly services.
★★★☆☆ Dec 12, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was a convenient trip in thay style. A comfortable way of travelling for a very reasonable price. The drinks and foods were good. Very friendly people at the 12go office and on the train.
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 9, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 9, 2016 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 8, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy booking service with 12go. We booked a 1st class sleeper. Room and beds were comfortable had a good sleep... Bought our own food from a cafe outside so didn't go to the train restaurant.
★★★★★ Dec 7, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good, punctual service, comfy beds, and you can order coffee to wake you up to!
★☆☆☆☆ Dec 4, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
We never took this trip so why this request
★★★★☆ Dec 3, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We took first class and it was comftable and nice! Remember that they try to sell alot of things sp bring your own food. But i enjoyed it.
★★★☆☆ Dec 3, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service of 12go is fine. Train however old and not very clean.
★★★★☆ Dec 3, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 2, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We booked a first class ticket and I guess we expected a little bit more. The cabin was very cold and there was no way to control the ac. The electronic switches looked like something from USSR. The cabin was also very dirty and there was a big bug in the cabin. There were also lots of people bursting into our cabin trying to sell different foods, most respected a no but others just showed the food in our hands and wanted payment and it took a long time to get them to leave. There were only one powersocket in the cabin that was very inconvenient located at above the door to the cabin. The reading lights didn't work. All of this would have been okay for second class but for first class (and considering the price were almost that of a plane ticket) we were a bit disappointed. The ride however was comfortable and almost on time. The booking through 12Go was very good and there were no problem to collect the tickets.
★★★★★ Nov 29, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Nov 29, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 27, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 26, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train clean, on time. Cars kinda tired, need new rolling stock.
★★★☆☆ Nov 24, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
2 things to know up front: The no. 85 train is an older rickety model with an Asian style squat toilet. Prepare yourself for constant noise of the train and frequent stops throughout the night, this won't be the most restful nights sleep you get but this service is a great price for getting you across country whilst being able to glimpse ordinary life out the window. The onboard staff - esp ladies from restaurant car were v helpful a waking passengers 5 mins ahead of their stop. I'd recommend this for the great price and the unique experience, rather than comfort or speed (cheap commercial flights are in the same kinda price range).
★★★★★ Nov 22, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 21, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 21, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy booking service with 12go. We booked a 1st class sleeper. Room and beds were comfortable. I wore ear plugs and had a reasonable nights sleep. Be warned you are paying for everything they bring around. They gave us OJ and a fruit platter on arrival as though it was complementary but it's not! Also beware of the dodgy guy selling beer!!
★★★★☆ Nov 21, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It's ok!
★★★★☆ Nov 20, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good service from 12Go, picking up the tickets was fast and easy. The train was on time and the level of comfort matched with what you can decently expect from 2nd class.
★★★☆☆ Nov 17, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and cool inside of berths. Upper berths are small if your tall. Over 6ft and you'll be bending your knees. Toilets on train 85 were so so, sitting and squat type available. The Bangkok to Surat Thani train was on time, so we were able to catch our bus.
★★★☆☆ Nov 17, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was oke
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
So easy to find it and very kind staff and helpful ❤️
★★★★☆ Nov 14, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A couple of the toilets for females were disgusting. Very comfortable sleep and plenty of room. A hot breakfast would of been good. Better than flying, great scenery.
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very efficient service, no stress at all

News @ Suratthani

17 January 2017

The Meteorological Department of Thailand says more rain is expected in the southern regions of the nation this week. The warning covers the Southern peninsula from Chumphon and Suratthani provinces all the way down to the border with Malaysia.

13 January 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has released its latest updates for travel to the flood-hit southern region of the country. The bulletin noted that damaged train tracks in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province have been fixed and mainline train services are now operating again.

11 January 2017

Vehicles travelling between Bangkok and southern Thailand got stuck in a 200km traffic jam yesterday. The reason for the gargantuan tailback was that a bridge on the main highway was inundated and washed away by the floods and heavy rain which has been plaguing the region for the past 10 days or so.