How to get to Bangkok from Suratthani

Getting from Suratthani to Bangkok

The gateway to the island of the Gulf and the Deep South, Suratthani has good transport connections with Bangkok and many southern cities of the country. There are buses heading to the capital throughout the day and there are both day and night trains connecting Suratthani with Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok.

From Suratthani to Bangkok by bus

Buses to Bangkok leave from the ‘new’ bus terminal in Suratthani which lies some 7km south of town on the way to Phun Phin. To get to the terminal, catch any of the fan cooled orange buses going from the city to the train station in Phun Phin.

The route is served with a number of operators, including Sri Suthep Tour, Thai Sriram and Bangkok Busline. The bus journey to Bangkok takes about 10 hours. Sri Suthep Tour and Bangkok Busline operate evening buses to Bangkok at 7.15pm and 7.30pm, both of them reaching their destination at around 5am. Sri Suthep Tour has an Express bus at THB517, and Bangkok Busline offers a VIP36 at THB603. Both companies provide very similar service – including some snacks and water on board and a kind of entertainment program – and make pit stops at large gas stations en route where a choice of forecourt operators and clean toilets are found, but Bangkok Busline generally gets better reviews from passengers. In Bangkok, these companies bring passengers to the Southern bus Terminal, called Sai Tai Mai. Sai Thai Mai is located in Thonburi on the western banks of Chao Phraya. Numerous BMTA buses connect it with other parts of the capital, but it is not an easy task to figure out which one you need and not convenient if you travel with luggage. Consider taking a taxi instead to get to the city.

From Suratthani to Bangkok by train

Trains from Suratthani to Bangkok leave from Phun Phin Train Station located 15 km from Suratthani. Buses from Suratthani’s Talat Kaset 1 bus station heading to the train station leave every 10 minutes. From Phun Phin it takes trains from 9 to 12 hours to reach Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok. The majority of the trains leave Phun Phin in the afternoon and in the evening arriving early in the morning which is very convenient. The best choices are train #86 at 6.37pm (arrives 6.30am) and #84 at 9.05pm reaching Hua Lamphong at 8.35am. Both of them offer 2nd and 1st class AC sleepers (at apprx. THB970 and THB1600).

Note that #42 departing at 8.35pm arriving to Bangkok at 5.55am which otherwise looks very attractive, has 3rd class AC seats only and is not recommended for a long journey. Note that aircons tend to be freezing during the trip.

Two afternoon departures, #174 at 4.40pm (arrives at 5.10am) and #168 at 5.35pm (5.35am) are also a good choice with second class AC and fan sleepers. The latter is 12go’s favourite choice from the point of view of price vs quality ratio. Tickets to 2nd class fan sleepers cost about THB700. #168 has 2nd class fan seats only which go cheaper (about THB560), but most probably a 12-hour journey in this cart is not what you really dream about.

There is also a morning train #40 which is the fastest one and brings you to the capital just in 9 hours departing at 9.40am and arriving at 7.45pm, but it offers only 2nd class AC carts. They sell at THB800 and in general this train is a good alternative to a night journey.

Though the majority of the trains take longer to bring you to Bangkok from Suratthani compared to buses, the journey itself is considerably much more confortable.

Tip: As a rule, lower berths are wider that the upper ones, so opt for the former if you can. During the high season the best options sell out quickly so book as much in advance as possible.

Why make a stopover 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.

Suratthani to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight Jul 29, 2017

41 trips (THB 502 — 11,990)

From Suratthani to Bangkok by train

10:40
Suratthani
19:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 5m
Refund
฿ 858
× 2 = ฿ 1,716
32 seats available
16:40
Suratthani
05:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 30m
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16:40
Suratthani
05:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 30m
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฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
21 seats available
17:35
Suratthani
05:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
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฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
12 seats available
17:35
Suratthani
05:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h
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฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
15 seats available
18:37
Suratthani
06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 53m
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฿ 1,058
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18:37
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06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 53m
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20:35
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05:55
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
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฿ 858
× 2 = ฿ 1,716
 
20:41
Suratthani
05:55
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 14m
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฿ 828
× 2 = ฿ 1,656
20 seats available
21:05
Suratthani
08:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 30m
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× 2 = ฿ 3,178
Only 6 seats left!
21:05
Suratthani
08:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
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× 2 = ฿ 2,116
Only 9 seats left!

From Suratthani to Bangkok by taxi

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Bangkok any hotel
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  vehicle, all incl

From Suratthani to Bangkok by taxi

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฿ 10,500
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฿ 9,600
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From Suratthani to Bangkok by bus

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Suratthani
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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Suratthani
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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Suratthani
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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19:15
Suratthani
05:15
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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Suratthani
06:15
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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19:30
Suratthani
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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19:30
Suratthani
06:20
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
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From Suratthani Airport to Don Mueang Airport by flight

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From Suratthani Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport by flight

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Passenger reviews out of total 13,555 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Jul 22, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Very nice flight
★★★★☆ Jul 20, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything went according to plan Excellent service Thanks for the Experience
★★★★☆ Jul 19, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 15, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, so nice to be able to have a private room (1st class sleeper) while traveling. Staff was nice, rice soup for breakfast was really nice (130 bht). Had reading lights, a/c and our own sink. Just be prepared to use squat toilet on moving train... though they do provide toilet paper. Well rested and a fun way to travel!
★★★★★ Jul 10, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a nice pleasant train journey.
★★★★★ Jul 5, 2017 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The left on time, food was unexpected and so very nice, able to navigate the experience with no Thai language ability at all, train had a few bugs... but what to do... smooth ride, clean bathrooms... great service.... having the tickets mailed was so easy, they were there waiting for me no trouble.
★★★★☆ Jul 5, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 2, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Traveled 1 class. Trains were OK. On the downside, the bathroom smelled bad and it was a bit cold in the bed because the blanket is thin. Breakfast could also improve. On the up side, train staff was very helpful and friendly, train was on schedule.
★★★★★ Jul 1, 2017 (train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice clean train. Enjoyed the trip. Luggage space could have been more. Thanks.
★★★☆☆ Jun 29, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jun 26, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All transfers were organized very smoothly. I had to pick up tickets from Parcels office and they had arrived on my day of travel. The journey was extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend this operator for online bookings in Thailand.
★★★★★ Jun 23, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I enjoy this trip so much. Thanks!
★★★☆☆ Jun 23, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Different and exciting experience. Reasonably comfortable. My boyfriend and myself slept in first class which meant we had our own room with a bunk bed and sink in it. Couldn't turn air con of which was very cold. Slight delay of half an hour. I wouldn't 100% recommend buying food/drinks from a local 7 eleven before getting on the train as there isn't a lot of food options, its all meals and they're expensive. I wouldn't order breakfast. Room was clean, 12 Go Asia was a very professional company. I would definitely use this transport again.
★★★★★ Jun 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Cool and quick local flight, enjoyed it :) And they have a free transfer from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi Airport if you have a flight booking, ask information officers at Don Mueang
★★★★★ Jun 19, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 18, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, all went as planned .Thanks.
★★★★★ Jun 15, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I used 12 go asia for my train tickets to and from Koh Pha Ngan from Bangkok.. and bus to and from Siem Reap, Cambodia.. I'm very happy with everything! They made the whole process stress free and simple! Would highly recomment.
★★★★★ Jun 12, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 12, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 9, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything is good.
★★★★★ Jun 5, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Loved it!
★★★★★ Jun 5, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Perfect trip and just in Time !!
★★★★☆ Jun 4, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very good service
★★★★★ Jun 3, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
hi no problems good service, even got a biscuit! The staff are lovely, l,m sure the men are as well.
★★★★☆ Jun 1, 2017 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The journey went very well, simple and straight forward. The train we traveled on was a bit older which is fine, except that the bathrooms were a bit icky. Second class is a great economical way to travel. I would very much recommend traveling by train any day. If you're looking to get good rest whilst on the train, I would highly recommend first class. In 2nd class they leave the lights on all night and allow noisy vendors into the train car. We very much preferred the privacy of first class with the ability to turn off the lights to get better sleep ;).
★★★★☆ May 31, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I travelled first class on the bottom bed. It was a pleasant experience compared to last year when I travelled standard class. This time I had the whole room to myself as the top bed had not been booked. Their is a sink in the room with soap provided and a towel. The bed is nice and comfortable with enough leg room for even a taller person. You get a free bottle of water which is a nice touch. My only complaint which is a minor one is the room got a little cold and the blanket is a little thin. If they provide customers with a thicker blanket or just turn the air con down a notch then there would be no complaints.
★★★☆☆ May 30, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The ferry was great. However transfer to bus was a bit difficult. Quite a rush. Nearly missed it and no time for toilet break!! No toilet on the bus.
★★★★☆ May 29, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krung Siam Tour) :
The trip was Good, we got some drinks and a cake. unfortunately there were no movies in English, also we arrived 1h earlier as scheduled.
★★★☆☆ May 23, 2017 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 18, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
To much light
★★★★☆ May 15, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 12, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ May 4, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was fine and comfortable.
★★★★★ May 4, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ May 3, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ May 1, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Apr 26, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Okay, toilets not so clean as our way towards Suratthani..
★★★★★ Apr 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★☆☆☆ Apr 22, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Cabin/train freezing cold. Male crew on board not pleasant/rude. Was an old sleeper and not the best amenities.
★★★★★ Apr 21, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Great trip and the service is excellent.
★★★☆☆ Apr 20, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Apr 19, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krung Siam Tour)
★★☆☆☆ Apr 19, 2017 (train #170 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Very noisy and hot, and bad smell from toilet
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 19, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Enjoyable trip, good nights sleep and arrived Bangkok on time. Recommended.
★★★★☆ Apr 18, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The travel was comfortable with attendent helping out. Only issue was with the coach doors not operating properly.
★★★☆☆ Apr 17, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very smooth journey and process.
★★★★☆ Apr 16, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Apr 15, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 15, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 10, 2017 (bus Express, Krung Siam Tour) :
everything was godd and rather comportable!
★★★★★ Apr 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Amazing bus, nice service, a lot of leg space. Only the music and announcements were a bit loud during the night.
★★★★☆ Apr 9, 2017 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Booking and ticket pick up at departure point was easy. Extra fee was required to have tickets sent from Bangkok to departure point prior to out trip.
★★★☆☆ Apr 3, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Cabin ok bathroom very dirty. Don't eat on train food is terrible
★★★★★ Apr 2, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service from 12go, tickets were at the parcel station as promised, no problems at all collecting them. The trains aren't the most modern, but the 1st class sleeper was comfortable and clean.
★★★★★ Mar 30, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy to collect the train tickets at Surat Thani train station. 1st class sleeper was comfortable, train attendant was friendly and helpful. 12 hours to Bangkok, and arrived on time.
★★★★★ Mar 29, 2017 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
On my recent trip to Thailand I used 12go.asia twice. The first time I had to collect the tickets myself from their office in Bangkok and the 2nd time I had the tickets sent to Surat Thani train station. On both occasions were friendly and hassle free transactions. I'm planning to go back to Thailand next year and will certainly use them again.
★★★★★ Mar 29, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
fast, safe and on time!
★★★★★ Mar 28, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very good service. The tickets were at the parcel office in Suratthani train station as was in your confirmation. The trip also was okay, good service in first class, good food. The trains hopefully get replaced by new ones soon, because they were very old. The toilet was a disaster. But your ticket service was good.
★★★★★ Mar 23, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Mar 22, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Arrived late and delayed near Bangkok . Arrived at destination 1 hour late
★★★★★ Mar 20, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 19, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, departed and arrived on time! 2nd class sleepers, comfy, warm and cool, great service, decent sleep! Great price. Tickets were waiting at parcels office, everything communicated well via email. Good train, 12goAsia good company!
★★★★★ Mar 17, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
The VIP bus was more comfortable than flying and excellent service. This is my new favorite method of travel in Thailand.
★★★☆☆ Mar 14, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First of all let me say, 12GO is awesome!! No surprises, great service!! I've travelled a few times 2nd class, and once even 3rd ????!! This was my first time in 1st. Thought I'd give it a try. Wouldn't do it again. First of all, if travelling alone, you get a stranger in a closed compartment with you. I didn't think of that ahead of time. Bit awkward. Will most definitely be booking 2nd from here on in, as it's completely fine. Especially on the newer trains. This trip it was an oldie!
★★★★☆ Mar 12, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train trip smooth on time and comfortable
★★★★★ Mar 7, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No problem
★★★★☆ Mar 7, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 7, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Great experience, lots of foods and drinks for an overnight trip, great seats with massage. LCDs for watching movies, music or games are also a very nice addition altough the LCD stand were pretty bad so the viewing angle was constantly moving. We also arrived on time, even a bit faster. Would recommend to anyone who is having a long trip to Bangkok and wants to spend the night on the road to save some precious time. Only downside was that the anniuncements on the bus were made only in thai. The bus staff was speaking english though so we had no problems
★★★☆☆ Mar 6, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a good experience. Walking to the travel agency in chumphon was not very pleasant-quite far and long wait!
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was comfortable and sleeping when well. Food was delicious and hot. Very good service. Thank you.
★★★★☆ Mar 3, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was 1hr late, but it was good
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service but train was an hour late getting in.
★★★★☆ Feb 28, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Comfortable bus and nice personal.
★★★☆☆ Feb 25, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Not what I would call a first class train. A/Cvsnts would not lose and even after stuffing them with plastic cold air kept blasting all night. Bath room facilities were original to the region. I would not recommend ordering breakfast. Train crossed the River of Kings and took 1 1/2 hours to get to station. More than one hour late. VIP seats in bus are a better option. All being said it was quite an experience.
★★★★☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really helpfull
★★★★☆ Feb 23, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 22, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was almost an hour late.
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Superb trip and thank you for your support
★★★☆☆ Feb 20, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The bus from Krabi to Surat Thani was hot (the AC blew warm air) it was crowded and they played bad music really loudly. The train was better but not very clean and arrived slightly late. The staff was very good at getting me from the bus to the train station early which was greatly appreciated. All in all I'm happy with the service provided by 12goasia
★★★★☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 18, 2017 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Evertthing from ticket collection in Surat Thani to really good advice about how cold the aircon could get was exactly right. Our only question is that we were not offered a meal! We didn't really care - its just that everyone else was offered a meal except us! Is a meal an option that we missed when booking the ticket?
★★★☆☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It is a short walk to train from drop off point of bus. Booking was well organised and tickets arrived within 2 weeks of purchase. Unfortunately Thai railways did not have a first class carriage on the train (which we had paid for) so we slept in 2nd class but refund was provided when we arrived at Bangkok.
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable journey. Only thing i point out that they should not allow any vendors to entre until 7 am as people like to sleep. Thanks
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The trip was great! Beds are comfortable, you can get plenty of sleep and continue with your trip fresh and full of strength! Also it's cool to see a bit of Thailand throught the window while having breakfast.
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Thank you so much for making this trip incredibly easy. We will definitely use you again!
★★★★★ Feb 13, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Friendly staff, a little delayed but still plenty of time to catch my flight. Thank you.
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great experience and SO nice. Much nicer than the older trains and seemed like a smoother ride as well. The 2nd Class seats and beds were comfortable, so I know the 1st class ones probably were wonderful as well.
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
First, I had ordered my ticket with delivery to Padang Besar for me to pick up upon my entry into Thailand from Malaysia, and I was to receive a confirming email; I could not find the parcel office in the chaos of immigration at the station, so was not able to check if it was there, given I had never received the I confirming email. When I contacted 12go.asia after arriving in Phuket I was able to receive the ticket at my hotel within two days. The train and trip itself went off without further complication, although the train inexplicably was seriously delayed over the last few miles into the station, taking it from a few minutes late (which it was arriving in Surat Thani) to over an hour late. The 2nd class sleeper was very nice, a great way to spend the night, quiet and clean and my lower birth was quite roomy. I think it's a great way to go from Phuket or the islands in the gulf to Bangkok.
★★★☆☆ Feb 8, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krung Siam Tour) :
Very nice. Shame no one spoke English and we were dropped off somewhere in the centre of Bangkok rather than the bus terminal where we wanted to get...
★★★☆☆ Feb 7, 2017 (train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
No female carriage and bit late
★★★☆☆ Feb 6, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We travelled 2nd class air con in the night train. My first bed linen was dirty because someone stepped with shoes on it. But they changed it right after I told them. Unfortunately the people on the train did not speak english very well... Communication was not easy (on our way down the crew spoke good english). Besides that the trip was very comfortable. Beds were clean and comfy. We slept well and were well rested on our arrival.
★★★★☆ Feb 5, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I would probably give a 4.5 stars. The sleeping and sitting portion of the train ride was comfortable. The bedding felt fresh as the attendant made the bed, roughly, at around 9 p.m. The bottom bunk is especially nice as you have a window while you're sleeping. Taking this sleeper train is definitely a positive experience. My ticket was actually available at the Ticketing booth at Suratthani, instead of the Parcels Office. Nevertheless, the ticket was available when i got to Suratthani. The only downside of taking this train is the bathroom. It was dirty. It was so dirty i didn't even want to use the water from the faucet to brush my teeth. i suggest buying a 1.5L bottled mineral water before getting on the train.

News @ Bangkok

24 July 2017

Asian budget carrier AirAsia has tabled a proposal which could see the Thai seaside resort of Hua Hin added to its constantly expanding network. Thai aviation authority spokesperson Darun Saengchai said that in return for launching direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, the airline wanted a waiver of landing fees in Hua Hin.

24 July 2017

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