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

37 trips (THB 502 — 10,500)

From Suratthani to Bangkok by train

#40
Thai Railways
10:40
Suratthani
19:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 5m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 858
× 2 = ฿ 1,716
20 seats available
#174
Thai Railways
16:40
Suratthani
05:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 30m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
12 seats available
#174
Thai Railways
16:40
Suratthani
05:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 30m
food WC steward
฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
20 seats available
#168
Thai Railways
17:35
Suratthani
05:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h
food WC aircon steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
20 seats available
#168
Thai Railways
17:35
Suratthani
05:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h
food WC steward
฿ 758
× 2 = ฿ 1,516
20 seats available
#86
Thai Railways
18:37
Suratthani
06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 53m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
Only 1 seats left!
#86
Thai Railways
18:37
Suratthani
06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 53m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,589
× 2 = ฿ 3,178
 
#42
Thai Railways
20:35
Suratthani
05:55
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 20m
WC aircon
฿ 858
× 2 = ฿ 1,716
 
#44
Thai Railways
20:41
Suratthani
05:55
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 14m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 828
× 2 = ฿ 1,656
20 seats available
#84
Thai Railways
21:05
Suratthani
08:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 30m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,058
× 2 = ฿ 2,116
 
#84
Thai Railways
21:05
Suratthani
08:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 30m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,589
× 2 = ฿ 3,178
 

From Suratthani to Bangkok by taxi

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

From Suratthani to Bangkok by bus

Krung Siam Tour
07:40
Suratthani
17:40
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Krung Siam Tour
19:00
Suratthani
05:45
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 45m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
? seats available
Sri Suthep Tour
19:15
Suratthani
05:55
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 40m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Krung Siam Tour
19:30
Suratthani
05:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 502
× 2 = ฿ 1,004
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
19:30
Suratthani
06:10
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 40m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
19:30
Suratthani
06:20
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
10h 50m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 584
× 2 = ฿ 1,168
? seats available
Krung Siam Tour
19:50
Suratthani
06:35
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 45m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 779
× 2 = ฿ 1,558
? seats available

From Suratthani Airport to Bangkok by flight

#SL749
Thai Lion Air
07:00
Suratthani Airport
08:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 696
× 2 = ฿ 1,392
  available
#DD7209
Nok Air
07:55
Suratthani Airport
09:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,335
× 2 = ฿ 2,670
  available
#FD3236
Thai AirAsia
08:45
Suratthani Airport
09:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 898
× 2 = ฿ 1,796
  available
#WE252
Thai Smile
10:20
Suratthani Airport
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,110
× 2 = ฿ 2,220
  available
#SL735
Thai Lion Air
10:45
Suratthani Airport
11:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 886
× 2 = ฿ 1,772
  available
#DD7211
Nok Air
10:55
Suratthani Airport
12:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,335
× 2 = ฿ 2,670
  available
#FD3238
Thai AirAsia
11:45
Suratthani Airport
12:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 898
× 2 = ฿ 1,796
  available
#FD3240
Thai AirAsia
13:20
Suratthani Airport
14:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 898
× 2 = ฿ 1,796
  available
#SL741
Thai Lion Air
15:20
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 886
× 2 = ฿ 1,772
  available
#FD3232
Thai AirAsia
16:05
Suratthani Airport
17:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,409
× 2 = ฿ 2,818
  available
#SL743
Thai Lion Air
17:20
Suratthani Airport
18:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,076
× 2 = ฿ 2,152
  available
#FD3332
Thai AirAsia
17:45
Suratthani Airport
18:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,182
× 2 = ฿ 2,364
  available
#DD7217
Nok Air
18:00
Suratthani Airport
19:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,335
× 2 = ฿ 2,670
  available
#WE258
Thai Smile
19:30
Suratthani Airport
20:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,200
× 2 = ฿ 4,400
  available
#FD3234
Thai AirAsia
19:40
Suratthani Airport
20:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,182
× 2 = ฿ 2,364
  available
#SL747
Thai Lion Air
21:00
Suratthani Airport
22:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 886
× 2 = ฿ 1,772
  available
#DD7221
Nok Air
21:20
Suratthani Airport
22:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,335
× 2 = ฿ 2,670
  available

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.

Passenger reviews out of total 8,917 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 13, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very slow and hour plus late arrival Unlike other that decided to fly. I stuck it out and waited for a train. I was offered only sitting to start. But with my efforts we got a later train with beds at the same cheap price. With the floods that were happening we were told many times there were NO trains. Then THERE WERE TRAINS!!!!
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 12, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was cancelled but we were never informed until we arrived at the station in surat Thani. We were told there was nothing they could do to help us and that our only way to get to Bangkok was by flying. We had another flight to catch and needed to get to Bangkok so we did fly. Because the train was cancelled though everyone was flying so they jacked up the prices. It ended up costing the two of us almost $400 for a 40 min flight. Not really in our budget, but what can you do when you're given no other option. Incredibly dissatisfied. Maybe if someone would've given us a heads up we would've had time to sort out a cheaper option.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 12, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Bus was cancelled due to flootings, they dindn't give us any other options and weren't that friendly.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour) :
Company did not make it to Bangkok, turned around instead back to Surat thani. Now I am going via a different company. Spoke no English and didn't care if I knew what was going on. Did not give consideration to the fact I was on a bus for 22 hrs either. Do not recommend.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
They woke up us in the middle of the night half way to BKK saying that train would go back to Surrathani as the rails got flooded. We ended up in Chumphon with no any transport apart of plane to get to BKK. At the moment(10th of Jan) all roads were flooded on the way to BKK and all trains are cancelled for today and tomorrow. Fights to BKK are sold out too, so seems we got stuck here
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very nice experience with the kids. So exciting that I didn't sleep very well ???? we loved the wiggle !
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2017 (bus Express, Krung Siam Tour) :
+Much more than we expected. Seats can be laid down for sleeping. A lot of room around. Water and chocolate bar. Pillow and blanket. Online reservations, no need to print voucher. -no English-speaking stuff. No seat-numbers. Very very very cold inside (AC is unstoppable, even when you close all vents).
★★★★☆ Jan 7, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
On time. Clean bedding. Nice staff. It's worth paying a bit more for the bottom bunk as there is more room & the light on the roof is next to the top bunk. Easy to pick up pre-booked tickets from opposite railway station.
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A great way to travel. Sleeper train with ac. Comfy bed. Clean and will definitely do again.
★★★★☆ Jan 3, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Trip ok, 30min late departure, and 2hour late arrival (last 10km in bkk take over 1hour)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very easy travelling experience with staff all along the way to assist with questions
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train journey was a fun experience. The Thai attendants are really nice and helpful. We travelled first class and there was plenty of space in the 2-berth sleeper cabi. Two adjoining sleeper cabins have a shared internal door that can be opened if you are a family of four. The only problem was the pervasive stench of urine. I have bad a feeling that people use the small sink in the room as a toilet if they cannot be bothered to go to the shared toilet at the end of the carriage. Tip: take a jumper as the air con can be a bit fierce.
★★★☆☆ Dec 28, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 28, 2016 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Travel with 2nd classes. The airco was toooo cold!! So bad..
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent. Tickets were waiting for me at Surat Thani parcel office as promised. Only issue I had is that we were only travelling to Hua Hin but had to purchase the ticket all the way to Bangkok since 12Go has few destination options. Train was on time and sheets and blanket appeared spotlessly clean.
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train arrived both at the station and our destination in time. Friendly staff. As always with train in Thailand there isn't much ordinary first class experience with their first class but it gets you where you want to go.
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very well informed by the steward on departure. Had a private compartment which is quite comfortable. We slept well. I would suggest this kind of transportation. Toilet can always be cleaner, but tha'ts' just a detail.
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
An efficient and friendly service. The 12 hour first class sleeper train was Dan, comfortable, friendly staff and on time
★★★★☆ Dec 19, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable but a little noisy
★★★★★ Dec 17, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
the train was at time
★★★★★ Dec 16, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I had a great experiencie with the lomprayah company, we went from suratthani to hua lampong... everybody helped us in everything, very professional and organized. Highly recommended!
★★★★★ Dec 11, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I had a good experience with Lomprayah company (bus from Surat Thani to Pier + Ferry to Koh Phangan). A guy from company met as right near our train (arrived from Bangkok), guided us to a cafe where we waited for the bus. Bus was good and high-speed catamaran was very good as well.
★★★★★ Dec 9, 2016 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour) :
Amazing service:) Lovely staff. Very comfortable trip. Would highly recommend
★★★★★ Dec 6, 2016 (bus Express, Krung Siam Tour) :
All good
★★★★☆ Dec 6, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good
★★★★★ Dec 5, 2016 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Dec 2, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great! Train was on time and the experience was a real 1st class : individual sleeper, very clean and well equipped. Staff very helpful. Best train trip ever.
★★★★☆ Nov 26, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Transaction went smooth as advertised. Picked up my ticket at Surat Thani train station with no problem. Only complaint I have is that I received an email instructing me to pick up my ticket in Bangkok (was going from Surat Thani TO Bangkok). When I emailed 12Go that I needed to pick up my ticket in Surat Thani, I received no reply. Luckily the ticket was waiting to me in S.T.
★★★★★ Nov 26, 2016 (bus Express, Sri Suthep Tour)
★★★★☆ Nov 24, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
As I reached at Suratthani train station I went to enquiry. They directed me to Parcel office, where this man was little confused and was unable to understand. I went to enquiry again and this time someone walked with me and he explained to this guy that I have existing reservation and I want to collect my ticket. My ticket was ready for pickup. Train car was very nice and I liked big seat (bed). Overall it was great experience.
★★★★★ Nov 22, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Will use again 5*****
★★★★☆ Nov 19, 2016 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Staff didn't speak english. Bus very comfortable.
★★★★★ Nov 19, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Ran on time and cosy comfortable journey
★★★☆☆ Nov 17, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The bus trip was shit. The bus was dirty and old. They dropped us off about 2kms from the train station just pointing in the general direction and just left us..experience yes it was
★★★★☆ Nov 17, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 17, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Booking fee high but otherwise a good efficient system. This is the penalty you pay for not knowing your plans in advance as we could have saved money by going to Phuket station and buying tickets direct. Train was on times and service good.
★★★★★ Nov 11, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable beds. Friendly staff. Air conditioning good.
★★★★★ Nov 6, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great Service, top organization, train ride was very comfortable
★★★★★ Nov 5, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I had very good experience with 12go.asia and highly recommend it. I also booked, cause of its good reviews.
★★★★☆ Nov 3, 2016 (train #174 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
The journey was smooth, and the layout of the train was decent. The beds were relatively comfortable, I found the fans effective and the staff were lovely and always smiling. However, i know it was a second class, and not a first class sleeper, but the floors and the ceilings (in the upper berth) left a lot to be desired. I brushed my arm on the wall and got black first marks on it!. Yes there were little beetles running around and loads of mosquitos but that didn't bother me so much, A wipe down occasionally wouldn't hurt.
★★★★★ Oct 25, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2016 (train #174 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
On time, comfy beds. Did have a thief try and steal my bag and staff took details which was good.
★★★★★ Oct 19, 2016 (bus Express, Sri Suthep Tour)
★★★★★ Oct 17, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very cheap compared to the service provided. Comfortable for medium height people, clean and well organized. In our opinion the best way to cross the country being in contact with natives and save money in the same time. 12goAsia is simply great! Will use they for our next Thai trip for sure.
★★★★★ Oct 16, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was amazing! Clean, nice staff and an overall great experience with the 1st class sleeper train!
★★★★☆ Oct 12, 2016 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Great travel and service! The tickets were easy to pick up and actually I highly recommend that people do book ferry's and ongoing travel with them as well. I actually bought some tickets on the way back with another company to go to krabi from Suratthani, but it was the worst ever decision. For your own comfort DO NOT BOOK WITH sombat tour, best friend companion: SIAM family travel. They did a terrible terrible trip for us taking lots of money and finally sending us on the slowest local bus, lying to us about how long it took making us lose our connection to the ferry boat to the phi phi islands.
★☆☆☆☆ Oct 11, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Shit of company
★★★★★ Oct 6, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
As usual excellent trip
★★★★★ Oct 4, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Worth it!
★★★★★ Oct 2, 2016 (bus Express, Sri Suthep Tour)
★★★★☆ Sep 22, 2016 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
The bus was comfortable and their were lots of snacks, only issue is that they didn't tell me when it was my stop. As there was no English signposting it meant by the time I realised we'd passed it I was worried they'd left my baggage at the station (they hadn't thankfully) and that I didn't know the way from the next stop and had to get a taxi to my hostel.
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Transfers good and all as advertised. Train on time start and end which I hadn't expected. VIP berth is well airconned and tho u get a blanket it is good you can take your packs in with u for extra clothes. Train hoots and stops often and if youre a light sleeper it won't be your best nights kip. Fun though.
★★★★★ Sep 9, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Worth it! But next time we will only book the lower berth, it is bigger and better :)
★☆☆☆☆ Aug 31, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 30, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train is old. First class includes no food or drink. The lower berth is freezing. There were many moskitos and also cockroachs. We arrived 1 hour late. The berth at least was comfortable.
★★★★☆ Aug 29, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Perfect service and pleasant flight
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Eravamo una famiglia di 4 persone e ci hanno dato due cabine comunicanti entrambe dotate di AC lavandino e 1 lt di acqua in omaggio a cabina. Le cabine però non sono molto pulite e completamente buie.
★★★★☆ Aug 25, 2016 (train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 25, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The ticket process and pickup was very straightforward. My only complaint is that the train did not arrive to the destination on time. I was 1.5hrs late. If I had known this I would have rather flown. The train was nice however. Very clean and rooms were nice too.
★★★★★ Aug 24, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service from 12go asia.
★☆☆☆☆ Aug 22, 2016 (train #44 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
It was horrifying, cochroaches everywhere and there were no beds to sleep which we're expecting from a nighttrain. Because of the cochroaches and other creatures we haven't slept at all. We could even sit normally because they were crawling everywhere.
★★★☆☆ Aug 20, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised. No stress for transfer from ferry to bus / minivan / train. Comfort on all 3 was good ( airco worked well ). Big downside: it took us 24 hrs from hotel on Koh Samui to Bangkok. By airplane, would probable be around 4 hrs and with the lowcost airlines (nokair, airasia, etc.) it's not necessarily more expensive.
★★★★★ Aug 19, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I gave this a 5 because the beds were comfortable. Good experience
★★★★☆ Aug 18, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Two interlocking cabins very good for a family of 4. Train more or less on time. Good way to travel from Koh Samui to Bangkok.
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was on time. VIP class is too good.
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Good
★★★★★ Aug 16, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
My husband and I did this train journey nearly 22 years ago, and loved it. This time our 16 year son accompanied us, and he thought it was a great experience. Magical train journey.
★★★★★ Aug 16, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent train journey staff very friendly and accommodating. Comfy- defo would use again! Only downside was half an hour later into Bangkok than I thought
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
A fantastic service from 12go. Our tickets were waiting at Surat Thani parcel office as promised. We had 2 adjacent compartments in the First class sleeper train and this was ideal for our family of 4. The train was late leaving but made up the time overnight and arrived in Bangkok right on time. We were pleasantly surprised by how clean the facilities were on the train ( including the toilets!)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 14, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Tickets throug 12go were perfect arranged. We had 1st class sleeper, bot for THE first time I must add, and iT was good again. Not as cold as last time (in oud previous trips we never were too cold!) and we all 4 had again a great night of sleep. this time train even was in schedule!
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable, well-organized. Will re-use.
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good trip, just a bit too noisy...
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great experience
★★★★☆ Aug 4, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We took s first class sleeper fron Surat Thani to Bangkok. Tickets preorded and ready to pick-up at THE trainststion, as promised. Good service of 12GO in out case. Travelling group of 4. Train in time. If yourrover six feet tall, as i'm sleeper is a Good Choice.
★★★★★ Aug 2, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goasia made booking train/ferry combo tickets extremely easy. There are two buses from the ferry, one to the train station and the other to the airport. I got on the train station bus, but it headed to the airport. The driver changed mid-route and went to the train station first.Had it gone to the airport I would have missed the train.
★★★★☆ Aug 2, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 1, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goasia were impeccable. Train a little late to arrive but we still arrived in Bangkok on time. Staff much more friendly on this return journey, good to chat with other passengers in 2nd class a/c ..... Train itself rather worn and in need of some tlc but good night's sleep anyhow. Would thoroughly recommend 12goasia!!
★★★★☆ Aug 1, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Had a great trip in 2nd class, airco indeed very cold, would be nice if upper bunk could be made a bit darker. Everything else just fine and comfortable.
★★★★☆ Jul 31, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
5* service on tickets from 12GoAsia. My advice is to go for lower berths as all night lights make top berths bright plus aircon outlet is by top berths and is very cold. Plus wear all the warm clothes you can find - it's the only time in Thailand you will feel cold.
★★★★★ Jul 30, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No problem. All is good and in time. The train 2 class is very comfort.
★★★★★ Jul 28, 2016 (train #172 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great train! Quick and very efficient booking and service. Tickets were waiting at Suratthani as promised despite the fact I booked quite close to our departure date. Train was very clean and surprisingly quiet. Travelling with two kids, who both slept the entire night. It wasn't too cold either, which is what I had read in previous reviews. Our train was an hour late getting to Suratthani (22.20) and another two hours late getting into Bangkok. But that just added to the experience!! If you're on a tight schedule or hung up about things running on time, I'd suggest you choose an earlier train or perhaps consider alternative transport.. We loved it!
★★★★☆ Jul 28, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Getting tickets was easy and pick up was no problem eather. I am a heavy sleeper, so I had no problems sleeping in the 2nd class AC.
★☆☆☆☆ Jul 27, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Don't go with 12Go! From Bangkok to Surat Thani was perfect, but when we had to come back, the office parcel (in Surat Thani) wasn't indicated well... We recieved our tickets but no refund!!! (On our tickets, it said: refund 70 baht, when collecting the ticket).
★★★★★ Jul 25, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very Nice trip from Surat Thani to Bangkok.
★★★★★ Jul 24, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This was our 3rd booking with 12go asia and we will definitely continue using it. Regarding the train it was clean (asian standards) and organized, the beds are clean and as comfy as they can get on 2nd class, nothing to complain really. Big thumbs up for the train staff.
★★★★★ Jul 17, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
no problems, train was on time!
★★★★★ Jul 17, 2016 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Jul 16, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Picked up tickets easily at train station, comfortable sleeping arrangements in the train- all in all a great experience.
★★★☆☆ Jul 13, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The bus was an hour late, stopped a couple of times for roadside repairs, but we got there in time and the driver was really nice and took us right to the station. Some great views of these rock or granite massifs, it was pretty good overall. The guy at the railways parcels office wouldn't let us open the envelope snaffled our small refund, but we got the ticket. The train was just like a train, yeah bumpy and all, but pretty clean. It was good to have a sleeping bag to add to the bedding, particularly top bunk which gets cold with the aircon, which could not be switched off. The toilets were sort of ok, but you must wear shoes and only good for urination. Best to wait for your hotel for number twos. But it's a train, not a cruise ship or plane. The breakfast was barely edible, but we could also get fresh fruit which was really nice. Views are great, you see more of the world, I enjoyed the experience overall. And it's super cheap by western standards, so if you can't hack a bit of camping, take the plane. But for me, I would do it again any time, it was enjoyable.
★☆☆☆☆ Jul 9, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We travelled 1st class but were very disappointed in the standard of the cabin. It was very small, was filthy and badly maintained. The ex Japanese coaches on the Bangkok to Chiang Mai route on the other hand were a delight.

News @ Bangkok

20 January 2017

Last weekend saw the inauguration of a VIP bus service linking Ho Chi Minh City’s airport and two of the city’s bus stations. The new buses run from An Suong Bus Station to Tan Son Nhat Airport and then on to Mien Dong Eastern Bus Terminal.

20 January 2017

Authorities at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport have declared war on taxi drivers who refuse to use meters or do no not have one fitted in their vehicles. After a recent incident involving a rogue cabbie, an airport spokesperson said only metered taxis are allowed to serve passengers at Thailand’s main international gateway.

19 January 2017

A Thai AirAsia director has announced the addition of extra flights to the Bangkok Mandalay timetable. Commercial-director Santisuk Klongchaiya says the frequencies will increase from once to twice daily with effect from 17 March 2017.