BangkokTo Surat Thani Jul 21, 2019

Departure: Sunday, July 21, 2019 08:05 from Hua Lamphong, Bangkok

Arrival: Sunday, July 21, 2019 16:45 to Surat Thani

Duration: 8h 40m

Class: 2nd Class AC seats only

Facilities and services: Aircon, Steward, WC

Confirmation: Operator uses manual confirmation. Ticket confirmation may take up to 24 hours.

Cancellation: Cancelation possible (check rules)

Dear Railways Passenger!
We are not (yet) an online system for Thai Railways. We are manually buying tickets for you at the station. Trains in Thailand are usually sold out (especially VIP class compartments). It may happen that your preferred berth (upper or lower) is not available. In this case we can try to get a different berth for you. You may select your flexibility level below.

You can not travel with the voucher you got from us. You need to come and check in to collect your boarding passes. The process is very similar to the one you know from the airport. You can not board the train without a special boarding pass.

Why book with us?

  • Simple and seamless booking process.
  • Usually we confirm your tickets within 24h.
  • Ticket pickup at/near the departure station in Bangkok with an alternative shipping option to the parcel room at your departure station or by EMS to your home/hotel address.
  • It is possible to change the passport details after making the purchase.
  • Multiple refund/change/shipping options nobody else can provide for you. Changing a boarding pass costs 160 Baht extra (fee per person).

Our booking fee is there to cover costs for providing tickets to our customers. This involves our staff going to the railways counter, wait in the queue and arrange the best tickets for you, depending on availability and according to your requirements and much much more. The purchasing process of train tickets is different to our bus tickets, which are instantly confirmed - bus operator systems are connected in real-time. Trains are not like that. In case we have charged a higher price at the moment of booking (for child fares, changing VIP to 2nd Class, upper/lower, etc.) we refund in cash when you pick up tickets.

Please note: Thai railways release seats to the public 90 days before the departure for long-hauls and 30 days for short routes (e.g. Bangkok <-> Chumphon). If your departure is in more than 90 (30) days your payment and request will be held in the system and we issue tickets at first possibility ensuring you get the seats you want.

Attention: Please enter your real gender when booking. If you have mentioned you are female and book 1st Class/VIP, we'll put you with another female passenger. If in reality you are not exactly female - you may face well expected difficulties when boarding...

Travel with children: Please note that the policy of Thai Railways permits children less than 12 years old or of height under 150cm to travel on LOWER BERTHS ONLY.

Tickets Bangkok - Chumphon are released only 30 days in advance. It may happen that all tickets are sold out by that time because people booked long-distance trips (Bangkok - Lang Suan and further) which are released 60 days in advance. You can purchase tickets Bangkok - Lang Suan instead of Bangkok - Chumphon, so we will be able to buy them 60 days in advance and you simply leave train in Chumphon. The price difference between the station is only about 40 Baht (in the second class sleeper class).

Combo-tickets are available only to Chumphon. If you want to be sure to get your tickets 60 days in advance please do not book the combo, book your trip in two steps: Bangkok - Lang Suan train and Chumphon Train Station to the island.

Tickets Bangkok - Chumphon are released only 30 days in advance. It may happen that all tickets are sold out by that time because people booked long-distance trips (Bangkok - Lang Suan and further) which are released 60 days in advance. You can purchase tickets Bangkok - Lang Suan instead of Bangkok - Chumphon, so we will be able to buy them 60 days in advance and you simply leave train in Chumphon. The price difference between the station is only about 40 Baht (in the second class sleeper class).

Combo-tickets are available only to Chumphon. If you want to be sure to get your tickets 60 days in advance please do not book the combo, book your trip in two steps: Bangkok - Lang Suan train and Chumphon Train Station to the island.

Important note !
This train departs outside our office hours. You need to come at least one day in advance to get your boarding passes or use the shipping option, so we can send them to you by registered mail. There will be nobody at the railway station when your train departs!

Cancelation policy: Bangkok - Suratthani #43

The following refund options are available:

  1. Refund 80% (excl. fees)

    If you would like to cancel your booking before the ticket is confirmed.

    Amount to be refunded: USD 15.75

  2. Refund 50% (excl. fees)

    If you would like to cancel your booking after the ticket is confirmed.

    Press refund button before 2019-07-18 08:05 AM Bangkok time (1 day left).

    Amount to be refunded: USD 9.84

  3. Refund 15% (excl. fees)

    If you would like to cancel your booking after the ticket is confirmed.

    Press refund button between 2019-07-18 08:05 AM and 2019-07-20 08:05 AM Bangkok time (3 days left).

    Amount to be refunded: USD 2.95

  4. Cancel

    Amount to be refunded: THB 0

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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Mar 27, 2019
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
It looks like the train hasn’t been properly cleaned for Some time. Tray’s and floors are dirty.
Feb 6, 2019
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
12Go.asia is one of the best company to book ticket. Absolutley will recomend to everybody. Trains was old, but they give to us coffe, tea, + some biscuits for the breakfast than lady bring lunch and in the evening again tea or coffe. That was nice surprice for us. The guy in train clean vagon around 5 times. Thank you for that experience.
Jan 2, 2019
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
The ride on Express Train 43 was what I expected. Seats were ok, food was simple but ok, floor was cleaned twice, toilet was like most train toilets, avoid them if you can. Unfortunately there was no more service after lunch had been served around 11am. Which was bad as we had three hours delay. No information at all was given about the delay. So be prepared, bring some extra time, a good book, some food and drink and be as patient as the Thais are. To see the landscape was really a nice experience. And that was why we chose to ride the train.
Nov 4, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
Staff very unfriendly...train was really soooo dirty. Toilet is a disaster, we had to beg for toiletpaper!
Oct 13, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
I did this trip on a recommendation from a Thai from Ko Samui. Interesting enough but the rail trip was not all that pleasant. We were in an air conditioned carriage but near the back so that the door to the toilet area was. Open nearly all the time so that hot air penetrated so warm rather than cold. Breakfast (sweet bun with custard centre) was served early and lunch at 10:30 am so that people disembarking encounter would be fed. Train43 special. Express. At least 14 stops to pick up passengers. Small cockroaches kept appearing from the seat in front and crawling across the tray table where we ate our food. The tables were very dirty and had not been wiped for some time. The floor was swept and mopped numerous times during the day but the toilets were another story like never. An interesting trip
Oct 6, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
Aug 29, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
Aug 12, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
the train was on time, 2nd class is old but confortable with adustable seat to sleep, air conditioning a bit chilly but ok, meal during the travel, 220 volt supply at some point in the car, toilet ok, arrived on time good travel
Jul 28, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
We booked 2nd class, the train was old en toilets were dirty, instead of cleaning the Floor we prefer clean toilets and food van better be skipped.
Jan 29, 2019
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
Nice trip. All went very well.
Sep 7, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
Everything was according to schedule.
Aug 6, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
Aug 1, 2018
train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways
Very bumpy