17.35 Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Train #173 departing at 17.35 is the least popular of the overnight trains for foreign visitors. The reason for this is that this is a slow train with a limited number of sleeper berths in an air-conditioned carriage.


Train Information


The majority of the seating on this train in is fan cooled carriages which can sometimes become uncomfortable in the warmer months of the year.

Train: Service: Depart: Arrive: Journey:
173 Rapid 17.35 05.48 12 hrs 13 min
Stops: Inc Meals: Sleeper: Dining Car: Freight Car:
23 No Yes  Yes Yes

On the plus side, seats are cheaper on this train than the other later departure and the scheduled arrival time of 05.48 coincides well the departure times of the first direct services from Surat Thani train station to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, at 07.00, and for the service to Koh Tao which departs at 08.30. Passengers can also transport bicycles on Train #173 if there is space in the freight car. To transport a bicycle or other large object you need to go to the freight office to the left hand side of platform 12 at Bangkok train station where you be asked to pay a small additional charge.


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Prices for the 17.35 Train 


Seat Type Online Price
2nd Class AC Sleeper 998 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper 758 THB

Seat Types on Train #173


Train #173 has a single air-conditioned carriage with 2nd Class AC Seats. All the rest of the carriages are fan cooled:

  • 2nd Class AC Sleeper
  • 2nd Class Fan Sleeper
  • 2nd Class Fan Seat
  • 3rd Class Fan Seat

Pictures of the 17.35 Train


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The 17.35 Train to Surat Thani is popular with Thai travellers

2nd Class Fan Carriage on Train 173

2nd Class Fan Carriage on Train #173

Train 173 terminates at Nakorn Sri Thamarat

Train #173 terminates at Nakorn Sri Thamarat


Timetable to Surat Thani


Bangkok Sam Sen Bang Sue Junction Bang Bamru Taling Chan Junction
17.35 17.49 17.58 18.24
Sala Ya Nakhon Pathom Ban Pong Ratchaburi Phetchaburi
18.42 19.10 19.32 20.06 20.53
Cha-am Hua Hin Wang Phong Kui Buri Prachuap Khiri Khan
21.51 22.13 23.16
Thap Sakae Ban Krut Bang Saphan Yai Map Ammarit Pathiu
00.24 00.47 01.04 01.36
Chumphon Sawi Pak Tako Lang Suan Lamae
02.48 03.30 04.01 04.23
Tha Chana Chaiya Tha Chang Surat Thani
04.48 05.10 05.48

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