17.05 Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Train 83 departing at 17.05 is one of the faster evening departures with both 1st and 2nd Class Air-Conditioned Sleeper carriages. This train also has a restaurant and a freight car, which means that if there is space available it is possible to transport a bicycle, motorbike or other large object subject to payment of a charge for cargo.


Train Information


Train 83 is scheduled to arrive at 04.24 which is in plenty of time for the first direct service from Surat Thani train to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan at 07.00.

Train: Service: Depart: Arrive: Journey:
83 Express 17.05 04.24 11 hours 19 mins
Stops: Inc Meals: Sleeper: Dining Car: Freight Car:
21 Yes Yes Yes Yes

The first direct service from Surat Thani train station to Koh Tao departs later at 08.30. Because the current route is single track for large sections there are often delays (trains have to stop so that others going in the opposite direction can pass) which means that in practice the delay between arriving and the departure time of onward transport connections is less than the scheduled timetable suggests. Opposite the train station there is a row of cafes which open early in the morning to cater for people arriving on Train 83. Bus and minivan services for onward travel from Surat Thani train station pick up passengers in the car park in front of this row of cafes. The cafes have free WiFi and toilets for use by customers.


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Prices for the 17.05 Train


Seat Type Online Price
1st Class AC Sleeper 1,589 THB
2nd Class AC Sleeper 1,058 THB

Seat Types on Train #83


All sleeper berths on this train are air-condition, whilst the seat only carriages are fan cooled. During the hottest months of the year in the South of Thailand (January through to August) fan cooled carriages can become hot particularly when the train is stationary and there is no breeze coming through the open windows:

  • 1st Class AC Sleeper
  • 2nd Class AC Sleeper
  • 2nd Class Fan Seat
  • 3rd Class Fan Seat.

Pictures of the 15.35 Train


15.35 Train to Surat Thani

15.35 Train to Surat Thani

2nd Class Air Conditioned Sleeper carriage on the 17.05 to Surat Thani

2nd Class AC Sleeper carriage on the 17.05 to Surat Thani

Restaurant Car on Train 83 to Surat Thani

Restaurant Car on Train #83 to Surat Thani


Timetable to Surat Thani


Bangkok Sam Sen Bang Sue Junction Bang Bamru Taling Chan Junction
17.05 17.19 17.28 17.46
Sala Ya Nakhon Pathom Ban Pong Ratchaburi Phetchaburi
18.04 18.31 19.23 20.10
Cha-am Hua Hin Wang Phong Kui Buri Prachuap Khiri Khan
21.07
Thap Sakae Ban Krut Bang Saphan Yai Map Ammarit Pathiu
23.38
Chumphon Sawi Pak Tako Lang Suan Lamae
01.16
Tha Chana Chaiya Tha Chang Surat Thani
03.46 04.24

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