The fastest service is Train #40, departing at 10:25, scheduled to complete the journey to Bangkok in 10 hours 45 minutes. The slowest service is Train #168, departing at 17:08, which is scheduled to reach Bangkok 14 hours 27 minutes after departing from Surat Thani .
Initially WiFi would be available only inside sleeping carriages, Bangkok Railway Station and on express trains but later wireless Internet access will available on the all trains . As expected this option will be totally free for passengers.
The most economical way to reach Koh Phangan from Bangkok is to grab a bus via Surat Thani for 650 Baht, you can book your journey at many backpackers hostels or travel agents located around Bangkok , these busses typically depart around 1pm and arrive in Surat Thani in the evening.
The State Railway of Thailand will stop operating air-conditioned express, rapid, sleeper and dining trains to all regions from April 1 because of a lack of passengers. The trains were running 50% empty as people had stopped travelling because of the coronavirus pandemic.
1. Re: Is surat thani worth a stay? If you like Thai towns (as I do), then yes, but many people think it’s not worth visiting and bypass it – it’s not really a tourist destination, but is quite interesting if you’re into local markets and food.
Is Surat Thani safe ? Generally, the locals in Surat Thani are known to be friendly and welcoming. In fact, the city’s name actually translates as “The City of Good People”. However, as with anywhere in the world there are some people trying to make a fast buck.
Amtrak Sleeper Car Bedroom Suites are perfect for four adults. These rooms feature two connected Bedrooms, each with upper- and lower-berth bunks, just like in other cars; private toilets; showers ; armchairs; sinks and vanities.
Train travel in Thailand is more scenic and allows you to avoid heavy traffic and bad roads. If traveling overnight , you’ll arrive much more refreshed after a night on a sleeper train instead of an overnight bus. Although delays and even occasional breakdowns happen, train travel is still safer than traveling by bus.
Chiang Mai is quite safe to walk around by yourself. Before moving here I used to always stay Riverside and walked many times to the city and back in the evening. It goes without saying to always remain safety vigilant. We stayed in the old city and walked to the night markets a few nights .
While full moon parties may be a backpacker staple on the islands of Thailand, they are not a particularly ecologically, or ethically conscious choice. In addition to that, they are more dangerous than they look, for those who attend, and for the communities left in their wakes.
the full moon party is absolutely not worth it, but you might want to see it once to decide for yourself. you can easily get there from any beach on phangan. Don’t do it, you will regret it for the rest of your life. You would have a better time at a Thai, Kareoke Bar.
Koh Phangan is best known for its Full Moon Party (an all-night beach party) at Haad Rin Beach. On the contrary, Koh Phangan has some stunning scenery and is a lot less touristy than Koh Samui . But it’s also very quiet (discounting the surge in tourists during each Full Moon Party, of course).
You can book your train tickets at the counter; however, we advise you to book your Thai Railway tickets online to secure your tickets in advance. This is because the train tickets for popular train routes such as train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Surat Thani and Hat Yai tend to be sold out fast.
Most common term is Khon Krung (city people /city folk), interstingly the Chiangmai people also referred to themselves in the same way (different word but the same meaning) In English, “Bangkokain” (or “ Bangkok Elite” for a little more derogatory tone) is often used.
As above go to train station. Remember you can book a train ticket at any Thai (state) railway station so if you are elsewhere you can buy the ticket in advance. Travel agents usually charge about 100 baht commission per ticket , which is about the same as you’d pay for a tuk tuk to go get it yourself, up to you.