Excursion Train to Suan Son Pradipat Beach

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) run a number of weekend excursion trains to various tourist destinations around Thailand. Two of the most popular routes are to Sai Yok Waterfall in Kanchanaburi and Suan Son Pradipat Beach to the south of Hua Hin. This page is about the day-trip to Hua Hin. The train goes every Saturday and Sunday and some public holidays from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong). The train leaves at 6:30 a.m. and makes its first stop in Nakhon Pathom at 7:45 a.m. for forty minutes of sightseeing. The next stop is at 11:21 a.m. where you can take a songtaew to Hua Hin Beach. However, most people stay on the train for another ten minutes and get off at Suan Son Pradipat railway station. The beach is only a five minute walk from the station. Here you have nearly five hours to relax on the beach before making the journey back to Bangkok. If it is on time, you will get back at 9:40 p.m.

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HOW TO BUY TICKETS: You can now book tickets online on the official D-Ticket website. You can also buy tickets at your local railway station. This can be done up to 30 days in advance. A 3rd class seat costs 120 Baht for the return journey. A 2nd class ticket in air-conditioned carriages is double that price at 240 Baht per person for the return journey. The advantage of going 3rd class is that the windows are open and it is easier to take pictures of the countryside. In 2nd class, although you have air-conditioning and comfortable seats, you might also have dirty windows. The choice is really yours. The outbound journey is broken up in Nakhon Pathom. But the return journey is a straight four-five hours.

LINK: How to Buy Train Tickets Online

TRAIN SCHEDULE

All times are subject to change.

TIMESTATIONNOTES
6:30amDepart Bangkok Station911 train - outbound journey
6:43amSamsen Station
6:50amBang Sue Junction
7:06amBang Bamru Station
7:11amTaling Chan Junction
7:24amSalaya Station
7:45amArrive at Nakhon PathomYou have 40 minutes to visit Phra Pathom Chedi
8:20amDepart Nakhon Pathom
8:32amNong Pladuk JunctionTrains 909 and 911 will split here
9:16amRatchaburi Station
11:21amArrive at Hua Hin StationOption 1 is to go to Hua Hin Beach
11:33amArrive at Suan Son Pradipat StationOption 2 is to go to Suan Son Pradipat Beach
4:28pmDepart Suan Son Pradipat station912 train – return journey
4:36pmHua Hin Station
6:52pmRatchaburi Station
7:34pmNong Pladuk JunctionTrains 910 and 912 will join here
9:40pmArrive at Bangkok Station

HOW TO TRACK THE TRAINS: You can use the Train Tracking System to check the live progress of these trains: 911 (outbound) and 912 (inbound).

MAP OF ROUTE

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LINK: How to Buy Train Tickets Online