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.
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.
All times are subject to change.
|6:30am||Depart Bangkok Station||911 train - outbound journey|
|6:50am||Bang Sue Junction|
|7:06am||Bang Bamru Station|
|7:11am||Taling Chan Junction|
|7:45am||Arrive at Nakhon Pathom||You have 40 minutes to visit Phra Pathom Chedi|
|8:20am||Depart Nakhon Pathom|
|8:32am||Nong Pladuk Junction||Trains 909 and 911 will split here|
|11:21am||Arrive at Hua Hin Station||Option 1 is to go to Hua Hin Beach|
|11:33am||Arrive at Suan Son Pradipat Station||Option 2 is to go to Suan Son Pradipat Beach|
|4:28pm||Depart Suan Son Pradipat station||912 train – return journey|
|4:36pm||Hua Hin Station|
|7:34pm||Nong Pladuk Junction||Trains 910 and 912 will join here|
|9:40pm||Arrive at Bangkok Station|