After a few days in Surin it was time to head back home to Bangkok. As usual, we decided to travel by train, and this is basically just the reverse of our Bangkok to Surin journey.
Buying Train Tickets In Surin
Check out our Bangkok to Hua Hin by train post for a full explanation on buying train tickets in Thailand. We bought our Surin to Bangkok tickets at Surin train station. It should be noted that trains often get fully booked, especially on a Sunday, when many people head back to Bangkok for work. So we’d suggest booking your tickets a few days in advance.
We opted to get the 07:49 train that was due to arrive in Bangkok at 14:5. So that’s a journey time of just over 7 hours. Tickets cost 389 baht ($11) each for 2nd class aircon seats.
Train Times Surin To Bangkok
As you can see above, there are 9 trains per day from Surin to Bangkok.
Surin Train Station
There isn’t much to say about Surin train station, as it has just three platform. It is located in the city center though, so it’s easy to get to and from your hotel.
Our Train From Surin To Bangkok
Our train carriage on the return journey to Bangkok was much cooler than in the opposite direction. When we got on the train, the aircon felt pretty cold, and the staff brought blankets around for the passengers. I was one of the very few that didn’t use one. The aircon got slightly warmer, and was then just about perfect for the whole journey. Not too hot and not too cold.
Our train was around 15 minutes late leaving Surin, but arrived in Bangkok on time.
Hua Lamphong Train Station
It’s always nice to arrive back home in Bangkok after being away.
Getting From Bangkok Train Station To Your Hotel
Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong train station has a direct connection to the city’s MRT (underground) system. Our suggestion would be getting the MRT rather than one of the taxis from outside the station. In our experience, many of the taxis that are parked outside the station don’t want to use the meter. An alternative is to enter the MRT subway and cross to the other side of the road. You can then flag down a taxi from there. Last time we arrived at the station, one taxi driver said he’d take us to our destination for 150 baht, a journey that usually costs 60 baht with the meter.
Where To Stay In Bangkok
Bangkok has thousands of hotels, so do what we do, and head on over to Agoda Bangkok. They have a great selection of hotels and great prices. We use Agoda for almost all our hotel bookings.