Review: Sleeper train: Surat Thani to Bangkok
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Type: 1st class
Date: May 2016
We booked first class tickets though a Thai friends of ours at the Charm Beach Resort. He managed to get us two adjoining rooms (since we were traveling as a three.) Each room had two bunks. We were first class but in the UK I don’t think this would even count as 3rd class. The thing is though there were clean and private so that is all that matters. We paid around £30 each for a ticket which isn’t bad since we didn’t need accommodation for that night.
I was exhausted by the time I got on the train. I had been napping in the train station in Surat Thani so was delighted to get into a ‘bed.’ The bed was comfortable enough it was just short so anyone taller than me (5’1) needed to scrunch up their knees which I guess can get uncomfortable.
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We saw a lot of people waiting on this train. The only others we spoke to were an older British couple who were also traveling first class back to Bangkok.
My favourite part
I loved being part of the experience of riding a Thai sleeper train. It was so exciting to me
My least favourite part
The train was so late. Every time we checked when it was due it had been delayed some more. The same happened for us arriving to Bangkok. We were told 10 minutes for hours… Typical Thailand, ha!
Have you taken the sleeper train: Surat Thani to Bangkok ?
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