Transport from Bangkok to Bang Saphan

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Transport from Bangkok to Bang Saphan

Post by spen » 19 Sep 2008 11:14

What is the best way to get to Bang Saphan? I have heard there are various options - train, bus or minibus. If I decide to come (not definite yet - still musing and weighing options!) I would fly from Ho Chi Minh City arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport (is that the new one?) at 7.25pm, so a guesthouse somewhere overnight then what in the morning? Your thoughts please!?

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Post by The Family » 21 Sep 2008 12:59

I can answer the second question with confidence 8) Yes! Suvanabhumi is the new airport.
Yes! You can get a train, but I am not sure of the route.
You can also get a bus from Bangkok to Hua Hin and then change for Bangsaphan. Again, I'm not sure if there is a direct route from Bangkok. :)

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Post by guess » 22 Sep 2008 23:18

My recommendation is:

From whatever Airport you arrive get a taxi to either one of:

Thonburi bus station. Go to the Bang Saphan kiosk at get a ticket and jump on the next bus down. It has to be the Bang Saphan bus as the others don't turn off the main road and that is 17 KM from us. This guide.com has the bus times.

OR

Go to Hua Lumpong Railway station and get a train south. You must go to the main ticket enquiry office on the right where they will speak English and sell you the ticket without waiting. You must specifically ask for a train to Bang Saphan as they don't all stop here. There is one leaving Hualumpong in the early morning and the others are late afternoon or early evening.

http://www.railway.co.th/English/Time_HTML.asp

The bus station and railway station in Bangkok are both about the same distance from both airports. There maybe railway station bus links at Suvanabhumi airports but the taxi fare will be no more than 300 Baht. Make sure he uses the metre. There is an airport pick up charge of 50 or 100 Baht added before you move.

When you arrive in Bang Sapahan town centre the bus stops near to the railway station. There are motorcycle taxis nearby who will charge under 100 baht to take you to the resort area.

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Post by chrispyrolls » 25 Sep 2008 16:10

following on from this topic...

I was thinking of getting the train to Hua Hin as these are more frequent, and then taxi to Ban Krut... any ideas on how much & and how long that would be?

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Post by chrispyrolls » 25 Sep 2008 16:13

actually the same question applies to PKK ... i could get a train to there then taxi to BK

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Post by guess » 25 Sep 2008 19:54

The fare to Chumpon is published here

http://www.railway.co.th/English/Time_HTML.asp

at 480 for 2nd class aircon and 380 for 2nd class fan so the fare to PKK or BK will be less than that.

I am not sure that the service is more frequent. There are only two times per day when you can leave BKK for BK and BS by rail. The buses offer more I think. This links gives the reverse journey but I think you will find that the BKK to BS buses are about the same tie intervals.

http://www.bangsaphanguide.com/bangsaphan-travel.htm

I have not seen for myself but I have heard that taxis or tuk tuks turn up at the station in BK when the train arrives. As buksida says there is no buses that stop in BK town.

All trains will stop at HH and most stop at PKK. A taxi from HH would be about 2,000 - 2,500 Baht. All trains that pass HH carry on to PKK except three per day which is shown on the timetable. The taxi to BK from PKK would be about half or less.

In summary, if BK is your first port of call then the PKK rail and then taxi would be the best way.

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Post by bajm » 25 Sep 2008 20:46

There is one Blue air-con bus , which goes to Ban Krut town daily.
It leaves at 12:30 from Bangkok southbound terminal. Go to ticket selling window nr. 10. The final destination of this bus is Bang Saphan. It arrives in Ban Krut at approx. 6 PM.
In Ban Krut, you will normally find several sidecar motorcycle taxi’s at the railway station in the centre of the town. (see pic) If none is available, you can call 08-70862847.

Of course all busses, that go to the deep south, will pass Ban Krut, but they will drop you off on Petkhasem road on the Ban Krut intersection. This is 10 km from the town.
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Post by chrispyrolls » 25 Sep 2008 23:35

thanks very much

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Post by david1963 » 16 Feb 2009 19:13

According to the SRT's website, there are several express trains a day from Bangkok to Hat Yai and beyond that stop in Ban Krut. The journey is about 4 hours and forty minutes. Going back, it appears there are a couple of slower trains that stop in Ban Krut. I wonder if it might be better catching one of the slow trains that stop at BS and change for a quicker train at Prachup Khiri Khan.

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Post by santabanjo » 18 Feb 2009 09:05

Come on folks, can no-one come up with a Bankok to Bang Saphan train timetable. You've only got to stroll down to the station. Failing that, I'm back in May, I'll do it myself. Save half a bench at Montri's for me, and I'll be singing at the Blue Moon for free beer again.

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Post by david1963 » 18 Feb 2009 14:25

The SRT website doesn't mention Bang Saphan. Hua Hin, followed by Prachup then Ban Krut and Chumphon. As Ban Krut is very near Bang Saphan, wouldn't it be best to catch a train from there?

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Post by Norseman » 18 Feb 2009 17:52

http://www.railway.co.th/English/Time_HTML.asp

Take a look at the timetable. No mention of BS.

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Post by The Family » 18 Feb 2009 20:39

I found this list on the forum (Attractions), if it is of any help. I will try and get down to the station within the next couple of days, and see what I can find out for you in Englsih!

Train times between Hua Hin & Bang Saphan
A new State Railway of Thailand Site has been made available which is very good and covers all trains and all stations in Thailand. The only problem with it that it is nearly all in Thai I have posted here all times of trains that stop in Bang Saphan along with the times they leave Hua Hin. All trains left Bankok about four hours before arriving in Hua Hin.I will later post instructions of how to wade through the timetable if you can only read Roman script.

The first section (1 to 13) here relates to Hua Hin to Bang Saphan and the second (1 - 12) is the return.

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2 39 ด่วนพิเศษ 02:07 04:25 ขบวน "39" ตรวจสอบ

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and again for those who can't google 'trains, thailand'

Post by dewdrop » 05 May 2009 20:35

Telephone numbers at Hua Lamphong (BKK train station) for info and tickets in blue at the bottom of the picture... (you might have to hit Reload in your browser for the picture to appear below)

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