After a full day of sightseeing, our group stocked up on snacks before embarking on our next part of the trip. From Bangkok station, we took the night train to Surat Thani, an 11 hour journey through the South of Thailand. I’ve slept on quite a few sleeper trains in Europe, but as this was my first time in Asia, I had no idea what to expect from Thai sleeper trains. Even after researching trains and experiences online, I still couldn’t picture what it would be like.
Our group was booked in 2nd class. Our carriage had one long aisle with seats on both sides. The seats were grouped in pairs, facing each other with a table in between. There was room for luggage against the wall between seats. Our tour leader came prepared, and attached ropes to all our luggage to keep it in place.
1ST OR 2ND CLASS?
There is a choice between 1st and 2nd class.
1st class consists of a private 2-berth compartment. These compartments can be locked from the inside and have a washbasin.
2nd class is open plan with berths on either side of the aisle. There’s a washbasin at the end of the carriage and a toilet.
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