We want to hop in the bk- sing train but would like to catch it from southern thailand; suratthani or below (will most likely be in the Phuket / surrounding island area. Has anyone done this or know where i can catch it?
Thanks in advance!
#1 noworries has been a member since 26/7/2011. Posts: 14
Yes, you can buy a ticket from Surat Thani to Singapore, or any other place along the southern line where the train will stop. It's a popular route so if you are going to do this you should buy your ticket well in advance.
Here is the southern line timetable ...
You can buy your ticket at any train station in the country, and from most travel agencies. I've never tried online booking, but it seems like this option is now possible.
You can also go to Hat Yai , where the KL-Singapore train starts, depart around 18-19 if I remember correctly.
To go to Hat Yai from Phuket, the blue/white VIP bus is a good alternative. Alternatively you need to reach the other side of the mainland first. Even though I took the bus from Chumporn to Hat Yai last year, I can't remember exactly the route.
An other alternative, much more expensive, but maybe also more fun, go by speed boat between Kho Lanta to Kho Lipe, and from Kho Lipe minibus or taxi-service to Hat Yai.