Quick advice needed!
I'm travelling from Bangkok to Koh Tao on the 1st of July. I was going to take the 19:30 1st class sleeper and then catch a ferry at 7:00 am. I just found out the 1st class is all booked up and now I'm trying to decide if I should take that 19:30 train anyway (2nd class) or maybe the 22:50 DRC.
The sleeper seems more comfortable as I will be able to lie down, but will it really allow me to sleep? I'm thinking of my luggage (is it safe to fall asleep on those trains?), the fact that it leaves quite early (I'm sure I will not feel sleepy till at least midnight) and arrives in Chumphon at crazy 4:23... Which means I'll have to wait around there in the middle of the night for over 2 hours.
Taking DRC is cheaper, gives me more time in Bangkok during the day and makes me wait for the ferry for only 1 hour. Are the seats comfortable enough to fall asleep on them? And again, what with the security issues? Also, are these trains likely to be delayed? I wouldn't like to miss the 7:00 ferry, but I also don't want to get to Koh Tao in a completely exhausted state.
Any advice/word of wisdom is welcome.
PS: It will be my first time in Thailand (-: