We are planning to take the sleeper train from BKK to Surat Thani in February. 2 adults and 3 children. Would like the 7:30pm train which arrives approx 6:30am the next morning, in a first class compartment. Some questions:
1. will the 1st class compartment sleep 5 people (2 adults, 3 kids)?
2. the thai train web site www.thairailwayticket.com only allows me to buy 4 tix max, not 5. any other options?
3. according to that web site, 2nd class is available but 2st isnt -- seems strange it is sold out so far in advance, does anyone know if perhaps its not possible to buy 1st class tix online?
Any general advice for sleeper trains in Thailand?