The Maeklong Railway is made up of two sections, namely the Mahachai Line and Ban Laem Line, separated by the Tha Chin River. Passengers can connect between the two lines by boat. The Maeklong Railway also does not get passengers to Bangkok Hua Lamphong railway station, but rather Wongwian Yai. The Maeklong Railway is also the only railway section that is not physically interconnected with the rest of the network.
The westernmost station of the Maeklong Railway at Maeklong Station is home to the famous Talat Rom Hup or “umbrella pulldown market”, also known as the Maeklong Railway Market or Unseen Railway Market.
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Timetable from SRT’s website
Wongwian Yai – Mahachai (Second Class): 25 baht
Wongwian Yai – Mahachai (Third Class): 10 baht
Tha Chin River Crossing: 3 baht
Ban Laem – Maeklong (Third Class): 10 baht
Thai citizens travel free on third class in all Ordinary and some Rapid trains in Thailand.
- SRT counters only
Tickets are open for sale only on the day of departure. Reservations are not necessary, neither are they possible. Tickets for trains on the Maeklong Railway cannot sell out.
How do I book tickets online?
You cannot book Maeklong Railway tickets online.
How do I get across the Tha Chin River to travel from Mahachai to Ban Laem?
Use the cross-river boat located just outside the station. If in doubt, follow the crowd to the ferry pier. The fare is 3 baht per person, and the journey takes around 5 to 10 minutes.
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