Special Express 31 Thaksinarath: Bangkok Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai Junction by the Best Train in Thailand

The new flagship trains of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) were launched in 2016, running throughout the Northern, Northeastern and Southern Lines in Thailand. The order of 115 new coaches from CRRC Changchun forming 9 train sets is SRT's largest single order for new additional passenger coaches. The new coaches are also a platform for SRT … Continue reading Special Express 31 Thaksinarath: Bangkok Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai Junction by the Best Train in Thailand

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Lounge Review – State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Hua Lamphong Railway Station First Class Lounge

Typical First Class coaches at the State Railway of Thailand include private compartments with an attendant at your service. If that isn't premium enough for you, you now get to relax before your journey if you depart from Bangkok at the First Class Lounge just beside Platform 3 of Hua Lamphong Railway Station! After showing … Continue reading Lounge Review – State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Hua Lamphong Railway Station First Class Lounge

Ordinary 211: Bangkok Hua Lamphong to Don Mueang Airport by Train

While the actual Don Mueang Airport Rail Link isn't up yet, the existing railway on the North and Northeastern Lines pass right outside the airport. And since the railway departs from central Bangkok, easily accessible by the MRT Blue Line, this is certainly my choice to get to the airport. At a fare of just … Continue reading Ordinary 211: Bangkok Hua Lamphong to Don Mueang Airport by Train

Special Excursion 909/910: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and Nam Tok Sai Yok Noi Waterfall by Excursion Train

The Kanchanaburi Excursion Train is a special departure from Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station only on Saturdays, Sundays and designated public holidays, targeted at domestic tourists who wish to head to Kanchanaburi and Nam Tok for a day trip. This being said, the fare for this train is also extremely affordable starting from 120 Baht … Continue reading Special Excursion 909/910: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and Nam Tok Sai Yok Noi Waterfall by Excursion Train

Day 38-39: State Railway of Thailand from Bangkok to Padang Besar

The Special Express 35/36 (International Express) is no longer in operation. Replacing its timetable will be the new Thaksinarath running between Bangkok and Hat Yai with new CRRC-manufactured coaches. Through service between Bangkok and Padang Besar will be served by the new Special Express 45/46 (Thaksin Express) using 2 ANS40 coaches. Special Express 35 to Butterworth (?) … Continue reading Day 38-39: State Railway of Thailand from Bangkok to Padang Besar

Day 35: State Railway of Thailand from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok

Aranyaprathet is the closest station to the border of Cambodia at Poipet. It is linked to Bangkok via the Eastern Line. The food stalls and tuk-tuk waiting area outside the station. My train was already waiting at the platform, which is formed from the early morning train from Bangkok. The destination board of my train, the … Continue reading Day 35: State Railway of Thailand from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok

International Express: Bangkok to Hat Yai and Butterworth by Train

The International Express no longer serves the Malaysian sector between Padang Besar and Butterworth. Please visit the dedicated International Express page for more information. The International Express is a daily service to Hat Yai and Butterworth from Bangkok and vice versa. Departing from Bangkok, the train uses 6 to 8 second class sleeper coaches, 1 buffet … Continue reading International Express: Bangkok to Hat Yai and Butterworth by Train