Travel by train is surely a pleasant way to travel around the country; Thailand takes pride in a excellent rail system which reaches almost every corner of the Kingdom, the railway system can be used for a number of evoking journeys such as rides to national parks, the route from the capital Bangkok to the South is a popular route for foreign visitors. The only train access to Thailand is from Malaysia.
The network extends over 4,600 km linking the major cities with the exception of Phuket, This is run by State Railways of Thailand.
There are many comfortable daily services on each direction. The majority railways timetables are available in English.
The largest railway station and gateway to most of Thailand is the Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok, located near the intersection of Rama IV and Krung Kasem. To buy a ticket, you have to ask a local agent or visit the local train station; it is suggested to buy your ticket a few days ahead. You can buy tickets at the Advance Booking Office at Hua Lamphong station (Telephone: +66 (0) 2223 3762, +66 (0) 2224 7788, +66 (0) 2225 0300 ext 5100).
The State Railway of Thailand operates trains that link the major towns throughout Thailand. This rail system is inexpensive and comfortable; travel by train can be an amazingly cheap way to get around the country, if you have enough time.
The State Railway of Thailand provides three distinctive options of service, first class will get you a private two-person air-conditioned cabin, second class has reclining seats and often air-conditioning and third class offers wooden benches, is extremely cheap but not recommended for long distance journeys. Most people tend to buy a slepper train. Washing facilities are located at the ends of carriages on all trains.
Additional Information :
Address: 1 Rongmuang Road, Rongmuang, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Telephone : 0-2222-0175, 0-2621-8701, 0-2220-4567
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Hua Lamphong station:
Telephone: 0 2223 3762, 0 2224 7788
Hot line: 1690
Bangkok Metro Public Company Limited
Address: 189 Rama 9 Road., Huaykhwang, Bangkok 10310
Telephone: 66 (0) 2354-2000
Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited
Address: 1000 Phahonyothin Road, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
Telephone: 0 2617 7300
BTS Hotline : 0 2617 6000