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Train travel to Bangkok

Bangkok Train travel

For tourists looking at train travel to Bangkok from various international destinations, Thailand’s Railways offer many trains that bring in tourists from countries like Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore and Malaysia. The Bangkok - Vientiane train takes travellers to Bangkok from Laos, while the International Express from Butterworth will get you to Bangkok from Penang, Malaysia. There are also trains from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok.

Thailand’s State Railway

Thailand’s State Railway has trains running from many regions in the north, south, east and west of Thailand to Bangkok. There are three kinds of trains to choose from when using, namely the ordinary, rapid and express. The ordinary train is cheaper, but the rapid Oriental Expressand express trains are much faster, more spacious and are easy to book.

Eastern and Oriental Express

Train travel via the Eastern and Oriental Express is the best way to travel in comfort to Bangkok from regions in Asia like Singapore, Malaysia and even Laos. If your point of departure is Singapore, then you can travel from Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and begin the first leg of your journey on the Eastern and Oriental Express. This Express stops at Kuala Lumpur next, which is where most tourists who are making the journey to Bangkok from Malaysia, get on board.

For the convenience of tourists who are in not in the Malaysian capital, the train also makes a stop at Butterworth, where passengers are taken on a guided tour of George Town. The Express then enters Thailand and meanders towards Kanchanaburi, before finally getting to Bangkok. The train then carries on to the Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok, where visitors can disembark.

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