On this page you can find all there is to know about the main Bangkok Train Station, Hua Lamphong Railway Station.
With all you need to know about Ticketing, Train Schedules, Maps, How to Travel to and from Hua Lamphong Station, General Information, Internet WIFI, Food, Left Luggage, Money Exchange and ATM's.
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The main train station in Bangkok is named Hua Lamphong สถานีรถไฟหัวลำโพง. It is located in Pathum Wan district near the vibrant and chaotic China Town.
It has 12 platforms and it is the starting point to explore by train, Northern Thailand, North-Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand as well as Eastern Thailand.
You can purchase your train ticket up to 60 days before your departure date.
Please note that train
tickets can no longer be purchased online from the Thai Railway Website, so you will have to buy your tickets either directly from a Thai railways train station or pay extra and buy from one of the dozens of agents you will find all over the city or you can book your tickets now online for an extra fee.
Passport / ID card:
It is possible that you will be asked to show your passport or ID card at the time of purchase / postponement / cancellation of your train ticket.
In that case your name and your passport / ID car number will be written on your ticket.
Buying Tickets at Hua Lamphong
At the Bangkok Train Station there are a total of 22 Ticket counters.
Besides the distance the ticket fare depends of the following criteria :
For ticket prices to popular destinations from Bangkok train station, please click on a destination below :
Postponement of travel, cancellation and refund of ticket can be made at the ticket counter number 1.
You can change your date of departure only one time:
Cancellation and refund of a train ticket made 3 days before the departure = lose 20%.
Cancellation and refund of a train ticket made less than 3 days up to one hour before the departure = lose 50%.
Refund of a ticket less than one hour before the departure or after the departure is not possible.
N.B. Please bring your passport or ID card when changing date of travel or cancelling a train ticket.
For those with travelling with Parcels or Cargo (such a bicycles), the area for picking up or sending parcels is located besides the Platform number 12 besides the Check-in counter for the famous Eastern and Oriental Express.
There are three Information Counters at the train station.
The main Information counter is located inside the main hall.
From this counter you will be able to ask any questions regarding train fares and connections as well as pick up timetables for all destinations.
There is another one right outside the entrance / exit close to the subway entrance.
The last Information counter is located at the start of the platform number 5 and comes in handy for finding out which platform your train is leaving from.
If you need help, use one of these official information counters or the tickets counters. Unfortunately, there are plenty of touts and con-artists that hang around the station and may come up to you offering assistance.
The favourite one is to tell you that the train you want to travel on is full, but lucky for you there is a luxury bus (the ticket tout is selling) that you can get to the same destination.
Do not believe them - check with the ticket desk yourself!
The telephone number for Hua Lamphong Train Station is : 02 222 0175
The Bangkok Train Station offers a wide range of services and is a pleasant enough place for a few hours.
If you are waiting for a connecting train and have a few hours to explore the city, you don't have to carry your bags with you as there is a Left-luggage office which charges 60THB for small bag and 80THB for big bag.
It is open from 4 am to 11 pm and it is located on the left corner when entering the station from the main gate.
You can refresh yourself by taking a shower for 20THB which is located opposite the Toilets (2THB) on the right side of the Ticket counter 22 behind the Information desk.
The Station does not have a WIFI Connection but it has an Internet Shop which charges 20THB for 5 minutes, printing documents is also available. The shop is located on one of the mezzanines near the Left-luggage office.
Food and Drink : There is a Food-court (around 40-60THB) as well as many restaurants such as KFC (Western Food), Anna Kitchen (Thai food a bit pricier than the Food court) or Coffee Shops such as Black Canyon Coffee. There are also bakery shops and a Dunkin Donuts shop.
If you need to buy supplies for your train journey, there is a grocery shop named Tiffy Mart with a Pharmacy counter close to Ticket Counter 1 and the entrance / exit for the Subway number 2.
There are ATM's from different Thai Banks: Siam Commercial Bank, Bangkok Bank and Krungthai Bank. There is also a Foreign Exchange Booth from the Bangkok Bank.
Bangkok Railway Station access to and from the city by MRT Subway, BTS Sky Train and Local Buses:
Bangkok Station is easily accessible by the Bangkok subway known as MRT System which is operating daily from 6:00AM to midnight. To know more about the MRT System go to:
The subway station at the train station is also named Hua Lamphong and it is linked to many tourist areas of Bangkok.
The main entrance used for the subway is actually inside the Bangkok train station building, located on your right as you come off the station platforms.
To and from Sukhumvit areas such as Nana, Asoke, Soi Cowboy, use the Sukhumvit subway station which is located at Asoke intersection (Adult fare: 27THB, Child fare: 14THB).
The Sukhumvit MRT station is linked to the BTS Sky Train station Asoke (see Sukhumvit Line: www.bts.co.th/customer/en/02-route-current.aspx) making travels to and from the train station to Phrom Phong, Thong Lo, Ekkamai quick and smooth.
To and from Silom areas such as Patpong market and Silom road, use the Silom subway station located at the intersection of Silom road and Rama 4 road besides Dusit Thani Hotel (Adult fare: 18THB, Child fare: 9THB).
The Silom MRT station is linked to the BTS Sky Train station Sala Daeng (see Silom Line: www.bts.co.th/customer/en/02-route-current.aspx) making travels to and from Siam Square and the Bangkok shopping centers such as MBK, Siam Center, Siam Paragon easy and smooth.
To and from the popular Chatuchak Weekend Market
use the Chatuchak Park subway station or the Kamphaeng Phet subway station (Adult fare: 40THB, Child fare:
To and from Mo Chit Bus Station for buses from Bangkok to the North, use the Chatuchak Park subway station as well (Adult fare: 40THB, Child fare: 20THB).
The Mo-chit Bus Terminal is located a few kilometers north of Chatuchak park and it takes around 10 minutes by Tuk-Tuk or Taxi (around 80THB) to reach Mo Chit from Chatuchak Park.
There are also many local buses running from Mo Chit Terminal to Chatuchak Park such as the bus 3 or 509…
The Bangkok Train Station is also accessible by many city buses:
From the train station you can use the Red non air-con bus number 53 to go to Khoasan road, Phra Athit Road or Samsen Road.
This bus also passes by China Town, Wat Po and the Grand Palace.
Other buses that connect the Bangkok Train Station to China Town and Wat Po are the Orange air-con buses number 73 and number 73ก.
The Red non-air-con buses number 1 and 7 which can be boarded at the bus stop near the train station platform 12 will drive you to China Town.
From the same bus stop you can board the Red non-air bus 29 and the Yellow air-con bus 29 to go to Don Muang Airport.
There is an official Taxi stand just outside the station on your right as you come off of the platforms. They all use their meters and a taxi is very reasonably priced.
Don't use any of the touts or Tuk Tuk's that hang around the station - they will cost you more.
This area of Bangkok has a number of accommodation options for all budgets and most hotels can be reached by a fairly short walk.
Hua Lamphong is not the only train station in Bangkok Thailand and you may find it easier to travel to one of the other stations in the city, depending on where you are staying.
Other Bangkok stations:
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