Bangkok Train Station Thailand
Hua Lamphong Railway Station
สถานีรถไฟหัวลำโพง

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.



Outside front view of Bangkok Train Station - Hua LamphongOutside front view of Bangkok Train Station - Hua Lamphong

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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.

Main hall at Hua Lamphong train stationMain hall at Hua Lamphong station

Where to Buy Train Tickets at Hua Lamphong Railway Station

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.

Ticket Counters 1 -11 at Hua Lamphong Railway StationTicket Counters 1 -11

Buying Tickets at Hua Lamphong

At the Bangkok Train Station there are a total of 22 Ticket counters.

  • Ticket counters 2 to 11 and 15 to 20 sell tickets for all trains as mentioned on the screens above the counters. Advanced bookings can be made at these counters.
  • Ticket counters 12 to 14 sell only Commuter tickets as mentioned on the screens above the counters.
  • Ticket counters 21 and 22 that used to sell Advanced Booking tickets are nowadays closed.

Besides the distance the ticket fare depends of the following criteria :

  • Type of trains: ordinary train, rapid train, express train, special express train, sprinter train (DRC), commuter train
  • The type of classes: 1st / 2nd / 3rd
  • Seat or berth (lower or upper berth)
  • Fan or air-conditioned carriage

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Counter1 for refunds, cancellation and change of ticketRefund Counter

Postponement, Cancellation and Refund of your ticket :

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:

  • for tickets on seater trains, the fee is 20THB (Fan) 50THB (A/C)
  • for tickets on sleeper trains, the fee is 50THB

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.

Parcel office next to platform 12Parcel office

Station Information Counters

There are three Information Counters at the train station.


Information counter in the main hall at Bangkok 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.



tourist information counter outside entrance on the subway side

There is another one right outside the entrance / exit close to the subway entrance.



Information counter on platform 5

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!


Contact Telephone Number

The telephone number for Hua Lamphong Train Station is : 02 222 0175

Facilities at Hua Lamphong Railway Station

Map / Floor Plan of HuaLamphong Railway StationFloor Plan of Bangkok Train Station

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.

Hua Lamphon Railway Station Location Map

Map of Hua Lamphon Railway Station in Bangkok ThailandMap of Hua Lamphon Railway Station in Bangkok Thailand

How to get to and from Hua Lamphong Train Station

Bangkok Railway Station access to and from the city by MRT Subway, BTS Sky Train and Local Buses:

MRT Subway, BTS Sky Train from / to Bangkok Railway Station

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:


Entrance to the Subway (Exit 3) on Rong Muang RoadEntrance to the Subway (Exit 3) on Rong Muang Road

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: 20THB).

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…

Hua Lamphong MRT stationMRT station

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How to Travel by Bus from / to Bangkok Train Station

The bus stop for bus number 53 to Banglamphuu and Khaosan RoadThe bus stop for bus number 53 to Banglamphuu and Khaosan Road leaves from the side of Bangkok train station

The bus stop besides platform 12 with bus number 7 to Chinatown and little IndiaThe bus stop besides platform 12 with bus number 7 to Chinatown and little India

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.

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By Taxi

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.

Where to stay near Hua Lamphong Railway Station?

This area of Bangkok has a number of accommodation options for all budgets and most hotels can be reached by a fairly short walk.





Other Train Stations in Bangkok Thailand

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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