Padang Besar to Bangkok Train

Replacing the old SRT Butterworth to Bangkok service is the new daily Padang Besar to Bangkok Train.

Train number 46 operates with just two carriages from Pdg. Besar to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand, where these two carriages are joined to train number 38 that operates from Sungai Kolok to Bangkok.

Getting to Padang Besar Railway Station

To get to Padang Besar Railway Station (just inside Malaysia on the Thai border), you can take a KTM Komuter Train from Butterworth (and all stations north of Butterworth), or if travelling from further south, you can take an ETS high-speed Electric Train Service to PB.

To see the full KTM Komuter Train service between Butterworth and Padang Besar click here >>>

To see the full northbound ETS Train schedule click here >>>

For information about Padang Besar Railway Station click here >>>

Train Schedule Padang Besar to Bangkok

For departure times from Bangkok to PB click here >>>

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time
46 International Express 17.00** 10.10

**Departure times are shown on your tickets in Thai time - so the train actually departs Padang Besar Station at 18:00 Malaysian time.

You can also use this train to travel from Padang Besar to Surat Thani (for boats to Koh Samui / Koh Phangan), Chumphon (for boats to Koh Tao), Hua Hin and a number of smaller destinations.

To see the full timetable for train number 38 click here >>>

Arriving at Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station

This service terminates at the main railway terminal in Bangkok, Hua Lanphong.

For more information on this Bangkok Train Station click here >>>

For how to travel to/from Hua Lamphong Station click here >>>

For places to stay near the train station in Hua Lamphong click here >>>

Ticket Prices / Fares

Tickets for this service to Bangkok are available in 2nd Class air-con sleeper coaches only.

Fares are :

Adult Fare :
Lower Berth 960 THB
Upper Berth 870 THB

Child Fare :
Lower Berth 780 THB
Upper Berth 690 THB

If you want to travel in a cheaper class of carriage, you will have to get to Hat Yai, where there are a number of overnight trains to Bangkok.

To get to Hat Yai from Padang Besar, you can take one of the Shuttle Trains.

To see the timetable for these services click here >>>

For schedules and fares for trains from Hat Yai to Bangkok click here >>>

Booking Tickets for the Padang Besar to Bangkok Train

It is highly advisable not to just turn up at Padang Besar without a ticket, as this train is very popular and often sold out well in advance (especially during the high season).

It is now easy to book train tickets online either directly from SRT or using an online ticketing agent.

For more information or to book your tickets online now click here >>>


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