Train 32 is a daily overnight sleeper train that travels from Hat Yai in Southern Thailand, travelling up through central area of the south, before following the eastern coastline along the Gulf of Thailand, all the way up to Bangkok, ending at the main train station, Hua Lamphong.
Please Note : train 36 from Butterworth to Bangkok has been replaced by train number 46 from 2nd December 2016 and now departs from the border station of Padang Besar.
|Padang Besar (Immigration)||****|
|Thung Song Junction||22.07|
|Surat Thani (For Ferry to Koh Samui / Phangan)||23.57|
|Chumphon (For Ferry to Koh Tao)||02.34|
|Bang Saphan Yai||04.04|
|Bang Sue Junction||10.08|
****Please note : The SRT train is no longer travelling to Butterworth in Malaysia.
To get to Padang Besar from Butterworth, you have a choice of taking either :
An ETS Train or one of the many more Komuter Trains.
Tickets for this Thai train service are no longer being sold from Butterworth or the KTM office in George Town. You will now have to purchase your tickets at Padang Besar or Hat Yai.
This service comprises of all sleeper coaches, with both second and first class berths available.
Coaches on this service are the new models from China and are much more modern and more comfortable than the older SRT rolling stock.
If you have the chance and don't mind spending a little bit extra, try to buy the lower berth beds, as they are wider and more comfortable, plus you get a window to look out of.
You will have to book early as these berths are the most popular and sell out the quickest.
So, if you leave it to the last minute, you will only be left with the smaller upper berths if there are still any available, plus you will be left with the berths that nobody else wants at the end of the carriages where the toilets are, or next to the automatic door.
Hua Lamphong station is located close to Chinatown in Bangkok and has a number of hotels and cheaper guest houses nearby.
If you want to travel to other areas of the city, visit our Bangkok Train Station page where you will find details of how to travel from the station to various popular parts of Bangkok.
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