Makkasan Railway Station Bangkok

Makkasan Railway Station in Bangkok Thailand, is a small two platform station that is served by all the trains running on the Eastern Line of the State Railway of Thailand's (SRT) rail network and is an alternative departure point for trains to places like Pattaya and Aranya Prathet on the Thai - Cambodian border.

If you are staying nearby and plan to catch a train towards the Eastern provinces or Cambodia, you can use this station to purchase your tickets in advance and start you journey from, rather than going to the main station at Hua Lamphong, which is exactly 5.17 km away.

Makkasan Railway Station in Bangkok ThailandMakkasan Railway Station in Bangkok Thailand

Khlongtan Makkasan Bangkok sign

This railway station in Bangkok, should not be mistaken for the much bigger Makkasan Airport Rail Link Station, from where you can board an Airport Train to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).

Location of the Makkasan SRT Railway Station:

The Eastern Line tracks running parallel below the elevated Airport Rail LinkThe Eastern Line tracks running parallel below the elevated Airport Rail Link

The station is located along Nikhom Makkasan Road (ถนนนิคมมักกะสัน), below the elevated Airport Rail Link which runs parallel to the Eastern line.

Contact Telephone Number: 02-245-3920

Makkasan Railway Station main entrance on Nikhom Makkasan RoadMakkasan Railway Station main entrance on Nikhom Makkasan Road
lively little market at the stationLively little market at the station

The main entrance is beside a lovely little fresh food market.

The main building has a lot of charm and the station can really be seen as a haven of rest compared to the busy and chaotic Bangkok streets.

Makkasan Train StationMakkasan Train Station

Trains serving Makkasan Railway Station

Train ticket selling counters at MakkasanTicket counters

The station has 4 ticket selling counters from where advanced bookings for any destinations in Thailand can be made.

Outbound Trains from Hua Lamphong

Station 379* 275 376* 285** 283*** 281 367 389
Hua Lamphong 04.15 05.55 Depart from Rangsit 06.55 06.55 08.00 10.10 12.10
Makkasan 04.30 06.20 06.51 07.16 07.16 08.16 10.30 12.28

Station 279 277 391 383* 371 385**** 381*****
Hua Lamphong 13.05 15.25 16.35 17.00 17.40 18.25 18.25
Makkasan 13.17 15.45 16.54 17.18 18.02 18.40 18.43

*Don't run on Sat.Sun.and Official Holidays/ **Run only on Sat.Sun./ ***Run only on Mon. and Fri./****Run only on Gov.Official Working Days/ ***** Run only on last day of Official Holidays 1 day before Gov.Official Working Day

Inbound Trains to Hua Lamphong

Station 380* 384* 372 388 378* 278 280 368
Makkasan 06.49 07.18 07.51 08.16 08.57 09.58 11.48 13.54
Hua Lamphong 07.10 07.45 08.15 08.35 09.20 10.15 12.05 14.10

Station 390 282 286** 284*** 276 394**** 386*****
Makkasan 15.12 16.55 18.01 18.01 19.25 20.39 21.16
Hua Lamphong 15.25 17.15 18.15 18.15 19.40 20.55 21.30

*Don't run on Sat.Sun.and Official Holidays/ **Run only on Sat.Sun./ ***Run only on Mon. and Fri./****Run only on last Gov.Official Working Day 1 day before an Official Holiday/ ***** Run only Gov.Official Working Days

All the above train services are operated by "Ordinary" trains and cost just a couple of Baht to and from Hua Lamphong.

To view the full schedule for the Eastern Line, please visit SRT's official website:

How to get to Makkasan Station?

motorbike taxi waiting at Makkasan StationMotorbike taxi
bus 504 arriving at Makkasan Intersection on Ratchaprarop RoadBangkok city bus

From the Intersection, where the Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link Station is located, it is just a short 5 minute walk or a 20 THB motorbike taxi ride.

The Makkasan Intersection is served by many city buses: 4, 13, 14, 17, 54, 58, 62, 72, 73, 74, 77, 204, 504...

To know more about Bangkok city buses click here >

Makkasan Railway Depot and Workshop

Facing the train station is the Railway Depot and Workshop which is the main SRT depot in Thailand.

view of Makkasan Depot and Workshop right opposite Makkasan StationDepot and Workshop right opposite the station
glimpses of old locomotives inside the Depot and WorkshopOld locomotives inside the depot

Some old locomotives (steam locomotives...) are kept in the depot, but unfortunately the entrance is forbidden to outsiders, however it is still possible to get a glimpse of these antiquities by standing on tiptoes to see over the wall surrounding the depot.

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