The daily overnight Padang Besar to Bangkok train number 46 is an all 2nd Class sleeper services that takes just over 19 hours to get to Bangkok from the Malaysia border with tickets costing between 870 and 960 THB for an Upper or Lower sleeping berth.
This train replaced the old SRT Butterworth to Bangkok service.
Train number 46 operates with just two carriages from Pdg. Besar to Hat Yai Junction in Southern Thailand, where these two carriages are joined to train number 38 that operates from Sungai Kolok to Bangkok.
(Menuju ke Stesen Keretapi Padang Besar)
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.
(Jadual Keretapi Padang Besar ke Bangkok)
|Train Number||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|38 / 46 International Express||17.00**||12.05|
**Departure times are shown on your tickets in Thai time - so the train actually departs Padang Besar Station in Malaysia at 18:00 Malaysian time.
Please note: From January 19th 2023, this train will terminate at the new railway station in Bangkok - Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (previously known as Bang Sue Central Station).
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.
(Tambang / Harga Tiket Keretapi dari Padang Besar ke Bangkok)
Tickets for this service to Bangkok are available in 2nd Class air-con sleeper coaches only.
Lower Berth = 960 THB
Upper Berth = 870 THB
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.
(Beli Tiket untuk Kereta Api Padang Besar ke Bangkok)
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.
(Tiba di Bangkok Stesen Keretapi Hua Lamphong)
*** This train now termmintes at Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (Bang Sue Central Station). ***