Padang Besar to Bangkok Train Time 2024 Sleeper Train Ticket Price

The daily overnight Padang Besar to Bangkok train number 46 is an all 2nd Class sleeper services that takes just over 16 hours to get to Bangkok from the Malaysia border with tickets costing between 848 and 918 THB for an Upper or Lower sleeping berth.

This train replaced the old SRT Butterworth to Bangkok service.

Train number 46 is a Special Express train that operates with just two 2nd Class A/C sleeper carriages to Bangkok (plus some 3rd Class seat carriages from Pdg. Besar to Hat Yai Junction). At Hat Yai the 3rd Class carriages are taken off and the two 2nd Class carriages are joined to train number 38 that operates from Sungai Kolok to Bangkok.

2nd Class sleeper on the Padang Besar to Bangkok train2nd Class sleeper on the Padang Besar to Bangkok train

For information about Padang Besar Railway Station click here >

Train Schedule Padang Besar to Bangkok 2024

(Jadual Keretapi Padang Besar ke Bangkok)

For departure times from Bangkok to PB click here >

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Book Tickets
46 International Express 17.00** 09.05 Book>

**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 (also known as Bang Sue Grand 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.

Train Ticket Prices / Fares from Padang Besar to Bangkok

(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.

Fares are:

Adult Fare:

Lower Berth = 918 THB
Upper Berth = 848 THB

If you wamt to use this train to get from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Junction, tickets on the 3rd Class carriages cost 50 THB.

If you want to travel in a cheaper class of carriage to Bangkok, 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 or travel in the 3rd Class carriages that are added to this train that travel just to Hat Yai.

To see the timetable for these services click here >

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

Getting to Padang Besar Railway Station

(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.

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 >

Buy Tickets for the Padang Besar to Bangkok Train

(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.

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


Arriving at Bangkok Station

*** This train now termmintes at Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (Bang Sue Grand Station). ***


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