Samsen Railway Station

Samsen Railway Station is a small train station in Bangkok city.

The station is located in between Hualamphong station (to the South) and Bang Sue Junction station (to the North).

photo of Samsen Railway Station in Bangkok Thailand

Be careful: the station is not on Sam Sen Road or at a walking distance from this area of the city that is popular with tourists for its guest-houses and hotels in Pranakorn District.

Sam Sen station signThe station is 4.8km from the main station in Bangkok (Hua Lamphong) and 2.6km from Bang Sue

Sam Sen station is actually located along Thoet Damri Road (ถนนเทอดดำริ) and Kamphaeng Phet 5 Road (ถนนกำแพงเพชร๕) near Set Siri intersection (แยกเศรษฐศิริ) in the Phaya Thai district (เขตพญาไท).

Location Map for Sam Sen Train Station:

Map of Samsen train station in BangkokBangkok area map

Depending on where you are staying in Bangkok, it may be easier and quicker for you to get to this train station to catch your train out of the city, rather than going to Hua Lamphong or Bang Sue, as nearly all departures from Hua Lamphong stop here.

This is also true for passengers heading into the city as it may be closer to your final destination (depending on where you are planning to stay in the city).

Photo of a train at the stationTrain at the station
Photo of a train arriving at SamsenTrain arriving at the station

The station is served by the trains running on Thailand's Northern, North-Eastern and Southern railway lines.

It has just 2 platforms:
- Platform 1 is for trains leaving from Bangkok.
- Platform 2 is for trains heading for Bangkok.

Two footbridges located on both ends of the platforms allow people to cross from one side to the other.

footbridge crossing the railtracksFootbridge crossing the railtracks

To buy your train tickets: there are ticket selling counters and a luggage / cargo office on Platform 1 near Thoet Damri Road.

the ticket selling countersTicket selling counters
people waiting for a train at platform 1People waiting for a train at platform 1

How to get to Samsen Railway Station

By Bus:

The railway station is served by the following buses:

- the bus 9 which connects the railway station to places near Khaosan Road such as Ratchadamnoen Avenue (ถนนราชดำเนิน), Sanam Luang (สนามหลวง),  the Grand Palace, Phra Athit Road (ถนนพระอาทิตย์) and Sam Sen Road (ถนนสามเสน).

If you are coming from Khaosan Road you can board this bus on Phra Athit Road or on Samsen Road at the bus stop near the entrance of Soi 1.

Bus number 9Bus number 9

- the bus 125 which connects the train station to Sai Tai Mai (Southern Bus Terminal) and Salaya.

To know more about Bangkok Buses click here>>>

By BTS Sky Train:

The closest BTS (Sky Train) Station is the BTS Station Ari (อารีย์).

It can be reached by taking one of the motorbike taxis parked near the railway station (Fare = 35 THB).

Motorbike taxi drivers by BTS AriMotorbike taxi drivers by BTS Ari
inside a BTS train in BangkokInside a BTS train in Bangkok

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minibus service near the stationMinibus service

There is a minibus / van service by the train station on Kamphaeng Phet 5 Road for Pak Thong Chai (ปักธงชัย) in Nakhon Ratchasima Province (นครราชสีมา).

The service runs from 6.00 to 19.30 and costs 200 THB.

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