Thailand by Rail

Are there luggage restrictions on the train?

The State Railway of Thailand allowance is one large suitcase or similar and a carry on bag per passenger. Extra bags are generally not charged and the system is flexible as staff are mainly very helpful.

Where is the train station in Bangkok situated?

Central Bangkok railway station "Hua-lumpong" is situated in the heart of the city with easy access to Chinatown, riverside, Silom and Sukhumvit areas. It now has an underground station that also links with Bangkok sky train system.

Are the trains safe?

Travel police actively patrol every train and the incidents of robbery is extremely rare. As with every form of public transport you should never leave valuables unattended. Bags are stored beside the seat in second class which is illuminated throughout the night.

Can I take my bike onboard?

Simply report to the luggage/baggage section in the train station. They will fill in a form and load your bike on the cargo car of the train just prior to departure.

There is a small charge for this service which you can pay directly to the station staff.

Can I exchange vouchers at the train station?

No travel documents will be sent to your hotel accommodation.