Thailand Trains

Trains are a safe and cost-effective way to travel around Thailand. Trains in Thailand are clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Thailand has more than 4,000 kilometers of metre-gauge railway tracks, covering all major cities and some of scenic spots. Trains are the best way to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and from Bangkok to Surat Thani.


What is the train journey like in Thailand? How to book a train ticket in Thailand? Are there any tips I need to know in advance if I take a train in Thailand? These pages will help you understand train travel in Thailand and help you arrange your train tickets.

Train Travel Routes

There are four main lines in the Thailand rail network. They are the Northern Line from Bangkok to Chiang Mai; the Northeastern Line, which is from Ubon Ratchathani to Nong Khai Province of the Lao border; the Eastern Line ending at the Cambodian border in Sa Kaeo Province, and the Southern Line, which terminates at in Songkhla and Narathiwat Provinces of the Malaysian border.

Railway Stations

Most railway stations in Thailand are centrally located and well-connected to other parts of the city. There are usually local bus and coaches from railway stations to scenic spots. Click below to learn more detailed information about railway stations in Thailand.