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Railway Stations in Bangkok

Thailand's rail network is centered in Bangkok and extends to the country’s east, south, north, and northeast regions. Traveling by train is an important and comfortable way of getting around Bangkok.

Currently, there are three stations serving the city: Bangkok Railway Station, Thonburi Railway Station, and Wongwian Yai Railway Station.

A fourth train station – Bang Sue Railway Station – serving as a terminal in Bangkok, is under construction.

Bangkok Railway Station

  • Address: Thanon Rama IV, Rong Mueang, Pathum Wan District
  • Location: city center, adjacent to Chinatown
  • Size: 14 platforms

Bangkok Railway Station, also known as Hua Lamphong Railway Station, opened in 1916. It was designed in the new Renaissance style by an Italian architect, Mario Tamagno.

The station’s interior has retained its classic decoration. The facilities in the station are relatively old but are clean and well-maintained.

Hua Lamphong is the largest railway station as well as the most important transportation hub in Thailand. Trains operating to the east, south, north, and southeast of Thailand start from this station.

It is the terminus for four major domestic railways: Eastern Line to Aranyaprathet, Northern Line to Chiang Mai, Southern Line to Hat Yai, and Northeastern Line to Nong Khai.

It is also serves the international trains from Bangkok to Malaysia, Laos, and Cambodia.

Facilities in Bangkok Railway Station

  1. The ticket office is on the first floor, on the right-hand side of the entrance. There are 26 ticket counters in the ticket office.
  2. The first counter is for changing and canceling tickets. The second counter is specially for foreign travelers. Above the counters, an LED display provides updated train and ticket information in Thai and English.
  3. The waiting lounge is on the right-hand side of the ticket counters.
  4. Restaurants and cafés are available on the first floor.
  5. There is an information desk on the first floor, which provides help on a 24-hour basis.
  6. The left luggage office is at the corner of the stairs.
  7. On the second floor, you’ll find the offices of the travel companies and airlines. ATM machines can be found in the corner.
  8. Chargeable toilets are available on the first and second floors. There are shower cubicles in the toilets so you can pay a little more and take a shower.
  9. There is no security check in the station. You can go straight to the platform from the entrance.

How to Get to Bangkok Railway Station


Currently, Bangkok subway (MRT) has two lines: Blue Line and Purple Line. The Blue Line is terminated at Bangkok Railway Station and connects it with Bang Sue Railway Station.

Bangkok Railway Station is connected with the MRT subway system by an underpass. If you take the Bangkok subway, get off at Hua Lamphong MRT Station, then walk through to the station hall.


Taking a bus is one of the most affordable means of transportation in Bangkok and the bus routes cover a wide range of the city.

There are two types of buses: air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned ones. Air-conditioned buses are orange and yellow, and the fare is 10–24 baht per ticket.

Non-air-conditioned buses are red and green, and the fare is about 6.5 baht per ticket. Some of the non-air-conditioned buses are even free of charge.

Here are the buses that travel to Bangkok Railway Station:

It also links Bangkok Station to Chinatown and North Transport Station.

  • Bus 29: The stops include West Transport Station and Victory Monument, and it terminates at Bangkok Station.
  • Bus 25: This bus route includes Bangkok Station and a couple of famous tourist attractions, such as the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Pho.
  • Bus 40: This bus stops at Bangkok Station, North Transport Station, East Transport Station, Chinatown, and Central World.


In Thailand, some taxis charge by the meter while others don’t. It is recommended that you take taxis that have been fitted with meters.

Remember to allow plenty of time if you take a taxi as there are traffic jams everywhere in Bangkok.

Motorbikes and Tuk-Tuks

Motorbikes and tuk-tuks are flexible and cheap ways of getting around the city of Bangkok. They can also provide you with a unique travel experience.

Always remember to agree upon the price before you start the journey.

Thonburi Railway Station

  • Address: Soi Wat Wiset Kan, Siriraj
  • Location: northern Bangkok
  • Size: two platforms

Also known as Bangkok North Station, Thonburi Railway Station is located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, next to the ferry pier.

It is a small station that mainly serves trains operating to Southern Thailand.

Wongwian Yai Railway Station

  • Address: Bang Yi Ruea, Bangkok
  • Location: suburbs of Bangkok
  • Size: one platform

Wongwian Yai Railway Station is small and has a faded look. It mainly serves trains operating to Eastern Thailand.

Bang Sue Railway Station

  • Address: Khwaeng Bang Sue
  • Size: 24 platforms

Bang Sue Railway Station is currently under construction. It is expected to be completed and put into use by 2020.

When it is finished, it will be the largest railway station in Southeast Asia.

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