Travel by Train in Thailand

Thailand has the largest network of rail track in SE Asia with trains operated by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) heading out of the capital, Bangkok, in all directions.

The Southern line takes you down along the eastern coastline and connects to ferries out to the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao, then down to the border with Malaysia.

The Northern line takes you to the popular destination of Chiang Mai, while the North-Eastern and Eastern lines take you to the borders of Cambodia and Laos.

All these railway lines are served by Bangkok’s main train station, Hua Lamphong in the heart of the city.

A short branch line leaves Bangkok from Thonburi station and has services to the west.

This is mainly used by tourists to travel along the infamous “Death Railway” and the Bridge over the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi.