Trains from Bangkok to Padang Besar

Trains from Bangkok to Padang Besar

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Bangkok to Padang Besar Train Schedule

Bangkok to Padang Besar Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Railway Class II Sleeper AC 15:34 - 10:50฿ 1,058

Transportation from Bangkok to Padang Besar

Bangkok to Padang Besar Destination Reviews

I was pleased with my trip. Before the journey, my concerns were overcrowding, a sleepless night, having to set up the berth myself, and hunger. But my fears were unfounded. The train was uncrowded, I slept comfortably in a cozy berth, and a male attendant set up the berths himself. I was never hungry nor thirsty, because there were a lot of hawkers boarding the train from time to time to sell foodstuff. I now know that Thai Railways made sure it's passengers would be satisfied.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 28, 2022
The train arrived over 2 and half hours late.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 3, 2022
It was a nice trip travelling over than 1000 km by train from Bangkok to Malaysia border Padang Besar.It is good chance to see the origin local lifestyle.The ticket was cheap and I have nothing to complain.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 4, 2020
No plugs on the train, the lights are on all night and very rocky ride so it's not easy to sleep but still the best way to get to Malaysia by land from Bangkok in one trip. Toilets were fine one Western style with toilet roll the whole trip and was in decent condition throughout the journey.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 6, 2020
Good service
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 2, 2020
The train left Hua Lamphong with 30min delay and arrived in Padang Besar with two hours delay! The track is obviously in bad condition, the wagon wobbled and crashed noisily, and the AC made the room so cold that it was practically impossible to sleep but all the clothes on. The toilets were unclean and there were no WC bowls, only holes in the floor, so relieving oneself was extremely difficult in the wobbling wagon. Next time we won't take the train, we'll fly!
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 13, 2019
Nice overnight trip. Bed was comfortable, staff was very helpful. I am glad I brought a jacket and eye shades. Nice way to travel. The train was late departing. And 12go was perfect. Great job
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 11, 2019
The air conditioning is not cold enough, other than that everything else is good.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 6, 2019
Great service and easy too!
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 30, 2019
12goasia were very efficient in getting me the ticket, thank you. The bed was comfortable, but the train looked a bit old and not very clean. Also, there is not a lot of room for luggage, so the aisle fills up with big suitcases and it gets tricky to go for a walk, especially with all the people selling food walking up and down the train. The toilets had probably seen better days: the cover of the toilet bowl was broken, water had been sprinkled everywhere around the sinks, and there was no paper. In the morning, they came very early to turn the beds back into seats, but they left several ones in bed mode because some people were still sleeping. After that, when everybody was up, they never came to finish the job, until we were almost at destination. However, as I said, the beds are very comfortable, and the train arrived at Padang Besar with about 45min delay, which is not too bad, as there is a 2.5 hour connection time to Butterworth.
Train #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 29, 2019
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How to get from Bangkok to Padang Besar by Train

Taking a train to get from Bangkok to Padang Besar is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Bangkok to Padang Besar tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Bangkok to Padang Besar?

Travelling by train, the distance from Bangkok to Padang Besar is 580 miles. Before setting
on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Padang Besar by Train?

Travel time from Bangkok to Padang Besar is estimated to be about 18h 16m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Bangkok and Padang Besar.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Padang Besar by Train?

The train ticket price from Bangkok to Padang Besar varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Bangkok to Padang Besar timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Bangkok to Padang Besar timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.