Hualamphong is Bangkok’s main train station and most long-distance trains depart and arrive from here. Trains make their way to major cities and destinations throughout Thailand and beyond on Northern, Northeastern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Lines. The station is also a terminus of the Eastern & Orient Express, with luxury service to Singapore, Chiang Mai, and the capital of Laos, Vientiane.
Thailand has a good train system. It’s inexpensive, reliable, and efficient. Routes are often scenic. Trains come in three classes: 1st class with its cushioned seats and air-con, 2nd class with slightly smaller seats and legroom, and 3rd class with hard benches and fans. Sleepers are also available. Fares and timetables are available at the station. Go to official counters on the main level. Do not purchase tickets or get information from official-looking agents outside the station or those walking around the waiting areas – they’re touts.
Hualamphong is located in the city center near Chinatown. It is connected by underground passage to the MRT subway system with a station by the same name. It was built in 1916 in Neo-Italian Renaissance style. The architects also designed Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall.
MRT: Hua Lamphong