State-Railways of Thailand
Station (Hua Lampong), Bangkok, Thailand
State-Railways of Thailand Bangkok Reviews
Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station Oct 14, 2010
train travel is still the most comfortable way to get around for those who do not like to fly.
Train travel is cheap (about the same as travel by bus) fast though typically some slower than buses and reliable by and large trains arrive with tolerable delays of around 5% of the travel times. This may well be challenged in 2004 with the opening of several (low cost) airlines providing domestic and regional services. It can be a mistake to think that you will see the countryside from the trai,
Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station on Rama IV Road is the central hub for all rail travel in Thailand. From there, railway lines reach out much as a star to all four directions. When traveling from the south to the north, or the east to the west, one will not only have to pass through Hua Lamphong Station but also change trains as all lines end in Bangkok.
The northern line goes straight to Chiang Mai, without branching off anywhere. Timetable
The western line goes up to Nam Tok, beyond Kanchanaburi, its commercially important only up to Kanchanaburi, the site where during World War II, prisoners of war built the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai.
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