Train Travel in Thailand
Train Travel in Thailand Reviews
The horrors of 3rd class Mar 11, 2011
I had traveled by train in Thailand before, and if you get the sleeper 2nd class, or go for the private sleeper 1st class, it's excellent. Extremely comfortable and reasonably affordable.
However, I was going from Bangkok to Chumphon (on the way to Koh Tao) and the 2nd class was full. Since I was on a time schedule, I decided to go 3rd class and actually hoped there would be some empty places, etc.
There weren't. The compartment was full, families, babies, etc. The seats are VERY uncomfortable, 90 degree angles and you have no where to go, no place to move, to stretch your legs, nothing. It was truly a voyage from hell and I will definitely not do it again. Don't recommend it to anyone else either!
(if it's a short 2-3hr trip, sure, why not... if it's a night train, NO WAY!)
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