Padang Besar to Bangkok Train

The daily overnight Padang Besar to Bangkok train number 46 is an all 2nd Class sleeper services that takes 18 hours and 45 minutes to get to Hualamphong Railway Station from the Malaysia border with tickets costing between 870 and 960 THB for an Upper or Lower sleeping berth.

This train replaced the old SRT Butterworth to Bangkok service.

Train number 46 operates with just two carriages from Pdg. Besar to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand, where these two carriages are joined to train number 38 that operates from Sungai Kolok to Bangkok.

2nd Class sleeper on the Padang Besar to Bangkok train2nd Class sleeper on the Padang Besar to Bangkok train

Getting to Padang Besar Railway Station

(Menuju ke Stesen Keretapi Padang Besar)

To get to Padang Besar Railway Station (just inside Malaysia on the Thai border), you can take a KTM Komuter Train from Butterworth (and all stations north of Butterworth), or if travelling from further south, you can take an ETS high-speed Electric Train Service to PB.

To see the full KTM Komuter Train service between Butterworth and Padang Besar click here >

To see the full northbound ETS Train schedule click here >

For information about Padang Besar Railway Station click here >

Train Schedule Padang Besar to Bangkok 2022 (Trains started operating again from August 11, 2022)

(Jadual Keretapi Padang Besar ke Bangkok)

For departure times from Bangkok to PB click here >

Train NumberDeparture TimeArrival Time
38 / 46 International Express17.00**11.45

**Departure times are shown on your tickets in Thai time – so the
train actually departs Padang Besar Station in Malaysia at 18:00 Malaysian time.

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You can also use this train to travel from Padang Besar to Surat Thani (for boats to Koh Samui / Koh Phangan), Chumphon (for boats to Koh Tao), Hua Hin and a number of smaller destinations.

Arriving at Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station

(Tiba di Bangkok Stesen Keretapi Hua Lamphong)

This service terminates at the main railway terminal in Bangkok, Hua Lanphong.

For more information on this Bangkok Train Station click here >

For how to travel to/from Hua Lamphong Station click here >

For places to stay near the train station in Hua Lamphong click here >

Train Ticket Prices / Fares from Padang Besar to Bangkok

(Tambang / Harga Tiket Keretapi dari Padang Besar ke Bangkok)

Tickets for this service to Bangkok are available in 2nd Class air-con sleeper coaches only.

Fares are:

Adult Fare:

Lower Berth = 960 THB
Upper Berth = 870 THB

Child Fare:

Lower Berth = 780 THB
Upper Berth = 690 THB

If you want to travel in a cheaper class of carriage, you will have to get to Hat Yai, where there are a number of overnight trains to Bangkok.

To get to Hat Yai from Padang Besar, you can take one of the Shuttle Trains.

To see the timetable for these services click here >

For schedules and fares for trains from Hat Yai to Bangkok click here >

Buy Tickets for the Padang Besar to Bangkok Train

(Beli Tiket untuk Kereta Api Padang Besar ke Bangkok)

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It is highly advisable not to just turn up at Padang Besar without a ticket, as this train is very popular and often sold out well in advance (especially during the high season).

It is now easy to book train tickets online either directly from SRT or using an online ticketing agent.

For more information or to book your tickets online now click here >

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