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Travelers from Malaysia can cross into Thailand by four overland border crossings, two on the west coast, one in the center and the other on the east coast. Through tickets are not available for trains linking Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, but travelers can make the trip on express trains via the Thai-Malaysian border at Pedang Besar. An overnight transit in Butterworth (Malaysia) is usually necessary to make the train connections on either side of the Malaysian border.

•    Bangkok-Butterworth leaves from Hua Lampong (Bangkok Railway Station) daily at 2.20 pm. The fare (only Bangkok-Padang Besar) is 767 baht for first class, 360 baht for second class and 156 baht for third class
•    Butterworth-Singapore departs 4 times daily at 8.00 a.m., 3.15 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. (two trains depart simultaneously). The fares are 127 Malaysian Ringgit for first class, 60 Ringgit for second class and 34 Ringgit for third class
In case of sleeping berth, passengers need to pay supplementary charges:For the first class of air-conditioned, the charge per person with double cabin is 520 baht
•    For the second class of air-conditioned, the charges per person are 220-270 baht (rapid train) and 250-320 baht (special express train).
•    For the second class, the charges per person are 100-150 baht (rapid train) and 130-200 baht (special express train).

Please note that there are supplementary charges, from Padang to Butterworth, with 200 baht per person in express train and 250 baht per person in air-conditioned of the first and the second class.
For details, please contact +66 2 223 7010, 223 7020, 225 0300 ext 5100 to 2.

For real luxury, the International Express (something like Europe’s famed Orient Express) makes the trip between Bangkok and Butterworth (Penang) without the need to change trains at the Malaysian border. Connecting services are available to or from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
The International Express departs from Singapore every afternoon, arriving in Bangkok around noon the next day. Visitors may stay overnight in the Malaysian capital or continue north by night train to Butterworth (Penang).

The trains, which offer only first and second-class tickets, now operate every Wednesday. Fares per person are $1,350, $2,000 or $3,500. For more details, contact +66 2 216 5939.Travelers from Malaysia can cross into Thailand by four overland border crossings, two on the west coast, one in the center and the other on the east coast. Through tickets are not available for trains linking Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, but travelers can make the trip on express trains via the Thai-Malaysian border at Pedang Besar. An overnight transit in Butterworth (Malaysia) is usually necessary to make the train connections on either side of the Malaysian border.

Bangkok-Butterworth leaves from Hua Lampong (Bangkok Railway Station) daily at 2.20 pm. The fare (only Bangkok-Padang Besar) is 767 baht for first class, 360 baht for second class and 156 baht for third class

Travelers from Malaysia can cross into Thailand by four overland border crossings, two on the west coast, one in the center and the other on the east coast. Through tickets are not available for trains linking Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, but travelers can make the trip on express trains via the Thai-Malaysian border at Pedang Besar. An overnight transit in Butterworth (Malaysia) is usually necessary to make the train connections on either side of the Malaysian border.

  • Bangkok-Butterworth leaves from Hua Lampong (Bangkok Railway Station) daily at 2.20 pm. The fare (only Bangkok-Padang Besar) is 767 baht for first class, 360 baht for second class and 156 baht for third class
  • Butterworth-Singapore departs 4 times daily at 8.00 a.m., 3.15 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. (two trains depart simultaneously). The fares are 127 Malaysian Ringgit for first class, 60 Ringgit for second class and 34 Ringgit for third class

In case of sleeping berth, passengers need to pay supplementary charges:For the first class of air-conditioned, the charge per person with double cabin is 520 baht

  • For the second class of air-conditioned, the charges per person are 220-270 baht (rapid train) and 250-320 baht (special express train).
  • For the second class, the charges per person are 100-150 baht (rapid train) and 130-200 baht (special express train).

Please note that there are supplementary charges, from Padang to Butterworth, with 200 baht per person in express train and 250 baht per person in air-conditioned of the first and the second class.

For details, please contact +66 2 223 7010, 223 7020, 225 0300 ext 5100 to 2.

For real luxury, the International Express (something like Europe’s famed Orient Express) makes the trip between Bangkok and Butterworth (Penang) without the need to change trains at the Malaysian border. Connecting services are available to or from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

The International Express departs from Singapore every afternoon, arriving in Bangkok around noon the next day. Visitors may stay overnight in the Malaysian capital or continue north by night train to Butterworth (Penang).

The trains, which offer only first and second-class tickets, now operate every Wednesday. Fares per person are $1,350, $2,000 or $3,500. For more details, contact +66 2 216 5939.

Butterworth-Singapore departs 4 times daily at 8.00 a.m., 3.15 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. (two trains depart simultaneously). The fares are 127 Malaysian Ringgit for first class, 60 Ringgit for second class and 34 Ringgit for third class

In case of sleeping berth, passengers need to pay supplementary charges:

  • For the first class of air-conditioned, the charge per person with double cabin is 520 baht
  • For the second class of air-conditioned, the charges per person are 220-270 baht (rapid train) and 250-320 baht (special express train).
  • For the second class, the charges per person are 100-150 baht (rapid train) and 130-200 baht (special express train).

Please note that there are supplementary charges, from Padang to Butterworth, with 200 baht per person in express train and 250 baht per person in air-conditioned of the first and the second class.

For details, please contact +66 2 223 7010, 223 7020, 225 0300 ext 5100 to 2.

For real luxury, the International Express (something like Europe’s famed Orient Express) makes the trip between Bangkok and Butterworth (Penang) without the need to change trains at the Malaysian border. Connecting services are available to or from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

The International Express departs from Singapore every afternoon, arriving in Bangkok around noon the next day. Visitors may stay overnight in the Malaysian capital or continue north by night train to Butterworth (Penang).

The trains, which offer only first and second-class tickets, now operate every Wednesday. Fares per person are $1,350, $2,000 or $3,500. For more details, contact +66 2 216 5939.

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