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    Penang (Malaysia) to Bangkok Trains

    The direct train from Penang to Bangkok has now ceased operating. You can still travel all the way from Penang to Bangkok by train but you need to do the journey in 2 parts, changing trains on the border with Thailand. The old direct service was very slow and even taking account of needing to change trains on route it is now quicker to travel from Penang to Bangkok than it was using the direct service:

    • Train 1: Penang to Padang Besar
    • Train 2: Padang Besar to Bangkok

    Train Times to Bangkok

    • Train 1: Train times from Penang Butterworth Railway Station to Padang Besar.

    • Part 2: Train times from Padang Besar to Bangkok.
    TrainPadang BesarBangkokService
    4617:0010:10Special Express

    If there are no seats available on Train #46 an alternative option is take a shuttle train to Hat Yai, and then change trains for the onward journey to Bangkok.

    Buy Tickets to Bangkok

    Use the Search Box below to book your train tickets from Padang Besar to Bangkok.

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    You can buy your ticket for the commuter service from Penang Butterworth Railway Station to Padang Besar on the day of travel. There is no need to book a seat in advance for this train service.

    Travel to Butterworth Station

    Penang’s train station is on the Malaysian mainland at Butterworth. If you are coming from a destination on the mainland it is easy to get to Butterworth railway station as the main bus station for Penang is next to Butterworth railway station.

    Nana Entertainment Plaza in Bangkok

    Nana Entertainment Plaza in Bangkok

    If you are coming from Penang island then you have two options for getting to Butterworth railway station. The first option is to take the ferry from George Town. It departs from the pier on the Pengkalan Weld Road just south of Little India and the Chulia Street area. The other option is to take a taxi over the bridge at the north of Penang island and do the journey by road. Allow at least 1 hour for either journey.

    Location of Butterworth Station

    Google Map of Butterworth Railway Station

    Travel in Bangkok

    Bangkok’s main train station, Hua Lamphong, in Bangkok’s Chinatown not far from the Chao Phraya river. Aside from taxis and tuk-tuks, there are two easy public transport options from this railway station.

    Chao Phraya Express Boat Service

    Chao Phraya Express Boat Service

    Adjacent to the train station is an MRT (Metro) station which go on one route through the City, via Silom, Sukhumvit Road and up to Bang Sue railway station in the north of Bangkok. The other option is to take the Chao Phraya Express Boat service from the Harbour Department Pier, a 1,200 metre walk from Bangkok train station.

    Location of Bangkok Station

    Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station

    Hotels in Bangkok

    Hua Lamphong train station is situated in ‘Old Bangkok’ near the river in China Town. As well as being convenient for the train station, staying in China Town is an exciting experience. In the day time visit the markets of Sampeng Lane as famous temples such as Wat Traimit. In the evenings dine street side at one of the great fish restaurants on the Yaowarat Road. There are some great hotels nearby as well in all price ranges from budget to luxury.

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