We took a taxi from our vacation rental to the Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok the day before our trip to Aranyaprathet in Eastern Thailand at the Cambodian border. When we arrived mid-day, we found that the station was well-organized and easy to navigate. There was even reserved seating for monks and novices. And snack shops selling things like potato chips and bottled water (a must for when the heat gets more intense mid-morning on the train).
Bangkok’s Hualamphong Train Station is fairly organized and easy to navigate.
Reserved for Monks and Novices.
Hualamphong Train Station was incredibly civilized in comparison with what we encountered at the Cambodia border.
The Bangkok to Aranyaprathet train leaves at 05:55 in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. It arrives by 11:20 AM at the Thailand-Cambodia border.
Snacks at Hualamphong Train Station in Thailand.
In this photo, people line up to purchase tickets at the various ticketing stations.
The Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok wasn’t nearly as crazy or chaotic as Indian train stations.
Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand: Photo Gallery
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Southeast Asia Train: Bangkok to Cambodian Border (video)
Thailand to Cambodia Train to the Border Crossing (video)
Southeast Asia Train: John Plays Peek-a-Boo (video)
Bangkok to Siem Reap: The Shuttle Bus at the Thailand/Cambodia Border (video)
Tourism in Cambodia: Techno Music on the Way to Siem Reap (video)
Tourism in Cambodia: More Crappy Techno in the Cambodian Taxi (video)
Train Travel in India vs. Train Travel in Thailand — By Jennifer Shipp