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Hualampong-stationHualampong Train Station

Hualampong Train Station was constructed 14 years after train travel was introduced to Thailand ; the building started in 1910 and was completed in 1916. In 1998 the station was modernised to improve its services and efficiency.

From Bangkok's main train station Hualampong you can access most areas of Thailand with ease with either the Northern, Southern, or North Eastern Line. For destinations to the West of Bangkok such as Kanchanaburi you can use the Western line which is officially part of the Southern Line. One major area of Thailand that cannot be reached by train from here is Phuket, to travel there you need to go as far as Surat Thani and take a bus from the bus terminal there. You also alight at Surat Thani if you wish to get a boat connection for Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan or Koh Tao, though the latter can also be reached by boat if you get off the train at Chumphon.

train-ticketHualampong train station is open 24 hours and has English speaking staff at all the ticket windows to help you with your travel and purchase your tickets. On the way into the station you may find travel agents outside that try to dissuade you from your chosen route saying the destination is fully booked and offer you tickets and accommodation elsewhere, they are best ignored. Hualampong has easy access from most parts of the city especially as it now connects to the MRTA metro (Hualampong is the last station on the line). This central train station has a money exchange service, post office as well as food and drink outlets whilst you wait for your train or to stock up on snacks for the journey ahead.

Departing about every 30 minutes from around 6:00 am to 11:00 pm are trains from Hualampong on the North and North Eastern lines that will take you to Don Muang Train Station, a short walk from Bangkok International Airport . Certainly worth using if you are travelling to the airport and wish to avoid the rush hour road traffic or take a cheaper alternative than a taxi.

Hualampong Railway station, Rama IV Road, Bangkok, 10300.
Tel: 02 220 4334 / 02 223 7010 / 02 223 7020
Hotline: 1690
Fax: 02 225 6068

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Last Updated on Saturday, 12 February 2011 15:00  

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