Thai Railways Routes
Thailand Train Routes and Lines
extensive railway network, reaches the furthest extremities of its borders
with Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. ThaI Railways has convenient
international rail connections into Malaysia and Singapore as well. Thai
Railways has train services
to all its regions (North, Northeast, East, Central, and South), but not to
all its popular destinations. Most of Thailand's major cities have a
centrally-located rail station and offer convenient bus/boat connections to
nearby destinations without rail access. Bang Sue is the Main Station
and Junction out of Bangkok for All Lines Northern, Southern, Northeastern,
Western, but not Eastern.
Thai Railways Northern Line Heads directly North from Bangkok. It passes historical
places like Ayutthaya (Former Capital), Sukhothai, and popular destinations
like Chiang Mai, Thai Railways popular Northern Hub. Thailand's Northern Line
pretty much goes straight up North from Bangkok, with only one or two very small
branches splitting off from the main line.
Thai Railways Southern Line heads South to Thailand's Southern Peninsula
and its popular beach destinations. It also goes to the Thai / Malay Border,
with connections into Malaysia and Singapore. Thailand's Southern Line is pretty
much one main line heading South to the Malaysian Border, with a few minor branches
splitting off from the main line.
Thai Railways Northeastern Lines travel to the more rural, less-touristed area
of the Northeast (Isaan). The sights there range from colorful festivals, to
the famous Khmer Temples of Phanom Rung. Northeastern Thailand (Isaan) shares
its borders with both Laos and Cambodia. Thai Railways Northeastern Line Branchs
off into two Lines. One goes to Ubon Ratchathani (near the Cambodian Border).
The other line goes to Nong Khai (on the Laos Border). read
Thai Railways Eastern Lines travel East through areas between Bangkok and the
Cambodian Border. Thai Railways Eastern Line has two main lines that branch
off at Chachoeng Sao Junction. The North Eastern Line goes to Aranyaprathet,
on the Cambodian Border. The East Coastal Line goes to Pattaya, Sattahip and
Mab Taphud, on the Gulf of Thailand Coast. read
Thailand Railways Western Lines are Thai Railways Shortest Lines, heading West
and Northwest from Bangkok. Thailand Railways Western Lines branch off at Nong
Pla Duk Junction into two Sub-Lines. One 'sub-line' heads West to Kanchanaburi
'River Kwai Bridge'), near the Myanmar Border. The other 'sub-line' heads Northwest to Suphan
Buri. The Mae Khlong Mahachai Railway (unconnected to the SRT Railway Network) heads
to some pleasant seaside villages near Bangkok.
Thai Railways connects with the Malaysian Railway System at two points on the
southern Thai / Malay Border, Padang Besar and Sungai Kolok. The only Passenger
Train Service connections are via Padang Besar. Thai Railways connects with
Malaysian Railways' Singapore Line at Padang Besar and goes down Peninsular
Malaysia to Singapore. read more...