Train stations in Thailand, first station Hua Lamphong in Bangkok

Hua Lumphon in Bangkok
Hua Lumphon train station in Bangkok

I love traveling by train, it goes slow and it brings you in contact with real life in Thailand. So I took the early day train from Bangkok train station to Khon Kaen. It was a wonderful trip and I arrived in the afternoon. Along the way drinks & food was sold and I could walk around in the train. Once after passing Saraburi the surroundings be become beautiful. Try it!

Construction of this train station started in 1910 and it was officially opened in 1916. The official name is Sathani Rotfai Krungthep in Thai. And in English Bangkok Station, but the informal name Hua Lamphong is used worldwide and even by Thai. The word Lamphong is sometimes also written as Lumphon or Lampong. The station is slated to be closed in 2019 when the new central train station will be moved to Bang Sue. Hua Lamphong train station will then be turned into a museum (with connection to the MRT). If you like old Thai train stations then hurry up and visit them all as modernisation is destroying beautiful history!

Update 2021 : This Is Thailand and currently the Hua Lumphon station is still used. The new station is finished but not yet used.

Easy to go to by subway and underground walk path of 300 meters
Platforms 1 to 12
Waiting for the train (upstairs is a good coffee shop for breakfast)


Where is my train?
Local 2 class airo seating

Buy your tickets here!
I always wanted ....


Washing the train



Locale 3 class non-airco seating

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