22 hours overnight train journey from Malaysia to Bangkok

Thai overnight train, 22 hours journey We bought ticket one month before we go to BKK from Ktm train station at Tampin. Train to Bangkok cant online purchase because it was BKK train, so we need to go to the nearest station to purchase. You can purchase 60 days before depart. If you want to know more details, this is the website Click here We travel at Penang around 5-6 days then we move to Bangkok from Penang ktm train station. Our train from Penang to Bangkok is 2.30pm so reach the train station about 1.20pm. As i know this is an express train to Bangkok.. but.. after a ride..this is the slowest train ever-.-“”    —36-Ekspres Antarabangsa a Thai aircon second class berth —  okie dokey! here we go 22 hours journey.. This train service is a budget type of travelling, lower is slightly expensive then upper bunk MYR 111.90 but still cheaper than the air ticket.. haha but is worth for experience once in a life time.

How to buy KTM train ticket from Penang to Bangkok, Thailand ? rm1

Penang, Malaysia > Hualampong train station,Bangkok

rm2 Currently this KTM train station is under construction.. everybody is rushing to the train because it will leave on time after 5 minutes. fayevoyage3 The whole train i think not more than 20 people overall i like it, punctual~ but i found some cockroach in the seat..eww.. fayevoyage4 My seat will transform into bed at night ( interesting ! ) im totally regret didn’t bring my novel and UNO card to kill time..so me and Pam just chat blah blah blah blah  and then we take a nap. So is a long day for us. fayevoyage5 Thank goodness i bought 2 bottle of water, bread and some rice dumpling, there is no train canteen but there is a guy he sell food and beers at the train with a higher price. A plate of noodle cost you  ( 200 Bath ) but i order porridge and sandwich for the next day breakfast, all i can say is the porridge and orange juice is ” TOO SALTY + SWEET” !! ohmaigat!

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We reach Padang Besar ( Thailand Border ) for immigration check. then continue our journey and several stop at another station for pick up service. But there is some local selling some nuts and noodle.

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Our dinner

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fayevoyage10 Around 7pm, the attendant will come to transform your seat into bed with blanket, pillow and curtain. This is the most excited part when its come to transform our seat within a minutes!  Although the train is bit noisy and shaky but its okay..me and pam we had a deeeeep sleep. yeahh we survive! Lower bunk is better because the bed is larger than the upper bunk bed and more convenience.

fayevoyage9Tadaaa!!!

fayevoyage12Good morning! I love the sightseeing.. you had to experience yourself..

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fayevoyage14 We had a great sleep plus the scenery that i cant find in my country 🙂 fayevoyage13 Do bring some tissue paper with you.. ermm..i had to hold my breath while taking this picture fayevoyage15 We reach Hualampong station at afternoon. The first things we reach there is to figure out how to get to our hostel at Surasak road. Click here for further post

What I’d recommend: Bring some junk food, bread, books, power bank to charge your electronic device..you will get bored after some time. and do bring tissue paper or wet tissue and hand sanitizer  with you. fy

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15 thoughts on “22 hours overnight train journey from Malaysia to Bangkok

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  3. danielC

    Hi Faye, thanks for the info and your post here. This month I will going to take this train too to documenting a daily life photo essay. Thanks 🙂

    Reply
  4. kai

    May I know from penang to the border take how long time? Is it need to wait long for the train at Thai come to connect the coach?

    Reply
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  6. Carmela

    Hi Faye! Great journey.

    May I ask from Kuala Lumpur, what’s the nearest KMT station that I can buy a ticket?

    Can I buy tickets 3 weeks before my travel date? Or should it be 2 months before my travel time?

    Reply
  7. Doi

    Hi Faye,

    This post is very useful. 🙂 I wanted to know what happened to your bags during the border crossing. Did you leave them inside the train while you went through the immigration checkpoint?

    Reply
    1. Faye Post author

      Hi Doi,

      Thanks 😀
      yup, we leave our backpack and luggage inside the train (we tied our backpack/luggage with cable lock to the chair) and we bring along our small backpack(all valuable things inside ) with us to immigration checkpoint.

      Reply
    1. Faye Post author

      Hi pcastillon,

      Thank you 🙂 We travel at 8 oct 2013 (Tuesday) from penang to Bangkok. We reached Thailand border at 6.45pm and our time in the immigration is around half and hour… after immigration checked we have rush back to the train. Have a nice day!

      Reply

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