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.
Penang, Malaysia > Hualampong train station,Bangkok
Currently this KTM train station is under construction.. everybody is rushing to the train because it will leave on time after 5 minutes. The whole train i think not more than 20 people overall i like it, punctual~ but i found some cockroach in the seat..eww.. 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. 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!
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.
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.
We had a great sleep plus the scenery that i cant find in my country 🙂 Do bring some tissue paper with you.. ermm..i had to hold my breath while taking this picture 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.