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train from bangkok to Singapore

Winnipeg Manitoba...
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train from bangkok to Singapore

Travelling to Bangkok in Jan for 1 month in Thailand. we would like to travel to Singapore by train and return to Chang mai by plane. Would this be a good choice of transportation. Would prefer 1st class with sleeper,2 seniors.be in Singapore approx 1 week. Should we make reservation in Canada or wait till we get to Bangkok ,for the train. Thank you

Athens Greece
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1. Re: train from bangkok to Singapore

It will be easier to fly to Singapore,www.airasia.com offers very cheap airfares,allthough I m not an expert it's not an easy trip by rail,there is not a direct line between Bangkok and Singapore.

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2. Re: train from bangkok to Singapore

You would need to take the International Express from Bangkok to Butterworth (near Penang ) and then take another train, it will take time but many people do it :) but make sure you will enjoy it, look at these to gives you ideas of what to expect. As for getting A to B it takes a very long time, however if for example you planned to visit Langkawi or Penang in Malaysia before heading to Singapore ( you can fly from both of those easily to Singapore ) then perhaps....

http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm is an excellent website has times and photos of accommodation etc

http://www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm for the Malaysia trains

If you wanted to 'mix' the travel perhaps a sleeper train from Bangkok to Surat Thani and head over to Koh Samui for island beach time, then fly from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur on Firefly, then train or fly to Singapore as an idea.

Edited: 31 August 2010, 00:47
Helsinki, Finland
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3. Re: train from bangkok to Singapore

Yes, there is a rail service between Bangkok and Singapore,


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Edited: 31 August 2010, 08:31
Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: train from bangkok to Singapore

The Eastern Orient Express.

It does bring back the romance of rebelling by rail.

Tried it 3 years ago. Nice but not cheap

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5. Re: train from bangkok to Singapore

G'day grandpa2,the boy and I caught the train from Bangkok to Butterworth last January.We went second class and got an overnight sleeper.Can't remember the cost but was about A40.00.Just that part off the trip alone is about 26 hours.Points to ponder:Stock up on food,the train food is pretty sparse but is okay if you want to go on a crash diet.If you've got the bottom bunk,ear muffs,top bunk,helmet.This is as far as I go because Butterworth is as far as I've ever got.Enjoy.

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6. Re: train from bangkok to Singapore

Just take a flight. It will save your precious time.

Winnipeg Manitoba...
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7. Re: train from bangkok to Singapore

Thank you all. Your advice and tips are greatly appreciated. Grandpa

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