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Tourist Train to River Kwai .. booking online

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Tourist Train to River Kwai .. booking online

Several months ago I asked on this forum about getting the tourist train to the River Kwai and in particular about booking the ticket online if you were not going to be in Bangkok well ahead of time (tickets apparently sell out)

This is to let anyone interested know that it turned out to be relatively easy.

I emailed the Thailand Train ticket office on info@thailandtrainticket.com (big thankyou AjarnAndy for tracking down this email info for me) explaining that I would only arrive in Bkk the day before I wanted to travel and asked about booking tickets online.

They replied with a website link, log-in ID and a password. I followed the instructions and tonight have recieved confirmation that my ticket will be issued and sent to my Bkk hotel for our collection on arrival.

Costs involved were:

2x tourist train tickets @ 120 TBH = TBH 240

2 x Handling Fee (NON REFUND): THB100 per person x 2 = THB200

Delivery Fee : THB100 per booking to our hotel

Credit Card Surcharge 3.5% (NON REFUND): THB19

Total (EXCLUDE DELIVERY FEE) : THB559

Total payment in AUD $19

I accept that handling & delivery fees are more than the actual ticket but we're happy with the price of this ticket (particularly in comparison with train tickets here in Australia or in Europe.

We plan on taking the tourist train to Nam Tok, hiring a taxi to Hellfire Pass and back to Kanchanaburi for an early evening bus back to Bkk. We are really kooking forward to visiting The Bridge and Hellfire Pass and expect tht it will be a highlight of our time in Bangkok.

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helen

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1. Re: Tourist Train to River Kwai .. booking online

Hope it all goes well Helen.

Make sure you get seats on the left hand side.

Everything, absolutely everything about rail travel in Thailand is covered by the brilliant 'Man in Seat 61'...

seat61.com/….Uh3VOtKTgxA

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Hi LL,

yep, seats on the left ..tick

seat 61.. read & re-read.. tick

so looking forward to this trip

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helen

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Thank you very much for posting Helen. Enjoy your travels in Thailand especially the rail journey to Nam Tok.

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4. Re: Tourist Train to River Kwai .. booking online

Helen, don't forget that the last bus out of Kanchanaburi is 7pm. And if you have time, see if the taxi can drop you at the Dunlop Weary Museum as well - it should be on your way back from Hellfire Pass.

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5. Re: Tourist Train to River Kwai .. booking online

Thanks for the info about the last bus Judy .. this is great to know.

We were hoping to visit the Weary Dunlop Musuem - do you know what time it closes?

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Hi Helen,

I shall look for and send you the mobile number of the owner of the museum who can tell you more about visiting hours.

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Thanks AjarnAndy, PM landed in my inbox.

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One more question ...

our ticket indicates Thai Railways have reserved "car 1, seats 32 & 33" .. does anyone know which side of the train these are on .. I have everything crossed that they are on the left hand side

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9. Re: Tourist Train to River Kwai .. booking online

Helen - Oops never thought of that did we?!

Edited: 08 September 2013, 09:31
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Hi Helen,

In the worst case scenario you could grab a space by the door.