The International Express Train 36 travels overnight daily between Penang's Butterworth station and Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok, Thailand.
Below you will find all the major stops and times along its route.
Padang Besar (Immigration)
Thung Song Junction
Surat Thani (for Koh Samui)
Chumphon (for Koh Tao)
Bang Saphan Yai
Bang Sue Junction
All times shown above are in Thai time ( -1 Hour from Malaysia time).
**Please Note : The Thai SRT Train now originates from the border station of Padang Besar.
KTM Malaysian Railways were connecting to the SRT train using a two carriage Komuter train as train number 36, but they have changed it again and now you will have to take one of the regular Komuter trains or an ETS train to Padang Besar to connect with train 36 - please confirm these details with KTM directly before travelling.
This train is operated by the State Railways of Thailand and not Malaysia's KTMB, so you cannot buy tickets for this service online via KTMB.
This train arrives at Bangkok's main train station, Hua Lamphong.
Getting around to the rest of the city is fairly easy and cheap from here.
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There is an official Taxi rank at the station.
Just turn right as soon as you come out through the gates from the platform.
These taxis all use there meter and are really good value as far as taxi rides in major cities go.
If you come out in the front of the station you will only find Tuk Tuk drivers and touts who will overcharge you as much as they can and probably try to take you to "another place" where they will get commission on delivering you!
So if you want a taxi, use the official taxi rank.
Another good option for onward travel from Hua Lamphong is the MRT underground train.
If you turn right after you come off the platform and head towards the taxi rank, on your left you will see an escalator going down to the MRT station.
You can use the MRT trains to travel to many destinations within Bangkok city and also connect to the BTS skytrain for more options.
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