Flag of Thailand

Thailand forum

Bangkok – Nong Khai train question.

  • kif

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd July, 2010
    Posts: 8

    Some sites discourage to take the train 69 to Nong Kai from Bangkok the same day as you arrive by plane in Bangkok.
    My plane lands at 15.35h and the train departs at 20.00h.

    Do I have enough time to catch te train? (with tickets booked in advance and ready at the trainstation)

    #1 Posted: 15/9/2010 - 18:06

  • Advertisement

  • Tilapia

    Click here to learn more about Tilapia
    Joined Travelfish
    21st April, 2006
    Location Canada
    Posts: 1430
    Total reviews: 15
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    Not only would you have time to make it to the station in time to catch your train, you'd also be able to fit in a meal and stock-up on snacks for the trip. Even with heavy traffic, you'll be able to make it to the station with plenty of time to spare.

    #2 Posted: 16/9/2010 - 02:19

  • exacto

    Joined Travelfish
    12th February, 2006
    Location United States
    Posts: 2455
    Total reviews: 47
    Places visited:
    At least 98

    yup, assuming your flight isn't 2 hours late or such arriving in Bangkok, you should have plenty of time to make it through customs and immigration and onward to the Hualamphong train station to get your ticket and catch your train. like Tilapia says, you can catch a meal (i'd wait and eat at the train station rather than the airport) and stock up on snacks and water and such.

    i think the reason they don't recommend taking the overnight train the day after arriving is because of the jet lag. if you are only making a short hop into thailand, that's one thing. but if you are arriving all the way from europe or north america, you'll just be stacking another 12-14 hours of travel on top of the 14-30 you just completed. i love travelling on the trains, but they are never exactly the best night of sleep either.

    i'm guessing you intend to get a sleeper berth for this trip right? otherwise i'd say absolutely don't do it if you are planning to get just a regular seat.

    nong khai is one of my favorite spots by the way. is it your destination or will you be passing through on your way to somewhere else? cheers.

    #3 Posted: 16/9/2010 - 04:18

  • kif

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd July, 2010
    Posts: 8

    Thanks for the reassuring!
    I'll book tickets for the same day.

    #4 Posted: 16/9/2010 - 13:43

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Train 69, Bangkok to Nong Khai ... By Boulos on 27 May 2011 5 4290 12 Jun 2011
Avoid Train From Nong Khai To Thalang!!! ... By Naturepunk324 on 25 May 2011 1 2400 25 May 2011
BKK train to Nong Khai, stopping at Ayutthaya ... By textibule on 21 Dec 2010 2 3218 21 Dec 2010
Ban Mae Rim Nam, Nong Khai ... By exacto on 19 Feb 2010 0 3961 19 Feb 2010
Nong Khai to Sukothai ... By swag on 23 Oct 2007 1 4135 23 Oct 2007
Nong Khai to Sukothai ... By swag on 23 Mar 2008 0 4822 23 Mar 2008
Nong Khai to Phimai: how to get there ... By reenakukreja on 31 Jul 2007 5 4367 17 Aug 2007
Bus from Nong Khai to Mukdahan ... By think87 on 14 Jul 2012 7 2574 15 Jul 2012
Bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai? ... By DLuek on 7 Apr 2009 9 14036 1 Feb 2013
Aranyaprathet to Nong Khai ... By Layabout on 22 Jul 2008 2 6492 23 Jul 2008