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  • Emma23

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    Hello,
    Has anyone used this website to buy train tickets in advance:
    www.thailandtrainticket.com They claim they are official and book train tickets, hotels etc... Just wanted to know whether anyone has had any experience with them first before I send money over or my credit card details. Or where else I can buy train tickets in advance - the official web for thai railways asks for an address, passport number etc...

    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 03:38

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  • busylizzy

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    I haven't used that website (nor heard of it) - but maybe it's worthwhile checking out http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm. I haven't used this one either, but I know it's highly regarded by other travellers.

    #2 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 05:57

  • Emma23

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    I used www.seat61.com to find the website thailandtrainticket.com. He recommends it along with the actual thai railway site if you read all the info. The example ticket he shows on his page was issued by this web. I just wondered whether anyone had actually used it. I guess if he recommends it, then it`s OK to use?? The page asks for your passport number which I didn't want to give.

    #3 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 06:42

  • busylizzy

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    Ahhh.. I see.

    Is is possible to leave the passport number blank? Alternatively, you might want to consider putting a fake number in. I've done that before on something that I didn't think it mattered. Maybe make one number wrong, and if it becomes an issue at the station, just say you typed it in wrong...? Dunno - some organisations seem to like collecting info for the sake of it!

    Hopefully someone will pop along here who HAS used the website. Good luck!

    #4 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 07:03

  • tinoh

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    Why not use option 1? http://www.thairailticket.com
    We used that site in 2010 to buy tickets and had no problems with it.

    Don't know the other site.

    #5 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 07:52

  • daawgon

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    I plan to use Tinoh's suggestion - I do believe that this is the state rail site that charges no commission.

    #6 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 12:23

  • Tilapia

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    This was taken from the site posted by tinoh, which is the online booking site for the State Railway of Thailand ...

    *Fee
    Internet booking fee is 20.00 Baht/passenger and credit card processing surcharge is 3% (at least 20 Baht) of the total amount.

    So, there is a charge, but it's pretty small.

    #7 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 14:11

  • daawgon

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    Thanks Tilapia, I failed to see that. I know of private agencies charging a 250THB fee for tickets.

    #8 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 22:53

  • Captain_Bob

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    http://www.thairailticket.com is the official State Railway of Thailand electronic booking site and is reliable.

    #9 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 23:49

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    Hey daawgon, let me know how it works for you.

    Are you, as exacto once mentioned, from Portland, Oregon?

    Captain Bob, I take it you've used the site before? Also, do you have any experience riding around Narathiwat? I'm thinking of going cycling down around there in late January. I realize it should be another thread, but perhaps you could PM me and let me know? Thanks.

    #10 Posted: 1/8/2012 - 13:35

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  • Captain_Bob

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    Sorry I haven't spent time around Narathiwat

    #11 Posted: 1/8/2012 - 23:15

  • Emma23

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    Just booked using the www.thairailticket.com and have the tickets sitting in front of me right now. Really quick and easy. Highly recommended. No messing around.

    #12 Posted: 2/8/2012 - 05:01

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