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Train Travel in Thailand

Posted by tbrooke on 21/2/2012 at 18:59

I am trying to reserve my train tickets with Thailand Train Tickets online. I am traveling during a busy season - April 9th through April 20th. I have tried twice to book my round trip train tickets online with Thailand Train Tickets and have been told that credit card information form will be sent shortly and that my paid reservations are not guaranteed. I have not received this credit card request information. In addition, I am told my request for return train travel is not available and that I will need to make another choice. Basically, I would like to find a reliable agency in the states that can give me advice on how to navigate the train reservations or that I can book directly with a US agency.

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Posted by busylizzy on 21/2/2012 at 21:02

I'm not speaking from personal experience, but I know that many people highly recommend this site for train info: http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm.

There is a link on there for booking tickets (in the country section at the top) - which takes you to: http://www.thairailticket.com/esrt/Default.aspx?language=1

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Posted by altmtl on 21/2/2012 at 21:49

I've booked all my train tickets in Thailand online with a CC - never had a problem.

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Posted by captainbkk on 23/2/2012 at 20:55

you are asking for the impossible: there is no such agency in the US. And IF there was it would simply use that other system and tag on their own commission.
2 possible rasons:
1. US cr cds are not taken-as is also often the case with AirAsia-this due to their outdated imperfect safety features. Europe is far more advanced in that respect.
2. in THAT busy period the Thai have priority- those dumb farang can wait or go other ways anyway. The trains are IMHO much overpraised-always late, only partly rec. if you can get a slepeper and the trip does not mind for hours longer. You simply have chosen one of the very worst times to travelk. stay put anyway and get smashed by the water canons.

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Posted by kriskeogh on 24/2/2012 at 14:26

We couldn't book first class sleepers online but could book second class.

So a trip to the station on Monday afternoon is in order.

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