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Luggage storage in Thailands train stations

Posted by Robee3 on 7/7/2013 at 03:43

Hello,we are taking train from Chiangmai to either Kanchanabury or any other closer station near the Erawan Waterfalls,but we have suitcases with us. We are planning to visit the falls throughout the day and then take the train in the evening to start our journey south...Just wondering if anybody knows if train stations in Thailand offer places to put the luggage in some locked places? Or what are other options to leave our luggage? Thanks:)

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 7/7/2013 at 06:12

FYI, from Chiang Mai you'll need to go to Bangkok then change to Thonburi station, or change trains to Nakhon Phathom and again there for Kanchanaburi .

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There is a left luggage counter at most railway stations, definitely in Bangkok/Hualamphong and probably at Kanchanaburi. Otherwise an alternative is get a quick ride to a guesthouse like the Jolly Frog which is close to Kanchanaburi railway station, has cheap rooms and a good restaurant. Throw your luggage in the room and head out for the day. Just remember to keep valuables with you.

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Posted by captainbkk on 7/7/2013 at 07:27

There is/was luggage storage in Kan-station-learn that old british word ''cloak room'' if youre not familiair with it. BUT I think even worse as what bob tells: its impossible to spend more as 2 hrs in Kan by doing it the way you describe. Southbound trains also do not stop there-only the 2/day shuttle with screaming tourists to BKk-noi-overpriced special farang price too.Cheap rooms-for just the day you do not need AC nah??-start in most guesthss from 150/200 BT-and you can also take a shower before/after. LESS as what tipical luggage holds cost at any western airport or even trainstation. No brains to think of such daft simple facts?

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Posted by busylizzy on 7/7/2013 at 16:42

And there I thought captainbkk was going to make a whole post without the usual degrading sarcasm. Wrong. And it started off so well....

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Posted by exacto on 7/7/2013 at 20:24

No brains to think of such daft simple facts?

Seriously, Somtam. What is it going to take?

I like Captain Bob's suggestion about getting a day room in Kanchanaburi . There may even be a few places right near the train station to make getting to and from the train that much easier. Apart from a place to store your luggage, a day room is a place to shower, change clothes, and maybe even catch a nap, etc. As Bob says, keep your valuables with you.

You may also want to look into your options for continuing your journey down south, since, as mentioned above, the train to/from Kanchanaburi is on a separate rail line. By the way, if it turns out that a day trip to Kanchanburi and Erawan Falls is too much work or time on your way south, consider a day trip stopover in Ayutthaya instead. Have fun and please let us know how it turns out. Cheers.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 8/7/2013 at 01:30 admin

Captainbkk: 1st warning.

You may want to reacquaint yrself with our user guidelines.


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Posted by Robee3 on 8/7/2013 at 05:26

Thank you for replies:)sorry if the question looked stupid but it's our first time in Thailand and we are not familiar with ways in here...we didn't know you can get a room just for day without staying overnight...that sounds good!i think we need to reconsider our journey as we don't have much time to see many places. By the way can anyone advice if end of July will be good time to be in the islands around Phuket?I mean the weather...Thanks:)

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