Bangkok is well connected by rail to other parts of Thailand and train travel is comfortable, safe and cheap.
The main station in Bangkok is Hualampong, Rama IV Road, which serves most of the long distance routes. The station has left luggage facilities, food and drink outlets, a taxi rank and even toilets and showers. It is advisable to book tickets for long-distance trains in advance (tel: (02) 224 7788). Noi Station across the river in Thonburi serves Kanchanaburi and a few destinations to the south so visitors should check which station to depart from.
Trains to Bangkok have air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned carriages. The four train lines run from Chiang Mai in the north, Nong Khai in the northeast, Pattaya in the east and from Surat Thani and Butterworth (Malaysia) in the south. The Thailand Rail Pass is valid for 20 days in second and third class.