The train ticket cost me RM111.90 from Butterworth, Malaysia to Bangkok, Thailand and 1160 Baht for the other way round. The total distance is 1161km and will take 21 hours to reach.
There's only 2 trains (Expresss Antarabangsa, train 35&36) which run daily from Butterworth to Bangkok. I booked my ticket through the ktmb hotline and was required to collect my ticket 5 days before my departure date from KL Sentral or Butterworth train station.
The train from Butterworth to Bangkok departs at 2.30pm from Butterworth train station and will arrive at 10.30am(Thailand time which is 1 hour ahead of Malaysia's time) at Hua Lamphong train station, Bangkok.
While the train from Bangkok to Butterworth departs at 2.45pm and will arrive at 1.45pm at Butterworth.
The train ride was pretty good especially if you are lucky enough to get the lower berth sleeper and it is a great way of meeting travelers and the locals. There is even a plug for you to charge your electronic gadgets.
*remember to pre-book your ticket few days earlier because the ticket might be sold out if you were to get in on the spot
|The purple train|
|Ticket from Butterworth to Bangkok|
|Food is available on board at a reasonable price|
|My lower berth 2nd class sleeper felt like a first class flight|
|Passing through Hua Hin station|
|This is how the toilet looks like....ain't that bad ;)|
|View from the train|
|Arriving at Bangkok Hua Lamphong train station|
|Train ticket from Bangkok to Butterworth|
|Got an upper berth this time....wasn't as spacious as the lower berth but still good enough|