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How to go to Thailand from Malaysia by train?

Traveling from Malaysia to Thailand by train is fairly straightforward. Here’s how you can make the trip:

  • Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar: You will board a Malaysian train in Kuala Lumpur that will take you to Padang Besar, the town that separates Malaysia and Thailand. The journey allows you to unwind while traveling through Malaysia's stunning countryside. It is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance, particularly during periods of high travel demand, as the journey takes roughly 5 to 6 hours.
  • Crossing the Border: Upon arrival at Padang Besar, you’ll proceed through immigration to exit Malaysia and enter Thailand. This process is straightforward, but it’s wise to keep all necessary documents for a smooth process. 
  • Continue to Thailand: After clearing immigration, you can board a Thai train. There are options for day trains and sleeper trains, depending on your schedule and preference. 
  • Arrival in Bangkok: The train will take you to Hua Lamphong Station in central Bangkok. From here, you can easily connect to other parts of the city or continue your travels within Thailand.

Before embarking on your train journey from Malaysia to Thailand, we recommend taking a moment to ensure your travel documents are in order. If you're planning to explore Thailand from Malaysia, why not consider applying for a Malaysia eVisa via our GVC website?

Applying for a Malaysia eVisa through GVC is a convenient and efficient way to obtain your travel authorization. By completing the application process online, you can save valuable time and effort with just your smart device.