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Thai Railways serving the East of Thailand

Eastern Train Lines

Thai Railways Eastern Lines travel East through areas between Bangkok and the Cambodian Border. Most of the popular destinations in Eastern Thailand, such as Ko Chang and Ko Samet are not accessable by rail and Pattaya has limited rail access. There is generally faster, more frequent bus service to these areas. Thai Railways Eastern Line branches off into two main lines at Chachoeng Sao Junction. The North Eastern Line goes to Aranyaprathet, on the Cambodian Border, and the East Coastal Line goes to Sattahip, Pattaya, and Mab Taphud, on the Gulf of Thailand Coast. All Eastern Lines Include Makkasan Station.

Common Destinations on Thai Railways Eastern Lines
  • Aranyaprathet - rail access to Cambodian Border coming soon
  • Sattahip - East Coast Line Depot and Port City
  • Pattaya - Popular  'Party Central'  Beach Resort City near Bangkok coming soon
  • Si Racha - Laem Chabang is Thailand's Largest Port
  • Koh Chang - Laem Ngop - No direct rail access exists  coming soon
  • Koh Samet - Ban Phe - No direct rail access coming soon
  • Chonburi
  • Rayong
  • Chanthaburi
Side Notes on Thailand's Eastern Lines

Most of the destinations on Thai Railways Eastern Coastal Line are close to Bangkok. Bus travel is often more convenient and faster than train travel, especially if someone wants to return to Bangkok the same day. Aranyaprathet is the most popular land crossing into Cambodia, convenient for onward travel to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat). At the time of writing, there was no weekend train service to/from Pattaya.

All Stations / Routes on Thailand's Eastern Lines

Eastern Lines

a. Major Junctions - Chachoeng Sao, Kaeng Khoi
b. Major Main Eastern Line Stations - Chachoeng Sao, Makkasan Station (Main SRT Depot)
c. Mae Nam (Bang Chak) Branch
d. North Eastern Line - Aranyaprathet (Cambodian Border)
    1. Junction - Chachoeng Sao, Khlong Sip Kao
    2. Major North Eastern Line Stations - Aranyaprathet
    3. All North Eastern Line Stations

e. East Coast Line - Sattahip (Ban Plu Ta Luang) / Mab Taphud
    1. Main Junction - Chachoeng Sao
    2. Major East Coast Line Stations - Pattaya, Si Racha, Sattahip (Ban Plu Ta Luang)
    3. Laem Chabang Branch
     a. Junction - Si Racha

   4. Map Ta Put Branch
     b. Junction - Kao Chi Chan

f. All East Coast Line Stations

All Stations / Junctions on Thailand's Eastern Lines




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