The State Railway of Thailand is expanding its international passenger train services between Bangkok and Vientiane, aiming to streamline travel and enhance goods transportation between the two countries.

Operating two daily round-trip trains, Train No. 133 (Rapid) departs from Krungthep Apiwat Central Station in central Bangkok at 21:25, stopping at Udon Thani station (06:57), Nong Khai station (07:55), and arriving at Vientiane (Khamsavath) at 09:05. It offers 152 third-class seats with fans, 64 air-conditioned second-class seats, and 30 sleeper seats. Train No. 147 (Local) leaves Udon Thani daily at 16:00, reaching Nong Khai (16:40) and Vientiane (Khamsavath) at 17:50.

Bangkok-Vientine Train

Tickets are now available for purchase. The maiden voyage of the “Krungthep Apiwat-Vientiane” train is scheduled for July 19, promising to enrich travel, trade, and tourism ties between Thailand and Laos.

Passengers can purchase tickets and reserve seats up to 180 days in advance nationwide, with a passport or border pass required for customs at Nong Khai and Vientiane (Khamsavath) stations.

Additionally, in collaboration with the Vientiane Transport Association, the railway provides shuttle buses that facilitate access to tourist destinations.


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This initiative not only improves travel convenience and strengthens Thailand’s logistics role but also aligns with IGNITE THAILAND policy and Ministry of Transport strategies to enhance railway infrastructure and support cross-border trade and tourism growth between Thailand and Laos.