The journey by train from Phatthalung to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 12 hours 19 minutes and 16 hours 37 minutes, depending upon which train you take.
Train Timetable: Phatthalung to Bangkok
- Click on the Phatthalung – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phatthalung - Bangkok ฿ 805–808 12h – 12h 20m|
Phatthalung Railway Station
Phatthalung Railway Station is located at 131 Niwas Rd, Tambon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Buri Ram, Chang Wat Buri Ram 31000.
Bangkok Railway Station
The final stop for trains from Phatthalung to Bangkok is Hua Lamphong Railway Station.
Canals in Bangkok
Bangkok has a massive network of canals, known in Thai as khlong. Modern day Bangkok has over 1,600 canals spanning a distance of over 2,600 km. There used to be more canals in the city during the 19th Century. Many disappeared in the 20th Century as the city changed from using waterways as the main form of transport to using roads. People still use the canals to travel around, particularly the Khlong Saen Saeb along which commuter boats run for a distance of about 18 km through Central Bangkok. More recently as the roads in Bangkok become increasingly more congested there has been a renewed interest in using the canals for public transport with a new commuter boat service having been recently established on the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, which passes close to Bangkok’s main train station, Hua Lamphong.
Construction of Bangkok’s network of canals began in 1782 when King Rama I established Bangkok as the new capital city of what was previously the Kingdom of Ayutthaya and later became the Kingdom of Siam. Initially Bangkok consisted of Rattanakosin Island, which is bounded on one side by the Chao Phraya River and on the other side by the a wide canal dug specifically as a defensive perimeter for the new capital. As Bangkok grew over the next 100 years more and more canals were dug to connect different parts of the city, and the city with other parts of Thailand allowing goods and food to be easily transport by barge from the surrounding rural areas in the new urban areas.