Reliabilty of Butterworth- Bangkok train
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Jun 25, 2012 1:59 AM Last Post By: Raki_Man
Jun 13, 2012 4:01 PM
Reliabilty of Butterworth- Bangkok trainHow reliable is the train 36 Butterworth- Bangkok?
Its supposed to arrive in BKK at 10.30 in the morning. I have to be somewhere in BKK not too far from the train station at 12.30- ie 2 hrs later.
Can I be reasonably confident that the train wont be much more than one hour late into BKK?
My only train ride in Thailand so far was on the overnight from Chiang Mai and it was an hour late..........
Jun 13, 2012 5:44 PM
Jun 13, 2012 5:45 PM
Jun 13, 2012 5:48 PM
ABSOLUTELY NOT! There's no way I'd make a BKK appointment before 15.00 if planning to arrive by long distance train, and especially that one.
If you were only an hour late from ChiangMai then you were lucky!
Jun 13, 2012 7:06 PM
4In Feb, we were almost 2 hrs late leaving Surat Thani but they must have gone like the clappers, we were only about 45mins late into Bangkok.
Jun 13, 2012 7:44 PM
Jun 13, 2012 8:34 PM
Jun 15, 2012 6:33 AM
7A couple of years ago my Bangkok-Butterworth train CRASHED and it only arrived two hours late! True story.
Jun 15, 2012 10:07 PM
8He he- I like that!
Night train from BKK to Chiang Mai 3 hrs late today, 3 hrs 5 mins to be precise!
Jun 17, 2012 3:55 AM
Jun 17, 2012 9:29 AM
10Its actually about a dentist appointment- if I miss that appointment I'm up for a few hundred to change plane bookings, or its another trip to BKK from Oz!
PS- day train from Chiang Mai was 45 minutes late!
Jun 17, 2012 5:33 PM
11Train from Hat Yai to Bkk originated in Sungai Kolok: arrived in Hat Yai 1.5 hours late. Arrived in Bkk a bit more than three hours late.
This was a few weeks ago.
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