Carrying bicycles on Thailand Trains
We can confirm that it is possible to carry bicycles on trains in Thailand as cargo for a small extra charge, however, only on those trains which have Freight Carriages . See below for a brief list of trains upon which you can and cannot takes bicycles, for more detailed information you need to check with at a train station. As a general rule of thumb the intercity trains (except the three carriage sprinter trains) on the Northern, North Eastern, and Southern lines all have Freight Carriage and they can accommodation bicycles. On other trains there is no guarantee you can carry a bicycle so you need to check before you travel.
Man waiting to place his bicycles in the Freight Carriage at Bangkok train station
Buying a Ticket for your Bicycle
First you need to buy your own train ticket. After that you can purchase a cargo ticket for your bike at the Freight and Parcels Office but only on the day of travel. In larger stations the Freight and Parcels Office will be located in a different part of station to the passenger ticket counters.
Depending on the type of train the charge is 90 to 130 THB per bicycle. Transporting motorbikes on Thailand trains costs 1,200 to around 3,000 THB per motorbike depending on the weight of the bike.
Freight and Parcels Office at Bangkok Hualamphong Train Station: The Freight and Parcels Office at Bangkok Hualamphong Train Station is located behind the main train station concourse to the left hand side of the Platform 12
Freight and Parcels Office at Chiang Mai Train Station: The Freight and Parcels Office at Chiang Mai Train Station is located behind the main train station concourse to the right hand side of the platforms in a separate building about 10 metres away from the nearest train track.
The Freight and Parcels Office at Hua Hin Train Station is on Platform 1. From the ticket counters turn left along Platform 1. The Freight and Parcels Office is in the main station building.
Freight and Parcels Office at Surat Thani Train Station: The Freight and Parcels Office at Surat Thani Train Station is located on Platform 1 near the toilets.
Freight and Parcels office at Surat Thani train station
Loading your Bicycle on a Thai Train
Unlike other forms of cargo, bicycle owners normally load their own bicycles on the train. After you have purchased the cargo ticket and the cargo tag is stuck on the bicycle keep your bicycle with you until the train comes. When the train arrives take your bike to Freight Carriage and the train staff will direct you where to load the bicycle. Thailand Trains Tip: On a Thai train the Freight Carriage is normally located near the front of the train one or two cars between the engine itself.
Trains from Bangkok which have a Freight Carriage and can carry bicycles
- From Bangkok to Chiang Mai
These Chiang Mai bound trains will accept bicycles if there is room in the Freight Carriage:
- From Bangkok to Surat Thani
These Surat Thani bound trains will accept bicycles if there is room in the Freight Carriage:
Trains from Bangkok which do not have a Freight Carriage and cannot take bicycles
From Bangkok to Chiang Mai
These Chiang Mai bound trains have no Freight Carriage and will not carry bicycles
From Bangkok to Surat Thani
These Surat Thani bound trains will not accept bicycles as the trains have no the Freight Carriage:
- Train #43:
- Train #31:
- Train #39/41:
From Bangkok to Nongkhai
These Nongkhai bound trains will not accept bicycles as the trains have no Freight Carriage:
From Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
These Ubon Ratchathani bound trains will not accept bicycles as the trains have no Freight Carriage:
From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
None of the two trains leaving daily from Bangkok Thonburi Train Station to Kanchanaburi and Nam Tok have Freight Carriages.
Train #109 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai can transport bicycles