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    Train times & tickets – Bangkok to Singapore

    The only direct train service from Bangkok to Singapore is the Eastern & Oriental Express which is a fantastic service but very expensive and the trains run infrequent. You can, however, travel much more cheaply every day year by using regular Thai and Malaysian train services. To travel by rail from Bangkok to Singapore using regular services then you need to catch 5 different trains. See below for train times and tickets for each of the 5 stages of the journey.

    Train 1: Bangkok to Padang Besar

    • Train times from Bangkok to Padang Besar.
    Bangkok Padang Besar Service Train
    15:10 08:53 Special Express 45

    • Buy Thai Railway tickets for travel from Bangkok to Padang Besar.

    Train 2: Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

    • Train times from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur.
    Padang Besar Kuala Lumpur Service Train
    07:47 13:47 ETS Platinum 9221
    11:15 16:55 ETS Platinum 9201
    14:20 20:05 ETS Platinum 9203
    17:13 22:55 ETS Platinum 9205
    18:05 00:11 ETS Gold 9425
    • Buy Malaysian Railway tickets for travel from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur.

    Train 3: Kuala Lumpur to Gemas

    • Train times from Kuala Lumpur to Gemas.
    Kuala Lumpur Gemas Service Train
    00:11 02:40 ETS Gold 9425
    12:08 14:38 ETS Gold 9321
    • Buy Malaysian Railway tickets for travel from Kuala Lumpur to Gemas.

    Train 4: Gemas to Johor Bahru

    • Train times from Gemas to Johor Bahru.
    Gemas Johor Bahru Service Train
    05:45 10:29 Southern Shuttle 41
    06:59 11:47 Southern Shuttle 27
    15:35 20:06 Southern Shuttle 43
    21:45 02:38 Southern Shuttle 45
    • Buy Malaysian Railway tickets for travel from Gemas to Johor Bahru.

    Train 5: Johor Bahru to Singapore

    • Train times from Johor Bahru to Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Singapore.
    Johor Bahru Singapore Service Train
    05:00 05:05 Shuttle ST61
    05:30 05:35 Shuttle ST63
    06:00 06:05 Shuttle ST65
    06:30 06:35 Shuttle ST67
    07:00 07:05 Shuttle ST69
    07:30 07:35 Shuttle ST71
    08:45 08:50 Shuttle ST73
    10:00 10:05 Shuttle ST75
    11:30 11.35 Shuttle ST77
    12:45 12:50 Shuttle ST79
    14:00 14:05 Shuttle ST81
    15:15 15:20 Shuttle ST83
    16:30 16:35 Shuttle ST85
    17:45 17:50 Shuttle ST87
    19:00 19:05 Shuttle ST89
    20:15 20:20 Shuttle ST91
    21:30 21:35 Shuttle ST93
    22:45 22:50 Shuttle ST95

    Location of Bangkok Station

    The first of the five trains you need to take departs from Hua Lamphong, which Bangkok’s main railway station.

    Location of Padang Besar Station

    The second train you need to take departs from Padang Besar Railway Station where you also need to get an exit stamp from Thailand in your passport and another stamp to enter into Malaysia. Both sets of passport control are located inside the train station.

    Location of Kuala Lumpur Station

    The third train on the journey from Bangkok to Singapore departs from KL Sentral Station which is the main train station in Kuala Lumpur.

    Location of Gemas Station

    The fourth train you need to take is the shuttle train service to Johor Bharu Sentral Station from Gemas Railway Station.

    Location of JB Sentral Station

    The fifth and finally train service from Bangkok to Singapore departs from Johor Bahru Sentral Station.

    Location of Woodlands Train Checkpoint

    The arrival point for train services to Singapore is Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

    Travel in Singapore

    Singapore has a modern and highly developed public transport system. The main form of public transport in Singapore is the MRT, which is a suburban railway network with 5 lines serving 119 station. The nearest MRT station to Woodlands Train Checkpoint is Marsiling MRT Station, which is 1.6 km from the train station. Singapore also a Light Railway System connecting outlying suburbs to the MRT network and a monorail system operating on Sentosa Island.

    Singapore MRT train carriage

    Singapore MRT train carriage

    For travel to and from areas some distance from a MRT station then your two options are bus services or taxis. There are lots of bus services in Singapore many of which connect on route to MRT stations, and taking a bus from Woodlands Train Checkpoint to an MRT station is the cheapest option for onward travel within Singapore. On demand meter taxi services are heavily regulated in Singapore and whilst not as cheap as those in Bangkok they represent good value for money in comparison with taxi services in Europe and North America. The starting fare for a Singapore Meter Taxi is around $2.90 to $3.20 USD depending on the time of day and a 20 minute journey should cost in the region of $10 USD (or around 300 THB).

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