Trains from Bangkok to Buri Ram

By train the journey from Bangkok to Buri Ram is scheduled to take from 5 to 7 hours depending upon which train you take. Passengers on this route have a choice of either travelling during the day to enjoy the great scenery on route, or travelling on an overnight train, some of which have inexpensive sleeper berths available to book online.

Train Times from Bangkok to Buri Ram

There are currently 6 direct train services a day from Bangkok to Buri Ram.

TrainBangkokBuri RamService
2106:1011:34Special Express
2321:0503:31Special Express
  • The fastest train from Bangkok to Buri Ram is Train #21 departing at 06:10 from Bangkok and arriving in Buri Ram at 11:34, a scheduled journey time of 5 hours 24 minutes.
  • The slowest train is Train #141, which is scheduled to arrive in Buri Ram 7 hours 25 minutes after departing from Bangkok at 23:05.

Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Buri Ram

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The best train service on this route is Train #23 departing at 21:05. Train #23 is the only train service on the Bangkok to Buri Ram route which uses the newest model of passenger train carriage brought into service in November 2016. These new train carriages are European Standard passenger carriages, with fully sealed cabins and electric doors.

Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Buri Ram

Train tickets purchased online are 53 to 100 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a train station in Thailand.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
2nd Class A/C Sleeper982 THB882 THB
2nd Class A/C Seat465 THB392 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat315 THB262 THB

The advantage of purchasing your train ticket from Bangkok to Buri Ram online in advance of travelling is that the best seats, particularly 1st and 2nd Class A/C Sleeper seats, often sell out in advance of the day of travel. Train services on the North Eastern line get most busy during period before and after Thai National Holidays, such as the Songkran festival, when Thai people use the train to return home from working in Bangkok to spend the holiday with their families in their home town or village.

Bangkok Train Station

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station

Buri Ram Train Station

Google Map of Buri Ram Railway Station

About Buri Ram

Buri Ram is best known for two things: Buriram United Football Club, which is Thailand’s most successful football team, and the ancient Khmer period temples at Phanom Rung Historical Park and Prasat Hin Mueang Tam, some 64 km to the South of Buri Ram.

Staying Buri Ram

There are few places to stay near to either Phanom Rung Historical Park or Prasat Hin Mueang Tam and as a consequence most visitors to these sites will stay in Buri Ram overnight as Buri Ram is the closest large town.

Phanom Rung Historical Park is near Buri Ram
Phanom Rung Historical Park is near Buri Ram
Phanom Rung Historical Park

Phanom Rung Historical Park and Prasat Hin Mueang Tam were constructed during the 9th to 12th Centuries when the area was inhabited by the Khmer people, who were also responsible for the construction of Angkhor Wat in Cambodia. Phanom Rung Historical Park and Prasat Hin Mueang Tam are Hindu temples constructed in the distinctive Khmer style out of large pieces of quarried stone with triple prangs (steep spires) to represent the three most important deities in the Hindi religion: Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Phanom Rung is the most impressive of these temples.

Phanom Rung is located on top of an extinct volcano and is accessible via a long stone stairway. The stairway has three tiers. At the top of each tier is a stone bridge with a rail in the design of the mythical Naga serpent. After ascending the stairway visitors pass into a walled inner sanctuary containing a single large tower with some smaller temple building adjacent to it.

The structural elements of the temple have elaborate designed carved into them. Famously one of the lintels was stolen from the temple in 1960 and ended up in a museum in Chicago, to be later repatriated back to Thailand and reinstalled at the temple following the intervention of the Thai Government and financial assistance from a charity based in the United States.

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