Trains from Bangkok to Lopburi

By train the journey from Bangkok to Lopburi is scheduled to take from 1 to 2 hours depending upon which train you take.

Train Times from Bangkok to Lopburi

There are 7 direct trains per day from Bangkok to Lopburi.

11107:3009:42Special Express
709:0510:28Special Express
918:4020:41Special Express
1320:0521:58Special Express
  • The fastest train from Bangkok to Lopburi is Train #7 departing at 09:05, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 1 hour 23 minutes.
  • The slowest train from Bangkok to Lopburi is Train #111 departing at 07:30, which is scheduled to arrive 2 hours 12 minutes later at 09:42.

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Location of Bangkok Train Station

From the 19th January 2023 the main railway station in Bangkok is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station

Location of Lopburi Train Station

Google Map of Lop Buri Railway Station

About Travel to Lopburi

Lopburi is a small and unremarkable city with around 60,000 permanent residents, except for two things: there are three magnificant Khmer style temples in the city built in the same distinctive style as the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia, and the older part of the city centre is full of wild monkeys. The monkeys are an annoyance to the people who live Lopburi, but they are also an important part of the local culture and they attract tourists.

Efforts to reduce or control the numbers of monkeys over the years have proved to be largely ineffective and instead the local people have learned to live with these urban primates. Indeed, once a year in Lopburi, during the last weekend of November, there is a Monkey Festival where the monkey are fed vast amounts of fruit and vegetables at long tables.

Lopburi is famous for the wild monkeys living in the town centre
Lopburi is famous for the wild monkeys living in the town centre

Lopburi is one of Thailand’s oldest continuously inhabited towns, believed to been established in the 6th Century by people probably from India. During the 12th and 13th Century Lopburi was controlled by the powerful Angkor Empire whose capital city was Angkor Wat in Cambodia. During that time they constructed three impressive Khmer style temples in Lopburi city centre, all within walking distance of the train station: Phra Prang Sam Yot, San Phra Kan, and Wat Phra Sri Rattanamahathat. These temples are very different to the more famous ruins in Ayutthaya and well worth the trip to Lopburi to come to see them.

Lopburi’s other famous historical sites are Phra Narai Ratchaniwet and Baan Vichayen. Lopburi was briefly, during the 17th Century, the capital city of Thailand. Phra Narai Ratchaniwet was the palace of King Narai, and Baan Vichayen was the former home of the French Ambassador and later the home of Constantine Phaulkon. Constantine Phaulkon was a Greek sailor who managed to work his way up to become something akin to the Prime Minister of Thailand, under King Narai. Baan Vichayen is an unrestored ruin, whereas Phra Narai Ratchaniwet has been rebuilt several times and substantially modified to house museum exhibits.

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