Hop Into a Magical Ride at Thailand's 'Floating Train' Until January
by: The Beat Asia
November 07, 2023
Exciting news, Thai nomads! The State Railway of Thailand’s (SRT) Bangkok-Lop Buri’s Pasak Jolasid Dam-Bangkok route, also known as the trip that utilizes a “floating train,” is back and open for bookings!
This year, SRT offers two roundtrip journeys every weekend from this month to January, except on the weekend before the New Year.
From the nickname itself, the trip features a train that runs on a floating railway above Pasak Jolasid, Thailand’s longest earthen dam. This gives domestic and international travellers a one-of-a-kind transportation experience with its scenic route that’s straight out of a Studio Ghibli film.
The trip starts at the Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok at 6 AM, then goes for a 20-minute stop at the “floating railway” viewing point. The train then heads to the Khok Salung station, where tourists can shop for local products and souvenirs. The return trip to the dam starts after, allowing passengers to explore tourist hotspots near the area, then heads back to the Hua Lumpong station at 6:50 PM.
Interested passengers can choose from three ticket tiers: third-class, second-class, and premium. Below are the prices for each:
- Third-class (no airconditioning): THB330 (roundtrip), THB150 (one-way)
- Second-class (with airconditioning): THB500 (roundtrip), THB250 (one-way)
- Premium (with airconditioning and OTOP privileges): THB590 (roundtrip), THB250 (one-way)
You can book your seat via SRT’s ticketing website or by downloading the D-Ticket app via Google Play and App Store. To learn more about this “floating train,” head over to SRT’s website or follow its Facebook page.
Book your tickets and get on board soon!
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