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Launch of Bangkok-Vientiane Train Service on 19 July

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The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has announced the commencement of a new international train service connecting Bangkok to Vientiane, Laos, starting July 19. This extension of the existing Bangkok-Nong Khai route will depart from Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station at 9:25 PM on July 19, arriving at Vientiane’s Khamsavath station at 9:05 AM the following day.


Upon arrival, passengers can access public transportation options, including vans and taxis, to reach downtown Vientiane, which is approximately 7-9 kilometers away. Notable attractions such as the Patuxai war monument are easily accessible, and travelers can also connect to the high-speed Laos-China railway at Vientiane Railway Station for further travel within Laos or to China.


Ticket prices for a one-way journey from Bangkok to Vientiane are expected to start at around 300 baht for third-class fan seats, with a travel time of approximately 10 hours.


Ekkarat Sriarayanpong, head of the SRT governor’s office, previously disclosed that discussions were held with the Lao National Railways to facilitate the launch of this service and to enhance tourism and logistics between the two nations. The SRT has also provided training to Lao railway officials in areas such as train operations, station management, and ticket sales.


A successful trial run of the service was conducted on May 21, covering stations at Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Thanalaeng, and Vientiane. Ekkarat highlighted the exceptional cooperation between Thailand and Laos in bringing this new service to fruition.


Source: Bangkok Post


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