Weekend train tours to cost 300-1,200 baht

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Package tours offered as part of a new weekend train service from Bangkok to the Eastern Seaboard will cost 300-1,200 baht each, but what’s included for that price remains to be seen.
Package tours offered as part of a new weekend train service from Bangkok to the Eastern Seaboard will cost 300-1,200 baht each, but what’s included for that price remains to be seen.

Package tours offered as part of a new weekend train service from Bangkok to the Eastern Seaboard will cost 300-1,200 baht each, but what’s included for that price remains to be seen.

Pattaya spokesman Pinit Maneerat chaired a Feb. 21 meeting with executives from tourist attractions participating in the “Six-Stop Train by the Sea” promotion that begins March 17.

The meeting was called to let attraction operators present their tour options and suggest changes to prices.

The dedicated Saturday and Sunday trains leaving Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong rail station at 6:45 a.m. are all-inclusive tours that include transportation, guided tour, shuttle service and, if necessary, accommodations.

The options presented at the meeting cost up to 1,200 per person, but exact details of what tourists would get remained murky and prices could change. Another meeting is planned before service begins.

The train will stop in Sriracha, with the Sriracha Tiger Zoo running the tour there. In North Pattaya the Tourist Attraction Club will take passengers to Naklua’s Sanctuary of Truth. Following stops are at the Pattaya Floating Market, Ramayana Water Park, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Sea Turtle Conservation Center.

Each stop includes multiple activities and alternate choices for the main activity.

  • swensen

    A much needed connection in the weekends when the roads are crowded! Train from Pattaya leaves at 16.26 saturday and Sunday and arrive Lat Krabang (for Suvannapum) 18.12 and in Hualampong 18.55. Fare is 170 baht.
    Opposite direction from Hualampong 06.45, arrive Pattaya 09.14.
    At least a reliable connection in the weekends with fast and aircond DMUs.
    The fare is 170 baht one way , aircond included.