Southeast Asia Train Travel

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region.

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Southeast Asia Railways

For an overview of rail travel in Southeast Asia read this guide:

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia


Railway Operator: Royal Railway

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Riding the Bamboo Railway in Battambang

Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

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Railway Operator: Kereta Api Indonesia


Railway Operator: KTM

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Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth (Penang) with the ETS – the fastest train in Southeast Asia

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Railway Operator: Myanmar Railways

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Railway Operator: Philippine National Railways


Railway Operator: State Railway of Thailand

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How to get from Bangkok to Vientiane by train

Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin by train (with a bonus stop at the tallest stupa in the world)

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Railway Operator: Vietnam Railways

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Saigon to Phan Thiet by train – the easy way to get to Mui Ne

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a Southeast Asia Train Pass?

Southeast Asia is a long way from being developed enough to offer a railway pass that would be similar to the Eurail Pass in Europe. The railway network of Southeast Asia is not extensive enough to warrant such a ticket, and there are very few international connections.

Can I get a train from Singapore to KL?

Technically you can travel by train from Singapore to KL, but there is no direct service. There used to be a Singapore-KL, service, a Johor Bahru – KL service. Now the train from Johor Baru

Future Southeast Asia Railways Project

One of my projects at Nomadic Notes has been to map the proposed railways of Southeast Asia.

The latest map is the Southeast Asia current and proposed railways [2017]

Current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia (2017)
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The black lines on the map represent railways that are currently operating, while the red lines are proposed lines.

This map is based off my previous project which depicted Southeast Asia railways as a subway-style map.

Future Southeast Asia Railway Map
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This map has details of all the proposed railways which are listed here:
Future Southeast Asia – A map of proposed railways in Southeast Asia

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