Saturday, July 28, 2012
Day 4 - Train ride fom Bangkok to Ayuttaya
We made an attempt to venture to Ayuttaya, out of Bangkok City on the fourth day. A day tour package booked with the hotel will cost around 1700 baht. I decided to take a train to Ayuttaya on our own instead and guess how much it cost us altogether? Only 20 baht per person for a 3rd class cabin. We didn't mind as the journey was only an hour plus and we could enjoy the scenery and the natural breeze along the journey. A number of passengers from the 2nd class cabin came over to the 3rd class cabin to take photos as the windows at our cabin can be opened.
Check this website for the schedule of the train before you go to the train station: http://www.railway.co.th/home/Default.asp?lenguage=Eng
Note that there are different types of train such as Express, Super Express etc which will bring you to your destination in a shorter time. This will help you to decide what time you should reach the train station.
We reached the train station just 10 minutes before the departure of our train. Hubby quickly grabbed a box of Dunkin Donuts for our breakfast on the train.
Just need to buy the tickets before the train departs and hop on! Normally, it is not very crowded as you can see there are so many empty seats.
Will blog about Ayuttaya in my next post!