Thailand Train Classes
The state railway of Thailand operates three different train classes.
First Class contains one small private air conditioned compartment for two persons. Each cabin includes a sink and a stow away table. This class is available only on selected trains and tends to get booked out first. The compartment consists of two beds, one upper and one lower.
Second Class Fan or
air-conditioned coaches are available in either seat or sleeper form
with around 40 seats. Fan cooled sections tend to
get a little hot at night and air-conditioning coaches are the more comfortable.
Third Class hard wooden bench seats suitable
for only the more hardened traveller. Third class tickets are sold a few hours prior to departure. No pre-booking is possible in this class.
All classes of train have refreshment facilities and most have full catering cars with
cooked meals at reasonable rates. At practically every station food vendors
offer local delights from fried chicken to more exotic local delicacies.
Thaifocus train reservation system can make arrangements on 1st and 2nd class services only.