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Reviewed December 8, 2018

While in early 20th century Europe Railway stations were erected that looked almost like cathedrals, Hua Lamphong station kept a rather modest functional profile. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) was a modernizer and assigned Italian architect Tamagno to do the design. More than 100 years later the station still stands and functions.

The biggest changes in my experience are the (tunnel) link with the new MRT station and the air-conditioning of the main hall. It used to be bloody hot in that hall. All necessary services are provided at Hua Lamphong. There is a left-luggage provision, police station, money changer, information counters and board with arrival and departure timings in both Thai and English.

I liked the small exhibition of a Thai couple who cycled around the world. Their bikes are on show as well the itinerary of their journey.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Robert O
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Grand, old building resembling same structures in Europe. Quite comfortable inside with plenty of seats available and lots of cafes and restaurants. Schedule is displayed in Thai and English. Easy to buy tickets. Large screen inside displays sports or other events for those who have nothing else to do, while waiting for a train. At night, area around the station becomes bit shabby, with plenty of homeless people congregating around it (inside and outside).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Hualamphong is a wonderful train station, especially when illuminated at night.
Enjoy while it lasts because it will be closed down in the next one or two years for a bigger better one more out of town.
I took many trains from here with a sleeper train to Chiang Mai just recently. I booked the new train with new cars from China, 2nd class aircon sleeper, and the experience was really good. Can only recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matt_XYZ_123
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

I came here to catch the day train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. I had been staying in Silom, so it was a quick trip (two stops only) from Silom MRT station to the MRT Station Hua Lamphong, and from there an underground walk of a few minutes to this, the State Rail station. If you're connecting, Silom MRT is a fairly short walk from Sala Daeng station.

It's an old European style building, and quite impressive even if not exactly overflowing in mod-cons. You'll need to pay to use the toilet or take a (cold) shower, but the service is there if needed. As far as I know you can still send unaccompanied luggage from this station, and you can also leave it (for a fee) in the left luggage office, although I didn't use either of these services on this occasion.

I did go into a convenience store that's part of the station and bought a large bottle of water and some snacks. Even though the train ticket includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, once that service stops it's still possible to dehydrate later in the journey, especially if the train happens to run late -- as it did on a previous occasion and I arrived in Chiang Mai thirsty and dehydrated three hours late at 1030pm. So my suggestion is to buy provisions from the convenience store before your journey starts.

I also went upstairs to the Black Canyon outlet and bought a quick breakfast, a hot coffee and a chocolate croissant. The coffee was OK but the croissant was cold, somewhat unappetising, and not up to the normal Black Canyon standard.

Despite its age, the terminal is reasonably well signed, and I was able to find the platform for my train pretty easily.

The new terminal station currently being built at Bang Sue and planned to open in a couple of years is planned to largely replace this one. It will definitely offer better facilities -- an air-conditioned ground floor for starters. But despite or maybe because Hua Lamphong is so old-fashioned, maybe it's a case of enjoy this one while it's still possible.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Ron W
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

The station itself is very busy all the time with all trains coming in and out from Bangkok. The waiting area is not hot but the boarding area is very hot and messy without proper guidance. My train was changed platform last minute and we were not aware until some other passengers started running and we follow. The toilet need entrance fee but still dirty. The foodcourt lacks varieties and the price is not expensive but not cheap either. The foodcourt is not clean. There are flies in the foodcourt.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wengSDK
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