On the Bike Train to Ayutthaya

March 28, 2014
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Today I had the pleasure of joining the first dedicated Bike Train in Thailand. This is not a regular service yet. Today was partly a celebration of 117 years of the State Railway of Thailand. But it was also an opportunity to see how cyclists felt about having special cycling trips around Thailand by train.

7 Responses to On the Bike Train to Ayutthaya

  1. David
    March 28, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks for the detailed report! How did you transport your bicycle to the train station at Hua Lamphong?

    • Richard Barrow
      March 29, 2014 at 7:28 am

      I went on the skytrain (you can do this for free) and then cycled the short distance from BTS National Stadium. If you have a foilding bike, you can go all the way to Hua Lampong on the subway.

  2. Wilf
    March 29, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Wow, that is very exciting. I traveled with bike to Ayutthaya about 12 years ago on my first time in Thailand to start a six month bike trip. It was a confusing process and I had to put the bicycle somewhere with cargo, and was happy and relieved when reunited with it at destination.

    So bicycling is getting big in Thailand? Are there clubs that do weekly rides around Bangkok?

    • Richard Barrow
      March 29, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Yes, it is very big now and many clubs around Thailand. Just google “bicycle thailand” for more information. I also blog here whenever anything big happens like this.

  3. Bergen
    August 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Glad I stumbled upon this article. Definitely interested. Thanks.

  4. Diamond
    March 15, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Hey ya Richard ,

    Is there any place i can find a schedule for this train so me and some friends can do trips ?
    Thanks in advance

    • Richard Barrow
      March 15, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      It’s not regular. You have to book it with a group of friends.

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