Guest Post: How To Go To Mae Klong And Back For 140 Thai Baht


This guest post was written by my friend Jack Lee who loves trains in Thailand. He contributed his first guest post sometime ago about his experience travelling from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by train over the River Kwai Bridge. Here’s another one about Mae Klong and how you can do it cheaply..for 140 Thai Baht 🙂

Jack doesn’t have a travel blog but you may follow him on Instagram.

Enjoy!

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The famous railway market at Mae Klong (pronounced as Meh-Gong) is located at Samut Songkram province. Located just about an hour (or more depending on traffic situation) drive from Bangkok, it is easily accessible using the many shuttle vans operating at Victory Monument. Here’s how:

  • Take a BTS to Victory Monument
  • Exit at 4, walk down the flight of stairs
  • Walk straight on, until you come across the sign below.

guest post jack mae klong victory monument exit4 katpegimana

  • There are many tables set up, selling you tickets to many provinces at Thailand. Look out for Mae Klong, or just say it to tickets seller and they will point you to the correct table, which is the second one from left.

guest post jack mae klong train ticket counters katpegimana

  • A single trip cost 70 Thai Baht. Van leaves either when full or every 10 minutes or so.
    The vehicle number is written on the receipt. Find that van and board it. That’s it!

guest post jack mae klong train ticket katpegimana

guest post jack mae klong van journey katpegimana

There are many sea salt farms located on the route 35 to Mae Klong. You can see big packets of salt on sale at roadside stalls.

Once you have reached Mae Klong, the van driver will drop you off on the main street.

guest post jack mae klong sea salt stalls katpegimana

The van will continue on to Amphawa Floating Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, with either destination costing 15 Thai Baht more. You can also take song teaw from Mae Klong to Amphawa for same price 15 Baht. A point to note, Amphawa Floating Market is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, while Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is open daily and ends at around noon time.

The train only goes to Mae Klong twice a day, 11.30 am or 2.30 pm.

guest post jack mae klong train counter katpegimana

So, the recommended itinerary is below.

With floating market
0800 – reach BTS Victory Monument

0830 – leave Victory Monument

0930 – reach Mae Klong, continue to Amphawa or Damnoen Saduak

1000 to 1230 – walk around floating market. Lunch.

1230 – leave for Mae Klong market.

1300 – Walk around Mae Klong market. Find the best spot for taking photos and videos of the train

1430 – train arrives. After 20 minutes or so, the train will leave Mae Klong station

1530 – leave Mae Klong for Bangkok by van

Without floating market
0800 – reach BTS Victory Monument

0830 – leave Victory Monument

0930 – reach Mae Klong

0930 to 1130 – walk around Mae Klong market. Find the best spot for taking photos and videos of the train

1130 – train arrives. After 20 minutes or so, the train will leave Mae Klong station

1230 – leave Mae Klong to Bangkok by van

Once you have taken lots of videos and photos of the train passing by the market, like the gallery below, you can now walk to the main street to van stand to board van back to Bangkok.

guest post jack mae klong van back to bangkok katpegimana

Note: if you noticed, the train seemed to be different colour. That is because there are 2 locomotives at either end of the train. Mae Klong is the last station of this line.

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All images, videos and text owned by Jack Lee

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9 comments

  1. That sounds like a really fun day out from Bangkok – the floating markets are something I missed last time I visited. I have fond memories of Thai trains too. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  2. I really want to see the floating markets in Thailand. It’s something I missed out on whenever I’ve visited the country. This will be really useful, thanks. Thanks for sharing on #farawayfiles

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