We are going travelling next year and one of our stop offs is in Singapore. We then have to make our own way overland to Bangkok to get our connecting flight to Delhi.
Having only just starting to look into this, we are looking at ways to travel throu' Malaysia and then Thailand.
Looking at books n stuff there looks to be trains doing this whole route, which takes our interest.
Have any readers done any such journey?
We have given ourselves 3 months to get from S to B, as we want plenty of stop offs on the way (Kuala Lumpar/Langkawi/Thai' Islands/etc).
Would be interested to hear of any readers experiences
Check out this site, lots of info http://www.ktmb.com.my
something to add. i dont think there is a direct train from singapore to bangkok, but you may follow this route;
singapore - KL- Penang- Hatyai (Malaysia rail)
hatyai - bangkok (Thai rail)
Train travel is nice. But nowadays it is cheaper to fly.
Air Asia is selling Singapore to BKK for $1 one way.
You can go for the Eastern & Oriental Express, if you don't mind paying US$1600 to US$1700 for a train ride from Singapore to Bangkok, with stops in Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth in Penang, Hua Hin and River Kwai in Thailand. Part journey rides are also available.
You should check out www.seat61.com this website has fantastic info on train travel anywhere in the world. I plan to travel from Singapore to Thailand by train and I got all the info I needed here. There is a jungle line you can travel on which I've been told has fantastic views. You can stop off along the way to all the places you mentioned (this is my plan to) and the ticket is very cheap - about £34. I've been told to travel to the first station in Malaysia and buy the ticket there rather than in Singapore as the price doubles if bought in Singapore. I've researched this quite a lot so message me of you want any more info.
Thanks for this info - I will also be travelling from Singapore overland to Bangkok in February next year, and want to spend a couple of months on the way. A train trip where you can get off as you like sounds perfect. Cheers