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Mae Klong Market

  Maeklong Railway


The Maeklong Railway is a rail line that runs for 67 km between Wongwian Yai, Bangkok, and Samut Songkhram, at southwest of the capital. The line consists of two sections: the Mahachai Line, which runs between Wongwian Yai and Samut Sakhon with 18 stations; and the Ban Laem Line, which runs between Samut Sakhon and Mae Klong Railway Station in Samut Songkhram with 15 stations. The two stretches of railway are separated by the Tha Chin River at Samut Sakhon, accordingly the only possible connection between Mahachai, the last station of Mahachai Line, and Ban Laem, the first station of the Ban Laem Line, on the opposite side of the river is by boat. Seventeen trains run daily in each direction between Wongwian Yai and Mahachai, while four trains run daily between Ban Laem and Samut Songkhram. The railway is definitely one of the slowest in all Thailand; the average speed on the whole line does not exceed 30 km/hr.




  Get to Mae Klong

There is a minibus service up to Mae Klong from the Victory Monument. In fact it’s a little tricky to find the minivans, due to they are spread around a huge traffic roundabout and also because can easily be confused with those go to Amphawa. Double check to the signboards at the kiosks, or you risk going in a different direction. The minivan fare is 100/120 baht each way and takes around 90 minutes. If you want to see the market from train, you have to leave from Wongwian Yai Railway Station located in Thonburi, on the west bank of Chao Phraya River. The train station is easily accessible by Skytrain, BTS, from the central area of the capital. The nearest station of Silom Line is the homonym Wongwian Yai, which is just 400 meters away.

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  Train schedules

Wongwian - Maha ChaiMaha Chai - Wongwian YaiFare THBTime hr
06.25 07.00 07.40 08.35 09.40 10.40 12.15 13.20 14.2511.38 12.43 14.13 15.18 16.19 16.55 17.28 18.25 19.0125~ 1.00
Ban Laem - Mae KlongMae Klong - Ban LaemFare THBTime hr
07.30 10.10 13.30 16.4007.20 10.00 12.30 16.3010~ 1.00

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