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Thailand

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Updated price as per Eastern Express web page
===By train ===
Thailand's sole international train service links to [[Butterworth]] (near [[Penang]]) and [[Kuala Lumpur]] in [[Malaysia]], continuing all the way to [[Singapore]]. Tickets are cheap even in first class sleepers, but it can be a slow ride; the 2-hour flight to Singapore will take you close to 48 hours by rail, as you have to change trains twice. The luxury option is to take the [http://www.easternandorientalexpress.com '''Eastern & Oriental Express'''], a refurbished super-luxury train that runs along the same route once per week, with gourmet dining, personal butler service and every other colonial perk you can think of. However, at around USD1000 USD2200 one-way just from Bangkok to ButterworthKuala Lumpur, this is approximately 30 times more expensive than an ordinary first-class sleepernot exactly a budget friendly route!
While you can't get to [[Laos]] or [[Cambodia]] by train, you can get very close, with rail terminals just across the border at [[Nong Khai]] (across the river from [[Vientiane]]) and [[Aranyaprathet]] (for [[Poipet]], on the road to [[Siem Reap]]). A link across the Mekong to Laos opened in March 2009, but service to Cambodia remains on the drawing board.
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