Looking out of Eastern & Oriental Express observation car
Woman taking photos outside of the train on the Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur by Luxury Train journey
Pianist in bar car of Eastern & Oriental Express
Eastern & Oriental Express drinking champagne in state cabin
Dancer on the train on the Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur by Luxury Train journey

Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur by Luxury Train

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Overview

The Highlights

  • Two-nights’ accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train with all en-suite facilities.
  • Dedicated 24-hour steward service.
  • Daily four-course dinner: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including coffee, tea and petits fours.
  • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin.
  • Daily three-course lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Visit a local Malaysian village with choice of excursion.
  • Choice of options in Kanchanaburi – visit the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum, enjoy a bike trip through rice paddies, or participate in a floating cooking class and culinary tour.

The Tour

Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from Bangkok to exciting Kuala Lumpur through the heart of Southeast Asia. Experience rural Malaysian life and visit the infamous River Kwai.

Trip is also available in reverse direction: Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok on the Eastern & Oriental Express.

Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur by Luxury Train map

Countries Visited

  • Thailand
  • Malaysia

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand

Depart from Bangkok and settle into your private cabin as the train rolls through Bangkok City to the beautiful countryside.

Dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars. Afterwards, head to the Bar Car to relax with fellow travelers, or retire to your cabin that has been converted into cozy sleeping quarters by your attendant.

Day 2: River Kwai Bridge

This morning, alight at Kanchanaburi for your choice from the following three tour options:

The ‘Classic’ tour includes guided visits to the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum.

The ‘Tracks to Unseen Thailand’ tour will have you biking through rice paddies and stopping off at a local farm.

And finally, the ‘Local Flavours’ tour explores the wet market, a rice noodle house, and a raft cruise with cooking class.

Return to the train and look forward to an exceptional lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Kuala Kangsar & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Spend the morning watching the changing scenery with breakfast in bed as the train travels through Malaysia.

After a delicious brunch, arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Travel by coach to Labu Kabong to discover rural Malaysian life with a warm welcome ceremony from the villagers. Take a guided tour through lush rice paddies ending with refreshments and a chance to sample local produce.

Alternatively, advanced trekkers can follow our expert naturalist on an invigorating hill trek. We recommend long sleeves, trousers, and suitable footwear for this choice. Cold towels and refreshments await at the top while you take in spectacular panoramic views.

All guests will re-join the train this afternoon for a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music before a glamorous final dinner on board. Arrive this evening into Kuala Lumpur.

Dates & Prices

2021 Dates

September 23 - 25

October 5 - 7

October 18 - 20

October 27 - 29

November 5 - 7

November 15 - 17

November 24 - 26

December 5 - 7

December 24 - 26

  • Prices are per person.
  • Pricing varies based on availability and date. Prices are subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.

This trip also runs Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. See reverse Itinerary

2022 Dates

January 3 - 5

January 25 - 27

February 3 - 5

February 14 - 16

February 22 - 24

March 6 - 8

March 29 - 31

April 9 - 11

April 27 - 29

September 23 - 25

October 2 - 4

October 10 - 12

October 17 - 19

October 28 - 30

November 5 - 7

November 16 - 18

November 24 - 26

December 5 - 7

December 24 - 26

  • Prices are per person.
  • Pricing varies based on availability and date. Prices are subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.

This trip also runs Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. See reverse Itinerary

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A limited number of cabins without a single supplement are available; be sure to book early.

Please note: The Eastern & Oriental Express travels over rough track in Thailand. If you have back issues or other health issues that would be exacerbated by rough track, you may be more comfortable on a different train. Call or e-mail us to discuss which journey is right for you.