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Waiter setting a table on the Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok by Luxury Train journey
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Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok by Luxury Train

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The Highlights

  • Two nights’ accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train
  • Dedicated 24-hour steward service
  • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • Daily three-course lunch & four-course dinner
  • House wine, house spirits, and local beer included
  • 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 Kuala Lumpur to exciting Bangkok through the heart of Southeast Asia. Visit a Malaysian village and choose from several different options for touring in Kanchanburi – visit the infamous River Kwai Bridge, or enjoy a biking tour or cooking class.

Travel in comfort and luxury, with exquisite dining, superb service and fun entertainment on board the Eastern & Oriental Express.

This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction: Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok by Luxury Train map

Countries Visited

  • Malaysia
  • Thailand


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Day 1: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Begin your journey late evening at Kuala Lumpur’s Majestic Hotel, where you are assisted with luggage and complete check-in formalities. Transfer to the train station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express and begin your journey north. Settle in to your private cabin for the night.

Day 2: Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia

This morning as the train travels through the verdant rainforests and rural west-coast towns of Malaysia, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the comfort of your cabin.

After breakfast we 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.

Return to the train and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your leisure as you continue your journey to Thailand. This evening enjoy a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music before a glamorous dinner on board.

Day 3: River Kwai & Bangkok, Thailand

Following breakfast in your cabin, disembark at River Kwai Station late morning for your chosen excursion. We offer you a choice of tours celebrating the beauty, vibrancy, culture and flavors of Kanchanaburi city and province. Cycle through rice fields, cruise the Khwae Yai River or participate in a floating Thai cookery class. You also have the option to visit the Don Rak and Chong Kai war cemeteries and reflect on the past as you absorb the inimitable landscapes.

Rejoin the train in Kanchanaburi. Back on board, lunch is served as the train makes its stately way towards Bangkok, arriving in the late afternoon. Alight here for your onward travels.

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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.

Please also note that this journey departs Kuala Lumpur between midnight and 1 am.