The train enter the mahachai railway market in Bangkok

Mahachai Railway Market: Bangkok

1 days
Price per person from 74 USD

Do you want an authentic experience in Bangkok? This tour takes you by local train to Mahachai. You will pass wooden houses, beautiful landscapes and small train stations together with the locals.

When you get off the train, you will be met by the local fish market where you will find some of the finest fish and crabs brought upriver from the sea. The locals are coming here to do their grocery whether they are looking for fish, fresh fruit, vegetables or something else.

At lunchtime you will eat at a local seafood restaurant. Hereafter, you will cross the river by boat and take another local train. This ride is different from the first one as it goes through slightly different scenery filled with sea salt plats and rice fields and take you to Mae Khlong railway market. The market is a culturally unique and truly fascinating experience that swallows the train. Experience how umbrellas and stalls are being opened up again on the trails seconds after the train has left it behind.

Tour highlights
  • Try local transportation to get an urban feel of outskirt Bangkok
  • A beautiful ride through green landscape
  • Watch how umbrellas fold and unfold as the market swallows the train
  • Visit the sleepy fishing village Mahachai and its many market stalls
  • Join this tour for a unique city adventure with a cultural and local twist
  • It is a perfect 1-day tour if you are tired of busy Bangkok

your Itinerary

Day 1:  A perfect 1-day getaway from Bangkok

A perfect 1-day getaway from Bangkok

Your guide will meet you at starting point in the morning around 08.00AM. From here the guide will take you to the sky train station for a short ride to Wongwian Yai. A short walk through the local neighbourhood will bring you to the station from where the train ride starts.

Get on the train. Take a window seat and have a look into the local’s everyday life when driving through their kitchens and living rooms. The guide will tell you when to get off at Mahachai fresh market.

Follow your guide through small alleys that lead you to a local seafood restaurant. After lunch, you will cross the river by boat, where the next train is waiting for you. This train ride differs from the first one and takes you through a scenery filled with salt plats and rice fields, before you are reaching the Mae Khlong railway market.

Experience how umbrellas and stalls are closing down and opening again on the trails just seconds after the train has left it behind. Enjoy the sights of the local market on the rail tracks before your guide will take you back to Bangkok’s metropolis. Expect being back late afternoon around 5.00PM depending on the traffic. 

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Meals: Lunch

tour details

Duration: Full day tour

Duration: Full day tour

This tour is a full day tour. 

Start Destination: New Road Guest House

Start Destination: New Road Guest House

The tour starts at this address: New Road Guest House 1216/1 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand. 

End Destination: Saphan Taksin BTS Station in Bangkok

End Destination: Saphan Taksin BTS Station in Bangkok

The tour ends at Saphan Taksin BTS Station in Bangkok.

Included

Included

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Entrance fees
  • Sky train, local train, taxi and ferry
  • English speaking guide
Not Included

Not Included

  • Transport to starting point (New Road Guest House)
  • Transport from end point (Saphan Taksin BTS Station)
  • Tips for guide
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)  
  • Any other expenses not specified 
Participants

Participants

Minimum 2 people and maximum 8

Child Policy

Child Policy

This tour is suitable for children.

Tour Departure Days

Tour Departure Days

Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Tour Disclaimer

Tour Disclaimer

While we love to travel to remote places and operate many tours in these areas, infrastructure can be limited, and conditions can be unpredictable. This might influence the course of a given tour, and while It is our intention to follow the program described in the itinerary, it might not always be possible to do so. We have also on occasion taken the liberty to deviate from the program if for the better of the experience due to local experiences taking place.

The itinerary and tour description are general guidelines to what you can expect of a given tour, but should not be considered as guarantees, nor should the mentioning of possible sightings of animals, specific destinations. Heights, driving time, trekking time and any other travel times listed are approximations. 

Mahachai Railway Market: Bangkok

1 days | Thailand
Price per person from 74 USD
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