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Eastern & Oriental Express

Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore

A nostalgic, romantic and luxurious journey on a lavishly appointed train through Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore's stunning countryside, the Eastern & Oriental Express is a memorable, relaxing and stylish way to travel.

At a Glance

  • Magical train journeys throughout Asia

  • A unique way to see Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore from a train

  • Luxurious and beautifully appointed cabins and suites

  • Fine dining experiences are offered every evening

  • Excursions and tours to see points of interest along the way

Rail, Adventure, Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

A once in a lifetime experience and the perfect way to see Malaysia and Thailand, especially for those who do not have too much time on their hands.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Eastern & Oriental Express or take a look at our itineraries to Bangkok


Part of Belmond Collection, the Eastern & Oriental Express carries you in style on an enchanting voyage. Various relaxing journeys are available to include Bangkok, Singapore or colonial Malaysia.

From the luxurious carriages, you can watch the ever-changing landscape, from bustling cityscapes to rural villages and paddy fields. Various stops are made on your trip and you are escorted with a tour guide to learn more about the areas you are passing through.

Lavishly appointed sleeping compartments with rich, inlaid woods and antique brass fittings have large windows for lazy afternoon viewings. Each morning, a continental breakfast is brought to you in your compartment and later you may wish to join other guests in the bar or the open sided observation carriage. The dining car is an opulent experience with a delicious menu and dining here feels like you are on the set of a classic film from the golden age.


The Easten & Oriental Express' luxury compartments all have large picture windows, intricate panelled walls, en-suite bathrooms and a/c. The 30 Pullman cabins are configured as private lounges with banquette style sofas, and at night the seating converts into an upper and lower bed. The 28 State Cabins are slightly larger and have the addition of two chairs in the cabin, and at night the layout is two single beds. The Presidential Cabins also convert to 2 single beds at night but are considerably more spacious.


Families are very welcome on board the Eastern & Oriental Express train, however, there are no specific facilities available for children. But children will love the adventure of traveling on board the train and all of the discoveries to be made en route.


Facilities on board include two dining cars, each lavishly decorated with rosewood and elm panelling, an observation car with outdoor section and a bar with excellent cocktails and resident pianist. The dress code during dinner is usually relatively formal.


Scheduled stops are made at points of interest while on your journey, and here excursions and tours off the train take place, from the skyscrapers of Singapore to the golden spires of Thailand's temples, learning about Malaysia's mix of cultures and enjoying the fascinating landlocked landscape of Laos.

Location & Directions

Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore

The Eastern & Oriental Express carries passengers in luxury between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The train travels through dense rainforests and towering mountains past golden temples; rubber plantations and fields of frangiapani, tapioca, sunflowers and mango orchards; and remote towns and villages.

When to go

Tropical climate that varies between the countries but generally the driest weather is from November to April.

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