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Eastern and Oriental Express Offers

Due to dynamic pricing for the Eastern and Oriental Express, we guarantee to give Members the lowest possible price on booking.

- 10% discount. Belmond Frequent Traveller Discount off any Belmond train or cruise if you have travelled before on any Belmond train or cruise. Cannot be combined with another Belmond promotion; subject to availability on booking; Club discount also applies for Members.

- 25% Off 2nd Passenger Fare. Departing Bangkok - Singapore 2 January 2019, or any journey in March 2019. (Not applicable on Fables of the Hill). Book by 31 January 2019.

- Free transfers with the Presidential Suite.

- NOTE: Please request the promotion you require. Promotions often change. Any valid promotion will be honoured, if requested at time of booking. Promotions cannot be combined (except for Club discount and free transfers for Presidential Suite), are subject to availability and are only valid for new bookings.

Members of the Club receive further discount. Free to join by applying at the top of the page.

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Fay says, "The Eastern and Oriental Express - superlative service, graciously offered, in the sumptuous surroundings of a luxury train from the same stable as the Venice Simplon-Orient Express; need I say more?"

About the Eastern and Oriental Express

Experience a panoramic view of the mystical landscapes of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Laos. The bygone Colonial era of Singapore Slings, afternoon tea and a tinkling piano amidst sumptuous surroundings conjures up a forgotten world. Along with carriages incorporating Eastern motifs and themes, it is as exotic as it sounds.

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The majesty and splendour of the Eastern & Oriental Express (E&O) with its comfortable, elegant lounges and suites, panoramic windows, delicious cuisine and superb service, combined with the adventure of a journey through the heart of Asia, is a truly unique way to experience the full wonder of this remarkable region. Each journey begins with stewards in exquisite Thai uniforms waiting to welcome you onboard the train, their hands pressed together in a gracious wai gesture – a promise of the memorable journey to come.

Within the variety of the tours one can - cross Malaysia via the causeway of the Straits of Johor; travel up the Malay Peninsula through lush palm plantations before pausing by the Moorish splendour of Kuala Lumpur station; visit Penang to discover the mosques and colourful shophouses of Georgetown; feel the atmospheric thick jungle crowding in around the train passing through southern Thailand; pass small villages and hill top temples en-route to Kanchanaburi and the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai; wander around the capital city of Laos, Vientiane, with its gilded Buddhist temples alongside French colonial architecture; enjoy the bustling, vibrant city of Bangkok with its wonderful temples and markets; amble around Singapore with its history and the elegant Raffles; have the experience of guided tours and lectures; ride elephants - and so much more.

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Accommodation

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Suites of the Eastern and Oriental Express

The Eastern and Oriental Express offers guests four categories of elegant private cabins: Pullman Single, Pullman, State Cabin and Presidential Cabin. Most offer twin-sharing accommodation; all are fully air-conditioned with en-suite shower and toilet.

Cherry wood and elm burr panelling provide the backdrop for decorative marquetry friezes and intricate design inlays that enhance the fine fabrics and carpets. There are international electric sockets (220 volts) and 110 volt adapter for razors in all cabins.

Compare the Eastern & Oriental Express suites here - plans and layouts.

Pullman Cabin. 30 Pullman Cabins that measure comfortably at 62 square feet. During the daytime the compartment is a private lounge provided by a banquette style sofa. At night the seating converts to an upper and lower bed. Includes a private en suite shower, washbasin, WC, hairdryer, toiletries etc., along with a wardrobe and in-room safe.

Pullman Cabin bed sizes: top -1981mm x 762mm, bottom -1879x762mm

Pullman Single cabins are available, without single supplement.

Here is a diagram of the Pullman Cabin

State Cabin. 28 State Cabins which measure 84 square feet each. Configured as a private lounge during the day, with a banquette style sofa, fixed chair and one movable chair. Fixed daytime seating converts into two single beds at night. Includes a private en suite shower, washbasin, WC, hairdryer, toiletries etc., along with a wardrobe and in-room safe.

State Cabin bed sizes: Bed 1 - 1829mm x 736 (this becomes a chair during the day); Bed 2 - 1676mm x 686mm (a sofa by day).

Here is a diagram of the State Cabin.

Eastern & Oriental Express Luxury Train Club Presidential by day

Presidential Suite. Each Presidential Cabin measures at 125 square feet, the ultimate in luxury train comfort. The cabins are configured as a private lounge during the day, with banquette style sofa and fixed chair, and two movable chairs. Fixed daytime seating converts to two single beds at night. A private en suite shower, washbasin and WC is also provided in your cabin, along with a wardrobe and in-room safe. Guests in Presidential Suites enjoy the additional benefit of a complimentary bar in their cabin.

Presidential Suite bed size: 1829mm x 711mm

Here is a diagram of the Presidential Suite.

The Dining Cars. You are assured of excellent Eastern and European cuisine in the dining cars, sitting at tables for 2 or 4 people in surroundings lavishly decorated with rosewood and elm panelling. Lunch and dinner are served in the restaurants whilst breakfast is served in your suite. Afternoon tea can be taken wherever you would like.

The Bar Car. Cocktails, aperitifs and liqueurs are available in the fully-stocked international bar on the Eastern & Oriental Express, accompanied every evening by music from the resident pianist as well as local entertainment. The bar is open throughout the day and late into the night.

The Observation Car. This car offers you a truly unobstructed view of the scenery around you, with an open observation deck. Its interior section is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails amidst a colonial 'veranda' ambiance with its teak wood flooring, panelled walls, rattan furniture and potted plants. Part of the Observation Car is an outdoor observation area decorated with teak wood. It is the highlight of any train and is the perfect place to watch the exquisite scenery drift by as you sip a cocktail in the evening, tea in the afternoon or that early morning tea/coffee as the sun is rising.

Cuisine

Executive Head Chef Eastern & Oriental Express Luxury Train Club

The cuisine served on board is an highlight of an Eastern & Oriental Express journey. French-born Yannis Martineau has served as the Executive Head Chef for 9 years. He draws inspiration from the region, taking traditional local recipes and infusing them with modern twists and European flourishes.

His braised beef cheeks are featured in this video. The recipe is based on Bak Kut Teh, a traditional meat-bone soup that is very popular in Singapore and Malaysia. The dish is noted for its complex use of herbs and spices, including dong gui ginseng, cinnamon and star anise.

Chef Martineau replaces the typical pork ribs with beef cheeks, which boast a rich flavour and marbled fat making them ideal for slow cooking. Accompanying sautéed apricot bao mushrooms and rich, creamy potato mousseline add an extra layer of indulgence. Download the recipe

Itineraries 2018/2019

Eastern & Oriental Express Luxury Train Club route map

Classic Journey - BANGKOK TO SINGAPORE

Four days, three nights.

Travel on the Eastern and Oriental Express from Bangkok across the beautiful scenery that Thailand offers, past the legendary River Kwai and onwards to Malaysia. Enjoy the sights of colonial Georgetown and Fort Cornwallis, before crossing the causeway over the Straits of Johor to the elegant city of Singapore.

Day one: Bangkok. Stewards in traditional silk uniforms greet you as you join the Eastern & Oriental Express prior to its departure in the early evening. Having been welcomed onboard the gleaming carriages, settle into your comfortable cabin. Dinner is served as the train travels from the city into the countryside with its rice-fields, villages and water buffalo. Head to the Bar Car before returning to your cabin, transformed into a bedroom by your steward.

Day two: Kanchanaburi & River Kwai. Awake early in order not to miss the excitement of the train making its way from Wang Po along the wooden trestle viaduct beside a towering cliff. On arrival at the River Kwai Bridge station, we disembark to board a local raft for a cruise the picturesque Kwai Yai river, passing under the Bridge. On board, a local historian provides a brief overview of the history of the Thailand-Burma railway and the bridge. A tour then takes you to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. Explore this informative museum, where an historian is available to answer questions. There is time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery adjacent to the museum. Rejoin the coach for the short ride to the Kanchanaburi railway station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express for an enjoyable lunch and dinner. This is the Classic choice but one can also choose from the Cycling tour or the Local Flavours Tour.

Day three: Kuala Kangsar – Kuala Lumpur. Awake to breakfast in bed as the train travels through the picturesque countryside of Malaysia. Brunch is served before arrival into Kuala Kangsar and alight to board a coach. Travel to a rural village set among the rice paddies and surrounded by hills and mountains. Here you have two excursions to choose from (comfortable walking shoes are recommended for both): 1. Traditional Village Experience. A chance to immerse yourself in rural Malaysian life. The villagers welcome you with a traditional martial arts dance before you sample regional food and drink and browse locally produced handicrafts. Guided walks through rice paddies to learn about the process of planting and harvesting, and plantations where rubber, banana and durian are grown. Your tour finishes with refreshments that include banana and durian chips produced from the plantation crops. 2. Hill Trek. Your excursion begins with a visit to a banana and durian plantation, following which join your guide on a walk up the hill, learning about the local area as you go. Cold towels and refreshments greet your arrival at the top, alongside panoramic views over the village and surrounding rice paddies.

In inclement weather a tour of Kuala Kangsar will be provided instead, where you will visit such sights as the majestic Ubudiah Mosque and the treasure-filled Sultan Shah Gallery.

Day four: Johor - Singapore. After breakfast, having crossed the Straits of Johor into Singapore, the journey ends.

Dates and Prices 2018/2019

2018: December 1,25

2019: January 2,24. February 5,14,23. March 5,14,24. April 5,27. September 17,26. October 8,20,28. November 9,18,27. December 8,25.

Price 2018 from: Pullman Superior: US$3,410. State Cabin: $4,540. Presidential Suite: $6,860. Per person

Price 2019 from: Pullman Superior: US$3,100. State Cabin: $4,400. Presidential Suite: $7,100. Per person

GB Pounds Sterling quotes given. Prices based on double occupancy.


Classic Journey - SINGAPORE TO BANGKOK

Three days, two nights

Journey from Singapore to Bangkok, through the heart of South-East Asia on board the Eastern & Oriental Express, visiting the infamous River Kwai.

Day one: Singapore. Following check-in at the Fullerton Hotel, stewards in traditional silk uniforms greet you as you join The Eastern & Oriental Express prior to its departure from Singapore's Woodland Railway station. Settle into your suite and enjoy the passing scenery as the train crosses to Malaysia via the causeway of the Straits of Johor. Dinner is served in one of the opulent dining cars, after which one can spend the rest of the evening relaxing in the Bar Car in the company of our resident pianist. Retire to your cabin which has been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day two: Kuala Kangsar. After breakfast we travel by coach to a rural village set among the rice paddies and surrounded by hills and mountains. Here you have two excursions to choose from (comfortable walking shoes are recommended for both): 1. Traditional Village Experience. A chance to immerse yourself in rural Malaysian life. The villagers welcome you with a traditional martial arts dance before you sample regional food and drink and browse locally produced handicrafts. Guided walks through rice paddies to learn about the process of planting and harvesting, and plantations where rubber, banana and durian are grown. Your tour finishes with refreshments that include banana and durian chips produced from the plantation crops. 2. Hill Trek. Your excursion begins with a visit to a banana and durian plantation, following which join your guide on a walk up the hill, learning about the local area as you go. Cold towels and refreshments greet your arrival at the top, alongside panoramic views over the village and surrounding rice paddies. for a tour of the Grand Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery. Returning to the train, one can enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching the changing scenery from the open deck of the Observation Car or relax in the comfort of the Saloon Car as the journey continues to Thailand. A delicious dinner is served on board before retiring for the night.

In inclement weather a tour of Kuala Kangsar will be provided instead, where you will visit such sights as the majestic Ubudiah Mosque and the treasure-filled Sultan Shah Gallery.

Day three: River Kwai & Bangkok. After breakfast, E&O arrives at the River Kwai Bridge station where we disembark to board a local raft for a cruise on the picturesque Kwai Yai river, passing under the Bridge. On board, a local historian provides a brief overview of the history of the Thailand-Burma railway and the bridge. Following the cruise there is an optional trip to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. There is also time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery adjacent to the museum. Rejoin the coach for the transfer to Kanchanaburi railway station from where your E&O journey continues with lunch. This is the Classic choice but one can also choose from the Cycling tour or the Local Flavours Tour. Arrive into Bangkok in the late afternoon.

Dates and Prices 2018/2019

2018: December 21

2019: January 17. February 1,10,19. March 1,10,19. April 1,23. September 13,22. October 2,25. November 1,14,23. December 2,21

Price: 2018 from: Pullman Superior: US$2,799. State Cabin: $4,041. Presidential Suite: $6,309. Per person

Price: 2019 from: Pullman Superior: US$2,900. State Cabin: $4,250. Presidential Suite: $6,900. Per person

GB Pounds Sterling quotes given. Prices based on double occupancy.

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KUALA LUMPUR TO BANGKOK or in reverse

Two days, two nights

Journey from Kuala Lumpur to exciting Bangkok through the heart of South-East Asia. Visit colonial Georgetown and the infamous River Kwai. Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur has the same itinerary, departing Bangkok 17:50hrs, arriving KL 22:30hrs.

Day one: Kuala Lumpur. 23:00hrs - Settle into your luxurious cabin as the train pulls out of a Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and fall asleep to the motion of the train. After breakfast we disembark at Kuala Kangsar for a tour of the grand Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery. Returning to the train, one can enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching the changing scenery from the open deck of the Observation Car or relax in the comfort of the Saloon Car as the journey continues to Thailand. A delicious dinner is served on board before retiring for the night.

Day two: River Kwai & Bangkok. After breakfast E&O arrives at the River Kwai Bridge station where we disembark to board a local raft for a cruise on the picturesque Kwai Yai river, passing under the Bridge. On board, a local historian provides a brief overview of the history of the Thailand-Burma railway and the bridge. Following the cruise there is an optional trip to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, where one can explore this informative museum, with an historian available to answer questions. There is time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery adjacent to the museum. Rejoin the coach for the transfer to Kanchanaburi railway station from where your E&O journey continues with lunch. Arrive into Bangkok in the late afternoon.

Dates and Prices 2018/2019

Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok

2018: December 22

2019: January 18. February 2,11,20. March 2,11,20. April 2,24. September 14,23. October 3,26. November 2,15,24. December 3,22

Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur

2018: December 1,25

2019: January 2. February 5,14,23. March 5,14,23. April 5,27. September 17,26. October 8,28. November 9,18,27. December 8,25

Price per person from: Pullman Superior: US$2,290. State Cabin: $3,382. Presidential Suite: $4,690

GB Pounds Sterling quotes given. Prices based on double occupancy.

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FABLES OF THE PENINSULA

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Seven days with four nights on the train. One night at the Raffles Hotel and one night at the Cameron Highlands Resort.

October 1: Singapore. Make your way to the Raffles Hotel (check-in 14:00hrs), where overnight accommodation in an elegantly-furnished Courtyard Suite has been reserved for you. The rest of the day is at your leisure, to discover the old world charm of this Grande Dame. A Singapore Sling is a tradition for most first-time visitors to Singapore, and you can enjoy this drink at the Long Bar of the Raffles - the only corner in the clean city-state where littering is allowed.

Please note: The Eastern & Oriental Express train departure is after the complimentary night at the Raffles hotel.

October 2: Depart Singapore. Enjoy breakfast at leisure in the Raffles' charming Tiffin Room. Explore Singapore for the rest of the morning before the complimentary transfer from the hotel to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint where the gleaming green carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express await your embarkation. A cool drink is served whilst you settle into your luxurious cabin as the Eastern & Oriental Express departs towards the Causeway bridge into Malaysia.

Dress up for this formal evening and make your way to the Bar Car for a cocktail reception hosted by the Train Manager. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other guests and the on-board speaker who will enrich your journey. After cocktails, enjoy dinner in one of the opulent dining cars before you relax with a nightcap while listening to the resident pianist playing nostalgic melodies in the Bar Car.

October 3: Kuala Lumpur & Overnight at Cameron Highlands Resort. After breakfast, we arrive at the impressive Indian Mughal-style Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, built in 1885. The city's rich, polyglot heritage harks back to the 19th century when it was transformed in thirty short years from a tin-mining trading outpost in the jungle into a bustling boomtown. Enjoy this lively capital city with your choice of morning tours. You can choose to make an early morning visit to one of KL's largest wet markets or be enticed by the city's history and heritage museums. After the tour, return to the train for lunch on board as we depart KL, climbing past rubber and oil palm plantations towards Malaysia's emerald-hued uplands. Upon arriving at Tapah Station, disembark the train for the coach transfer to the Cameron Highlands.

Relax on the two-hour scenic drive over rolling hills and through dense jungle. The Cameron Highlands hill station, at about 1,500m above sea level, is the highest area in peninsular Malaysia. The cool temperate air is fresh and crisp, with a blanket of easy fog that veils the hill jungles almost every morning. This is perfect for the tea plantations which the Highlands are famous for. Upon arrival there is a welcome colonial cocktail before being escorted to your well-appointed room. The interior of the resort complements the Highland's settings, resembling a genteel English colonial home with welcoming fireplaces in the Reading Room and Highlands Bar. Tall French doors, timber-beamed ceilings and plantation shutters add to the colonial charm.

Dinner is served at The Dining Room of the Resort. It is a casual evening and you will feel most comfortable in smart casual wear – a wrap for the ladies and a light jacket for the gentlemen will be fitting for the Highland's cool, even chilly, evening air.

October 4: Cameron Highlands. After breakfast, choose to visit the famed BOH (Best of Highlands) tea plantation for a guided tour of the factory with opportunities to sample a variety of aromatic brews, or join the resort's naturalist on the Jim Thompson trail through the Cameron Highlands jungle to discover the flora and fauna of this tropical gem. Return to your room late morning to collect your belongings. Enjoy lunch at Gonbei Restaurant with a choice of a Western or Japanese menu, before rejoining the train for an aperitif in the Bar Car and the formal dinner as the train travels to the next destination.

October 5: Penang. At Butterworth Station, disembark for the transfer to the island of Penang. Several excursions are available - choose to explore colonial George Town to see its rich blend of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures, or visit the Peranakan Heritage Museum. Or choose the Tropical Spice Garden Gallery, which showcases the origins of the spice trade and how spices are used today. Later we go to the Eastern & Oriental Hotel for a late morning tea on the elegant terrace before heading back to the train.

Back on board, luncheon is served as we continue towards the border town of Padang Besar, where Malaysia meets Thailand. Immigration and customs formalities are conducted here while passengers remain onboard the train. Crossing into Thailand, the time difference is one hour behind Malaysia. A relaxing afternoon in your cabin followed by dinner, allows for a relaxing way of seeing Malaysia drift into Thailand.

October 6: Huay Yang. The early morning brings you to the small rural community of Huay Yang, located in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan on the east coast of Thailand. Join the local song thaew for your ride to the pier in the village of Baan Huay Yang. This small fishing town features charming scenery of gently swaying coconut palms on miles of white beaches surrounded by majestic mountains. Following a stroll through a fishing village, you will be transferred across to the island of Koh Chaan, to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a beach club setting and spend the morning snorkelling or sunbathing. At mid-day we go by boat to the coastal resort of Nishaville for a seafood barbeque lunch by the beach. Return to the E&O in the afternoon to journey north towards Bangkok.

This is our final night on the train and dinner is a formal affair. Join the Train Manager and staff for a farewell cocktail reception before dinner. Afterwards enjoy digestifs in the open air Observation car.

October 7: Bangkok. Arrive and disembark in Bangkok.

Dates and Prices 2019

2019: October 12

Price per person from: State Cabin: US$7,800. Presidential Suite: Price on application

GB Pounds Sterling quotes given. Prices based on double occupancy.


NEW YEAR JOURNEY

Singapore-Bangkok New Year's Eve 2018

3-night special itinerary, with a mix of formal dining, a sublime New Year's Dinner on the Eastern and Oriental Express, a beach party clad in sarongs and flip-flops, with live music, champagne, fireworks and more.

29 December: Singapore. Afternoon departure allowing you to settle into your private cabin. The train sets off through the city, over the causeway into Malaysia and out into the countryside. An indulgent afternoon tea is served after which you can spend time exploring the train. Later, following aperitifs, enjoy dinner in one of the opulent dining cars whilst the resident pianist plays in the Bar Car. Before retiring to your cabin, enjoy a stroll through Kuala Lumpur's magnificent station. Retire to your cabin which has now converted into a bedroom.

30 December: Penang (Butterworth). Breakfast is served in your cabin before the day's adventures begin. Disembark at Butterworth, Penang for a tour of Georgetown, which includes Khoo Kongsi, the grandest clan temple complex in Malaysia, and the ornate Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Following a delicious tiffin lunch at a local restaurant, you return to the train to relax over afternoon tea, watching the ever-changing scenery. Later enjoy an elegant dinner as the train makes its way towards Thailand.

New Year's Eve: Surat Thani & Hua Yai. Enjoy breakfast in your cabin and a leisurely day on the train. In the evening, a sublime New Year's Dinner with a special celebratory menu is served on the train. After dinner, guests are invited to change into what they would like to wear for a beach party, and head down to the beach for a party with live music, champagne, fireworks and much more.

New Year's Day: Kanchanaburi & Wang Po. Begin the New Year with an indulgent and leisurely morning on board. The E&O will cross the historic Bridge over the River Kwai in the morning and travel towards Wang Po where we continue along the famous trestles at the Tham Kasae viaduct – one the railway's most scenic stretches. A champagne brunch is served before your arrival at Bangkok.

Dates and Prices 2018/2019

2018: December 29

Price per person from: Pullman Superior: US$4,450. State Cabin: $5,790. Presidential Suite: $8,130

2019: December 29

Price per person from: Pullman Superior: US$4,115. State Cabin: $5,496. Presidential Suite: $7,602

Can be quoted in GB Pounds Sterling. Prices based on double occupancy.

Cuisine Specials Eastern & Oriental Express

CUISINE SPECIALS ON EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS

Eastern & Oriental Express has a series of ‘pop-up’ culinary collaborations for 2019 with highly acclaimed international chefs. The chefs bring their signature style to the train, in partnership with the train's executive chef Yannis Martineau.

Edible Art by Janice Wong from US$3,500 per person.

5 February 2019: Singaporean Pastry Chef, Janice Wong brings her passion for desserts and culinary art to the rails.

Gastronomic Adventure with Luke Mangan from US$2,900 per person

1 March 2019: Luke Mangan from Australia owns and operates 19 restaurants worldwide. The gastronomic adventure starts in Singapore with Luke accompanying guests into the local food markets for a culinary tour and, on board, he will also talk about his cuisine.

East Meets West with Didier Corlou from US$2,900 per person

2 September 2019: French chef Didier Corlou blends the best of Vietnamese and French cuisine at his signature restaurants in Hanoi. Chef Didier will serve up a ‘four-hand’ dinner, a signature afternoon tea and conduct a ‘Spice Atelier’ demonstrating his passion for mixing the flavours of East and West.

Stepping On Board with Ian Kittichai from US$3,400 per person

8 October 2019: Thailand’s celebrity chef Ian Kittichai will host his signature dinner. Kittichai creates authentic Thai dishes that celebrate traditional Thai flavours with a contemporary spin. As part of the trip, Ian take guests on a guided tour of the local food market at Kanchanaburi.

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Route & Map

This route map shows the classic Singapore to Bangkok or Bangkok to Singapore Eastern and Oriental Express train tour. Eastern & Oriental Express Classic Journey Singapore / Bangkok both ways

General Information

Price. Prices are charged in USD by Belmond. We can offer GBP sterling. Children: 20% off for young person age 11 or under, where accompanied by an adult (see Child Policy below).

Dynamic Pricing. Belmond operate a dynamic pricing system, with FROM prices. Prices given on this site are generally the lowest, but can change upon booking depending on what is available and are subject to confirmation on booking.

Included. All table d'hôte meals on board, with complimentary tea and coffee in your cabin, and sightseeing tours.

Drinks included: House wine, house spirits, local beer and soft drinks included throughout your journey. Premium drinks are excluded and all drinks ordered to your cabin are an additional charge.

Single Travel. Solo travel/single occupancy available on all journeys, for all categories - please contact us for details. NOTE: Pullman Single cabins are available without single supplement, contact us for a price.

Check-in. Bangkok: The check-in lounge is situated at Hualumpong on Platform 12 and is open 2 hours before departure. Passengers boarding in Bangkok should allow for traffic congestion.

Kuala Lumpur: This takes place at the Majestic Hotel, 5 Jalan Sultan, Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur, 90 minutes prior to the train's departure time. Check-in desk opens from 23.30. Uniformed staff will greet guests and take care of the check-in formalities. Refreshments will be provided. Guests and their luggage will be transferred to Kuala Lumpur railway station 30 minutes prior to the train's departure. (Check-in staff contact mobile tel: (012) 482 7552).

Singapore: As Raffles is currently undergoing a full refurbishment from September onwards we will be using Fullerton Hotel from then, until Raffles is completed. Check in will be conducted at the Post Bar at 12.30 - 13.30. The Eastern & Oriental Express signage will be displayed at the driveway of the hotel and the train porters will be there to attend to guests. Transfers to the railway station will be provided by Eastern & Oriental Express.

Complimentary WIFI is now available in the Observation Car and also Presidential Cabins (please note that WiFi is only available in these areas and not elsewhere in the train).

Dress Code. Dress for relaxed comfort on excursions and as you move about the train. For sightseeing and visits off the train, comfortable clothing made of light and natural fabrics like breathable cotton and linen are recommended. Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellent are advisable. As a visitor respectful of local customs, modest dressing is appreciated and necessary when visiting religious sites. Shoes must be removed before entering temples, mosques, certain museums, galleries and private homes - advisable to wear shoes that are easy to remove. Whilst visiting Mosques ladies are required to cover their head as well as their arms and legs. The dress code in our Restaurant Cars is smart casual with a touch of understated elegance. Balmy afternoons call for light linens, smart full-length trousers and open-neck shirts. Befitting a grand and exclusive journey, we suggest a jacket for dinner. Guests should still avoid jeans, shorts, slippers and trainers.

Foot Massage is available on-board. Foot massages last approximately 45 minutes and cost $38. They are carried out in the reading room of the Saloon Car (public area) and combine both massage and traditional reflexology techniques, massage oils are used. Foot massages can be pre-booked or booked on board (subject to availability).

Note. The Eastern & Oriental Express travels within the constraints of the railway network. Routings and itineraries are subject to change due to local conditions. Please bear this in mind and allow for a minimum of five hours when making arrangements for flight connections, transfers, tours, business appointments or evening engagements etc.

Child Policy. Children are welcome on board, but there are certain restrictions such as children are not allowed into the bar car and dining in the dining cars is down to the Train Managers discretion. Maximum occupancy of 2 guests per cabin. For example, for two adults and one child, 2 cabins must be booked; one adult must book a cabin for sole use or a single cabin. When a child aged 11 or under is booked in a cabin with an adult, a 20% discount will be applied.

General. International electric sockets (220 volts) and 110 volt adapter for razors and an hair dryer in all cabins.

Luggage. This is limited to 30 kilos per person for Pullman and State Compartment passengers. There is no limit for those passengers travelling in a Presidential Suite. Please keep your tickets, passports and any medication with you, do not pack them in your through or compartment luggage.

We recommend that you label your luggage with a contact address, your hotel and your destination. It will be taken care of as follows:

  • Through luggage: We suggest that items not required for your journey are packed separately in sturdy baggage. At check-in this luggage will be labelled and will not be accessible until you reach your destination. Ideally, large and/or hard cases should be checked as through luggage.
  • Compartment luggage: This contains items needed during your journey. Please bear in mind that storage space is limited. There is a luggage rack plus an additional storage cupboard with hangers. One or two soft sided suit carriers or similar can be comfortably accommodated in each compartment.
  • Hand luggage: Passports, tickets, jewellery, money, camera, fragile items and any medication should not be checked in.

Passports. Check that your passport has at least 6 months remaining validity at time of travel.

Visas. The following advice is given without guarantee that it has since changed; passengers are responsible for the validity of their own visas and passports. All visitors to South East Asia must be in possession of a valid passport, with at least 6 months validity from the date of your return. It is the responsibility of each individual passenger to ensure that they are in possession of any necessary and valid visas and/or documentation. The company assumes no responsibility for the consequences of any failure to comply. It is not possible to obtain a visa on board the train or at the respective border points for entry into Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Unlike at the airports, there are no Visa-On-Arrival facilities when the Eastern & Oriental Express crosses land borders. Please note that nationals entitled to a 30-day visa exemption in Thailand are only eligible to enter Thailand without a visa through land border checkpoints twice per calendar year.

Health.No special health certificates are required, but you should request advice from your medical practitioner or travel specialist. Quarantine arrangements apply to travellers affected by yellow fever.

Customs. Customs regulations are in line with those prevailing elsewhere in the world, however the importation of prohibited items carries serious penalties. In particular, the importation of narcotics into Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore is treated very seriously. On conviction, the death penalty is still applied in certain cases.

During your journey, staff and agents of Eastern & Oriental Express will provide assistance to facilitate border formalities. You will be required to provide relevant information and hand over your passport at the appropriate times. Please note, however, that it is the responsibility of each individual passenger to ensure that they are in possession of the necessary and valid documentation. The Company assumes no responsibility for the consequences of any failure to comply.

At the Malaysian Customs and Immigration facility, the E&O stops and passengers must disembark and pass through Customs and Immigration. Passengers must take all their hand baggage with them while their main luggage is removed for security screening procedures. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for these formalities when organizing you onward arrangements.

Passport and customs formalities take place at the Malaysian/Thai border. Passengers will not normally be disturbed during the journey. Passports will be held during the journey by the stewards and will be returned immediately prior to disembarking.

Offers - Terms & Conditions: Offers may be removed at any time without notice; valid for new bookings only; complimentary accommodation offer is based on double occupancy, single travellers please contact our reservations office for offer availability.

Smoking. In keeping with Indoor Air Quality regulations in the region, smoking is not permitted throughout the air-conditioned carriages of the train. Guests may smoke in the open-deck area of the Observation Car.


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