Bangkok to Chiang Mai @ train, bus, flight Feb 25, 2017

56 trips (THB 934 — 4,753)

From Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Mai by flight

#DD8300
Nok Air
06:05
Don Mueang Airport
07:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,030
× 2 = ฿ 6,060
  available
#TG1150
Thai Airways
06:25
Don Mueang Airport
07:40
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,364
× 2 = ฿ 8,728
  available
#FD3437
Thai AirAsia
06:35
Don Mueang Airport
07:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,693
× 2 = ฿ 7,386
  available
#DD8302
Nok Air
06:50
Don Mueang Airport
08:00
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,728
× 2 = ฿ 5,456
  available
#FD3443
Thai AirAsia
08:20
Don Mueang Airport
09:40
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,466
× 2 = ฿ 6,932
  available
#SL504
Thai Lion Air
08:35
Don Mueang Airport
09:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,411
× 2 = ฿ 4,822
  available
#DD8306
Nok Air
09:05
Don Mueang Airport
10:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,728
× 2 = ฿ 5,456
  available
#SL506
Thai Lion Air
09:40
Don Mueang Airport
10:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,411
× 2 = ฿ 4,822
  available
#FD3435
Thai AirAsia
10:30
Don Mueang Airport
11:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,898
× 2 = ฿ 5,796
  available
#SL508
Thai Lion Air
10:50
Don Mueang Airport
12:05
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,221
× 2 = ฿ 4,442
  available
#TG1154
Thai Airways
10:50
Don Mueang Airport
12:05
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,364
× 2 = ฿ 8,728
  available
#SL510
Thai Lion Air
11:30
Don Mueang Airport
12:45
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,221
× 2 = ฿ 4,442
  available
#FD3447
Thai AirAsia
11:35
Don Mueang Airport
12:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,285
× 2 = ฿ 4,570
  available
#FD3441
Thai AirAsia
12:25
Don Mueang Airport
13:45
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,103
× 2 = ฿ 4,206
  available
#DD8312
Nok Air
12:40
Don Mueang Airport
13:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#DD8314
Nok Air
13:40
Don Mueang Airport
14:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#SL512
Thai Lion Air
13:40
Don Mueang Airport
14:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,031
× 2 = ฿ 4,062
  available
#FD3433
Thai AirAsia
13:45
Don Mueang Airport
15:05
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,103
× 2 = ฿ 4,206
  available
#FD3445
Thai AirAsia
14:50
Don Mueang Airport
16:10
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,103
× 2 = ฿ 4,206
  available
#SL514
Thai Lion Air
15:05
Don Mueang Airport
16:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,841
× 2 = ฿ 3,682
  available
#FD3431
Thai AirAsia
15:45
Don Mueang Airport
17:05
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#SL516
Thai Lion Air
15:50
Don Mueang Airport
17:05
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,841
× 2 = ฿ 3,682
  available
#DD8318
Nok Air
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
17:40
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#FD3439
Thai AirAsia
16:55
Don Mueang Airport
18:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#DD8316
Nok Air
17:05
Don Mueang Airport
18:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,925
× 2 = ฿ 3,850
  available
#SL518
Thai Lion Air
18:30
Don Mueang Airport
19:45
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,841
× 2 = ฿ 3,682
  available
#DD8324
Nok Air
19:00
Don Mueang Airport
20:10
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#FD3425
Thai AirAsia
19:30
Don Mueang Airport
20:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#SL520
Thai Lion Air
19:40
Don Mueang Airport
20:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 934
× 2 = ฿ 1,868
  available
#SL522
Thai Lion Air
20:10
Don Mueang Airport
21:25
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,841
× 2 = ฿ 3,682
  available
#DD8326
Nok Air
20:25
Don Mueang Airport
21:35
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,925
× 2 = ฿ 3,850
  available
#FD3427
Thai AirAsia
20:35
Don Mueang Airport
21:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#FD3429
Thai AirAsia
21:25
Don Mueang Airport
22:45
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#FD3419
Thai AirAsia
21:40
Don Mueang Airport
23:00
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#SL524
Thai Lion Air
21:50
Don Mueang Airport
23:05
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,651
× 2 = ฿ 3,302
  available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai by flight

#WE168
Thai Smile
07:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,311
× 2 = ฿ 6,622
  available
#TG102
Thai Airways
07:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:00
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,221
× 2 = ฿ 6,442
  available
#PG215
Bangkok Air
08:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,753
× 2 = ฿ 9,506
  available
#TG104
Thai Airways
08:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,435
× 2 = ฿ 4,870
  available
#PG270
Bangkok Air
09:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:05
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,753
× 2 = ฿ 9,506
  available
#WE160
Thai Smile
10:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:35
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,756
× 2 = ฿ 5,512
  available
#WE180
Thai Smile
11:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:35
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,422
× 2 = ฿ 4,844
  available
#PG217
Bangkok Air
12:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:30
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,753
× 2 = ฿ 9,506
  available
#TG110
Thai Airways
13:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:25
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,419
× 2 = ฿ 8,838
  available
#PG229
Bangkok Air
13:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,714
× 2 = ฿ 9,428
  available
#WE182
Thai Smile
14:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#PG262
Bangkok Air
15:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:30
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,753
× 2 = ฿ 9,506
  available
#WE164
Thai Smile
15:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,867
× 2 = ฿ 3,734
  available
#TG2164
Thai Airways
15:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,868
× 2 = ฿ 5,736
  available
#PG906
Bangkok Air
17:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:30
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,753
× 2 = ฿ 9,506
  available
#TG116
Thai Airways
17:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:30
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,419
× 2 = ฿ 8,838
  available
#TG120
Thai Airways
18:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,419
× 2 = ฿ 8,838
  available
#PG227
Bangkok Air
19:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,753
× 2 = ฿ 9,506
  available
#WE166
Thai Smile
19:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:05
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,867
× 2 = ฿ 3,734
  available
#PG221
Bangkok Air
21:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
22:35
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,753
× 2 = ฿ 9,506
  available
#WE176
Thai Smile
22:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
23:35
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,644
× 2 = ฿ 3,288
  available

How to get to Northern Thailand

What about

Nestled in a Northern basin of woodlands and mountains, the former capital of Lanna kingdom, Chiang Mai is a city with infinite charm. Gorgeous ancient wats and chedis – some of them dating back to XIII century – dot the city. Forest monasteries hide in the mountains and hills. Colourful markets bursting with OTOP products, flavoursome Northern Thai cuisine with unforgettable khao soi, welcoming and friendly locals and endless choices to live through unforgettable experiences, no matter whether you are just on a short 2 day visit or on a month-long trip. There is plenty to take in in Chiang Mai, from temples, museums, galleries and waterfalls, to quaint coffee shops, epic clothing malls and a unique night-life scene for party goers and music enthusiasts alike.

You will enjoy Chiang Mai, that is for sure.

Getting to Chiang Mai

Overland travel to Chiang Mai is easy and convenient: numerous buses link the northern capital with major provincial centres of the country. From the capital Route #1 Bangkok–Chiang Rai brings you as far as Lampang, where you switch to Route 11 Lampang–Chiang Mai, which goes all the way to your destination. The northern line of state railway of Thailand is a 751km long stretch from Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Depending on the means of transport you choose, the whole journey lasts anywhere between 9 and 14 hours.

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by bus

Getting the bus to Chiang Mai from Bangkok is easy, affordable and comfortable enough to sustain you through the long journey. Chiang Mai bound buses originate from the Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mochit). With a lot of companies (e.g. Bangkok Busline, Siam FirstNew Viriya, etc.) serving the route and departures throughout the day you have plenty of options. Most buses leave after 8pm arriving early in the morning the next day. Note that in peak seasons (i.e. during Thai festivals like Songkran in April or Khao/Ok Phansa in July/October etc.) it is wise to book in advance. Prices vary depending on the level of comfort of the bus. If you can afford paying some extra baht, opt for VIP coaches with 24 seats (from 800 THB) which ensure enough space both for your legs and elbows. But even the cheapest buses from Bangkok (from 500 THB) are comfortable enough to sleep through the whole journey.

A word of comfort: Mochit Bus Terminal is enormous, but there is a lot of staff to help passengers to find their way. You will be caught right at the entrance and directed to the right platform.

There is also a bus leaving from Khao San Road at 8pm arriving at 6am the next morning through the Thai Sriram bus company at 650 THB per person. It is a VIP36 and is an option to consider if you are staying somewhere in the area. Interprovincial buses arrive to the large Arcade Bus Station which is about 3km from the Old City. To get to your accommodation from there use tuk-tuks or songthaews, which are red pick-up trucks called rot daeng in Ching Mai.

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train

An overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a classic Thailand experience. Tickets do sell quickly (especially lower berths), so book well in advance. The trip takes a little bit longer compared to the bus journey, roughly twelve hours, but is significantly more comfortable. The first and second class compartments are well equipped for comfort with seats that fold out into bunk beds (avoid the top bunk if you are claustrophobic). There are both fan and AC 2nd class sleepers, so check when you book. To travel like a king, buy the 1st class single sleeper which costs over 2000 THB per person but does not limit your privacy in any way. There are also 2nd class fan seats (about 600-650 THB) which are to be considered only in case there are no other options left, as with an extra 100 THB you can get a fan sleeper, but add 200 THB – and travel with an AC.

You may as well choose travelling by day as the route is filled with beauty as it takes you through mountainous regions and sprawling countryside that often seem untouched by civilization when viewed from the windows of the moving train.

Tip: There are food vendors constantly patrolling the carriages, so snacks and refreshments are never in short supply, but it is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on the train.

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by private taxi

Leave for Chiang Mai directly from your hotel any time of the day. It may prove a good option for those travelling in a group of friends. A 9-seats Toyota Commuter costs THB 13,200 and takes about 9 hours to travel between the two capitals. The roads are generally smooth, there are gas stations with clean toilets and convenience stores along the way, and the scenery is great.

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by plane

With several low cost carries selling tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai at as low as THB1000 and bringing you to your destination in mere 1½ hour, you may want to consider flying between the two cities instead of spending the whole night on the move travelling overland.

Thai Lion Air, an associate of the Indonesia-based Lion Air company, makes as many as 10 return flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai daily. Airfare starts from THB1000 and up, depending on the date and the time of the day you wish to fly. The most busy periods sell well before the travel date, but normally even a couple of days prior to your desired date of travel there are deals under THB2000 to catch. 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage are already included into the ticket price. The earliest flight takes off from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport at 8.55am and the last one – at 9.50pm with eight other options in between.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. To get there, use airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 starts from Morchit bus terminal and A2 originates at the Victory Monument, calling en route to Sanam Pao, Ari, Saphan Kwai and Morchit BTS stations (THB30). The latter is also served by A1 route. Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Hua Lamphong train station and Don Mueang airport, too. Trains take about 50 minutes to get from the railway station to the airport and are always a secure bet. Operating time is from 4.20am till 10.25pm.

A major gateway to Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai International Airport is one of the four busiest airports in the country operating daily domestic and international flights from/to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and more. Chiang Mai Airport is located quite close to the city centre (just about two km), which makes flying to Chiang Mai even more reasonable: you are not going to spend much time and money getting to your hotel from the airport.

Note that many hotels in the city provide free transfer from the airport but it should be ordered in advance. Otherwise you can catch a taxi, a songthaew or a tuk-tuk to get to the centre. Taking into consideration the distance, the cost of the ride may seem a bit exaggerated, but in absolute figures it is still peanuts (about THB150).

Tip: Chiang Mai Airport is also used as a hub by Kan Air, a domestic airline which serves among the others some of the most amazing destinations in the north of Thailand, including Pai and Mae Hong Son. It is worth considering flying to these towns as not every traveller is able to survive a seriously winding road from Chiang Mai to Pai and from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son.

Getting around

The majority of Chiang Mai’s attractions lie within the walls of the Old City. Bicycles are the easiest way to get around and can be rented from nearly every guesthouse. Before setting off to explore the city, check the brakes though, as the city fleet leaves much to be desired. Expect to pay from THB50 to THB100 for an ordinary bike with fixed gear.

Motorcycle: Renting a scooter or a motorcycle (well, a car would also do) is a brilliant way to get around, and there are shops peppered everywhere that hire them out. Getting around this way gives you tons of freedom to approach your holiday however you would like and go exploring; and to stay in Chiang Mai and not go exploring should be a crime. Be prepared to leave your passport as a security deposit. Normally there are no problems with getting it back on returning your vehicle to the rental shop.
Tip: Take extra caution while riding a motorcycle or a scooter to Doi Suthep, the city’s picturesque peak. The combination of the winding road and breath-taking views can play bad tricks on inexperienced riders.

Songtaews: These are big trucks with benches in the back. The red and white ones are good for trips within the city (THB20-40 per ride), and the yellow ones will take you to some of the neighbouring Northern provinces. They are generally the cheapest way to get around, but sometimes require a little bit of negotiation.

Tuk-tuks: These are more expensive that songthaews (rot daeng). Consider chartering one if you are longing for new experience; otherwise use rot daeng. Prices, noise, pollution and safety record do not make tuk-tuks a viable option for every time you want to go somewhere.

Taxis: There are plenty of taxis everywhere. If you are used to the meter taxis of Bangkok, then you should probably know that even though the cabs look the same as they do in Bangkok, none of them use meters. Do negotiate before the ride.

Where to stay

Prices on accommodation in Chiang Mai have risen in the recent years, and it is now next to impossible to find a decent option for THB300; THB1000 being a more realistic figure for a budget room in a guesthouse within the walls. If you choose any of them, you have a convenience of being in the middle of the action close to many attractions; but there are other good options, too. You can look for some pleasant budget accommodation just east of the Old City in Thanon Tha Phae, close to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. Thanon Nimmanhaemin with all its bars and restaurants is easily accessible from the western part of the Old City. Lodgings outside the city cater for the city veterans or those looking for relaxed countryside feel and are a great choice if your have your own wheels.

Activities

It is a good idea to try something different while you are in Chiang Mai. You will for sure visit a fair amount of temples, do some hiking and trekking, or even white-water rafting or rock climbing. Add a zest to your stay by enrolling to a massage class and learning the basics of the Thai massage; doing some volunteering in any of the elephant camps (ask in Elephant Nature Park, to begin with); seeing how those bright colourful Chiang Mai parasols are being produced; and cruising Thanon Ratchadamnoen on Sunday evening when it becomes an epicentre of local commerce, culture, cuisine and people-watching.

Tip: Chiang Mai is famous for its colourful festivals. Try to schedule your visit to see and participate in some of them if you can. During the first weekend of February the Flower Festival is held, and the city resembles a great blossoming garden. It is all wet for Songkran, which falls on April, 12–14, with revellers pouring water to each other (and passers-by) along the city moat. Loi Krathong, one of the most beautiful Thai festivals, is called Yi Peng in Chiang Mai. Thousands of illuminated lanterns float in the night skies over the city creating an unforgettable picture.

Getting to Chiang Mai by car

If you have a car there are two routes to get to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. The quicker and shorter one is to go to Nakhon Sawan, then turn left before you get into the city to highway number 1. You will pass Khamphaeng Phet, Tak and Lampang. If you love pizza stop in Lampang and go to the Riverside restaurant there. Better don't visit the elephant park between Lamphang and Chiang Mai for riding on the gray giants, there are better places to get in touch with elephants. After a total distance of about 700 kilometer you will arrive in Chiang Mai.

The second route is slightly longer, but rewards you with smaller roads through big forests. Drive up to Nakhon Sawan, then take the highway to Phitsanulok (117). Continue on highway 11 and you will reach Lampang and then Chiang Mai. In Phisanulok you have two more alternatives. If you turn right towards Phetchaboon you will pass the 'Switzerland of Thailand', a nice area with very relaxing resorts. In Phetchaboon you can visit Khao Koh, the mountain that has one place where your car will slowly roll up the hill. You stop, you turn off the engine and in neutral gear your car will slowly start rolling up the hill.

If you turn left you can visit the city of Sukhothai with its historical park. Rent a bicycle at the park entrance and enjoy the atmosphere of the well preserved 700 year old temple ruins.

If you decide to go by bus it will take you about 10 hours, the train will take about 14 hours. Traveling such long distances over night will safe you the costs for one night in a hotel. There are many airlines that fly to Chiang Mai, but you would miss a beautiful trip that way. We recommend to take the plane back, especially when you are heading down south towards the islands.

Chiang Mai

.. is a city that offers so many attractions that you will hardly be able to see all, even if you stay there several months. What we will try to inform you about are the things that you might not find in your guide book. But let's start with the common things first. People say you need to do three things in Chiang Mai: eat Khao Soi, a delicious rice noodle dish with many ingredients, visit Boo Sang where the colorful umbrellas are handmade from paper and visit the temple on the mountain, Wat Doi Suthep. On weekdays there are not so many people there. If the sun shines you can make beautiful pictures of the golden chedi. If you take one of the red songtaew taxis please keep in mind that the way down is a bit more expensive then the way up.

Khao Soi is made from rice noodles in a thin yellow curry, quite similar to the Massaman style. It is a soup-like specialty and mixed with deep-fried crispy noodles and boiled egg noodles. Usually on the side you will get shallots, banana, lime and pickled cabbage. Don't take the oil-fried ground chilies if you can't stand the extreme spicy taste. Coconut milk is used to soften the taste and make it less spicy. You can often order Khao Soi with chicken or beef, sometimes also the veggie version.

Then there is Boo Sang, a village near San Pathong where they produce the paper umbrellas / parasols and paint them since over 200 years. It is a very interesting process and at the umbrella factory on the right side, close to the junction, you can follow every step of the production. The Sa paper is made from the bark of the mulberry tree. There they would also paint wonderful motives on the cover of your mobile phone or on your clothes. If you have a bag, t-shirt or shorts you want to make unique - bring them and you do not have to buy something there. The village of Baan Tawai near Hang Dong is very similar to Boo Sang, with loads of souvenirs and wooden furniture. It is cheaper than the night bazaar in the city, but Boo Sang we like better.

The Chinese-style Wororot Market can be found near the Narawat Bridge over the River Ping. On Sundays there is a big street market inside the old city, starting from 7 p.m. until midnight. On Saturdays there is the walking street market (called Thanon Khon Doen) on Wualai Road. The night bazaar opens every day in the early afternoon and closes at night. A lot of different things are sold there, but you need to negotiate prizes. Do not expect the Louis-Vuitton Handbags or Versace jeans to be original. Many shops sell the same things, so you can ask for a price and then move on and ask another shop. There is a Chinese Money Changer shop about 50 meter from Tha Phae road coming on the right side of the night bazaar street which usually has the best exchange rates in town. If you reach the end of the night bazaar, cross the junction at Phantip Plaza and continue for another 300 meter. Behind the big hotel on the left side you will see the 3D street art museum 'Art in Paradise'. Bring your camera, because you can step into the 300+ paintings on the ground, walls and ceiling and get some really nice or funny pictures.

Fruitmarket
Fruitmarket
Rice of different colors
Rice of different colors
Smoothies
Smoothies

If you love animals and you would like to do something good, please visit Care For Dogs in Chiang Mai (Hang Dong District) or the Elephant Nature Park in Mae Taeng. The park is not cheap, but you will be rewarded seeing smiling elephants without hooks, chains or fences. They could easily run away, but they love to stay there. In the afternoon you might be able to go swimming in the river with the gray giants and brush their back with a big broom. The park offers day trips or you can stay and volunteer for a while. Something you will never forget. A bit further down behind the park on the same small road some shops offer white-water and bamboo rafting. While bamboo rafting is very slow and relaxed (one could say it's boring), the white-water is a bit more challenging. It is not really that white unless you come after there were heavy rainfalls in the mountains.

If you like to go swimming please Google 'Grand Canyon Chiang Mai'. This is a hidden gem in the north and not many people know about it. Clear and clean water, almost nobody there during the weekdays when the sun is out (Thais don't like to get tanned). Be careful and don't jump from the walls into the water. A recently opened coffee shop can be found at the entrance.

If you can drive a scooter or want to rent a car this loop is very nice: CM - Hang Dong - Samoeng - Mae Rim - CM
It takes about 3 hours and there is almost no traffic on weekdays. You will pass stunning view points, you can discover a hidden cave (which is a bit difficult to find), a very nice big coffee shop 20 km before Samoeng, strawberry fields in Samoeng and then there are many activities like bungee jumping, shooting ranges, ATV and buggy rentals, go-carriage, paint-ball and some parks, restaurants etc. near Mae Rim. With a scooter or car you can also go up the mountain and explore Wat Doi Suthep on your own. Please always wear a helmet, drive carefully and do not drink alcohol and drive!

Let's talk food...

Some people say there are more pubs and restaurants than people living in Chiang Mai. We would like to recommend a few special places that we enjoyed.

Inside the old city is a vegetarian restaurant called Taste from Heaven, the best vegetarian restaurant in the north. They have a Facebook page with their address and a map. The owner speaks good English and can help you with organizing of some trips, for example the 'Flight of the Gibbon' zipline adventure or a visit to the elephant park. You won't get ripped off here. They also do very good cooking classes.

Yummi Pizza Restaurant
Yummi Pizza Restaurant

The biggest pizza is served at The Dukes, where you can also find fantastic spare ribs. Huge portions, no need for a starter. It is on the other side of the river, between Narawat bridge and the old iron bridge. Another branch is at the night bazaar road, next to McD.

The most beautiful food is served in the Mix Bar and Restaurant at the end of Nimman Hemmin Soi 1.

At the corner of Soi 6 (opposite Tesco Express) you can find a small shop called Smoothie Blues, where you can have the best breakfast in town. Don't try their mango 'smoothie blues' - you might get addicted to it.
In the small soi between Nimman Hemmin Soi 11 and 13 is Sumo Sushi. Japanese food Thai-style, not expensive. A few meters away is the beer factory with a huge selection of imported beers and a bit further down the street to Soi 9 is a Japanese Yakiniku Grill. The grill is build-in to the table and you prepare your food yourself.

A place you should not miss is Yummy Pizza on Canal Road. It is a bit outside, but offers very tasty food and sometimes really good life music. The owner of the restaurant is your contact person for everything about Muay Thai boxing.

The former 'Rainforest Restaurant' Khao-Mao Khao-Fang is on road 3044. It is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Chiang Mai. Better sit near the lake, because the waterfall on the other side is quite noisy after a while. They also serve food inside the air-conditioned coffee shop.

Temples in Chiang Mai

Beside Wat Doi Suthep on the mountain there are many many other temples in Chiang Mai. There is Wat Phra Sing inside the old city, there is Wat U-Mong with its caves and a huge fish pond near Chiang Mai University. Another nice temple is Wat Doi Kham near the night safari. Not many tourist know this place. From here you have a very nice view over the city (on a clear day).

Shopping in Chiang Mai

Central Festival is a huge new shopping mall on the superhighway. The Robinson Airport Plaza is also nice and easier to reach. Maya is usually crowded with students from the nearby university.
If you plan to stay longer in the city you better rent a place than staying in hotels or guest-houses. Air-conditioned studios can be found for a monthly rental price of about 100 Euro, but condominiums inside the city or in the Nimman Hemmin area are much much more expensive. You will be much better off by renting a house in one of the housing estates (which usually come with security, pool, gym, clubhouse etc.), as houses are cheaper in rent than apartments.

Attention: the Zoo and the Night Safari are charging double entrance fees to tourists. We recommend not to support such behavior and avoid places like this.

Most of the city is mapped on Google Streetview, so you can explore some areas already on your PC.

If you have time you might also want to visit Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai has two very nice temples. Wat Rong Khun, the white temple and Baan Dam, the black house. Both are worth visiting, but it will take you 4 hours by car to get there. If you plan to stay one night in Chiang Rai: the Le Meridien Hotel in CR has a wonderful Sunday brunch.

Wat Rong Khun, Entrance
Wat Rong Khun, Entrance
Wat Rong Khun, White Temple
Wat Rong Khun, White Temple

Passenger reviews out of total 75,349 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 20, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Would like to have the light off at night when trying to sleep
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
The bus left on time, the guy taking care of everyone on the bus was the cutest ever. He showed me to my seat, gave me a blanket and pillow, a bottle of water, and two sets of snacks one at the beginning of the trip and one at the end. There was a tv screen on the back of every seat with movies and tv shows to pick from. I got locked in the bathroom because the door was super sticky. USB charging ports at every seat. The bus arrived 2 hours early. Overall great expereince
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a very nice trip, train was so clean,nice and new.. its only abit cold at night time
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I took the overnight 2nd class sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiangmai. It was comfortable, clean and got to sleep very well. I highly recommend!
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Se Nevers take de bus because se try to cancel .but i Nevers c ant do it
★★★★☆ Feb 20, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The beds are not large enough for people longer then 1.90 M. The music was very loud. The lights were very bright during the night. Overall iT was a very good trip And accomodation. We arrived as sceduled!
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st rate service from 12Go.asia & tickets booked in plenty of time. Train carriage old but scrupulously clean as was all bedding, sheets, pillow cases etc. Staff polite & friendly. Did not expect much from food (served in our 1st class compartment, but it was absolutely excellent). Lastly a word of thanks to The man in seat 61 who directed us to 12go & explained the pros & cons of the different trains!
★★★★☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Its a basic overnight no frills train trip that gets you to Chiang Mai close to scheduled time.
★★★★☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip! Train was 1 hour late arriving/ leaving Bangkok, but that was to be expected. Conditions in the train are excellent! Besides a grumpy train attendent (just bad luck, others where great), the trip was perfect!
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Getting tickets was very simple. The staff are friendly, professional, and speak good English. The train ride was surprisingly comfortable.
★☆☆☆☆ Feb 18, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
My luggage was held in Bangkok because it contained an external charger for my phone. I am one Chiang Mai without my things.
★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was delay 30 minutes, It's really noisy but it's confortable
★★★★★ Feb 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Confortable train and good staff. Just the toilets could be better.
★★★☆☆ Feb 17, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Everything OK, except one very important thing. Stewardess won't turn on the power for charging phone. When I ask if she could turn on the power, she said NO! So if you think that you charge your phone in the bus... do not count on it!
★★★★☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Take some food and drink. We had read that the food served was inedible, And it was.
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (bus VIP, New Viriya)
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Okay so, what to say. I trip started with a long wait in morchit train station. When we finally found the right stop we were greeted by the fantastic staff who work for Bus Line. They helped put our very heavy bags on the bus and then showed us inside. Straight away you think wow. Lots of space. I'm very tall and my girlfriend ain't a midget either. The bus was really cool thanks to the brilliant a/c system. They provide blankets if it's too cold. The chairs have a massage option and recline to a decent (sleepable) position. In front of you there is an entertainment system with films, games, ebooks and more. The start of the journey the first thing they bring out is water. Perfect after waiting in the sun. Then a box of snacks including a sandwich, Very sweet crisps and a muffin. Other freebies are a tea and a coffee, a wet wipe and orange juice. We stopped off for half an hour to stretch legs and smoke. We arrived bang on time. Super service, super bus, definitely will use the company again, Kind regards, Thankful travellers, Pete & Tone
★★★☆☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Too cold air con, not many meals to choose from, no sufficient refreshment. Still Im glad I went
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Nice big seats plenty of leg room, slept all the way easily, just really cold due to air con make sure you wear a jumper
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was comfortable and the attendant was very nice and accommodating.
★★★★☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Sleeper car was clean and comfortable. Unfortunately this is where the 4 ☆ stops. No service, and food was subpar for a 1st class vip car.
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
OK but cold inside
★☆☆☆☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I am very disappointed in that 12GO did not buy the ticket that Irequested. In my email I requested the entire cabin, as staff confirmed later.(very pleasant staff that spoke great English!!) However, 12Go bought me only a lower birth. SoI would have no privacy. This was unacceptable so I forfeited the ticket... a waste of my money. Bought a plane ticket. I am interested in hearing from 12Go...How do you plan to assist me given this error by your company? Thank you in advance.
★★★☆☆ Feb 16, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 16, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go Asia was fantastic. Train ride was fun. Would've been a 5 star except we managed to get the only seat with a dirty window so we couldn't see the scenery which was the reason we booked...
★★★★☆ Feb 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Tickets were easy to find, train was on time. Only issue would be the lights when trying to sleep. If ur upper bunk you definitely need a sleep mask as it's impossible to block out the lights with the curtain. Free wifi in restaurant car was a nice touch.
★★★★☆ Feb 16, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Overall a good visit but it was very cold even with the air system turned off which made it harder to sleep. Warmer blankets would have been appreciated.
★★★★★ Feb 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
really efficient and friendly staff, very clean cabins, easy journey
★★★★★ Feb 16, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
It's the first bus ever I could sleep in. Very comfortable seats. Not so cold as usual in Asian buses.
★★★☆☆ Feb 15, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 15, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
IT is a nice experience. We were on 1st sleeper. Food is ok nothing special. Service is very fine and they are very kind.
★★★☆☆ Feb 15, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very efficient service by 12go.asia. Condition of train 13 carriage 11 a little disappointing. Community toilets not too clean, beds already made up so limited sitting space. Cold air con difficult to control. Seen better days
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train ride was amazing. Staff very helpful. and online ticketing by 12goasia is very recommended.
★★★★☆ Feb 15, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
We reach earlier then it is! First time on bus to CNX! Great experience! There's few rest stops. But slight concern is the smell of the toilet in the bus, i can smell it on the second level
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
New train. Good value food in restaurant car. Especially the steamed pork bun. Coffee good. Usual problem with air con too cold. They're aiming for 20°c when it's only 25 outside. Good atmosphere/relaxed smiling passengers. Everyone having fun on holiday. Easy booking through 12goasia. I also changed my return ticket date and that was simple through their website. It did help that I called in to Hua Lamphong ticket office. All helpful.
★★★☆☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
No finner and the engine of the train was overheated so we were delated by 2 Hours. The personal were very nice but we would have been pleased if thet had told US why the train was delayed.
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
12go.asia was very helpful, sincere (give refund if bought ticket was cheaper than quoted) and process was easy. Train ride was a cool experience. Very long ride but you sleep for most of it if it's an over night train. During the day the views are stunning. You can order breakfast for decent price for decent serving. Recommend to try once.
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★☆☆☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very old train, very dirty, many people trying to sell you food, discusting bathrooms that empty onto the tracks directly. Personally cannot sleep with all the train movement, same for my husband and many other travellers around us. We had to get up at 6:45 despite 9:45 arrival time (one hour late). Service from 12go.asia was impecable.
★★★★☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
An excellent journey on the 1935 sleeper from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Travelled first class. The room has 2 beds, one above the other. They are peaceful and reasonably comfortable. Don't expect a luxurious cabin. I would recommend this trip and cabin to others.
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go Asia was an easy way to buy train tickets when not able to get them ourselves. Train ride was wonderful. We took train #9 which was modern and very clean. It was too cold at first with the AC so we asked to have it turned down and then it was perfect. My only wish is that the lights would be turned down during the night. Bring eye mask and earplugs (as some tourists don't hesitate to speak with full voices throughout the night).
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Booked a second class seat but it was just as good as first. Trains are great and well equipped.
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Increable, warm shower, nice beds, great service .
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Very good service!!
★★★★☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Slept really well. Clean sheets. An adventure for our 8 year old ! Evening meal in dining waggon: An interesting experience (in a good way). VERY noisy. Morning meal in 1st class: Not very good. Nice female attendant. But she charged 1.5 times the price on the menu card. We did not know if this was due to an additional charge, but a little annoying: Hence the 4 stars. Service from 12goasia very good. Easy to pick up tickets.
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everythings ok! Gets tickets without any problems.
★★★★★ Feb 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was fabulous!!! The new trains are awesome...i slept well. Travel throughout the night wasted none of my precious time like waiting in an airport! I am going again soon and i cant wait! Have an open mind for adventures people and you will love every minute! Thanks to 12go for booking it for me and getting me what i requested... id recommend to everyone :-)) happy customer :-)
★★★★★ Feb 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Everything was good.
★★★★★ Feb 13, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bit messed up with the seating arrangements, people trying to swop etc and not moving. Albeit all worked out very well because we paid for upper berth and ended up in lower. (Lower is much more spacious and easy)
★★★☆☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The lady at 12togo was very helpful. We really wanted first class and were able to upgrade on the day of departure. The first class sleeper car is very tired but for the most part pretty comfortable. We were happy we did the train.
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The staff was friendly. Bathrooms could be cleaner. I'm 6'2" tall and barely fit lying down in the sleeper. Otherwise a fine experience.
★★★★★ Feb 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 13, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Service from 12go.asia was excellent. Arranged from UK and tickets Bangkok to Chiang Mai awaited my arrival at my Bangkok hotel as requested. 12go dealt efficiently and promptly with refund request for un-needed return. Train left bang on time at 0830 and was about 15 minutes late arriving. Track gauge only 1m so train rocks around and as others have said is too cold which gets worse after dark so bring warm top and trousers. Served coffee/ tea etc at seat with a custard bun for breakfast and (pretty poor) rice/chicken/mackrel microwaved stuff for lunch at 1130. A long 11 hour trip through varied countryside and towns. Defo worth doing a one way - fly back or go on the overnight sleeper if yourvtiming suits. Would definitely recommend 12go as reliable and honest agent based on this one trip.
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Enjoyable trip. Pity the lights were not turned off or dimmed as sleeping was difficult, but apart from that, an enjoyable experience
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Amazing. Much better option than take a plane during the daylight
★★☆☆☆ Feb 12, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Restroom was not clear, washbasin in the room was broken. Car does not correspond to the first class. I do not recommend.
★★★☆☆ Feb 12, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything from purchasing tickets online to the train ride itself was perfect! We rode train# 10, which was new.
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Arrangements for ticketing were excellent through 12go.asia. The train left on time and arrived a little early. The sleeper compartment was very good; new rolling stock with good toilet facilities. There were only two drawbacks. The compartment got very cold despite blocking off the main vent. Secondly despite having excellent rolling stock the track is very bumpy making for a disturbed nights sleep. But overall a good experience
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Buy the ticket from internet was very convenient but the directions of the office to pick up the tickets were not so clear. The overal trip was good. The cleaness of the train was not the best.
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
For train: exhaust in the train car was really bad-my son and I were coughing for most of the night. The staff were great, and the dinner was surprisingly good (though overpriced). Because of the exhaust, though, I would only give the actual train ride 3 stars. Ticket ordering and pick up was fantastic-I definitely recommend using this service!
★★★★☆ Feb 11, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Love the train, not too hot in the cool season. Great service from 12go!
★★★★☆ Feb 11, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Soweit alles in Ordnung. Fahrkarten von Deutschland gebucht und bezahlt. Einen Tag vor Abfahrt problemlose Abholung der Fahrkarten bei 12GO Asia. Sehr freundliches Personal. Guter Service auf der Fahrt selbst. 2 Snacks und Mittagessen sind im Preis enthalten. Die Klimaanlage im Zug war etwas zu kalt. Jacke mitnehmen.
★★☆☆☆ Feb 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Delayed.
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Nice experience!
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Better than flying.
★★★★☆ Feb 10, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
the train was very comfortable, and the atmosphere friendly. Toilet fcilities could do with updating somewhat, and the staff practice of pushing overpriced nibbles and juices on top of the breakfast price, should be better controlled !
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
We missed our bus. Which they then changed to a bus two hours later without charge. I've in the bus they gave us snacks and a blanket. Then we stopped a few hours later where they gave us a free dinner buffet. Then they gave us breakfast when we were close to arriving. Plus the seats recline almost 180 degrees. Excellent operator.
★★★★☆ Feb 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★☆☆ Feb 10, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Was really impressed with the buses for comfort, snacks and breaks. I know it's a Thai company but a bit more communication in English as we over ran by 2 hours and no one knew when we would arrive in Chiangmai!
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Perfect
★★★☆☆ Feb 10, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Experience was good apart from Toilets were v poor. Bed was comfortable, train was noisy from rolling stock.
★★★★☆ Feb 10, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Bumpy ass trip but dope bus
★★★☆☆ Feb 10, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
it was hot in the coach.
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 10, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service from 12goasia! Train is simple but a nice experience! :)
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)

News @ Chiang Mai

16 February 2017

The Airports of Thailand (AoT) authority has announced major upgrades at the six airports under its jurisdiction. President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn says the AoT will plough in THB200 billion over the next decade to increase capacities and provide enhanced passenger comfort.

14 February 2017

This year’s edition of the Singha Park Balloon Carnival kicks off today and will run through until Saturday evening. This international balloon fest is said to be the biggest in Southeast Asia and balloons in all shapes, sizes and colours lend an aura of the exotic to the jamboree.

14 February 2017

Thai Airways is marking the day of romance by serving a range of special desserts on its international and domestic flights. THAI’s team of master chefs have created a collection of red Valentine’s Day treats which are being served to passengers in all classes.