Bangkok to Chiang Mai @ train, bus, flight Jan 22, 2018

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From Morchit to Chiang Mai by bus

06:00
Morchit, Bangkok
15:40
Chiang Mai
9h 40m
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16:00
Morchit, Bangkok
01:50
Chiang Mai
9h 50m
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18:50
Morchit, Bangkok
04:30
Chiang Mai
9h 40m
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20:00
Morchit, Bangkok
05:40
Chiang Mai
9h 40m
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20:02
Morchit, Bangkok
05:42
Chiang Mai
9h 40m
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20:15
Morchit, Bangkok
07:35
Chiang Mai
11h 20m
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20:20
Morchit, Bangkok
07:20
Chiang Mai
11h
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20:35
Morchit, Bangkok
06:15
Chiang Mai
9h 40m
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20:40
Morchit, Bangkok
06:20
Chiang Mai
9h 40m
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From Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13 to Chiang Mai by bus

06:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
17:40
Chiang Mai
11h 10m
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15:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
02:10
Chiang Mai
11h 10m
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19:50
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
05:50
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
10h
20:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
07:40
Chiang Mai
11h 10m
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21:19
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
07:19
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
10h
22:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
08:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
10h

Passenger reviews out of total 135,187 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I took a lower bed in a 2nd class train heading to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. The bed was surprisingly comfortable and the service during the journey was great. I found the 12goAsia Office very easily. Everything went great!
★★★☆☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This is a really fun, but not especially comfortable, way to travel. I’ve no regrets about doing it though, and if you’re even mildly up for an adventure I’d advise you to have a go. I’d have rated it higher but the lights in the carriage are left full on all night, which made it hard to sleep. And the toilets are pretty stinky, though I’ve seen worse. Still - give it a go! The 12Go Asia booking system worked really well - thank you.
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great ride...super clean and comfortable!
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The AC is too cold
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent services. If you have an upper berth you need a sleeping mask as the light is on all night. The train is freezing cold till converted to sleeper , then a blanket is available. Go to food car to get WiFi password
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Ticketing easy through 12goAsia. Overnight sleeper to Chaing Mai was fun. The seat/beds comfortable and the staff efficient in setting up the bunks for the evening. We were advised to eat before journey and take snacks. The restaurant car was reasonably priced but a limited menu from what I could see. Initially it was very cold enboard as the air con was set at around 21 degs, so take warm clothes, the lighting in the carriages is not dimmed at night.
★★★☆☆ Jan 17, 2018 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour)
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, and friendly service.
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
This went much better than I thought. With a 2nd class ticket I wondered what we would get, but we got a shiny new train with good seats, plenty of overhead luggage storage, and morning snack, lunch (minimal, but better than nothing), and afternoon snack (all free). With bathrooms that were clean and had toilet paper. Buying the ticket through 12Go was easy, and the pickup was easy, even though we picked up unannounced several days in advance.
★★★☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Freezing cold and claustrophobic in the upper bed.
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Bus was okay, excluding the toilet which was dirty. Left a bit late but arrived early so nothing to complain there. Few times we woke up during the night when they flashed the lights for no apparent reason. Overall can recommend though.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trip was good but i could not sleep because there weer so many bugs in the train... i was so afraid ... very dirty!
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (bus VIP, Siam First) :
Easy,useful,reliable.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great ride, quiet, modern, very clean. If you book top bunk it’s a bit bright as they leave light on all night.
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Surprisingly comfortable, wish lights went off at night
★★★☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Overnight A/C sleeper carriage. Curtains separated bunks form the carriage walkway. Lights were not turned off during the night and the fluorescent seeped in through gaps. Bunk was wide enough for 2 people to share one bunk. It is recommended to take an eye mask to be able to get some sleep.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
everything perfect
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Super Friendly Crew and Great Service. Beautiful Ride.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very quiet and clean. Lights were very bright at night for the upper beds.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
Great service! Confortable and trustworthy
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth ride. Comfortable for a train.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train it’s self was fantastic, but the AC was set very cold & lights were on all night so I recommend to bring I mask & warm clothes. We would definitely do this type of trip again in Thailand
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super trip – the lights were perhaps a little bright, but understandable for safety/security and easily overcome with an eye mask
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
very clean enjoyable trip. recommend doing 1st class ticket as this includes shower and more privacy.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
everythink was perfect !
★★☆☆☆ Jan 15, 2018 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
You expect a usual amount of confusion and non communication with these companies but this one took the biscuit, late, not at the right bay yeah just normal for Thailand But randomly stopping several times before being woken up to change buses in the middle of the night ... again no explanation ..
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Long trip could be improved by 1) not having the A/C so cold, 2)train needs a good clean (cockroaches don't belong) Pleasant enough
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service is very good except the train is very old and we could not sleep because of the noisy rattler train
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2018 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Pleasent experience.
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour)
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Nice flight, friendly attendants, comfortable leg room.
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2018 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Exceeded my expectations! Perfect AC temp. Nice staff. Clean and organized!
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2018 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Perfect trip although lights were very bright all night so couldn't sleep . Train very clean
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Amazing experience, would jump on in a heartbeat it’s a wonderful way to save a day and travel through the night! Absolutely loved it! Thankyou!
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very friendly staff. The train though was f*****g freezing
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
I was novice you got me to chiang mai
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went smoothly and comfortably thanks to 12go.asia.
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
The bus ride was comfortable enough considering it was a 10 hour ride. We left on time and arrived at 5, two hours after the listed time, but hey. The blackest were big and warm, and the seats were spacious. They also gave little snacks and water which was nice. There was a bathroom but I only used it once. We stopped often for breaks and to drop passengers off, which I wasn’t aware of, but it seemed convenient for them. All I’m all it was a quick trip and there were no big mishaps. Thanks guys!
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything s very fine
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Trip went just as described. One thing though, no towels on the train so take one with you. Other than that we had a wonderful time.
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We found our compartment easily 90 minutes before departure but it was small and cramped for 2 quite big people. Unfortunately we had no idea that there was a good meal available on board and had just desperately stocked up on the only available junk food and unfortunately eaten it!!!! Much regretted. The air con apertures were broken so we could not prevent this flow of freezing air chilling us all night. The small cotton blanket was insufficient but the towel was enormous for just a hand and face wash! And these were removed before we had finished using them! No WiFi as we had taken the old train to be more certain of catching it having returned from the islands that say.
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Excellent
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean and good service. The beds are a little bird hard, but its a nice way to travel.
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour)
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy, great service, great trip. 2nd class sleeper is perfect
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip! Very relaxed, 2nd class sleeper was quite comfortable, staff pollite, train on time. I liked the bogie restaurant.
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy as, clean, comfortable and 12 go asia staff were great would do it again
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (train #109 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip..relaxed beds after 19.00..but laydys wbo want to sell food drinks etc.every minutes ..
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super fresh train. Comfortable sleeping berths ????
★★★☆☆ Jan 13, 2018 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was really nice and clean! My compliment for it!
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Very comfortable journey.
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was freezing cold. We did not expect this and was unprepared. Coach could also do with a thorough clean - cockroaches were running around between seats. Some points to charge electronic devices during such a long day would also be great!
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We purchased our tickets online a couple days before the train ride. When we went to pick the tickets up at the office we were told we weren’t confirmed a place on the train and to wait until 12pm. At 12pm we were told to wait until 3pm and at 3pm we were told to come back an hour before departure. Finally, we were guaranteed our tickets. The train ride itself was quiet, smooth, clean and the staff were great! Only recommendation I have is that they dim the lights during the overnight train ride so it’s easier for people to sleep.
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good way to travel, overnight and you are in Chiang Mai the next morning
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Comfortable, free food on the bus and a free catered stop, toilets, very clean and all round good.
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service. Slept like a rose.
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
In one word: excellent. No delays, very clean and staff was very friendly. Suits well for families also.
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Plus: comfortable, affordable, helpful train staff(happy to help you set up your bed etc) , curtains for private space provided Negative: they didn't turn the light off at night, the sellers from the resturant cart were quite pushy on sales. Moved to a upper bearth, which although cheaper meant I couldnt look out the window to see the beautiful sights.
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a nice and safety trip. Just the toilets we didn’t like.
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Everything was perfect except for a thicker blanket or lower AC.
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Wish the ac wasn't so cold ..
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Would recommend this to anyone wanting to travel long journey , excellent service , beds very comfortable , spotless , crisp white linen bedding , food great too , an experience myself and family really enjoyed and would do again , staff worked hard to please everyone 10/10 ????
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
all good, very clean train
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, comfortable seats plus food and drinks as a surprise ! Reservation through 12GO without any problems.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Easy
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sehr coole Erfahrung!!! Wobei die vielgescholltene Klimaanlage gar nicht so schlimm war und gegen die Dauerbeleuchtung kann man sich auch behelfen. Beeindruckend war, dass das Ding 13h durch die Pampa fährt und immer auf die Minute genau ankam!!! Achtung: Kartenabholung bei 12Go ist gleich beim ersten Ausgang der Metro links! NICHT sofort durch die lange Unterführung zum Zugbahnhof laufen! ;)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great experience.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was super clean, the journey was absolutely smooth. Not bumpy at all. The AC is definitely a little cooler than expected, but completely fine wearing a fleece jumper. Staff was super friendly as well. A good alternative to flying.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Way cool, clean ,and comfortable.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a Nice trip. Only with the airco is was really cold.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was spotless. Beds comfortable and no hassle from stewards trying to sell anything. As this is a new train, all the furnishings and appliances were in good order. The only downside was the A/C was freezing cold but nothing a light jacket or the included blanket couldn't solve. Journey was 13 hours and on time from Bangkok. Arrival was actually 10 minutes early. Not as easy to meet fellow travellers as this is a private 2 berth cabin with fully lockable door, but we had lively neighbours so we chatted and became friends... Definitely recommended as the best way to journey to Chiang Mai at a great cost.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 11, 2018 (bus VIP, Siam First) :
I am making a review for my trip bangkok chiang Mai now while the bus is moving. The seats are spacious and somewhat comfortable but the bus driver is driving way too fast. I have traveled all over the world, and I have never been afraid of being on a bus before and I can safely say I am scared. He thinks he is a Race Car Driver. He has passed taxi buses and trucks on the highway in the fast lane. At one point, he narrowly scraped thru on the fast lane between passing a bus on the left and the wooden fence on the right. I was afraid for my life, but all other people seemed to be sleeping and didn't notice. The bus was rocking back and forth like a boat! This driver needs to SLOW DOWN and realize there are peoples lives at stake! The hostess was sweet. But due to the speed.. I've never seen such a thing. For this reason I would not take this company again.

Book Tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Online

Where do you book tickets Bangkok - Chiang Mai? How long is the Bangkok - Chiang Mai route? It takes on average 10h 14m by Bus, depending on operator and vehicle. The route is going over a distance of 589 km. Having 15 departures to Chiang Mai, 12go gives a choice of 6 operators for Bangkok - Chiang Mai route. Earliest departure goes at 06:00, while the latest is 22:00 local Thailand time.

Operators serving the route Bangkok - Chiang Mai are Bangkok Busline, Siam First, Lignite Tour (PK), New Viriya, Budsarakham Tour, Sombat Tour. Cheap ticket for Bangkok - Chiang Mai by Train, hotel is ฿ 2,021 (US $ 63.21) by Thai Railways, Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort Chiang Mai (24h ), while most expensive fare and presumably best would be ฿ 2,021 (US $ 63.21) by Thai Railways, Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort Chiang Mai which takes 24h on schedule. Some operators provide snacks, others stop at a foodcourt on the road (some also include it in the ticket price).

To have a safe and a comfortable trip Bangkok - Chiang Mai you may want to choose highest rated trips, and leave your own review.

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