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From Chiang Mai Arcade to Bangkok by Buses

Bus by Bangkok Busline
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok overland is easy and straightforward. There are direct trains linking the terminus of the northern line of the state railway of Thailand with Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok. Numerous buses connecting the northern capital with major provincial centers around the country depart throughout the day from the Arcade Bus Station. If you travel by car, exit Chiang Mai via Route 11 and switch to Route 1 at Lampang. Depending on the means of transport you choose, the whole journey lasts anywhere between 9 and 14 hours.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus

Buses between Chiang Mai and Bangkok are frequent. The route is served by a number of companies, so you have a wide choice of the operators and type of buses. Buses take about 10 hours to reach the capital making several stops en route at large gas stations with a number of forecourt operators including 7/Eleven or Jiffy convenience stores, Amazon coffee shops and the like. There are toilets on board and at the gas stations, too.

Buses from Chiang Mai to Bangkok depart form the Arcade Bus Station which is located east from the Old City, some three km away. You can get there by tuk-tuk or songthaew. There is a in-city bus station in Chiang Mai, too, which is connected with the larger Arcade Bus Station by songthaews.

In Bangkok, buses arrive to the Northern Bus Terminal, Morchit. Note that it is located at the outskirts of the city, and if you arrive late in the evening – e.g. with New Viriyayanyon Tour 7am–5pm bus at THB643 or Bangkok Busline 10.30am–8.30pm bus at THB551 – make sure you have your accommodation booked as it is not a good idea to cruise around in the dark in a hope to find a good place to sleep.

There are a lot of night buses departing from Chiang Mai between 6pm and 8pm, all arriving to Bangkok between 4.30am and 6am. These include Bangkok Busline at 6.35pm (arrives at 4.35am), 7.15pm (5.40am), 8pm (6.25am) and 8pm (6.00am) at THB551, THB643, THB857 and THB551 correspondingly and a 7.30pm (5.55am) Lignite Tour bus which cost THB643. The most expensive are VIP24 buses which have 3 seats in a row instead of usual four and thus provide you with more space. The cheapest ones are standard express buses which are also ok, but may feel a bit too cramped for a Western traveller. VIP buses offer a good balance between the price you pay and the level of comfort you get.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

The northern railway line, which connects Chiang Mai to Bangkok, is the busiest one of the whole Thai railway network. Trains leave throughout the day providing you with a wide choice of options to get from the northern capital of Chiang Mai to Bangkok. The railway journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes from eleven to 14 hours and may be as smooth as silk or a real nightmare – depending on which ticket you book. So before booking a particular train double-check which kind of seats you are about to buy.

Note: Please note that even with the first class sleeper you will not get a brand-new coach, but it will nonetheless be clean and quite comfortable, and the service is normally very good, even though the staff do not speak English at all or speak minimal English.

The best way to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is with a night first or second class sleeper. Berths in Thai trains are wide and each of them in equipped with curtains which pull together and provide you with enough privacy for you long journey. The two most convenient departures are train #14 at 5pm and train #2 at 6pm. #14 arrives to the Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 6.15am and has a second class AC sleeper at THB1081 and a first class single sleeper which is the most luxurious way of a railway travel in Thailand. Tickets cost THB2253 and which is a great investment taking into consideration the duration of the trip.

Train #2 is the most popular choice to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. It has normal second class AC sleepers and women-only second class AC sleepers at the same price of THB1081 and a first class AC sleeper double occupancy at THB1073. It reaches Hua Lamphong by 6.50am.

There is one more sleeper, #52, which leaves Chiang Mai at 3.30pm and arrives to the capital at 5.25am. The schedule is a bit inconvenient, but a lower price for a second class AC sleeper somehow compensates (THB1021).

Tip: If you wish to have more space, book a lower berth in a sleeper as it is nearly half wider than the upper one. If you are travelling with a baby, the lower berth is your best choice.

Two morning trains, #102 at 6.30am and #8 at 8.50am, offer seats only. #102 is the slowest (the trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok lasts nearly 15 hours!) and the cheapest one (THB591) from the bunch, but it has only fan coaches and we do not recommend taking it if you have other options available.

Train #8 is the fastest train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok and covers the whole distance in 10½ hours. It has second class AC seats only and can be considered, too, especially because it gives you a great chance to admire the country-side scenery by daylight – well, and do some people-watching of your fellow passengers.

Tip: As a rule, there is a dining carriage in the train, but to make thing ever easier for passengers – oh yes, you are in Thailand! – food vendors patrol the carriages, so snacks and refreshments are never in short supply. Note though, that it is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on the train.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by plane

Astonishingly low airfare from Chiang Mai to Bangkok offered by several budget airlines has already made many of the most ardent buffs of buses and trains to set eyes on air travel. Cutting travel time from Chiang Mai to Bangkok from 12 hours to 1½ hour, low cost carriers do a really great job.

One of the latest additions to the low cost carries scene in Thailand, an associate of the Indonesia-based Lion Air company, Thai Lion Air makes 10 daily flights between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Tickets cost from THB1000 to THB2000 per person and include 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage. You can depart from Chiang Mai as early as 6.50am to reach Bangkok by 8.20am. The last flight from Chiang Mai is scheduled at 10pm sharp.

Chiang Mai International Airport is located only a couple of kilometers southwest of the old city and is easily reachable by tuk-tuks, songthaews and taxis. The fare from many locations in the city to the airport is even lower than the fare from the airport to the city and is usually about THB100. One of the four busiest airports of the country, Chiang Mai Airport has ATMs, post office, medical service, restaurants and all other services a traveler may fancy.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. It is connected with the city by airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 terminates at Morchit bus terminal calling en route to Morchit BTS. A2 heads to Morchit BTS first and then proceeds to Saphan Kwai BTS, Ari BTS, Sanam Pao BTS and finally reaches the Victory Monument (THB30). Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Don Mueang airport and Hua Lamphong train station, 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 3.10am till 10.15pm.

Are you sure you have seen enough of the North?

A three-hour drive from Chiang Mai to Pai is not for faint-hearted – or those with a weak stomach. But if you survive 762 turns from Chiang Mai to Pai (yes, you have read it right – seven hundred sixty two), you will be rewarded with an incomparable quiet beauty of the Pai Valley and a laid-back vibe of once lost-in-the-middle-of-nowhere village which even today, with hundreds of tourists cruising its streets daily, still preserves that old-school, comfy air of a small secret paradise. Book your journey from Chiang Mai to Pai with Prem Pracha VIP24 bus for THB195. They have buses every hour from 6.30am till 5.30pm. There are minibuses plying the same route, but in a big bus you are less likely to suffer from nausea.

Prem Pracha also operates one bus a day from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son, which is further northwest from Pai. Mae Hong Son is a chilled-out destination and a great place to admire less visited waterfalls, pumper yourself in local mineral mud spas or get acquainted with tribal culture. Prem Pracha bus departs from Chiang Mai at 9pm and reaches Mae Hong Son at 2.15am; tickets cost THB378.

Passenger reviews out of total 107,303 passengers who 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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Mar 22, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Train interior is new and comfortable. Lenght of beds was sufficient (I'm 187cm tall). You can also order dinner or breakfast on board. Just pack an extra clothes, air conditioning is very powerfull, so it is quite cold there even if it says 23°C. Also bear in mind there can be a delay (at least in the direction to Bangkok). It can be more than 30 minutes. There is no WiFi, but if you have SIM card, 4G coverage is around 85% of time (with AIS operator). I very appreciate showers on the train stations (both Bangkok and Chiang Mai).
Mar 20, 2019
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★☆☆☆☆
It was not the kind of bus that I reserved. It didn't make any stop when I paid for food. The door of the bathroom was broken so all the lower part of the bus smelt quite horrible.
Mar 20, 2019
bus VIP 24, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
very nice and comfortable busses. unfortunately the AC was way to strong and it was freezing cold. Also tha stop for the free food was weird. no instructions in english, no information how long we have for eating. but other than that a very nice ride!
Mar 19, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
12GoAsia went way beyond making booking my travel and traveling comfortable and convenient. I have to first share that I booked from NY prior to my trip and when I couldn't find my confirmation email or my payment source I booked again because I thought I had overlooked it. I'm not sure if I realized I double booked or if 12GoAsia discovered and contacted me, but either way, the company refunded my second booking immediately - no muss, no fuss. I really appreciated the excellent service that made my life easier and saved my time. I loved the train ride from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. I got to see Thailand in a way I would not have had I flown instead. The train was comfortable and everyone was pleasant. Great service. Great trip. Great experience. Thanks!
Mar 18, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Your staff need to be a little more friendly .... No information from staff on the bus.... Your driver very good and the bus comfortsble
Mar 17, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★☆☆☆
Bad! You have only thai speaking bus guy so you do not know where you are, information about ride and free meal,wifi and other... Plus you will get you dirty luggage (in trunk was some black something... I cant remove that!!!!!) bad bad bad! On the other hand - ride was smooth and bua was average...+1h delay... Sumarry i do not recommend
Mar 17, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Good and comfort coach from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Free bottled water, Swiss roll slice and small bun on board. I had very pleasant and safe trip.
Mar 17, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Great for the price point, includes a meal at a rest stop, only complaint are that the seats are very stiff and start hurting one’s lower back and hind quarters after 3 hours or so.
Mar 17, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Great bus and very very very comfortable.
Mar 16, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Not the cleanest but ok. Ac was cool enough but not too cold. Got us from Chiang Mai to Bangkok almost on time. Food wasn't very good but was free. I prefer the sleeper train over this one. 12go.asia is great
Mar 15, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Train was fairly nice. Stunk like urine and sewage though and was very difficult to sleep with the lights left on all night. If it were possible to get a refund I would have. Very cold on top bunks and hot on the lower bunk. Overall, it wasn’t great but got us to our destination safely.
Mar 14, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Awesome clean
Mar 14, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Announcements in English as well would be appreciated but that is my only negative point
Mar 14, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very nice experiance. We have now seen a lot of NorthThailand. And with allmost all inclusive ????????????. We got breakfast incl coffee, 2 dishes lunch with water and afternoon tee with cookies. Fantastic.... and very friendly staff .... applause
Mar 13, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Simple booking with 12go asia. I reccomend to pay the priority support. Whenever you need to make request or changes, it helps! Booked the 1st class sleeper train no.10 but it was fully booked. After few back & forth emails, we booked the 2nd class sleeper on the same train & got money refunded in cash for the differences in class. Smoothly exchanged the e-voucher with train tickets at bossotel reception desk on the departure date. 2nd class sleeper car 13 was comfortable & clean. No issue with train being too cold because the blanket was thick enough (had a lower berth seat). 1 Restroom was clean. No wifi. Friendly staff. Train was quite on time. In general, it was a pleasant 12 hours journey.
Mar 13, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Schone trein, vriendelijk personeel, ruime stoelen en bedden. Heerlijk eten is in de trein te koop (niet goedkoop, ongeveer 250 bath). Alcohol is verboden in de trein. 12GoAsia is een hele goede, betrouwbare tussenpersoon om aan tickets te komen.
Mar 13, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Lacking in food options. One big set meal with no options for allergies. Same for breakfast. Nothing simple and no celiac options No WiFi password handed out. Staff are efficient and courteous. Good journey.
Mar 12, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Upper compartment has smaller space but overall it was good and safe. Thank You 12go.asia, will book again in another chance
Mar 12, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
I got everything mentioned in the deal: blanket, water snacks and the dinner and we arrived in time, the only thing I would change is the late timing for stopping for the dinner because until 2 a.m. I couldn't sleep with the stops in some terminals to pick up more passangers turning on and off lights and so on until 1.30 a.m. we stoped for dinner... bus arrived at 6 a.m. I couldn't sleep and now I am so tired. Also bus company could privide a small pillow like other buses. But even that the trip was ok and felt as a VIP service :)
Mar 11, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Nice ride!!!
Mar 11, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Super clean, comfortable, and cold, cold, cold air conditioning system. Touch screen semi functional. Food offered was mediocre. Did not use WiFi at all or check out the media. Very clean bathrooms.
Mar 10, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
On time, good service, snacks and light dinner and ok chairs in 2nd class ac. Rather cold with ac as most transports in Thailand. Nice outside view especially during first half of the trip.
Mar 10, 2019
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★★★☆☆
Bus was ok, stopped at too many places
Mar 10, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
we were a little nervous however, 12GoAsia was amazing. Easy to find. Great staff. 100% legit. Would totally recommend.
Mar 9, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Enjoyed the travel experience. Impressed with facilities and standard of cleanliness. Staff were very good. Slight issue with the level of noise from the train / track. Glad we had a warm layer for the very efficient air con. Would certainly use this service again.
Mar 9, 2019
bus VIP 31, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Highly recommend this. It was much comfier then an aeroplane, great service, snacks and water handed out, loads of leg room and the chair had a massage function. They also have decent quality on board entertainment. 5 stars+ will choose this over flying anyday.
Mar 9, 2019
train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
It was and old train with outdated toilets and amenities for the same price as a newer train
Mar 7, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Great experience, but would have been enhanced by the lights being dimmed overnight or even turned off as it made it hard to sleep.
Mar 7, 2019
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Staff are friendly and beds/seat are spacious. Toilets are as you would expect fot a Thailand train. Worth the experience.
Mar 6, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Perfect, well organised by 12goasia
Mar 6, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
i forgot what n umber sleeper train i got, but it was new and very comfortable. I stayed in the 2nd class because it's not bad and just as good as the 1st (i've never taken the 1st). take this one! the ride itself is very long, there are a good amount of stops and THERE IS NO WIFI. the beds are actually pretty comfy and well maintained and clean.
Mar 4, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
4.5 stars. Better than expected. More comfortable and more leg room to spread out a bit. A little more instruction in non-thai languages would have helped as there was minor confusion at a couple of points and quite a few farangs on the bus. But overall quite good.
Mar 4, 2019
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Lack of information in English
Mar 3, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Best Bus ever !!!
Mar 2, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Noone speaks english. Notturno certo Kindle. Good travel For the accomodation.
Mar 2, 2019
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★★★★★
Perfect , enough space , friendly stuff ( they don't speak much English) But they try here best . We travel from Chiang mai to Bangkok . We had a to reach our plain to phangan. And they let us out just 15 minutes away from the airport.
Feb 28, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Super easy to find the ticket place for pickup. I would definitely use them again in the future.
Feb 28, 2019
train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Arrangement by your company were great, and the trip very comfortable.
Feb 27, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
The bus was incredible. Snacks were amazing. Films played in English which was fantastic. Clean toilet and recliner chairs without bothering the person behind you. Very comfy trip.
Feb 27, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
I had originally booked the day train to BKK as I wanted to see the countryside as we headed South, but we got bumped to the 5pm overnighter. Took a first class carriage and other than a freezing cold cabin, journey was ok and staff friendly & curtious. I recommend walking down to the dining carriage as more room. Like the airlines, the food is reheated and bland. Side of French fries were good though!
Feb 27, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
I think the bus conductor needs to put some smile on her face. She seems very unhappy with her job and it affects her work performance. Other than that, the bus is very clean and I had a good sleep because the driver drove smoothly.
Feb 26, 2019
train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
I thought it was really annoying that the big lights were on the whole night. I couldn't really sleep because of this. Other than this everything was perfect
Feb 26, 2019
train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
We picked up our tickets in Chaing Mai opposite the station and caught the 3.30pm 2nd class non air con sleeper. I have previously caught a 1st class air con and had to wear every article of clothing in my bag in order not to freeze. Never again. It was a lovely trip with 3 hours of view before dark. The bunks are very hard but that’s ok for me. We didn’t realise that the train actually stops at Don Muang airport which is super convenient. We missed the stop and had to pay 2 baht to come back. ;-)
Feb 24, 2019
bus VIP 27, Sombat Tour
★★★★☆
Really good comfy trip, would definitely recommend! Though I definitely got really lucky with my seat (1A, single seat front top!), so others may not have had such a good trip in other seats. I don’t understand why the snacks all have to be so sweet. All were cakes or biscuits, I didn’t eat them... hopefully they’ll reuse them for other customers. No English is spoken but I didn’t find it an issue. At the break, I just tapped my wrist to ask how long we had and he managed to say 20 minutes, so all good!
Feb 24, 2019
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★★★★☆
We got free water and snacks as well as blankets before we set off. There was a lot of leg room and the seats reclined so we’re comfortable. The bus did arrive into Bangkok an hour and a half earlier than it was supposed to but overall a good journey
Feb 24, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★★
Quick service, smooth ride with a early arrival
Feb 24, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★☆☆
In the order it was final pay of 99€ with luggage and fee. And from my credit card I payed 130€ Why???
Feb 22, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Maybe I’m used to airplane service in Asia, but this was nothing to write home about. Couldn’t order food off screen, dinner menu was given and had no time to consider options. Food was not great. Man came to convert bunks at 730, and we had just got dinner. He gave us 10 mins to finish. Blankets were like thin towels. Thank god I read reviews and slept in pants and a sweater AND had my own blanket because it was cold. WIFI was cut out at around 830, with no explanation. Came back on around midnight. Call buttons from neighbors went unanswered. VIP it did not feel like. I think I’ll stick to travelling by plane.
Feb 22, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The wifi wasnt working most of the time and the staff was rude.
Feb 21, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great train journey. Scenery lovely
Feb 21, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Everything you would expect from a 10 hour bus ride
Feb 21, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Unfortunately the booking wasn't as requested. We've needed two compartments (we are 2 adults, 1 child and 1 baby). But we've been only provided one compartment which is two small for four persons with luggage. And the train is very old and not at all clean. But the help of 12go was very good.
Feb 21, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
We had a great trip on the night train to Bangkok and coordination of ticket purchase and pick-up thru 12goasia was very efficient. Highly recommend. (Be warned that the train can be pretty cold.)
Feb 20, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★★
The bus ride was surprisingly pleasant! The seats recline almost all the way down, there is also a foot rest that lifts up, AC was blasting. They also have a screen for each seat to watch hollywood movies, the only setback was they were dubbed in thai so pretty useless. We arrived 2 hours early so it was fast. I would ride this again.
Feb 20, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
The train trip was much more comfortable and enjoyable than my expectation. The bed was quite spacious and clean bedding was also nice.
Feb 20, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
very fine, modern train
Feb 20, 2019
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Arrive before time
Feb 20, 2019
bus VIP 31, Sombat Tour
★★★★☆
very comfort
Feb 20, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Much better service and driving than on previously booked rides with different companies. Free meal was included at rest stop and snacks at the beginning and end of the trip
Feb 19, 2019
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
It was very comfortable bus
Feb 19, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Redeeming online reservation for boarding pass was quick and efficient. Train was on platform 30 minutes early. Train departed on time. AC and fans were very cold (but fans could be turned off). Were served tea and sweets twice and lunch once (rice, fish, chicken) at no extra cost. Train arrived on time. Overall journey was about 10.5 hours, easy, and relatively comfortable.
Feb 18, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nicely organized from 12go, with a smooth and quick ticket pick up from the Hotel. Train left on time and our beds were as nice and cozy as they can potentially be in a train. The only downside from the sleep train is that they don’t turn the light off, which means when you are placed on the upper bed, it is super bright (and cold from thd AC)! Bring a good eye cover. For me still one of the best ways to travel to BKK.
Feb 18, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
On the whole it was a good journey, friendly staff, comfortable beds and the dinner was tasty, breakfast not so good. We were on time until we had a 45 minute wait outside our destination station.
Feb 18, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Everything went well. Except that point it was freezing all the time! Even their coats couldn’t help. Some people mentioned about free meal at 1am but it wasn’t announced :) not that big deal In general everything was fine Thanks
Feb 17, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
We took the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and the train was cleaner on that trip. I asked the car attendant to wait to put the beds down and he just started doing it anyways. The biggest complaint I have for the sleeper cabins is the lights should, at the very least, be dimmed while people are sleeping. Otherwise, it is pretty comfortable. The food selling lady should NOT open your curtain to ask you if you want breakfast at 5:30. If your curtain is closed, it's closed for a reason.
Feb 17, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Food was really gross but everything else was pretty good
Feb 17, 2019
train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Fun times, train was from 1967
Feb 17, 2019
bus VIP 24, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
We arrived in Bangkok 2 hours earlier than expected. Very nice. The onboard snacks and bottle water was good. The meal we got at the hightway shop, wasn’t the best, but it was nice to get some food. Good advice: Bring your own snacks. We also got a thin blanket, bring a long shirt, because it gets cold in the bus. It was nice to lay down on the seats and we slept almost the entire time.
Feb 17, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★☆☆☆
The hostess wasn’t very friendly and seemed rather agitated. Two stars because I got there alive.
Feb 16, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
5pm train - 1st class compartment was filthy. Crumbs on the floor, black grease marks on walls and ceiling and worst of all the mattress which had large stains and grubby marks. Even with clean sheets provided we chose to sleep just on the hard seats as couldn't face lying on the mattresses. Staff were friendly, food ok and we arrived on time. 6pm train looked much newer and cleaner. Apparently this one is booked up 4 months in advance.
Feb 16, 2019
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
It was one of my favourite travel experiences.. the leg room , the reclining seats with the massage rollers up and down my back .. air conditioning,my own tv with multiple options, the operator giving us a beautiful blanket ,baked goods and water before we started our trip . The free meal was incredible .. I had no idea the bus was going to be so awesome . Better Than any plane or train I have been on .. I would definitely take the bus again ...
Feb 16, 2019
bus VIP 24, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Great chairs, we sleep well
Feb 15, 2019
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
train #10 is clean&comfy-blanket is nice & warm-train staff is friendly&helpful-food is pricey as is to be expected but i thought it was tasty-would travel this way again-thank you&safe travels
Feb 14, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great journey and very good staff
Feb 14, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Went to Bossotel 4 days before trip to collect tickets and were not available yet. A big waste of time and taxi rate. Besides this hick-up, things went smoothly. Train ride was good, but arrival time was more than 30 minutes over schedule.
Feb 14, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
This trip was amazing! The bus was spacious and clean. I throughly was impressed!
Feb 13, 2019
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Parfait
Feb 13, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Food service and bed service poor, bordering on rude. Food selection poor and tired. Morning fruit only partly ripe. Couldn't turn off the air conditioning completely, so the room was too cold. Glad the ride is over.
Feb 13, 2019
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline
★★☆☆☆
- The air conditioner froze me whole night, no stop for toilet more than 5 hours. - On the pdf ticket in my email was not written which Terminal, so I was walking around 20 minutes with 2 heavy bags like crazy. I called the phone numbers, but they didn't speak English and they couldn't tell me. I am not happy with the experience at all. Positive: The bus was nice
Feb 13, 2019
train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
I had such a great time on the train ride! Lovely countryside view, good food, and comfy bed!
Feb 13, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Very good ,seat good , cake good, bus is safe,
Feb 12, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
As long as you have an air conditioned car, this will be an adequately comfortable ride. 12GO process is painless and worth the small booking fee. You pick up your tickets in Chiang Mai at the hotel across the street from the train station. Just walk in and talk to the front desk, the whole process took me under 2 minutes. They give you the actual tickets, so no need to trade them in for anything afterwards. For those wondering, there are various restaurants and convenience stores at the train station and open very early/late for whatever time your train leaves. Boarding the train and finding our seats was easy, and the seats were kind of comfortable. The AC is going, so dress appropriately. Our train car had two toilets, one a squat toilet the other an actual toilet bowl. The water to wash your hands definitely didn't work, so bring hand sanitizer. Soon after leaving Chiang Mai we were given coffee and water, and a pastry. Not bad, not great. Around noon they came by with lunch. It's very basic and not at all vegetarian, so if you are, bring a few meals like I did. You can't leave the train for anything, and no one comes on selling food like other shorter routes, so bring food and drinks! There was one more coffee/water/cookies service part way through. All in all, a relatively comfortable ride, disappointing food options, cool ac, no power/USB plugs, no wifi, but got us to Bangkok on time and in one piece. The same route on the bus was faster and more comfortable, but I didn't really mind the train too much.
Feb 12, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Hyvin toimi koko systeemi
Feb 12, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Great value
Feb 12, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Very old train and dirty. Not worry buying 1st class tickets
Feb 12, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
The ride was pleasant, managed to sleep and arrived on time to Bangkok. There was 20 minutes stop at 1:00.
Feb 12, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Friendly staff
Feb 12, 2019
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Everything went smoothly with no problems
Feb 11, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Service was acceptable, except my husband called several times to request a second blanket and had no response. Train was so cold he could not sleep, which made him too tired to see sights in Bangkok the following day. He said he does not want to ride this train again. I had the lower, warmer bunk in the berth, and had a somewhat better night. It is a shame to need to pack warm layers and/or blankets solely for this train ride.
Feb 11, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Definetly too cold in the cabin. Whereas the rest was good. Toilets clean and good service
Feb 11, 2019
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways