Trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Train Schedule

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 13,200
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD341605:10 - 06:20฿ 1,423
Thai Airways Economy #TG210006:30 - 07:50฿ 2,724
Nok Air Economy #DD12409:20 - 10:30฿ 1,659
Thai Smile Economy #WE10410:20 - 11:40฿ 2,408
Thai Railway Class III Fan 13:45 - 04:05$ 7.76
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343115:45 - 17:00฿ 2,589
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD410616:30 - 17:55฿ 1,423
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD342519:30 - 20:50฿ 1,422
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ11820:50 - 22:05฿ 1,647
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ210422:20 - 23:35฿ 1,347

Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

The train was 2 hours and 20 minutes late. We had to wait in the station which had no food, no power sockets, and it was extremely hot. It only got worse on the train, since the heat was unbearable even with all the windows open. All kinds of insects got in and landed on us and we got coated with dark smoke from outside. We had to endure all this for 12 hours. Would not recommend it.
Train #13 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 3, 2023
It was great, the bed was set up by the personnel and everyone was kind and welcoming. The train ride though was a bit shaky, as it is used to be here but I could not have chosen better!
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 27, 2023
About two h after we start the ride the train sound like she hit in something .that was relly scary. The driver stop few time to cheak We drive most of the way of the road sllow with feel that something is broken . After the driver change the new one start to drive fast to speed up to get on time and under us we hear just metal broken. The drive was jumping and not not comfortable There is only seet cabin in the morning train. The cabin crew deliver food and drink Toilet clean The green view is strat in the north Amazing fores and river
Train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 26, 2023
Very comfortable, staff were outstanding and all for a very fair price.
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 26, 2023
The windows of the train are generally left open, so it can get cold during the early morning hours. Also, for the same reason, it gets dusty from all the fumes and particles from the train blowing in, so it may be a good idea to wear a face mask
Train #13 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 26, 2023
Really fun trip, the train number 9 is nice and new. Eye masks and a jumper are a must. Also, the food and drink is really overpriced, we agreed to coffee in the morning without knowing it was 130 B each. But would do it again
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 25, 2023
Super clean, nice beds and Perfect on time! Buuut I wouldnt recommend the food.
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 21, 2023
Could not find departure place of public bus to the city and when we found it, the bus already left so we took a grab
Train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 21, 2023
Clean, on time, good service, excellent value for money
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 19, 2023
Loved the train. But it was way too cold in the sleeper area. Like ridiculously cold for the thin blanket they give you.
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 17, 2023
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How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Train

Taking a train to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Bangkok to Chiang Mai tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

Travelling by train, the distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is 431 miles. Before setting
on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Train?

Travel time from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is estimated to be about 10h 10m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Train?

The train ticket price from Bangkok to Chiang Mai varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Bangkok to Chiang Mai timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Bangkok to Chiang Mai timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.