Trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Refundable
18:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 5m ride in train #9
4.3+
07:15
+1
Chiang Mai
Refundable
19:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 5m ride in train #13
4.0+
08:40
+1
Chiang Mai

From Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai by train

Refundable
08:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h ride in train #7, 2nd Class AC seats only
4.1
19:30
Chiang Mai
Refundable
13:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 20m ride in train #109, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
4.1
04:05
+1
Chiang Mai
Refundable
18:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 5m ride in train #9
4.3+
07:15
+1
Chiang Mai
Refundable
19:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 5m ride in train #13
4.0+
08:40
+1
Chiang Mai
Refundable
22:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 10m ride in train #51, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
4.2
12:10
+1
Chiang Mai

From Don Mueang to Chiang Mai by train

Refundable
09:13
Don Mueang, Bangkok
10h 17m ride in train #7, 2nd Class AC seats only
4.1
19:30
Chiang Mai
Refundable
18:55
Don Mueang, Bangkok
12h 20m ride in train #9
4.5+
07:15
+1
Chiang Mai
Refundable
20:23
Don Mueang, Bangkok
12h 17m ride in train #13
4.0+
08:40
+1
Chiang Mai
Refundable
22:50
Don Mueang, Bangkok
13h 20m ride in train #51, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
4.2
12:10
+1
Chiang Mai

Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai destination reviews

LC
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Oct 20, 2020
Great price and service
GA
train 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Oct 20, 2020
The trip was great; linen and surrounds generally quite clean. Train staff did not seem happy on the job; and there was no food/drinks sold on the train. Lights on the upper bunk were blinding though so not as easy to rest.
JT
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Oct 7, 2020
All good apart from no buffet car and very limited food and drinks on offer. For me the bed is a bit short. Also, I found the train a bit noisier than normal and had a few problems getting to sleep. Apart from that, everything was good : )
MA
Bus VIP 31, Sombat Tour, Sep 7, 2020
The bus is ok though a bit old Aircon is good Seat is comfortable Toilet smells
MC
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Sep 5, 2020
Very comfortable, arrived on time, excellent staff. Very pleased
WH
train #9 Special Promotion Seats, Thai Railways, Sep 3, 2020
We were told 15 minutes before departure that there would be no food or drink served on board. I feel this is unacceptable for a 13 hour journey - with very limited options for food and drink in the station.
JH
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Sep 2, 2020
Very clean, very friendly and nice staff. Comfortable beds.
LD
train #9 2nd Class Ladies Only, Thai Railways, Sep 2, 2020
It is extremely cold in the train, and the full lights on all night make it difficult to have a good sleep. But the train is more comfortable than train leaving that 19:10 ;)
N
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 27, 2020
It was all good.
TM
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 27, 2020
It is a good way to come from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The service from the staff at the train is fine, but the first part of the trip from Bangkok is a bit bumpy, so difficult to sleep .. but the last part was fine.
RS
train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Mar 26, 2020
Service was good. Train was delayed a couple of hours while traveling. The bed was not very comfortable. Experience was average.
HK
train #9 2nd Class Ladies Only, Thai Railways, Mar 26, 2020
We upgraded our seats to first class, it was a great experience.
KP
train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Mar 26, 2020
Booked 1st class sleeper. Rolling stock was old and dirty. Air conditioning very cold and impossible to adjust. Food from the dining car expense.
FH
train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Mar 25, 2020
1st class sleeper very old, catering lady expensive and food was not the best.
SL
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 25, 2020
cleanliness of the mattress can be improved; air conditioner can be cooler
KL
train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Mar 23, 2020
Ticket delivered to Hotel in plenty of time. Train journey very comfortable.
GH
train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Mar 23, 2020
Train is ok, and the free meals, snacks , coffee/tea were a surprise. Air conditioning is so cold that you have to pile on everything you have to survive. No blankets provided ( day train). Difficult to move around the train becaise the ride is not very smooth. Would definitely advise taking the night train and getting a bed as the scenery is a bit disappointing except for a few stretches.
CF
train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Mar 22, 2020
Great way to see the country. The service is good, the trains are pretty clean, and the seats are good.
GC
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 22, 2020
We was 5 Italian guy. The trip was very funny and the organization was perfect
AM
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Mar 22, 2020
Went great, the only thing was the music in the bus, and that I didn't know the time of the toilet breaks
DW
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 20, 2020
Great trip! No first class left so went second class but it was actually better, met some great people, had a good sleep and the staff were awesome
PV
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 20, 2020
Good trip in a luxery express train. Good service. Easy check in.
PE
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Mar 20, 2020
They woke us up take out blankets and after they put the músic súper loud for 5-10 minutes and it was 6 am so pretty shit
AM
train #51 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 19, 2020
Ticketing was easy and the staff at 12go were great! The train is an experience I’ll never forget. I HIGHLY recommend ear plugs. The train is pretty loud and creaky. We had been up for over 24 hours before we got on the night train and I still had a bit of trouble falling asleep going through Bangkok. Once we were out of the city the tracks smoothed out and I passed out. If I would have had ear plugs I would have probably been fine. There are a few outlets around the train. None in the bunks but they are there. My phone was almost dead and I luckily was able to secure power before Chiang Mai otherwise we would have not had GPS. Also when you get to Chiang Mai don’t get a taxi at the station. They were all trying to charge 50$ USD to take you to the city. Walk through the people and get a taxi a little ways away from the train on the Main Street to the city.
HM
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 19, 2020
The 12go agency was very helpfull, very responsive to my emails. Everything went smooth, the building to pickup the tickets is very close to the railway station and easy to find. Everything was ok and the train journey was pleasnt.
MR
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 17, 2020
I had a lower berth. A train worker made my bed. The bed was fine. The train shakes tangibly back and forth and it was quite cold due to the air conditioning. You will get a blanket (slightly thicker than a towel) but make sure you are wearing something warm. I thought it was a great experience and great that you don't waste a day traveling.
AW
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 13, 2020
Comfy, clean and on time.
DS
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 11, 2020
We froze in the overly air conditioned refrigerator car. Not very pleased.
EJ
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 11, 2020
The train attendant who was a woman named Lee, sold my friends 4 tins as “beer” but then we realised they were alcohol free. I think that was very misleading. Over all the train journey was fine, a bit hard to sleep because the lights were left on all night and the train was loud, but that can’t be helped. I would use Go Asia again to book travel as it was easy and helpful, but not sure if I would travel on the train again.
CF
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 10, 2020
I would surely recommand going by train. Tips: 1. The airco is quit cold. Bring enough warm clothes with you. 2. Bring an eye cover and earplugs. 3. The lowest bed has got a window so you see the sunset.
TB
train #51 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 10, 2020
Good
TM
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 9, 2020
Train was well on time but the vehicle was old and dirty as were the toilet and the sinks.
UC
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 9, 2020
Exelent service Tanks
SB
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 9, 2020
It was a wonderful experience.
RW
train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Mar 8, 2020
Long train ride but we made it OK. A little late but we understood that could happen so no problems. 12Go was a big help getting us 2nd class tickets on short notice.
JC
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet, Mar 8, 2020
The flight was smooth and quick, great internal service..
TA
train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Mar 8, 2020
Comfortable and a novel trip.
MP
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 7, 2020
It was a good experience, but could be better if the train had cellphone chargers and wi-fi signal
WB
train #9 2nd Class Ladies Only, Thai Railways, Mar 6, 2020
12Go makes it so easy to book an overnight train from the U.S. so you feel secure about your plans. They walk over to the train station and purchase the tickets on your behalf plus when we picked up our tickets they gave me 100 baht refund because we reserved an upper and lower seat/bed. Kop khun ka We had train #9. The seats have no lumbar support, but other than that it was fine.
MS
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet, Mar 6, 2020
Lujo todo, cumplieron los horarios, avión en buen estado, para vuelos cortos lo recomiendo.
PA
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet, Mar 5, 2020
Everything went well
JT
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour, Mar 5, 2020
Luxury bus - screen for films, very comfy seats, food provided throughout. IMPORTANT: wrap up warm as air con on and bring own soap to use in toilet.
MS
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Mar 5, 2020
Cool service
MK
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 4, 2020
There were minor problems such as car 2 did not exist so tens of travellers were standing confused until someone removed the car 4 sign and directed everyone there. The journey was OK but we were late around 2 hours. No real reason why.
CG
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 4, 2020
12go very easy to use and responded quickly to my questions. Very easy and straightforward process
DL
Bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK, Mar 2, 2020
They did not say the information in English such as when we were having a break and for how long. That we get a meal with our ticket. We arrived one hour earlier than stated. There was no wifi and the tvs did not work. They provided snack and water. The woman who brought the snacks was really nice.
KM
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 2, 2020
Booking with 12go was easy and straight forward and the overnight train was comfortable and service was great. Would definitely use the agent and overnight train service for my next booking.
MJ
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Mar 2, 2020
Very nice, thank you! ????
AS
train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 2, 2020
Always a pleasant trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train. Booking through 12GoAsia is a breeze... easy, safe and reliable. Thank you.
TG
train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 1, 2020
All good - thanks 123Go!
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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 17m. 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.