Trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 6, 2021
Great experience, AC was a bit chilly, I'll bring a sweater next time. 1st class sleeper very cozy. The shower needs instructions-we couldn't figure out how to turn it on.
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 30, 2021
Find the office oppositie the train station - about 5 minutes waking. 12go Asia had a great service. They answer emails and questions quickly. On Google is says the office isbopen from 10 a.m. In fact its open 9 a.m. I would highly recommend them for bookings.
Train #109 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 29, 2021
Everything went exactly as described. Good company.
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 27, 2021
My ticket was still sealed in postal service back room.
Train #109 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 21, 2021
Extremely easy and secure web pay. The 12go ticket pickup office was conviently located just right across from Hua Lamphong Railway Station.How cool is that! It is just as important that I mention that the 12go office staff are so very kind, caring, and knowledgeable. They were quick with a response to all my questions and concerns. Upper management should be very proud at how their office team interacted with the paying customer. Give them all raises! I sincerely appreciate 12go for making my first ever train and Thailand trip so outstanding. I don't want to leave in 3 week. RETIREMENT VISA, YES! Best Regards, David Roques 11/21/21
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 20, 2021
Ticket ordering and pick up easy and as described. A Little disadvantage was that the train didn’t have a food service that night of which passengers were made aware and had a chance to buy some food at the station
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 19, 2021
Very Good. I was there Nov 17 and needed to store large baggage In baggage check. Unfortunately it was long closed. But I found a helpful lady nearby that was very kind and watched my bags for a much lower price while I waited for train and I was able to walk around. For the small fee that they charge this is a great service.
Train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 18, 2021
Everything was oke
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 15, 2021
fast, relaxing, economical, great way to meet fellow travellers, beats the hassle of the airports!
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Oct 30, 2021
All good, no stress and more importantly (for vaccinated people) there was hardly a hiccup while travelling from BKK to CNX (Oct, '21) Thank you, hope it helps!
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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.