Trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok Train Schedule

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 VIP Van 8pax Any time$ 362.27
Sombat Tour VIP 31 07:30 - 18:00$ 26.43
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD410108:30 - 09:45฿ 1,696
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD900010:25 - 11:45฿ 5,268
Bangkok Air Economy 12:50 - 19:20฿ 11,150
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ11114:40 - 16:00฿ 1,979
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10716:05 - 17:25฿ 1,946
Thai Railways VIP Sleeper 18:00 - 06:50฿ 1,943
Thai Smile Economy #WE12121:10 - 22:30฿ 3,555
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD342023:30 - 00:40฿ 1,914

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Great ! We were in the newer trains (the ones with the red seats/beds not the blue ones) only bad things is there are not food vendors coming around but only a food wagon with really high prices (200bath for a meal) compared to 40 bath for the food vendors in the older trains.
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 31, 2023
If you have a long trip like... more than 8hs like me... the better option is with bed. I took the other one and was horrible. The train of dead. I repeat... only with beds and air conditioned for long trip.
Train #52 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 25, 2023
Pretty good. Decent sleep and sheets seemed clean but I brought my own pillowcase. No meal service but vendors getting on in the beginning. Toilet is a squat toilet and not pleasant. Train is slow. Maybe 20km/h
Train #14 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 17, 2023
3rd class was better than expected! Very comfy seats, just a bit narrow. Little delay, but overall very good experience. Felt exhausted after a 14hrs ride, but that's normal. People selling food and drinks on a regular basis. Toilet was very clean! Overall a very good, but long experience!
Train #102 Class 3 Fan, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 8, 2023
We were on the sleeper train, it was a great experience and I slept very well , I imagined it was the noise of the spin on a washing machine, conked out !.
Train #14 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 6, 2023
Typique thaïlandais merci
Train #102 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 28, 2023
Comfortable and train was really clean
Train #52 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 27, 2023
Well it is worth the money - 8 dollars or so that we paid. Many people - tourists and locals travel together. Don't worry about food or drinks - locals are selling food on train all the time. Toilets are ok. Seats ok, well not too much space but managable, everythone gets dedicated seat. Just be sure you are ok to travel so long, like 14 hours! And bring a jacket, it's cold and windy in the early morning, most windows and doors usually open all the time.
Train #102 Class 3 Fan, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 12, 2023
Its a long trip, but nice, however to bad that the window was blind and hard to see out, had to move around to find a clear window, but most seats where taken.
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 9, 2023
It was excellent but from the websites seat61 and 12go it was difficult to understand what to be prepared for. Now I know! How long will you be able to sit before all the seats become beds? Answer: about 1,5 hours. How big is the storing space? If you have a large suitcase you can leave it in the corridor outside the toilettes and after bedtime push it under the lower bed. But at the same time there is room for two normal hand luggage plus your shoes under the seats. Also the seats are wide enough for you to sit with your backpack etc before it´s time to go to bed. I think the beds are a few cm longer than 180 cm, so if your taller you have to stretch out diagonally. The beds are wide enough for you to sleep next to your medium-size backpack, so you don´t need to worry. But security seems to be good, a lot of staff. Even a policeman is on the train. There is privacy enough behind the bed-curtain to change to softer clothes for the night. Floors and toilettes are clean. To brush your teeth, wash your hands etc there is an open space with taps in the corridor. The restaurant was clean and with fast service to get good food. If I had known these things before going on this journey I would not have hesitated so long before deciding to take the train. /Hans
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 4, 2023
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by Train

Taking a train to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok?

Travelling by train, the distance from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is 433 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok by Train?

Travel time from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is estimated to be about 9h 50m. 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 Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok by Train?

The train ticket price from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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.

Chiang Mai to Bangkok timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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.