Trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 20, 2021
No restaurant car service (likely due to COVID), but only found this out in Chiang Mai from a sign next to the toilets. If you walked straight throught to the train you wouldn't know. Additionally the train ticket was to Bang Sue yet the train went on to Bangkok main station. No options for this were given.
Train #14 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 26, 2021
All excellent. I recommend travelling by train in Thailand. It is a great experience.
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 23, 2021
หมอนบนรถไฟเตี้ยไปหน่อยครับ ????
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Mar 17, 2021
Freezing air con and unlike other passengers the attendant did not provide me with blanket and small food box.
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 4, 2021
I booked train tickets with 12go and they where sent to Chiang Mai as requested. I got a notification from ems that the packages has arrived in Chiang Mai post office. So we went to the post office to pick it up but it wasn't there. I sent an email to 12go to ask where they sent the tickets to but I never received an answers. Would have been nice to get an answer to save me a lot of time finding the tickets.
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 2, 2021
No dining car which was a surprise. Should have been notified of that in advance. Other than that comfortable, clean train and helpful porters
Bus VIP 31, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 25, 2020
Relaxing atmosphere
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 23, 2020
Good booking experience and easy pick-up. I recommend using this service
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 19, 2020
The Train departed on time, the trip was nice and the service friendly but we arrive at Bangkok one hour late. I supposed to arrive at 7:25 pm not at 8:20 pm. The Hotel were I supposed to collect my ticket didn't have my ticket, they sent somebody to the station to collect it. I have to wait around 15 minutes, thank god I was early at the station so that extra time didn't affect me. But was really annoy.
Bus Regular 55, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 8, 2020
Driver kept TV on at MAX volume for HOURS on some stupid Thai show! I had to go there and tell him to switch it off cause people want to sleep! Another thing was the fact that on the bus there wasnt USB ports but SOCKETS! Luckily i had a socket adaptor or I would have burned the damn bus with people inside!!!
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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 467 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 10h 13m. 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.