How to get to Northern Thailand

What about

Nestled in a Northern basin of woodlands and mountains, the former capital of Lanna kingdom, Chiang Mai is a city with infinite charm. Gorgeous ancient wats and chedis – some of them dating back to XIII century – dot the city. Forest monasteries hide in the mountains and hills. Colourful markets bursting with OTOP products, flavoursome Northern Thai cuisine with unforgettable khao soi, welcoming and friendly locals and endless choices to live through unforgettable experiences, no matter whether you are just on a short 2 day visit or on a month-long trip. There is plenty to take in in Chiang Mai, from temples, museums, galleries and waterfalls, to quaint coffee shops, epic clothing malls and a unique night-life scene for party goers and music enthusiasts alike.

You will enjoy Chiang Mai, that is for sure.

Getting to Chiang Mai

Overland travel to Chiang Mai is easy and convenient: numerous buses link the northern capital with major provincial centres of the country. From the capital Route #1 Bangkok–Chiang Rai brings you as far as Lampang, where you switch to Route 11 Lampang–Chiang Mai, which goes all the way to your destination. The northern line of state railway of Thailand is a 751km long stretch from Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Depending on the means of transport you choose, the whole journey lasts anywhere between 9 and 14 hours.

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by bus

Getting the bus to Chiang Mai from Bangkok is easy, affordable and comfortable enough to sustain you through the long journey. Chiang Mai bound buses originate from the Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mochit). With a lot of companies (e.g. Bangkok Busline, Siam FirstNew Viriya, etc.) serving the route and departures throughout the day you have plenty of options. Most buses leave after 8pm arriving early in the morning the next day. Note that in peak seasons (i.e. during Thai festivals like Songkran in April or Khao/Ok Phansa in July/October etc.) it is wise to book in advance. Prices vary depending on the level of comfort of the bus. If you can afford paying some extra baht, opt for VIP coaches with 24 seats (from 800 THB) which ensure enough space both for your legs and elbows. But even the cheapest buses from Bangkok (from 500 THB) are comfortable enough to sleep through the whole journey.

A word of comfort: Mochit Bus Terminal is enormous, but there is a lot of staff to help passengers to find their way. You will be caught right at the entrance and directed to the right platform.

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train

An overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a classic Thailand experience. Tickets do sell quickly (especially lower berths), so book well in advance. The trip takes a little bit longer compared to the bus journey, roughly twelve hours, but is significantly more comfortable. The first and second class compartments are well equipped for comfort with seats that fold out into bunk beds (avoid the top bunk if you are claustrophobic). There are both fan and AC 2nd class sleepers, so check when you book. To travel like a king, buy the 1st class single sleeper which costs over 2000 THB per person but does not limit your privacy in any way. There are also 2nd class fan seats (about 600-650 THB) which are to be considered only in case there are no other options left, as with an extra 100 THB you can get a fan sleeper, but add 200 THB – and travel with an AC.

You may as well choose travelling by day as the route is filled with beauty as it takes you through mountainous regions and sprawling countryside that often seem untouched by civilization when viewed from the windows of the moving train.

Tip: There are food vendors constantly patrolling the carriages, so snacks and refreshments are never in short supply, but it is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on the train.

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by private taxi

Leave for Chiang Mai directly from your hotel any time of the day. It may prove a good option for those travelling in a group of friends. A 9-seats Toyota Commuter costs THB 13,200 and takes about 9 hours to travel between the two capitals. The roads are generally smooth, there are gas stations with clean toilets and convenience stores along the way, and the scenery is great.

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai by plane

With several low cost carries selling tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai at as low as THB1000 and bringing you to your destination in mere 1½ hour, you may want to consider flying between the two cities instead of spending the whole night on the move travelling overland.

Thai Lion Air, an associate of the Indonesia-based Lion Air company, makes as many as 10 return flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai daily. Airfare starts from THB1000 and up, depending on the date and the time of the day you wish to fly. The most busy periods sell well before the travel date, but normally even a couple of days prior to your desired date of travel there are deals under THB2000 to catch. 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage are already included into the ticket price. The earliest flight takes off from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport at 8.55am and the last one – at 9.50pm with eight other options in between.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. To get there, use airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 starts from Morchit bus terminal and A2 originates at the Victory Monument, calling en route to Sanam Pao, Ari, Saphan Kwai and Morchit BTS stations (THB30). The latter is also served by A1 route. Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Hua Lamphong train station and Don Mueang airport, too. Trains take about 50 minutes to get from the railway station to the airport and are always a secure bet. Operating time is from 4.20am till 10.25pm.

A major gateway to Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai International Airport is one of the four busiest airports in the country operating daily domestic and international flights from/to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and more. Chiang Mai Airport is located quite close to the city centre (just about two km), which makes flying to Chiang Mai even more reasonable: you are not going to spend much time and money getting to your hotel from the airport.

Note that many hotels in the city provide free transfer from the airport but it should be ordered in advance. Otherwise you can catch a taxi, a songthaew or a tuk-tuk to get to the centre. Taking into consideration the distance, the cost of the ride may seem a bit exaggerated, but in absolute figures it is still peanuts (about THB150).

Tip: Chiang Mai Airport is also used as a hub by Kan Air, a domestic airline which serves among the others some of the most amazing destinations in the north of Thailand, including Pai and Mae Hong Son. It is worth considering flying to these towns as not every traveller is able to survive a seriously winding road from Chiang Mai to Pai and from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son.

Getting around

The majority of Chiang Mai’s attractions lie within the walls of the Old City. Bicycles are the easiest way to get around and can be rented from nearly every guesthouse. Before setting off to explore the city, check the brakes though, as the city fleet leaves much to be desired. Expect to pay from THB50 to THB100 for an ordinary bike with fixed gear.

Motorcycle: Renting a scooter or a motorcycle (well, a car would also do) is a brilliant way to get around, and there are shops peppered everywhere that hire them out. Getting around this way gives you tons of freedom to approach your holiday however you would like and go exploring; and to stay in Chiang Mai and not go exploring should be a crime. Be prepared to leave your passport as a security deposit. Normally there are no problems with getting it back on returning your vehicle to the rental shop.
Tip: Take extra caution while riding a motorcycle or a scooter to Doi Suthep, the city’s picturesque peak. The combination of the winding road and breath-taking views can play bad tricks on inexperienced riders.

Songtaews: These are big trucks with benches in the back. The red and white ones are good for trips within the city (THB20-40 per ride), and the yellow ones will take you to some of the neighbouring Northern provinces. They are generally the cheapest way to get around, but sometimes require a little bit of negotiation.

Tuk-tuks: These are more expensive that songthaews (rot daeng). Consider chartering one if you are longing for new experience; otherwise use rot daeng. Prices, noise, pollution and safety record do not make tuk-tuks a viable option for every time you want to go somewhere.

Taxis: There are plenty of taxis everywhere. If you are used to the meter taxis of Bangkok, then you should probably know that even though the cabs look the same as they do in Bangkok, none of them use meters. Do negotiate before the ride.

Where to stay

Prices on accommodation in Chiang Mai have risen in the recent years, and it is now next to impossible to find a decent option for THB300; THB1000 being a more realistic figure for a budget room in a guesthouse within the walls. If you choose any of them, you have a convenience of being in the middle of the action close to many attractions; but there are other good options, too. You can look for some pleasant budget accommodation just east of the Old City in Thanon Tha Phae, close to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. Thanon Nimmanhaemin with all its bars and restaurants is easily accessible from the western part of the Old City. Lodgings outside the city cater for the city veterans or those looking for relaxed countryside feel and are a great choice if your have your own wheels.

Activities

It is a good idea to try something different while you are in Chiang Mai. You will for sure visit a fair amount of temples, do some hiking and trekking, or even white-water rafting or rock climbing. Add a zest to your stay by enrolling to a massage class and learning the basics of the Thai massage; doing some volunteering in any of the elephant camps (ask in Elephant Nature Park, to begin with); seeing how those bright colourful Chiang Mai parasols are being produced; and cruising Thanon Ratchadamnoen on Sunday evening when it becomes an epicentre of local commerce, culture, cuisine and people-watching.

Tip: Chiang Mai is famous for its colourful festivals. Try to schedule your visit to see and participate in some of them if you can. During the first weekend of February the Flower Festival is held, and the city resembles a great blossoming garden. It is all wet for Songkran, which falls on April, 12–14, with revellers pouring water to each other (and passers-by) along the city moat. Loi Krathong, one of the most beautiful Thai festivals, is called Yi Peng in Chiang Mai. Thousands of illuminated lanterns float in the night skies over the city creating an unforgettable picture.

Getting to Chiang Mai by car

If you have a car there are two routes to get to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. The quicker and shorter one is to go to Nakhon Sawan, then turn left before you get into the city to highway number 1. You will pass Khamphaeng Phet, Tak and Lampang. If you love pizza stop in Lampang and go to the Riverside restaurant there. Better don't visit the elephant park between Lamphang and Chiang Mai for riding on the gray giants, there are better places to get in touch with elephants. After a total distance of about 700 kilometer you will arrive in Chiang Mai.

The second route is slightly longer, but rewards you with smaller roads through big forests. Drive up to Nakhon Sawan, then take the highway to Phitsanulok (117). Continue on highway 11 and you will reach Lampang and then Chiang Mai. In Phisanulok you have two more alternatives. If you turn right towards Phetchaboon you will pass the 'Switzerland of Thailand', a nice area with very relaxing resorts. In Phetchaboon you can visit Khao Koh, the mountain that has one place where your car will slowly roll up the hill. You stop, you turn off the engine and in neutral gear your car will slowly start rolling up the hill.

If you turn left you can visit the city of Sukhothai with its historical park. Rent a bicycle at the park entrance and enjoy the atmosphere of the well preserved 700 year old temple ruins.

If you decide to go by bus it will take you about 10 hours, the train will take about 14 hours. Traveling such long distances over night will safe you the costs for one night in a hotel. There are many airlines that fly to Chiang Mai, but you would miss a beautiful trip that way. We recommend to take the plane back, especially when you are heading down south towards the islands.

Chiang Mai

.. is a city that offers so many attractions that you will hardly be able to see all, even if you stay there several months. What we will try to inform you about are the things that you might not find in your guide book. But let's start with the common things first. People say you need to do three things in Chiang Mai: eat Khao Soi, a delicious rice noodle dish with many ingredients, visit Boo Sang where the colorful umbrellas are handmade from paper and visit the temple on the mountain, Wat Doi Suthep. On weekdays there are not so many people there. If the sun shines you can make beautiful pictures of the golden chedi. If you take one of the red songtaew taxis please keep in mind that the way down is a bit more expensive then the way up.

Khao Soi is made from rice noodles in a thin yellow curry, quite similar to the Massaman style. It is a soup-like specialty and mixed with deep-fried crispy noodles and boiled egg noodles. Usually on the side you will get shallots, banana, lime and pickled cabbage. Don't take the oil-fried ground chilies if you can't stand the extreme spicy taste. Coconut milk is used to soften the taste and make it less spicy. You can often order Khao Soi with chicken or beef, sometimes also the veggie version.

Then there is Boo Sang, a village near San Pathong where they produce the paper umbrellas / parasols and paint them since over 200 years. It is a very interesting process and at the umbrella factory on the right side, close to the junction, you can follow every step of the production. The Sa paper is made from the bark of the mulberry tree. There they would also paint wonderful motives on the cover of your mobile phone or on your clothes. If you have a bag, t-shirt or shorts you want to make unique - bring them and you do not have to buy something there. The village of Baan Tawai near Hang Dong is very similar to Boo Sang, with loads of souvenirs and wooden furniture. It is cheaper than the night bazaar in the city, but Boo Sang we like better.

The Chinese-style Wororot Market can be found near the Narawat Bridge over the River Ping. On Sundays there is a big street market inside the old city, starting from 7 p.m. until midnight. On Saturdays there is the walking street market (called Thanon Khon Doen) on Wualai Road. The night bazaar opens every day in the early afternoon and closes at night. A lot of different things are sold there, but you need to negotiate prizes. Do not expect the Louis-Vuitton Handbags or Versace jeans to be original. Many shops sell the same things, so you can ask for a price and then move on and ask another shop. There is a Chinese Money Changer shop about 50 meter from Tha Phae road coming on the right side of the night bazaar street which usually has the best exchange rates in town. If you reach the end of the night bazaar, cross the junction at Phantip Plaza and continue for another 300 meter. Behind the big hotel on the left side you will see the 3D street art museum 'Art in Paradise'. Bring your camera, because you can step into the 300+ paintings on the ground, walls and ceiling and get some really nice or funny pictures.

Fruitmarket
Fruitmarket
Rice of different colors
Rice of different colors
Smoothies
Smoothies

If you love animals and you would like to do something good, please visit Care For Dogs in Chiang Mai (Hang Dong District) or the Elephant Nature Park in Mae Taeng. The park is not cheap, but you will be rewarded seeing smiling elephants without hooks, chains or fences. They could easily run away, but they love to stay there. In the afternoon you might be able to go swimming in the river with the gray giants and brush their back with a big broom. The park offers day trips or you can stay and volunteer for a while. Something you will never forget. A bit further down behind the park on the same small road some shops offer white-water and bamboo rafting. While bamboo rafting is very slow and relaxed (one could say it's boring), the white-water is a bit more challenging. It is not really that white unless you come after there were heavy rainfalls in the mountains.

If you like to go swimming please Google 'Grand Canyon Chiang Mai'. This is a hidden gem in the north and not many people know about it. Clear and clean water, almost nobody there during the weekdays when the sun is out (Thais don't like to get tanned). Be careful and don't jump from the walls into the water. A recently opened coffee shop can be found at the entrance.

If you can drive a scooter or want to rent a car this loop is very nice: CM - Hang Dong - Samoeng - Mae Rim - CM
It takes about 3 hours and there is almost no traffic on weekdays. You will pass stunning view points, you can discover a hidden cave (which is a bit difficult to find), a very nice big coffee shop 20 km before Samoeng, strawberry fields in Samoeng and then there are many activities like bungee jumping, shooting ranges, ATV and buggy rentals, go-carriage, paint-ball and some parks, restaurants etc. near Mae Rim. With a scooter or car you can also go up the mountain and explore Wat Doi Suthep on your own. Please always wear a helmet, drive carefully and do not drink alcohol and drive!

Let's talk food...

Some people say there are more pubs and restaurants than people living in Chiang Mai. We would like to recommend a few special places that we enjoyed.

Inside the old city is a vegetarian restaurant called Taste from Heaven, the best vegetarian restaurant in the north. They have a Facebook page with their address and a map. The owner speaks good English. They also do very good cooking classes.

Yummi Pizza Restaurant
Yummi Pizza Restaurant

The biggest pizza is served at The Dukes, where you can also find fantastic spare ribs. Huge portions, no need for a starter. It is on the other side of the river, between Narawat bridge and the old iron bridge. Another branch is at the night bazaar road, next to McD.

The most beautiful food is served in the Mix Bar and Restaurant at the end of Nimman Hemmin Soi 1.

At the corner of Soi 6 (opposite Tesco Express) you can find a small shop called Smoothie Blues, where you can have the best breakfast in town. Don't try their mango 'smoothie blues' - you might get addicted to it.
In the small soi between Nimman Hemmin Soi 11 and 13 is Sumo Sushi. Japanese food Thai-style, not expensive. A few meters away is the beer factory with a huge selection of imported beers and a bit further down the street to Soi 9 is a Japanese Yakiniku Grill. The grill is build-in to the table and you prepare your food yourself.

A place you should not miss is Yummy Pizza on Canal Road. It is a bit outside, but offers very tasty food and sometimes really good life music. The owner of the restaurant is your contact person for everything about Muay Thai boxing.

The former 'Rainforest Restaurant' Khao-Mao Khao-Fang is on road 3044. It is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Chiang Mai. Better sit near the lake, because the waterfall on the other side is quite noisy after a while. They also serve food inside the air-conditioned coffee shop.

Temples in Chiang Mai

Beside Wat Doi Suthep on the mountain there are many many other temples in Chiang Mai. There is Wat Phra Sing inside the old city, there is Wat U-Mong with its caves and a huge fish pond near Chiang Mai University. Another nice temple is Wat Doi Kham near the night safari. Not many tourist know this place. From here you have a very nice view over the city (on a clear day).

Shopping in Chiang Mai

Central Festival is a huge new shopping mall on the superhighway. The Robinson Airport Plaza is also nice and easier to reach. Maya is usually crowded with students from the nearby university.
If you plan to stay longer in the city you better rent a place than staying in hotels or guest-houses. Air-conditioned studios can be found for a monthly rental price of about 100 Euro, but condominiums inside the city or in the Nimman Hemmin area are much much more expensive. You will be much better off by renting a house in one of the housing estates (which usually come with security, pool, gym, clubhouse etc.), as houses are cheaper in rent than apartments.

Attention: the Zoo and the Night Safari are charging double entrance fees to tourists. We recommend not to support such behavior and avoid places like this.

Most of the city is mapped on Google Streetview, so you can explore some areas already on your PC.

If you have time you might also want to visit Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai has two very nice temples. Wat Rong Khun, the white temple and Baan Dam, the black house. Both are worth visiting, but it will take you 4 hours by car to get there. If you plan to stay one night in Chiang Rai: the Le Meridien Hotel in CR has a wonderful Sunday brunch.

Wat Rong Khun, Entrance
Wat Rong Khun, Entrance
Wat Rong Khun, White Temple
Wat Rong Khun, White Temple

Bangkok to Chiang Mai @ train, bus, flight Sep 30, 2017

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#SL518
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× 2 = ฿ 2,940
 
#DD8324
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× 2 = ฿ 3,730
 
#FD3443
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#SL520
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฿ 3,405
× 2 = ฿ 6,810
 
#DD8326
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#FD3427
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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai by flight

#TG102
07:55
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09:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 3,045
× 2 = ฿ 6,090
 
#PG215
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฿ 2,649
× 2 = ฿ 5,298
 
#TG2160
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฿ 4,172
× 2 = ฿ 8,344
 
#PG217
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฿ 3,379
× 2 = ฿ 6,758
 
#TG110
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฿ 3,045
× 2 = ฿ 6,090
 
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฿ 2,149
× 2 = ฿ 4,298
 
#PG219
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฿ 2,482
× 2 = ฿ 4,964
 
#TG116
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฿ 3,108
× 2 = ฿ 6,216
 
#TG120
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฿ 2,065
× 2 = ฿ 4,130
 
#PG268
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× 2 = ฿ 4,298
 
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Adventures @ Chiang Mai


See the Jungle Through the Eyes of a Gibbon!
฿ 3,999
7h
Flight of the Gibbon
See the Jungle Through the Eyes of a Gibbon!
Jungle Bungy Jumping
฿ 2,000
1h
X Centre
Jungle Bungy Jumping

Passenger reviews out of total 106,338 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Perfect service, 12go make booking tickets a breeze. Sleeper train to Chiangmai Mai is clean and well organised. Bring something warm to wear and an eye mask - AC can get cold at times and the lights aren't dimmed during the night.
★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Easy to book, soo much more comfortable than expected :) we were able to catch some sleep, nice and comfortable reclining chairs, snacks and blanket(!) provided. We definitely recommend this and would book it again anytime!
★★★★★ Sep 23, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Perfect way to travel. Great temperature - the lights turned off at night - wonderful!
★★★★☆ Sep 23, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 23, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Perfect peaceful way to travel up North. Can't explain how much I enjoyed it.
★★★★★ Sep 23, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very helpfull staff
★★★★☆ Sep 22, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
For the price, I have to give it a 4 even though the toilet was smelling pretty bad. My sleeping spot was fine.
★★★★★ Sep 22, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip. Train was clean and comfortable. Only complaint was that the lights are never turned off at night. We picked up our tickets a few days early to save time the day of the trip. No issues at all. The staff was very helpful and provided an unexpected refund when the booking was not as much as we had been charged.
★★★★★ Sep 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Everything was OK. The only thing is the little space between the sits in the plane, but is not a big deal for a little trip (1.30 hrs)
★★★★★ Sep 21, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Amazing the seat only with ac was very comfortable. Meal were surprising and good. The only bad thing is that half way i realized there were cockroaches and couldnt sleep anymore
★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Wasn't the cleanest but it was very good for the price. Avoid the toilet if possible and keep window closed as your bed will be covered in dead bugs and flies.
★★★★★ Sep 21, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 20, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Was a good journey great views accept for the small cockroaches running around everywhere
★★★★★ Sep 20, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really easy service and friendly staff.
★★★★★ Sep 20, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Such a comfortable ride!
★★★★☆ Sep 20, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour) :
All in all Really Good Seats comfortable, food Really Good, but headset was Really quiet because mit Fitting in the Spot in tv, unfortunately. Nur still Good Service ans Everything fine.
★★★★★ Sep 20, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Beds were bigger than expected (not much, but it made a difference for my boyfriend who is 6'3.
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very happy with this service, I also agree with a previous comment about a luggage hold would be a perfect bonus with this company, however the service that they offered which was to book our overnight first class ticket was met with no hassle I would recommend this company and I would certainly use it again myself. Susan Ireland
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2017 (bus VIP27, Sombat Tour) :
Service was extraordinary and the seats were very comfy!
★★★★☆ Sep 19, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Exactly as described! Clean,smooth and just what it needed to be. Perfect.
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour)
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
If you book from here, I believe that they put backpackers together. That made the trip go by faster. Everyone was in the same boat and friendly. Sleeping was fine too!! Very clean. Lovely staff. Cheap food. Very easy process. 100% recommend and will use again!!
★★★★☆ Sep 18, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was exactly as described. Carriage was kept clean throughout the night- including the toilets.
★★★★☆ Sep 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 17, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 16, 2017 (bus VIP, Siam First) :
los asientos muy comodos, hasta hacian masajes! El aire acondicionado no era tan frio como pensamos que iba a ser, con la manta q te daban era suficiente. Nos dieron snaks y un cafe de desayuno, muy amable todos, recomiendo!
★★★★☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Performance 12 Go Asia is fine. Train is uncomfortably cold though and we had a 1.5 hr delay.
★★★★☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 16, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service, comfortable train. One suggestion: the luggage storage compartment in the station looks quite shabby, and was a bit expensive (240 Baht for 3 bags). A place to store your luggage for people who book with 12go would be nice. But we had an overall great experience.
★★★★★ Sep 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Got money back for some reason which is great! And the train was brand new. Superb! V happy.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Great for money! Snacks, water, blanket and head rest supplied. very happy!
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service by 12goasia and excellent service on the train. Very friendly staff on the train...everything is newish and clean (including the bathroom).
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Why does the train have to be so dam cold!! Also full of bugs
★★★★☆ Sep 14, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I recommed this trip. It is a nice experience. I gave 4 stars because we had private room but we weren't able to close air-co. The air-co holes, can be normally shut, but the some shutters were broken, so even with jacket and 2 layer and blanket, it was too cold to sleep. I suggest to take this trip but bring some thick clothes to sleep in or extra blanket :)
★★★★★ Sep 14, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 14, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Amazing!
★★★★★ Sep 14, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 14, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
As a Farang who is 2 meters 12 centimeters it was a difficult journey with the space provided. I realize tho majority of passengers are less in stature. Although there were language options like Dutch or English the movies offered were all in Thai, not even English sub titles which I thought was odd. I don't speak Thai so when we were all shuffled out to eat I did not have my ticket, it was in my bag on the bus so I was laughed at and made to pay 25 baht. I paid an extra 50 baht before purchasing my ticket for extra service but received nothing out of the ordinary. And also the charger I was provided in seat 1D did not charge my phone adequately while others had no problem. The driver was very cordial although I don't think based on this experience that I would return or recommend this institution.
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Wonderful! Thank you :)
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Great experience, they started boarding the plane a little bit late but managed to get to Chiang Mai on time! Great service overall.
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Very smooth and comfortable ride. Toilet, water and snacks!
★★★★☆ Sep 13, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Ride is comfy, beds are okay (lower bunk). Food / drinks not included in ticket, watch out!
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Sep 12, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service, worth the cost of traveling First Class. Very organised with train leaving on time and arriving at ETA.
★★★★★ Sep 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I am not your typical backpacker (50 years old) and only willing to put up with so much roughing it at this point. But I decided to do the night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to save some money, use a night for travel rather than wasting a day, and for the experience (as I kept hearing it was). I bought the voucher online after reading about how reliable it was and even had to make a change in the reservation. The staff were efficent and pleasant and took care of everything I needed. The trains are clean and comfortable. I definitely recommend the class 2, a/c, lower berth. It was private, comfortable and you get the window - even though you leave around dusk and get in around day break. There are times to see out. I recommend ear plugs and eye covering. They leave the lights on in the car all night although the bed is fairly dim. People do walk by going to the cafe car or rest room also. So if you are a light sleeper you will do better with ear plugs and eye covering. You can bring food if you need snacks/water. I didn't go to the cafe car but they had one.
★★★★★ Sep 12, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Sep 11, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sleeper train to chiang Mai was super easy - booking, ticket pick up was a breeze. Recommended for sure, top stuff.
★★★★★ Sep 11, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great ride, smooth , bed comfortable, staff nice
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Heel goed Airco is koud maar is ook lekker Klein min puntje lampen blijven branden
★★★★★ Sep 11, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
So easy, excellent service, lovely helpful ladies.
★★★★★ Sep 11, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This modern (red/white) sleeper ,,departing at 1815 hrs is a perfect train. Staf is extremely friendly and professional. Free water at departure. Joking with every guest. Really great. Our friendly train En ployee preparing the beds was a Hero !!
★★★★★ Sep 10, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★★ Sep 10, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Lots of leg space on the lower deck, especially the seats in the back. Bus was not so full, which made it a very comfortable ride. Easy to book and helful staff.
★★★★★ Sep 10, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very good. Great train and great service from the 12go Asia team.
★★★★☆ Sep 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Airways) :
Clean and easy flight. Good service. Slightly annoying that the flight was on time and departure for 18:40 but didn't get in the air until about 19:00. We took a bus to the plane, so if the slow customers were the cause, then control their pace. Time and efficiency is money! That's my only conplaint. Will fly again!
★★★☆☆ Sep 9, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Too much light on the night Too much people selling all the trip and insisting you to buy something The beds are ok, comfy
★★★★★ Sep 9, 2017 (bus VIP, Siam First) :
best overnight bus I've taken and the seats go all the way down and friendly service!
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Except the airconditioning that was by default a bit too strong and made some noise all night long ( in first class cabin), train was very comfortable. Restaurant was convenient and confortable !
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Fabulous service. I was able to book tickets with them for a trip more than six months away and they delivered exactly as promised. Helpful info and customer service and we had a great experience on the train!
★★★★☆ Sep 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Lo unico malo, aire acondicionado excesivamente fuerte, y no apagaron las luces x la noche! X lo demas excelente viaje q repetiria sin dudar!
★★★★☆ Sep 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very good Staff , extreamly friendly and helpfull!
★★★★☆ Sep 7, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 7, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good service. Very clean. Beds are hard. Too much light because of bed curtains
★★★★☆ Sep 7, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
깨끗하고 친절하고 편했다. 다만 2층 침대는 184cm인 데도 발이 닿아 쪽잠을 잘 수 밖에 없었다. 리뷰에서 본 것처럼 크루에게 식당칸은 흡연이 맞냐고 묻자 "노오 스모킹"이라고 크게 외쳐 모든 열차 승객들이 한꺼번에 알아들었다.
★★★★☆ Sep 6, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Travelled 1st class sleeper on No.9 train. Comparable to overnight train from Munich to Venice. Just enough room for luggage under bed. Ate tea at the dining car-microwave asian meal but quite good. Good cup of tea in the morning. We turned our airconditioning off to sleep,this worked well. Maybe provide a bigger blanket so you can fold it in half& have double thickness. Ordering through 12GO was easy,they gave updates & collecting tickets was simple. Nice girls in the office. Would use again.
★★★★☆ Sep 6, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 6, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 6, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very efficient service. Clean comfortable seats/ beds. Carriage attendant was wonderful! Only drawbacks, lights on all night and temperature too cold with only thin cotton cover for the bed.
★★★★☆ Sep 6, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Decent night train voyage, staff could be friendlier
★★★★★ Sep 6, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very Nice train
★★★★☆ Sep 6, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Apart from aircon being too cold it was wonderful. The staff and service at 12 go.asia were excellent. Kathleen byron bay
★★★☆☆ Sep 6, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go.aisa - great, reliable, helpful The second class sleeper was ok for one night, I highly recommend some long sleeves, it gets cold during night due to strong AC.
★★★★★ Sep 5, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It is so nice that 12GO is providing this service for travellers. So much easier to book online and collect. Their office is very conveniently located in front of the station. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
★★★★★ Sep 5, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 5, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 5, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 5, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Møre information about the train would be Nice. The rest was perfect
★★★★★ Sep 5, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 5, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 5, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service
★★★☆☆ Sep 4, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great dealing with 12Go Asia. Very smooth indeed. Thanks!
★★★★☆ Sep 4, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a nice first experience to take the nighttrain. Just bring a lot of snacks and something to read, because it is a long ride. Try to wear something comfy and you will be alright.
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Made buying train tickets easy. The staff was professional and polite and the building was easy to find
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super easy to find and very helpful staff
★★★★☆ Sep 3, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No charging places!!!
★★★★★ Sep 3, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, tickets easy to collect and well explained.
★★★☆☆ Sep 2, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
My train was the day train to Chiang Mai. The reason for giving only 3 stars is the delay in the train's schedule and lack on information about what was happening. The train had apparently some technical issues and left Hua Lamphong station ~3h late. General information on the reason for the delay was not given or if it was, I didn't understand it. Eventually the 11h trip took then ~13.5h. Otherwise everything worked well and the train staff was very friendly, 2 warm meals and coffee with cookies were offered on board during the trip. The lunch was delivered already during the stay in Hua Lamphong. Purchasing and getting the tickets via 12Go Asia was easy and worked smoothly with clear instructions given by them. Also their ticket office opposite Hua Lamphong in Bangkok was easy to find.
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2017 (bus VIP, Siam First) :
Maybe translate more into emglish was not Aware of first stop off point - v dazed and confused

News

Thai Vietjet Air floats plans for new destinations

Bangkok based airline Thai Vietjet Air says plans are afoot to launch new routes to both Thai and international destinations. From its hub at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the carrier has announced ambitious plans to add Krabi and Hat Yai to the domestic Thai portfolio.

19 September 2017

Budget carrier AirAsia inaugurates airport VIP service

Passengers flying with AirAsia from a select number of airports in Thailand now have an additional option to ensure their journeys are stress free. The low-cost carrier has launched Red Carpet. The service comes with all the bonus features of a full-service airline’s premier package.

13 September 2017

Chiang Mai urban rail system gets thumbs up

The deputy-director of Thailand’s transport division told reporters last week that Chiang Mai and another two popular tourist destinations will get light rail lines. The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) will work out routes, budgets and all the other specifics needed to get new rail systems off the ground.

29 August 2017