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 Aug 27, 2017

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From Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai by train

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From Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13 to Chiang Mai by bus

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22:25
Don Mueang Airport
23:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,660
× 2 = ฿ 3,320
  available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai by flight

#PG229
06:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:35
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,447
× 2 = ฿ 4,894
  available
#TG5952
06:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:35
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 3,608
× 2 = ฿ 7,216
  available
#TG2168
07:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 3,132
× 2 = ฿ 6,264
  available
#TG102
07:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,323
× 2 = ฿ 4,646
  available
#PG215
08:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 2,447
× 2 = ฿ 4,894
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#TG5946
08:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 3,608
× 2 = ฿ 7,216
  available
#TG215
08:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,412
× 2 = ฿ 4,824
  available
#TG2158
08:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
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฿ 3,132
× 2 = ฿ 6,264
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#TG612
09:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,323
× 2 = ฿ 4,646
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#TG5948
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 3,608
× 2 = ฿ 7,216
  available
#TG270
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:10
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,412
× 2 = ฿ 4,824
  available
#PG270
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 2,820
× 2 = ฿ 5,640
  available
#TG2160
10:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 3,132
× 2 = ฿ 6,264
  available
#PG217
12:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:45
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 2,447
× 2 = ฿ 4,894
  available
#TG5950
12:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:40
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,412
× 2 = ฿ 4,824
  available
#TG110
13:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,323
× 2 = ฿ 4,646
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#PG906
14:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 2,779
× 2 = ฿ 5,558
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#TG5956
14:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:50
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 3,608
× 2 = ฿ 7,216
  available
#TG5954
15:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:20
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,412
× 2 = ฿ 4,824
  available
#PG262
15:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:25
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 5,206
× 2 = ฿ 10,412
  available
#PG219
17:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 2,820
× 2 = ฿ 5,640
  available
#TG116
17:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:30
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,571
× 2 = ฿ 5,142
  available
#TG120
18:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:00
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,323
× 2 = ฿ 4,646
  available
#PG268
19:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:15
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 2,820
× 2 = ฿ 5,640
  available
#PG221
21:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
22:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,820
× 2 = ฿ 5,640
  available
#TG5960
21:35
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22:55
Chiang Mai Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 3,608
× 2 = ฿ 7,216
  available

Adventures @ Chiang Mai


See the Jungle Through the Eyes of a Gibbon!
฿ 3,999
7h
Tree Top Adventure Co., Ltd.
See the Jungle Through the Eyes of a Gibbon! 08:30
Jungle Bungy Jumping
฿ 2,000
1h
X Centre
Jungle Bungy Jumping
UTV off road quadrocycling (2 seats)
฿ 5,500
1h
X Centre
UTV off road quadrocycling (2 seats)

Passenger reviews out of total 101,644 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 ^_^

★★☆☆☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Cockroaches everywhere. Mosquitos everywhere. Train staff/guards were rude and unfriendly.
★★★★☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 21, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
12go Asia were fantastic, very efficient and helpful. Picking up the tickets was easy. Train was very clean and modern.
★★★★★ Aug 20, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Reservation with no troubel. Smoorh and friendly
★★★★☆ Aug 20, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Hard beds, too cold from airco, many stops and only WiFi in the restaurant. Rest was very good!
★★★★★ Aug 19, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 19, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First Class sleeper cars spacious and reasonably comfortable to sleep. Walls very thin so heard loud children for first few hours. Adjoining sleepers with open connecting door cost about $180 USD for four of us.
★★★★☆ Aug 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything very well arranged, though the lights are not switched off at night
★★★★☆ Aug 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 18, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy to order the tickets abd the office is just opposite the train station in Bangkok
★★★★☆ Aug 18, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
El tren esta medianamente equipado pero pasamos muchísimo frío
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The experience is good. Is necesary wear jacket and trousers because the air conditioner is very high
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
perfect
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Much better than expected. Had no delays which was great, however I do know they are common
★★★★☆ Aug 16, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Getting the tickets was quick and easy, we booked them online in advance and collected them on the day of the trip very easily next to the station. The train was on time and comfortable. I loved travelling with my bf with this night train, clean enough and cozy (1st class). It has been an experience that we won't forget and the landscapes were awesome. Only two disappointments: meals way too expensive and the air conditioning definitely too cold...
★★★★★ Aug 16, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Clean and very comfortable but it has not wifi.
★★★★★ Aug 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train à l'heure. Wagon extrêmement récent et d'une propreté impeccable. Personnel nombreux et prévenant. Voyage en wagons-lits deuxième classe très agréable.
★★★☆☆ Aug 16, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It's quite bumpy on the train but the beds (2nd class) are fine and private. Service is great. Slept pretty well.
★★★☆☆ Aug 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 16, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service and we slept well! Best backpackers transport from Bangkok to Chiang Mai ????????????????
★★★★★ Aug 16, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great train experience!
★★★★☆ Aug 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Was a nice trip. Unfortunally the lights where not switched off at night.
★★★☆☆ Aug 15, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Travelled on train 13 in a 1st class sleeper from Bangkok to Chiangmai. The carriage was old and quite dirty, but not bad once the beds were made up. The lady in charge of first class was very pushy, trying to sell drinks, dinner and breakfast. We had breakfast which was not very palatable and over-priced, would not have again. It was an experience but would advise future travellers to go for train number 10 which I believe is very modern and much cleaner.
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Delayed flight by an hour but overall a clean and well laid out airport with plenty of food options
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Aug 15, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We took the daytime 2nd class seat option and it was comfortable and a very nice servise with the usual lovely thai staff been very helpful and considerate. Its a long jouney (11 hours) and quite jerky but a nice experience with great views expecialy 2nd half of journey. Booking and picking up tickets was smooth with go 2 asia the day b4 and although train departed 45 mins late it somehow arrived on time. There were lots of free snacks including cakes and coffee, a spicy curry and rice lunch (bit like an airplane) and we also had picked up loads of nice pastrys from the cofee place at station. On arrival the info desk very helpful and there are shared taxi 50 baht each person that drop people at various hotel, hostels and guesthouses.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 15, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Great trip! Arrived on time and the bus was very comfortable with usb plugs and massaging chairs. Got a snack and a few drinks. Staff was wonderful. Definitely recommend!
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Not very satisfied with the trip. We had a second class bed with airco, but it was still very warm at night. The train wasnt very clean and the beds were a bit small. At 7 o'clock we were waken by the staff trying to sell us coffee/tea (they present it like it's free, but you get charged afterwards). Its a pity the trip was not very good, because the last time I took this train (2 years ago) everything was perfect!
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice experience with kids. Clean train (nr. 9) , polite personal, good service of 12goasia.
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Aside from the extremely cold "airconditioning units on steriods", as I would describe it, I find the trip perfect. Left Bangkok on the dot at 18:10, and even arrived 2 minutes earlier than scheduled. The staff is very friendly (English is good), the bed is comfortable, and even though I am seated on te Upper Berth I had no problems whatsoever with the seating.
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
It's nice
★★★★☆ Aug 13, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy to collect the tickets from 12Go Asia. Train was clean, great way to travel from one place to another. The air con is good but they keep the lights on all night.
★★★★☆ Aug 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Very nice bus, clean and comfortable. AC worked great, lots of leg room. Only complaint is the TV was so loud for the whole ride it was hard to nap. Thank you!
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★☆☆ Aug 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was awesome
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The second class sleeper car was good. They put your beds up when you ask,not when they want to as others suggest. They are also mindful of not waking people up if they are asleep, they wait until you wake up. Just watch how much you get charged for food and dont accept the drinks they keep trying to give you as they will charge you for them and they are expensive. The set mess were reasonably priced and very tasty.
★★★☆☆ Aug 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
All went perfectly - thank you
★★★☆☆ Aug 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Clean and safe! I recommend this to every one. Only the restaurant sucks!
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train arrives 2.5 hours after scheduled time
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
New number 9 train, very clean and wifi access
★★★☆☆ Aug 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Bumpy
★★★☆☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Fenêtre cassée non ouvrable, pas d aeration sur les couchettes du bas blattes et puces pour nous tenir compagnie mais au delà de ça bel expedition pittoresque et expérience sympathique.petits déjeuners chers pour la thailande et les aliments fournis et attention à l'addition elle peut être surprenante 1000 bth au lieu de 600 vite corrigé heureusement
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Left lights on all night which was quite annoying but other than that it was fab- very comfortable and friendly staff :)
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Totally amazing customer service. We were a family of 9 and our flight was delayed so the staff met us in front of the train station platform. We all got in with 3 mins to spare as the train took off to Chiang Mai. Thank you so much 12Go staff :)
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
The seats were very comfortable. Service was great. I didn't expect food but the bus operator gave us some bread and cookies and milk. Awesome!
★★★☆☆ Aug 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
I tooked the night bus from Bangkok to Chiang mai which started at 8pm. It was everything okay only the bus assistance which brought us snacks where super unfriendly to every person on the bus. The seats had been not the most comfortable ones but quiet okay. We also got blankets which I really liked cause it might get cold sometimes.
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Very well priced and did the job!
★★★☆☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A comfortable trip thanks to AC. A little too noisy and light on the aisle was too bright to sleep (didn't get summed at night) and good room unless you're over 1.80 m. Take some ear plugs and an eye mask and you'll be fine.
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Good trip pleasant crew
★★★☆☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #109 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Best bus I've ever been on in any country. Booked VIP24 bus. Seats were huge and spacious, all had a massage function and had recliner for legs. Received many snacks and drinks throughout the journey. Blanket and pillow provided. Friendly staff. Would recommend.
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service / great communication and ease of ticket collection
★★★★☆ Aug 8, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We slept well and the service On the train was good
★★★☆☆ Aug 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fun and clean, but the beds are made up very early so there is no place to sit.
★★★★★ Aug 8, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Great journey..provided with clean blanket and refreshments on departure and arrival! Reclining seats aswel. Slept most of the journey..for 12£ couldn't ask for more????
★★★★☆ Aug 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 8, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy to book online and collect tickets. We were traveling in first class in train 13 which was quite old stock. Train left 45 mins late so arrived late in Chiang Mai. Cabin was okay but not happy when a cockroach ran across my bed sheet!! Lovely views out of the window in the early morning but think I will fly next time as found it hard to sleep and flights are quite cheap.
★★★★☆ Aug 8, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 8, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★☆☆ Aug 8, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The airconditioning was a bit to cold and the beds a bit to hard
★★★★★ Aug 8, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great experience, wonderful help at the office. Train trip was painless and luxurious.
★★★★★ Aug 8, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Amazing service
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Other than it being a bit of a bumpy ride, it was great and we slept the entire way. Thanks
★★★★☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was a Nice trip...but indeed as other travellers wrote , the breakfast was dissapointing and expensive...we should have skipped it. Nevertheless the train was right on time , and 12goasia organised it perfect so that we could leave from Ayutthaya instead of Bangkok.
★★★★☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice new train, at first freeze but when you are going to sleep just fine. There is a steward per train and a cleaning man, very well organised. A comfort trip!
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I dus sleep Well !
★★★★☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great modern train, very clean. Staff where quick at making up beds...lovely fresh clean linen. Bed not so comfy but ok, an extra pillow would of been nice to have. All in all great experience we'd definitely do again and recommend to friends
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great train experience and vers easy booking through 12go.Asia!
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I would like the lights to be dimmed at night. Also, train staff is very unfriendly and moody.
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was clean, and we rested well on the trip. Highly recommend!
★★★☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Train departure was delayed 1h30 however spent most of that time chatting to old Thai man in Thaiglish. Free food & drinks served several times but I'd still recommend taking your own top ups. The train was clean & tidy & seats had plenty of leg room but the ride was rough & jolty to the point of not being able to sleep. I took the day train for the views however due to the dirty windows they were limited, I'd noticed another train having a wash down so perhaps if my train had been on time it too may have been wash down giving it clean windows. Overall an ok journey & experience but I won't be buying a return ticket.
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
A little bit noisy. But confortable
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Very nice and quiet trip
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean & comfortable
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 5, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
nice and comfortable train. value for money. very good! 12go.asia staff also very helpful! thumbs up for them.
★★★★☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Great air conditioning and lovely food and service. However, was 2 hrs late in arriving to destination.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We wearnt happy with our trip becauseeven though we ordered 2adults and 1 child, we were given 3 adults. We asked to have our ticket changed to 1 child 2 adults and be discounted because they say if your child is under 1.50cm tall, but we were told to go to the ticket office in the station who then told us no we had to have it done at the 12go office by which time we couldn't go back otherwise we would miss our train. Total shambles by 12go asia. Very dissapointed. Also, why aren't the lights turned off or dimmed for sleeping hours on the train???

News @ Chiang Mai

18 August 2017

Travelling in the State Railway of Thailand’s recently introduced VIP train carriages is going to cost more next week. The SRT’s deputy-governor, Thanongsak Pongprasert, said fares for travel in the state-of-the-art carriages would rise by up to 20 per cent effective on Monday 21 August.

17 August 2017

Last week saw the inauguration of a new flight route connecting central Vietnam and the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Vietnamese budget carrier Jetstar Pacific launched a twice weekly service last Friday which links the nation’s Quang Binh Province to the Rose of Thailand’s North.

17 August 2017

Delegates from Thailand and Myanmar have marked the auspicious 20th birthday of a river bridge linking the two ASEAN nations. The ceremonies on Tuesday marked the official anniversary of the Moei River Friendship Bridge’s opening on 15 August 1997.