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From Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai by train

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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.

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.

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.

Passenger reviews out of total 149,375 passengers who 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!
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Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jan 22, 2019
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
★★★★☆
It was a bit too cold i get sick
Jan 22, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
The service was excellent, such an efficient way of purchasing train tickets well in advance. We were impressed with how smoothly everything went and the train trip was very comfortable.
Jan 22, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Loved it, very comfortable but bring your own food/snacks/drinks as these are verry expensive on the train and food is realy bad.
Jan 22, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Nice trip, just the airco was to cold.
Jan 21, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very clean (including WCs) and good service. Air conditioner during the whole trip, advisable to take a sweater and to choose the lower berth, as on the upper one it's colder. They don't turn off the lights at night.
Jan 21, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Fabulous! No dramas purchasing or picking up tickets. Was very happy to get confirmation of 1st class sleeper. Would recommed 12Go to anyone
Jan 21, 2019
train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Awesome service by 12.go.asia, everything went smoothly. Train trip was interesting experience :)
Jan 21, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Everyone was so helpful at station. The bus ride was phenomenal...never experience d anything like it. Thank u 12go Asia
Jan 21, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The tops bunks were difficult to sleep in because the lights don’t go out for the trip but other than that, the train was clean and relatively comfy ????
Jan 21, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The lights were on whole night
Jan 21, 2019
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★★★★☆
Seats very comfortable, bus kept dark and very quiet all night. We left about 50 minutes late and stopped a few times for unknown reasons which was a bit annoying but overall a much better experience than I was expecting.
Jan 20, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★☆☆☆☆
There are cockroaches every where, the place is not clean at all, the service is not OK
Jan 20, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Ve zelo profesionalno
Jan 20, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
I slept better than on the plane. Just put on some long sleeves and pants if you have AC because it gets cold. Don’t forget earplugs and an eye mask!
Jan 20, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
If you want to sleep with cockroaches.. will not take this train again.
Jan 20, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
The chairs were comfortable and they give you a bottle of water and some snacks. The only reason I took off a star is because they kept turning the lights on every few hours, so I didn't get much sleep. A sleep mask will do the trick next time!
Jan 20, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
On time and very comfortable buses
Jan 20, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Nice experience
Jan 20, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
We loved taking the train to Chiang Mai and would definitely do it again. They need to close or dim the lights at night since it was hard to sleep on the bunk bed with the bright light coming through. Next time I would bring a sleep mask
Jan 19, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
This is the best bus ride I've ever had in my life. Seats reclined much further than I've ever seen a bus seat go. The ride was smooth and the snacks were decent. Why a 4/5? Because we arrived 2 hours earlier than scheduled. Usually, I'm okay with an early arrival but the point of an overnight bus is so we can sleep. Most people aren't able to check into hotels or hostels until the afternoon so that's a lot of time to kill between. If it wasn't for the fact that we were completely exhausted upon early arrival this ride would have received a 5/5. Keep up the great work!
Jan 19, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★★
Really comfortable bus, with air-conditioning and movies in Thai. We got snacks and coffee in the morning. Around 12 pm bus made a 20 minutes break for food.
Jan 19, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Great set up but air con could be better controlled and lights dimmed. Otherwise great experience.
Jan 19, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The bed was clean a bit small but understandable it’s a train. However as a solo traveler, the upper bed was an inconvenient experience. The lower bed person sleeps in, that means the upper bed doesn’t have an access to the floor level sitting for breakfast or enjoy the morning view. I finally decided to go to the restaurant car but the crews didn’t tell me until finished my breakfast up on the attic. The restaurant crew particularly a fat short woman was push and rude. Also the guy at the restaurant car, found out later he is the owner, he chit the price of hot tea I had to order to stay in the restaurant car even thought bought a breakfast already. They don’t treat tourist in a fare manner.
Jan 19, 2019
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
I left my cellphone in my chair, please help me to find it
Jan 19, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
It was such a smooth ride. According to schedule. Seats very comfy Perfect
Jan 18, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Too rushed bed making. Rushed also to remove bedding in morning. Need better insulation between rooms. Can hear neighbors talking loud all night.
Jan 18, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Fun and comfortable trip!
Jan 18, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★★
Muy cómodo, a pesar que fue un viaje de casi 10 horas ni lo sentí, me dormí casi todo el camino, el aire acondicionado estuvo muy fuerte por un momento pero nada que un buen suéter no resuelva
Jan 17, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Excellent bus...the only "problem" is arrive 1h and 30min before... I think you should notice this before.
Jan 17, 2019
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Excellent travel, just wish the guy behind me didn't take his shoes and socks off!
Jan 17, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very clean and better than of what I expected.
Jan 17, 2019
train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Staff at 12GO were great. Had a great journey on the overnight sleeper to chiang Mai. Slept like a log. Thank you!
Jan 17, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
The sleeper train was more spacious than we expected, and the staff were incredibly accomdating. However, the lights were left on all night which made it incredibly hard to sleep (especially if you were on the top bunk). Worst of all though, I woke up covered in bites from bed buds. I'm not sure if the sheets were cleaned or not but the after effect was not worth the price. Very disappointing.
Jan 17, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Exactly as you'd expect. Old, dieselly, clanky. Perfect
Jan 17, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Train was older than other trains. Very small bed. Staff were very helpful though. Train wasn’t very clean. Seat on western style toilet was broken.
Jan 17, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Super clean bus, on time and profesional staff.
Jan 17, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
It was just excellent.
Jan 17, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The food i got sick from and it was cold in the AC cabine. Other than that all good
Jan 17, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very confortable and cleab train!
Jan 17, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Easy nice cozy, nice people, really great to do !
Jan 16, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Little bit noisi. But this is a train not silence room. ☺
Jan 16, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
12go so professional pickup at dob seamless great experience. I had first class on 9 train very good experience. It is a train so as it goes through the small stations it does slowandsometimes stop during the night. I had read everything I could find on train. Ac is definitely cold but attendant showed me how to turn down. Also if you arrive train station before board time there is room they call VIP comfy seataircondition. If 1 class you can wait there no bathroom facility in room
Jan 16, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Too much light and noise
Jan 16, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very punctual, Excellent service and accomodations but the air conditioner was extremely cold and impossible to regulate. Totally recommend it, but have to wear snow winter clothes.
Jan 16, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
Very good! Maybe a canned message in English to know what happens around and how long the stop for dinner? Thank you
Jan 16, 2019
train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
TOO COLD!!!!! It would be nice to be able to control the speeds of the fans in the cars. It was impossible to sleep when it was that cold. Otherwise, it was very quiet and comfortable. I will like to try this AGAIN, except I'll bring my own blanket.
Jan 16, 2019
bus VIP, Siam First
★★★★★
Slightly hard to find the bus stop, so give yourself some time. But the ride was great. Lots of snacks, blankets, pillow, and a smooth ride. I really enjoyed it. Except I accidentally left my glasses on the bus (my own fault). They did get there an hour before they said, but it was fine.
Jan 16, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★☆☆
Perfect except for the fact that the air conditioning was so cold - it made it hard to sleep on an overnight bus
Jan 15, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very cool experience, at a friendly budget. Service was wonderful, beds were pretty comfortable. The family next to us had a toddler who screamed from 3am onward which was a real bummer. No one’s fault, just the risk you take in this kind of situation.
Jan 15, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Night could be turned off during the night. Unable to sleep properly due to brightness of the light. Safety lights on the floor would be much appreciated
Jan 15, 2019
train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Comfy, Peaceful, exciting!
Jan 15, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Nice seats with a lot of space for the legs. The pillow was very comfortable as well. I liked the snacks.
Jan 15, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Overall a very good experience , wish there were more daylight to see the countryside
Jan 15, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Really good value! Spacious seating (better than the domestic plane I got which was more expensive) and I was able to sleep like a baby! They also provide a free bottle of water and snacks. Highly recommend Bangkok Busline and will definitely catch again :)
Jan 15, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was cold, made a lot of stops and was very loud and bumpy. Also they didn't make clear that you had to pay for the meals, or that you didn't have to order from the cabin tenent
Jan 15, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Lovely stuff :)
Jan 14, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Exelent
Jan 14, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Booked 3 months in advance to get a lower bed and when I picked my ticket you changed me to second level
Jan 14, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Excellent service, including meals. Very clean bathrooms. I recommend it and I would take this Thai train again. Thanks.
Jan 14, 2019
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
★★★★☆
Everything ok
Jan 14, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Clean train, should turn lights down/off through the middle of the night. Got hot during the night too.
Jan 14, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The sleeper train was surprisingly spacious and comfortable. They also have you preorder meals if you want dinner or breakfast and bring them to you. The one thing that would make the experience better is if the lights dimmed at night or shut off and there were smaller night lights because the privacy curtain on the top bunk does not block out any light and if it weren’t for my sleep mask I would not have been able to sleep.
Jan 14, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The food was better than I expected and they give you a good amount. But you do have to pay for it. Taking the night train is very convenient
Jan 14, 2019
bus VIP 24, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Perfecto! Llegamos y en boletería estaban los pasajes. Confiable.
Jan 14, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very comfortable seats. The booking process and pick up of tickets was easy and seamless nice journey????
Jan 14, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
It was nice and comfortable. On time as well.
Jan 14, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Trip went smooth and bus was comfortable
Jan 14, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Great ride and service. Everything was clean and organized. The meals we purchased were very hearty and delicious. Definitely worth the value. I would only recommend for the temperature to be a little warmer. Good thing I read about this in advance and came prepared with warm clothing. Also, the light could be dimmed at night. It was still pretty bright through the curtains, especially the top bunk. Luckily, I also came prepared with eye masks. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable experience.
Jan 14, 2019
bus VIP 31, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Simply amazing. Very comfortable to sleep, the mid-night meal was very good plus all the snacks in between. Everything was just perfect.
Jan 14, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Pleasant journey, would recommend the overnight train rather than flying to Chiang Mai from Bangkok
Jan 13, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very happy with service from 12Go. Train journey was fun and surprisingly comfortable bunks, nice cool temperature too. Attendants helpful and efficient. Up on top bunk I was right under a light so would recommend an eye mask although it would be better if they could dim the main lights as each bunk has a reading light.
Jan 13, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very comfortable train, very clean. Great breakfast. I would improve only the toilets. Would travel again!
Jan 13, 2019
train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
12GO was east to use - simple, no issues. Train 51 was the only one left on the day we wanted to go so we took it. But we did not get one of the 4 person rooms as we’d hoped. Was an older train, no charging stations. But nice view of the countryside.
Jan 13, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Website not so easy. All service in bkk was exxelent.
Jan 13, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
2th: lower beds we're very comfortable , upper beds a bit small
Jan 13, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
12Go is doing a good job but it should be cheaper. It is no more than making an reservation or buying the ticket. If 12Go becomes more cheaper I woud use them more often.
Jan 13, 2019
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
★★★★★
Molto pulito e confortevole! Snack e acqua sul BUS
Jan 13, 2019
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
We pre booked quite far in advance, all went smoothly better than I expected, but still a ten hour bus ride isn’t going to be dreamy
Jan 13, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Comfortable beds
Jan 13, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Amazing
Jan 13, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The staff is very kind and there's free tea and coffee so now and then. But it can't be healthy to sit down in de same position for 12 hours. The morning train is the only train without beds... We can totally recommend to take another one later that day.
Jan 12, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Train was new. 12go Asia made it very easy with buying the tickets. The office is continently located across the street
Jan 12, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Everything was fine. Only improvement would be to be able to dim or trun off some of the lights at night.
Jan 12, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
So easy from the moment we booked in the UK. Efficient and professional and use again.
Jan 12, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Great way to travel. A little noisy on the bottom bunk. Facilities were clean. WiFi on the communal carriage is good. Lights are left on at night so bring an eye mask for sleeping. Would definitely recommend and will use again. Great value for money
Jan 12, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very comfy trip!
Jan 12, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Had a good trip, nice seats but de aircondition was too cold.
Jan 11, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★☆☆
Service very good, however, it was ice cold in the bus and seats were not very comfortable.
Jan 11, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Was een leuke ervaring. Alleen als je groot bent valt het slapen niet mee. Wel leuk om te doen
Jan 11, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
We had an awesome ride. Only a little bit cold ????
Jan 11, 2019
bus VIP 24, Bangkok Busline
★★★☆☆
Good: comfortable Seats. Drive in time, arrive on point. Bad: the girl who worked in the bus was not friendly. The whole bus smells like the toilet.
Jan 11, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The operators were very nice. Dinner was pretty good! I only wish they had kept the lights off longer while we were sleeping. But it's much better than trying to sleep on an airplane. All in all, I had a very pleasant and seemingly quick journey. Thank you!
Jan 11, 2019
train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
12GoAsia was fantastic. The train was wonderful, the sunrise was so beautiful. The curtain could be better at blocking the light, and the sheets were stained, but clean. The nearby baby woke me up a few times but I booked too late for first class. The popcorn at the train station was delicious. Thank you 12GoAsia!!
Jan 11, 2019
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Staff was nice, bus was on time (even arrived before stated arrival time), seats comfortable, we got some food and drinks but air conditioning was way too cold.
Jan 10, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Train is very clean and comfortable, it was very pleasant trip.
Jan 10, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Was good fun and had a surprisingly good sleep!
Jan 10, 2019
train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
First time using12go - all very easy and slept well on the train. Would recommend
Jan 10, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Easy to book and the sleeper was clean and comfortable as was the toilet. The food however was not good and very expensive
Jan 10, 2019
train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Nice train . Good bed a bit hard.
Jan 9, 2019
train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nice trip. Well organized. Departement on time. Nice people on the train. Clean beds. As in most trains, toilets are an ‘adventure.’

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