How to get to Chiang Rai from Bangkok

What about

The variety of sights and activities which Chiang Rai province can offer to a traveller is greatly diverse. Whether you are after archaeological wonders of Chiang Saen, finest teas of hilly Mae Salong, arguably the best Thai coffee of Doi Tung, or busy vibe of border towns of Chiang Khong or Mae Sai, Chiang Rai will not disappoint you. The provincial capital itself is a charming little city with relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals and tasty food. Elegant northern temples, misty mountainous vistas and Western-style cafes do not lack. Taking into account good accommodation options, chances that you will stay longer in Chiang Rai than you have expected, are high.

How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Rai

The northernmost province of Thailand, Chiang Rai lies some 800 km to the north of Bangkok, so be prepared for at least a twelve-hour journey.

From Bangkok to Chiang Rai by bus

Direct buses from Bangkok to Chiang Rai leave from the Northern Bus Terminal in Bangkok, Morchit. The majority of buses depart in the evening and arrive early in the morning – in fact, it is the most convenient way to get to Chiang Rai from Bangkok as you save both the precious daytime of your journey and some baht on a hotel room. In peak periods, i.e. in winter and during festivals in October or April, it is highly advisable to book tickets at least a couple of days in advance.

Bangkok Busline and Siam First, among others, operate overnight VIP buses from Morchit to Chiang Rai. The former has a VIP bus at 6.10pm (arriving at 5.55am) and the latter offers two buses at 7pm and 7.20pm, both arriving around 6am. Tickets cost THB720, and the service provided on board is very much similar: all buses have toilets, serve a bottle of water and some snacks and make at least a couple of stops at larger gas stations with convenience stores, coffee shops and food courts. At the beginning of your journey be ready for an ‘entertainment TV program’, but it is usually shut down in an hour or so. All the long-haul overnight buses provide blankets, but sometimes even those are not enough as the temperature inside the bus tends to be freezing, so have some warm clothes at hand.

*Bangkok Busline also has an Express bus leaving at 8.30pm and reaching Chiang Rai at 7am with tickets sold at a bit lower price (THB620). It is also ok, though you will have less knee and elbow space. In general the company gets great reviews from travellers, so a ride with Bangkok Busline is a sure bet.

From Bangkok to Chiang Rai by train

No, there is no railway line passing through Chiang Rai. If you want to travel by train by all means, head from Bangkok to Chiang Mai first and then cover the final leg by bus. There are numerous bus departures from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai throughout the day with tickets easily bought right on the spot.

Tip: Chiang Rai bound buses depart from the Arcade bus station in Chiang Mai, located three km from the train station. You can get there by tuk-tuk (THB80). The journey from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes about three hours. On their way to Chiang Rai, buses pass by the famous Wat Rong Khun, aka the White Temple. You can ask the driver to let you get off the bus near the temple and continue your journey to Chiang Rai a couple of hours later, just flagging a passing by bus down.

From Bangkok to Chiang Rai by plane

To cut your travel time from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, consider flying between the two cities. Instead of spending about 12 hours travelling by an overnight bus, you can get to the northern city of Chiang Rai in an hour and a half.

Thai Lion Air, one of the latest additions to the low-cost carries scene in Thailand, operates four daily flights from Don Mueang airport in Bangkok to Chiang Rai Airport and offers very competitive prices. On most days you can get tickets at as low as THB1000, but in busy periods be prepared to pay up to THB2000 per person one way. This fare includes 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage; if you need more luggage allowance, you can always buy extra kgs for THB400. There are flights at 8.20am, 12.35pm, 5.15pm and 6.40pm. The last two arrive in Chiang Rai after dark, so it is a good idea to have your accommodation already booked.

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.

Chiang Rai International Airport serves almost exclusively the Chiang Rai–Bangkok route, though there is at least one international flight to the Chinese city of Kunming. The airport is located 8 km to the northeast of the city centre and the only way to get to the city from the airport is to use a taxi. Rates fluctuate between THB100 and THB200 depending on whether you take a metred cab or the airport service with a flat rate. If you book your accommodation in advance, it is worth inquiring at your hotel whether they provide a complimentary pick-up, but only some of the more expensive ones do. Tuk-tuks are not allowed to pick up passengers at the airport; you can walk out and try to catch one in Phaholyothin Road, but there is not much sense in doing it, as you most probably will be asked to pay about THB150 for a ride to the city centre.

Tip: There are counters of car rental companies at Chiang Rai Airport. If you are planning to rent a car, shop around as the rates offered are sometimes very reasonable.

Getting around

Chiang Rai is rather flat and relatively small which makes bicycles a great choice for getting around. You can rent bicycles through the majority of guesthouses (from THB100 per day); motorbikes are also available with daily rates starting from THB200. For short rides around the city tuk-tuks charge about THB60.

Activities

For many travellers Chiang Rai serves as a convenient base for trekking in the nearby mountains and visiting local hill tribes. The easiest way to do it is to join a package tour offered by some of the guesthouses. There are several highly revered temples in the city, including Wat Phra Kaew, where, as the legend puts it, the famous Emerald Buddha image was discovered in the 15th century. While in Chiang Rai, do not miss a modern creation of Charlemchai Kositpipat, an otherworldly white temple, which has actually become the most recognizable symbol of Chiang Rai.

Golden Triangle

Sop Ruak, a small town one hour to the north of Chiang Rai, is a touristy heart of the Golden Triangle. The borders of the three countries – Thailand, Laos and Myanmar – meet there. A vast area around it is notorious for opium production – for many years, the Golden Triangle remained the world’s largest opium producer. Two museums of Sop Ruak, the Hall of Opium and the House of Opium, have comprehensive expositions dedicated to the opium-related past of the region. The Hall of Opium is a large modern museum with multimedia displays; the House of Opium is much smaller but has a good historical collection of tools and implements used in the trade.

From Chiang Rai to Laos: cruising along the Mekong and zip-lining in Bokeo

Chiang Rai is a popular starting point for getting to Laos through Chiang Khong–Huai Xai border crossing. Buses for Chiang Khong depart from Chiang Rai from morning till early afternoon and bring you to the border in 2½ hours. Visas to Laos can be obtained on arrival at the Lao side of the border on the other side of the Mekong River. In December 2013 the fourth Thai-Lao Friendship bridge linked Thai Chiang Khong with Huai Xai in Lao, replacing thus a previously used ferry crossing.

Most travellers head to Huai Xai to take a slow boat to Pak Beng and Luang Prabang. The landscapes along the way are idyllic, true, though a two-day trip with a night stop in Pak Beng is sometimes too much. IIt is not a bad idea to consider taking a touristy cruise instead which follows the same route but offers more comfort.

There is another popular activity to try in Huai Xai, which is zip-lining in Nam Kan National park in Bokeo. Though there are a lot of opportunities to do canopying or zip-lining in Thailand, too, Bokeo operator offers much more interesting experience bringing you to the jungle for a two nights and three days tour. You will sleep in tree houses high above the ground and most probably meet rare black gibbons which were discovered in Bokeo in 1980s. The whole thing is not dirt cheap, but is you can afford it, definitely do.

Bangkok to Chiang Rai @ train, bus, flight Oct 1, 2017

31 trips (THB 596 — 13,800)

From Morchit to Chiang Rai by bus

18:10
Morchit, Bangkok
05:35
Bus Terminal 2, Chiang Rai
11h 25m
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฿ 694
× 2 = ฿ 1,388
 
19:00
Morchit, Bangkok
07:30
Bus Terminal 2, Chiang Rai
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฿ 690
× 2 = ฿ 1,380
 
19:20
Morchit, Bangkok
07:50
Bus Terminal 2, Chiang Rai
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฿ 690
× 2 = ฿ 1,380
 
20:30
Morchit, Bangkok
09:00
Bus Terminal 2, Chiang Rai
12h 30m
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฿ 596
× 2 = ฿ 1,192
 

From Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13 to Chiang Rai by bus

17:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
04:55
Bus Terminal 2, Chiang Rai
11h 25m
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฿ 694
× 2 = ฿ 1,388
 

From Hua Lamphong to Chiang Rai by train+bus joint ticket

Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai. Train + bus
18:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:15
Chiang Mai
13h 5m
Instant Refund
 
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 4 min, 1.8 km (Next departure after 3 hours 45 mins)
11:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
14:05
Chiang Rai
3h 5m
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Total
19h 55m
฿ 1,557
× 2 = ฿ 3,114

From Bangkok any hotel to Chiang Rai by taxi

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Chiang Rai Town
11h 25m
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฿ 11,200
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11h 25m
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฿ 11,800
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11h 25m
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฿ 11,900
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11h 25m
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฿ 12,900
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11h
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฿ 13,800
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11h
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฿ 12,650
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11h 25m
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฿ 11,500
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From Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai by flight

#DD8714
07:20
Don Mueang Airport
08:30
Chiang Rai Airport
1h 10m
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฿ 1,563
× 2 = ฿ 3,126
 
#FD3203
07:20
Don Mueang Airport
08:40
Chiang Rai Airport
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฿ 1,375
× 2 = ฿ 2,750
 
#SL532
08:20
Don Mueang Airport
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Chiang Rai Airport
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฿ 1,280
× 2 = ฿ 2,560
 
#FD3201
09:00
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10:15
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× 2 = ฿ 2,750
 
#FD3209
11:20
Don Mueang Airport
12:40
Chiang Rai Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 1,602
× 2 = ฿ 3,204
 
#DD8716
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Don Mueang Airport
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Chiang Rai Airport
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฿ 1,621
× 2 = ฿ 3,242
 
#SL538
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Don Mueang Airport
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Chiang Rai Airport
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฿ 1,566
× 2 = ฿ 3,132
 
#DD8718
13:10
Don Mueang Airport
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฿ 1,563
× 2 = ฿ 3,126
 
#SL8542
14:05
Don Mueang Airport
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Chiang Rai Airport
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฿ 845
× 2 = ฿ 1,690
 
#FD3207
14:35
Don Mueang Airport
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Chiang Rai Airport
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#DD8722
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฿ 1,563
× 2 = ฿ 3,126
 
#SL544
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× 2 = ฿ 2,752
 
#SL546
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#SL548
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1h 25m
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฿ 1,566
× 2 = ฿ 3,132
 

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai by flight

#PG231
07:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:55
Chiang Rai Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,128
× 2 = ฿ 4,256
 
#PG233
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Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:35
Chiang Rai Airport
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฿ 2,252
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Suvarnabhumi Airport
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฿ 2,459
× 2 = ฿ 4,918
 

Passenger reviews out of total 80,604 passengers traveled with us on this route

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Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
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★★★★★ Sep 26, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service, booked exactly what we requested with a very quick turn around a well! Staff at the booking office were extremely friendly and informative. Would highly recommend 12go :)
★★★★☆ Sep 26, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
There was even food included :) very good service.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I will use this company again very good service to buy the train tickets. Train was as expected clean cold and on time
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This was a very Nice way to travel the distance. Train was very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. AC is set around 21degrees Celsius. Light goes dim but doesn't get turned off entirely, but I didn't see that as a problem. I would most defenitly recommend this night train!
★★★★☆ Sep 25, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 25, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the overnight train. On boarding the train it was found the fans (not air conditioning) were not working and so we had to disembark and a wee wait while another carriage was connected. The seating and beds were comfortable enough with clean sheets, pillow, blanket and curtains. The toilets were fine given the age of the carriage. The staff were friendly and helpful. Was able to buy food for dinner and breakfast if needed.
★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 24, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bathrooms were dirty, and the food venders were pushy to the point of being rude.
★★★★★ 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 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 16, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ 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 (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 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Wonderful! Thank you :)
★★★★☆ 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 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 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 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very good. Great train and great service from the 12go Asia team.
★★★☆☆ 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 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 (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 (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 1, 2017 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Great train trip. Staff were lovely
★★★★☆ Sep 1, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Only movement (shaking) of the train to be improved. The rest (dinner, personal, etc) perfect.
★★★★☆ Sep 1, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train itself was clean and comfortable for a 2nd class sleeper train. The train attendant, however, was very sour and never smiled. Surprising for a country known as the land of smiles.
★★★★☆ Aug 31, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Would be nice if they turned the lights off at night! Other than that, solid trip with no issues.
★★★★☆ Aug 31, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Good way to travel. First class sleeper definitely worth it. Bed on the hard side.
★★★★☆ Aug 31, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything perfect and clean but the room was like a freezer due to the air conditioning that was very high
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very secure and clean train ride, everything was on time and would fully recommend
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
WIFI in the bar was not working well but for the rest excellent!
★★★★☆ Aug 31, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Our place was really clean en it was comfortable. The bed was hard.
★★★★★ Aug 30, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I saw lots of complaints about it being freezing, but if you just close the vent it's fine.
★★★★★ Aug 29, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Perfect in every way !
★★★★★ Aug 29, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 29, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Perfect. Thanks

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