Bangkok to Chiang Rai @ train, bus, van, flight Nov 25, 2017

From Morchit to Chiang Rai by bus

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From Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13 to Chiang Rai by bus

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

Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai. Train + bus
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Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
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Chiang Mai
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Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 4 min, 1.8 km (Next departure after 3 hours 45 mins)
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Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
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From Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Rai by van

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Bus Terminal 2, Chiang Rai
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Bus Terminal 2, Chiang Rai
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From Bangkok any hotel to Chiang Rai by taxi

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From Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai by flight

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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai by flight

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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.

Passenger reviews out of total 90,605 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Nov 19, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Booking service from 12go was excellent, efficient and professional. The journey however, delayed over 3 hours and avoid the overpriced, poor quality food where possible. Comfortable enough bedding.
★★★★★ Nov 19, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12GoAsia super easy and helpful. Train was delayed 2 hours, but once on the train the ride was easy. Make sure to bring something to cover your eyes, the lights stay on for the entire ride.
★★★★☆ Nov 19, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Nice standard but train arrived 2 hours late.
★★★★★ Nov 19, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Hey, thank you for the nice experience! :)
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Lovely! Amazing food and service!
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and efficient
★★★★☆ Nov 18, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very easy and efficient company
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
excelent drive, very confortable, enught privacy, frndly stuff
★★★★☆ Nov 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Prima
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Hassle free and comfortable :) would definitely recommend!
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 18, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 17, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service. Quick. Fair. Convenient.
★★★☆☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I had a fever and they wouldn’t even give me an extra blanket. The top bunk had a blight fluorescent light shining in my eyes the whole time and light was kept on all night. Food served was old and expensive
★★★★★ Nov 17, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train trip in second class was better then i expected. I slept like a baby. I recommend to do not take upper sleeping place, my gf was a bit scared there. I was fine, it was comfortable. 12go asia proved to be perfect solution, they even gave me back some money cause of the price drop. Thats something what will never ever happen in my homeland.
★★★★☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A must experience....only wish they would have turned the super bright lights out.....
★★★★★ Nov 17, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 17, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Would've been the best point A to point B travel experience I've ever had except I was in a car full of older Thai ppl who all knew each other, and they stayed up until midnight yammering and laughing loudly, then they were up at 4:00am and right back at it. Impossible to block out the noise, so I only got 4 hours of sleep. Wish there were "quiet hours". Also I wish they'd turned the overhead lights off or at least down: thank goodness I had my eye mask ..it was. SO BRIGHT in there. Other than that, my compartment was cozy and practical and I think I would've been in heaven if it weren't for all the noise.
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent, friendly and prompt service. Highly recommend.
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Couldn’t be happier about this journey. Comfortable, clean and very friendly service! Only suggestion would be to turn off the bright lights at night! But otherwise two thumbs up.
★★★☆☆ Nov 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service was good but cant sleep
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 16, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice overnight train ride to Chiang Mai. Convenient way to travel without taking time out of your day to do it. Nice way to meet other travellers and tell stories. Train was on time! Able to pre-book via 12GO Asia, pick up tix a few hours before the train ride.
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
So pleased we booked through 12Go as we tried to get tickets at the station but were told we’d have to wait over a week to get the train we wanted. This was simple and easy to book and collect the tickets once confirmed, will definitely book through them again!
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No fuss service and safe reliable service highly recommend
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great experience!
★★★☆☆ Nov 15, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Beds are great, really comfy!! food is awfully terrible!!! Bathroom stinks and it’s unhealthy...
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
great trip
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go make the process so easy for travellers! Booked ticket online and picked up the same day (got the train the day after).. the train was better than expected (2nd class sleeper) comfy, clean and quiet! Got a good nights sleep! 10/10 would strongly recommend
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 15, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Top bunk a little shakier. Also other people on train can be loud. Lights are too bright and should be lowered for night time sleeping. Otherwise, very nice.
★★★★☆ Nov 14, 2017 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Super and easy!
★★★☆☆ Nov 14, 2017 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a great trip with the exception of having to get dressed like it was winter time in Canada! Please turn down the AC!
★★★★☆ Nov 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This is the second time I have used 12go and each time it has gone very smoothly. Picking up the tickets in Bangkok has proved straightforward. For this trip I had one slight gripe, their website permitted me to book a first class sleeper but in the event my tickets were for 2nd class, as 1st was already fully booked. I received a cash refund for the difference in price so no problem there. As it turned out 2nd class was fine on this occasion and I made new friends amongst my fellow passengers!
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I had a very pleasant journey. It's like a hotel within a train ????
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fantastic!!!!
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice, comfortable bed. I was lucky that the one plug in the train was next to my bed. The train left 45 min late, but that wasnt really a problem for me. The breakfast wasn't perfect. I asked for breakfast without meat, but there was still sausage on it. Luckily I could easily take it off the plate and just eat the egg and toast. Overal good train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai :) the sunrise, that I could see through the Massive window next to my bed, was amazing!
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The staff at 12Go Asia were really efficient from the time we booked on line through to checking we were on the right train. The train journey was very efficient and comfortable and with a private sleeper compartment, we slept well and arrived in Chaing Mai ready to hit to the streets.
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really easy to follow instructions for collecting the tickets and friendly service! Tickets that we requested were booked and we even got 80 baaht back!
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 13, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Picking up tickets was a breeze, the train staff were excellent and friendly. Sheets clean and slept well. Staff kept rowdy tourists under control which was nice or it could have been a long night. However, the toilet smells were awful all the way into the berth and train pretty old, but ok. Only a couple outlets which wasn't enough for the long ride and so many people. Too bad the food car is for smokers. Overall a decent experience.
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
C'était une belle expérience pour ma fille et moi. Autant au niveau de la ponctualité que du confort des couchettes saupoudré par la gentillesse du personnel à bord. Céline et Shani
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I got train tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Booking was easy, confirmation recieved quickly, and subsequent emails regarding booking, cancellation and ticket pick up received. Ticket pick up was easy and straight forward. Would use again.
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was clean, is really confortable for the trip, with the facilities that we need and the services was good. Definitively we will take it again!!
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ticket collection was perfect and hassle free. Train was where it should have been and the journey was painless. Thank you
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 12, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Lights on bright all night
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Too bad there's no view from the upper berth. And the big lights stayed on all night. Staff was friendly. Clean train, good AC.
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The Ride was pretty Good. Slept Really Good. The only disadvantage: Just a few Power Spots. The Service is great
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great way to travel. Aircon was a bit noisy, so ear plugs are recommended.
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train had 30mins delay but the ride was great, slept like a baby with earplugs and a sleeping mask. Toilet smells but that's normal I guess. Service was good, sheets clean but 3 people in our cabin had seats that were double booked, including us, but we were first ????
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was great. Easy booking at 12GO office. Train was simple but just fine. Only the toilets were gross.
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Er zat een kakkerlak in onze coupe maar voor derest tevreden.
★★★★★ Nov 11, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Very helpful and friendly. I will buy again without doubt
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice service, train was clean and arrived at time.
★★★★☆ Nov 10, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 10, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Good trip ,air a little chilly. Thought price of food over the top. Orange drink and pringles handed out with no mention of charge, no problem with meal costs 340 for dinner and breakfast but for 890 in total because of snacks,paid it but not happy with
★★★★☆ Nov 10, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 10, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We took the 1st class sleeper and I can honestly say it was an absolute pleasure. The staff from collecting the tickets and on the train were very friendly and attentive. It was quiet and very comfortable. I would be rating this 5 stars if it weren’t for the faulty toilet lid which had to be held up whilst using it. I actually ended up using the squat toilet which was a lot cleaner and less smelly.
★★★☆☆ Nov 10, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Overall an easy and comfortable trip, from picking up the tickets to arrival. Only issue was the train interior did not match the websites photos so I felt we were on slightly less modern cars than expected.
★★★★☆ Nov 10, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We took train no.9 to Chiang Mai. 2nd class sleeping car was really nice. Thank you :)
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Loved it. Easy to get tickets and a great experience for both me and my girlfriend. Definitely one I’d recommend. Just remember to bring an eye mask as the lights aren’t turned off over night and some ear plugs for a better nights kip. Sam and Lucy. Leicester.
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Using 12goasia was a cinch. The train, seat and sleeping arrangements were as described. A great way to travel. However, I'd recommend earplugs as some passengers can be noisy when joining/leaving the train.
★★★☆☆ Nov 10, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 9, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 9, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Brilliant way to travel. Way better than flying as you sleep all the way and wake up relaxed and ready to go.
★★★★☆ Nov 9, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
comfortable sleeping, good alternative to flight
★★★★☆ Nov 9, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable, good night sleep.
★★★☆☆ Nov 9, 2017 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Car was clean and air conditionned. That's good. We even were situated near an electric plug. But more thanks 1 hour delay☹️
★★★★☆ Nov 9, 2017 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
fine service om The Train
★★★★☆ Nov 9, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I recomend this travel. Upper seat was cold, you shoud have warm clothes.
★★★★★ Nov 9, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent train and the standards were great. Comfortable too and had a great nights sleep! Would definitely do again and amazing value for money.
★★★☆☆ Nov 9, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 9, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 9, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We liked the train véry much!!
★★★★★ Nov 9, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 8, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This was my husband and my first sleeper trip on a train. The staff helped to get the beds set up and helped put them back in the morning which was extremely helpful. We really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend train travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The view in the morning is beautiful:
★★★★★ Nov 8, 2017 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Had a great trip, clean and spacious! The only thing that could have been better was the lighting at night, which was very bright.
★★★☆☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was to late, some female staff members were rude and the food was not tasty. But overall a cool experience in stead of flying
★★★★★ Nov 8, 2017 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
What a pleasing experience right from arrival at Hua Lamphong, boarding the train, quality of the train, compartment, toilet & showering facility and finally arrival at Chiang Mai. Train operators in the U.K. Could learn something from the standards you provide. Train staff were especially helpful & good humoured. Like your StarTrek doors at either end of the compartment.????

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