Bangkok to Chiang Rai @ train, bus, van, flight Jan 22, 2018

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From Morchit 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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Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 4 min, 1.8 km (Next departure after 3 hours 45 mins)
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From Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Rai by van

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From Bangkok any hotel to Chiang Rai by taxi

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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 101,190 passengers traveled with us on this route

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★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Very simple process. Was a little disappointed they chose the top berth for me when I’d have rather paid they extra to be on the lower, but alas it’s a small detail. The ticket office was across the street from the train station which I appreciated. Was able to get on the train 30+ mins early, the train staff set up all the berths. Was very clean and safe. Would definitely go through this process again.
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I took a lower bed in a 2nd class train heading to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. The bed was surprisingly comfortable and the service during the journey was great. I found the 12goAsia Office very easily. Everything went great!
★★★☆☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This is a really fun, but not especially comfortable, way to travel. I’ve no regrets about doing it though, and if you’re even mildly up for an adventure I’d advise you to have a go. I’d have rated it higher but the lights in the carriage are left full on all night, which made it hard to sleep. And the toilets are pretty stinky, though I’ve seen worse. Still - give it a go! The 12Go Asia booking system worked really well - thank you.
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great ride...super clean and comfortable!
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The AC is too cold
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent services. If you have an upper berth you need a sleeping mask as the light is on all night. The train is freezing cold till converted to sleeper , then a blanket is available. Go to food car to get WiFi password
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Ticketing easy through 12goAsia. Overnight sleeper to Chaing Mai was fun. The seat/beds comfortable and the staff efficient in setting up the bunks for the evening. We were advised to eat before journey and take snacks. The restaurant car was reasonably priced but a limited menu from what I could see. Initially it was very cold enboard as the air con was set at around 21 degs, so take warm clothes, the lighting in the carriages is not dimmed at night.
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, and friendly service.
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
This went much better than I thought. With a 2nd class ticket I wondered what we would get, but we got a shiny new train with good seats, plenty of overhead luggage storage, and morning snack, lunch (minimal, but better than nothing), and afternoon snack (all free). With bathrooms that were clean and had toilet paper. Buying the ticket through 12Go was easy, and the pickup was easy, even though we picked up unannounced several days in advance.
★★★☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Freezing cold and claustrophobic in the upper bed.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trip was good but i could not sleep because there weer so many bugs in the train... i was so afraid ... very dirty!
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great ride, quiet, modern, very clean. If you book top bunk it’s a bit bright as they leave light on all night.
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Surprisingly comfortable, wish lights went off at night
★★★☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Overnight A/C sleeper carriage. Curtains separated bunks form the carriage walkway. Lights were not turned off during the night and the fluorescent seeped in through gaps. Bunk was wide enough for 2 people to share one bunk. It is recommended to take an eye mask to be able to get some sleep.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
everything perfect
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Super Friendly Crew and Great Service. Beautiful Ride.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very quiet and clean. Lights were very bright at night for the upper beds.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth ride. Comfortable for a train.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train it’s self was fantastic, but the AC was set very cold & lights were on all night so I recommend to bring I mask & warm clothes. We would definitely do this type of trip again in Thailand
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super trip – the lights were perhaps a little bright, but understandable for safety/security and easily overcome with an eye mask
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
very clean enjoyable trip. recommend doing 1st class ticket as this includes shower and more privacy.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
everythink was perfect !
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Long trip could be improved by 1) not having the A/C so cold, 2)train needs a good clean (cockroaches don't belong) Pleasant enough
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service is very good except the train is very old and we could not sleep because of the noisy rattler train
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Exceeded my expectations! Perfect AC temp. Nice staff. Clean and organized!
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Perfect trip although lights were very bright all night so couldn't sleep . Train very clean
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Amazing experience, would jump on in a heartbeat it’s a wonderful way to save a day and travel through the night! Absolutely loved it! Thankyou!
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very friendly staff. The train though was f*****g freezing
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went smoothly and comfortably thanks to 12go.asia.
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything s very fine
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Trip went just as described. One thing though, no towels on the train so take one with you. Other than that we had a wonderful time.
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We found our compartment easily 90 minutes before departure but it was small and cramped for 2 quite big people. Unfortunately we had no idea that there was a good meal available on board and had just desperately stocked up on the only available junk food and unfortunately eaten it!!!! Much regretted. The air con apertures were broken so we could not prevent this flow of freezing air chilling us all night. The small cotton blanket was insufficient but the towel was enormous for just a hand and face wash! And these were removed before we had finished using them! No WiFi as we had taken the old train to be more certain of catching it having returned from the islands that say.
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean and good service. The beds are a little bird hard, but its a nice way to travel.
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy, great service, great trip. 2nd class sleeper is perfect
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip! Very relaxed, 2nd class sleeper was quite comfortable, staff pollite, train on time. I liked the bogie restaurant.
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy as, clean, comfortable and 12 go asia staff were great would do it again
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (train #109 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip..relaxed beds after 19.00..but laydys wbo want to sell food drinks etc.every minutes ..
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super fresh train. Comfortable sleeping berths ????
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was really nice and clean! My compliment for it!
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was freezing cold. We did not expect this and was unprepared. Coach could also do with a thorough clean - cockroaches were running around between seats. Some points to charge electronic devices during such a long day would also be great!
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We purchased our tickets online a couple days before the train ride. When we went to pick the tickets up at the office we were told we weren’t confirmed a place on the train and to wait until 12pm. At 12pm we were told to wait until 3pm and at 3pm we were told to come back an hour before departure. Finally, we were guaranteed our tickets. The train ride itself was quiet, smooth, clean and the staff were great! Only recommendation I have is that they dim the lights during the overnight train ride so it’s easier for people to sleep.
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good way to travel, overnight and you are in Chiang Mai the next morning
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service. Slept like a rose.
★★★★★ Jan 12, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
In one word: excellent. No delays, very clean and staff was very friendly. Suits well for families also.
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Plus: comfortable, affordable, helpful train staff(happy to help you set up your bed etc) , curtains for private space provided Negative: they didn't turn the light off at night, the sellers from the resturant cart were quite pushy on sales. Moved to a upper bearth, which although cheaper meant I couldnt look out the window to see the beautiful sights.
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a nice and safety trip. Just the toilets we didn’t like.
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Wish the ac wasn't so cold ..
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Would recommend this to anyone wanting to travel long journey , excellent service , beds very comfortable , spotless , crisp white linen bedding , food great too , an experience myself and family really enjoyed and would do again , staff worked hard to please everyone 10/10 ????
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
all good, very clean train
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, comfortable seats plus food and drinks as a surprise ! Reservation through 12GO without any problems.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sehr coole Erfahrung!!! Wobei die vielgescholltene Klimaanlage gar nicht so schlimm war und gegen die Dauerbeleuchtung kann man sich auch behelfen. Beeindruckend war, dass das Ding 13h durch die Pampa fährt und immer auf die Minute genau ankam!!! Achtung: Kartenabholung bei 12Go ist gleich beim ersten Ausgang der Metro links! NICHT sofort durch die lange Unterführung zum Zugbahnhof laufen! ;)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great experience.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was super clean, the journey was absolutely smooth. Not bumpy at all. The AC is definitely a little cooler than expected, but completely fine wearing a fleece jumper. Staff was super friendly as well. A good alternative to flying.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Way cool, clean ,and comfortable.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a Nice trip. Only with the airco is was really cold.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was spotless. Beds comfortable and no hassle from stewards trying to sell anything. As this is a new train, all the furnishings and appliances were in good order. The only downside was the A/C was freezing cold but nothing a light jacket or the included blanket couldn't solve. Journey was 13 hours and on time from Bangkok. Arrival was actually 10 minutes early. Not as easy to meet fellow travellers as this is a private 2 berth cabin with fully lockable door, but we had lively neighbours so we chatted and became friends... Definitely recommended as the best way to journey to Chiang Mai at a great cost.
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 10, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Aircon was too cold. More was expected from the food cart. Apart from that, a great experience. 12go service was good.
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trains are old but the second class sleeper was very comfortable. Staff was wonderful and friendly. ????
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2018 (train #9 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
What a fantastic way of traveling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. We stayed in the only women coupé and it was perfect!
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I would like to say thank you a thousand times because of your supporting. Good service and the train is very clean, but the food is quite expensive and they do not have free hot water for me to eat my noodles ????
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Please, grab a jersey as the aircon is blowing quite strong. Although, I guess, it's a necessity when it's +35 outside. Great food served, friendly stuff, scenic route, very clean train.
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and efficient, slept really well!
★★★☆☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
as advertised. Aircon was (very) cold. Food was served unexpectedly. I recommend taking some of your own snacks for the afternoon. Also there is no entertainment; however very good phone reception for about three quarters of the trip
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Good price for the ticket, but its a long trip. Plan accordingly. Staff were rude to us and were upset we didn't want to buy things from the breakfast menu. Other than that everything was ok.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Short but excellent flight.
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, highly recommended. But WHY keep the bright lights on all through the night? It would have been wonderful laying in your berth and looking at the stars, now you can only see the reflection of the curtains due to the bright light.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Trains very clean and you can get on them well before you leave . No issues with air-con, you can control the vents. 12go a great bunch, no problems, v helpful guys.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #9 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Was good. But cold.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #5 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good experience, however there is no FOOD at all in the train. However i dont mind to travel again with this night train.
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #9 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #13 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was perfect

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