Chiang Mai to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight Mar 5, 2017

75 trips (THB 534 — 12,500)

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

#102
Thai Railways
06:30
Chiang Mai
21:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 40m
food WC steward
฿ 641
× 2 = ฿ 1,282
20 seats available
#8
Thai Railways
08:50
Chiang Mai
19:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 35m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 891
× 2 = ฿ 1,782
20 seats available
#52
Thai Railways
15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,071
× 2 = ฿ 2,142
 
#52
Thai Railways
15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
food WC steward
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
15 seats available
#14
Thai Railways
17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
 
#14
Thai Railways
17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,753
× 2 = ฿ 3,506
 
#10
Thai Railways
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
 
#10
Thai Railways
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
 
#10
Thai Railways
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,703
× 2 = ฿ 3,406
12 seats available

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus

Bangkok Busline
10:00
Chiang Mai
21:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
10:00
Chiang Mai
21:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
18:35
Chiang Mai
05:35
Morchit, Bangkok
11h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
18:35
Chiang Mai
05:35
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
19:15
Chiang Mai
06:45
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 623
× 2 = ฿ 1,246
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
19:15
Chiang Mai
06:35
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h 20m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 623
× 2 = ฿ 1,246
? seats available
Lignite Tour (PK)
19:30
Chiang Mai
07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 623
× 2 = ฿ 1,246
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
20:00
Chiang Mai
07:20
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h 20m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
20:00
Chiang Mai
07:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
20:00
Chiang Mai
07:30
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
20:00
Chiang Mai
07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available

From Chiang Mai town to Bangkok by taxi

PGS
Any
Chiang Mai town
Time
Bangkok any hotel
9h
aircon steward
฿ 11,200
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Chiang Mai town
Time
Bangkok any hotel
9h
aircon steward
฿ 12,500
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok by flight

#WE177
Thai Smile
06:15
Chiang Mai Airport
07:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#SL525
Thai Lion Air
06:50
Chiang Mai Airport
08:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,746
× 2 = ฿ 3,492
  available
#PG222
Bangkok Air
06:55
Chiang Mai Airport
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,778
× 2 = ฿ 9,556
  available
#DD8301
Nok Air
07:45
Chiang Mai Airport
08:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,824
× 2 = ฿ 3,648
  available
#SL523
Thai Lion Air
08:00
Chiang Mai Airport
09:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,936
× 2 = ฿ 3,872
  available
#FD3438
Thai AirAsia
08:20
Chiang Mai Airport
09:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#DD8303
Nok Air
08:30
Chiang Mai Airport
09:35
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,824
× 2 = ฿ 3,648
  available
#PG216
Bangkok Air
10:00
Chiang Mai Airport
11:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,778
× 2 = ฿ 9,556
  available
#TG103
Thai Airways
10:05
Chiang Mai Airport
11:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,418
× 2 = ฿ 4,836
  available
#SL505
Thai Lion Air
10:15
Chiang Mai Airport
11:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,936
× 2 = ฿ 3,872
  available
#FD3444
Thai AirAsia
10:25
Chiang Mai Airport
11:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,103
× 2 = ฿ 4,206
  available
#TG105
Thai Airways
10:40
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,418
× 2 = ฿ 4,836
  available
#DD8307
Nok Air
10:45
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#SL507
Thai Lion Air
11:40
Chiang Mai Airport
12:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,506
× 2 = ฿ 5,012
  available
#PG224
Bangkok Air
11:45
Chiang Mai Airport
13:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,778
× 2 = ฿ 9,556
  available
#FD3436
Thai AirAsia
12:15
Chiang Mai Airport
13:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,285
× 2 = ฿ 4,570
  available
#WE161
Thai Smile
12:20
Chiang Mai Airport
13:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,644
× 2 = ฿ 5,288
  available
#TG1155
Thai Airways
12:35
Chiang Mai Airport
13:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,364
× 2 = ฿ 8,728
  available
#SL509
Thai Lion Air
13:05
Chiang Mai Airport
14:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,124
× 2 = ฿ 2,248
  available
#WE181
Thai Smile
13:15
Chiang Mai Airport
14:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,644
× 2 = ฿ 5,288
  available
#FD3448
Thai AirAsia
13:25
Chiang Mai Airport
14:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,285
× 2 = ฿ 4,570
  available
#SL511
Thai Lion Air
13:30
Chiang Mai Airport
14:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,316
× 2 = ฿ 4,632
  available
#PG907
Bangkok Air
14:10
Chiang Mai Airport
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,778
× 2 = ฿ 9,556
  available
#DD8313
Nok Air
14:25
Chiang Mai Airport
15:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,327
× 2 = ฿ 4,654
  available
#FD3442
Thai AirAsia
14:50
Chiang Mai Airport
16:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,285
× 2 = ฿ 4,570
  available
#WE169
Thai Smile
15:00
Chiang Mai Airport
16:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,867
× 2 = ฿ 5,734
  available
#TG111
Thai Airways
15:20
Chiang Mai Airport
16:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,471
× 2 = ฿ 6,942
  available
#DD8315
Nok Air
15:25
Chiang Mai Airport
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,528
× 2 = ฿ 5,056
  available
#FD3434
Thai AirAsia
15:30
Chiang Mai Airport
17:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,660
× 2 = ฿ 5,320
  available
#SL513
Thai Lion Air
15:45
Chiang Mai Airport
17:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,791
× 2 = ฿ 5,582
  available
#WE183
Thai Smile
16:05
Chiang Mai Airport
17:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,200
× 2 = ฿ 6,400
  available
#FD3446
Thai AirAsia
16:35
Chiang Mai Airport
18:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,285
× 2 = ฿ 4,570
  available
#SL515
Thai Lion Air
17:10
Chiang Mai Airport
18:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,791
× 2 = ฿ 5,582
  available
#PG226
Bangkok Air
17:15
Chiang Mai Airport
18:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,778
× 2 = ฿ 9,556
  available
#WE165
Thai Smile
17:25
Chiang Mai Airport
18:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,533
× 2 = ฿ 7,066
  available
#FD3432
Thai AirAsia
17:30
Chiang Mai Airport
19:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,285
× 2 = ฿ 4,570
  available
#SL517
Thai Lion Air
18:05
Chiang Mai Airport
19:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,456
× 2 = ฿ 6,912
  available
#DD8319
Nok Air
18:10
Chiang Mai Airport
19:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,728
× 2 = ฿ 5,456
  available
#FD3440
Thai AirAsia
18:40
Chiang Mai Airport
20:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,194
× 2 = ฿ 6,388
  available
#DD8317
Nok Air
19:15
Chiang Mai Airport
20:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,929
× 2 = ฿ 5,858
  available
#TG117
Thai Airways
19:20
Chiang Mai Airport
20:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,700
× 2 = ฿ 9,400
  available
#TG1159
Thai Airways
20:15
Chiang Mai Airport
21:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,364
× 2 = ฿ 8,728
  available
#SL519
Thai Lion Air
20:45
Chiang Mai Airport
22:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,076
× 2 = ฿ 6,152
  available
#TG121
Thai Airways
20:50
Chiang Mai Airport
22:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,173
× 2 = ฿ 8,346
  available
#DD8325
Nok Air
21:10
Chiang Mai Airport
22:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,728
× 2 = ฿ 5,456
  available
#FD3426
Thai AirAsia
21:20
Chiang Mai Airport
22:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,898
× 2 = ฿ 5,796
  available
#WE167
Thai Smile
21:35
Chiang Mai Airport
22:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,533
× 2 = ฿ 7,066
  available
#PG228
Bangkok Air
21:40
Chiang Mai Airport
23:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,778
× 2 = ฿ 9,556
  available
#SL521
Thai Lion Air
21:50
Chiang Mai Airport
23:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,409
× 2 = ฿ 2,818
  available
#DD8327
Nok Air
22:10
Chiang Mai Airport
23:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,528
× 2 = ฿ 5,056
  available
#FD3428
Thai AirAsia
22:20
Chiang Mai Airport
23:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,285
× 2 = ฿ 4,570
  available
#FD3430
Thai AirAsia
23:10
Chiang Mai Airport
00:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,103
× 2 = ฿ 4,206
  available
#FD3420
Thai AirAsia
23:40
Chiang Mai Airport
01:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,103
× 2 = ฿ 4,206
  available

How to get to Bangkok from Chiang Mai

Getting to Bangkok from Chiang Mai

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok overland is easy and straightforward. There are direct trains linking the terminus of the northern line of the state railway of Thailand with Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok. Numerous buses connecting the northern capital with major provincial centres around the country depart throughout the day from the Arcade Bus Station. If you travel by car, exit Chiang Mai via Route 11 and switch to Route 1 at Lamphong. Depending on the means of transport you choose, the whole journey lasts anywhere between 9 and 14 hours.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus

Buses between Chiang Mai and Bangkok are frequent. The route is served by a number of companies, so you have a wide choice of the operators and type of buses. Buses take about 10 hours to reach the capital making several stops en route at large gas stations with a number of forecourt operators including 7/Eleven or Jiffy convenience stores, Amazon coffee shops and the like. There are toilets on board and at the gas stations, too.

Buses from Chiang Mai to Bangkok depart form the Arcade Bus Station which is located east from the Old City, some three km away. You can get there by tuk-tuk or songthaw. There is a in-city bus station in Chiang Mai, too, which is connected with the larger Arcade Bus Station by songthaews.

In Bangkok, buses arrive to the Northern Bus Terminal, Morchit. Note that it is located at the outskirts of the city, and if you arrive late in the evening – e.g. with New Viriyayanyon Tour 7am–5pm bus at THB643 or Bangkok Busline 10.30am–8.30pm bus at THB551 – make sure you have your accommodation booked as it is not a good idea to cruise around in the dark in a hope to find a good place to sleep.

There are a lot of night buses departing from Chiang Mai between 6pm and 8pm, all arriving to Bangkok between 4.30am and 6am. These include Bangkok Busline at 6.35pm (arrives at 4.35am), 7.15pm (5.40am), 8pm (6.25am) and 8pm (6.00am) at THB551, THB643, THB857 and THB551 correspondingly and a 7.30pm (5.55am) Lignite Tour bus which cost THB643. The most expensive are VIP24 buses which have 3 seats in a row instead of usual four and thus provide you with more space. The cheapest ones are standard express buses which are also ok, but may feel a bit too cramped for a Western traveller. VIP buses offer a good balance between the price you pay and the level of comfort you get.

There is also a VIP36 bus by Thai Sriram which departs from the Old City in Chiang Mai and goes straight to Khao San Road in Bangkok. Tickets cost THB650. It is highly recommended to book this bus in advance as it is extremely popular with the backpackers who plan to stay in Khao San area in Bangkok.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

The northern railway line, which connects Chiang Mai to Bangkok, is the busiest one of the whole Thai railway network. Trains leave throughout the day providing you with a wide choice of options to get from the northern capital of Chiang Mai to Bangkok. The railway journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes from eleven to 14 hours and may be as smooth as silk or a real nightmare – depending on which ticket you book. So before booking a particular train double-check which kind of seats you are about to buy.

Note: Please note that even with the first class sleeper you will not get a brand-new coach, but it will nonetheless be clean and quite comfortable, and the service is normally very good, even though the staff do not speak English at all or speak minimal English.

The best way to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is with a night first or second class sleeper. Berths in Thai trains are wide and each of them in equipped with curtains which pull together and provide you with enough privacy for you long journey. The two most convenient departures are train #14 at 5pm and train #2 at 6pm. #14 arrives to the Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 6.15am and has a second class AC sleeper at THB1081 and a first class single sleeper which is the most luxurious way of a railway travel in Thailand. Tickets cost THB2253 and which is a great investment taking into consideration the duration of the trip.

Train #2 is the most popular choice to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. It has normal second class AC sleepers and women-only second class AC sleepers at the same price of THB1081 and a first class AC sleeper double occupancy at THB1073. It reaches Hua Lamphong by 6.50am.

There is one more sleeper, #52, which leaves Chiang Mai at 3.30pm and arrives to the capital at 5.25am. The schedule is a bit inconvenient, but a lower price for a second class AC sleeper somehow compensates (THB1021).

Tip: If you wish to have more space, book a lower berth in a sleeper as it is nearly half wider than the upper one. If you are travelling with a baby, the lower berth is your best choice.

Two morning trains, #102 at 6.30am and #8 at 8.50am, offer seats only. #102 is the slowest (the trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok lasts nearly 15 hours!) and the cheapest one (THB591) from the bunch, but it has only fan coaches and we do not recommend taking it if you have other options available.

Train #8 is the fastest train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok and covers the whole distance in 10½ hours. It has second class AC seats only and can be considered, too, especially because it gives you a great chance to admire the country-side scenery by daylight – well, and do some people-watching of your fellow passengers.

Tip: As a rule, there is a dining carriage in the train, but to make thing ever easier for passengers – oh yes, you are in Thailand! – food vendors patrol the carriages, so snacks and refreshments are never in short supply. Note though, that it is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on the train.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by plane

Astonishingly low airfare from Chiang Mai to Bangkok offered by several budget airlines has already made many of the most ardent buffs of buses and trains to set eyes on air travel. Cutting travel time from Chiang Mai to Bangkok from 12 hours to 1½ hour, low cost carriers do a really great job.

One of the latest additions to the low cost carries scene in Thailand, an associate of the Indonesia-based Lion Air company, Thai Lion Air makes 10 daily flights between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Tickets cost from THB1000 to THB2000 per person and include 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage. You can depart from Chiang Mai as early as 6.50am to reach Bangkok by 8.20am. The last flight from Chiang Mai is scheduled at 10pm sharp.

Chiang Mai International Airport is located only a couple of kilometres southwest of the old city and is easily reachable by tuk-tuks, songthaews and taxis. The fare from many locations in the city to the airport is even lower than the fare from the airport to the city and is usually about THB100. One of the four busiest airports of the country, Chiang Mai Airport has ATMs, post office, medical service, restaurants and all other services a traveller may fancy.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. It is connected with the city by airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 terminates at Morchit bus terminal calling en route to Morchit BTS. A2 heads to Morchit BTS first and then proceeds to Saphan Kwai BTS, Ari BTS, Sanam Pao BTS and finally reaches the Victory Monument (THB30). Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Don Mueang airport and Hua Lamphong train station, 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 3.10am till 10.15pm.

Are you sure you have seen enough of the North?

A three-hour drive from Chiang Mai to Pai is not for faint-hearted – or those with a weak stomach. But if you survive 762 turns from Chiang Mai to Pai (yes, you have read it right – seven hundred sixty two), you will be rewarded with an incomparable quiet beauty of the Pai Valley and a laid-back vibe of once lost-in-the-middle-of-nowhere village which even today, with hundreds of tourists cruising its streets daily, still preserves that old-school, comfy air of a small secret paradise. Book your journey from Chiang Mai to Pai with Prem Pracha VIP24 bus for THB195. They have buses every hour from 6.30am till 5.30pm. There are minibuses plying the same route, but in a big bus you are less likely to suffer from nausea.

Prem Pracha also operates one bus a day from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son, which is further northwest from Pai. Mae Hong Son is a chilled-out destination and a great place to admire less visited waterfalls, pumper yourself in local mineral mud spas or get acquainted with tribal culture. Prem Pracha bus departs from Chiang Mai at 9pm and reaches Mae Hong Son at 2.15am; tickets cost THB378.

Passenger reviews out of total 32,181 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 ^_^

★★★★☆ Feb 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★☆ Feb 28, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice, comfortable and clean train! We were very impressed. The only downsides were that the dining car had no vegetarian food, they left the lights on all night making it a bit hard to sleep, and they woke us up at 5.30am to convert the beds back into seats.
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We picked up the ticket without any difficulty.The train is very clean. Personal are very helpful and friendly. We are so thankful no loud chinese passenger in our cart that we could sleep the whole Journey!
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile)
★★★★☆ Feb 27, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Comfortable journey with the added bonus of TV screens in the back of he seats(I think they had to change bus last minute so not sure if it comes as standard). As previously mentioned, announcements are only in Thai, would've been fine but the bus took off to refuel during food stop and anyone who hadn't got back on yet were left on the sidewalk thinking they'd been left behind. Other than that journey was great.
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Easy comfortable trip. Not a bad price either!
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trip for both of us was great. We were both able to sleep pretty well. Of coarse we are on a train so it was a little cold and the beds stiff but it was surprising quiet and the train conductor kept an eye on everyone to make sure they were awake for their train stop.
★★☆☆☆ Feb 27, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
The AC was colder than any form of transport I've ever taken; our bags and clothing actually condensated as soon as we stepped off the bus and we were soaking wet. This bus arrived at Morchit at 5am NOT 7am as stated. The woman only speaks in Thai and no one ever said "Bangkok" or "Morchit" when we arrived, we had to get off the bus and ask, then everyone else followed. There is no wifi on board and all the entertainment is in Thai with Thai subtitles, there is an option for other languages but none of them work. I have taken the train and bus to Bangkok and strongly recommend the train as it is a much more pleasant journey.
★★★★☆ Feb 27, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★☆☆ Feb 27, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
This bus was "VIP" so I thought it would be 3 rows with wide seats, but it was actually 4 rows. It was below my expectation.
★★★★☆ Feb 26, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Todo muy limpio, baños, duchas, habitaciones, única pega, cama muy muy dura...
★★☆☆☆ Feb 26, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ticket pick up was smooth. Train departed on time. The new cars are nice. That's it for the pros. As others have mentioned, the first class car was directly behind the loco. Diesel fumes were a big problem. As well, the noise level from the loco was high. Not a pleasant experience.
★★★★★ Feb 26, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Worked perfect. Ticket was ready to pick up at travelling Day.
★★★★★ Feb 26, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Really surprised by the efficiency and service of this company. Bus are new and incredibly comfortable, service is on time and professional, staff is helpful and prepared. If you want a professional service look no further.
★★★★★ Feb 26, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Feb 26, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, tidy, comfy, easy to use, great toilet facilities, nice restaurant car
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Really fantastic, lots of legroom and seats reclined way back! Better than any other bus company I've tried in Thailand so far at this price class.
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The first class on the new trains is well worth the money. Definitely recommend that. Also, 12go Asia was awesome. They bought our tickets for us as soon as they could. Definitely recommend them!
★★☆☆☆ Feb 25, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ticket purchase and pick up easy... the train however another story. Booked 1st class sleeper and luckily had the compartment to myself as a lone traveler coming back to BKK Good points - newish train (compared to the jurassic fleet) - Clean - Adjustable AC vent - Departed on time Bad points - 1st class car was right behind the Jurassic locomotive that spewed diesel exhaust and fumes directly into the AC intake vents on top of the 1st class car so the whole car smelt of diesel. After vomiting multiple times, I complained to the 'conductor' whole to no surprise didn't care about my predicament Had to walk around to other cars to get reasonably fresher air - The ride was very rocky and so NOISY and a lot of side to side motion. Thailand has narrower track gauge than global standard so I assume that was the case not to mention, the tracks are as smooth a Thai roads. Sleep was impossible. - Food: pack your own!!!! I won't even go there. So, I suggest you fly
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This was one of the older trains and after traveling on the newer one it sucks to go back...but really ot has everything the new one has that is essential but its old and grey lol... but look it was still comfortable. The old toilet is a bit gross and smelly but oh well
★★★★☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train car built May 2016. Prepared for cold air con with 2 no. blankets, but not required as v warm. Lights stayed full glare all night. Would have been better if they were off. Restaurant food was not as good as going down to CM. Chicken with rice too hot for me, pork bun good though. Good craic in the restaurant for a couple of hours with friendly types. Some miserable faces in my sleeping quad so stayed away!
★★★★★ Feb 24, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Amazing, better than an airplane! If you go as a pair make sure to get the top and bottom bunk so that you are pretty much sectioned together.
★★★★★ Feb 23, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 23, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 22, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I had the new train, travelled first class. Would recommend it to anyone. Staff is polite and helpfull. beds are nixe and the seats are spacious.
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything perfect. I would recommend 12GoAsia anytime!! Serious and kind company.
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★☆☆ Feb 20, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A couple surprises. Bathroom was a squat toilet which should have been stated. Sleeping bed were decent to sleep in. Nothing was complimentary so don't thinkn it is. Staff was super friendly though and jokes around with each othe a lot which was nice. All in all spend the extra little bit to get the newer train second class if you can. We went down bangkok to Chiang mai on it and it was much cleaner and more modern.
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good. No problems.
★★★☆☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This was one of the old trains. Small, tight fit with luggage, and pretty worn. The beds were decent, all things considered. The food as delivered by attendants was pretty marginal. Book the new trains if you can. The staff, as always in Thailand, was lovely, friendly, & helpful.
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Brand new train, first class compartment single use. Very nice seats. Only positive review possible I think though very very cold cause of the airconditioning. Takewith a warm sweater with you! Picking up the train ticket in chiang mai was very easy at the parcelsoffice. Very good job by 12go asia and would certainly use it again when needed.
★★★☆☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Older train this time, not nearly as clean and modern as the train for the trip up to CM. First class seating seemed inappropriate for a solo traveler. This tends to stick the traveler together with a stranger in a confined space. I'd put couples and groups of four in first class; solo travelers would have a better experience in second class with air-con.
★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Nice train. Nice compartment, but the aircondition too cold and unfortunately a bad smell of diesel from the train. The Tickets Pick-up was perfect!
★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
A/C ist class lounge at Chiang Mai was nice surprise. Boarding was easy, 1 hour before departure. Cabin looked brand new, bigger than expected. Large window and great seating. A/c was adjustable so we had 23C versus 20C or lower in 2nd class, another pleasant surprise. Turn down bed conversion was quick, as was next morning reversion to normal seating.Our huge luggage fit under the bed. We brought our own food & wine, so we had a great dinner. Dining car was several cars behind and offering looked meek. Shower was too small to properly hang dry clothes and I was unable to activate. Arrival was 7:30 instead of 6:00am. Apparently this is standard
★★★★★ Feb 18, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First class sleeper cabin was very good. Exceeded expectations. Clean cabin, with air con, touch screen display similar to an aeroplane. Would recommend to anyone who is travelling from chiang mai to Bangkok
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, but if you are travelling overnight, bring an eye mask as they do NOT turn out the lights, which are incredibly bright.
★★★★☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very happy with online ticket purchase and easy collection from Boss Hotel. 1st class sleeper No 10 Car 2 is modern and comfortable, able to open internal door to communicate with our travelling companions. Dining car food little choice available and not tasty. Recommend bring own food. Maybe we didn't know about a pre-order system if it exists. Beds comfortable shower and toilet good. Train delayed half hour a few klms from Bangkok, 1 hour late on arrival. Would travel again.
★★★☆☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
If you go to the Thai railway website it shows a picture of a class 2 sleeper. This train looked nothing like that.
★★★☆☆ Feb 16, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Whilst the 1st class compartment was comfy, the 2nd class trip up to Chiang Mai was more enjoyable. Efficiently staffed with breakfast options, 1st class was chaotic, with no compartment servicing. Bathroom facilities were better as you would expect, but does not offer up to expectations for the price differential.
★★★☆☆ Feb 16, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ride was not the best, probably due to the track. Food available was basic and not appetising. Dining car crowded.
★★★★☆ Feb 16, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Considering the price, and the fact that one night of accommodation is taken care of, this is a good service. If you come hoping for a good nights sleep, think again. The lights don't get switched off at any point and the staff don't seem to make much effort to be quiet. However, the convenience and price would mean I would definitely use this service again.
★★★★☆ Feb 16, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice and fresh train with clean cars and toilets. The aircon is way too strong and you end up freezing the whole journey if you don't bring thicker clothes. Another con was that there was no vegetarian food in the cafeteria and that we were woken up at 5am even though there was 2 hours left of the journey.
★★☆☆☆ Feb 15, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Personnel fort désagréable. Climatisation extrêmement froide et non réglable alors que nous sommes en 1ere classe. Toilette à la limite du potable.
★★★★☆ Feb 15, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean train compartment and wide berths. Taking off one star since the train was delayed over 45min and the toilets weren't as clean.
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really convenient and make us plan our trip without worrying about the tickets
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Amazing trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok :), Thumbs-up to the entire crew members, are very professional and courteous. Though at times the temperature was cold, but overall simply great. The on-board cafeteria had some great coffee to sip and relax. The journey was wonderful, shall recommend to my friends who want to watch the city and the country life side both sides from the train.
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Comfort bus. No English announcements, leading to rather confusing situations among travelling foreigners.
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The beds were to ealry to normal seats
★★★★★ Feb 13, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Fab as usual
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class is perfect but meal in food car is below average , beverage is perfect
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Great service for an amazingly low price! Very dubious when booking because of this, but couldn't have been more wrong. Seats were very comfortable and we got snacks to get us through the journey. The bus does stop about 1:30am if you want lunch / stretch your legs, bit we stayed sleeping and that was fine. Would use again.
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Great service, arrived two hours earlier then scheduled. No wifi at all. Very comfy, lots of room.
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The overnight train is very spacious and comfortable. Plenty of light to read by. The attendants fix the beds for you. Careful not to accept the food or drinks unless you want to pay for them, they are not free...they will come later to collect the bill. It does get cold on the train, make sure to bring along warm socks. They do provide a blanket and a pillow.
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The new operates train is good. But extremely cold inside. And the seats could be cleaner, alot dust and food crumbs on the seat makes uncomfortable to sit on it. The train lady quite fierce and not friendly. Difficult to sleep if other passanger is chit chatting. However, we still enjoy the ride.
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Feb 11, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Bus was lovely, free snacks and water a bonus, delayed half an hour due to traffic and this ia apparently normal!
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very easy and convenient to book the train tickets through 12Go Asia agency online. Confirmation of booking was almost immediate by reply mail. When i had a query, their resolution was equally quick. Picking up the tickets was a smooth breeze too. I was arriving by a late evening flight to Bangkok and had to catch a train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai next morning at 8.30 am (before office hours of 12Go Asia). Although the offices of 12Go Asia are open only till 20.00 hours and they had said they would leave the tickets with the security guard, i was keen to collect it same night. I reached their office around 20.15 hours and two of their staff who were working late, were there to quickly retrieve my tickets and were so pleasant to interact with - Thanks to Mr Monai and Mr Nat for their warm service on 31 Jan. This review is about my return journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok although most of my general observations will hold good for the onward journey too. Train started on time at 850 am from Chiang Mai. Comfortable reclining seats AC coach. Food (Lunch meal consisting of Jasmine rice, fried fish and chicken - i am vegetarian and so took only the rice - and afternoon snacks consisting of stuffed bun and biscuits) and drinks (coffee / tea or juice twice) served on the train at regular intervals at no extra cost. Friendly ticket checker and food serving attendants. One of the passengers had gotten a ticket for the previous day instead. The ticket checker asked him to buy a new one at the immediate next station after Chiang Mai at the platform counter itself as the train waited for a minute more for him to get on again. Very friendly staff! They also help passengers with their luggage as they board the train or get off. Bathrooms were clean and entire train was cleaned at regular intervals during the journey. I also went to the motorman's cabin to take a few snaps. Nice scenery as the train climbs down the hills at the beginning of the journey. I got down at Don Muang station as i had to connect to a flight. Train was delayed only by ten minutes or so i guess. Overall, nice journey. Travelled on 7 Feb.
★★★☆☆ Feb 10, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ticket purchase and collection worked smoothly and the train was on time. We had the first class carriage on the way back, which would have been ok apart from the air conditioning. Absolutely freezing and it was not adjustable - old and broken so we were unable to close the vents. Recommend you bring plenty of blankets.
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Great!
★★★☆☆ Feb 10, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Despite being in 1st class, no food or refreshments were served, apart from water. The carriage was comfortable but noisy at night due to noisy neighbours!
★★★★☆ Feb 10, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
Very clean nice plane. They even fed us.
★★★★★ Feb 9, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip. Only glitch was I was booked as a male to share with other male in 1st class. I am female and had booked 2nd class. Kind conductor sorted it out
★★★★★ Feb 9, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 8, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable although it could help to turn off lights or at least lower brightness during the night.
★★★★☆ Feb 8, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
A little uncomfortable seating. Good service. Arrived on time
★★★★☆ Feb 8, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ticket service faultless and the VIP train cars were comfortable. Poor track made the journey very bumpy and kept me awake. Took our own food onto the train as we read the poor reviews concerning the dining options. Free boiling water for use in each car would have been appreciated for things like hot coffee, pot noodle, etc.
★★★★★ Feb 8, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Much more than expected!
★★★★★ Feb 8, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
On time, nice cabin
★★★★☆ Feb 7, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Booked well in advance and picked up from Bosotel on the morning. Fast and efficient service from them. Found assigned seats (thankfully by a window) and settled down for the 10 1/2 hour planned trip. Views were fantastic but as previous comments windows could have done with a clean! Service on board was fair but 3 drink services for the whole trip not ideal. Maybe the ability to get more as self help would be an option? Food adequate but not brilliant as it was microwaved about 30 minutes prior to service so food was warm at best though I've come to realise this is the norm in Thailand. Overall for the price paid the experience was well worth the it.
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent very thing (except that there was only WiFi in the restaurant. A minor detail)
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nicely run. Comfortable beds, and the train was on time. Good communication with no issues
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Feb 7, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Unexpectedly good. Would choose over the train every time. Seats recline quite far and plenty of leg room.
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Great and friendly service with reclining chairs. Felt safe with bags stored below.
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Travelled first class sleeper. Love it! There's a shower room and free WiFi on board (but the connection is not really good in certain area). Services are good and the beds/chairs are spacious.
★★★★☆ Feb 6, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Great company, comfortable bunk, didn't sleep much because of the noise , it was the older train with opening windows, but nice for photos and leaning out of the window
★★★★☆ Feb 6, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok was fantastic! Really professional, comfortable, and easy. Also, it was very convenient that each sleeping area has an outlet.
★★★☆☆ Feb 6, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Wifi did not work outside of the local content. Otherwise trip was fine.
★★★★★ Feb 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Very good seat, and pretty good service, good assistance in every moment.
★★★★☆ Feb 4, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
good
★★★★★ Feb 4, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went well: the order was quick processed, the ticket was like promised available, the different place to enter the train was accepted. The train itself was on time, the 2.class sleeper with AC was ok, the cabin with clean bedlinen - nothing to complain.
★★★★★ Feb 4, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
The bus is very comfortable, comes with water and small snacks, service is good, but it's uncomfortable to sleep on the bus
★★☆☆☆ Feb 4, 2017 (train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
While the pick up of the ticket nearby Hualamphong worked very well, it turned out that the ticket was not at all in the "only women" department...? The train itself departs very punctual which is apprecitated (so be there on time!). The interior was very chilly and the light was kept on the entire night. Toilets need more attention to stay clean and dry during the night. Food available on the train but not 24/7, so bring your own snacks; you'll get one small bottle of water for free. Today we had an extreme delay in our arrival time to BKK - some 1 hour or more due to some waiting time in the outskirts of BKK which were not explained in English. As it was unclear how long the delay would continue, many passenger quit the train to take a taxi to their final destination in BKK. This adds however to the price and also complicates the trip.
★★★★★ Feb 4, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A really great trip: the train No. 10 leaving Chiang Mai at 18:00 had all new coaches, a restaurant car and was very comfortable. And on time (actually 5 min. earlier!). The young man in coach 7 reduced the a/c at our request, which we appreciated. In all a good value for money
★★★★★ Feb 4, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very pleasantly surprised with quality of train, 1st class compartment was very modern and toilets and shower (separate) were immaculate for a train. Beds were comfy, service was good, didn't order any food or drink but would have been easy to do via touchscreen! Our train didn't get all the way to BKK due to delay but we jumped off and got straight into the MRT, no problems! Booking on 12go was brilliant, great comms and easy to collect tickets from parcel room at Chiang Mai station. Important note - alcohol not allowed on train! Would travel again
★★★★★ Feb 3, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
I highly recommend traveling with 12go. Service was quick and outstanding. Tickets were where they were supposed to be and everything just worked out fine. Will use it again in future!!
★★★★★ Feb 3, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fast and easy to book. Efficient

News @ Bangkok

28 February 2017

Hanoi’s grand Opera House is the venue for two performances of the Tchaikovsky ballet classic Swan Lake next month. Ballet artistes from the Vietnamese Opera and Ballet group will enact the tale of the power of love and its ultimate strength in overcoming adversity.

28 February 2017

The governor of Bangkok has announced that the first section of a Skytrain line extension will launch on 1 April 2017. Aswin Kwanmuang said the southern stretch of the Sukhumvit Green Line will be extended from the current terminus at Bearing Station to Samrong at Sukhumvit Road Soi 80.

27 February 2017

The planned closure of one of Suvarnabhumi Airport’s three runways is expected to seriously disrupt flight timetables over the next two months. The temporary president of Thai Airways says the third runway at the Bangkok Airport will be shut between the 3 March and 5 May.