Chiang Mai to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight Apr 3, 2017

81 trips (THB 534 — 12,500)

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

06:30
Chiang Mai
21:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 40m
Refund
฿ 641
× 2 = ฿ 1,282
20 seats available
08:50
Chiang Mai
19:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 35m
Refund
฿ 891
× 2 = ฿ 1,782
20 seats available
15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
Refund
฿ 1,071
× 2 = ฿ 2,142
12 seats available
15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
Refund
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
Only 9 seats left!
17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
Only 8 seats left!
17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,753
× 2 = ฿ 3,506
Only 4 seats left!
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,703
× 2 = ฿ 3,406
Only 4 seats left!
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
Only 3 seats left!
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
Only 2 seats left!

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus

10:00
Chiang Mai
21:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h
Instant
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
10:00
Chiang Mai
21:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h
Instant
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
18:35
Chiang Mai
05:35
Morchit, Bangkok
11h
Instant
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
18:35
Chiang Mai
05:35
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h
Instant
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
19:15
Chiang Mai
06:45
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
Instant
฿ 623
× 2 = ฿ 1,246
? seats available
19:15
Chiang Mai
06:35
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h 20m
Instant
฿ 623
× 2 = ฿ 1,246
? seats available
19:30
Chiang Mai
07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
Instant
฿ 623
× 2 = ฿ 1,246
? seats available
20:00
Chiang Mai
07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h
Instant
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
20:00
Chiang Mai
07:30
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
Instant
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available
20:00
Chiang Mai
07:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h
Instant
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
20:00
Chiang Mai
07:20
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h 20m
Instant
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available
20:02
Chiang Mai
07:32
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
Instant
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available
20:02
Chiang Mai
07:22
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h 20m
Instant
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available
20:30
Chiang Mai
08:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
Instant
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available
20:30
Chiang Mai
07:50
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h 20m
Instant
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available

From Chiang Mai town to Bangkok by taxi

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

From Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok by flight

#TG2177
06:15
Chiang Mai Airport
07:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 6,394
× 2 = ฿ 12,788
  available
#WE177
06:40
Chiang Mai Airport
07:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,644
× 2 = ฿ 5,288
  available
#TG2167
06:40
Chiang Mai Airport
07:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 6,394
× 2 = ฿ 12,788
  available
#SL525
06:50
Chiang Mai Airport
08:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,746
× 2 = ฿ 3,492
  available
#PG222
06:55
Chiang Mai Airport
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,711
× 2 = ฿ 9,422
  available
#DD8301
07:45
Chiang Mai Airport
08:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,241
× 2 = ฿ 2,482
  available
#FD3438
08:25
Chiang Mai Airport
09:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 2,103
× 2 = ฿ 4,206
  available
#DD8303
08:40
Chiang Mai Airport
09:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,624
× 2 = ฿ 3,248
  available
#SL523
09:45
Chiang Mai Airport
11:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,556
× 2 = ฿ 3,112
  available
#TG103
10:05
Chiang Mai Airport
11:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,424
× 2 = ฿ 4,848
  available
#PG216
10:10
Chiang Mai Airport
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,711
× 2 = ฿ 9,422
  available
#FD3446
10:15
Chiang Mai Airport
11:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#SL505
10:15
Chiang Mai Airport
11:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#TG105
10:40
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,424
× 2 = ฿ 4,848
  available
#DD8307
10:45
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,624
× 2 = ฿ 3,248
  available
#SL507
10:55
Chiang Mai Airport
12:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,271
× 2 = ฿ 2,542
  available
#PG224
12:00
Chiang Mai Airport
13:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,711
× 2 = ฿ 9,422
  available
#FD3436
12:05
Chiang Mai Airport
13:35
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,527
× 2 = ฿ 3,054
  available
#FD3442
12:35
Chiang Mai Airport
14:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,527
× 2 = ฿ 3,054
  available
#WE161
12:55
Chiang Mai Airport
14:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#SL509
13:05
Chiang Mai Airport
14:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,271
× 2 = ฿ 2,542
  available
#WE181
13:15
Chiang Mai Airport
14:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,813
× 2 = ฿ 3,626
  available
#FD3448
13:35
Chiang Mai Airport
15:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,299
× 2 = ฿ 2,598
  available
#SL511
14:00
Chiang Mai Airport
15:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,271
× 2 = ฿ 2,542
  available
#DD8313
14:25
Chiang Mai Airport
15:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,624
× 2 = ฿ 3,248
  available
#FD3434
14:35
Chiang Mai Airport
16:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,299
× 2 = ฿ 2,598
  available
#PG907
14:40
Chiang Mai Airport
16:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,711
× 2 = ฿ 9,422
  available
#SL513
15:00
Chiang Mai Airport
16:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,271
× 2 = ฿ 2,542
  available
#TG111
15:20
Chiang Mai Airport
16:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 6,394
× 2 = ฿ 12,788
  available
#DD8315
15:25
Chiang Mai Airport
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,241
× 2 = ฿ 2,482
  available
#WE169
15:45
Chiang Mai Airport
17:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#FD3426
15:50
Chiang Mai Airport
17:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,299
× 2 = ฿ 2,598
  available
#WE183
16:05
Chiang Mai Airport
17:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,813
× 2 = ฿ 3,626
  available
#SL529
16:20
Chiang Mai Airport
17:35
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,271
× 2 = ฿ 2,542
  available
#FD3440
16:25
Chiang Mai Airport
17:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,299
× 2 = ฿ 2,598
  available
#PG226
16:40
Chiang Mai Airport
18:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,711
× 2 = ฿ 9,422
  available
#WE165
17:10
Chiang Mai Airport
18:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#FD3432
17:35
Chiang Mai Airport
19:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,527
× 2 = ฿ 3,054
  available
#SL515
17:55
Chiang Mai Airport
19:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,271
× 2 = ฿ 2,542
  available
#SL517
18:05
Chiang Mai Airport
19:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,875
× 2 = ฿ 3,750
  available
#DD8319
18:10
Chiang Mai Airport
19:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,624
× 2 = ฿ 3,248
  available
#PG220
19:00
Chiang Mai Airport
20:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,711
× 2 = ฿ 9,422
  available
#TG117
19:20
Chiang Mai Airport
20:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,424
× 2 = ฿ 4,848
  available
#DD8317
19:40
Chiang Mai Airport
20:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,390
× 2 = ฿ 2,780
  available
#FD3430
19:50
Chiang Mai Airport
21:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,299
× 2 = ฿ 2,598
  available
#TG1159
20:15
Chiang Mai Airport
21:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 4,364
× 2 = ฿ 8,728
  available
#DD8325
20:40
Chiang Mai Airport
21:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,624
× 2 = ฿ 3,248
  available
#SL519
20:45
Chiang Mai Airport
22:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,271
× 2 = ฿ 2,542
  available
#TG121
20:50
Chiang Mai Airport
22:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,424
× 2 = ฿ 4,848
  available
#PG228
21:05
Chiang Mai Airport
22:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,711
× 2 = ฿ 9,422
  available
#FD3444
21:10
Chiang Mai Airport
22:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,299
× 2 = ฿ 2,598
  available
#WE167
21:45
Chiang Mai Airport
23:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,756
× 2 = ฿ 3,512
  available
#DD8327
21:55
Chiang Mai Airport
23:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,624
× 2 = ฿ 3,248
  available
#SL521
22:00
Chiang Mai Airport
23:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,271
× 2 = ฿ 2,542
  available
#FD3428
22:40
Chiang Mai Airport
00:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,299
× 2 = ฿ 2,598
  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 34,007 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 ^_^

★★★★☆ Mar 29, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Mostly good trip.room really cold
★★★☆☆ Mar 29, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Good AC, rude personal on train that came with food and drinks, the seats and trays are old and shabby.
★★★★★ Mar 29, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
One of the newer carriages which are an improvement on the old ones but the train was still over 90 minutes reaching Bangkok
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
We were in the Ladies Only section, but of course the men in what appeared to be first class were walking through. The seats are pretty comfortable and made into a fairly decent bed, the lights were on all night and the music on the speakers (which stopped as soon as people indicated they wanted to go to sleep) was VERY loud and D intrusive. The carriages were new, but no more comfortable than the old ones. The food was a bit better than adequate and the carriage, including the toilets very clean
★★★★★ Mar 27, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Mar 27, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Great service, and friendly staff. Comfortable seats plus massage gunction
★★★★★ Mar 26, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go did a great job: easy and quick to pick up the tickets, as requested, before the trip.
★★☆☆☆ Mar 26, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 26, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★☆☆ Mar 25, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
The service from the staff was fine. No complaints. The train was on time, which was great. Our dinner was surprisingly tasty and not too expensive. My only complaint was that the sleeper car with the fans was too hot and noisy to sleep. I had never ridden the train before and I might have had false expectations but it was pretty miserable. I guess that was what we signed up for but just be warned. The cars with air conditioning are so much better and well worth the extra cost.
★★★★★ Mar 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Mar 25, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service. We got exactly what we expected. Train 10 is new and comfortable.
★★★★☆ Mar 24, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service
★★★★★ Mar 24, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Great leg room, comfy seats, great for a long journey
★★★☆☆ Mar 24, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This was a pretty old train, fairly worn down, and not a ton of space. Don't count on the bathroom, it was a very dirty squat toilet with a hole in the floor. They come around often to offer you food or drinks. None of the food or drinks are complimentary, but the staff did not speak english well enough for us to figure that out. The lights stay on all night, and is especially bright on the top bunks. We booked the 2nd class sleeper train with AC. All in all the beds were decently comfortable, and the staff were extremely nice. They made up the beds for us as soon as we asked. Go for a bottom bunk if you can as they are larger and much darker during the night time. I would recommend trying to book a newer train. I thought we had, but was mistaken.
★★★★★ Mar 24, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★★ Mar 24, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Great service!
★★★★★ Mar 22, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy with no issues
★★★★★ Mar 22, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Mar 20, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
THE GOOD + Our very own own 1st class compartment + Nice staff, was even singing us all a song that we had to pack + Modern and decent train THE BAD - Airconditioning made a bit of a storm wind; couldn't turn off airco completely
★★★☆☆ Mar 20, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Bus was ok, but the service from our stewart was really unkind. It was very cold at the bus so my girlfriend ask,if she can take her sleeping bag or get one more blanket,lady refused that right away without even trying to help. Also her dealing with people seemed to me unprofessional, bus arrived 2 hours earlier than supposed to,she went through the bus and shake with people to try to wake them up excessively. These people should not work in tourism.
★★★★★ Mar 20, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Awesome bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok! Seats were comfy and spacious, free snacks and water given, and there was even wifi that actually worked (every bus in Asia seems to say they have wifi but they almost never work, this one works). Arrived 2 hours early in Bangkok.
★★★☆☆ Mar 18, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Old train
★★★★☆ Mar 17, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Gets too hot in bed. Also turn off the lights.
★★★★☆ Mar 16, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 16, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 15, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★☆☆☆ Mar 15, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
The bus was driving very fast, felt bumpy and unsafe, was happy to get out
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 14, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
The travel was really great, the seats are comfortable and they offer some snacks. I just didn't give 5 stars because they don't have wifi, but for the rest is all perfect.
★★☆☆☆ Mar 14, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The reservation was made for 1st class. We were given 2nd class on train 14, which was the most awful experience I've ever had. We could not sleep at all. I tried to change it but was told everything was full. Never again! I was never notified that my reservation was changed.
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
train was on time, trip was great, friendly staff to help with stops, easy to move around, dining car lights stay on all night...no biggie, bring sleep mask felt safe, met travelers had fun EXCELLANT help from office in organizing from Canada! Thank you.
★★★★★ Mar 13, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy and fun way to travel to Bangkok from Chiang mai. The train was clean and our first class sleeper was the best. Our beds were made for us with a smile. I got a good nights rest for an early arrival into BKK. Only wish #10 train had a more formal dining car.
★★★★☆ Mar 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 12, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★☆☆☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #102 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
never again as long as 1st class is not available !
★★★★☆ Mar 11, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was fun.
★★★★☆ Mar 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★★ Mar 10, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 9, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Clean bed sheets, good privacy, train on time.
★★★★★ Mar 8, 2017 (train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Excellent!
★★★★☆ Mar 8, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good service. Would be great if they could dim the lights overnight for sleeping.
★★★★★ Mar 8, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Alles völlig problemlos, vielen Dank
★★☆☆☆ Mar 7, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The car was neat and clean but bed and pillow very hard and the lights were left on bright all night. Impossible to get sleep.
★★☆☆☆ Mar 7, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Be aware that the food service to your compartment is expensive. Dinner was ok and plentiful but breakfast a shocker. Tea and coffee were extra. Noisy journey and probably we won't do it again..
★★★★☆ Mar 7, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★☆☆ Mar 6, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
A small investment in improving some facilities, mainly toilets would go a long way to making the journey more enjoyable. Why don't they????
★★★★☆ Mar 6, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 6, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good bed, good temperature, a bit too much light.
★★★★☆ Mar 6, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good views along the way. Comfortable journey with local fellow passengers.
★★★★★ Mar 4, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 4, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 3, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ticket pickup was perfect. Sleeper cabin was nice though sharing with another solo traveller. No alcohol on board dissappointingly. Very bumpy and clanky in places making sleep difficult but i did get some sleep with the aid of ear plugs and eye mask. No food or drink served like you might expect in first class but the instant microwaved meal on the restaurant car was tasty. Stayed in bed until the penultimate station when the door was opened by the guard wanting to reset the seats. All in all good. Cheaper than flying and one night's accommodation saved.
★★★★★ Mar 2, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Nice and friendly
★★★★★ Mar 2, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything went perfect.
★★★★☆ Mar 1, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was very clean and comfortable. Lower berths have more room so glad I booked these. It was quiet for sleeping but lights on all night was not good. Food in restaurant car very average. Air con was cold but the blanket and our towel were sufficient.
★★★★☆ Mar 1, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First class is definitely the way to go!
★★★★☆ 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!

News @ Bangkok

29 March 2017

Bangkok’s governor says the city’s sole Bus Rapid Transit line is not heading for the scrap heap after all. Aswin Kwanmuang told media reporters the service will not be axed as planned next month and instead fares will go up to cover a shortfall in income.

28 March 2017

The Meteorological Department of Thailand yesterday issued an adverse weather warning for the upper regions of the nation. A bulletin released by the department noted that extremely high temperatures from Bangkok upwards were the precursors for rain, hail and wind storms.

27 March 2017

Thailand’s aviation authorities have warned that an increase in the number of flight arrivals for the Songkran Festival may cause delays at airports. Aeronautical Radio of Thailand says 10 per cent more flights are expected over the peak Songkran period between 11 and 17 April.