Chiang Mai to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight Dec 21, 2017

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From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

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Chiang Mai
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From Chiang Mai Railway Station to Bangkok by bus

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12GO office, Bangkok
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From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus

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From Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 to Bangkok by bus

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Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
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Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
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From Chiang Mai Airport to Don Mueang Airport by flight

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From Chiang Mai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport by flight

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From Chiang Mai town to Bangkok by taxi

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From Chiang Mai train station to Bangkok by taxi

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Adventures @ Bangkok

SIM card pick up at 12Go office
฿ 250
1h
DTAC
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SIM card pick up at Suvarnabhumi Airport
฿ 250
1h
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SIM card pick up at Suvarnabhumi Airport 01:00
Tour 5 : CO ALL DAY 9-HOUR BICYCLE/BOAT/TRAIN TOUR
฿ 2,100
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Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tours
Tour 5 : CO ALL DAY 9-HOUR BICYCLE/BOAT/TRAIN TOUR 09:00
Pattaya and Coral Island One Day Tour
฿ 1,400
11h 30m
Paradive Travel
Pattaya and Coral Island One Day Tour 06:00
Laser Tag session
฿ 650
1h
Lazgam Laser Games
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Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tours
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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 centers 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 Lampang. 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 songthaew. 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 kilometers 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 traveler 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 53,924 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 ^_^

★★★☆☆ Dec 15, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Not comfortable
★★★★☆ Dec 15, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train journey from chiangami back to bangkok was pleasant. I had bought tickets for the 1st class sleeper and was welcome by friendly staffs into the cabin. Dinner was served but on a higher cost (restaurant pricing). Food was delicious and yummy. Did not manage to sleep much as the journey was bumpy through the night. Overall a good experience on the train making new friends from all over the world. Recommended to travellers if you want to experience differently on a trip.
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour) :
Best bus ride I have ever had! Thank you big seats. No squished next to someone. Your own tv and they give you a snack blanket headphones and a neck pillow
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 14, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★★★ Dec 14, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 14, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Les wagons sont très confortables et propres. Il faudrait juste éteindre les lumières la nuit pour des veilleuses
★★★★☆ Dec 14, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 14, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All was good, but the trash receptacles in the toilets overflowed all the time except at the beginning of the trip. It might help if the covers of the receptacles were removed. By the way, the delivery of the ticket at Hualumpong just before the departurefor the Hualumpong- Chiangmai leg two weeks from now is my concern. What if I can't find the delivery person?
★★★★☆ Dec 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
It is actually a good ride, though you cannot expect to have a perfect ride. Smelly feet are everywhere and it actually bothers me a lot that I am having trouble sleeping.
★★★☆☆ Dec 13, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Nobody from staff couldn`t speak english at the bus... every stop the driver put music very loud to wake up the pasangers.. so disrespectful. The "free dinner" is just some cheap snacks. a lot of to improve
★★★★★ Dec 13, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Very efficient service
★★★★★ Dec 13, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Dec 12, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Dec 12, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour)
★★★★☆ Dec 12, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
O trem tem boas instalações e é relativamente novo. Viajamos na primeira classe dia 08/12/17. Gostamos muito. A parte negativa foi a comida, bastante sofrível, apenas poucas opções pré-preparadas. O frio, para quem dorme na cama superior, incomoda bastante, pois o cobertor fornecido é ineficaz e não há possibilidade de regular o ar condicionado.
★★★★★ Dec 12, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Excelent bus and value for money. If you have the time, don't think twice.
★★★★★ Dec 11, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour)
★★★★★ Dec 11, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
On time. Very comfortable reclyning seats. Exellent service. Very pleased.
★★★★★ Dec 11, 2017 (bus VIP27, Sombat Tour)
★★★★☆ Dec 11, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Almost a 5 if there's only free internet in the bus then it would be a 5 to me. Overall, excellent service and time management.
★★★★☆ Dec 11, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Arrived too early
★★★☆☆ Dec 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Aircondition was too strong all the way and everybody were feeling so cold. Even the covers were not enought.
★★★★★ Dec 10, 2017 (bus VIP27, Sombat Tour) :
Very nice bus. Good service. Big seats .
★★★☆☆ Dec 10, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Decent way to get to bankong. I recommend the first class
★★★☆☆ Dec 9, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
This way of getting tickets does work but if you can personally go to the ticket window and buy the ticket direct you will likely get a much better price.
★★★★★ Dec 9, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We were almost loosing the train, but with the help of train staffs, they accepted only booking number and send us to train by their motobike. Thanks to them and to you.
★★★☆☆ Dec 9, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Чистота в автобусе и туалете! Комфортные сидения для сна! Но работал кондиционер, который не возможно было отрегулировать, развернуть или выключить! Поэтому было холодно и дуло ото всюду! Пледы для накрывания тоже тоненькие и небольшие! Благо, я могла воспользоваться вторым.Автобус ехал и примерно 5-6 остановками, но приехал, неожиданно, на 1,2 раньше! :) Неделю до этого я ехала в противоположном направлении автобусом другой компании, который был классом выше по комфорту при той же цене! Есть, с чем сравнить!
★★★☆☆ Dec 9, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train we took this time was dirtier than the one we took to arrive in Chiang mai. Beds were comfortable as usual.
★★★★★ Dec 9, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 9, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bad upper berth
★★★★★ Dec 9, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Great bus trip! Excellent driver! We felt safe and managed to sleep most of the way. Many thanks!
★★★★☆ Dec 9, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Fan Sleeper train trip from Chang Mai to Bangkok was a good trip my toddler enjoys it alot.
★★★★☆ Dec 8, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Overall the trip was nice, it would have been nice without the air conditioning. Its not possible to switch the AC off and it was extremely cold in the night (freezing, almost impossible to sleep in). Otherwise the trip was good and the 1st class definitely worth it. You have less choice to eat at the on board Restaurant, but the price is fair (all pre-cooked dishes that will be done in the microwave). The train arrived 10 minutes late.
★★★★★ Dec 8, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Amazing trip! a comfortable bed, slept through the night wake up in bangkok
★★★★★ Dec 7, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Dec 7, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Comfortable Bus with wide seats and enough recline + foot space. Snacks, drinks and a food stop was included. Would ride again
★★★★★ Dec 7, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour) :
Worth the price! Comfortable. Blanket and neck pillow provided. Light snack given at the start of the journey. Stopped at a rest stop halfway and a meal was provided as well. Light breakfast was also provided right before reaching the destination. 2 USB charging ports available per seat (1A and 2A). Reading light was available as well as a screen to watch some movies (quite recent despite being limited in choices). Headphones were provided if needed too. Seat was able to recline quite a lot in case you. 5 star service!
★★★★★ Dec 6, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 6, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very efficient comfortable and clean service. They do turn the beds back to seats a couple of hours before reaching Bangkok so no chance of a lie in !!
★★★★★ Dec 6, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★☆☆ Dec 5, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile)
★★★★★ Dec 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★★ Dec 5, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Confort et service complet très appréciés.
★★★☆☆ Dec 5, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Very spacious, comfortable seats, but the toilet smell was horrendous. Loud music was played at random points, for no apparent reason, and then went off just as suddenly. You get what you pay for.
★★★★★ Dec 5, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
A very nice train ride. Food and drinks, on time, comfortable seats.
★★★★☆ Dec 5, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service however they take big comission. On the station it costs 800.
★★★★★ Dec 4, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean and secured train. Guards are through out in the train. The toilets are very clean. Beds are made by The trsin staff with sheets and pillow covers changed. Its amazing. Food cost reasonable. Best thing is guards are walking on duty throughout night.
★★★★☆ Dec 4, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I had great sleep. The facility is not as good as the first tier but it is fine.
★★★★★ Dec 2, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 2, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
A most interesting and amazingly comprehensive tour in body and mind. So much to go home and think about. Very good tour-guide and driver: I never lacked information and I always felt safe. The Hotels for the 2 nights of the tour were not brilliant and the first one was substandard: a fact I addressed with the Tour Guide at the time (for example the General mamagement and Housekeeping was so poor I couldn’t get out of my room because of a faulty and antiquate chain system on the door and when I went to phone Reception for help I found the phone ( like the bedside light, and the TV) wasn’t working . The location was absolutely stunning however and made up for the poor and unimaginative cuisine and some uncovered food breakfast. The Intrepid 3 day Tour was excellent however and I shall recommend it to my friends in England. RF
★★★★☆ Dec 2, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip overall...maybe they can dim down the walkway lights or even limit the lights to floor lights only..
★★★★★ Dec 1, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Always fly nok air and always a good service thank to 12go who make the whole booking process so easy.
★★★★★ Dec 1, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
great service
★★★★★ Dec 1, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 1, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Smooth travel to Bangkok from Chiang Mai. Pickup of tickets was simple, the seats comfy and the beds good as well. It's a bit of an adventure but we enjoyed it very much.
★★★★☆ Dec 1, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Nov 29, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 29, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 29, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Flight was cheap and the seats seemed cheap and cramped as well. But you pay for what you get and overall it was a decent experience nothing too great or too miserable to report on.
★★★☆☆ Nov 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Confortable seats.. snacks and water are provided from the staff.. Good driver
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
There is enough space for your legs, also the seat can almost flat. It was a good ride, but we loved to see in the morning a small sandwich instead of cookies. Also the toilet smells very bad, it is really not nice to smell this all the time. The steward we had was very friendly, but the microphone at the upperdeck didn’t work.
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (bus VIP27, Sombat Tour) :
The trip was good, the service is so perfect! I only missed a person that talked English! My friend and me that is tall was difficult to got a good position to sleep, we got up with our legs swollen because we couldn't use the support.
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Diesel fumes in first class are a bit of a negative, and the food available on the train is terrible. Bring your own food (easily done) -- and a respirator (not so easy). Otherwise, the new #9 & #10 sleepers are well kitted out, and if you're a train person you know that there's nothing like dropping off to sleep by the music of the rails.
★★☆☆☆ Nov 28, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
If you have the option, get a sleeper train instead of the day train. It was long and we were an hour late getting to Bangkok. The seats are really uncomfortable. However, we did get free food.
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We were nicely surprised considering we travelled 2nd class. The food served on the train was reasonably good and tasty, beds were super comfy. Constant patroll in the cabin of the staff. We felt safe.
★★★★★ Nov 28, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Friendly staff.
★★★★★ Nov 28, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Nov 28, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train was really old and run down looking. We had first class tickets and expected more from it. Also, we were offered orange juice when we got on with no mention of price so assumed it was complimentary.... it wasn't. Overall a disappointing trip :(
★★★★★ Nov 27, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ticket collection was smooth! Highly recommended.
★★★☆☆ Nov 27, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Booking my tickets online via 12go Asia was straight forward with good customer service. The bed in 1st class was clean and surprisingly comfortable, the train was also more or less on time, so no real complaints there, but I was on my own, and sharing a compartment with a stranger is not ideal! As others have said, they offer food and drink and don't actually say you have to pay for it until later. Even more confussing was, I went up to Chiang Mai a few days earlier on the day train, which was 2nd class, and food and drink was free of charge. No charge for food on 2nd class, but you have to pay on 1st class-why??
★★★★☆ Nov 27, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Was a good ride, however we arrived more than 2 hours early, so we were quite early for our next bus ride in Bangkok.
★★★★★ Nov 26, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The first class trip was great! Everything was wonderful!!
★★★★★ Nov 26, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour) :
Just perfect.
★★☆☆☆ Nov 26, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Multimedia options not working, headphones broke, dinner at 1 am when i was already sleeping. Air conditioner straight in my head and cant turn ir off. We arrived two hours earlier (at 5am)
★★★★★ Nov 26, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
It was okay
★★★★☆ Nov 26, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Everything right on schedule. Seat pitch was pretty tight but doable for the short 1-hr flight. Had a bus gate at Don Mueang arpt. Luggage took about 40 minutes to claim.
★★★★★ Nov 26, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
On time, every thing perfect, except the ice cold temperature in the coach.
★★★★★ Nov 25, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything worked as planned! Congrats!
★★★★★ Nov 25, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour)
★★★★★ Nov 25, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Comfortable seating. Snacks and water provided. Prepair for the aircon, is can get quite chilly. Blankets provided.
★★★★★ Nov 24, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Plenty of space. Clean. Great service
★★★★★ Nov 24, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
Great seats
★★★★☆ Nov 24, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Corridor lights were left on, unlike the previous trip, but the curtains are good enough light blockers. Very clean facilities, free WiFi and very affordable food/drink in the bistro car make this a pleasant trip. Only don't recommend to anyone over 180cm/6 foot as that's the length of the bed!!
★★★★★ Nov 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Everything was fine. No compliants at all.
★★★★★ Nov 23, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★★★ Nov 23, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable journey. Nice restaurant car too with vegetarian food. Very clean toilets. Couldn’t ask for more!
★★★★☆ Nov 23, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Nov 23, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 22, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Nov 22, 2017 (bus VIP20, Sombat Tour)
★★☆☆☆ Nov 22, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very uncomfortable night. Train was so loud it made it almost impossible to sleep. Food options were very poor and overpriced. Ticket price was too high for the standard of journey.
★★★★★ Nov 22, 2017 (avia Economy, Bangkok Air)
★★★★☆ Nov 22, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 22, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 21, 2017 (train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Brilliant service, simple collection of ticket, great train journey.
★★★★☆ Nov 20, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Everything was great, except the aircon was waaaay to strong and it was really cold!
★★★★★ Nov 20, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 20, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)

News

Direct Qatar Airways flights to Chiang Mai take off

Officials at Chiang Mai Airport welcomed the maiden flight on a new route from Qatar with a traditional water cannon salute on Wednesday morning. The Qatar Airways flight was the first of a four-times a week service which will operate through until May next year.

15 December 2017

Bangkok Ratchaprasong Christmas lights switched on

Tourist authority officials and Bangkok dignitaries were on hand this week when the Ratchaprasong Christmas lights were unveiled. This year’s illuminations include the highlight, and first in Thailand, of 3D lighting shows of Bangkok. The 3D shows are scheduled to take place five times a day until New Year’s Eve.

15 December 2017

Thai rail operator to up train capacities for New Year holidays

A senior Transport Ministry official told reporters the State Railway of Thailand would be increasing passenger train capacities over the New Year holidays. Anon Luangboribun stated that the total daily capacity would be increased to 120,000 passengers for the period between 29 December and 3 January.

14 December 2017