Chiang Mai to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight Jan 26, 2017

76 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
18 seats available
#8
Thai Railways
08:50
Chiang Mai
19:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 35m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 891
× 2 = ฿ 1,782
18 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
30 seats available
#52
Thai Railways
15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
food WC steward
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
18 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
฿ 1,703
× 2 = ฿ 3,406
 
#10
Thai Railways
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
 

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus

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
10:00
Chiang Mai
21:00
Morchit, 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
07:00
Morchit, 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
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? 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
20:30
Chiang Mai
08:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? seats available
Bangkok Busline
20:30
Chiang Mai
07:50
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h 20m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
? 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 Red Brick Chiang Mai (Old City) to Bangkok by bus

Jolly Travel
18:00
Red Brick Chiang Mai (Old City)
06:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
12h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 648
× 2 = ฿ 1,296
 

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
฿ 1,867
× 2 = ฿ 3,734
  available
#SL525
Thai Lion Air
06:50
Chiang Mai Airport
08:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,409
× 2 = ฿ 2,818
  available
#PG222
Bangkok Air
06:55
Chiang Mai Airport
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,557
× 2 = ฿ 9,114
  available
#DD8333
Nok Air
07:10
Chiang Mai Airport
08:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,595
× 2 = ฿ 3,190
  available
#DD8301
Nok Air
07:45
Chiang Mai Airport
08:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,595
× 2 = ฿ 3,190
  available
#SL523
Thai Lion Air
08:00
Chiang Mai Airport
09:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,599
× 2 = ฿ 3,198
  available
#FD3438
Thai AirAsia
08:20
Chiang Mai Airport
09:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,545
× 2 = ฿ 3,090
  available
#DD8303
Nok Air
08:30
Chiang Mai Airport
09:35
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,800
× 2 = ฿ 3,600
  available
#PG216
Bangkok Air
10:00
Chiang Mai Airport
11:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,557
× 2 = ฿ 9,114
  available
#TG103
Thai Airways
10:05
Chiang Mai Airport
11:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,899
× 2 = ฿ 3,798
  available
#SL505
Thai Lion Air
10:15
Chiang Mai Airport
11:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,789
× 2 = ฿ 3,578
  available
#FD3444
Thai AirAsia
10:25
Chiang Mai Airport
11:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,545
× 2 = ฿ 3,090
  available
#TG105
Thai Airways
10:40
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,159
× 2 = ฿ 4,318
  available
#DD8307
Nok Air
10:45
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,800
× 2 = ฿ 3,600
  available
#SL507
Thai Lion Air
11:40
Chiang Mai Airport
12:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,599
× 2 = ฿ 3,198
  available
#PG224
Bangkok Air
11:45
Chiang Mai Airport
13:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,557
× 2 = ฿ 9,114
  available
#FD3436
Thai AirAsia
12:15
Chiang Mai Airport
13:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,784
× 2 = ฿ 3,568
  available
#WE161
Thai Smile
12:20
Chiang Mai Airport
13:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,644
× 2 = ฿ 3,288
  available
#SL509
Thai Lion Air
13:05
Chiang Mai Airport
14:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,789
× 2 = ฿ 3,578
  available
#WE181
Thai Smile
13:15
Chiang Mai Airport
14:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#FD3448
Thai AirAsia
13:25
Chiang Mai Airport
14:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,784
× 2 = ฿ 3,568
  available
#SL511
Thai Lion Air
13:30
Chiang Mai Airport
14:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,789
× 2 = ฿ 3,578
  available
#PG907
Bangkok Air
14:10
Chiang Mai Airport
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,557
× 2 = ฿ 9,114
  available
#FD3442
Thai AirAsia
14:15
Chiang Mai Airport
15:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,784
× 2 = ฿ 3,568
  available
#DD8313
Nok Air
14:25
Chiang Mai Airport
15:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,800
× 2 = ฿ 3,600
  available
#WE169
Thai Smile
15:00
Chiang Mai Airport
16:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#TG111
Thai Airways
15:20
Chiang Mai Airport
16:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,678
× 2 = ฿ 7,356
  available
#DD8315
Nok Air
15:25
Chiang Mai Airport
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,109
× 2 = ฿ 4,218
  available
#FD3434
Thai AirAsia
15:30
Chiang Mai Airport
17:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,545
× 2 = ฿ 3,090
  available
#SL513
Thai Lion Air
15:45
Chiang Mai Airport
17:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,789
× 2 = ฿ 3,578
  available
#WE183
Thai Smile
16:05
Chiang Mai Airport
17:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,978
× 2 = ฿ 3,956
  available
#FD3446
Thai AirAsia
16:35
Chiang Mai Airport
18:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,784
× 2 = ฿ 3,568
  available
#SL515
Thai Lion Air
17:10
Chiang Mai Airport
18:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,599
× 2 = ฿ 3,198
  available
#PG226
Bangkok Air
17:15
Chiang Mai Airport
18:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,557
× 2 = ฿ 9,114
  available
#WE165
Thai Smile
17:25
Chiang Mai Airport
18:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,422
× 2 = ฿ 4,844
  available
#FD3432
Thai AirAsia
17:30
Chiang Mai Airport
19:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,784
× 2 = ฿ 3,568
  available
#SL517
Thai Lion Air
18:05
Chiang Mai Airport
19:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,979
× 2 = ฿ 3,958
  available
#DD8319
Nok Air
18:10
Chiang Mai Airport
19:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,903
× 2 = ฿ 3,806
  available
#FD3440
Thai AirAsia
18:40
Chiang Mai Airport
20:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,784
× 2 = ฿ 3,568
  available
#DD8317
Nok Air
19:15
Chiang Mai Airport
20:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,903
× 2 = ฿ 3,806
  available
#TG117
Thai Airways
19:20
Chiang Mai Airport
20:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,159
× 2 = ฿ 4,318
  available
#SL519
Thai Lion Air
20:45
Chiang Mai Airport
22:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,789
× 2 = ฿ 3,578
  available
#TG121
Thai Airways
20:50
Chiang Mai Airport
22:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,899
× 2 = ฿ 3,798
  available
#DD8325
Nok Air
21:10
Chiang Mai Airport
22:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,800
× 2 = ฿ 3,600
  available
#FD3426
Thai AirAsia
21:20
Chiang Mai Airport
22:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,545
× 2 = ฿ 3,090
  available
#WE167
Thai Smile
21:35
Chiang Mai Airport
22:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,867
× 2 = ฿ 3,734
  available
#PG228
Bangkok Air
21:40
Chiang Mai Airport
23:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,557
× 2 = ฿ 9,114
  available
#SL521
Thai Lion Air
21:50
Chiang Mai Airport
23:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,599
× 2 = ฿ 3,198
  available
#DD8327
Nok Air
22:10
Chiang Mai Airport
23:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,595
× 2 = ฿ 3,190
  available
#FD3428
Thai AirAsia
22:20
Chiang Mai Airport
23:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,307
× 2 = ฿ 2,614
  available
#FD3430
Thai AirAsia
23:10
Chiang Mai Airport
00:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,307
× 2 = ฿ 2,614
  available
#FD3420
Thai AirAsia
23:40
Chiang Mai Airport
01:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,307
× 2 = ฿ 2,614
  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 28,524 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 ^_^

★★★☆☆ Jan 20, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 20, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Somehow i was not informed to pay extra to get the tickets sent to don mueang train station. When i arrived there no one could help me. After a lot of discussions i finally got to talk to someone from 12go asia. Not the most friendly one. Luckley everything worked out in the end.
★★★★☆ Jan 20, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable, very clean, we had a good sleep
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Very surprised at what a great service that is provided considering the price! The seats were roomy and supplied with neck pillow and blankets, TVs and USB points throughout. The steward was very friendly and provided free snacks and drinks throughout and you also receive a free lunch at the pitstop. I would highly recommend :)
★★★★☆ Jan 19, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ok but dirty
★★★★★ Jan 18, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 18, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Jan 18, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Smooth ride. Fairly comfortable. I was a bit sad they shut the lights off around 20:30 though, was just getting into my book. Felt safe.
★★★☆☆ Jan 18, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train is very spacious and recent. The experience is globally positive but their are 2 downsides to it: 1- The AC is too cold; 2- they don't dim the lights during the night wich makes it difficult to sleep.
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Travelled second class - toilet was the hole in floor type and difficult on a rocking train. Cockroaches everywhere - was so relieved to get off
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
very nice, comfortable, on time. Still a bit too cold, as usual :) sound and video not synchronized on the video device, a bit sad to have such nice service and you cant enjoy it.
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Really easy to use and the train was comfortable with very good facilities
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 15, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Extortion 500 baht booking fee 300 baht delivery . Avoid and buy ticket at station
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 14, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We paid for second class seating and got an old car whose AC didn't work, window dirt blocked the views, staff was rude and this car's seat were the pits...When to other 2nd class cars and the seating was modern and very comfortable...Would to it again and won't recommend to friends.
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
We booked the lower VIP section with 3 chairs wide. Seats were comfy and reclined well enough to sleep. AC was nice and cold. Maybe too cool for some. They provided blankets, water, soya milk, and some delicious butter coconut biscuits. Little to no English spoken on trip so be aware of that. You get a free meal at the bus rest stop with your ticket. As everyone said they do get to Bangkok about 2 hours early. My only complaint would be during the trip they kicked the AC off and turned the fan on for a while. When they did this you would get a loft of urine smell. Otherwise the bus was cheap, comfy for a 6' tall guy, and actually got to Bangkok early.
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Faultless travel. Can't recommend 12go.asia highly enough.
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
All good. They are doing hard work during nighttime we need to appreciate that even if we can find aby inconvinience.
★★★★☆ Jan 10, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Good even though I hoped for a 180 degrees bed-seat
★★★★☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I had red a lot about the trains service in Thailand but I realize now that we took a modem version and not the cheap one the Thai people are using . I had booked 1st classfor the 30th of December 2016 but ended up in 2nd class because no place anymore. I had red about the light left on for the entire trip and about the cold air conditioning I guess this must be for the modern train the one for the tourists ! I was travelling with 15-18 years old and my husband, we were very prepared with extra warm clothes and blinds for the eyes. The train left perfectly in time and arrived also in time in Bangkok . We did not need food or wife but you have a dining wagon but nothing special . The WC and extra lavabo were clean .During the trip when the curtains covers the bed in fact it is not too cold.The beds are extra large and comfortable but It is a pity they could just reduce the cold and dim the light and the trip would have been perfect. the trip was long but great....I highly recommend it ! from Holland
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I can't recommend taking this night train. It was a horrific experience. Our Thai host told us about the charm of the old trains, with some real good English breakfast and comfortable washing facilities. This modern train is the opposite. First problem: they keep the lights on. For the whole night. I'm sure the train provides some dimming functionality, but the staff seems not to know about it. You simply can't sleep with the lights on, at least if you have the top bed. Second, the food they provide is the worst of whole Thailand. Don't try it. It's not worth a single baht. Third, air condition. Thai people love to switch air condition down really low, but in this train they really topped it. It was like 19 °C in the car, when we entered it. Comming from a fairly warm outside it was like a shock. My kind request to turn it a little bit up led to a suprise later in the night. Air condition was switched oft completely! I woke up at around 2 a.m. and checked the Temperatur with my phone. It was 28°C. I got up to say something to the staff member, but some other guy was already doing so. 2 hours later, 4 p.m. I checked temperature again. It was 18°C ! Having to cope with a temperature difference of 10°C makes it impossible to have a restful night. Later I learned from a resident that the night train is only used by tourists and that the average Thai rather takes a low cost airline. For ecological reasons I really like to take trains and avoid flights below 1000km but next time I take a flight, too.
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Highly recommend. We picked up our tickets without any hassles and train journey from Bangkok to Chang Mai and return was great.
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Gave buns and potato chip snacks and water bottles. Bus had bathroom. Drivers and stewardess did not speak English well and announcements were only made in Thai. Overall trip was comfortable and arrived 30 min earlier than expected. They played music and TV on and off during the whole ride so sleeping was not the best but seats could recline pretty far and they gave each person neck pillow and blanket
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent !! Train parti a l'heure. Bar avec wifi gratuite. Personnel aux petits soins !! Je recommande
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
it's a really pleasant trip.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Way better than train #13/14, no annoying food personnel on this train, young crew in the restaurant carriage, the new train is awesome. Still, bring warm stuff for the night, AC is running at 20*C.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super convenient, comfortable, has a nice caffe cart
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★☆☆ Jan 7, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Generally good, but all the doors were kept wide open all the night and it was terribly cold, the food was good.
★★★★☆ Jan 7, 2017 (bus Express, Sritawong Tour) :
Only issue: the air conditioning too high, and no way to limit the flow. Rest is good.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 7, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was clean and good.but the 12go service was not good at all. Last minute dropped our tickets. The conformation is different as PDF file. So the train change the time from 6 pm to 5 pm. Missed the train had to took a cab to next stop, spent 2000B for the cab. Booking fee was 750B more than original tickets. Not recommended. Bad service!
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great experience! Spacious clean and very courteous staff. We travelled as 4 adults with a 7 1/2 and 3 1/2 year old they LOVED it! Make sure you bring snacks, some were available on the train but understandably not an extensive selection. My sister has done this trip before, with the older non ac trains. You perhaps miss the experience of getting food from vendors at the station through the windows and the no smoking and alcohol rule is understandable too but a shame as would have been nice to have a beer before bedtime! Would definitely do it again.
★★★★☆ Jan 7, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
very good except the food during he stop
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Comfortable and really efficient. It's the first time I have done an over night journey. I would really recommend it. The seats recline so you can actually get some decent sleep.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very easy trip! Picked up my tickets from across the street from the train station and then walked across and boarded the train. Comfortable sleeper, overall very nice trip!
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great!
★★★★☆ Jan 6, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Jan 6, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean and comfortable with helpful staff. Would have been 5 stars but the train was running approx 30 mins late.
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Jan 5, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very enjoying trip smooth and cool. Highly recommended
★★★★★ Jan 5, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent
★★☆☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
AC for our cabin wasn't working well, cockroaches were found lingering around the seats and floor. Pungent engine smell as well.
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The sleeper train was a cool experience that I'm glad I did. The staff was really friendly and helpful. My sister and I were in the AC sleeper car and it was surprisingly spacious and if you get cold easily bring a jacket because it's well air conditioned. I wouldn't recommend for the really light sleepers. Bring snacks, download a good movie or book and enjoy.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The staff was very friendly and helpful. My friend lost his ticket during our trip and the staff sent us a photo copy of his ticket. The train ride with AC was very comfortable.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
We left the CM bus station a bit late yet we arrived at BKK an hour earlier. Announcement/s should also be done in English.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great new train, aircon too cold, asked steward to turn it down and she did.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very goed
★★★☆☆ Jan 3, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Took the 2nd class sleeper Bangkok to Chiang mai - it was very clean, beds were comfortable but they didn't turn off the lights and it was kind of loud with kids and people walking around. We got "upgraded" to 1st class VIP sleeper from Chiang Mai back to Bangkok and thought we were SO lucky. At first glance, after being on the nicer train to Chiang Mai, we were disappointed. Drinks and food are SO expensive, thankfully we brought our own. Beds are not as comfortable, it's really dirty - definitely an older train that is not kept up. The great thing is that you can lock your door, free from noise, and can control your own lights and air conditioning. The ride was a bit rockier than the newer train, but it was nice to sleep in (semi) peace.
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All good
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable!
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I have booked train tickets to and fro Chiangmai and the service is excellent. Instructions given through email is clear. Constant reminder is sent out as the day draw nearer. The pick up office is just opposite the train station and the staff is very efficient. Will highly recommend 12Go to my friends. The train experience is very pleasant., exce[t for the aircon is too cold at upper berth. Hopefully, something can be done about it. Still, a very comfortable and pleasant ride. Highly recommend to my friends.
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
took the 1st class carriage. it is an old train, so facilities are kinda run down. we slept early and lock the doors so we had quite a good sleep (at least better than our trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai - 2nd class sleeper- could not sleep at all as the air con is just blasting cold, the lights are always on, the staff are always walking around trying to sell food). We wanted to get the first class sleeper for the new train, but the tickets are out. Recommend 1st class carriage if you cannot get a plane ticket (like us)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service by 12go and especially by the staff on the train. And the food was great, the beds comfortable and the train ran perfectly to time.
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #2 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Very clean and modern train, though bathrooms could use a bit more attention. Wasn't cold at all, though I have heard other people say their experience was that the AC was very cold. Only real complaint, as others have mentioned, is the lights. They are very bright and are kept on all night long. Not sure why they can't lower them like on long haul air flights, so bring a sleep mask! Overall it was a lovely experience and I would travel this way again.
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The bus service was really good and the stuff took care of us really good. A little improvement in food served can help. Thanks
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Air con too cold, food less good than should be achievable, having said that a great cabin and good service- shame restrictions on drinking alcoholic drinks?
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
VIP is nice. Train was over an hour delayed.
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Good and cheap
★★☆☆☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We took the day train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, 2nd class, and it was terrible. The staff were polite but busy. They were very efficient in all aspects. The air-conditioning worked well but the seats were very uncomfortable. There was plenty of leg room, but the seats are permanently reclined making it difficult to get comfortable. I would not recommend this trip
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
On 12go Asia's end, everything was perfect. Very smooth. The train was alright. The trays were very dirty. The food was sealed but not great and very little for a 10 hour journey. Luckily I'd brought my own food and so I was fine. The seats were comfy enough and overall I really enjoyed the ride. As long as you recognize you're in Southeast Asia it should all be just fine.
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very reliable service, easy to handle and for moderate fee. We use 12go every year. Thank you folks for your initiative. We will be back! Beat - Switzerland
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service
★☆☆☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Wanted to cancel our tickets. Couldn't reach someone. Would be great to have a better service hotline
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Spacios, arrived just before indicated time (check with your hotel whether it has flexible check-in time; I was lucky in my case), comfortable, simply top!
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Een aangename manier om deze reis te maken. Vriendelijk personeel, zeer ruime slaapplaatsen enig minpunt is dat de airco te koud staat, dus je warm aankleden is nodig zelfs met het dekentje dat je krijgt had ik nog kou. Onze trein had wel een uur vertraging bij aankomst.
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Bus was cramped, shaking a lot and not comfortable for overnight travel. They never shut off the music and keep turning on bright lights all the way from 3AM so you don't get sleep.
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Picking up my ticket was fast an easy, no hassle. I definitely recommend using this service. As for the train itself, I took the overnight 14 train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, it was my first time on a sleeper and I found it to be quite pleasant and affordable! Definitely a fun way to get between the two cities.
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train left punctually. The bed in the 2 nd class carriage was sufficiently comfortable. The food in the train was reason
★★★☆☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I booked for a busy time of the year and quite late in the piece. My original booking had to be upgraded due to lack of cheaper berths, which I understood, but the process of upgrading with PayPal seemed a little dodgy, as 12Go required me to forward them my receipt of purchase from PayPal as proof of purchase. Picking up my ticket was easy and the train journey itself was very pleasant, although we arrived 30 minutes late.
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
great service & surprise of breakfast snacks/drinks when we first got on & then lunch later. Could use some toothbrush cleaning, but bathrooms did seem slightly cleaner than on 2nd class sleeper.
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
5 stars if the A/C wouldnt be working that hard, outside it was over 30 degrees, inside not even 20! The beds where ok and this time even the lights where dimmed.
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Lovely new trains, although a bit cold and slow we have had a great trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2016 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2016 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fast and convenient
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2016 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
easy booking process, easy trip and nice train journey
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2016 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Travelled first class sleeper, really nice, quiet, pillows hard and still cold even with the air vents closed. Lovely staff on the train, clean and nice , extra bedding would be a help as was cold on the top bunk. The shower was fabulous, nice and hot... charges for hot water per cup ... Was behind time on arriving at Bangkok, slow journey I'm afraid....wifi good... Easy booking through12Go would use these guys again
★★☆☆☆ Dec 29, 2016 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Took the 1st class carriage - there were lots of cockroaches in the cabin. Not able to sleep as it was running around on the sleeper as well.
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good service.
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2016 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent train, I highly recommend it as an experience. The staff are super nice which seems to be the usual thing in Thailand. Only bad point, lights are very bright and stay on all night but apart from that, amazing !
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2016 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service. A little confusing finding where to pick up ticket but it was OK after speaking with train station workers. The lights on the train where to bright
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2016 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service, comfortable travel. Train is clean and new.
★★★☆☆ Dec 27, 2016 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We were looking for an experience to see more of Thailand and while it was an interesting trip, the windows on the train were so dirty we were unable to see out of them hardly at all. The tray tables and seat backs were very dirty and several tray tables were broken. I realize we were in 2 class, as the first class had sold out early and the fare for the 20 hour trip was reasonable. The lady who serve us some food and snacks and gave instructions, was very unhelpful and unfriendly when we got on, as we didn't know how to operate the fans, or if we could upgrade out tickets. For the 10 hour journey we were given a bulk head seat, with no rom and barley a chance to see the countryside. We finally found two empty seats and the lady let us stay there for the rest of the journey, and she seemed to be more friendly to us Canadian tourists. Also, there was no route map, to be found, so as she called out the names of the stops in Thai, it,was very difficult to understand and a few people missed their stops. The booking thru 12Go.asia was really good, the Boss Hotel where we had to pick up the tickets was easy to find and the instructions were good. I wish they would of had a place to explain the difference of first and 2nd class, that would be helpful as well as a route map of the towns we would be stopping in. As I said, it was an adventure, one I am glad we did, but with a little more understanding of how the Thai railway system worked, we would of been better preapared. We were only 10 minutes late leaving and it took the most time from Don Mueang to the final stop in Hua Lamphong
★★★★☆ Dec 26, 2016 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good and cozy, unfortunately one hour delay
★★★☆☆ Dec 26, 2016 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)

News @ Bangkok

20 January 2017

Last weekend saw the inauguration of a VIP bus service linking Ho Chi Minh City’s airport and two of the city’s bus stations. The new buses run from An Suong Bus Station to Tan Son Nhat Airport and then on to Mien Dong Eastern Bus Terminal.

20 January 2017

Authorities at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport have declared war on taxi drivers who refuse to use meters or do no not have one fitted in their vehicles. After a recent incident involving a rogue cabbie, an airport spokesperson said only metered taxis are allowed to serve passengers at Thailand’s main international gateway.

19 January 2017

A Thai AirAsia director has announced the addition of extra flights to the Bangkok Mandalay timetable. Commercial-director Santisuk Klongchaiya says the frequencies will increase from once to twice daily with effect from 17 March 2017.