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.

Chiang Mai to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight Jun 29, 2017

66 trips (THB 534 — 12,500)

From Any Hotel Chiang Mai (Topper Tour) to Bangkok by bus

18:00
Any Hotel Chiang Mai (Topper Tour)
05:30
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
11h 30m
Instant
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
  available

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
18 seats available
15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
Refund
฿ 1,071
× 2 = ฿ 2,142
30 seats available
15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
Refund
฿ 831
× 2 = ฿ 1,662
20 seats available
17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
33 seats available
17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,753
× 2 = ฿ 3,506
Only 8 seats left!
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,703
× 2 = ฿ 3,406
Only 3 seats left!
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
49 seats available
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
10 seats available

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus

10:00
Chiang Mai
21:00
Morchit, Bangkok
11h
Instant
฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
10:00
Chiang Mai
21:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, 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
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฿ 534
× 2 = ฿ 1,068
? seats available
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Chiang Mai
06:45
Morchit, Bangkok
11h 30m
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฿ 623
× 2 = ฿ 1,246
? seats available
19:15
Chiang Mai
06:35
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h 20m
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฿ 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

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
Any
Chiang Mai town
Time
Bangkok any hotel
9h
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฿ 11,750
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok by flight

#SL527
06:10
Chiang Mai Airport
07:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,247
× 2 = ฿ 2,494
  available
#WE177
06:40
Chiang Mai Airport
08:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,556
× 2 = ฿ 3,112
  available
#SL525
06:50
Chiang Mai Airport
08:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
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฿ 1,095
× 2 = ฿ 2,190
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#PG222
06:55
Chiang Mai Airport
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,004
× 2 = ฿ 4,008
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#TG226
07:20
Chiang Mai Airport
08:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
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฿ 3,416
× 2 = ฿ 6,832
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#FD3438
08:25
Chiang Mai Airport
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Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
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฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
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#DD8303
08:40
Chiang Mai Airport
09:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,363
× 2 = ฿ 2,726
  available
#SL523
09:45
Chiang Mai Airport
11:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
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฿ 1,247
× 2 = ฿ 2,494
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#TG103
10:05
Chiang Mai Airport
11:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
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฿ 1,603
× 2 = ฿ 3,206
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#PG216
10:10
Chiang Mai Airport
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
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฿ 2,004
× 2 = ฿ 4,008
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10:15
Chiang Mai Airport
11:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
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฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
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#TG105
10:40
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
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฿ 1,603
× 2 = ฿ 3,206
  available
#DD8307
10:45
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,363
× 2 = ฿ 2,726
  available
#SL507
10:55
Chiang Mai Airport
12:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
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฿ 1,437
× 2 = ฿ 2,874
  available
#PG224
12:00
Chiang Mai Airport
13:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,004
× 2 = ฿ 4,008
  available
#WE161
12:55
Chiang Mai Airport
14:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,778
× 2 = ฿ 3,556
  available
#FD3448
13:35
Chiang Mai Airport
14:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
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฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
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#SL511
14:00
Chiang Mai Airport
15:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
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฿ 1,247
× 2 = ฿ 2,494
  available
#DD8313
14:25
Chiang Mai Airport
15:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,363
× 2 = ฿ 2,726
  available
#FD3434
14:35
Chiang Mai Airport
15:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  available
#PG907
14:40
Chiang Mai Airport
16:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,004
× 2 = ฿ 4,008
  available
#SL513
15:00
Chiang Mai Airport
16:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,247
× 2 = ฿ 2,494
  available
#TG111
15:10
Chiang Mai Airport
16:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,044
× 2 = ฿ 4,088
  available
#WE169
15:45
Chiang Mai Airport
17:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,556
× 2 = ฿ 3,112
  available
#FD3426
15:50
Chiang Mai Airport
17:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  available
#DD8317
16:10
Chiang Mai Airport
17:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,765
× 2 = ฿ 3,530
  available
#FD3440
16:25
Chiang Mai Airport
17:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  available
#PG226
16:40
Chiang Mai Airport
18:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,004
× 2 = ฿ 4,008
  available
#WE165
17:10
Chiang Mai Airport
18:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,778
× 2 = ฿ 3,556
  available
#FD3432
17:35
Chiang Mai Airport
18:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  available
#SL515
17:55
Chiang Mai Airport
19:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,247
× 2 = ฿ 2,494
  available
#DD8319
18:10
Chiang Mai Airport
19:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,765
× 2 = ฿ 3,530
  available
#PG220
19:00
Chiang Mai Airport
20:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,004
× 2 = ฿ 4,008
  available
#TG117
19:20
Chiang Mai Airport
20:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 1,603
× 2 = ฿ 3,206
  available
#FD3430
19:55
Chiang Mai Airport
21:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#TG222
20:35
Chiang Mai Airport
22:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 3,416
× 2 = ฿ 6,832
  available
#DD8325
20:40
Chiang Mai Airport
21:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,765
× 2 = ฿ 3,530
  available
#SL519
20:45
Chiang Mai Airport
22:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,437
× 2 = ฿ 2,874
  available
#TG121
20:50
Chiang Mai Airport
22:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 1,603
× 2 = ฿ 3,206
  available
#PG228
21:05
Chiang Mai Airport
22:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,004
× 2 = ฿ 4,008
  available
#FD3444
21:15
Chiang Mai Airport
22:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  available
#DD8327
21:55
Chiang Mai Airport
23:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,363
× 2 = ฿ 2,726
  available

Adventures @ Bangkok


Interactive Art Museum
฿ 9
2h
Art in Paradise Bangkok
Interactive Art Museum
Laser Tag session with lunch
฿ 19
45m
Lazgam Laser Games
Laser Tag session with lunch
Laser Tag session
฿ 15
1h
Lazgam Laser Games
Laser Tag session

Passenger reviews out of total 38,718 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 ^_^

★★★☆☆ Jun 20, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Jun 20, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
The bus was really cold and had many stops. Would rather pay more for the VIP bus which was much more comfortable
★★★★☆ Jun 17, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service on board. Need eye mask on top bunk as lights bright. Clean and good air conditioning. Toilets fine. Food limited at food carriage but drinks good.
★★★★★ Jun 16, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
12goasia was extremely helpful and made our booking so easy! Thank you for all of your help! 1st classcabin on train 10 is the way to go!
★★★★☆ Jun 15, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
New train. Clean with everything workjng. Bed less comfortable than the older one and the ride rockier. Clean but very small toilet.
★★★★★ Jun 14, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
The best seated busride ive ever had
★★★★☆ Jun 14, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★★★ Jun 13, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jun 11, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I was duly impressed when I stepped on board. The train cabins were cool and bright and cheerful and clean. The restaurant car had a barista serving a good selection of coffee and the food was good too. The ride was comfortable and I slept soundly (unlike the ride on the older non-aircon train). Will do this again with family and friends.
★★★★☆ Jun 10, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very modern and clean compartment, great to have interconnecting door as we were family of four. Beds a bit hard but just long enough, over 6ft tall. AC very cold and controlled only by a handle near the vent, can't completely close it! Not an easy sleep, but then this was our first time on a sleeper! Food from restaurant car very limited.
★★★★☆ Jun 10, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Jun 10, 2017 (avia Economy, Bangkok Air) :
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★★★★☆ Jun 10, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jun 7, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really great service from train staff . Very clean carriage and smooth ride . Pick up and booking through 12go asia very easy and great communication
★★★☆☆ Jun 7, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable , but older worn seats , more meals and snacks than expected but packaged and cold, there are toilets but not flash . Actually it is exactly what you expect from a 2nd Class train . There is one gripe though , the windows were dirty so had no real chance to enjoy the view .
★★★★☆ Jun 6, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Left on-time, arrived 15 min late. Not bad. The rail cars need refurbishment. Screws replaced, seat upholstery repaired/replaced, walls cleaned/repainted, that sort of thing. A dry mop and spray cleaner bottle only do so much. Was rump-sprung on semi hard seats after 4 hours or so. Trip was fun with scenery worth seeing. Better than pay for tours because we actually got somewhere. On-board staff efficient and trying. Food okay (unexpected). Was expecting a restaurant car or vendors getting on and off with food choices. Got "lunchable" type main, and two bev cart trips with drinks and light snacks, all at no cost.
★★★★★ Jun 6, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
there was generous amount of Snacks. And the Bus came early to Bangkok. I can rarely sleep on a bus, but I slept pretty well on this one.
★★★★★ Jun 6, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
So clean, spacious and comfortable journey. I thought a meal was included - disappointed to find out all food were at an adfiti Nap cost.
★★★★★ Jun 2, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st Class Sleeper AC was very comfortable.
★★★★★ Jun 2, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Amazing!
★★★★★ May 31, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train very good, clean, air con, good drinks food etc. End of journey very slow
★★★★★ May 31, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 30, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ May 29, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train is absolutely freezing. My cart was supposed to arrive at 6:50 AM and here it is, 8:17 AM, and I am still on the train. The railways need to honor and follow their time table. Other than that, the suite was nice comfortable.
★★★★★ May 28, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ May 28, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 27, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
transfer through the airport is extremely easy and Thai Smile offer a great service including check in and flight. Light snack available on short flight too which is appreciated. Would use again.
★★★★☆ May 27, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Ticket pick up from 12 Go Asia was seamless. Our party of 4 was given all separate lower berths although we requested to be paired. This was easily fixed by communicating with the individuals in the respective upper berths. Some of the train staff was rude but others were very helpful.
★★★☆☆ May 27, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Uncomfortable bedding, aggressive staff. But overall, the sleeper train served it purpose; sleep!
★★★☆☆ May 27, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
The attendant could have been more friendly and helpful. She did not speak English too and could not tell me about being able to exchange a ticket for some snacks at the rest station. Overall, if you could, book Siam First as that is better than this brand in terms of the communication, service priority, as well as the many snacks you are offered via Siam First :D. For Lignite, the bus arrived 2.5hrs ahead too, hence I ended up having to book an additional night's stay for better rest. The bus had many stops along the journey, where the lights will all be lit and you cannot possibly sleep for long. Goodluck with your travels! Overall it is not too bad, but Siam First is better and cleaner, more luxurious.
★★☆☆☆ May 26, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I rode the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and it was amazing so I planned to take the train back to Bangkok but the train from Chaing Mai to Bangkok was disgusting there were dead cockroaches and live ones crawling up the curtains I saw not​ one or two but about 6 live not including dead ones. I was riding the sleeper train and even though I ate before I got on the train I became hungry again as I walked to the restaurant cart a disgusting stink was everywhere I pushed past it and I ordered anyways. I ordered the sweet and sour chicken with Jasmine rice it was extremely cold and didn't do much for my stomach. I made a poor choice ordering the food when I had heard a lot of horror stories but I was extremely hungry. Honestly it shouldn't be that big of a problem to at least give me hot food.
★★★★★ May 26, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Cool lights, nice snacks, fun seats
★★★★☆ May 24, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Service was good and we enjoyed the experience. Loved the screen telling you when bathrooms were available. The only negative was that it was so cold in the car.
★★★☆☆ May 23, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I wish I could give this trip more stars but the lack of food and any dining area killed the evening ride for us. Three stars for a good bed, very important. But no towels and just a lack of amenities did not add up to first class. That being said I slept well so I guess that is the point.
★★★★☆ May 23, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 22, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fantastic staff on board, however they got us all up at 5am! It made for a very long day.
★★★★☆ May 22, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ May 22, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
A bit of a bumpy ride at times, but spacious private cabin and decent sized beds. Ordering tickets and picking them up was a breeze. (Tip, buy your own food before getting on the train. Food is not that great and very expensive.)
★★★★☆ May 22, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
Far more comfortable than expected. Lots of room and the chair reclined quiet far back. The bus was on time. Left Chiang Mai dead on time and arrived in Bangkok an hour early
★★★★★ May 20, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very satisfied with first class. The train cars are very new and were spotless. Very nice to be in a quiet, isolated environment when making a long journey.
★★★★★ May 19, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Booking and collecting tickets were a breeze. Simple, clear and precise. There was a couple that accidentally booked the wrong date and got a refund with instructions to purchase a new ticket instantaneosly.
★★★☆☆ May 18, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★☆☆ May 17, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
The food is terrible and the bus stops only once after 6 hours on the road
★★★★★ May 17, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ May 17, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
I really liked it. But I got woken up too many times. So did not really sleep well. And also, I was 2 hours to early in bangkok. It said I wouldve been there at 7 but I was there at 5, so had to wait for a long time.
★★★★☆ May 17, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Pleasent long bus ride, but stops too many times to wake you up.
★★★★★ May 14, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ May 14, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Es hat alles problemlos geklappt. Die Tickets waren schon einen Tag vorher abholbereit. Der First Class Sleeper war sehr komfortabel mit Fernsehen, Internet. Man konnte auf den Betten gut liegen. Allerdings war das Abteil etwas stark heruntergekühlt, sodass man sich gut zudecken musste.
★★★★★ May 13, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
We were a bit nervous to try the bus on such a long distance but it was very comfortable and easy. We were very satisfied and would recommend the same bus to anyone.
★★★★★ May 12, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Excellent trip....very comfortable and staff very helpful :)
★★★★★ May 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ May 9, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
All good except a/c toocold and need more blankets.
★★★★★ May 8, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ May 8, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Great efficient service.
★★★★★ May 7, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Nice food, nice service, pleasant ride. Absolutely worth the money.
★★★★★ May 7, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
A great experience, second time I've used 12GoAsia, everything went very smoothly
★★☆☆☆ May 7, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
My friends and I got on a Lignite bus to Bangkok and we could not be more disappointed with the service. We have had this same problem on a previous night bus of the same company, and we will not be recommending to anyone. First of all, the seats weren't the ones we had originally booked. Also, the attendant on the bus was extremely rude, ordering us not to put our bags in certain places, which we moved immediately and apologised. She took my friend's blanket from underneath her feet and then shouted at her when she took one from another seat. The entire time she was walking past us she was saying to the bus driver, "farrang" which we know means "white person", which is extremely racist. She hit our feet when we propped them on the ledge in front of us instead of asking politely for us to move them. This is absolutely disgusting service and we would expect some sort of refund or gratitude as this was not the bus journey we expected, or the service from Thai personnel, especially as this is the second bus we have got from your company.
★★★★☆ May 6, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great on-time journey! Comfy beds but would have been better if cabin lights had been dimmed.
★★★★★ May 6, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy to pick up our tickets, and the train was on time.
★★★★☆ May 6, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great trip. Service good, food good, aircon too good (have something warm handy)
★★★★☆ May 5, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good stuff!
★★★★☆ May 4, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 3, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go were abysmal... Originally booked and paid for First Class Sleeper - which was available - only to be given Second Class tickets upon collection in Chiang Mai. Went straight to the station and upgraded the tickets to First Class... The issue here is that having to book through an agency to collect and pay for your tickets on your behalf means that you have no control over what you end up with. If we could obtain the tickets we originally requested in person then why could n't 12go given that's what they're providing a service for?
★★★★☆ May 2, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train ride is fabulous if you get the first class sleeper car. Make sure to bring an extra blanket it gets very chilly on the train and bring some food with you in case you get hungry! But it was a fabulous experience I would recommend it at least once
★★★☆☆ May 2, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Unlike the perfect train we took to Chiang Mai, this was very old and noisy.
★★★★★ May 2, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service, everything went smoothly- highly recommended
★★★★★ May 1, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train journey on the return leg was fantastic. No 10 Train...very new and modern. Excellent facilities overall. Staff ensured everything was comfortable for passengers too. Well dine to all
★★★★★ May 1, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 30, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bed and service were awesome..just the food they sell inside could have been better
★★★★☆ Apr 29, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Incredible bus with reclining seats and foot rests. The chairs were massage chairs!! And there were TVs in the back of the seats with movies and games. The bus itself is 5*. Unfortunately the staff were a bit rude and loud music was playing from 4am until we arrived at Bangkok at 5.30am. Definitely worth paying for vip though!
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
V good
★★★★☆ Apr 28, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very easy booking process and pick up for tickets was very straight forward. Nice space in 2nd class. Wasn't prepared for the bright lights but managed to sleep by covering face for a few hours. People are quite loud when getting on and off the train which meant sleeping for long periods of time was near to impossible. Carraigages and toilets very clean. Air con was very cold and then half way through the journey seemed to switch off which meant it got very hot. Came back on soon after and went back to being quite cold. Bring layers. Arrival into Bangkok was very slow. Eventually arrived 2 hours late but no bother as it was still early morning.
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK))
★★★☆☆ Apr 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Lignite Tour (PK)) :
It's the 1st time for me to experience night bus in Thailand, nothing much to compare with the other method, but I would consider to take a trip by train next time. The seat was comparatively comfortable and not that small or squeezed. There's complimentary water and bread which the service crew distributed to every passenger at the beginning. Blanket was placed right on your seat so as to protect you from getting cold because the A/C was strong somehow. There's a period of time for people to have some light entertainment such as listening to the music or watching a show, however, once they switched off the light, I guess it's an signal for every one to sleep so the TV facility itself also stopped service. Besides, in fact we reached quite earlier, it arrived before 6am which was 1 hour earlier than the scheduled 7am. The passenger sat next to me was friendly, notifying me to get off the bus. Overall, I felt it's okay for me.
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
I was surprised with the service on this train trip. We had morning tea followed by a great tasting 2 choice hot lunch then afternoon tea all prepared by our carriage attendant. The carriage was old but clean. Near to 11 hours. Quite a long trip. Glad it is over.
★★★★☆ Apr 27, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was not in the best condition, but I found it comfortable enough. The beds were put down as soon as we asked and staff were friendly. The temperature of the train goes up and down through the night - the aircon gets very cold once the train has been moving for a while, then heats up again if the train stops. Make sure to bring a jumper!
★★★★★ Apr 26, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Smooth flight. No dramas. Meal not worth it, dont bother for short trip.
★★★★★ Apr 26, 2017 (train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
I was very pleased with the service offered by this site - I got the seat I requested in the women's cart and picked up the ticket from the hotel in Chiang Mai. The train journey itself was fine, although the 'restaurant' on the train was pretty underwhelming (so bring your own food!) and the bright lights stayed on all night.
★★★★★ Apr 25, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Apr 25, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 23, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Noisy people in the cabin next to ours
★★★★☆ Apr 23, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Ok all
★★★★★ Apr 23, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 21, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service from 12go, tickets were there with a smile!
★★★★★ Apr 21, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Tickets were ready for pickup at Bossotel just a few steps from Chiang Mai station, staff was very friendly and helpful. We rode 1st class sleeper to Bangkok and Thai Rail was very efficient, clean and helpful. Food provided in the dining car was tasty and very good value. Train left right on time and arrived Bangkok only a few minutes late. Some fellow passengers complained about cold air-con and noise, but I found bedding and blankets to be clean and warm and I slept like a baby. Thanks 12go Asia and Thai Rail! Highly recommended!
★★★☆☆ Apr 21, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
As a family of 3, I will book two bogeys ( 2 + 2 beds) Trip and sleep smoother than expected even I have shared the lower with my wife
★★★★☆ Apr 20, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
They were very kind, you received snacks and water. We arrived 1.5 hours too early, which was a bit inconvenient for me. But very comfortable ride!
★★★★☆ Apr 19, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
It's pretty good. A lot of food and drink. Arrival on time.
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Great bus service.
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Comfy, spacious seats. Food included and good service. Only delayed because of Bangkok traffic which is inevaitable.
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything on this trip is great. From the bed to the aircon ????????
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Apr 19, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Apr 18, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The new number 10 train is the most modern train I've used. The facilities are great. Booking it through 2Go.Asia was convenient. It would have been better if it had showers and the AC was too cold.
★★★★☆ Apr 17, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Apr 17, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Except for the poor cammand of English by the operators this was an amazing service. I think this is more comfortable than a sleeper train
★★★☆☆ Apr 17, 2017 (train #6 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Two hours to go the last 20 km! Arrived 2.25 hours late.
★★★★★ Apr 17, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★☆☆ Apr 17, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
It's what we expected; it was hot and noisy. We tried to book an aircon car but they were sold out. Some insects but nothing you can't manage. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

News @ Bangkok

22 June 2017

Online ticketing agencies in Thailand and Vietnam say there are tickets still available for Ariana Grande’s concerts. The US singer is due to play in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City in August as part of the Dangerous Woman global tour.

21 June 2017

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has announced the date it will start fitting its bus fleet with automatic ticket machines. The first buses in the 2,600-strong fleet will be equipped with two different machines starting on 1 October.

20 June 2017

Music fans will be flocking to Hua Hin this weekend for a jazz festival featuring top Thai and international artistes. The Swing Kings and Mr Saxman and the Sound of Siam are among the Thai acts scheduled to make an appearance.