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

63 trips (THB 534 — 12,500)

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

06:30
Chiang Mai
21:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 40m
Refund
฿ 641
× 2 = ฿ 1,282
20 seats available
08:50
Chiang Mai
19:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 35m
Refund
฿ 891
× 2 = ฿ 1,782
16 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
18 seats available
17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
32 seats available
17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,753
× 2 = ฿ 3,506
10 seats available
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
32 seats available
18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,131
× 2 = ฿ 2,262
Only 8 seats left!

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

From Chiang Mai town to Bangkok by taxi

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

From Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok by flight

#SL527
06:10
Chiang Mai Airport
07:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,651
× 2 = ฿ 3,302
  available
#WE177
06:40
Chiang Mai Airport
08:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,000
× 2 = ฿ 4,000
  available
#SL525
06:50
Chiang Mai Airport
08:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,651
× 2 = ฿ 3,302
  available
#PG222
06:55
Chiang Mai Airport
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,664
× 2 = ฿ 5,328
  available
#FD3438
08:25
Chiang Mai Airport
09:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#DD8303
08:40
Chiang Mai Airport
09:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,725
× 2 = ฿ 3,450
  available
#SL523
09:45
Chiang Mai Airport
11:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,461
× 2 = ฿ 2,922
  available
#TG103
10:05
Chiang Mai Airport
11:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 1,810
× 2 = ฿ 3,620
  available
#PG216
10:10
Chiang Mai Airport
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,664
× 2 = ฿ 5,328
  available
#FD3446
10:15
Chiang Mai Airport
11:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#TG105
10:40
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,033
× 2 = ฿ 4,066
  available
#DD8307
10:45
Chiang Mai Airport
11:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,725
× 2 = ฿ 3,450
  available
#SL507
10:55
Chiang Mai Airport
12:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,461
× 2 = ฿ 2,922
  available
#PG224
12:00
Chiang Mai Airport
13:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,664
× 2 = ฿ 5,328
  available
#WE161
12:55
Chiang Mai Airport
14:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,444
× 2 = ฿ 4,888
  available
#FD3448
13:35
Chiang Mai Airport
14:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  available
#SL511
14:00
Chiang Mai Airport
15:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,461
× 2 = ฿ 2,922
  available
#DD8313
14:25
Chiang Mai Airport
15:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,926
× 2 = ฿ 3,852
  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
฿ 2,664
× 2 = ฿ 5,328
  available
#SL513
15:00
Chiang Mai Airport
16:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,461
× 2 = ฿ 2,922
  available
#TG111
15:10
Chiang Mai Airport
16:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 3,457
× 2 = ฿ 6,914
  available
#WE169
15:45
Chiang Mai Airport
17:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,778
× 2 = ฿ 3,556
  available
#FD3426
15:50
Chiang Mai Airport
17:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  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
฿ 2,664
× 2 = ฿ 5,328
  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
฿ 1,461
× 2 = ฿ 2,922
  available
#DD8319
18:10
Chiang Mai Airport
19:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,926
× 2 = ฿ 3,852
  available
#SL517
18:45
Chiang Mai Airport
20:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,461
× 2 = ฿ 2,922
  available
#PG220
19:00
Chiang Mai Airport
20:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,664
× 2 = ฿ 5,328
  available
#TG117
19:20
Chiang Mai Airport
20:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,033
× 2 = ฿ 4,066
  available
#FD3430
19:55
Chiang Mai Airport
21:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#DD8325
20:40
Chiang Mai Airport
21:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,725
× 2 = ฿ 3,450
  available
#TG121
20:50
Chiang Mai Airport
22:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
Instant
฿ 2,318
× 2 = ฿ 4,636
  available
#PG228
21:05
Chiang Mai Airport
22:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,277
× 2 = ฿ 4,554
  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
฿ 1,665
× 2 = ฿ 3,330
  available
#DD8317
22:10
Chiang Mai Airport
23:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,665
× 2 = ฿ 3,330
  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 37,067 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 ^_^

★★★☆☆ 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.
★★★★☆ Apr 16, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Easy and cheap.
★★★★★ Apr 16, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★☆ Apr 16, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Old train but clean, comfortable and better food than modern Chinese versions. Toilets a bit outdated but go before you leave.
★★★★★ Apr 16, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Yet again another smooth, easy and well organised journey. Thank you.
★★★★☆ Apr 16, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Everything is OK. But we difficult to find our bus in bus terminal Bangkok. Because of everything writing in Thai letter and not including the bus plate number in ticket.
★★★★★ Apr 16, 2017 (train #6 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was great, really comfortable but the AC was hardcore freezing
★★★★☆ Apr 15, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
everything was good...drive was speedy the seats thou were a bit cramped and uncomfortable...but this is thailand!!!!
★★★★★ Apr 15, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Apr 15, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very accommodating and friendly staff
★★★★☆ Apr 15, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
The bus was very comfortable. However, certain facilities didn't work properly: T.V, light etc. There wasn't really any point to put a T.V since it didn't function properly. And instead I wanted to read, however I wasn't able to turn on the personal light. In any case, I got a good night's sleep, which was most important considering an 11-hour bus ride from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Thanks.
★★★☆☆ Apr 15, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
Bus trip was better than some. My seat mates seat was broken so he couldn't recline fully. Fairly comfortable but lights are on frequently for stops and the bus rattles quite a bit (bring earplugs!). Lots of snacks provided.
★★★★★ Apr 14, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Apr 14, 2017 (train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fantastic trip.
★★★★★ Apr 13, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
On time and clean train ride to Bangkok. Picking up tickets was fast and as described. Would not hesitate to book through 12go again.
★★★☆☆ Apr 12, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organized and very clean. But also very cold (22°) and strong lights all night.
★★★★☆ Apr 12, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline) :
The Toilet is SO dirty :(
★★★★★ Apr 12, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
My flight was actually not supposed to be on the 11th. It was supposed to be the sixth. (My fault) Got there and check in didn't open for two hours, was literally in tears but for a cheap charge after calming down and just waiting in the lounge and grabbing a meal a few hours later I was off! Thanks for making the switch so easy/fast/cheap. Girl traveling alone and on a budget so I was super nervous.
★★★★★ Apr 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Easy check in and friendly staff.
★★★★★ Apr 11, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy purchase online and pickup of the tickets at the hotel was a snap before boarding. Train was nice although if it is your first time on an overnight train, don't forget the earplugs and mask!
★★★★★ Apr 11, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Apr 10, 2017 (train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 10, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline) :
Left on time , bus is comfortable and clean. Stopped off during the trip to get a hot meal included in the ticket price. Little to no English spoken but was a pleasant journey.
★★★★☆ Apr 10, 2017 (train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Warmer than the trip (carriage) to Chiang Mai & I was better prepared for the light. Toilets and carriage spotless. You are given one small bottle of water by the train staff. Very slow arrival in Bangkok (last 50km) caught up with an earlier train which my 2 companions had taken (1hr earlier departure). Still worthwhile vs plane. You really lose no time from your holiday with a night train.
★★★★★ Apr 7, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Apr 7, 2017 (bus Express, Bangkok Busline)
★★★☆☆ Apr 7, 2017 (train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable enough with AC, but there were lots of Mosquitos and also baby roaches crawling on the floor so that was no good.
★★★★☆ Apr 7, 2017 (train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 6, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★☆☆☆ Apr 5, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
12go asia very professional, tickets were ready as agreed, pickup was smooth, I can fully recommend. The train nr. 10 had 2 problems : 1/ the airco was very very cold, we asked the steward to switch it off but he couldnt help (the switching was broken) 2/ in the middle of the way, the railway is not very good. On the previous trip, the train went very slowly, so it was no issue. This time, the crazy man pilotting the train went through this are at the speed of 100+ (which I could see on the monitor), which made it completely impossible to sleep on the upper bad, the noise and shaking was so enormous and I was just waiting when the train will finally go off the railway.
★★★★★ Apr 5, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very pleasant way of travelling, First which is slightly more expensive but very cheap by UK standards offers separate twin bunk cabins with spacious and comfortable bunks. Given the overnight travel saving time spent at airports this would definitely be my preferred way of distance travelling in Thailand. Did the same thing from Bangkok to Koh Samui which was an equally pleasant experience
★★★★☆ Apr 5, 2017 (train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Ticket pick up was close and easy in Chiang Mai. Seats were nice and comfortable enough for the journey. Staff was courteous was professional. Clean bathrooms and clean train. Only negative was the bright overhead light that was never turned off or dimmed. Made for some not ideal sleeping conditions.
★★★☆☆ Apr 5, 2017 (train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable, arrived well rested. Better to bring own food rather than purchase on train
★★★★★ Apr 4, 2017 (train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)

News @ Bangkok

24 May 2017

The organisers of the 2017 edition of Viral Fest Asia have released a line-up of the musical artistes scheduled to perform.  South Korean singing icon Rain and Thailand’s very own Hugo will be headlining at central Bangkok’s Show DC lifestyle and entertainment mall.

23 May 2017

Thailand’s Transport Ministry has named the date for the introduction of a long-awaited Bangkok public transport pass. Spokesperson Jiroot Visarnjit says Mangmoom cashless cards will be available from 1 October 2017, but will initially only be valid for use on selected services.

22 May 2017

The deputy-director of Thailand’s state-run bus company says drivers will have to keep to lower speed limits for the duration of the rainy season. Nopparat Karoonyavanich told reporters yesterday the speed limit is 90kmh on intercity highways and normal straight roads.