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From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

06:30
Chiang Mai
21:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 40m
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08:50
Chiang Mai
19:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 35m
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15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
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15:30
Chiang Mai
05:25
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 55m
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17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
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17:00
Chiang Mai
06:15
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 15m
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18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
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18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
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18:00
Chiang Mai
06:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 50m
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok overland is easy and straightforward. There are direct trains linking the terminus of the northern line of the state railway of Thailand with Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok. Numerous buses connecting the northern capital with major provincial centers around the country depart throughout the day from the Arcade Bus Station. If you travel by car, exit Chiang Mai via Route 11 and switch to Route 1 at Lampang. Depending on the means of transport you choose, the whole journey lasts anywhere between 9 and 14 hours.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus

Buses between Chiang Mai and Bangkok are frequent. The route is served by a number of companies, so you have a wide choice of the operators and type of buses. Buses take about 10 hours to reach the capital making several stops en route at large gas stations with a number of forecourt operators including 7/Eleven or Jiffy convenience stores, Amazon coffee shops and the like. There are toilets on board and at the gas stations, too.

Buses from Chiang Mai to Bangkok depart form the Arcade Bus Station which is located east from the Old City, some three km away. You can get there by tuk-tuk or songthaew. There is a in-city bus station in Chiang Mai, too, which is connected with the larger Arcade Bus Station by songthaews.

In Bangkok, buses arrive to the Northern Bus Terminal, Morchit. Note that it is located at the outskirts of the city, and if you arrive late in the evening – e.g. with New Viriyayanyon Tour 7am–5pm bus at THB643 or Bangkok Busline 10.30am–8.30pm bus at THB551 – make sure you have your accommodation booked as it is not a good idea to cruise around in the dark in a hope to find a good place to sleep.

There are a lot of night buses departing from Chiang Mai between 6pm and 8pm, all arriving to Bangkok between 4.30am and 6am. These include Bangkok Busline at 6.35pm (arrives at 4.35am), 7.15pm (5.40am), 8pm (6.25am) and 8pm (6.00am) at THB551, THB643, THB857 and THB551 correspondingly and a 7.30pm (5.55am) Lignite Tour bus which cost THB643. The most expensive are VIP24 buses which have 3 seats in a row instead of usual four and thus provide you with more space. The cheapest ones are standard express buses which are also ok, but may feel a bit too cramped for a Western traveller. VIP buses offer a good balance between the price you pay and the level of comfort you get.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

The northern railway line, which connects Chiang Mai to Bangkok, is the busiest one of the whole Thai railway network. Trains leave throughout the day providing you with a wide choice of options to get from the northern capital of Chiang Mai to Bangkok. The railway journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes from eleven to 14 hours and may be as smooth as silk or a real nightmare – depending on which ticket you book. So before booking a particular train double-check which kind of seats you are about to buy.

Note: Please note that even with the first class sleeper you will not get a brand-new coach, but it will nonetheless be clean and quite comfortable, and the service is normally very good, even though the staff do not speak English at all or speak minimal English.

The best way to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is with a night first or second class sleeper. Berths in Thai trains are wide and each of them in equipped with curtains which pull together and provide you with enough privacy for you long journey. The two most convenient departures are train #14 at 5pm and train #2 at 6pm. #14 arrives to the Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 6.15am and has a second class AC sleeper at THB1081 and a first class single sleeper which is the most luxurious way of a railway travel in Thailand. Tickets cost THB2253 and which is a great investment taking into consideration the duration of the trip.

Train #2 is the most popular choice to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. It has normal second class AC sleepers and women-only second class AC sleepers at the same price of THB1081 and a first class AC sleeper double occupancy at THB1073. It reaches Hua Lamphong by 6.50am.

There is one more sleeper, #52, which leaves Chiang Mai at 3.30pm and arrives to the capital at 5.25am. The schedule is a bit inconvenient, but a lower price for a second class AC sleeper somehow compensates (THB1021).

Tip: If you wish to have more space, book a lower berth in a sleeper as it is nearly half wider than the upper one. If you are travelling with a baby, the lower berth is your best choice.

Two morning trains, #102 at 6.30am and #8 at 8.50am, offer seats only. #102 is the slowest (the trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok lasts nearly 15 hours!) and the cheapest one (THB591) from the bunch, but it has only fan coaches and we do not recommend taking it if you have other options available.

Train #8 is the fastest train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok and covers the whole distance in 10½ hours. It has second class AC seats only and can be considered, too, especially because it gives you a great chance to admire the country-side scenery by daylight – well, and do some people-watching of your fellow passengers.

Tip: As a rule, there is a dining carriage in the train, but to make thing ever easier for passengers – oh yes, you are in Thailand! – food vendors patrol the carriages, so snacks and refreshments are never in short supply. Note though, that it is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on the train.

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by plane

Astonishingly low airfare from Chiang Mai to Bangkok offered by several budget airlines has already made many of the most ardent buffs of buses and trains to set eyes on air travel. Cutting travel time from Chiang Mai to Bangkok from 12 hours to 1½ hour, low cost carriers do a really great job.

One of the latest additions to the low cost carries scene in Thailand, an associate of the Indonesia-based Lion Air company, Thai Lion Air makes 10 daily flights between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Tickets cost from THB1000 to THB2000 per person and include 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage. You can depart from Chiang Mai as early as 6.50am to reach Bangkok by 8.20am. The last flight from Chiang Mai is scheduled at 10pm sharp.

Chiang Mai International Airport is located only a couple of kilometers southwest of the old city and is easily reachable by tuk-tuks, songthaews and taxis. The fare from many locations in the city to the airport is even lower than the fare from the airport to the city and is usually about THB100. One of the four busiest airports of the country, Chiang Mai Airport has ATMs, post office, medical service, restaurants and all other services a traveler may fancy.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. It is connected with the city by airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 terminates at Morchit bus terminal calling en route to Morchit BTS. A2 heads to Morchit BTS first and then proceeds to Saphan Kwai BTS, Ari BTS, Sanam Pao BTS and finally reaches the Victory Monument (THB30). Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Don Mueang airport and Hua Lamphong train station, too. Trains take about 50 minutes to get from the railway station to the airport and are always a secure bet. Operating time is from 3.10am till 10.15pm.

Are you sure you have seen enough of the North?

A three-hour drive from Chiang Mai to Pai is not for faint-hearted – or those with a weak stomach. But if you survive 762 turns from Chiang Mai to Pai (yes, you have read it right – seven hundred sixty two), you will be rewarded with an incomparable quiet beauty of the Pai Valley and a laid-back vibe of once lost-in-the-middle-of-nowhere village which even today, with hundreds of tourists cruising its streets daily, still preserves that old-school, comfy air of a small secret paradise. Book your journey from Chiang Mai to Pai with Prem Pracha VIP24 bus for THB195. They have buses every hour from 6.30am till 5.30pm. There are minibuses plying the same route, but in a big bus you are less likely to suffer from nausea.

Prem Pracha also operates one bus a day from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son, which is further northwest from Pai. Mae Hong Son is a chilled-out destination and a great place to admire less visited waterfalls, pumper yourself in local mineral mud spas or get acquainted with tribal culture. Prem Pracha bus departs from Chiang Mai at 9pm and reaches Mae Hong Son at 2.15am; tickets cost THB378.

Passenger reviews out of total 44,744 passengers who 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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Nov 18, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The first class is really good but the air conditioner was really strong so we barely could sleep. The system should be improved in order to have a control on the air conditioner or at least to shut down when we don't want. The staff was really nice and polite and helped us a lot because there was a train crash with a car and we have to wait 2.30h. We almost lost our next flight due to that. Besides that it's a nice experience.
Nov 18, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Very old train Not very clean overall but fortunately sheets were clean WO: Fruit juice & fruits indeed not included ... Finally we slept no so bad ...
Nov 18, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
The trip was fine and went fast for 13 hours...I would recommend to book the downer berth and not the upper one you will have less light and air conditioning and sleep better! They don’t provide you anything for free like water or little snack like in other train in Thailand so if you don’t want to pay a lot for food take your own food snacks and drinks ;)
Nov 17, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The train was on time, the picking up of the the ticket was fast and simple, and the ride was enjoyable. The food on the train the other very average and expensive.
Nov 17, 2018
train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very comfy train ride, all nice and clean, excellent service and organisation. What a pity the big bright light of the traincar was the whole night on
Nov 17, 2018
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★☆☆☆☆
They changed The bus To a old stinky bus. Not even enough space to have The feet straight. The noise in the bus was so loud you have to almost shout to be heared.
Nov 17, 2018
train #52 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Food is way too expensive and said our coke was included in the price but when we were paying we were getting charged for them! Man was very rude and was calling the police on me! Disgusted with the service.
Nov 16, 2018
train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Bad food and worse toilets
Nov 16, 2018
train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Would have been 4 stars if the food wasn't overpriced cheap microwave food.
Nov 16, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Express which stops on every station is not an express. Ventilation malfunction almost whole trip (smell diesel inside). Horrible rails makes trip shaky and bumpy. Good food and baverages. Nice and helpful staff.
Nov 15, 2018
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Best bus experience yet. Comfortable seating. Could charge my phone during the trip. Additional entertainment and snacks provided. Plenty of taxis at the drop off point. I will look for this one again when traveling by bus.
Nov 15, 2018
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Exceeded my expectations.. apart from it was very cold and there was no way to stop the AC
Nov 15, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Food was good, there was a socket nearby for me to charge my phone. The bedsheets were clean and fresh and the blanket was warm enough. I slept undisturbed until morning and they woke us up about an hour before arrival to return the beds into a seating position. Overall good experience
Nov 14, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Week organized, efficient and comfortable. We brought our own food. Found out you can pre order coffee for the morning. We'll do that next time
Nov 14, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
I travelled on the overnight sleeper train from Bankok to Chiang Mai and returned on it also. It's an experience worth having, but don't expect really comfy beds, even in 1st class. I'd say the bottom bunk is better than the top. Also on the return journey the aircon was much too high and it felt quite cold.
Nov 14, 2018
bus VIP 27, Sombat Tour
★★☆☆☆
Travelling was terrible. Sits were not comfortable (even massage option didn't help) , there was a lot of noice when bus was on bumbs on the road, and everything was shaking. If you are foreigner and don't speak Thai, stuff won't be able to answer your simplies question like: how long will be the break. Pictures from the bus are taken from sits at the bottom level which looks totally different. There is no charging option for your Phone! So if you are travelling all around Thailand as we do, that could be a problem. We will not choose this company again.
Nov 14, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Good service From 1 of the captains And On the station itself. No explanation bout the coupe. Toilet hygiëne was Very low
Nov 13, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very clean, excellent facilities, great price - my only disappointment is that the lights stay on all night - it would be better if they could dim (like airplanes do) after 10pm. Curtain is not much use, I suggest you pack an eye mask
Nov 13, 2018
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★☆
AC was too strong, but luckily I get extra blanket.
Nov 10, 2018
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★☆
In t midden van de nacht gaan de lichten aan, er word alleen in t thais gesproken, blijkt dat je even uit de bus mag om in de winkel iets te kopen ?! Uiteindelijk komen we 2 uur vroeger aan dan gepland in Bangkok. Maar de reis op zich zou ik opnieuw doen! Neem wel trui en deken mee, koud door de airco.
Nov 10, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Alright
Nov 10, 2018
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Comfy and quiet. We received snacks and drinks which was nice. I wish I would have know we would arrive 90 minutes early at 4 something in the morning, but other than that trip was smooth and I had a good rest.
Nov 9, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
My partner and I travelled first class on the overnight sleeper from Chiang Mai to Bangkok last night. We have no complaints, booking was easy, carriage was clean, with toilet and shower available. We had a sink with running water and a plug socket in our compartment. Food and drink available from a menu (Thai breakfast soup and orange juice were particularly good) Beds were comfortable, assembled for us with clean white cotton sheets and a simple blanket and disassembled after breakfast. The train staff were helpful and friendly, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Nov 8, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
No one speaks English... but comfort was awesome, gave us some water, 2 little pies and a small free meal at a bigger bus stop. Big plus is that is so cheap for an 11h ride
Nov 7, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Easy travelling, very kind people, don’t forget a jacket
Nov 3, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Simply great, more than I expected
Nov 2, 2018
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★★☆☆☆
The busride was ok. To many stops - always woke up. And thoughthey made many stops, we were 2hrs earlier in Bangkok than announced. Usually a good thing. Not when u took a night bus and arrive 5am instead of 7am. The Term VIP doesnt make sense. They have me water and a Little package of soy milk....
Nov 2, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Was exactly what was expected. Can’t complain about anything other then when the lady that comes around asks you if you want “complimentary orange juice” it’s not free and she will come back hours later to collect. Otherwise I’d do it again in 2nd class with no issues.
Nov 1, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great job you guys! Trip was super.
Nov 1, 2018
train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Excellent facilities. Excellent staff. Train on time.
Oct 30, 2018
train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Very old vagons..
Oct 30, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Quiet. Comfortable. TV’s! You don’t pay the extra for this, you are not living right.
Oct 30, 2018
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Comfortable, clean and good driving experience. Snacks, water and coffee served. Well maintained bus..Awesome service!
Oct 30, 2018
bus VIP 27, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Nice trip!!!
Oct 29, 2018
train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Good service in general, including the food we ordered, and very nice people helping us during the trip and with indications that helped us to head to our hotel at the arrival in Bangkok. Keep the good service and nice smile :-) Silvia Salas
Oct 28, 2018
bus VIP 24, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
What a nice bus! Only complaints are the armrests and the harsh lighting.
Oct 28, 2018
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Clean, spacious, the screens get in the way though... Also, it might be a "plus" but arriving 2hours early on a 6.30am schedule makes things a bit complicated depending on what you're planning after
Oct 27, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Very comfortable seats, great air conditioning, great staff.
Oct 26, 2018
bus VIP 27, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
very comfortable seats, friendly staff
Oct 25, 2018
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★★★☆☆
The bus was ok. It was a day/night with a lot of heavy rain. The rain came down trough the window on my seat. Also the door to the toilet couldn't close well, so there was a nasty smell almost the whole trip. Even though we had an hour delay, the bus drove quickly and we arrived on time.
Oct 25, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Train itself was lovely and couldn't be faulted. Beds were hard but not uncomfortable, and we were only around 20 minutes late! However the air con is absolutely freezing when you have the top bunks - and the constant light from the aisle wasn't ideal either! But the standards were much better than on the number 13/14!
Oct 25, 2018
train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Picking up tickets was easy and efficient. Train generally fine except for toilets which were awful..... dirty and smelly! Arrived a bit late but luckily we had left plenty of time before our ongoing bus trip.
Oct 25, 2018
train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The walkway lights need to be dimmed or turned off completely.
Oct 24, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
We enjoyed the scenery and we slept comfortable in the train but the food they sell are expensive.
Oct 24, 2018
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Plenty of leg room and nice to have a USB port. Service of snacks was prompt and efficient. Arrived an hour earlier than normal. However at times the bus was driven too fast and it was not comfortable. Also given that there were quite a few foreigners on the bus it was frustrating that no English was spoken by the staff.
Oct 24, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The train is very good. It departed on time from Chiang Mai station (6pm). The cabin was clean and confortable for the trip. On the other hand, I should say that the bed was a little bit hard. We tried the food (dinner and breakfast), although the food was expensive, everything was very tasty and it was served in our cabin. Overall, I recommend this train.
Oct 23, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★☆☆
They did every comment in Thai. Also the lights went on the whole time and the bus was full of mosquitos because they leave the doors open for half an hour. Note for 12 go Asia. Couldn’t find the connecting bus point to Koh Kood because it said street hostel but changed to just boonsiri boats.
Oct 22, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Excellent accommodation. Train on time Only downside was you have to pay for food/drink onboard
Oct 20, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nice trip by train. Slept well. But come prepared and bring a sweater or jackets because it can get really cold.
Oct 19, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Good way to get to Bangkok.
Oct 18, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
My return trip with Sombat Tour was also good. The staff, drivers and assistant were all helpful. My only concern was the air con in the lower decker which I think need little adjustment. I will surely take Sombat Tour for my next trip. Thank u
Oct 18, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
It was my wife who took the trip. Said it was OK. No complaints except for the passenger who had not showered. YIKES!
Oct 18, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Comfortable cars. Ac is cold. Train an be noisy. They don’t turn out the lights either.
Oct 17, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
the train was in time, clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I slept in an upper berth and even though the the berth had curtains, the neon lights from the ceiling went straight in my compartment and it was too bright to sleep well. It would be good if the lights would be dimmed during night time.
Oct 17, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Fab way to travel
Oct 16, 2018
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★★☆☆☆
Worst bus I’ve ever taken because of one big factor: the toilet onboard. You could smell it from the upper deck, not to mention there wasn’t any water for flushing or washing your hands :/ . I gagged so much during the night I couldn’t sleep. Also the seats were small, I’d suggest doing your research before booking, I had better experience with Nakonchai although their AC is really cold.
Oct 16, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
12 GO is very nice, but buy nothing in the train.
Oct 15, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★☆
The bus was really confortable and quiet
Oct 15, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
No problem at the service level, but obsolete equipment ...
Oct 15, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Train was great, slept well. Got to power up electronics and eat my own snacks. Staff was not very friendly or welcoming, though.
Oct 13, 2018
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour
★★★★★
Good bus, good service.
Oct 13, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Softer mattresses, air con shutters that close properly and thicker blankets would be great improvements!
Oct 10, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Travelled on the #8 to Bangkok. As with other travelers, the air con on the train much too cold, even with a sweater. The train was 90 minutes late arriving Bangkok.
Oct 9, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great trip and the extra for 1st Class is definitely worth it
Oct 8, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
The 1st class cabin on this overnight sleeper train was clean and the added privacy is definitely a plus. The shower facilities (only in the 1st class car I supposed) has a heater with adjustable temperature. The convertible seats/beds were more spacious as well compared to the 2nd class. Lastly, booking for this train online was a breeze with 12go.asia!
Oct 7, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Train was comfortable. Got woken up a little early named sure to get to bed early. 12go process of booking was excellent.
Oct 6, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great experience!
Oct 5, 2018
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★★
Ist was very easy to find the counter and to get the tickets. The seats were exactly the ones we booked and the ride was quiet and enyoable. The bus even arrived an hour early in Bangkok.
Oct 4, 2018
train #52 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
It was great but I would definitely recommend going first class, if given the chance.
Oct 2, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★☆☆
comfy seats but the bus stopped so often to pick up people on the road and even turned around and drove 1 hour longer just to pick up even more.
Oct 1, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
I travel back and forth between Chiang Mai and Bangkok often. I know the routine so everything goes smoothly. I bring my own snacks and extra water. I love riding the train and I love 12 Go.
Sep 30, 2018
bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK
★★★★☆
Nice bus, lot of leg space and overall very comfortable. Blanket, water and snack are provided. However, the temperature was really low and the staff was not helpful at all, he was actually a bit rude. When we entered the bus, someone else was sitting at our place and the steward showed us to sit at different seats. The bus was literally almost empty, so we did not care at all. But after an hour on our way, when we already made ourselves comfortable and were falling asleep, the steward suddenly asked us to sit at our original seats and insisted on that, eventhough the bus was empty and noone else boarded the bus. Also, we arrived to bangkok almost 2 hours earlier and noone bothered to wake us up and give us a heads-up that we are approaching the destination, so we did not have time to pack our stuff and exited the bus basicaly in panic. So, the service was very unprofesional and disapointing.
Sep 28, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
I slept maybe 2 hours in total. Broken afterwards. So much noise.
Sep 28, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
it was nice experience, clean train, bed and sheets and friendly staff. Thanks
Sep 26, 2018
bus VIP 27, Sombat Tour
★★★★☆
Everything went good. The Entertainment System was broken and Toilette was not very Clean but the driver was good and it was a safe trip
Sep 26, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Good service
Sep 25, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Really comfortable ride, nice seats, Clean toilet and really helpful staff. the stewards looked like on an airplane. We would recommend to travel between chiang mai and bangkok by bus.
Sep 25, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The First Class sleeping compartments are too small and a better ladder should be provided to get to the top bunk. No internet from Chiang Mai until 2 hours from Bangkok. Why not?
Sep 25, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
First class sleeper car was great. Service awesome, facilities awesome. Better than I expected. Bit hard to sleep...but hey its a train right :) was good value and a great experience...would do it again no probs
Sep 24, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Everything was good. The pick up place for the ticket is visible from the railway station. The train was confortable but the aircondition was too cold. Although, there was around 30 degrees outside we had to wear sweater in the train.
Sep 24, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
I had an excellent trip, I can't make sense of some of the other bad reviews- I had a wonderful ride. The train was as smooth as expected.. I got about 4-5 hours of sleep. There are air conditioning controls. I didn't try the food. Stayed in 1st class cabin. Only note would be that the Wifi was in and out but satisfied overall, beats expectations
Sep 24, 2018
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline
★★★☆☆
Bus is newish bus attendant was very friendly and welcoming. Few stops for toilet and stretch, weird stop for food at 1 am, arrived 30 mins early. BUT aircon was SOOOOOOOOO cold, I was shivering all night, even wrapped around in the blanket that their provide it was still FREEZING. Would recommend but only if you have a few layers to wear.
Sep 24, 2018
train #10 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Expect atleast 1 hour delay on your arrival.
Sep 24, 2018
bus VIP 31, Sombat Tour
★★★☆☆
Of your not speaking Thai it’s not understandable what they mean during the trip.
Sep 24, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
the train was clean quite and comfortable. the staff are friendly and helpful, food was meh and expensive so buy your dinner before you board. If youre taller than 185cm you wont be able to lie down straight, however, the lower berth beds are quite wide so you can curl up
Sep 24, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very good service, staff were happy and polite, would definately take this tras in again
Sep 24, 2018
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour
★★★★★
It was fast night trip. Bus arrived even earlier. Sits was comfortable.
Sep 24, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
I bought the 2nd class sleeper coach from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. The train is very nice and clean. The air conditioning was a little chilly. At 8.00 pm, the seat was converted to a bunk bed. They provide sheet, pillow and blanket. All is clean. Only the lights in the coach are not dimmed throughout the night (bring airplane night shades!). Behind your curtain you have light and electric plug for charging. Absolutely recommendable. I will certainly do this again!
Sep 23, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Arrival on time to Morchit.
Sep 23, 2018
bus VIP 27, Sombat Tour
★★★★☆
A pair of earphones would have been good and a completely functional monitor, but the seats themselves were amazingly comfy. :)
Sep 20, 2018
bus Express, Bangkok Busline
★★★★★
Very comfortable!
Sep 20, 2018
train #14 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Booking and collecting tickets was faultless, I would recommend this service. Don't accept food as they will charge for this without forewarning. We also ordered food (were told of price and happy to pay) however as vegetarians ordered the single veggie options and it came with fish in. Sent it back and another was brought to us... the same dish, cold and without fish... not impressed. We also arrived an hour late.
Sep 19, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Chiang Mai is always beautiful ;)
Sep 19, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Some basic information regarding services on the train would be useful, like internet connection, using the tv in the first class cabin, and if you can call for an extra blanket. As there is no information in English on the train. Otherwise the trip was great.
Sep 19, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Everything was perfect. But we were woken up 1,5 hours before arrival. I needed to sleep.
Sep 17, 2018
bus VIP 27, Sombat Tour
★★★★☆
Music played too loudly early in the morning but comfy seats and good service
Sep 15, 2018
train #10 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
All arrangments were very clear and comfartable. The travel was ok Not enough information in english. The train stopped for some reason for more then an hour everyone went down between stations
Sep 14, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
God trip, but the bed was too short
Sep 13, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
First experience, was quite pleasant. Staff were helpful.
Sep 12, 2018
train #10 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
My expectations for the train were so low that it beat them. We could sleep for a couple of hours at a time but they wake you up an hour before the end. If your worried about security then you can padlock your bags to a neted pocket but remember to take a padlock with you. There are guards all the time so we felt safe. Another tip is to push the curtain into the rail if you're on the top bunk as it can be very light. Take food on to the train as the buffet service is terrible. 12go was very easy to collect ticket but crazy road to cross!

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