Chiang MaiTo Bangkok Apr 26, 2019

Departure: Friday, April 26, 2019 17:00 from Chiang Mai

Arival: Saturday, April 27, 2019 06:15 to Hua Lamphong, Bangkok

Duration: 13h 15m

Class: 1st Class Sleeper

Facilities and services: Aircon, Food, Steward, WC

Confirmation: Operator uses manual confirmation. Ticket confirmation may take up to 24 hours.

Cancellation: Cancelation possible (check rules)

Dear Railways Passenger!
We are not (yet) an online system for Thai Railways. We are manually buying tickets for you at the station. Trains in Thailand are usually sold out (especially VIP class compartments). It may happen that your preferred berth (upper or lower) is not available. In this case we can try to get a different berth for you. You may select your flexibility level below.

You can not travel with the voucher you got from us. You need to come and check in to collect your boarding passes. The process is very similar to the one you know from the airport. You can not board the train without a special boarding pass.

Why book with us?

  • Simple and seamless booking process.
  • Usually we confirm your tickets within 24h.
  • Ticket pickup at/near the departure station in Bangkok with an alternative shipping option to the parcel room at your departure station or by EMS to your home/hotel address.
  • It is possible to change the passport details after making the purchase.
  • Multiple refund/change/shipping options nobody else can provide for you. Changing a boarding pass costs 160 Baht extra (fee per person).

Our booking fee is there to cover costs for providing tickets to our customers. This involves our staff going to the railways counter, wait in the queue and arrange the best tickets for you, depending on availability and according to your requirements and much much more. The purchasing process of train tickets is different to our bus tickets, which are instantly confirmed - bus operator systems are connected in real-time. Trains are not like that. In case we have charged a higher price at the moment of booking (for child fares, changing VIP to 2nd Class, upper/lower, etc.) we refund in cash when you pick up tickets.

Please note: Thai railways release seats to the public 90 days before the departure for long-hauls and 30 days for short routes (e.g. Bangkok <-> Chumphon). If your departure is in more than 90 (30) days your payment and request will be held in the system and we issue tickets at first possibility ensuring you get the seats you want.

Attention: Please enter your real gender when booking. If you have mentioned you are female and book 1st Class/VIP, we'll put you with another female passenger. If in reality you are not exactly female - you may face well expected difficulties when boarding...

Travel with children: Please note that the policy of Thai Railways permits children less than 12 years old or of height under 150cm to travel on LOWER BERTHS ONLY.

Cancelation policy: Chiang Mai - Bangkok #14

The following refund options are available:

  1. Refund 80% (excl. fees)

    If you would like to cancel your booking before the ticket is confirmed.

    Amount to be refunded: $ 36.70

  2. Refund 50% (excl. fees)

    If you would like to cancel your booking after the ticket is confirmed.

    Press refund button before 2019-04-23 17:00 PM Bangkok time (1 day left).

    Amount to be refunded: $ 22.94

  3. Refund 15% (excl. fees)

    If you would like to cancel your booking after the ticket is confirmed.

    Press refund button between 2019-04-23 17:00 PM and 2019-04-25 17:00 PM Bangkok time (3 days left).

    Amount to be refunded: $ 6.88

  4. Cancel

    Amount to be refunded: ฿ 0

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.

Apr 21, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Apr 14, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
AC went out in the middle of the night and awoke extremely hot. On website told that we would be provided with towels for shower which we were not. Car was also dirty and no place was provided for our trash.
Mar 13, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Mar 10, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
we were a little nervous however, 12GoAsia was amazing. Easy to find. Great staff. 100% legit. Would totally recommend.
Mar 2, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Feb 27, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
I had originally booked the day train to BKK as I wanted to see the countryside as we headed South, but we got bumped to the 5pm overnighter. Took a first class carriage and other than a freezing cold cabin, journey was ok and staff friendly & curtious. I recommend walking down to the dining carriage as more room. Like the airlines, the food is reheated and bland. Side of French fries were good though!
Feb 21, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Unfortunately the booking wasn't as requested. We've needed two compartments (we are 2 adults, 1 child and 1 baby). But we've been only provided one compartment which is two small for four persons with luggage. And the train is very old and not at all clean. But the help of 12go was very good.
Feb 16, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
5pm train - 1st class compartment was filthy. Crumbs on the floor, black grease marks on walls and ceiling and worst of all the mattress which had large stains and grubby marks. Even with clean sheets provided we chose to sleep just on the hard seats as couldn't face lying on the mattresses. Staff were friendly, food ok and we arrived on time. 6pm train looked much newer and cleaner. Apparently this one is booked up 4 months in advance.
Feb 12, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Very old train and dirty. Not worry buying 1st class tickets
Feb 7, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
1st class sleeper. Was comfortable enough for our trip however the toilets where not very good and flushing. Food was terrible and expensive. I would not recommend eating on the train.
Feb 3, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Feb 2, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Plus point is the ticket booking system, which is easy, efficient, and good service at pickup point bossotel feont desk. Train staff are also friendly and helpful, who helped us preparing bed (first class cabinet). The real downside is the food/vendor staff on the train. They were impatient, rude, and charge a tiny cup of hot water for 20 bhat! Food on train is not nice, recommend to bring your own food. The cabin itself is private, comfortable enough with a small basin, but hygiene is bad, we saw 2 cockroaches!!
Feb 1, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
1st class sleeper. Old rolling Stock. Carriage dirty, Mattress filthy. Ride slow and bumpy. Could feel every inch of the track. They insisted on getting rid of my chair to make up my bed at 7pm, when I wanted to simply sit and read. I haven't been ordered to bed at 7pm since I was a tiny infant. Pleasingly one could lock the door and restore the carriage to seating when they left. The train left Chiing Mai too early (5pm) and arrived in Bangkok too early (6am). On the plus side it was on time. From the trip I learned it was far better to fly. Huge improvements are needed to the rail service,
Jan 22, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Jan 7, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Easy to get tickets via their system. I was worried about prepaying tickets, booking long distance, and then picking up the tickets day of, but it was super smooth and easy. Would definitely use them again. Train #14 was older but clean and comfortable for us. We both slept really well too. We could control the air in our room, so not sure why people are saying they couldn’t. Bathrooms weren’t great, but do-able for overnight. Do not buy the food from the lady/person that walks around the private car. It was inedible and gross. Bring your own or maybe visit the restaurant car. We didn’t go to the restaurant car, so I can’t speak on that, but the delivery food was just awful. And way too expensive. They make it seem like it’s your only option, don’t be fooled. Our train was smooth and on time. Had multiple outlets to charge items, and a tiny sink in room. We also didn’t know we could board the train early. We got to the station a few hours early, and it was sitting there. We finally noticed others boarding way early and realized we could do the same, get comfortable on the air conditioned train and wait for it to leave. That would have been nice to know. Would definitely use 12GOAsia again.
Jan 7, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Fun adventure. I wish only that the bathrooms were kept cleaner and that i knew the oj we were given when we boarded was not complimentary.
Jan 4, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Staff was very helpful. 1st class train accommodations are private and somewhat comfortable. Will consider riding trains in Thailand in the future however, depending on domestic flight costs it may or may not be worth it.
Jan 2, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Jan 1, 2019
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Smooth train ride but quality of cabin was lacking.
Dec 28, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The beds are comfortable but the trains are old and bathrooms aren’t up to modern standards.
Dec 27, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train left on time and was clean. Am only giving it 3* because of the uncomfortable bed in first class. Travelling second class was lots better. Otherwise no problem with booking or getting the train. Again a seamless coordinated effort.
Dec 26, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Trip was not too bad, food was quite small portions for the price.
Dec 16, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
The train was on time but very scruffy and dated compared to other trains available. The guard was helpful but somewhat rude pointing at me and discussing me with the other passenger in my compartment.
Nov 28, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
I enjoyed everything about the trip. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was good. The only complaint is the air con valves were broken and could not be closed. The room was freezing and almost made me sick. The 9 & 10 trains are more modern but were booked.
Nov 27, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
We arrived late for our train and were told that the only option was to catch the train the next day. The only seats available where third class no air. Not acceptable!! So we started looking up flights to leave Chiang Mai to Bangkok. I spoke to a conductor as a last attempt to get on the last train for the day and showed him my ticket for the five o’clock train. He showed my the time as being 6:20. I confirmed that I knew my situation. He then took me to customer service they arranged for a taxi to take us to the next stop - a hour and a half away. It would cost us 1500 bhat. Which was nothing!! The driver raced to the train stop, breaking speed limits as we drove. We jumped on the train with moments to spare. The train pulled out of the train station as we climbed the stairs. I would like to thank the quick thinking staff that got us on our way without even a thought. Thank you Visitors to Thailand
Nov 25, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Ticket collection and carriage/bed location straight forward enough. Steward gave out dinner and breakfast card options which we selected early in the trip. Other steward constructs and makes up beds in our own personal room. 2 * shared toilet and showers at end of car. Not fantastic but I've seen worse. Steward got food order wrong and couldn't understand us too much, but we made do with what we received, food is okay, portions are small, advise you take some snacks and toilet paper before boarding. Ride a bit bumpy and noisy and Aircon makes room a bit cold. So best take ear plugs and Wear some clothes to bed. We both managed 6 hours of broken sleep, not great, but enough yo see you through the next day. That being said, we would definitely use this service again rather than take a flight.
Nov 25, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Nov 23, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Travel was ok, however, I was expecting a little bit more from the 1st class. It was pretty basic.
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 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 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 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 6, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nov 5, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Oct 18, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Oct 16, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
12 GO is very nice, but buy nothing in the train.
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 10, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Sep 28, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Sep 15, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Sep 13, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
First experience, was quite pleasant. Staff were helpful.
Sep 5, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
A photo of where the pick-up stand is would be very helpful. But otherwise, it is quite a clear and useful service. I am very happy.
Sep 1, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Friendly but food on the train is cold crap.
Aug 23, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Dining car, and sleeper 2at class was great fun. Would recommend this to anyone
Aug 18, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The bathroom and shower was not clean.
Aug 13, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
More than one and a half month before our trip we wanted to book the night train at 6.00 PM from Chaing Rai to Bangkok in first class berthes. There were no available places left on State Railway Thailand website but we could book it on 12GoAsia website. We booked 4 places but the next day 12GoAsia team sent an email telling that there were no place available and proposed the 5.00 PM train. Through what I've read it seemed to be a quite usual way of doing from 12GoAsia. The 5.00 PM train is a really OLD train with teared benches and cockroaches.
Aug 10, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
hello, when we booked, the cabin was for 3 people and in reality an additionnal people was withe us in the cabin... we were disappointed for that. thank you
Aug 6, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Aug 5, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
It wasn't what I expected , the seeting/ bed was old and not comfortabel .due the cold freezing air that couldn't be regulated and 1 thin blanket i hardly catched some sleep. The staff was very helpfull
Aug 4, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Just perfect
Jul 26, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
The compartiment was very old, with A lot of traces of other users.. The food was terrible. The stewards were very friendly.
Jul 26, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Jul 23, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Everyone from 12Go and the railway were very helpful and it was a great trip. Private room with a very good lock. You can sleep in peace knowing no one is getting through the locked door. Sleeping was very hard as it is a very bumpy trip and the bathroom was horrible. Food was pretty good but think about bringing your own.
Jul 20, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
On time, efficient & reasonably comfortable. Easy journey. Only rated 4* as train very tired & as you would expect for it’s age.
Jul 17, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The train wasn't 1st class at all and costs more than a flight. We were supposed to be on another train and this agency booked us for a different one saying the other train is booked out. I will not use them any more
Jul 14, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Good service overall but train à little old. THANKS!
Jul 9, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Lovely staff and great sleep (we brought ear plugs). Train was quite old so toilets left a lot to be desired!
Jul 8, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Good way to travel and save on accommodation. Nice view too. The train wasn't what I expected for 1st class and was old and basic. We ordered food for the 1st journey but didn't for the 2nd. Overpriced, basic and and an attempt was made to overcharge too. Staff were friendly and trains were on time. Beware of the toilets and the shower/toilet. No-one in the right mind would use unless an emergency and I've seen some toilets in Thailand. The 1 to go service was excellent. Got a partial refund and free water. Couldn't be easier and they were no more expensive than buying direct.
Jun 30, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
The first class was appalling. Second class is much better han first class. The aircon was substandard, the additional room was not worth the extra money
Jun 2, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The only reason I’m not giving this five stars is because 12goAsia messed up our booking and did not put our family together but instead booked two rooms on opposite ends of the car. When I walked back to tell them they said nothing they could do so went to train station ticket counter. Luckily they had two adjoining rooms available and moved us. It was clear in our booking request and was a miss by 12GoAsia. Would still use them again but would follow up and make sure they confirmed our exact seat assignment after booking
May 16, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Got my own cabin all to myself! Worth the extra$ to fully lay down. Recommend first class.
May 4, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Nice experience, arrived about an hour late, though was no problem for us as we had time. We expected a slightly better 1st class, it was very simple, not very clean especially the floor. Sheets were clean, did not eat anything though, had snacks on board. Overall, trip was OK!
May 1, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The train is old and a bit unkept.
Apr 27, 2018
train #14 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Super efficient service. Looking forward to the next one.