Chiang MaiTo Bangkok May 1, 2019

Departure: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 08:50 from Chiang Mai

Arival: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 19:25 to Hua Lamphong, Bangkok

Duration: 10h 35m

Class: 2nd Class AC seats only

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 #8

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: $ 16.19

  2. Refund 50% (excl. fees)

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

    Press refund button before 2019-04-28 08:50 AM Bangkok time (1 day left).

    Amount to be refunded: $ 10.12

  3. Refund 15% (excl. fees)

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

    Press refund button between 2019-04-28 08:50 AM and 2019-04-30 08:50 AM Bangkok time (3 days left).

    Amount to be refunded: $ 3.04

  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 9, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
a long way to Bangkok, too long!
Apr 8, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train 1.5 hrs late into Bangnok
Apr 8, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
It’s a slow moving train, arriving 2 hours late, but otherwise it was a good Trip.
Apr 7, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Simple, easy-to-use website, simple and clear instructions and a good price for the service provided. I would definitely use again and highly recommend.
Mar 27, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Mar 27, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Mar 26, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Mar 19, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
12GoAsia went way beyond making booking my travel and traveling comfortable and convenient. I have to first share that I booked from NY prior to my trip and when I couldn't find my confirmation email or my payment source I booked again because I thought I had overlooked it. I'm not sure if I realized I double booked or if 12GoAsia discovered and contacted me, but either way, the company refunded my second booking immediately - no muss, no fuss. I really appreciated the excellent service that made my life easier and saved my time. I loved the train ride from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. I got to see Thailand in a way I would not have had I flown instead. The train was comfortable and everyone was pleasant. Great service. Great trip. Great experience. Thanks!
Mar 16, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Not the cleanest but ok. Ac was cool enough but not too cold. Got us from Chiang Mai to Bangkok almost on time. Food wasn't very good but was free. I prefer the sleeper train over this one. 12go.asia is great
Mar 14, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very nice experiance. We have now seen a lot of NorthThailand. And with allmost all inclusive ????????????. We got breakfast incl coffee, 2 dishes lunch with water and afternoon tee with cookies. Fantastic.... and very friendly staff .... applause
Mar 10, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
On time, good service, snacks and light dinner and ok chairs in 2nd class ac. Rather cold with ac as most transports in Thailand. Nice outside view especially during first half of the trip.
Mar 2, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Feb 28, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Feb 23, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Feb 21, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great train journey. Scenery lovely
Feb 19, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Redeeming online reservation for boarding pass was quick and efficient. Train was on platform 30 minutes early. Train departed on time. AC and fans were very cold (but fans could be turned off). Were served tea and sweets twice and lunch once (rice, fish, chicken) at no extra cost. Train arrived on time. Overall journey was about 10.5 hours, easy, and relatively comfortable.
Feb 17, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Food was really gross but everything else was pretty good
Feb 12, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
As long as you have an air conditioned car, this will be an adequately comfortable ride. 12GO process is painless and worth the small booking fee. You pick up your tickets in Chiang Mai at the hotel across the street from the train station. Just walk in and talk to the front desk, the whole process took me under 2 minutes. They give you the actual tickets, so no need to trade them in for anything afterwards. For those wondering, there are various restaurants and convenience stores at the train station and open very early/late for whatever time your train leaves. Boarding the train and finding our seats was easy, and the seats were kind of comfortable. The AC is going, so dress appropriately. Our train car had two toilets, one a squat toilet the other an actual toilet bowl. The water to wash your hands definitely didn't work, so bring hand sanitizer. Soon after leaving Chiang Mai we were given coffee and water, and a pastry. Not bad, not great. Around noon they came by with lunch. It's very basic and not at all vegetarian, so if you are, bring a few meals like I did. You can't leave the train for anything, and no one comes on selling food like other shorter routes, so bring food and drinks! There was one more coffee/water/cookies service part way through. All in all, a relatively comfortable ride, disappointing food options, cool ac, no power/USB plugs, no wifi, but got us to Bangkok on time and in one piece. The same route on the bus was faster and more comfortable, but I didn't really mind the train too much.
Feb 12, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Hyvin toimi koko systeemi
Feb 5, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
A long train journey but great scenery. I am nearly two metres tall so the seat was a bit tight. I moved about the carriage though which gave better seating. No vegetarian option for lunch just a set meal for everyone. Toilets were wet and a bit messy. I would do the journey again though! ????
Feb 3, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
No vegetarian options for lunch
Feb 2, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
This was a return journey for us.We went to Chiang Mia on one of the newer trains overnight. Thought we may come back on a new train, but sadly not. It was a very old rickety train and the food was awful although free. Luckily we had shopped at Tesco Lotus for snacks. If we travel this way again we will try and make sure it’s a new train both ways.
Feb 1, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Cute train, just enough space, fans kept me cool but never freezing, frequent snacks and one meal provided (though I'd recommend bringing something too).
Jan 29, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Professional service and a lovely way to see the countryside
Jan 26, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Stress free old fashioned way to travel. Wonderful views all the way down. Carriage and lavatories kept clean all through the journey. Snacks ,a meal and beverages came as part of the deal. It was a bit chilly after dusk so one needs a sweater. The young women overseeing he carriage was very helpful. I read my book all the way, what a luxury... will definitely do this again
Jan 24, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Jan 23, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
I was expecting an old model train that runs max of 40 kph but I was wrong. It was a smooth 10.5 hours of train ride while viewing the green forest of Chiang Mai heading to bustling city of Bangkok. Meals were simple but delicious and good enough for the travel. Comfortable seat and very accommodating train attendant. Hope to ride the sleeper train next time. Thanks.
Jan 16, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was late arriving and carriage was freezing cold due to very excessive air conditioning. Pullovers were essential.
Jan 12, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Day trip in January - solo- Got food and drinks that i did not know was coming which was a nice surprise. Staff seemed unfriendly though. Space was smallish considering you travel 10 hours in it. Comfortable chairs though. Overall, it was alright.
Jan 11, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was late 1,5 hours. Take your own snacks for the ride as the food served is of bad quality
Jan 9, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Decent train ride, a.c. works very well, and we were given snacks, a meal, and drinks during the trip. There wasn't much option for the meals however, so bring snacks if you aren't a flexible eater. It's an experience to travel by rail in thailand.
Jan 4, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The ride was comfortable and I appreciated getting some food during the trip, but the restrooms (like many restrooms in Thailand) had puddles on the floor and toilet seat.
Jan 1, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Good conditions, in time arrival!
Jan 1, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very interesting experience, allows one to see through little Thai towns. Definitely worth the journey. I was in 2nd class and yet the train was comfortable and the food decent. Good day. :-)
Jan 1, 2019
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Perfect trip
Dec 31, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
a pleasure to use their service, we didn't expect for a little grub while travelling.. I would like to travel it again.
Dec 30, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The toilet is so dirty. I saw a tiny cockroach near my seat.
Dec 27, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great trip, nice views and coffee, tea, water and even lunch is served during the trip!
Dec 27, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Not bad. Hv lunch and snacks during trip. Only thing was toilet was dark when sun sets, needs light
Dec 25, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Toilets were so dirty
Dec 19, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great experience overall!
Dec 18, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The journey was extremely nice but the a/c was very cold. The food was not to our liking
Dec 18, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Had a lovely time travelling from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. The staff were very friendly and we were excited to receive snacks throughout the trip. They also kept the train very clean the whole time. Fairly comfortable seating, air con can get quite cold so be sure to dress appropriately. Ticket collection from the office was very simple. Great scenery, would definitely recommend!
Dec 17, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train #8 is really old. Nice to have AC. Toilets smelly. Service was nice and friendly. They gave one meal and 2 snacks for 12 hour journey. Trains need to be updated and more comfortable seats.
Dec 13, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Die Tickets haben wir auf Nachfrage in unser Hotel schicken lassen. Ticketservice war prima. Der Zug war schon sehr in die Jahre gekommen. Die Klimaanlage produzierte arktische Temperaturen. Was fast unerträglich war. Der Service und das Essen waren soweit in Ordnung. Für 10 Stunden Fahrt gab es ausreichend zu essen und zu trinken.
Dec 8, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Dec 5, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Dec 3, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
good
Nov 30, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Amazing scenery & if you ask drivers they let you take pictures from the window between them with uninterrupted view - only downside wish they would clean the windows. Great staff as usual, toilets clean & food was ok.
Nov 29, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Nov 27, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Nov 27, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
3 dishes and air cindition Everything ok
Nov 27, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Nov 26, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
The ride was surprisingly smooth
Nov 25, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
On time refreshments provided throughout trip free tea coffee meal and snacks. Brilliant thank you
Nov 25, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Đi khá lâu, nếu có ghế nằm thì tốt hơn, động cơ hơi ồn. Ngoài ra dịch vụ ăn uống, máy lạnh thì khá rồi.
Nov 24, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nov 24, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nov 22, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
We were 1.5 hours delayed and there was no English announcement what the reason was.
Oct 30, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
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 10, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
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 11, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Luckily I was forewarned about the air con and brought a jacket. It rained for much of the journey and with the air con so cold, it was like a dreary day in England. The open window in the lavatory illustrated how pleasant it could be. I think that 11½ hour journey in 2nd class was probably not my best idea of the trip.
Aug 20, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
The train was pretty old and tired.
Aug 10, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Perfect sightseeing trip!
Aug 7, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Aug 7, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
I was a bit worried about the system for picking up tickets, but it worked fine. We had an uneventful trip, things worked correctly, and we enjoyed traveling by train in Thailand as usual! We choose to travel that way because it really is pleasant!
Aug 1, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Everything went to plan as promised. Worth doing once before things change
Jul 30, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Jul 21, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Having never ridden the train before or used your booking service we had no expectations one way or the other, we were just looking to add to our South East Asia experience with something besides an airplane flight. The booking went well but I was a little nervous about being told the tickets couldn't be picked up until the day of the trip. However that turned out to be a non-issue as it all went smoothly. The train ride itself went pretty well on schedule and as far as I'm concerned we knew how long it would take so the fact that it made stops along the way should not be an item of negative feedback, everyone knows the time commitment before they book the trip. The staff were pleasant and professional and yes please tell other riders that the air conditioning gets cold so they should have something to keep warm with and yes it would have been nice to have the stops provided in English but my recollection is that Thailand is not an english speaking country so my personal opinion is that they do the best that they can HS the Canuck
Jul 17, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was delayed by an hour so we missed our boat, but train was air conditioned (very very cold) and food provided.
Jun 24, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
We travelled on the number 8 train from Chaing Mai to Bangkok during the day. The train was clean and comfortable, and uncrowded till we got further down the track, where lots more people got on. I thought it was express, but not so, as it makes many stops on the way. Were allocated 41&42 in car 2, which fronted the bins, and so there was no tray to use in front. That made the comfort level drop to a 2. Make sure if you book this train, that you get seats with the tray in the seat back in front of you. There was adequate food and drinks served, and cleaner went through a couple of times. Remember to have a jumper with you, as the aircon gets quite cold. It would have been a lot better if the lady announced the stations in English, and not just Thai, as we had no idea what she was saying. It was good to have a couple od small snacks and bottle of water as well. The ticket pickup was a breeze at Bossotel. I was a bit disappointed that the booking fees are so expensive, which doubled the cost of the fare. I don't know if you could just buy a ticket on the day or not. We were half hour late, but that did not cause a great deal of trouble, but if you are organising a pick up in Bangkok, tell them to be prepared for a late arrival.
Jun 19, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Everything was eccellent. There was an unexpected continental breakfast and lunch and beverage service included on the way. Staff were all very professional. Everything was wonderful.
Jun 9, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was delayed to arrive in Bangkok by 2 hours! Our scheduled eta was supposed to be 1935h but we only reached Bangkok train station at 2200h because of track problems. Staff was polite though.
May 28, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Of course dress for the AC, otherwise you'll be cold.
May 10, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Everything went really well and the information provided was spot on thanks for the easy ride
May 3, 2018
train #8 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆