BangkokTo Chiang Mai May 25, 2019

Departure: Saturday, May 25, 2019 08:30 from Hua Lamphong, Bangkok

Arival: Saturday, May 25, 2019 19:30 to Chiang Mai

Duration: 11h

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.

This is a seater train but you are getting some picturesque views all the way unlike the night train.

Cancelation policy: Bangkok - Chiang Mai #7

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: USD 16.12

  2. Refund 50% (excl. fees)

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

    Press refund button before 2019-05-22 08:30 AM Bangkok time (1 day left).

    Amount to be refunded: USD 10.07

  3. Refund 15% (excl. fees)

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

    Press refund button between 2019-05-22 08:30 AM and 2019-05-24 08:30 AM Bangkok time (3 days left).

    Amount to be refunded: USD 3.02

  4. Cancel

    Amount to be refunded: THB 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.

May 18, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Track needed repairing. Bumpy ride in diesel train not expected. Service good. Wasn't expecting meals. Nice surprise!
May 17, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Terribly uncomfortable seats. Were worn out. We thought the train had new equipment but the carriage on this trip was very old and worn out. AC did work well and cabin attendants were good. Would not recommend
May 11, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
The train needs a technical overhaul. Everything looked shabby. Masking tape was used to replace faulty locks. Airconditioning was not effective, the coaches were stuffy. Toilet facility was unsatisfactory to say the least.
May 1, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Apr 25, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Disgusting food and dirty stinking toilets, but i’m at my destination, yeaaah!!
Apr 23, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The train is old and shabby, aircon does not work well in the heat, the toilet needs scrubbing. I thought there would be vendors selling water and food but no, you have to rely on the attendant who provides a glass of water on request and spends most of the trip sitting down. The lunch provided is not nice.
Mar 21, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Mar 17, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nothing bad to tell. It's not fast train of China but it was a good ride, safe and good staff.
Mar 13, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great service would definitely use again or recommend
Mar 4, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Good
Mar 2, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The train departed right on time. The air conditioned carriage had rotating ceiling fans, and the reclining seat was comfortable. The staff were dressed in immaculate uniforms, more like airline staff than the railway staff I'm used to in the UK, and were professional and friendly. Complimentary drinks were served at regular intervals, as well as lunch. after a 700km journey lasting 11 hours, the train also arrived right on time. Again, compared with UK railways, the whole experience represented astonishingly good value. My only suggestion is to advise passengers to move around the carriage when possible, to avoid the risk of oedema or DVT.
Feb 27, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The positives of our train trip from Bangkok is that the car was nice and air-conditioned, and we were served free coffee or soda three times during our trip. Twice we were provided a snack of a pastry and a sweet bun, and around noon there was a lunch served with rice and a couple other dishes in plastic containers. We declined the lunch because we already had a late breakfast. The downside of this trip was the age and lack of cleanliness of the car and the bathroom was an adventure. The bathroom was visibly clean, but it was smelly. The floor of the car was grimy and there were bugs crawling around on the floor. The seat back trays were not clean and a bit grimy too. There was no option to get on and off the train at any of the stops, but this may be a benefit of this train because it was an express train and we left and arrived on time. I might pay extra for first class next time.
Feb 26, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
All in all, this was a pleasant trip and at a reasonable price.
Feb 26, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Great journey through northern Thailand. Comfortable chairs, food and drinks included what’s not to like
Feb 26, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very good service and good food. I Will take the train again.
Feb 24, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The food was terrible.
Feb 18, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Big improvement from 3 years ago. The train ride was pleasant overall despite a little hiccup at the end where we had to back up in the mountains near Chiang Mai because we had to let a train pass. The attendants were very friendly and attentive to everyone’s needs. They came around regularly with refreshments and food throughout the journey. Of course sitting for 11 hours is difficult but getting up for the bathroom helps.
Feb 16, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very efficient, and conveniently collected tickets opposite railway station in Bangkok.
Feb 16, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very clean, kind and helpfull staf, thank you
Feb 15, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Feb 13, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Traveling with husband and 2 children it was great value. We were served 3 times during the trip. Seats were ok, toilets as expected and the view amazing. Would definitely do it again.
Feb 12, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Good Service
Feb 10, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Feb 10, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Only change for the better I would make is to have tickets delivered to the hotel or sent as a PDF. In this day in age, why not use technology instead of running around for printed tickets.
Feb 10, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Good enough I guess.
Feb 9, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
I really enjoyed the trip, the view was great, the stewardess was the nicest person I’ve ever met and the food (3 times) was acceptable. I highly recommend taking this train to Chiang Mai.
Feb 7, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Feb 7, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Pleasantly surprised - breakfast and lunch provided comfortable enough
Feb 4, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Took the second class seats train to Phitsanulok. Train was pretty dirty and the ac smelled bad (at first - then you kinda get used to it). Chairs were ok but didn’t recline much. We got cookies that tasted funny and some airplane style food: rice, chicken, mackerel. Was actually decent.
Feb 3, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Station was very easily to navigate. 12go Asia building across the street was easy as well, their cafe was the best coffee I'd had in a long time! Train ride and staff was friendly and nice. Brought lots of food so no problem. Thanks guys!! You all are so awesome
Feb 3, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The people and service were great, however the air conditioning was too cold. Also the windows were dirty/cloudy due to the seal being broken you could not see out very well.
Feb 2, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Really friendly and helpful staff. The train was ok, but sometimes the AC was too cold.
Jan 30, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
we had a very comfortable journey the only downside was it was to cold with the aircon but it was excellent value
Jan 29, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Jan 28, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Good air condition, clean but oldfashioned and worn seats. Staff friendly and serviceminded. Punctual arrival.
Jan 28, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very efficient service, ran completely to time,good refreshments and wonderful views.
Jan 28, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Was a long ride. Would take the night train next time. But no complaints, food was even half way descent!
Jan 24, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Everything went well minus the bathrooms
Jan 23, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Jan 14, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Excellent service, including meals. Very clean bathrooms. I recommend it and I would take this Thai train again. Thanks.
Jan 14, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very comfortable seats. The booking process and pick up of tickets was easy and seamless nice journey????
Jan 13, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The staff is very kind and there's free tea and coffee so now and then. But it can't be healthy to sit down in de same position for 12 hours. The morning train is the only train without beds... We can totally recommend to take another one later that day.
Jan 9, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very good trip
Jan 6, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
I love the train, the staff, the food and all the service. The only thing is that I freeze myself it was really really cold. So if you will take the train make sure to go with something warm or a blanket.
Jan 6, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Train left and arrived on time. Seats are fine, but very cold because of the airco!
Jan 5, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Seats very firm, aircon very cold, train very slow, Food good, But very spicy. But not a bad trip for scenery.
Jan 3, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very good, efficient staff and train on time. The sights along the way were spectacular. Take food and warm clothes.
Jan 2, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Train ran on time, seats with good leg space, snacks and lunch included and when the engine had problems, there was an extra locomotive fast. The airconditioning is a bit cool, so wear long pants and long sleeves!
Jan 1, 2019
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Dec 30, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Comfortable seats. Catering frequent drinks, prepacked lunch and buns were tasty, not huge so advise take extra particularly if dont like spicy food. Yes, it’s a long journey but worth it for scenery as going along.
Dec 28, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Long but pleasant comfortable trip, with food and drink we weren't aware of. Nice way to see a bit more of Thailand.
Dec 28, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Dec 28, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Perfect thanks
Dec 27, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Dec 23, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Train was clean and comfortable. Food provided was a pleasant and tasty surprise. Great journey
Dec 22, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The only thing, and I mean only, is the air-conditioned was a little bit colder than necessary. Otherwise, great trip, smooth, no delays, left and arrived on time.
Dec 18, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
If the train would be cleaner all is perfect.
Dec 18, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Yes a long journey. Not sure air con was working. I was too hot. Food was not edible fur me. I took a pack lunch. Toilet was basic - be warned. Seats were comfortable. I could not see out of my window which was such a shame. Would I do it again- probably not.
Dec 18, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Beautiful views the entire journey & didn't expect the regular coffee/tea & foods. Recommend getting a sleeper bed as my bum got sore. Wonderful way to see the sights to glorious Chiang Mai. Thank you kindly.
Dec 10, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Train is ok..bùt taxi price is killing..from train station to our 10 min drive hotel costing as much money as train ticket from Bkk to Chiang Mai by 2nd class train AC....
Dec 7, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
I took the day train. I wanted to travel by ground and see the countryside, and I did. There was plenty of interesting scenary. It was comfortable, and to my surprise they fed us several times. Not great food, but something. However, nowhere to buy food or beverages, and train arrived an hour ans a half late. Wouldn’t do it twice.
Nov 26, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Left slightly late and arrived slightly late, but not bad for an 11 1/2 hour rail trip. Seats were fairly comfortable for the long journey and managed to stow our 2 suitcases on the rack above our head. The women serving the food and drinks did not stop for most of the journey. The smell from the toilets sometimes wafted into the carriage but not too bad. More interesting journey than flying. No official taxis when arrived at Chaing Mai so paid 300 THBT for a 10 minute ride at 8pm (which costs 50 THBT in Bangkok) but at least the car was smart and the driver friendly
Nov 24, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nov 23, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
£16 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai I cant really complain. Chocolate Bun and coffee at 9.30, lunch tray at 12 and another coffee and snack around 3. Zero delays. Whats not to love? Oh yeah the cockroach that ran across my tray whilst i was eating... other than that i cant grumble. Although i did meet a Belgian fella who told me he rode third class before and there was no cockroaches...
Nov 22, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The train was easy to find and left on time. The seats were comfortable and they offered food, which I didn't know. The only thing I was less-than-pleased about was using squaty-potties on a moving train, but that's to be expected.
Nov 22, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nov 20, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
12go staff were very helpful at the office and the whole proceedure very smooth. Would be nice to collect ticket on same day as morning train departs. Save making extra trip from city to collect ticket the day before.
Nov 19, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
We took the Special Express from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai, scheduled to leave Bangkok at 8.30. The train left an hour late. The ride was quite long (11h) but very pleasant and we arrived much more relaxed then after a 3h flight. The seats in 2nd class are comfy, the train is clean. You are served a small breakfast, lunch and later on another snack with coffee. All included in the ticket price. The scenery is beautiful and gets a bit spectactular later on when you reach the mountains. I'd always prefer this train over a flight to Chiang Mai.
Nov 15, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Nov 13, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great trip
Nov 12, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The air conditioning was to hard. Food not so good but the rest was comfortabel
Nov 10, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Good experience. Thank you!!!
Nov 9, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Very long, 13.5 hours after train never made it to the top of the mountain. Had to stop and reverse back top the bottom. Have another engine connected and have another go. Seats in train were hard and slippery, so it was hard to get a comfortable position. We were in second class so the best seats possible.
Nov 7, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
The service was great and the food was ok but I have to give it two stars because cockroaches were constantly crawling past along the walls so I think that speaks to the cleanliness of the train.
Nov 4, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Exactly on time, so no complaint about that. But with all the stopping it seemed to be unnecessarily long. Also, many of the seat handles were faulty
Nov 1, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
On the plus side train left and arrived on time and the staff helpful. I had expected a modern train having read Seat21 so was disappointed with comfort and cockroaches. Took my own food as didn’t expect much for the price paid. Toilets not great. Basically train needs updating to give the many staff any chance
Oct 24, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very long trip but great way to see the countryside. Unexpectedly received snacks and a meal aboard the train
Oct 23, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Oct 21, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Oct 20, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
After an 11 hour journey the train arrived at our destination on time. Accommodation and at seat food service was as expected for a 2nd class journey. No complaints, well done Thailand Railways.
Oct 20, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Fairly comfortable for an 11 hour ride. You’re sitting up the whole time. No issues with the operator - easy and quick ticket pick up and train check in. It was a bit warm in car 1 tho I was prepared for the overly airconned train. The meal and snacks served were good. The bathroom could use some better cleaning but it’s not unusable.
Oct 19, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Excellent service, thank you.
Oct 16, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The trip was very pleasant. It would have been even more enjoyable had a gentleman 2 seats in back of me been coughing and sneezing. Not the fault of Thai Railways, I know. Were I to do it again, or if I knew someone else who was going to do it, I would STRONGLY consider bringing my own food and soft drinks. The air condition worked- perhaps too well. By the time I reached Chiang Mai, I was frozen. Oh well, no good story comes from things going right!
Oct 9, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The only disappointment is that there was no dinner on such a long train ride. At a minimum they should offer food for sale after the 6 pm for that last hours of the trip. Otherwise it was an enjoyable ride and the staff were really nice people. The gal who served the food in the am and afternoon lunch and later snack was terrific / very hard worker. She deserves praise and a raise in pay. Khoop khun krap to her. and to the Railway. Very good
Oct 4, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Oct 1, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Comfortable trip, Departed and arrived on time. Only Issues: windows were not clean on outside which spiolt the view. Quite a few small cockroaches in the carriage.
Sep 27, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Great service food and seat however rather too long a journey
Sep 21, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Trop long, on en sort brisé.... Malgré le bon service à bord.
Sep 15, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Took day trip in 2nd class car. Our seat didn’t function correctly but was fairly comfortable. A/C had hard time keeping up but the fans helped. Nice large windows. Toilet room smelled even with window open but was clean. Overall good value.
Sep 14, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Good journey better than expected,
Sep 9, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Nice but can still be improved
Aug 8, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The train was too hot at some points. But everything else was good!
Aug 7, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Really nice trip, train arrived on time. AC was on max the entire journey, so it might get a little bit cold so maybe would be better to bring a jacket. During the trip, you can see the beautiful landscapes of Thailand. The train is not the cleanest one, specially the toilet. They give you food but it's better if you bring your own.
Aug 5, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Really amazing scenery on this long trip. Definitely doable. Train is a bit dirty but it’s fine. Avoid toilet if possible. Food provided, however I would bring your own snacks as well
Aug 4, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Great help! Good trip!
Aug 2, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Aug 2, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
It is a long trip in a train with poor aircon - either to hot or much to cold. Allthough, staff is very nice and dedicated to their work.
Jul 31, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
A long way from Bangkok to Chiang mai, but it is conforteble and drinks and food included. Not to cold Inside the train
Jul 26, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Jul 25, 2018
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The train ran on time and was really comfortable. Is even had complementary coffee and meals served. The only remark we have, was that - due to the AC - is was quite cold in the train, so don’t forget to take a sweater with you.