BangkokTo Chiang Mai Aug 26, 2019

Departure: Monday, August 26, 2019 08:30 from Hua Lamphong, Bangkok

Arrival: Monday, August 26, 2019 19:30 to Chiang Mai

Duration: 11h

Class: 2nd Class AC seats only

Facilities and services: Aircon, 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.

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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 16.61

  2. Refund 50% (excl. fees)

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

    Press refund button before 2019-08-23 08:30 AM Bangkok time (2 days left).

    Amount to be refunded: USD 10.38

  3. Refund 15% (excl. fees)

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

    Press refund button between 2019-08-23 08:30 AM and 2019-08-25 08:30 AM Bangkok time (4 days left).

    Amount to be refunded: USD 3.11

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NI
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 14, 2019
ML
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 14, 2019
VE
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 13, 2019
Just recommend the trains to improve the bathrooms. Other than that, great great experience. From the purchasing of tickets to the service and comfort during the ride. Would recommend it a 100%.
JP
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 11, 2019
My train journey was very enjoyable. My train ticket was waiting for me at my Bangkok hotel as arranged. The train was on time and comfortable. The snacks and lunch served was a pleasant surprise. Local food so be prepared to try something new. The train was clean and kept clean throughout the 11 hour journey. The staff onboard were friendly and helpful, ensuring I knew when my stop, which is the last stop, was approaching. Thank you, it was a great experience and lovely way to see the country side.
AF
2
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 9, 2019
Old train not in time enormous smell in the daytrain because of the toilets, no not again please. Only the food was a surprise.
DE
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 5, 2019
Booked online ourselves a month before leaving NZ, tickets arrived at our Bangkok hotel the day after we arrived which was awesome! Train was comfortable considering it was an 11 hr journey. Great way to see the country side! (Reason we took the day train) We’re served complimentary tea, coffee, water or coke 3 times all with a snack or lunch which we weren’t expecting. Snacks were ok but would recommend taking other food of yr choice as we didn’t find lunch appealing. Aircon was good Glad we didn’t cancel to take a flight instead
RW
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 3, 2019
The train was very cold due to too much A/C and the toilet would smell pretty bad at times. But other than that definitely worth the price.
HV
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 30, 2019
Nice comfortable seats. Good service coffee and meal
SD
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 24, 2019
TA
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 23, 2019
Toilets were very dirty, but overall an amazing experience!!
BR
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 10, 2019
The trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai was picturesque and we'll worth doing - but I would not do it again until State Rail upgraded it's day-service carriages. The train (or rail motor) is past its use-by date. The carriages are drab and most seats were in a bad state of repair. While the train did not breakdown, it was somewhat unnerving to see the driver and other State Rail staff looking with concern underneath the carriage I was in whenever there was is station stop. Overall, the staff were friendly and informative. State Rail of Thailand (SRT) does not have an on-line booking facility. They are well behind the times in this regard. The ticket purchasing agency service provided by 12GO worked very well as an alternative. Without being able to purchase tickets well in advance, it is not possible for a traveller to compile an itinerary with confidence.
AK
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 7, 2019
JD
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 6, 2019
HD
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jun 29, 2019
SO
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jun 23, 2019
SL
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jun 10, 2019
I took train #7 from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai. The train was very old and the seats worn-out. The scenery was dull until we reached the hilly areas of Chiang Mai. The journey was slow and the a/c broke down half of the way through. I did not mind too much as I was quite happy to read and doze on and off during the journey and I cope reasonably well with heat. However, I could see fellow passengers suffering quite a bit from the high temperatures in the carriage. On the plus side, they kept feeding us and serving us with drinks - not fine dining of course but it was a lovely surprise. The fare is also very cheap considering the distance travelled. Booking with 12Go Asia was really good - impeccable service and detailed instructions for ticket collection. I could not pick up the ticket during office hours. A 5-star rating may seem surprising given some of my comments but I was very happy with my experience given the price paid. If you need more comfort, I would recommend going for one of the newer trains.
IZ
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jun 3, 2019
Train was great, it was a nice surprise to receive food along the way. Would highly recommend and would take again any day
JS
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, May 23, 2019
JP
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, May 18, 2019
Track needed repairing. Bumpy ride in diesel train not expected. Service good. Wasn't expecting meals. Nice surprise!
JH
2
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, May 17, 2019
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
CV
2
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, May 11, 2019
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.
SM
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, May 1, 2019
TK
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Apr 25, 2019
Disgusting food and dirty stinking toilets, but i’m at my destination, yeaaah!!
PS
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Apr 23, 2019
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.
TR
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Mar 21, 2019
CD
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Mar 17, 2019
Nothing bad to tell. It's not fast train of China but it was a good ride, safe and good staff.
LP
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Mar 13, 2019
Great service would definitely use again or recommend
RB
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Mar 2, 2019
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.
SM
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 27, 2019
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.
JL
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 26, 2019
All in all, this was a pleasant trip and at a reasonable price.
PM
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 26, 2019
Great journey through northern Thailand. Comfortable chairs, food and drinks included what’s not to like
KJ
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 26, 2019
Very good service and good food. I Will take the train again.
TD
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 18, 2019
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.
JW
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 16, 2019
Very efficient, and conveniently collected tickets opposite railway station in Bangkok.
CD
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 15, 2019
MS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 13, 2019
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.
MR
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 10, 2019
TW
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 10, 2019
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.
CF
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 9, 2019
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.
JT
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 7, 2019
SE
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 7, 2019
Pleasantly surprised - breakfast and lunch provided comfortable enough
OI
2
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 4, 2019
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.
OS
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 3, 2019
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
JB
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 3, 2019
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.
PS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Feb 2, 2019
Really friendly and helpful staff. The train was ok, but sometimes the AC was too cold.
JT
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 30, 2019
we had a very comfortable journey the only downside was it was to cold with the aircon but it was excellent value
RL
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 29, 2019
AA
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 28, 2019
Good air condition, clean but oldfashioned and worn seats. Staff friendly and serviceminded. Punctual arrival.
SJ
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 28, 2019
Very efficient service, ran completely to time,good refreshments and wonderful views.
ZO
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 28, 2019
Was a long ride. Would take the night train next time. But no complaints, food was even half way descent!
TB
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 23, 2019
AE
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 14, 2019
Excellent service, including meals. Very clean bathrooms. I recommend it and I would take this Thai train again. Thanks.
NC
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 14, 2019
Very comfortable seats. The booking process and pick up of tickets was easy and seamless nice journey????
NV
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 13, 2019
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.
CS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 6, 2019
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.
LA
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 6, 2019
Train left and arrived on time. Seats are fine, but very cold because of the airco!
ST
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 5, 2019
Seats very firm, aircon very cold, train very slow, Food good, But very spicy. But not a bad trip for scenery.
SB
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 3, 2019
Very good, efficient staff and train on time. The sights along the way were spectacular. Take food and warm clothes.
KK
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 2, 2019
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!
BP
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 1, 2019
JS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 30, 2018
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.
JL
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 28, 2018
Long but pleasant comfortable trip, with food and drink we weren't aware of. Nice way to see a bit more of Thailand.
CD
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 28, 2018
DP
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 27, 2018
RO
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 23, 2018
Train was clean and comfortable. Food provided was a pleasant and tasty surprise. Great journey
RS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 22, 2018
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.
MC
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 18, 2018
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.
LS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 18, 2018
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.
WI
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 10, 2018
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....
BS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Dec 7, 2018
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.
RJ
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 26, 2018
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
CB
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 24, 2018
SH
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 23, 2018
£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...
AD
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 22, 2018
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.
ZM
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 22, 2018
ND
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 20, 2018
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.
SW
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 19, 2018
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.
ME
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 15, 2018
CD
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 12, 2018
The air conditioning was to hard. Food not so good but the rest was comfortabel
PV
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 9, 2018
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.
MT
2
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 7, 2018
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.
AT
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 4, 2018
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
KS
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 1, 2018
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
EB
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 24, 2018
Very long trip but great way to see the countryside. Unexpectedly received snacks and a meal aboard the train
GM
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 23, 2018
ME
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 21, 2018
AR
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 20, 2018
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.
BS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 20, 2018
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.
RO
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 16, 2018
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!
CR
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 9, 2018
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
CP
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 4, 2018
PG
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Oct 1, 2018
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.
AG
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Sep 27, 2018
Great service food and seat however rather too long a journey
PT
2
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Sep 21, 2018
Trop long, on en sort brisé.... Malgré le bon service à bord.
JT
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Sep 15, 2018
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.
CM
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 6, 2019
Nice trainride! Got lots of food & drinks
PA
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 31, 2019
It was a great ride. Lovely day. Thank you!
RV
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 22, 2019
Good ride with food and drinks
AJ
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 16, 2019
Ok. Very slow on some sections.
PC
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 16, 2019
Seats are very uncomfortable for such a long trip