The train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes approximately 12 hours but is a safe and convenient way to travel to Chiang Mai. Whilst the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is more expensive than travelling by bus, the safety, comfort and convenience of the train more than compensates. Whilst budget flights to Chiang Mai have taken some passengers away from rail travel, flying can be a hassle and of course you still have an extra night’s accommodation to pay for. Travelers arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport on International flights and intending to travel immediately to Chiang Mai should note that whilst there is a high speed rail link into Bangkok city centre, it does not directly connect with Bangkok’s Hualamphong station, the departure station for trains to Chiang Mai. Below we have Rail timetables and Fares for the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai which were correct at 01/04/2011.

Bangkok Station

Purchasing tickets for the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is easy to do at Bangkok’s Hualamphong station. Unfortunately, the State Railway of Thailand who operate Thailand’s rail system, currently have no online booking service, however, with the exception of the major Thai Holidays, train tickets to Chiang Mai will usually still be available a day or two before you intend to travel and may also be available for same day travel. Alternatively, you can purchase your tickets online up to 60 days in advance at one of the Thai Travel Agencies listed below. For a fee they will arrange to have the tickets waiting for you at your hotel or Hualamphong Station. For an additional fee the tickets may be couriered to your home Country.

Useful information

State Railway of Thailand www.railway.co.th.
State Railway of Thailand Call Centre Tel: 1690
Thai Currency Converter
Thai Travel Agencies for online tickets Thailand Train Ticket or Asia Discovery
Train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok
Flights to Chiang Mai
Bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Hotels

Click for location map for Hualamphong Station »


Rail Timetable Bangkok to Chiang Mai

9 Express
109 Fast
11 Express
1 Express
13 Express
51 Quick
Depart Bangkok
08:30
14:30
18:00
18:10
19:30
22:00
Arrive Chiang Mai
20:30
05:10
06:15
07:45
09:45
12:45

Rail Fares Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Train No.
1st Class
Sleeper Air
2nd Class
Sleeper Air
2nd Class
Sleeper Fan
2nd Class
Seat Air
2nd Class
Seat Fan
3rd Class
Seat Fan.
9 Express611
109 FastUpper 491
Lower 541
391231
11 Express611
1 ExpressUpper 1253
Lower 1453
Both 1953
Upper 791
Lower 881
13 ExpressUpper 1253
Lower 1453
Both 1953
Upper 771
Lower 841
51 QuickUpper 751
Lower 821
Upper 531
Lower 581
541431271

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