22:00 Train to Chiang Mai

A much nicer train than the 13.45 departure, but not as popular as the 18.10 and 19.35 departures. This is the train to use if the 18.10 and 19.35 are already fully booked. Budget conscious travellers should also take note that the cheapest seats of any of the 5 daily trains to Chiang Mai are available on Train #51 departing at 22.00.


Train Information

This train has 2nd Class Fan Sleeper seats and 2nd Class AC Sleeper seats. It also has 2nd and 3rd Class Fan Seats, but no 1st Class AC Sleeper seats.

Train: Service: Depart: Arrive: Journey:
51 Express 22.00 12.10 14 hrs 10 min
Stops: Inc Meals: Sleeper: Dining Car: Freight Car:
24 No Yes Yes Yes

The train also has a restaurant car which will open in the morning for breakfast. You cannot order dinner on this train (because the restaurant car will be closed) so take advantage of the food options in and near Hua Lamphong train station before you board. 


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Tickets can either be posted to you or collected in Bangkok at an office very near the main train station.

Ticket Price

Ticket Price for the Train at 22.00

Seat Type Online Price
2nd Class AC Sleeper 1,071 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper 831 THB

Journey time

Seat Types on Train #51

2nd Class Fan seats on Train #51

2nd Class Fan seats on Train #51

There are five types of seat available on Train #52, for more information about the differences between these seats types see our Guide to Ticket Types on Thailand Trains:

  • 2nd Class AC Sleeper
  • 2nd Class AC Seat
  • 2nd Class Fan Sleeper
  • 2nd Class Fan Seat
  • 3rd Class Fan Seat

Train #51 is a busy train. The cheapest seat types are available on this train and this appeals to budget conscious Thai travellers and as well as growing number of foreign visitors and explains the popularity of this train. The 2nd Class AC Sleeper seats are the best ticket to book on this train, and also the most expensive. 3rd Class Fan Seats are an uncomfortable option for a train journey of 14 or more hours.


Food on Train #51

3rd Class fan seats are the cheapest on the 22.00 train from bangkok to Chiang Mai

3rd Class Fan Seats are the cheapest train seats from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

The restaurant car on this service will not open until the following morning on account of the late departure time. Eat before you get on the train or bring food and drink with you. In the morning passengers will have choice between eating in the restaurant car or purchasing food from the vendors which the State Railways of Thailand permits to come on the train. If you are seated in one of the AC Carriages you may need to take a wonder down the train to 3rd Class to find the food vendors as they often discouraged from plying their trade in the air-conditioned carriages. At large stations large numbers of food vendors will come onto the train selling food and drinks at much cheaper prices, and often better quality, than those offered by the State Railways of Thailand. Popular food from vendors on trains include fried chicken and stick rice and pork fried with basil with rice in a plaster form container.

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Facilities on Train #51

Train #51 has the following facilities:

  • Restaurant Car.
  • Freight carriage for oversized items such as bicycles and furniture. A fee for freight items needs to be paid separately at the Parcels Office at the Train Station on the day of travel.
  • Toilets at the end of each carriages and separate wash basin area.
Express Train #51 to Chiang Mai

Express Train #51 to Chiang Mai


Train #51 Timetable to Chiang Mai

Bangkok Sam Sen Bang Sue Nikhom Rotphai  Bang Khen
22.00 22.13 22.22 22.34
Lak Si Don Muang Rangsit Ayutthaya Ban Phachi
22.41 22.48 22.58 23.29
Tha Rua Ban Mo Lop Buri Ban Mi Chong Khae
Ban Takhli Nong Pho Nakhon Sawan Pak Nam Pho Chumsaeng
Bang Mun Nak Taphan Hin Phichit Bang Krathum Phitsanulok
03.36 04.01 04.37
Phrom Phiram Nong Tom Phichai Ban Dara Tha Sak
05.08 05.30
Tron Uttaradit Sila At Den Chai Ban Pin
06.03 06.10 07.17 07.55
Mae Mo Nakhon Lampang Khun Tan Lamphun Chiang Mai
09.11 09.51 11.00 11.48 12.10



Pictures of Train #51

2nd Class Air-Con Sleeper Seat being prepared for the evening time on Train #51

2nd Class AC Sleeper seats being prepared for the evening time on Train #51

Restaurant Car on the 22.00 train to Chiang Mai

Restaurant Car on the 22.00 train to Chiang Mai


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