Trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

There are 5 fast trains each day from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. The journey time and service varies depending on which train you take.


Train Services from Chiang Mai to Bangkok


Train Chiang Mai Bangkok Service Journey Sleeper
102 06:30 21:10 Rapid 14 hr 50 m No
8 08:50 19:25 Special Express 10 hr 35 m No
52 15:30 05:25 Express 13 hr 55 m Yes
14 17:00 06:15 Special Express 13 hr 15 m Yes
10 18:00 06:50 Special Express 12 hr 50 m Yes


Train Tickets from Chiang Mai to Bangkok


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At the point of booking you will be given the option of either collecting your tickets at Chiang Mai Train Station or requesting that your tickets are posted to your home address. The State Railways of Thailand requires that all passengers have an official ticket rather than an electronic booking voucher.


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Best Train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok


Some trains have better seating than others and are much quicker:

  • For those visitors who have not had the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way we recommend booking Train #8 which is the only train which travels most of the route in daylight.
  • Alternatively, if you wish to sleep overnight then consider booking Train #14 (17.00) or Train #10 (18.00) which are the two best overnight train. Train #10 is one of newly introduced services using the recently purchased Chinese made modern trains.
Train 52 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Train 52 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok


Other destinations from Chiang Mai


If you have the time there are a number of places of interest to stop at along the way from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. If you have the time then a stop over on the route between Chiang Mai and Bangkok provides a great opportunity to break up the journey and see some lesser visited attractions of the ‘beaten track’:

  • Den Chai: from Den Chai it is 25 km bus journey to Phrae, which is famous as a centre of traditional Northern Thai (Lanna) culture and architecture.
  • Pitsanulok: From Phitsanulok it is a 1 hour bus journey to the historic city of Sukhothai.
  • Lopburi: Visit the Khmer temple of Prang Sam Yot, known popularly as the ‘Monkey Temple’.
  • Ayutthaya: Visit the Ayutthaya Historical Park, location of the best preserved ancient temples in Thailand.

Train Timetable from Chiang Mai to Bangkok


Station 102 8 52 14 10
Chiang Mai 06:30 08:50 15:30 17:00 18:00
Nakhon Lampang 08:27 10:38 17:54 19:24 20:12
Den Chai 10:43 12:38 20:23 21:38 22:33
Uttaradit 11:50 13:29 21:34 22:39
Phitsanulok 13:16 14:34 22:58 23:53 00:47
Phichit 14:01 15:08 23:38 00:40
Nakhon Sawan 15:53 16:21 01:11 01:56 02:38
Lop Buri 18.05 17.26 02.44 03.22 04.04
Ayutthaya 19.14 18.05 03.38 04.23 04.58
Don Mueang 20.12 18.38 04.29 05.16 05.56
Bang Sue 20.40 19.03 04.58 05.46 06.25
Bangkok 21.10 19.25 05.25 06.15 06.50

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