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Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

The journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train is 362.63 mi and takes 9 hr 34 min. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:50 AM and the last at 11:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train for as little as $2.09 or as much as $35.02. The best price for this journey is $2.09.

Lowest Price$2.09
Journey Duration9 hr 34 min
Connection per Day12
Lowest Price$2.09
Highest Price$35.02
First Departure1:50 AM
Last Departure11:30 PM
Distance362.63 mi
DepartureChiang Mai
ArrivalBangkok
CarriersThai Railways, การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, May 19, 2024

Travel by train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

The train journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok spans an average of 9 hr 34 min. Roughly 12 trains traverse this route from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, with the average ticket price standing at $16.65. The least expensive fares commence from around $2.09.

Operated by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), the route between Chiang Mai and Bangkok offers different types of services. Options include rapid, express, and special express trains. Each train is equipped with air-conditioning, and many provide sleeper berths for overnight comfort. The special express services represent the fastest and most comfortable choice, with reclining seats and onboard dining.

Chiang Mai's train station is well-connected to the city center, with readily available taxis and tuk-tuks for easy transfer to your accommodation. The station itself is equipped with basic amenities, such as food outlets and waiting areas, to ensure passenger comfort.

Your journey will conclude at Bangkok's primary train station, Hua Lamphong. Easily accessible by MRT, Hua Lamphong offers various facilities like waiting areas, food outlets, and ticketing offices. Direct trains from Chiang Mai make the travel process straightforward and hassle-free.

In Bangkok, there's a multitude of experiences waiting. Explore the city's historical landmarks like the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, or take a boat ride in the Chao Phraya River. The Chatuchak weekend market offers a vast selection of goods, and if you want to try some Thai cuisine, be sure to visit Bangkoks China Tows, where you can taste Michelin-star street food.

If you plan to take a train trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, we can help you with your travel needs. We review thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes to help you secure the best price. Check out our helpful price calendar to compare and find the most affordable prices across various transport modes between Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

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Cheap train tickets from Chiang Mai to Bangkok
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $5.24 to $16.60 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 68% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

The cheapest Chiang Mai - Bangkok train tickets can be found for as low as $7.93 if you’re lucky, or $12.10 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $17.17.

Find the best day to travel to Bangkok by train

When travelling to Bangkok by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Thai Railways is the national railway system of Thailand, operated by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT). It was established in 1890 and has since become an important mode of transportation for both locals and tourists. The railway system covers over 4,000 kilometers of track, connecting major cities and towns throughout the country. Thai Railways offers a variety of services, including express trains, sleeper trains, and local trains. The trains are known for their affordability, comfort, and scenic routes, making them a popular choice for travelers exploring Thailand.

Services on board Thai Railways from Chiang Mai to Bangkok
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Chiang Mai to Bangkok CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
40.85kg
Bus
43.77kg
Flight
116.72kg
Car
93.37kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok are 40.85kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok? By taking the train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok you will save 75.87kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.92kg compared to a bus and 52.52kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok?
A train ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is $16.65. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $2.09.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is $2.09. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chiang Mai and Bangkok by train?
Chiang Mai to Bangkok is 362.63 mi.
How long does the train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok take?
Chiang Mai to Bangkok is on average 9 hr 34 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 48 min.
Which companies operate from Chiang Mai to Bangkok?
The train journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Thai Railways and การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย.
How many train connections per day go from Chiang Mai to Bangkok?
Chiang Mai to Bangkok has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok leave?
The earliest train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok departs at 1:50 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok depart?
The latest train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok departs at 11:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $2.09 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Chiang Mai to Bangkok?
There are on average 12 direct connection(s) from Chiang Mai to go to Bangkok.
What's the fastest journey time between Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok is 2 hr 48 min.
Is there a direct train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train?
The train journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok creates 40.85kg of CO2 emissions.

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