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Guide to Trains from Chiang Mai

Maesa Elephant Camp near Chiang Mai

Maesa Elephant Camp near Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is at the Northern end of Thailand’s Northern Railway Line which runs from Bangkok to Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya, Lopburi and Phitsanulok. From Chiang Mai the Northern Line has an interchange with the North Eastern Railway Line at Ayutthaya and an interchange with the Southern Railway Line at Bangkok Hua Lamphong Train Station. There are no direct trains from Chiang Mai to stations on the Southern or North Eastern Train Lines and passengers need to change trains and buy separate tickets to make journeys from a train station on one railway line to stations on another railway line. For information about getting to the Chiang Mai train station see our Guide to Chiang Mai Railway Station.

Trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok  

Train Tickets to Bangkok

Train Tickets to Bangkok

Bangkok is wonderful, vibrant, lively and diverse city. It is also an important transport hub which passenger need to travel through on their way South from Bangkok. Bangkok is at the bottom end of the Northern train line and for onward travel passengers need to change train lines and trains as currently there are no direct services running from North of Thailand to the South and on into Malyasia and Singapore.

Train times from Chiang Mai to Bangkok:

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06.30 21.10 08.50 19.25 15.30 05.25 17.00 06.15 18.00 06.50

 

Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya

Train Tickets to Ayutthaya

Train Tickets to Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is famous for its Historical Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The Historical Park is 2 km from Ayutthaya train station. The best way to get from the station to the Historical Park to take one of the tuk-tuks waiting outside the station entrance. Agree a price with the driver before you set off and expect to pay 60 THB to 80 THB for the journey. 

Train times from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya:

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06:30 19:14 08:50 18:05 15:30 03:38 17:00 04:23 18:00 04:58

 

Chiang Mai to Lopburi

Train Tickets to Lopburi

Train Tickets to Lopburi

The most popular attraction in Lopburi is the Khmer temple of Prang Sam Yot where a large group of macaque live and roam free around the temple. Every year in November the temple hosts the Monkey Festival. If you are travelling to Lopburi in November, or you are planning to come to the Monkey Festival be sure to book both your travel tickets and hotels well in advance as this a popular annual event which attracts large number of Thai and foreign visitors. 

Train times from Chiang Mai to Lopburi:

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06:30 18:05 08:50 17:26 15:30 02:44 17:00 03:22 18:00 04:04

 

Chiang Mai to Sukhothai (via Phitsanulok)

Train Tickets to Lopburi

Train Tickets to Phitsanulok

To travel from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai by train you need to leave the train at Phitsanulok and then take a connecting bus for 1 hour 2 minutes for the 62.7 km journey to Sukhothai. We advise taking Train #8 departing at 08:50 from Chiang Mai and arriving in Phitsanulok at 14:34.

Train times from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok:

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06:30 13:16 08:50 14:34 15:30 22:58 17:00 23:53 18:00 00:47

 

How to Buy Thailand Train Tickets Online

  • Use the BOOK buttons above for Instant on-line booking for trains departing from Chiang Mai.
  • Tickets will be available for collection at the Bossotel reception opposite Chiang Mai railway station on the day of travel or posted to your home address, you can select either option.

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