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    Train travel from Lop Buri to Chiang Mai

    By train it takes between 9 and 12 hours to travel the 619 km from Lop Buri to Chiang Mai. All overnight trains have sleeper seats available, although you might choose instead to take the day time train as the scenery on route from Lop Buri to Chiang Mai is great. The best overnight train is Train #9 departing at 20:42 which uses the new style of train carriage brought into service in November 2016.


    Train Times to Chiang Mai


    There are 5 direct train services a day from Lop Buri. Train #7 is three carriage sprinter service and food and drink is in included in the ticket price.

    Train Lop Buri Chiang Mai Service
    51 00:31 12:10 Express
    7 10:29 19:30 Special Express
    109 16:23 04:05 Rapid
    9 20:42 07.15 Special Express
    13 22:00 08.40 Special Express
    • Fastest Train: The fastest service is Train #7, departing at 10:29, which is scheduled to complete the journey from Lop Buri to Chiang Mai in 9 hours 01 minutes.
    • Slowest Train: The slowest of these 5 services is Train #109, departing at 16:23, scheduled to arrive in Chiang Mai 11 hours 42 minutes after departing from Ayutthaya.

    Buy Tickets to Chiang Mai


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    Booking in advance is advisable on this route as tickets on the day time train and 1st and 2nd class sleeper berths are in high demand from passengers travelling on the very popular Bangkok to Chiang Mai route, which passes through Lop Buri on the way to Chiang Mai. Trains on this route tend to fill up in Bangkok leaving little space for passengers from Lop Buri who haven’t booked in advance.


    Ticket Prices to Chiang Mai


    Booking online is 250 THB to 265 THB more expensive per person than buying a ticket at the train station in Thailand.

    Seat Type Online Price Station Price
    2nd Class A/C Sleeper 1,091 THB 836 THB
    2nd Class A/C Seat 846 THB 596 THB

    The cheapest way to book in advance is to go to a train station in Thailand a few days before you plan to travel and buy ticket in advance at the ticket counter. However, at certain times of the year, particularly during public holidays and peak tourist season, you may need to book a week or more in advance to guarantee your seat. Ticket availability varies dramatically depending upon which day you plan to travel.


    Location of Lop Buri Station



    Location of Chiang Mai Station



    About Travel from Chiang Mai


    Chiang Mai railway station is on the other side of the Ping River from the popular Old Town and Riverside areas of Chiang Mai where most of the hotel, guesthouses, bars and restaurants are located. When you arrive at Chiang Mai train station you find plenty of tuk-tuks waiting in the station car park which charge 80 to 100 THB to travel to most destinations in Chiang Mai city. Alternatively, you can walk to the main road flag down one of the shared songthaew taxi which ply fixed routes around the city, many travelling past the The Pae Gate in Chiang’s Mai Old Town.

    Monks enjoying the view from Wat Doi Suthep near Chiang Mai

    Monks enjoying the view from Wat Doi Suthep near Chiang Mai

    The majority of bus and minivan from Chiang Mai to destination to the north, west and east of the city depart from Bus Terminal 2 and Bus Terminal 3  which are next door to each 2.7 km away from the train station in Chiang Mai. Thailand’s Northern Train Line goes no further than Chiang Mai and if you want to travel to popular destination such as Pai or Chiang Rai then you need to travel by road. If you plan to travel east from Chiang Mai and into Vientiane via Nong Khai then you might consider flying from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani and then travelling onward to your final destination by train or road from Udon Thani.

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