Trains from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya

The train is a great way to travel the long distance from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya has no more airport so the only alternative is to either fly via Bangkok or take a bus or minivan. Travel by day on the train to enjoy the scenery or travel by night and save money by booking a sleeper berth rather than pay for a night in a hotel.

Train Times from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya

There are 5 train services a day from from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya.

TrainChiang MaiAyutthayaService
808:5018:05Special Express
1417:0004:53Special Express
1018:0005:27Special Express
  • Train #8 departing at 08:50 is the fastest train service from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya and is scheduled to take only 9 hours 15 minutes to complete the journey.
  • The slowest service from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya is Train #102 which departs at 06:30, and takes 12 hours 44 minutes to reach Ayutthaya.

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The train journey from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya passes some fantastic scenery. The fastest service is Train #8 which departs from Chiang Mai at 08:50, is the only train which is scheduled to complete the entire journey in daylight hours providing passengers to enjoy views of both the mountain range South of Chiang Mai and the flat Central Plains of Thailand.

Ticket Prices from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya

By purchasing your tickets online you can guarantee your seat on the train of your choice. In Thailand the best train tickets, particularly 1st and 2nd Class A/C Sleeper seats, often sell out before the day of travel.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
1st Class A/C Single Sleeper2,198 THB1,898 THB
1st Class A/C Sleeper1,648 THB1,398 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper1,046 to 1,106 THB796 to 856 THB
2nd Class A/C Seat866 THB616 THB
2nd Class Fan Sleeper831 THB556 THB

The service fee for purchasing tickets online is 250 to 350 THB extra on  top of the actual price of the ticket.

About Train Travel from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya

To enjoy the views on the way book Train #8 which departs at 08:50. The other departures travel overnight and sleeper berths can be booked. The best overnight service is Train #10 departing at 18.00 from Chiang Mai because this train uses the brand new passengers carriages introduced late 2016 which are much more comfortable than the other older carriages on other trains.

Wat Phra Si Samphet in Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Si Samphet in Ayutthaya

Some visitors opt to arrive early in Ayutthaya by overnight train and spend only a single day visiting the historical park before travelling to Bangkok to stay the night. A day is long enough to visit the historical park, but not long enough to also visit nearby Bang Pa-In Palace. An overnight stay in Ayutthaya is required to see all the main historical sites in the area.

Chiang Mai Train Station

Chiang Mai Railway Station is 3.7 km from the Tha Phae Gate in Chiang Mai’s Old Town and about 1.9 km walking distance from Chiang Mai’s night bazaar area. Expect to pay around 100 THB for the trip from the Old Town and slightly less from the riverside area near the night bazaar.  There are some restaurants and small shops in, or near, the railway station to buy some drinks and snacks for the journey.

Location of Chaing Mai Railway Station

Google Map of Chiang Mai Railway Station

Taxis from Ayutthaya Train Station

Ayutthaya Railway Station is located outside the old town centre on the other side of the Pa Sak river, 4.4 km by road from the historical park. The tuk-tuk is commonly used as the main form of local transport in Ayutthaya. A journey from the train station to most points within the old town centre should cost around 100 THB.

Ayutthaya Train Station
Ayutthaya Train Station

If you plan on taking another train to leave Ayutthaya onward to Bangkok consider staying in one of our recommended hotels near Ayutthaya train station particularly if you plan an early morning departure.

Location of Ayutthaya Train Station

Google Map of Ayutthaya Railway Station

Hotels Near Ayutthaya Station

Ayutthaya train station is not in the historic town centre and if you have an early train to catch consider staying in one of the hotels near to the train station.

The Krungsri River Hotel
The Krungsri River Hotel

A budget option is Baan Are Gong Riverside Homestay (120 metres from the train station) or for a more luxurious stay try the Krungsri River Hotel (400 metres from the train station).

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