Trains from Den Chai to Bangkok

Den Chai is the nearest train station to the town of Phrae, and travel via Den Chai train station is one of the most popular ways to travel from Phrae to Bangkok. Trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok pass through Den Chai. From Chiang Mai to Den Chai it is a train journey of around 4 hours, covering 217 km. If you are travelling from Phrae to Bangkok the smart thing to do is to book tickets from Den Chai Train Station rather than travelling all the way to Chiang Mai by bus to board a train to Bangkok.

Train Times from Den Chai to Bangkok

There are seven direct train services per day from Den Chai to Bangkok.

TrainDen ChaiBangkokService
812:3918:55Special Express
1421:4106:10Special Express
1022:3606:50Special Express
  • Fastest Train: The fastest train from Den Chai to Bangkok is Train #8 departing from Den Chai at 12:36 is scheduled to complete the journey in 6 hours 16 minutes.
  • Slowest Train: The slowest train from Den Chai to Bangkok is the 07:30 departure on Train #112 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 9 hours 50 minutes.

Buy Tickets from Den Chai to Bangkok

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The best overnight train is Train #10 departing from Den Chai at 22:36 which uses the new train carriages put into service by the State Railways of Thailand in November 2016.

1st and 2nd Class A/C sleeper seats are available on Train #10 as well as a smart modern restaurant car with seating. Please note, however, that Train #10 has no freight carriage so you cannot transport bicycles on this train or other items of oversized luggage.

Ticket Prices from Den Chai to Bangkok

Tickets purchased online from Den Chai to Bangkok are 48 to 100 THB more expensive than tickets purchased at a train station.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
2nd Class A/C Sleeper1,066 THB966 THB
2nd Class A/C Seat584 THB486 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat422 THB356 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat287 THB239 THB

The advantage of booking online is that you guarantee your seat without needing to travel a train station before the day of travel to buy the tickets. Train tickets in Thailand, particularly on better trains and for A/C Sleeper seats, often sell out in advance.

Public Holidays in Thailand

Around the time of Songkran (the middle of April), the Loi Krathong (early November) and the Western Calendar New Year (end of December) large numbers of Thai people use train services to visit their families in their home town and village. At these times it is not uncommon for all train seats to be fully booked out a week or more in advance.

Train services in Thailand also get busy during Chinese holidays and Easter and Summer holiday times in Europe.

About Travel from Phrae to Den Chai

It’s 28.8 km from Phrae Bus Station to Den Chai Train Station. By road the journey should take around 31 minutes.

Platforms at Bangkok Train Station
Platforms at Bangkok Train Station

There are two ways to travel from Phrae town to Den Chai.

Minivan from Phrae to Den Chai

The first option is to take a minivan or bus from Phrae bus station which is located off the Yantrakit Kosol Road in the Northern end of Phrae town centre. Minivans leave frequently throughout the day whenever they are full. There are also a variety of bus services. Expect to pay no more than 50 THB.

Shared Taxi from Phrae to Den Chai

The second option is to take a shared songthaew taxi from in front of Phrae Vocational College on the Yantarakit Kosol Road. Shared taxis to Den Chai do not run on a fixed schedule and should cost 40 THB per person for the journey from Phrae to Den Chai train station.

Location of Den Chai Train Station

Google Map of Den Chai Railway Station

About Travel from Bangkok Train Station

Bangkok’s main train station is known locally as Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal which is also the name of the Metro (MRT) station the entrance to which is located to the left hand side of the station building as you leave trains coming into Bangkok. Bangkok’s Metro system connects with its elevated railway system (the BTS) and also the Airport Link which runs from Central Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Location of Bangkok Train Station

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal

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