By train the journey from Chiang Mai to Lampang is scheduled to take 2 to 3 hours depending upon which train you take. This is slower than taking a public bus which will normally complete the journey in 90 minutes.
Train Times from Chiang Mai to Lampang
There are 5 direct train services a day from Chiang Mai to Lampang.
- The Fastest Train from Chiang Mai to Lampang is Train #8 departing at 08:50 and scheduled to complete the journey from Chiang Mai to Lampang in 1 hour 48 minutes.
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If you prefer to travel in an air-condiitioned carriage then we recommend that you book your tickets in advance as the better seats tend to get booked up in advance by passengers travelling to Bangkok, which is the final destination for trains travelling from Chiang Mai to Lampang.
Location of Chiang Mai Railway Station
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Location of Nakhon Lampang Railway Station
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About Travel to Lampang
Lampang, also known as Nakhon Lampang, is the third largest city in the Northern Region of Thailand. Lampang isn’t as popular a tourist destination as Chiang Mai, but does still receive a significant number of visitors most of whom are Thai people. Prices are fairly cheap in Lampang and the atmosphere is more friendly than it is in some of the popular areas of Thailand, and for a lot of visitors that adds to the charm of visiting Lampang.
Another draw for tourists are the horse drawn carriages which can you hire for a tour of the city. Horse drawn carriages were once the main form of public transport in Lampang and the tradition has carried on mainly as a tourist service.
The most interesting attraction of Lampang Province isn’t in Lampang City, it’s Wat Phra That Lampang Luang located 15 km away by road. Wat Phra That Lampang Luang dates back to the 13th Century. This temple has some excellent examples of Lanna architecture, and is fortified, which is unusal for temples in Thailand.
Within Lampang itself the attractions are more low-key. Just to the south of the Wang River is a part of the city where a lot of old wooden buildings remain intact. Before the second half of the 20th Century the majority of the buildings in Thai towns and cities were made of wood. A series of fires during the second half of the 20th Century destroyed many of the country’s old city centre buildings which were then rebuilt using concrete to avoid further fire risk. The communities around the Talat Gao Road look similar to how much of urban Thailand would have looked 100 years ago.
To the north of the Wang River Phitsanulok has interesting temples, such as Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao and Wat Pratu Pong, and more old wooden buildings. The wooden buildings in this part of the city are stand alone houses, some very large, the most famous of which is Baan Sao Nak. Baan Sao Nak was completed in 1895, and is held up by 116 thick teak wood pillars. Baan Sao Nak is considered one of the finest examples of a traditional wooden house in Thailand, and has been visited by the Royal Family of Thailand.