Trains from Den Chai to Ayutthaya

By train the journey from Den Chai to Ayutthaya is scheduled to take from 5 to 8 hours depending upon which train you take.

Train times from Den Chai to Ayutthaya


When the full timetable is operating there are seven direct train services per day from Den Chai to Ayutthaya.

TrainDen ChaiAyutthayaService
11207:3015:58Rapid
10210:4619:14Rapid
812:3918:05Special Express
10819:0503:19Rapid
5220:2603:38Express
1421:4104:23Special Express
1022:3604:58Special Express
  • Fastest Train: Train #8 is the fastest train from Den Chai to Ayutthaya departing from Den Chai at 12:39 and scheduled to complete the journey in 5 hours 26 minutes.
  • Slowest Train: The slowest service from Den Chai to Ayutthaya is Train #102 departing at 10:46 and scheduled to complete the journey to Ayutthaya in 8 hours 28 minutes.

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4 out of the 7 train services from Den Chai to Ayutthaya have sleeper berths available. The trains which do not have sleeper berths available are Trains #112, #102 and #8, which are all day time services. Train #10 is a fully air-conditioned train with the newest passenger carriages in use on the Thai railway network.

Location of Den Chai Station


  • Den Chai Railway Station is closest mainline railway station to the popular town of Phrae. It’s just over 28 km from Phrae to Den Chai and there are frequent minivan services from Phrae Bus Station to Den Chai Railway Station as well as inexpensive shared taxis which depart from the Yantarakit Kosol Road in Phrae town centre.

Google Map of Den Chai Railway Station

Location of Ayutthaya Railway Station


Google Map of Ayutthaya Railway Station

About Travel to Ayutthaya


Ayutthaya is fairly small city with around 50,000 permanent residents with an interesting history and the best archaeological park in Thailand. Ayutthaya was the capital city of Thailand, then called Siam, from 1351 to 1767. Ayutthaya is believed to have been one of the largest cities in the world during its heyday attracting international trading partners from Europe and the Far East, with various foreign groups setting up their own communities outside the city walls. Ayutthaya’s four century long dominance as the major economic and cultural centre in South East Asia came to an abrupt end in 1767 when the Burmese invaded the city, killing the King, and destroying nearly all the buildings, although importantly the future King Taksin of Thonburi and Kind Rama I of Thailand both managed to escape following the invasion.

Three prangs of Wat Phra Si Samphet in Ayutthaya Historical Park
Three prangs of Wat Phra Si Samphet in Ayutthaya Historical Park

There are temples and palaces to visit all around Ayutthaya, including in the Royal Place at Bang Pa-In 20 km south of Ayutthaya, however, most of the sites worth visiting are located within the Ayutthaya Historical Park on Ayutthaya Island. The centre of the city is described as an island because it’s bounded on all four sides by rivers and canals. The historical park is 4 km by road to the west of Ayutthaya Railway Station. The park covers an area of 2.89 square kilometres and contain 16 attractions, including 13 historic temples. You don’t pay an entrance fee to get into the park itself, but you do need to pay a 50 THB to go into each of the temples. The best three temples are generally considered to be Wat Phra Si Samphet, Wat Phra Ram, and Wat Maha Tat.

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