Trains from Den Chai to Chiang Mai

By train the journey from Den Chai to Chiang Mai is scheduled to take from 4 to 5 hours depending upon which train you take. Den Chai is the closest train station to Phrae.

Train Times from Den Chai to Chiang Mai

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

TrainDen ChaiChiang MaiService
902:5107:15Special Express
1304:1908:40Special Express
715:2419:30Special Express
  • Fastest Train: The fastest service is Train #7, departing at 15:24, which is scheduled to complete the journey from Den Chai to Chiang Mai in 4 hours 06 minutes.
  • Slowest Train: The slowest of these 5 services is Train #51, departing at 07:17, scheduled to arrive in Chiang Mai 4 hours 50 minutes after departing from Den Chai.

Buy Tickets from Den Chai to Chiang Mai

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Ticket Prices from Den Chai to Chiang Mai

Train tickets from Den Chai to Chiang Mai purchased online are 30 to 143 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at a railway Station in Thailand.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper1,136 to 1,337 THB1,014 to 1,194 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper535 to 894 THB478 to 798 THB
2nd Class A/C Seat130 THB100 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat178 THB148 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat123 to 263 THB93 to 233 THB

Train tickets for services on the busy Bangkok to Chiang Mai route (which passes through Den Chai) are often not available to buy on the day of travel, especially for the 1st and 2nd Class A/C seats which can sell out several days or weeks in advance. Booking online in advance, however, enables passengers secure the best seat types on busy trains.

Location of Den Chai Train Station

Google Map of Den Chai Railway Station

Location of Chiang Mai Railway Station

Read more about Chiang Mai Train Station.

Google Map of Chiang Mai Railway Station

About Travel to Chiang Mai

Most foreign visitors who travel from Den Chai to Chiang Mai by train will be starting their journey in Phrae, which is a moderately popular tourist destination best known for its old teak wood houses and palaces. There are two forms of public transport that you can take from Phrae to Den Chai Railway: minivan and shared taxis.

It’s 28 km from Phrae to Den Chai Train Station and the journey by minivan or shared taxi takes only 30 minutes. You should allow yourself sufficient time to complete the journey before your train departs, as neither minivans or shared taxis depart according to a fixed schedule. Minivans to Den Chai Railway Station depart from Phrae Bus Station (on the Yantrakit Kosol Road) and shared taxi services depart from the road in front of Phrae Vocational College.

Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai
Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Train Station is located 3.3 km to the east of the Tha Phae Gate, which is at the edge of Chiang Mai’s historic Old Town. There are two ways you can travel from Chiang Mai Train Station to Chiang Mai Old Town.

The fastest option is to take one of the tuk-tuks that wait for passengers in the car park in front of the ticket hall. The fare in a tuk-tuk to most locations with the Old Town is around 100 THB, although you should agree the price before you set off to avoid arguments later on.

The cheaper, but slower, option is to walk out onto the main road and wait for a shared taxi, which you will need to flag down. The fare per person in a shared taxi is 30 THB. Shared taxis also pass by the entrance to the Chan Klang Road on route to the Old Town. The Chan Klang Road is part of the popular riverside area which has a wide selection of large modern hotels, as well as lively night markets and large restaurants.

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