By train the journey from Don Mueang Airport to Den Chai is scheduled to take between 6 and 9 hours depending upon which train service you use. Den Chai is the closest railway station to Phrae.
Train Times from Don Mueang to Den Chai
There are 7 direct train services a day from Don Mueang Airport to Den Chai.
- Fastest Train: The fastest service from Don Mueang Airport Railway Station to Den Chai is Train #7, departing at 09:20 which is scheduled to complete the journey from Don Mueang Airport Railway Station to Den Chai in 6 hours 10 minutes.
- Slowest Train: The slowest of the 7 train services from Don Mueang Airport Railway Station to Den Chai is Train #111, departing at 07:47, and scheduled to arrive in Den Chai 8 hours 43 minutes later.
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Location of Don Mueang Airport Railway Station
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Location of Den Chai Railway Station
About Travel from Den Chai to Phrae
The easiest way to travel from Den Chai Railway Station to Phrae is to take a shared taxi. The distance by road from Den Chai Railway Station to Phrae is 26 km and the journey takes around 30 minutes. Shared taxis wait outside the front of the railway station for passengers alighting from the train. The fare should be around 50 THB per person all the way into Phrae town centre.
Phrae is a charming small town with around 20,000 permanent residents. Phrae has a long history going back possibly as far as the 7th Century. Phrae also had its own ancestral rulers until 1902 when the town was invaded by an army from Burma.
Two of the most interesting tourist attractions in Phrae, Khum Chao Luang and the Vongburi House Museum, are former residences are the royal family which offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives of these regional potentates. Phrae used to be one of the world’s major producers of teak, which made its ruling family very rich and provided a building material for many of the older houses in Phrae. Teak is still grown in the hills around Phrae and the surrounding area is slowly being rehabilitated after several centuries of rapid deforestation.
In addition to the teak houses, Phrae also has some beautiful small temples, such as Wat Phong Sunan, which are also worth visiting. What Phrae doesn’t have, however, is the lively nightlife that would associate with Chiang Mai or Bangkok. The night food market in the town centre is about as lively as gets after dark in Phrae.