As long-distance trains are no longer travelling to the old Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok you now have to take a Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Train (located 20 - 25 minutes ride northeast of the city centre).
From the new Bang Sue Station, you can travel into the city by the MRT Blue Line or connect to the State Railways of Thailand's Southern Line - for trains to places like Hua Hin, Chumphon (for boats to Ko Tao), Surat Thani (for boats to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, as well as bus transfers to Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi islands on the west coast), Hat Yai and in to Malaysia - or the Northeastern Line to the borders of Laos and Cambodia.
Bang Sue station is also fairly close to Mo Chit Bus Station if you are planning to connect to a bus or minivan service from there.
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Rap = Rapid
Ex. = Express
Sp. Ex. = Special Express
Sp. Ex. DRC = Special Express Diesel Railcar - (Sprinter Train)
Ticket prices for these trains depends on a number of factors:
Class of travel.
Air-conditioned or fan cooled carriages.
There are set fees for each type of train and A/C added to the basic fare.
So, if you want to travel cheaply, take a slower Rapid service, in a fan cooled carriage.
To see a full price list for each train on this route, click on the "Fare>" link in the timetable above.
Advance booking is always highly recommended for all long distance train journeys in Thailand.
You can book tickets on this route up to 90 days in advance from any SRT station.
Times and fares for the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue are shown for information only and may change without notice.
Please check before travelling directly with the State Railways of Thailand by either:
Visiting any railway station within Thailand.
Phoning the SRT 24 hour call centre on 1690