Train number 1 is a Special Express overnight sleeper service that operates daily on Thailand's Northern Railway Line from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and the end of the line.
From November 2016, Train 1 is now operating as Train 9 and will be one of the first trains in Thailand to have the brand new coaches / carriages that have been purchased in from China.
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The trains departs from the main station in Bangkok, Hua Lamphong, but you may wish to board the train at one of the other stations in Bangkok such as SamSen or Bang Sue Junction if they are easier to get to from where you are staying in the capital.
Other services on the same route to Chiang Mai :
Train number 7 - Special Express DRC daytime service >>>
Train number 109 - Rapid day / night sleeper service >>>
Train number 13 - Special Express night sleeper service >>>
Train number 51 - Express night sleeper service >>>
This service is an all air-conditioned sleeper car train and comprises of just Second Class and First Class sleeping carriages.
Most people travelling on this train choose to buy tickets for the Second Class carriages and the sleeping berths are quite comfortable.
The daytime seats are converted into beds and you can choose from either a "lower" or "upper" berth.
The most popular of these are the lower berths as they are wider and more comfortable than the smaller / narrower upper berths.
If you are travelling all the way from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai, the lower bed will cost an extra 90 Baht and is well worth the small extra cost.
You should be aware however, that these beds sell out quite quickly and you should book you tickets as far in advance as possible to secure them (especially during the high season of December to February / March).
If you don't mind paying a little extra, you can book this train online and pick your tickets up at Hua Lamphong Station.
This is ideal if you are not in Thailand, as during the high season this train is usually full all the time and is one of the most popular train journeys in Thailand.
If you want to splash out and travel First Class then you will have to pay a lot more. First Class tickets get you a bed in a two bed cabin with both lower and upper berths.
If you really want to travel away from the rest of the crowds, then you can book a whole First Class cabin all to yourself, but this will cost you an extra 1,500 Baht on top of the fare for the more expensive lower berth.
Please note : This train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai has Ladies and Children only carriages, so if you would like to travel in this carriage make sure you ask at the time of booking.
To see a full list of fares on this and other services heading north, please see our:
Due to the fact that this is a sleeper bed only train, you should only use this service for long distance journeys such as to Chiang Mai, otherwise it works out rather expensive for shorter trips.
This service has a dining car where you can buy you evening meal and breakfast.
The last stop on the Northern Line, Chiang Mai station is located a few kilometres outside of the main tourist area of the city where you will find most of the accommodation.
This main tourist area of Chiang Mai is located inside the old city walls and moat and is known as the "old city."
The schedule shown on this page was correct at time of publication, but may change without notice.
Please check these departure times before travelling by :
Telephoning SRT's 24 hour call centre on 1690.
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