Train 109 from Bang Sue Grand Station Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a slower Rapid service that offer the cheapest possible way to get to Chiang Mai.
3rd Class carriage seats (fan):
2nd Class carriage seats (fan):
2nd class day and night coach (Air-condition):
If you can handle a long night in a noisy third class seat, this train offers the cheapest way to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai using any transport.
The second class compartments are also fan cooled, but offer more comfortable seats.
By fare most comfortable are the Day & Night carriages.
Lower berths offer the most comfortable sleep and are considerably wider than the upper berths (so they cost more and sell out quickly).
These carriages are air-condtioned and can get quite cold at times, so bring something warm to wear.
All long distance sleeper services in Thailand travel with a restaurant car attached, where you can buy reasonably priced food and soft drinks (no alcohol allowed) for dinner or breakfast.
For information on the railway station in Chiang Mai, please visit the following pages on our site:
As with all trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, you should book your tickets in advance as far as possible if you want to travel in anything other than third class.
Booking train tickets in Thailand is relatively easy and go on sale up to 90 days in advance.
You can by advance tickets from any SRT station advance booking office or ticket counter.