Train 109 is a cheap sleeper Rapid train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, departing Bang Sue Grand Station in the afternoon and arriving very early in the morning in Chiang Mai.
New Timetable from 19th January 2023 - Train 109 now originates from Bang Sue Grand Station (Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal).
|Bang Sue Grand||14:15|
|Nikhom Rotphai Khomo Sip-et||--:--|
|Don Muang Airport (DMK)||14:32|
|Ban Phachi Junction||15:37|
|Pak Nam Pho||18:34|
|Bang Mun Nak||19:18|
|Ban Dara Junction||21:47|
|Pang Ton Phung||--:--|
This Train operates Daily.
Other services on the route between Bangkok and Chiang Mai:
Train number 7 - Special Express DRC daytime service >
Train number 9 - Special Express night sleeper service >
Train number 13 - Special Express night sleeper service >
Train number 51 - Express night sleeper service >
This service operates with 2nd class sleeper coaches and 2nd and 3rd class seat carriages.
All coaches on this service are non air conditioned (fan cooled), so are the cheapest way to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train.
The beds on this service come in either Upper or Lower berths.
During the early evening the seats are turned into beds.
The lower berths are slightly more expensive but are worth the small extra money as they are much wider and far more comfortable, especially on long journeys like this.
To see a full list of tickets prices for this service :
If you are already in Thailand you can book tickets for this service at any station within the country that has a computerised booking system (which is most of the stations that tourists will be visiting).
You can book your tickets up to 60 days in advance.
We recommend you book as far in advance as possible if you want a sleeping berth, as this route is extremely popular during the high season and often full.
If you are not in Thailand and want to make an advance booking, you will have to go through an agent as the SRT do not have an online booking service.
This will cost you a little more, but is the only way to guarantee a bed during the busy times of year.
Alternative travel is to go from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by bus.
Most buses leave from the Northern Bus Station, Mochit with a few other tourist buses leaving from the Khao San Road