Train number 14 is a night sleeper train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
A Special Express service, the carriages available on this train are sleeper only coaches, with 2nd class and 1st class berths available.
New Timetable from 19th January 2023 - Train 14 now terminates at the new Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok (Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal).
|Don Muang Airport (DMK)||05:55|
|Bang Sue Grand (Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal)||06:10|
This Train operates Daily.
This train operates with the older style carriages, with all air-condition coaches in both 1st and 2nd class.
The carriages are showing their age and are a bit grubby, but are quite comfortable if you can get the lower berth (they are wider and way more comfortable).
If you want a nice new coach, you will have to travel on the more expensive train number 10, which operates the same route overnight to Bangkok, but with newer Chinese made coaches.
Reservations are required for all long distance sleeper trains in Thailand.
You could just turn up at the station and get lucky if there are berths still available, but most of the time during the high season this will not be the case (plus you will be left with the berths no one else wants - ie the upper berths and the berths near the toilets and doors which can be a bit noisy).
So, we would highly recommend you book your tickets in advance - the further ahead, the better.
To book tickets within Thailand you can visit any main railway stations booking office / counter and book tickets on any route within the country.
If you are not in the country (or just want an easier way to buy tickets), your best option is to book your tickets online.
There is a small admin fee to pay, but booking online saves you the time and expensive of visiting a station.
If you have never been to Chiang Mai before, please see the following pages about the train station there:
If you are taking the train all the way to Bangkok, see the following: