Train 52 is a night Express Train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok offering the cheapest sleeper beds for this route, with both air-conditioned and fan cooled sleeper coaches.
For many people who find the air-conditioned sleeper carriages too cold, this is the train to take, as it is the only overnight service that has these fan cooled sleeper carriages.
New Timetable from 19th January 2023 - Train 52 now terminates at the new Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok (Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal).
|Don Muang Airport (DMK)||04:55|
|Bang Sue Grand||05:10|
This Train operates Daily.
There are four different coach types on this train:
3rd Class seat, fan cooled carriages - very cheap but quite uncomfortable on long journeys.
2nd Class seat, air-conditioned carriages - more comfortable than 3rd Class, but you might as well pay a little extra and get a sleeping berth.
2nd Class sleeper, fan cooled carriages - a really good deal for those who don't like the sometimes too cold air-con.
2nd Class sleeper, air-conditioned carriages - bring along some warm clothes if you feel then cold.
If you do want to travel on one of the sleepers, you should book early and try to get one of the lower berths as they are much more comfortable (wider) than the cramped upper berths.
To see all the fares all the other services from Chiang Mai to Bangkok:
Tickets for this train should be booked in advance if you want to travel on any specific date.
Advance tickets can be booked up to 90 days in advance (depending on the distance travelled).
Tickets are sold from any main railway station within Thailand - for any route.
If you are not in the country or want to save yourself a trip to the station, you can also book online.