Train number 8 is a fast Special Express Diesel Railcar service from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and is the quickest of all trains on this route, taking around 11 hours to make the journey to Thailand's capital (at least two hours faster than any other train).
New Timetable from 19th January 2023 - Train 8 now terminates at the new Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok (Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal).
|Pak Nam Pho||16:17|
|Don Muang Airport (DMK)||18:42|
|Bang Sue Grand (Krung Thep Aphiwat)||18:55|
This Train operates Daily.
This sprinter train has only one class of seats - 2nd class.
All carriages are air-conditioned and you are served meals and drinks (included in the price of your ticket) during your journey by an on-board host or hostess.
These meals are okay, but nothing to write home about, so you may also want to take some of your own snacks along with you.
To travel on this train you will need to reserve a seat.
Most, if not all tickets for this service would be sold by the day of departure (especially during the high season), so don't expect to be able to turn up at the station and buy a ticket on the day of travel - you will often be out of luck.
If you do want to travel on train 8, book a seat in advance.
You can do this from any main railway station in Thailand, or:
This rail service originates from Chiang Mai Railway Station and now terminates at the new Bang Sue Grand Railway Station in Bangkok.