The 19.35 departure is the Family Train. It is the joint quickest of the four overnight trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, with some of Thailand’s most family friendly passengers carriages.
2nd Class A/C Sleeper seats on this train have a very distinctive configuration with 4 seats facing each other creating partially enclosed spaces within the carriages.
|13||Special Express||19.35||08.40||13 hrs 05 min|
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This is very popular with families and larger groups because of improved privacy from the other passengers on the train. If you plan to take this train book early as the sleeper seats in particular often sell out long before the day of travel.
Buy Train Tickets to Chiang Mai
Use the Search Box below to find tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Tickets can either be posted to you or collected in Bangkok at an office very near the main train station.
Ticket Price for the Train at 19.35
|Seat Type||Online Ticket Price|
|1st Class AC Sleeper||2,253 THB|
|2nd Class AC Sleeper||1,091 THB|
Seat Types on Train #13
Train #13 is a fully air-conditioned train with two types of seat available:
- 1st Class Single AC Sleeper
- 1st Class AC Sleeper
- 2nd Class AC Sleeper
Train #13 is one of the most comfortable trains operating Thailand with only 1st and 2nd Class Sleeper seats available. There are no 3rd Class or seat only on this train for budget conscious travellers. In 2nd Class there is privacy curtain for each group of 4 sleeper berths making this an ideal train for families. The partitions also help reduce any noise you might hear during the night from neighbouring bunks.
Food on Train #13
Train #13 has a restaurant car serving the standard State Railway of Thailand food, which is a little overpriced and mediocre although edible. They also sell soft drinks but not alcohol which is banned on all Thai trains. The restaurant stays open until about 22.00. Food vendors are not allowed on this train so consider stocking up on food at Bangkok Train Station before you board the train, or better still eating at local restaurant before you board the train.
Facilities on Train #13
Train #13 has both a restaurant car and a freight car. Passengers on Thai trains are not permitted to carry oversized items onto passenger carriages, and this includes bicycles. If you need to transport a bicycle or other large item Train #13 has freight car where you place it. A fee for freight needs to be paid for separately at the Parcels Office at the train station on the day of travel before you board the train. For bicycles you pay the fee at the Parcels Office and then take the bicycles to the freight car yourself. For other types of parcel you leave it at the Parcels Office after you pay the fee and the train staff will load and unload your parcels for you. There two toilets at each end of the passenger carriages, one Thai style and the other European style.
Train Timetable to Chiang Mai
|Bangkok||Sam Sen||Bang Sue||Nikhom Rotphai||Bang Khen|
|Lak Si||Don Muang||Rangsit||Ayutthaya||Ban Phachi|
|Tha Rua||Ban Mo||Lop Buri||Ban Mi||Chong Khae|
|Ban Takhli||Nong Pho||Nakhon Sawan||Pak Nam Pho||Chumsaeng|
|Bang Mun Nak||Taphan Hin||Phichit||Bang Krathum||Phitsanulok|
|Phrom Phiram||Nong Tom||Phichai||Ban Dara||Tha Sak|
|Tron||Uttaradit||Sila At||Den Chai||Ban Pin|
|Mae Mo||Nakhon Lampang||Khun Tan||Lamphun||Chiang Mai|