22:30 Train to Chiang Mai

A much nicer train than the 14:15 departure, but not as popular as the 18:40 and 20:05 departures. This is the train to use if the 18:40 and 20:05 are already fully booked. Budget conscious travellers should also take note that the cheapest seats of any of the 5 daily trains to Chiang Mai are available on Train #51 departing at 22:30.

Train Information

This train has 2nd Class A/C Sleeper seats. It also has 2nd and 3rd Class Fan Seats, but no 1st Class A/C Sleeper seats.

51Express22:3012:1013 hrs 40 min
Stops:Inc Meals:Sleeper:Dining Car:Freight Car:

The train also has a restaurant car which will open in the morning for breakfast. You cannot order dinner on this train (because the restaurant car will be closed) so take advantage of the food options in and near the train station before you board.

Train 51 to Chiang Mai
Train 51 to Chiang Mai

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Ticket Prices for the Train at 22:30

Booking in advance online costs more than buying the same ticket at a train station in Thailand. However, the advantage of booking online is that you guarantee your seat on the train.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
2nd Class A/C Sleeper898 THB798 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat514 THB428 THB
2nd Class Fan Seat324 THB270 THB

Seat Types on Train #51

There are three types of seat available on Train #51, for more information about the differences between these seats types see our Guide to Ticket Types on Thailand Trains:

  • 2nd Class A/C Seat
  • 2nd Class Fan Seat
  • 3rd Class Fan Seat
2nd Class Fan seats on Train #51
2nd Class Fan seats on Train #51

Train #51 is a busy train. The cheapest seat types are available on this train and this appeals to budget conscious Thai travellers and as well as growing number of foreign visitors and explains the popularity of this train. The 2nd Class AC Sleeper seats are the best ticket to book on this train, and also the most expensive. 3rd Class Fan Seats are an uncomfortable option for a train journey of 14 or more hours.

3rd Class fan seats are the cheapest on the 22:30 train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
3rd Class fan seats are the cheapest on the 22:30 train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Food on Train #51

The restaurant car on this service will not open until the following morning on account of the late departure time. Eat before you get on the train or bring food and drink with you. In the morning passengers will have a choice between eating in the restaurant car or purchasing food from the vendors which the State Railways of Thailand permits to come on the train.

If you are seated in one of the A/C Carriages you may need to take a wonder down the train to 3rd Class to find the food vendors as they often discouraged from plying their trade in the air-conditioned carriages. At large stations large numbers of food vendors will come onto the train selling food and drinks at much cheaper prices, and often better quality, than those offered by the State Railways of Thailand. Popular food from vendors on trains include fried chicken and sticky rice, and pork fried with basil with rice in a plastic container.

Facilities on Train #51

Train #51 has the following facilities:

  • Restaurant Car.
  • Freight carriage for oversized items such as bicycles and furniture. A fee for freight items needs to be paid separately at the Parcels Office at the Train Station on the day of travel.
  • Toilets at the end of each carriage and separate wash basin area.

Train #51 Timetable to Chiang Mai

Train #51 departs from Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal which is the new main train terminal in Bangkok.

BangkokDon MuangAyutthaya
Lop BuriNakhon SawanPhichit
PhitsanulokUttaraditDen Chai
Nakhon LampangLamphunChiang Mai

More Pictures of Train #51

Train #51 is one of the older ‘Express’ service due to be phased out and replaced with more modern trains.

2nd Class Air-Con Sleeper Seat being prepared for the evening time on Train #51
2nd Class A/C Sleeper seats being prepared for the evening time on Train #51

The restaurant car on Train #51 provides food from the standard Thai railway menu.

Restaurant Car on the 22:30 train to Chiang Mai
Restaurant Car on the 22:30 train to Chiang Mai

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