Train Booking : State Thailand Railway

Pooh Eco-Trekking operates train booking only for customers who will join our trek.

 

Train tickets can be booked one of 2 ways:

1.Internet booking at www.thailandtrainticket.com OR 2. Via Pooh Eco-Trekking

Now, you can book tickets yourself on-line. This carries an Internet booking fee and also a 3% surcharge when paying by credit card.

Our customers have found the process to be quite complicated and have asked us whether we can help make the booking for them.

Pooh Eco-Trekking are now able to make the booking for you, as part of your tour package. This makes is easy and convenient. For further details of the ticket prices (that includes our administration fee) and booking details, please see below.

Which class of accommodation?
Thai trains have three classes:  1st, 2nd and 3rd.  1st class only exists as modern air-conditioned sleeping-cars on overnight trains.  2nd class comes in seat and sleeper versions, in air-conditioned and non-air-con varieties, and is very comfortable especially on sleeper trains and the air-conditioned express railcars.  Even 3rd class is surprisingly clean and acceptable by European standards, and is an enjoyable way to travel for many shorter trips.  The photos below will help you decide which is best for you.  The sitting and sleeper areas of all trains are non-smoking.

1st Class Sleepers.

1st class sleeping-cars are modern and air-conditioned, with lockable 2-berth compartments with washbasin.  Clean bedding, soap and towels are provided.  The toilet at the end of the car even has a shower (cold water, but very welcome).  Passengers travelling alone share with another passenger of the same sex unless they to pay for sole occupancy.  The berths convert to a sofa for evening & morning use.  A very good choice if you want space and privacy, although the cheaper 2nd class sleepers are perfectly adequate for most people.  On key routes such as Bangkok-Chiang Mai, a steward or stewardess from the restaurant car will come round and take your food or drink order, which will be delivered to your compartment.  You'll be offered a set menu with a few choices, around 150 baht for dinner and 100 baht for breakfast. If there are 3 or 4 of you, you can book two adjacent 2-berth sleepers with an inter-connecting door between them. 

Air-conditioned First Class Day & Night Coach

(Day Time) (Night Time)
(Day Time) Special Expess (Night Time)Special Express

 

 

2nd Class Sleepers

Most western visitors are quite happy using 2nd class sleepers, which are comfortable, safe, and great fun.  Berths are not in compartments, but are arranged 'open plan' along the coach wall either side of a central aisle.  During the evening and morning part of the journey, pairs of seats face each other on each side of the aisle.  At night, each pair of seats pulls together to form the bottom bunk, and an upper bunk folds out from the wall.  The attendant will make up your bunk with a proper mattress and fresh clean bedding, and will hook up the curtains which are provided for each bunk to give you privacy.  2nd class sleepers come in both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned varieties.  The fare for an upper berth is a fraction cheaper, but the upper bunks tend to be narrower.  There's plenty of luggage room, take a bike lock if you want to chain up your luggage for peace of mind.  Security is not a problem, it's a great way to travel which saves time even compared to flying, and saves a hotel bill too.

Air-conditioned Second Class Day & Night Coach.

(Day Time) (Night Time)

 

Bangkok - Chiang Mai

It's easy to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train, for just 1453 baht one-way by overnight sleeper 1st class  or 881 baht 2nd class through the countryside on the air-conditioned express railcar.  Travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by sleeper is effectively faster than flying, far less hassle, far more environmentally friendly, more of a real Thai experience, and saves you a hotel bill, too. Think you don't see much from a night train?  In fact, the scenery on the last third of the trip up into the mountains approaching Chiang Mai is particularly good, and even on the sleeper, watching the sunrise from the train in the morning is wonderful.  And of course, the sleeper train itself is the scenery, a real Thai train with a chance to meet Thai people.

Pooh Recommended Bangkok-Chiang Mai trains sleeper train with most modern cars by night . we provide booking 1st class sleeper (air-conditioned) and 2nd class sleeper (air-conditioned) .

Bangkok to ChiangMai

Check Time table and price 1st-Class
Departure Bangkok
Arrive Chiang Mai
No Train Number Type Classed Dept Arr Price
1 9 Special Express 1st Class 18:10 07:15 1,700
2 13 Special Express 1st Class 19:35 08:40 1,700

(Price includes service charge)

 
Check Time table and price 2nd-Class
Departure Bangkok
Arrive Chiang Mai
No Train Number Type Classed Dept Arr Price
1 9 Special Express 2nd Class 18:10 07:15 1,130
2 13 Special Express 2nd Class 19:35 08:40 1,130
3 51 Express 2nd Class 22:00 12:10 1,130

(Price includes service charge)

Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Check Time table and price 1st-Class
Departure Chiang Mai
Arrive Bangkok
No Train Number Type Classed Dept Arr Price
1 14 Special Express 1st Class 17:00 06:50 1,700
2 10 Special Express 1st Class 18:00 06:50 1,700

(Price includes service charge)

 

Check Time table and price 2nd-Class
Departure Chiang Mai
Arrive Bangkok
No Train Number Type Classed Dept Arr Price
1 14 Special Express 2nd Class 17:00 06:15 1,130
2 10 Special Express 2nd Class 18:00 06:50 1,130
3 52 Express 2nd Class 15:30 05:25 1,130

(Price includes service charge)

 

We highly recommend you to make 60 days advance booking because sleeper trains always fully booked. Please email us : info@pooh-ecotrekking.com to check the availability and to issue the tickets the state railway of Thailand need all passengers information. Full Name, Nationality, Passport No., Age, Gender. To receive your tickets we can send your train tickets to your hotel in Bangkok by EMS postal and send the EMS postal code which you can tracking online for your post status. Or send to your home by international EMS postal and it's costs about 850 baht extra.

 


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