Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Train

To travel from Chaing Mai to destinations in the south of Thailand by train, there is no need to travel all the way to Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok.

Instead, you can take a Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Train (located 20 – 25 minutes ride northeast of the city centre), then from Bang Sue Junction Railway Station, you can connect to the State Railways of Thailand’s Southern Line for trains to places like Hua Hin, Chumphon (for boats to Ko Tao), Surat Thani (for boats to Koh Smaui and Koh Phangan, as well as bus transfers to Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi islands on the west coast), Hat Yai and in to Malaysia.

Bang Sue station is also fairly close to Mo Chit Bus Station if you are planning to connect to a bus or minivan service from there.

Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Junction Train Timetable

For the train schedule in the opposite direction from Bang Sue Junction to Chiang Mai click here >

TrainDepArrTypeMore Info
808:5019:03Sp. Ex. DRCInfo>
1417:0005:46Sp. Ex.Info>
1018:0006:25Sp. Ex.Info>

Timetable Notes:
Rap = Rapid
Ex. = Express
Sp. Ex. = Special Express
Sp. Ex. DRC = Special Express Diesel Railcar – (Sprinter Train)

Sometimes it is much easier to travel from Chiang Mai by bus /coach, with many more destinations to choose from and buses travelling directly from Chiang Mai to some popular destinations in Southern Thailand.

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You can also fly from CNX to some southern airports and fares for flights can sometimes be even cheaper than travel by train.

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Ticket Prices on the Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Train

Ticket prices for these trains depends on a number of factors:


Class of travel.

Air-conditioned or fan cooled carriages.

There are set fees for each type of train and A/C added to the basic fare.

So, if you want to travel cheaply, take a slower Rapid service, in a fan cooled carriage.

To see a full price list for all different types on train on this route click here >

Booking Tickets

Advance booking is always highly recommended for all long distance train journeys in Thailand.

You can book tickets on this route up to 90 days in advance from any SRT station.

Or you can book online >

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