Special Express No. 9: Bangkok to Chiang Mai

This is Special Express No. 9 train that goes from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. It leaves at 6:10 p.m. and arrives in Chiang Mai at 7:15 a.m. the next morning. It uses the newer CNR sleeper carriages and so is slightly more expensive than the Special Express No. 13 train that leaves an hour and a half later at 7:35 p.m. (Make sure you get on the right train!) At the moment, there is no restaurant car on this train and you are advised to take your own food and drinks. There is a 7-11 in front of the station and a food shop next door that will do takeaway food for you. Tickets in 1st Class are 1,453 baht for the upper berth, 1,653 baht for the lower berth, and 2,453 to book the cabin if you are travelling alone. In 2nd Class, tickets are 941 baht for the upper berth and 1,041 baht for the lower berth. There is a discount for children. The return journey is made by No. 10 Special Express train.

RELATED LINKS: How to Buy Train Tickets Online | Full information about the CNR Sleeper Carriages


All times are subject to change, Please check with the station master where you bought your ticket or call 1690.

No. STATION Arr. Dep.
1 Bangkok 18:10
2 Sam Sen 18:23 18:25
3 Bang Sue Junction 18:31 18:34
4 Bang Khen 18:43 18:44
5 Lak Si 18:49 18:50
6 Don Muang 18:55 18:57
7 Rangsit 19:06 19:07
8 Ayutthaya 19:44 19:45
9 Lop Buri 20:41 20:42
10 Nakhon Sawan 22:14 22:17
11 Phitsanulok 00:15 00:18
12 Sila At 01:44 01:54
13 Den Chai 02:48 02:51
14 Nakhon Lampang 04:57 05:01
15 Khun Tan 06:01 06:06
16 Lamphun 06:50 06:51
17 Chiang Mai 07:15

Lower bunks are always more expensive as they are slightly bigger and give more privacy. It also has a window with curtains and so you can enjoy the view in the morning while you lie in bed. The upper bunk doesn’t have a window and is nearer to the light which is on all night. It is also nearer to the air-conditioning and so it can be colder. In 1st Class, there are two berths per cabin. If you only book one berth then you could find yourself in a cabin with a stranger. The only way to solve this problem is to book the entire room.

Tickets can be bought 30 days in advance from the official D-Ticket website. Some people have reported trouble using their credit cards on the official website and have told me they prefer the agency website such as 12GO and Baolau which also have a better interface. For more information, please visit my How to Buy Train Tickets page.

Nakhon Sawan1,218 baht1,018 baht2,018 baht810 baht710 baht
Phitsanulok1,354 baht1,154 baht2,154 baht889 baht789 baht
Sila At1,427 baht1,227 baht2,227 baht922 baht822 baht
Den Chai1,491 baht1,291 baht2,291 baht967 baht867 baht
Nakhon Lampang1,572 baht1,372 baht2,372 baht1,004 baht904 baht
Khun Tan1,602 baht1,402 baht2,402 baht1,018 baht918 baht
Lamphun1,635 baht1,435 baht2,435 baht1,033 baht933 baht
Chiang Mai1,653 baht1,453 baht2,453 baht1,041 baht941 baht