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.
All times are subject to change, Please check with the station master where you bought your ticket or call 1690.
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TICKET PRICES AND HOW TO BUY THEM
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.
|1ST CLASS||2ND CLASS|
|Nakhon Sawan||1,218 baht||1,018 baht||2,018 baht||810 baht||710 baht|
|Phitsanulok||1,354 baht||1,154 baht||2,154 baht||889 baht||789 baht|
|Sila At||1,427 baht||1,227 baht||2,227 baht||922 baht||822 baht|
|Den Chai||1,491 baht||1,291 baht||2,291 baht||967 baht||867 baht|
|Nakhon Lampang||1,572 baht||1,372 baht||2,372 baht||1,004 baht||904 baht|
|Khun Tan||1,602 baht||1,402 baht||2,402 baht||1,018 baht||918 baht|
|Lamphun||1,635 baht||1,435 baht||2,435 baht||1,033 baht||933 baht|
|Chiang Mai||1,653 baht||1,453 baht||2,453 baht||1,041 baht||941 baht|
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