Trip to Chiang Mai on the new Sleeper Train

The overnight express sleeper train to Chiang Mai has always been popular. It’s even more so now because of the new carriages from China. If you want to go on it you will have to wait until at least the new year as it is fully booked. I was lucky to be able to ride it on Sunday night at the invitation of the Minister of Tourism. We took the 2nd Class sleeper. The lower bunk was 881 Baht and the upper bunk was 791 Baht. The train left Bangkok at 6:10pm and was scheduled to arrive in Chiang Mai at 7:15am the next morning. The following are the photos that I tweeted live during the trip.

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6 thoughts on “Trip to Chiang Mai on the new Sleeper Train

  • December 3, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Sorry for the above… I just saw you don’t like to answer these kinds of questions….. R.C.

  • December 3, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Hi Richard,

    I graduated from ISB in 1977 and haven’t been back since ’78… mom and I lived on Soi 11 , Sukhumvit, dad lived in Pattaya and managed the Esso Refinery in Sriracha.
    several questions if you don’t mind helping -1.hotel rec in BKK?
    2. Best way to get to Pattaya? hotel rec (moderate price)
    3. If we only visit one island , which one would you rec? and hotel.
    Thx so much for your help-I loved my time in Thailand and look forward to returning.
    Oh, also we’ll arriving in Chiang Mai for a medical mission trip for the underserved in some of the northern villages. Love all your photos!!

  • September 16, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Richard, what number of that new train please? Which one is old, which one is new?..

    I have a ticket to #13.

  • December 9, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Richard, we are booked on the same sleeper on Jan 4th. Your pics were great and we are both looking forward to it. We have been on Thai sleepers before from Bangkok to the border and it has always been great fun.

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:44 am

    1. Longer term stays in Chiangmai or Bangkok

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:43 am

    hello Richard
    i am a Singaporean.
    1. my Thai Visa need to b presented both bF embarking plus arrival in Chiangmai?
    2. is there a longer stay visa for Retirees in Thailand. MM2H Visa holders can stay upto 10 years in Msia. Thailand have similar eg longer than 1- 2 years?
    3. if not how to be able to stay on for 3- 6 months?
    thank u Richard.

    **Chiangmai’s Immigration office is faraway from the city?


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