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.

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

  • 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?

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:44 am

    1. Longer term stays in Chiangmai or Bangkok

  • 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.


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