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Bangkok-ayuthaya-chaing mai

Posted by worldbound on 2/3/2011 at 20:49

Is it possible to take a train (or bus) from Bangkok to Ayutthaya one day. Spend a day or two in Ayutthaya and then catch anonother train (hopefully overnight) to Chaing Mai?

I'm having trouble finding a train that goes from Ayutthaya to Chaing Mai.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 2/3/2011 at 23:50

No problem, just buy two seperate train tickets. See the schedules on http://www.railway.co.th/English/Time_HTML.asp and more information on http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm

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Posted by exacto on 3/3/2011 at 01:41

worldbound,

i'm a big fan of the ayutthaya stopover on the way to chiang mai. just as Bob says, you'll need to get two tickets - one from bangkok to ayutthaya (by bus, train, or boat) and the second for the train from ayutthaya to chiang mai.

the overnight sleeper trains that make the run from ayutthaya to chiang mai all start in bangkok. but you can purchase just the ayutthaya to chiang mai fare and save at least a few baht that way. your best bet is to purchase the overnight sleeper train ticket as far in advance as possible, since those sleeper berths fill up quickly anymore. the websites Bob recommended should do the trick. if you can, splurge on a first-class compartment. it make for a great experience for far less than you'd pay in europe or elsewhere.

you might get a few useful details from this too: https://www.travelfish.org/feature/82

have a great time. cheers.

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Posted by worldbound on 3/3/2011 at 21:19

EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thanks to both of you!

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