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The night train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

January 14th, 2010

A good and inexpensive way to travel in Thailand is by train and especially when you have to travel longer distances the night train is a real invention.

To get from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai we bought some tickets for the night train. We thought nobody would be getting on that train so we bought the tickets the evening before. Unfortunately the train turned out to be fully booked!

Houses alongside the railroad Houses alongside the..

It would be possible to get a third class seating ticket but as soon as we found out what that meant we decided to prolonge our stay in Ayutthaya to be able to get a sleeping cabin the next day. There was no way I would be seating on a wooden bench for an entire night while driving through the rural outback of Thailand!

Once we had purchased the tickets for a sleeping cabin we felt much better and I was quite excited about travelling to Chiang Mai on the night train. The whole journey went really smoothly and we saw some amazing scenery. Sure, you might want to close your eyes on some tracks but you can't appreciate the things you haven't feared first!

Getting off the train was the tricky part as the train doesn't stop at the station but about 300 meters further in the open field! In the end it was a great adventure and the perfect way to say goodbye to Ayutthaya.

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Travel Tips for Chiang Mai Thailand:

Where to stay in Chiang Mai: The Chiang Mai Boutique Hotel

What to do in Chiang Mai: Take a night train to get to Chiang Mai

Where to eat in Chiang Mai: On the train or buy some snacks

Travel Pictures of Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Houses alongside the railroad Houses alongside the railroad
  • Looking out of my train window Looking out of my train window
  • To Chiang Mai on the night train To Chiang Mai on the night train
  • Cows on the road to Chiang Mai Cows on the road to Chiang Mai
  • Thai scenery from the train Thai scenery from the train
  • Scenery in North Thailand Scenery in North Thailand
  • Photos of Rural Thailand Photos of Rural Thailand
  • Pictures of the train ride to Chiang Mai Pictures of the train ride to Chiang Mai
  • Taking pictures from the train Taking pictures from the train
  • Pictures of rural Thailand Pictures of rural Thailand
  • From Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai From Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
  • On the night train On the night train
  • Finally arrived in Chiang Mai Finally arrived in Chiang Mai

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Name: Antonio
Age: 58-65
Travel type: Couples vacation

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The night train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Continent: Asia
Country: Thailand
City: Chiang Mai
Period: Nov '08-Jan '09
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Liked: The comfort of the sleeping cabin
Disliked: Missing the first train
Trip Rating: Good

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