A new night express train between Bangkok and Nong Khai was launched during November 2016. These trains are using the same Chinese made carriages that were unveiled recently on the Bangkok-Nong Khai, Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani, and Bangkok-Hat Yai routes. Once the dual tracks have been laid, the journey time is expected to be cut by three hours.
The new train has nine “Air-Conditioned Second Class Day & Night Coaches” (180 berths), one “Air-Conditioned Second Class Day & Night Coach with Handicap Facility” (18 normal berths + 2 special berths), one Air-Conditioned First Class Day & Night Coach” (12 berths), and one “Air-Conditioned Restaurant Car” (32 seats).
TIMETABLE: The overnight express train leaves Bangkok Station (Hua Lamphong) at 7 p.m. and arrives in Chiang Mai at 7:00 a.m. The return journey leaves Chiang Mai at 7:00 p.m. and arrives in Bangkok at 7 a.m. the following morning.
PRICE OF TICKETS:
2nd Class: 881 Baht (lower bunk), 791 Baht (upper bunk)
1st Class: 1,453 Baht (lower bunk), 1,253 Baht (upper bunk), and 1,953 Baht (room)
For more information and to reserve tickets you can call the hotline on 1690 or visit their website www.railway.co.th