Travel by Train from Chiang Mai to Lampang for a celebration

Travel by Train from Chiang Mai to Lampang for a celebration, The Local community Created a special trip for Kids to take the train to travel up to Lampang for a huge celebration for children day.

Chiang Mai Trains and Timetables

Travelling by train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, or in reverse, is a popular budget means of getting between the cities. Slightly more expensive than the bus, and taking longer, the train is a much more comfortable means of travel, especially if you take an overnight sleeper.

Towards the end of 2009 the ageing rail network received plenty of negative publicity owing to a series of accidents and wildcat strikes by the union, poor public perception, mismanagement and lack of investment have put the brakes on modernising this increasingly sidelined service. Fewer travellers are using the train these days.

Invariably the train arrives in its own ‘Thai time’, which is usually up to an hour late. Food and drinks are freely available on board, served to your own seat, at a reasonable price (a meal and drink is less than 100 baht). However, there’s no harm in picking up snacks beforehand on the station concourse.

Planning your own journeys can be tricky, as timings are never absolute in Thailand especially during the peak season. It’s a must to check up-to-date information as well as booking in advance. 12Go Asia is providing the quality of e-tickets for trains, buses, ferries and flights.

here is adequate luggage storage and safety on the trains is, on the whole, pretty good. You are advised, however, to keep your valuables close at hand while sleeping. If your train isn’t air-conditioned, it will at least have fans, but can nonetheless be quite warm. There are no individual compartments (except in first class); the bunks are lined length-ways along the carriage.

The beds are big and comfortable and if you take a bottom bunk, you can awake to the pretty mountain scenery as the train enters the highlands and traverses Doi Kuntan National Park and mountains between Lampang and Lamphun. The top bunk can be a challenge for the claustrophobic and difficult to climb into if you are slightly immobile. It can also be difficult to sleep due to nearby ceiling florescent lights, which remain on throughout the night. Beds are generally made up from 20:00 onwards and broken down about an hour before reaching your destination.

First class trains do have individual cabins, yet the 1,200 baht prices makes them poor value against the emergence of cheap air travel. Nonetheless, they are comfortable and private, can be locked and provide you with your own table, sink, and free drinking water. If you are travelling alone, however, there is no guarantee who you will be sharing with; luckily, people in Thailand are polite and friendly. You needn’t worry about safety among fellow passengers.

There is a safe luggage storage facility at both stations, charging a minimal fee. With 24 hours notice a travel agent can arrange a ticket for you, saving you a trip to the station.

Taxis or tuk-tuks are freely available at both; parking is short at Bangkok station.

TRAVEL FROM CHIANG MAI TO LAMPANG BY TRAINS Thai trains are rarely on time. They usually leave on time from the line departure city and always accumulate a more or less important delay. Train is the c


TRAINS TIMETABLE FROM CHIANG MAI TO LAMPANG Depart. Departure time Arrival Arrival time Chiang Mai 06:30 Lampang 08:37 102 Details Book Chiang Mai 08:50 Lampang 10:41 8 Details Book Chiang Mai 09:30


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