One of the most common routes travellers take when visiting Thailand is to go from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai to start getting to know the north of the country. This route has become popular as it allows you to get to know these incredible Historical Ruins of Thailand while connecting the route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
To help you plan your route better we have provided the following information with all the options you have to go from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai.
HOW TO GET TO CHIANG MAI FROM AYUTTHAYA BY TRAIN OR BUS
To go from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai you can choose between the two options, train or bus, being very comfortable to make the trip at night.
HOW TO GO FROM AYUTTHAYA CHIANG MAI BY TRAIN
From Ayutthaya you can travel comfortably by train on the famous sleeper trains, which allow you to travel in bed at night. For more information on reservations and timetables, check the following link:
Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai Train ? 24.52-51.02 9h 42m – 12h 35m
→ Air-conditioned second-class seats only 09:48
→ Second class sleeper with air conditioning 19:44, 21:06, 23:35
→ First class sleeping car 19:44, 21:06
→ Second class Women only 19:44
← Air-conditioned second class seats only 08:50
← First class sleeping car 17:00, 18:00
← Second class sleeping car with air conditioning 15:30, 17:00, 18:00
← Second Class Women only 18:00
← Second class sleeper with fan 15:30
← Second class seats only with fan 06:30
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HOW TO GET FROM AYUTTHAYA TO CHIANG MAI BY BUS
From Ayutthaya you can go by bus to Chiang Mai. From the bus station they depart regularly and link both cities. You have the option to travel during the day (buses leave almost every hour), or travel at night by VIP bus. The trip takes about 10 h.
The best way, the most comfortable and with the best quality – price ratio is to go up by night train to Chiang Mai.
If you decide to travel by bus our advice is to do it in the Vip buses. Although they are a bit more expensive, they are much more comfortable than normal buses. The difference in price can be seen in the quality.
Leaving Bangkok early you can visit Ayutthaya in 1 day and that same night you can continue your journey by train. Apart from saving time on your route you get to save one night’s accommodation.
At the bus station and train station you can find luggage drop-off slots.
In high season and during the Songkran or Loy Krathong (Ye Peng) festivals, the bus and train routes are usually full. Our advice is to make your reservation as soon as possible.