About Budsarakham Tour

Quick company Intro
Budsarakham Tour runs buses to a range of destinations in Thailand. Most of these buses have VIP ticket options which mean that you can pay for more comfortable seating. The central hub for the company is located in Bangkok.

Buses services do not include hotel pick up and drop off is usually at the main town or city bus station. Many of the buses also run overnight as the journey times can be long.

Routes served by Budsarakham Tour
There are a variety of routes served by Budsarakham Tour although some of these are subject to seasonal changes so make sure to check ahead. Routes that are currently in operation are as follows:

Bangkok–Nong Khai

Travelling from Bangkok to Nong Khai is popular with those who are planning either to embark on a road journey along the border with Laos or to cross the border and get to Vientiane.

Tickets are between THB450 and THB600 and buses leave twice daily at 7 pm and 8.30 pm. The journey takes approximately 9 hours. Note that these buses arrive at 4 am and 5 am in Nong Khai. It leaves you with enough time to get to Vientiane in the morning to submit documents for your Thai visa should you need one.

Once in Nong Khia, you can buy a ticket for one of the departures with Transport Co Intl who operate buses along the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge.

Nong Khai–Bangkok

Similarly, Nong Khai to Bangkok ticket is a convenient oprtion to get back to the capital of Thailand. Tickets on this service cost up to THB600. Buses leave at 8.05 pm and travel overnight arriving in Bangkok at 5.25 am. The journey takes around 9 hours.

Bangkok–Chiang Mai

Budsarakham Tour also operates buses between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, but these ones normally run during high season only.

Pros
Budsarakham Tour offer a cheap way of travelling between Bangkok and Nong Khai.

Buses travel overnight so although the journey is long there is also the opportunity to sleep most of the way.

Buses are spacious with ample legroom and have reclining seats for added comfort.

All buses are air-conditioned and include food and drinks.

Buses have toilets on board.

You can book tickets online.

Tickets may be cancelled and refunded although this is also subject to terms and conditions.

Cons
Some buses are older models and may not be very clean.

Budsarakham Tour does offer a range of routes across Thailand although these are subject to change and passengers may not be able to book certain routes out of season.

Buses travel overnight and many arrive at their destinations early in the morning around 4 or 5 am. This means that passengers may not be able to check into hotels or find onward transportation easily at their destination due to the unfavourable arrival times.

Keep in mind
You will need to take a printed ticket with you although often this does not correlate to your actual seat which is subject to change.

Refunds and ticket cancellations may not always be possible with this company.

Air conditioning on buses in Southeast Asia can be fierce although blankets are provided. Passengers may still wish to bring their own sweaters or wraps.

The website for this company is only in Thai and as such it is difficult to find information on how to purchase a ticket directly if you are not a Thai speaker.

What travellers say
Some passengers have reported that buses are sometimes delayed by up to 2 hours although often the extra time is made up during the journey. As such make sure to keep plans flexible upon arrival at your destination in case of delays.

Passengers have found that although they have booked VIP buses, these are sometimes old, uncomfortable, and unclean. If possible try to check the bus first before deciding if you want to buy a ticket and will be comfortable on an overnight journey.

Buses also have stewards to help with refreshments and blankets and passengers have reported that they are helpful, speak good English, and are on hand to help with any queries.

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Bangkok - Amnat Charoen
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20:00
Bangkok - Chiang Mai
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17:00
Bangkok - Chiang Rai
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07:30, 07:45, 16:30, 17:30
Bangkok - Khon Kaen
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19:30, 20:30
Bangkok - Mae Sai
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07:30, 07:45, 16:30, 17:30
Bangkok - Nan
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08:15, 13:30, 20:00
Bus VIP
20:30, 21:00
Bangkok - Nong Bua Lamphu
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19:45
Bangkok - Nong Khai
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Bus Express
19:30, 20:30
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19:30, 20:30
Bangkok - Phayao
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07:30, 07:45, 16:30, 17:30
Bangkok - Phrae
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Bus Express
08:15, 13:30, 13:31, 20:00
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07:30, 07:45, 16:30, 17:30, 20:30, 21:00
Bangkok - Ubon Ratchathani
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20:00
Bangkok - Udon Thani
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19:30, 20:30, 20:30
Bangkok - Yasothon
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20:00
Chiang Mai - Bangkok
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20:00, 20:30
Chiang Rai - Bangkok
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08:35, 18:50, 19:05
Mae Sai - Bangkok
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07:00, 17:15, 17:30
Nan - Bangkok
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08:30, 09:00, 18:15, 18:30, 19:15, 19:30
Nong Bua Lamphu - Bangkok
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20:00
Nong Khai - Bangkok
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20:00
Phrae - Bangkok
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Bus Express
11:00, 20:30, 21:30
Bus VIP
12:15, 22:30, 22:45
Ubon Ratchathani - Bangkok
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17:40
Udon Thani - Bangkok
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20:00
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20:00, 21:00

Budsarakham Tour Company Reviews

EB
Bus VIP 32, Budsarakham Tour, Mar 19, 2020
They indicated us on the ticket the wrong station...
KS
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Mar 11, 2020
All good. A very smooth experience. Thank you.
LA
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Feb 25, 2020
Bus left 30min late. They provide a planket, small bottle of water and some sugary snacks on the way. Massasing chairs were nice and comfy. It is silly to make a food stop after 2 o'clock at night, because people are sleeping and it is unhealty to stuff your stomach at late hours. Ginger chicken with rice was cold, and the chicken hard to chew. Otherwise a smooth ride.
MM
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Feb 11, 2020
Small seat no charger old bus
NJ
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Feb 8, 2020
สะดวกสบายดี
AH
Bus VIP 24, Budsarakham Tour, Feb 6, 2020
Good
DC
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Feb 2, 2020
Just not as good as the servise on the way up
LM
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 29, 2020
Asientos duros, bus muy viejo.
NB
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 27, 2020
No problems
IM
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 24, 2020
Very confortable bus! With wifi and USB to charge your phone. A Little to cold on the bus and dirty toilet...
GB
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 20, 2020
A nice way to skip a hotel booking and get to the north of Thailand. There was a lot of legroom and a blanket to keep you warm. The 20min stop was in a local place with dirty toilets, so bring some wet wipes and soap.
NL
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 20, 2020
Malheureusement ont est vraiment laissé à nous mêmes,aucun informations sur les temps d’arrêt aucune communication en anglais seulement en Thaïlandais, et le chauffeur a fumé tout le long du trajet, en conduisant vraiment déplaisant, je ne recommande pas ce service de cette compagnie.
SH
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 19, 2020
Bus was almost an hour late. Stopped at a few places along the way long enough to get something to eat and use the restroom, though there is a restroom on board. Seats are comfortable. Nice scenery along the way. Overall, nice trip.
AV
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 19, 2020
The bus was comfortable but a little bit dirty
SJ
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 19, 2020
It felt safe and relatively on time. So that’s your 2 starts. The bus wasn’t as comfortable as in other trips. The a/c didn’t seem to work, so it was pretty hot until 2 am. When it all of the sudden got really cold.
PD
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 19, 2020
Very uncomfortable journey
ML
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 18, 2020
Comfy, spacious, we slept okay - would give 5 stars but we saw a couple of small cockroaches by our feet and lots of mosquitoes.
RS
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 13, 2020
Sièges confortables, spacieux, qui s’inclinent bien! (Heureusement rien à voir avec la photo de présentation lors de la réservation). Par contre bus sale, plaid à disposition pour chaque siège qui ne sont pas propres, les toilettes je n’en parle même pas ... retard de 30 min dès le départ, arrivé également avec 30 min de retard. Petite collation offerte.
BG
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 12, 2020
Not comfortable at all for an overnight bus. Also not much room very cramped.
AB
Bus Express, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 12, 2020
Great bus ride. But Your website says morchit station rather than Mo Chit station, making it harder to find on maps!
SA
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 10, 2020
the bus was very cold at night and stoped in every city. the bus was late for 30 min
CR
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 6, 2020
Great trip. We got to Morchit bus station and we exchanged our e-ticket for a paper ticket at the ground floor of the station. We were supposed to leave at 8.30, but we actually left at 9. Not a problem, since the bus arrived on time in Chiang Mai. We stopped once, around 11 am, for lunch and toilets. The bus was very comfortable and the driver drove very well. I am very picky and I would do the ride once again, even if it took 11 hours.
LT
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Jan 5, 2020
Le bus est parti avec plus d'une heure de retard
OP
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Dec 19, 2019
Very confy bus!!! Only bad point there was a lot of water on the floor in the toilet and also the door was always open. But Nice staff and 5stars for the confortable side.
RI
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Dec 14, 2019
Nice trip, the sitting place are comfortable, you will find snacks and water
OP
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Dec 11, 2019
Nice driver, Nice vehicule! Perfect ride.
RS
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Dec 5, 2019
Easy exchange of voucher and ticket, bus was on time, reclining seats, usb charging, free drinks and snacks! Staff on bus didn’t speak English and weren’t super friendly but it was the best bus I’ve had in Asia all in all.
LM
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Dec 2, 2019
Left the station a little late
MR
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 28, 2019
It was a smooth trip. Had no one seating beside me and almost slept all the way through. One thing though—the lights are super bright! After having it turned off for how many hours and they turn it back on it’s just too much for the eyes. Other than that, the trip was fine. Thanks!
KD
Bus Express, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 22, 2019
The staff was friendly and provided snacks. The ride itself would had been perfect had it not been for the relatively frequent stops and the lights being turned on making it difficult to sleep through the night.
SG
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 19, 2019
Everything gone fine.
LL
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 16, 2019
The driver went in circles. It took to long to begin the trip.
RS
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 14, 2019
Nous avons fait l’aller avec la compagnie en classe express. Le retour était sensé être en VIP. Nous avons cependant eu le même bus, le même équipage et les mêmes prestations. Sur les sites on nous explique que la classe VIP implique moins de passagers, des sièges plus larges. De plus les toilettes sentent très fort et incommodent tout le long du trajet pourtant nous étions à l’étage. L’état du bus laisse également à désirer les vitres sont sales. On se demande comment le chauffeur peut conduire de nuit avec un tel pare-brise. Heureusement que l’équipage est très sympathique et fait son maximum pour satisfaire le client. Je ne reprendrai plus cependant cette compagnie notamment pour sa classe VIP qui n’est que mensongère. Nous avons été très déçus car on espérait voyager mieux au retour.
NN
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 13, 2019
Все просто и четко, поменяли в кассе ваучер на билет, пришли на нужную платформу и поехали
DK
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 12, 2019
We used a different operator to get to Chiang Mai and this operator on the way back... 1.) The loos on the bus were unusable and smelled throughout the bus. 2.) The bus stopped several times on the side of the road. (4-5 minutes at a time) 3.) When the bus stopped at a pit-stop there was no one to explain how long we'd have to grab something. 4.) Instead of the bus terminal, the bus stopped at the side of the road near the bus terminal and wanted everyone to get off. We're grateful that we arrived safely, but if we had taken this bus for the first part of the trip then we would have considered a different transport option for the way back.
GC
Bus Express, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 12, 2019
I lost my glasses in your bus I left them in my seat when leaving, how to recover them, thank you
YO
Bus Express, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 12, 2019
USB充電とWiFiが使えるのかよく分からなかったです。バス内は快適で、運転も安心でした。
CJ
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 11, 2019
Shock absorbers of the bus are out of service!! Dangerous on a trip of 12 hours...
KK
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 11, 2019
快適! ・座席が結構倒れる ・簡単なお菓子と豆乳(笑)が着いてくる ・休憩所で半券と引き換えに飲み物がもらえる ・35Lバックパックを持持ち込んで乗れるスペースがある(1F1番前の席だったから?) マイナス点 ・USB差し込み口はあるが充電ができない ・機能してないので飾りと化してるテレビと時計(笑) マイナスが気にならないくらい快適でした!
RS
Bus Express, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 10, 2019
Nous sommes partis avec une heure de retard. Beaucoup d’agitation et de cohue quai non respecté. Sinon le voyage était correct.
SF
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 9, 2019
Bruyant, le chauffeur a mis la musique toute la nuit, j’etait assise juste au dessus de la place conducteur... De plus, un premier arrêt pour qu’il aille fumer en nous laissant enfermés sans rien nous dire , alors qu’on a fait un pause pas longtemps après...??! Sinon on avait un petit encas et des couvertures, ça c’était bien!A signaler aussi qu’il y avait un trou dans le pare-brise qui était bien éclaté... limite dangereux, non? Mais bien arrivés à Chiang Mai!
RM
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 9, 2019
I've done several VIP bus rides and this was the worst by far. We left the station 40 minutes late because our VIP bus sat empty at the station and they switched us to another broken down bus. The seats were far too close together, the bathroom hadn't been cleaned in, likely, weeks and the front window was all smashed in by what looked like a couple bird collisions. I am very grateful that we didn't hit anything else as it would have come right through that windshield that had 0%integrity left and likely killed someone in the front row... I will never use ASIA2GO again.
KZ
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Nov 1, 2019
It was ok. The chairs were reclining. The only thing was that I felt extremely uncomfortable sitting next to a smelly man. It is ok for a short journey but the whole night was a bit much. I know the company cant help with the smell but I would have felt much more at ease if a woman sat next to me. I would recommend this to the company. Id assumed this was always the case but Id request it if I ever choose the company again.
QJ
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Oct 22, 2019
车晚点了,这辆车车内环境非常不好,卫生间味道特别大,毛毯没有给,要求重新也没有给我。
MD
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Oct 17, 2019
Thanks
EA
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Oct 15, 2019
Our buss got broken so we needed to wait 3 hours middle of nowhere but the drivers worked hard to fix the buss and called another buss to pick us up eventually got back to bkk just few hours later than planned
PK
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Oct 8, 2019
Bus had technical issue but staff was good. We got late by 4 hours.
MS
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Oct 1, 2019
Lots of rattling noises, Seats were too close together, and it was too hot inside
NS
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Sep 26, 2019
The driver was great, the hostess helpful and the bus itself was comfortable and authentically as the company advertisers
NK
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Sep 21, 2019
The bus was one hour late, no one knew about the company. It should be vip class, but with low quality. Also the drivers didnt make stop for break and option to go out for a while. They made a safety stop, but the passangers (must) stay in the bus
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Budsarakham Tour Stations

Morchit Nan Bus Terminal Surin Si Chiang Mai Sangkhom Nong Khai Na Wang Nong Bua Lam Phu Nam Som Ban Phue Sang Khom Udon Thani 2 Chiang Khong Local Bus Chiang Mai Arcade 2 Song Na Yung Rong Kwang Phrae Pa Tio Amnat Charoen Wiang Sa Udon Thani 1 Khemarat Pathum Ratchawongsa Mae Sai Mae Chan Truck Stop Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai Udon Thani Bus Station 2