Sueksa Tour

Company Information

Sueksa Tour is one of the main operators connecting the northern cities with the Isan region in Thailand. The company is based in the major city in Isan, Udon Thani, with plenty of routes up to north-eastern Thailand and towards the borders with Cambodia and Laos.

Routes served by Sueksa Tour

All the buses on routes operated by Sueksa Tour are VIP buses so you know you'll be travelling in comfort.

Udon Thani to Lampang & Lamphun

From the operator’s base in Udon Thani, you can travel to both Lampang and Lamphun. There is one departure each day from Udon Thani to both destinations (leaving at 20.30 and costing THB840). It takes around 10 ¼ hours to reach Lampang, so you are due to arrive at 06.40, and it’s an 11 ½ hour trip to Lamphun, arriving just before 08.00.

Udon Thani–Chiang Mai

You can also catch services from Sueksa Tour in Chiang Mai. There are daily departures from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani and Nong Bua Lamphu (both leaving Chiang Mai at 20.30 and priced at THB 840). It takes approximately 12 hours to reach Udon Thani from Chiang Mai, so you'd be due to reach your destination at 08.20. Nong Bua Lamphu is slightly closer to Chiang Mai, taking 10 ¾ hours and arriving just after 07.00.

Chiang Mai–Nong Khai

A very useful route for those heading from Chiang Mai to Vientiane in Laos. There is one night bus leaving Chiang Mai at 20.30 and arriving to the border town of Nong Khai before 9.00 the next morning, in time in case you are planning to get to the Thai consulate the same day. Tickets cost under THB900.

In the opposite direction from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai the bus leaves at 19.00 and takes just under 12 hours to get to the destination.

Pros

One of the best things about picking Sueksa Tour is the complimentary food and drink you receive when you arrive at the bus. You'll be given a snack and a bottle of water but then you'll also receive a hot meal later on. This is usually a meal purchased from a street food stall so could be pad thai or something similar. Unfortunately, they don't really cater to different diets, so it might be worth bringing something extra if you have specific dietary requirements.

As all the vehicles used on routes by Sueksa Tour are the newer, roomier VIP buses, these trips tend to be much more comfortable than a journey on a regular bus. There are fewer passengers aboard so it's quieter and you're far more likely to get some rest during the night. Also, there is a good deal more legroom than on other buses so you can really stretch out and have a nap.

Cons

Unfortunately, there are no charging ports on board these buses, this can be annoying when you have a long, overnight journey. It's always best to make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave, in case you need to use it once you reach your destination or if you need to contact someone in case of an emergency.

Most of these VIP buses have a shared TV at the front of the bus and not the individual monitors that you might get on other vehicles. It can be a little aggravating having to listen to the television if you want to read, relax or sleep but it is switched off at around 22.00, along with the lights so it isn't too much of a hassle. Make use of the quiet during the night to get some rest as the lights do come on at around 06.00 and it can often be fairly noisy in the morning as passengers get on and off the bus.

Keep in mind

It can get a bit chilly on buses during the evening, especially as the air conditioning is usually kept on throughout the night. The good news is that Sueksa Tour offers you blankets at the beginning of the journey so you should be fine.

Travellers reviews

Passengers can sometimes find the shared TV onboard a bit disruptive, especially if you find yourself sitting underneath a speaker. But this usually only lasts a couple of hours at the start and end of the journey so you can still get some much-needed rest during the trip.

There are plenty of positive reviews about the comfort onboard these services and it really is worth paying a little extra to travel by VIP bus as you'll have more legroom and a much comfier seat!

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Chiang Mai - Loei
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20:30
Chiang Mai - Nong Bua Lamphu
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20:30
Chiang Mai - Nong Khai
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20:30
Chiang Mai - Udonthani
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Loei - Chiang Mai
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22:45
Nong Khai - Chiang Mai
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19:00
Udonthani - Lampang
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Udonthani - Lamphun
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Sueksa Tour Company Reviews

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222 customer reviews
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99.6% of 4,207 travelers were presumably happy with Sueksa Tour as they left good or no review
SK
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Dec 1, 2019
Had a very pleasant trip, but no light in the toilet
CP
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Nov 11, 2019
Seats were really comfy, and they reclined almost all the way back. Drive was smooth and the driver stopped a few times to have a break for 10 minutes, which I think was really good because there's no way he should have to drive 12 hours straight. Didn't sleep much but that's no reflection on the journey.
JJ
3
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Oct 24, 2019
Driver was very safe. Seats were much more comfortable than an airplane. But, the so-called dinner was a bagful of processed sugar junk food. Really revolting and an insult to good health. For such a long trip, a hot meal should be the norm: rice, vegetables, noodles, etc.
KA
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Sep 10, 2019
The bus trip was great but the bathroom in the bus did not work
GJ
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Aug 26, 2019
The bus seat was slightly uncomfortable, but nothing major. The driving was good and safe, water, food, blanket was provided. No socket to charge your phone through though. The driver collected an extra 40 baht from everyone at the end, I don't know why since I don't speak Thai. I didn't pay but all the Thai passengers did.
AB
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Aug 19, 2019
אוטובוס אחלה עם כורסאות נפתחות והגיע שעה לפני הזמן
DO
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Jun 18, 2019
Plenty of space on the bus, left on time and arrived early. We were given snacks, water and a blanket.
NS
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, May 18, 2019
The bus was in a great condition, one of the best we had taken in Thailand. We have arrived on time. Excellent!
RM
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Feb 21, 2019
This was the first good overnight bus I have taken in Asia! The bus is set up with reclining seats so rather than sharing a tiny bed with some stranger, like all of the other overnight buses in Asia, you have your own space. To top it off the bus actually left and arrived on time! Amazing
JP
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Feb 4, 2019
Good driver, and blankets was avaible for the Night time. Bus arived already 07.30 instead of scheduled time 09.00 very good trip.
RC
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Dec 28, 2018
Big seats and comfortable drive. But baggage side is little dirty. Your bag may get some dust
AC
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Dec 14, 2018
We left on time and arrived early. The bus was older but in good condition. Three across seating with a very good recline and a footrest and I slept well. Blankets provided came in a sealed bag and seemed to be clean but bring a jacket as well as it does get cold. The driver drove at a sensible speed and did not appear to take risks. Would use this service again.
BB
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Oct 28, 2019
Bus was journey was okay and on time
BB
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Oct 28, 2019
On time and quite pleasant
DK
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Aug 7, 2019
Comfortable ride with great service.
TK
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Jun 28, 2019
The price is reasonable and Clean
RD
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Apr 23, 2019
I always book with you excellent
LB
5
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Mar 30, 2019
Nice bus, comfy seats, good driving.
JK
4
Bus VIP 24, Sueksa Tour, Jan 21, 2019
Everything was ok except locked toilet.

Sueksa Tour Stations

Chiang Mai Arcade Nong Bua Lam Phu Nong Khai Lampang Udon Thani 1 Lamphun Loei Bus Terminal Udon Thani Bus Station 2