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!

Sueksa Tour Company Reviews

4.2
148 / 2,969
5 73
4 49
3 15
2 7
1 4
99.6% of 2,969 travelers were presumably happy with Sueksa Tour as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jun 14, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
For those who complains how uncomfortable a long twelve hours journey can be,forget it. The bus has comfy seats,they gave me a small pack with cookies,juice,water and sandwich.Also,It took me eleven hours to reach my destination. I do recommend for those who wants to save money.
May 15, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★☆☆
Nadie sabia el nombre de la compania. Nos hicieron ir de un lado al otro varias veces. Despues normal
May 9, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
For an overnight bus service this was perfectly doable. The seats were comfortable enough to sleep and it was nicely air conditioned. Was not a fan of the choices for snacks though. Some fried rice would have been enough for me.
Apr 30, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Exceeded expectation. Wide, reclining, comfy seats. Aircon is chilly but they provide blankets. Snacks and water provided and arrived half an hour early. We slept most of the trip so went fairly quickly :)
Apr 18, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★☆☆☆☆
I’m still in the bus, and not expected to arrive for another 5 hours. My 12 hour overnight bus turned into a 20 hour bus. No explanation was given. We switched buses after sitting in a parking lot for 6 hours. I would assume the bus was broken, but right when we pulled away, it pulled away. I have requested a refund or credit for another bus ticket because it has cost me and my girlfriend a day of traveling.
Apr 14, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
Very comfortable trip. Staff were friendly and helpful. Toilet wasn't very clean though
Mar 30, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Wide comfortable seats, water and snacks provided.. even a blanket! bus arrived at destination 2 hrs ahead of schedule :) Very pleasant journey.
Mar 28, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
Comfortable. They provide blankets and the air con is very good. The chairs recline a decent amount but obviously you have to respect the person sitting behind you. We got given a bunch of snacks and water which was a nice touch.
Mar 21, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Comfortable , Safety, nice trip.
Mar 16, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
Very confortable.
Mar 12, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
Very good service
Mar 11, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Comfy! Slept well for being on a bus. Would take again.
Feb 21, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★☆☆
Everything was good. Left on time and arrived almost as stated... There were a few stops to let off/on locals along the way but the seats were comfy...provided snacks And water which was a nice touch
Feb 19, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Very comfortable coach. Staff look after you. Great price
Feb 12, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Great service, had a comfortable journey.
Feb 9, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
The best bus I have ever been on in my life.
Feb 5, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★☆☆☆
old bus quite noisy , could not sleep
Feb 2, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Awesome service Very nice chairs, went back far enough for you to sleep on, didn’t fell the journey at all, would use again.
Feb 1, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
The bus did end in Terminal 2 Udon Thani instead of 1, which is 4km away. We had to take another Tuk Tuk there. In the bus was no dinner just snacks. But the drive was comfortable.
Jan 28, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Very comfortable, food and drinks provided! We were very happy with the service, being typical Brits, we weren’t aware that this bus doesn’t take you across the boarder to Laos but it was an easy process! I would read https://www.travelfish.org/transport_detail/laos/vientiane_and_surrounds/vientiane/vientiane/51 and https://www.renegadetravels.com/get-nong-khai-vientiane/ for information about crossing the boarder! Would definitely ride with Sueska again!
Jan 18, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Very nice bus, professional staff that drive safely. Highly recommend!
Jan 6, 2018
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★☆☆
We departed and arrived on time, which is great. However they messed up the food, and some people barely got enough to eat.
Dec 31, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Great and reliable service. Wear warm clothes for the air condition.
Dec 23, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
The food could be better for such a long trip but nice staff and very comfortable bus !
Dec 21, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Super comfy, slept straight through the night!
Dec 16, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
Good trip, good service. Would use again. Downsides: no power/USB charging in the seats, massage seats did not work, supplied blankets were not quite warm enough for the super-hi-power air conditioning... I was glad I brought my own blanket!
Nov 29, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
We had never so a nice and clean bus like this in Asia. The service was perfect, the bus - except the toilet - was clean and comfortable. We were wondering that we also get a food package. We can recommend this company to all !
Nov 29, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★☆☆
No longer stop for eating, toilet, walken. Many people were waiting for toilet, but all doors were locked. Nö english anouncements.
Nov 25, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Easy.
Nov 1, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Very comfortable, wide chairs that reclined and allowed me to sleep and wake up feeling surprisingly rested. I felt really safe with the driving. A nice snack was provided, and I very much appreciated the toilet even though it was far from clean. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
Oct 21, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
Was very nice and comfortable, though changing buses happened a bit abruptly and caused some confusion. Would defenitely reccomend and ride again.
Oct 16, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
Comfortable bus trip with large reclining chairs. Bus actually left Chiang Mai before scheduled time. Bus clean with blankets and a small snack.
Oct 7, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
The bus was clean, but the attendant was very hands-off. I had children with me, but they still left the door open when people were smoking right outside the door, turned the cabin lights on and had conversations in the back during the very early hours. I'd use the service again but would prefer a different bus.
Sep 10, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
It was a very good ride. We left Chiang Mai on time and arrive to destination half an hour earlier than scheduled. The staff was kind and helpful and, considering it was a bus ride, it was comfortable and nice.
Aug 27, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Fantastic drive. Comfortable, the free food was great and we arrived on time.
Aug 21, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
very comfortable
Aug 19, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Very comfortable!
Aug 4, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★☆
Generally good. The only thing I would add is USB chargers for the phones. It's the first company I travel with in Thailand that doesn't have that.
Jul 29, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
It was a really uncomplicated and confortable journey. Thanks for that!
Jul 26, 2017
bus VIP24, Sueksa Tour
★★★★★
Everything is good!

Sueksa Tour Stations

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