Bangkok to Khon Kaen

Bangkok to Khon Kaen

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Bangkok to Khon Kaen Schedule

Bangkok to Khon Kaen Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thailand Limo by Datum Comfort Any time฿ 7,260
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD325007:00 - 08:00฿ 1,611
Thai Railway Class II AC 08:40 - 15:30฿ 477
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD325410:55 - 12:00฿ 1,611
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD326012:15 - 13:25฿ 1,611
Thai Airways Economy #TG204414:10 - 15:10฿ 2,342
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD325616:40 - 17:45$ 41.04
Thai Airways Economy #TG204618:45 - 19:45฿ 2,363
Thai Railway Class II Fan 21:31 - 05:19฿ 339
Sombat Tour VIP 33 22:10 - 04:25฿ 650

Transportation from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

Bangkok to Khon Kaen Destination Reviews

A perfectly well-oiled machine. Everything went 100% smoothly. Will always use this service for future train trips in Thailand.
Train #25 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 19, 2022
Happy 😁 no problems
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), May 16, 2022
OK, this is a 2nd-class and 3rd-class train serving rural areas, so that's why is does NOT get a "zero star" rating. The 2nd class compartment seats we had were comfortable, but the air conditioning was turned on FULL BLAST, and could not be lowered or turned off. There were ICICLES on the windows. People were bundled in winter clothes - though there is no winter here. I was unlucky - I had nothing. So I had to move back to 3rd class, where the open air windows made it nice, although the bench seats were awful. In all cars, the smell of open sewage toilets was pervasive and overwhelming - again, so so unusual in some countries. But the thought of actually USING the toilets...boy, it was truly desperation time. It would not take much to put some air sanitizers in there. But for the price, I was willing to suffer for 7 hours.
Train #75 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 30, 2020
It was good.
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Nov 26, 2019
Quick, easy comfortable economy class flight.
flight Economy, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Nov 1, 2019
The service from 12go was really good - they left my ticket with their night security man, so I could pick my ticket up before my 8am train. Good service. The train - 2nd class air con wasn't good - ditto the other comments about the toilets running into the carriage, the noise, the heat - I think that the 'air con' was no more than a ceiling fan.
Train #75 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 3, 2019
Everything was great but just only travelled time to destination was almost 2 hours delayed. However I’m ok w/it because it is my vacation so I have no rush.
Bus Express 30-32, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Jun 4, 2019
The staff in the 12Go office in Bangkok were excellent. They produced our tickets within seconds and explained every detail that we needed to know about the train.
Train #75 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 10, 2019
Everything was ok.
flight Economy, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), May 5, 2019
The trip was very comfortable with generous leg room. Snacks and lunch were provided. Blankets at the beginning of the trip and facial wipes at the near end were also provided. The conductor was very helpful after Intold her I was to get off a town before the booker destination. She kept us updated and well-informed about our slight change of plan.
Bus Express 30-32, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Mar 3, 2019
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How to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

When you want to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 225.21. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 6.75.

How far is Bangkok from Khon Kaen?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. Your trip will be a total of 280 miles (449 km). The flying distance is 242 miles (388 km).

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen?

The travel time from Bangkok to Khon Kaen can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen?

The cost of the trip from Bangkok to Khon Kaen varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 6.75 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 225.21.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangkok to Khon Kaen:

  • Train tickets - USD 6.75 to USD 34.86;
  • Bus tickets - USD 14.22 to USD 18.48;
  • Plane tickets - USD 36.30 to USD 68.26;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 142.74 to USD 225.21.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Khon Kaen?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:05 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:55. There are 59 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 18 trains per day.
  • Flights from Bangkok to Khon Kaen depart during the day - there are approximately 16 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Bangkok to Khon Kaen any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 36.30.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Taking a bus from Bangkok to Khon Kaen is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 142.74.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangkok to Khon Kaen? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 55% users took a plane.
  • 36% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 5% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 4% decided to go for a bus.