Bangkok to Nong Khai @ train, bus, van, flight Dec 23, 2017

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From Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai by train

08:20
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From Bangkok Chan Tour to Nong Khai by bus

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From Morchit to Nong Khai by bus

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17:35
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From Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane by van

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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Vientiane by flight

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How to get to Nong Khai from Bangkok

What about

It is a real pity that for the overwhelming majority of foreign tourists passing through Nong Khai the provincial capital and the province itself remain just a transit point on the way from Thailand to the capital of Laos. Stretching along the banks of Mekong, Nong Khai boasts the scenery striking with its quiet beauty. Pink sunsets, rural temples and laidback vive are what the region can offer to the traveller who is ready to slow down and to indulge in simple pleasures of life in Isan. Probably the two most well-known attractions of Nong Khai are the surreal Sala Kaew Ku sculptural park (there is a similar creation on the other side of Mekong, too) and the ethereal naga fireballs which are an inexplicable phenomenon observed yearly on the last day of the Buddhist Lent, Wan Ok Phansa. Note that though the backpacking scene is quite modest in Nong Khai, the city still remains the most explored by travellers region of the northeastern Thailand.

Getting to Nong Khai

Getting from Bangkok to Nong Khai is straightforward and easy as the route is well-travelled. There is a direct railway line from Bangkok which passes through Nakhon Ratchasima before terminating at Nong Khai. You have also a wide choice of buses, both governmental and those of private companies. If you are travelling by car, follow Route 2 from Saraburi to Nong Khai which is actually the first Thai highway meeting all the international standards, so the road trip is normally smooth and pleasant.

From Bangkok to Nong Khai by train

Trains to Nong Khai depart from the Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok and cover all the 624 km to the Lao border in 10-11 hours. There are morning and evening trains. Though travelling during the day makes you ‘loose’ the precious day-time of your journey, it is still worth considering as the countryside scenery you are going to pass is idyllic: grazing water buffalos, rice paddies, lively villages and much more. Besides, if you do not bother to book your train ticket in advance, the morning #75 train may be the only option available for the dates of your travel. Note that this train has the 3rd class seats only (air-conditioned, though), and for a lower back of an unprepared traveller it may turn our a challenge to spend on board 9½ hours. The night trip saves you some baht for a hotel room and the whole journey is normally a pleasant experience as you can sleep the whole night through. Even the 2nd class sleepers provide quite comfy seats which fold out into bunk beds, and there are curtains to give you some privacy. Second class AC sleepers go at THB958 and are the first to sell out. Note that #69 train departing at 8pm from Hua Lamphong also offers ladies only carriages at the same price. The first class sleepers cost THB1517 which is a good investment for the most comfortable and carefree ride. If you are on a budget, there are also 2nd class AC seats only carriages (THB453). #69 arrives to Nong Khai at 6.45am. This is the most convenient option for travelling from Bangkok. There is also the #77 train leaving Bangkok at 8.35pm but it arrives to Nong Khai early in the morning (4.15am) and has only second class AC seats.

The train station in Nong Khai is located southwest from the downtown. A tuk-tuk ride will cost you around THB60.

From Bangkok to Nong Khai by bus

The main bus terminal in Bangkok serving the route is Mochit which is in the north of the city. Buses depart throughout the day and differ in the level of comfort, but all of them have a toilet on board, serve snacks and make pit stops at a larger gas stations with multiple forecourt operators. A bus ride is about 9-10 hours long. It is a good idea to take an advantage of night buses which arrive to Nong Khai early in the morning. Budsarakan Tour and Sawadee Esan both operate night express buses and offer similar service which also includes an entertainment program (be prepared to listen to Thai style music!). Generally TV is switched off a couple of hours after the departure, so it is not a problem. There are three Budsarakan Tour night buses – at 7pm (THB479), 8.20pm (THB661) and 8.30pm (THB562). Note that the 7pm bus arrives to Nong Khai in the small hours (3.25am) and the two latter both reach the city at 5am. The Sawadee Esan’s 7.45pm bus arrives at the same time – about 5am – and costs THB551.
From Nong Khai bus station you can either walk to your guesthouse or take a tuk-tuk (about THB50).

From Nong Khai to other cities of Isan

Nong Khai has good bus connections with the other towns and cities of Isan. Buses and minibuses head to Loei, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Phatom and Udon Thani. It is also possible to get to Kanchanaburi (Central Thailand) from Nong Khai.

Getting to Laos from Nong Khai

Nong Khai is a gateway to the Lao capital of Vientiane which is located some 20 km from the border on the other side of Mekong.
If you arrive by train, you can catch a shuttle train which goes from Nong Khai train station to Tha Nalaeng train station in Laos. Buy tickets at the railway station on arrival. Note that Tha Nalaeng is literally in the middle of nowhere, and you will have to make your final 20 km to the capital by a tuk-tuk – and tuk-tuk drivers in Tha Nalaeng are very reluctant to negotiate prices! After arriving to Nong Khai train station walk (or take a tuk-tuk) to the bridge instead. Go through border formalities on the Thai side, cross the bridge (there is a shuttle bus going back and forth over the bridge) and check-in at the Lao side. From there take a tuk-tuk to Vientian which are plentiful and offer reasonable prices.
International buses to Vientiane depart from Nong Khai bus terminal every two hours (THB60). The whole trip takes about 1½ hrs due to border formalities both on the Thai and Lao sides. In Laos, buses head to the bus station in the centre of Vientiane, opposite the Morning market. If you are in a hurry (e.g. to submit your documents to the Thai consulate), you may save some time by hiring a tuk-tuk at the Lao border to go directly to the embassy. Depending on your negotiation skills it will cost you from THB100 to THB200 (you can pay in Thai baht).

Note: If you are heading to Vientiane to get your tourist visa to Thailand, note that effective from November, 13, 2015, there are no more double entry tourist visas. In Vientiane, the only option for a foreigner is a single entry tourist visa which costs THB1000. A long waited for 6-month tourist visa costs THB5000 and can be obtained through the Thai consulate or embassy in your home country only.

The First Thai-Lao Friendship bridge

Opened in 1994, a 1170m concrete bridge connects Nong Khai province in Thailand with Vientiane prefecture in Laos. While crossing the bridge, take a notice of traffic driving on the left side of the road as in Thailand. After the traffic lights at the Lao end of the bridge traffic changes the side of the road and drives on the right side.

Getting around

Nong Khai is a great place for cycling. Traffic is quite limited and the scenery of the countryside near Mekong is beautiful. Many guesthouses rent out or let you use their bicycles for free. You can rent a scooter (THB200-THB250 per day), which will make your life in the city much easier and will be a good companion in your explorations. A tuk-tuk ride around the city costs from THB40 to THB60. There are taxis, too, but you have to negotiate the cost of your trip in advance. If you are planning to go to Sala Kaew Ku, all the eastbound local buses from the bus station pass close to it (THB10).

Where to stay

The majority of budget accommodation is located near the riverfront. You can easily walk to this area from the bus station or use a tuk-tuk (THB50). There are several nice digs around the town, too, but they are generally not so atmospheric as those at the banks of Mekong. The quality of guesthouses and prices are among the best in Isan. The cheapest rooms go at THB300 and offer both air-conditioning and hot water.

Activities

Visiting Nong Khai is a meditative experience. Watch the sunset over the Mekong River, sample some local food and admire intricate rural temples on the riverbanks west of the city. Nong Khai is famous for its colourful festivals, so try to adjust your schedule accordingly. There is the unique week-long Anou Savari Festival in March, the Rocket festival in May or June, the Candle festival marking the beginning of the Buddhist Lent (normally in July), and the mysterious Naga Fireballs festival at the end of the Buddhist Lent in October.

Sala Keaw Ku sculptural park occupies the upper lines in every Nong Khai visitor’s program. Built in 1996, it cannot be considered a monument of great historical or architectural value, but weird sculptures featuring Buddhist and Hindu mythical creatures do impress.

Every Saturday the colourful Nong Khai night market fills the Riverside Promenade with local handicrafts, mat mee cotton and delicious food. Do not miss it if you are around during the weekend. During the rest of the week you can find the latest imports from Lao and China in Tha Sadet market, aka Indochina market.

There are nice temples in Nong Khai, some of which show a slight Vietnamese influence. The holiest temple of the region is Wat Pho Chai which holds a gold and bronze Buddha statue, Luang Pho Phra Sai. The statue has a beautiful legend behind it and is considered to be one of the three holy images of Buddha which had belonged to the daughters of the King of Lao until King Rama I sacked Vientiane. The second statue was lost in the waters of Mekong during transportation to Thailand and the third one is kept in Bangkok.

Passenger reviews out of total 9,606 passengers traveled with us on this route

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★★★★★ Dec 18, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
As a couple, we asked for lower berths directly across from each other - and that is what we got. Very clean and comfortable. Good thing that 12go sent follow up email or we wouldn’t have known that ticket pick up ends at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.
★★★★☆ Dec 16, 2017 (bus VIP, Chan Tour)
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (train #25 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Really convenient ! I bought the ticket online with 12Go. I went to the office to pick it up at noon .The 2nd class for women only compartment is very cosy. Sleepers are very large and comfortable. Left on time, arrived in Nong Khai at 7h. Smooth and cheap way to arrived in Laos - Vientiane.
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Ok
★★★★★ Dec 10, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 3, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy, Comfortable. On time. Though I do miss the rough and ready vibe of the old trains
★★★★★ Nov 30, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 22, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 22, 2017 (bus Express, Sawadee Esan) :
Fast, cheap and comfortable. It arrived one hour before. It's better to bring something warm with you. Air conditioning is strong.
★★★★☆ Nov 20, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 19, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was very smooth and professional.I would advice the agency to anyone!;) Just the ac in the train was pretty intense.
★★★★★ Nov 19, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Terrific service from 123 go tickets waiting for us no hassles even refunded some money they over charged me. Pity that Thai railways couldn't maintain this high standard of service as our train was almost 2 hours delayed I would recommend this company to any one
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very impressive first class sleeper compartments and on-time schedule.
★★★★☆ Nov 18, 2017 (train #77 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Train is not very clean. The light was left turned on the whole night.
★★★★★ Nov 15, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 14, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was our first time on a sleeper car, and it was a great experience! The tickets were very easy to pick up. The train was brand new, very comfortable, and service was great.
★★★★★ Nov 14, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very convenient ticket pick up.
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent everything went very smooth Travelled in carriage for Ladies nice and quiet Very clean train Can easily recommend 12go super service
★★★★☆ Nov 9, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Lovely room, great to sit and relax and be to ourselves. Would have been 5 stars but the aircon is too cold and can't be changed...
★★★☆☆ Nov 9, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
There were a lot of cockroaches in the bus. The trip took a little longer than we expected, around 12 hours. Other than that okay.
★★★★★ Nov 6, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything perfect ! Thanks a lot :-)
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 3, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable
★★★★★ Oct 29, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable train good information
★★★★☆ Oct 27, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The tickets were Good arranged by 12go. We had one bed above the other one and got 100B in return due to the lower price of the upper bed. Did Not get a lot of sleep due to the many stops en shaking of the train.
★★☆☆☆ Oct 26, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
The seats were comfortable however there were bugs crawling all over the floor all night. The driver was basically flooring it when I woke up halfway through and we arrived at Udonthani at 5:30 am instead of at Nong Khai at 4:40 am. They said it was Nong Khai so we got off, figured out it wasn't, then realized the bus had already left. Luckily one of the workers got us on another bus to Nong Khai for an additional 50 Baht and we were able to go through immigration from there. Comfort: 5 Price:4 everything else: 1
★★★★★ Oct 25, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good service will use again
★★★★★ Oct 21, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The owner and the staff were very accommodating and pleasant. Moreover, they're very helpful with the other things you may need for travel.
★★★★★ Oct 21, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
it was so comfortable sleeping train.
★★★★☆ Oct 18, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The state of the room was far better than anticipated. It was simply lovely to sit and watch the city then countryside passing by. The screen seemed to be a bit of a waste of time and, apart from GPS, the buttons didn't seem to do anything-we weren't there to watch a screen anyway, so it didn't matter. The friendly and professional woman at 12Go spoke excellent English and provided honest information about markets in the area. She advised the food on the train was pretty average so we bought snacks with us.
★★★★★ Oct 17, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Highly recommended if you don’t want to waste time getting to Nong Khai. The 1st class sleeper train is worth it if you want some privacy. The shower room and restrooms are shared and they are very clean. The attendant will set up the beds for you.
★★★★★ Oct 13, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Getting the tickets were easy, staff was very accommodating and spoke very good english!
★★★★★ Oct 13, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great experience traveling from Bangkok to Nong Khai. Clean and comfortable car. Great service from staff.
★★☆☆☆ Oct 9, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
Bus was good although we left about an hour late. We were supposed to arrive in Nong Khai from Bangkok at 4:40 AM didn't get there until 7:30 AM due to many stops and detours for unknown reason therefore I missed the train to Lao. I had to take the bridge. If I had known this, I would have taken a different way there.
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A great agency. Extremely efficient, kind & helpful. I left an umbrella in their offices and they very kindly posted it back to us! I highly recommend them.
★★★★★ Oct 1, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
Everything went smoothly. The staff were very friendly.
★★☆☆☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I loved the whole idea of itand everybody did a great job. Problem is is I thought I'd be able to sleep. The train was very rickety like an old wooden roller coaster. I feel like a total zombie this morning and have to cancel a day of my vacation so i can sleep since i was up all night. :(
★★★★★ Sep 29, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
5 Stars indeed.
★★★★★ Sep 27, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
Нормасно вообще. Быстро, решительно, с остановкой на покушать.
★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (train #25 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
Crew was quick in setting up beds, toilets were clean. Best to bring your own eye mask for sleeping as aisle lights can be very bright.
★★★★★ Sep 12, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 6, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent voyage ,train très confortable.
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very good service in 1st Class sleeper
★★★★☆ Aug 25, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy to book and great information in advance. The trip was well organised and everything was on time! Thank you.
★★★★☆ Aug 23, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★★☆ Aug 19, 2017 (bus VIP, Chan Tour)
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable train!
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable and new train. Downside was the lights were on all night and very bright
★★★★☆ Jul 28, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 24, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very Nice. Clean linnen, clean toalet and shower in 1st class. Food could be better. 12go.asia did a very god job
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 16, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent, efficient service, thank you!
★★★★★ Jul 14, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We travelled in the first class with my daughter (12 years), the train is extremely clean and everything was very well organized - they came to make our beds and the train was on time.
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2017 (train #25 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
comfortable!!
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 10, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service - perfect arrangements. Happy to recommend, and would certainly use for future requirements
★★★★★ Jul 6, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Nice service and thanks for your additional helpful information:)
★★★★★ Jul 2, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable train with sleepers
★★★★★ Jun 29, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfy beds, good value for money! Felt very safe
★★★★★ Jun 27, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 27, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean and efficient train. Very helpful staff, ticket pick up opposite station excellent. Only downside was that the train was too light, making it difficult to sleep
★★★★★ May 29, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 22, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
Very comfortable - seating and temperature. Only complaint was the "food" provided. Serving Oreo like cookies with milk at the start of an overnight ride is a joke: maybe a healthier snack option so my teeth don't rot away.
★★★☆☆ May 22, 2017 (train #25 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
2nd class and upper bed is the best one if want to have some rest. Bed is not that comfortable byt bedsheet is warm
★★★★☆ May 16, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good trip on train no25, the booking was exceptionally easy with a pick up of the ticket by my Thai driver who commented that the company was most efficient and helpful..highly recommended. Jack, New Zealand.
★★★★★ May 15, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 13, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 10, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ May 10, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Really easy to book online before our arrival, great communication and clear instructions for getting our train. I would highly recommend 12go Asia for any travel assistance in Bangkok :))
★★★☆☆ May 5, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We have a delay of almost 4hs. Anyway, the condition facilities of the train are great
★★★★★ May 2, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Trian staffs are very friendly and train opertion system is very nice. Especially, restaurant is clean and foods are deligious. Sleeping beds are clean and confortable. Nice ^^
★★★☆☆ Apr 30, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
The bus was nearly 2 hours late to arrive at the bus station and also I was informed that it wasn't going to be a VIP but an express bus (I did receive a refund for this) The actual bus was comfortable, the chairs fully reclined and had a massage mode which was nice. Snack, water and blanket also provided. Was going to give 2* due to the bus being so late and the down grade etc but throughout the staff members were really helpful and spoke good English in getting to me to my destination.
★★★★★ Apr 29, 2017 (bus Express, Sawadee Esan)
★★★☆☆ Apr 27, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, new and modern trains..touchscreen doors and all that. Looks nice. The seats and mattresses are hard, and with bright white light constantly on during the night, sleep was not good. The old trains were a lot more comfortable, and I slept better on the old trains, even though they were noisier. Still... beats the bus.
★★★★☆ Apr 26, 2017 (bus Express, Sawadee Esan) :
Perfect bus and driver. Only inconveniënt thing is the airco. It was sooo cold in the bus that i couldnt sleep
★★★☆☆ Apr 16, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sleeping was difficult due to constant light on the train. But generally an easy journey with efficient staff.
★★★★☆ Apr 10, 2017 (train #25 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways) :
My.bed is 12 no. 38 its very shaky because im in the last row overall good
★★★★★ Apr 10, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Our trip was very pleasant. Great AC. Car clear and confortable
★★☆☆☆ Apr 8, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★★★ Apr 7, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 30, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service from 12go Asia. Found office without any problems. 1st class sleeper compartment great. Little sink. Beds made up about 9 pm. Quite comfortable but didn't sleep particularly well because of stopping and starting. Would do again.
★★★★★ Mar 28, 2017 (train #25 Class II Ladies Only, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 26, 2017 (bus Express, Sawadee Esan) :
The best bus I've taken! Very comfotabke seats. Wifi was fast! Loved it.
★★★★★ Mar 21, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 19, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour)
★★★★★ Mar 18, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We enjoy a lot.
★★★☆☆ Mar 15, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 12, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 10, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 6, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything from start to finish was very easy for travellers. The train bed was clean, the journey was fine (bumpy), guard woke passengers up at their stations. Overall very efficient.
★★★★★ Mar 4, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
nice, smooth and professional
★★★★★ Mar 3, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I love these new trains, super clean and comfortable.
★★★★☆ Mar 1, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Buying tickets thru 12go.asia completely hassle free. Pleasant overnight train ride but the bunks are pretty hard.
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Superb service
★★★★☆ Feb 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour) :
Ok, decent trip, probably add the possibility to stop at the friendship bridge since we drove passed it.
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (train #25 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service from 12goAsia!

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Seas of fog draw tourists to Thailand’s northern national parks

The start of winter and the chance of seeing swirling fog has been enticing visitors to Thailand’s northern national parks. Seas of fog and lower than average temperatures for Thailand have increased the number of visitors to the parks over the past week. 

09 November 2017

Pilot track for Nakhon Ratchasima hi-speed rail link gets green light

Thailand’s Transport-Ministry has okayed the construction of a mini-section of the nation’s first hi-speed railway line. Work on the foundations of the 3.5km long section of track in Nakhon Ratchasima Province is scheduled to start in November. 

27 September 2017

Ministers sign contracts for development of hi-speed rail links in Thailand

Thailand’s transport-minister oversaw the official signing of contracts to build the country’s first hi-speed rail line on Tuesday. Akhom Termphittayapaisit was in Beijing to witness the exchange of contracts which will see China provide the technical knowhow to build the system.

07 September 2017