Bangkok to Vientiane @ train, bus, van, flight Nov 27, 2017

From Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai by train

08:20
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
17:45
Nong Khai
9h 25m
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18:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Nong Khai
9h 40m
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20:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
06:45
Nong Khai
10h 45m
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Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
06:45
Nong Khai
10h 45m
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20:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
06:45
Nong Khai
10h 45m
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From Morchit to Nong Khai by bus

07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
17:35
Nong Khai
10h 35m
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17:30
Morchit, Bangkok
04:05
Nong Khai
10h 35m
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19:00
Morchit, Bangkok
05:35
Nong Khai
10h 35m
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19:30
Morchit, Bangkok
04:40
Nong Khai
9h 10m
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19:45
Morchit, Bangkok
05:55
Nong Khai
10h 10m
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20:30
Morchit, Bangkok
07:05
Nong Khai
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20:30
Morchit, Bangkok
05:50
Nong Khai
9h 20m
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Morchit, Bangkok
07:10
Nong Khai
10h 10m
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21:30
Morchit, Bangkok
08:05
Nong Khai
10h 35m
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From Morchit to Vientiane by bus

20:00
Morchit, Bangkok
07:00
Vientiane Talat Sao
11h

From Bangkok Chan Tour to Nong Khai by bus

07:00
Bangkok Chan Tour
17:50
Nong Khai
10h 50m
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08:00
Bangkok Chan Tour
18:50
Nong Khai
10h 50m
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09:00
Bangkok Chan Tour
19:50
Nong Khai
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19:30
Bangkok Chan Tour
06:20
Nong Khai
10h 50m
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Bangkok Chan Tour
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Nong Khai
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21:45
Bangkok Chan Tour
08:35
Nong Khai
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From Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane by van

16:00
Bangkok Tara Travel
11:00
Vientiane
19h

From Don Mueang Airport to Vientiane by flight

#FD1040
12:50
Don Mueang Airport
14:00
Vientiane Airport
1h 10m
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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Vientiane by flight

#TG2570
11:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:35
Vientiane Airport
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How to get from Bangkok to Vientiane

Why go to Vientiane
After the bustling capital of Thailand with it proud high rises piercing the skies, modern skytrain whisking passengers around the city above the ground and busy world-class shopping centres, Vientiane may feel too sleepy, too low-storied, too rustic and too simple. And in some way it is. But if you stop comparing Vientiane to Bangkok, you will discover tons of charm in the wide leafy boulevards and elaborately decorated historical wats and enjoy simple Lao pleasures – from spicy laap salad and ice-cold beer Lao to the measured pace of local life. The mighty Mekong adds to the meditative mood, and the amazing sunsets over the river never fail to impress.

From Bangkok to Vientiane

The road distance from Bangkok to Vientiane is 650 km and you need at least 10 hours to get to Laos, including the time you send at the border. Nong Khai–Vientiane border crossing is most probably the busiest one among all the other land border crossings between Thailand and Laos. That said, queues are normally reasonable and you are not pushed too much to pay extra for your Lao visa if you need one.

Flights from Bangkok to Vientiane

There are direct flights between both Bangkok airports and Vientiane, all taking 1¼ hours. The cheapest deals are often offered by AirAsia which uses Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok as their hub. Normally you can get tickets for THB2000, less if you buy in advance during promotion periods. If you prefer to fly from Suvarnabhumi, consider Lao Airlines, which is more expensive (THB3500 and up), but includes 20 kg of checked luggage into their ticket price. Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways also operate their flights from Suvarnabhumi.

In Vientiane the International Airport Wattay is located 3 km northwest of the centre. The terminal building has been given a facelift recently and now features ATMs, currency exchange counters, several snacks outlets, restaurants and the information counter. You can get an official taxi to the centre of Vientiane right at the airport in the arrivals hall. The rate is flat and is USD7. A budget option is to get out of the terminal building and walk to the main road (about 500 m) where you can negotiate a ride with tuk-tuk drivers (normally at half of the taxi price) or hop onto a local bus which costs 4000 kip (USD0.5).

Tip A decent alternative to taking a direct flight from Bangkok to Vientiane is heading from Bangkok to Udon Thani instead. This domestic flight costs less and you have a wider choice of departures throughout the day with AirAsia, Lion Air or Nok Air. From Udon Thani airport you can take a bus to get to the city bus station and take the direct international bus to Vientiane from there. The international service departs eight times a day from 8am till 6pm and costs THB80. There is also van service to Vientiane from Udon Thani airport (THB200). In total it is 80 km from Udon Thani to Vientiane; expect to spend from two to three hours to get to Laos, including the time you spend at the border.

Note If taking the international bus/van from Udon Thani to Vientiane you may be rejected the ride if you do not have your Lao visa yet and are going to get one at the border. The only reason for rejection is that the bus drivers do not want to wait for the passengers obtaining their visas at the border. In this case ask for the transport to the Thai border – once at the Lao side of the border, you can then take a tuk-tuk to your destination.

Direct bus from Bangkok to Vientiane

There is direct international bus service from Bangkok to Vientiane. The service is operated by Transport Co Intl based at Morchit Bus Terminal in Bangkok. The bus departs daily at 8pm from and reaches Talat Sao bus station in Vientiane by 7am the next morning. If you are heading to the Thai consulate in Vientiane to apply for your Thai visa, this bus is a sure bet to get to the consulate in time. Tickets cost THB1000 which is in fact approximately one third more than you would spend if taking a bus to Nong Khai and then catching the international bus to Vientiane from Nong Khai bus station.

Note that there are only six buses a day from Nong Khai to Vientiane with rather an inconvenient gap in schedule between 9.30am and 12.40pm.

The bus from Bangkok to Vientiane is an ordinary VIP bus with four seats per row. Some of the buses serving the route do look rather tired; so do not expect extra comfort. There are several bathroom stops en route at large gas stations with food courts and/or convenience stores to stock up on munchies. Snacks and water are served on board along with late dinner in the form of a lunch box containing some rice and curry. In general, taking the direct international bus from Bangkok to Vientiane is a convenient and hassle free way to get to the capital of Laos.

From Bangkok to Vientiane via Nong Khai

Nong Khai makes for a convenient transit point for travelling to Vientiane overland. In Bangkok, buses for Nong Khai depart all day through from the northern bus terminal, Morchit, and arrive to Nong Khai bus station, the majority of them taking from nine to 10 hours (THB500-THB600).

From Nong Khai bus station take the international bus to Vientiane (7.30am, 9.30am, 12.40pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm. 6pm; THB60; buy tickets on the spot) or get a tuk-tuk to the border (THB60), then hop onto the shuttle bus over the bridge to the other side of the border (THB50) and negotiate a tuk-tuk ride to Vientiane from there (from THB100).

Nong Khai sits at the end of the Northeastern Line of Thai railway network and it is a good point to get there by train. The most convenient option is arguably train #69 departing from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 8pm and reaching Nong Khai at 6.45am the next morning. It offers first (THB1500) and second class (THB1000) sleepers (ladies only as well) which are a great way to travel.

From Nong Khai train station you can either take a shuttle train to Tha Nalaeng train station in Laos or walk to the border, exit Thailand, get onto the shuttle bus running over the bridge to the Lao side, get your Lao visa (if you need one), enter Laos and enjoy a hearty welcome from numerous tuk-tuk drivers offering reasonable prices for a 20 km ride to Vientiane (from THB60 per person or THB200 for the whole vehicle). Taking a shuttle train to Tha Nalaeng is less preferable as you will have then get from Tha Nalaeng to Vientiane, with the transportation options limited to few tuk-tuk drivers who do not know what modesty is about!

Getting your Lao visa on arrival

If you need a visa to enter Laos, you can get one on arrival in Vientiane airport, at the immigration offices on the Lao side of Nong Khai–Vientiane border or at the train station of Tha Nalaeng.

The majority of the nationalities can obtain a 30-day tourist visa on arrival (check in advance). The visa fee varies depending on your country of residence but is USD30 for the majority of the countries. You can pay in Thai baht, too, but it will cost you a bit more (THB1500; ~USD45). Take a visa application form from the officer, fill it in, have 2 small photos to attach to your application (or pay a couple of bucks if you do not have pics) and get your Lao visa.

Getting around in Vientiane

Wide Vientiane boulevards and streets do not see as much traffic as other Asian capitals, and the flat terrain makes it possible to negotiate the city thanons by bicycle. These are available for rent in many guesthouses at about USD1 per day, though the quality of such bicycles leaves much to be desired.

Tuk-tuks are plentiful but those hanging around the night market close to Mekong do not fall below USD5 with their rates.

There are public buses in Vientiane (6,000 kip) and the most useful route is #14 from Talat Sao (Morning market) to the Friendship bridge and further to Buddha Park.

Things to do in Vientiane

Though at first sight Vientiane may look modest compared to the capitals of the neighbouring countries, it definitely has enough sights and activities to keep you busy at least for a couple of days. The city features quite a few interesting wats and stupas out of which try not to miss Wat Ho Phra Kaew, the 16th century temple which used to house the sacred Emerald Buddha image, now resident in Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Not less impressive is Wat Sisaket, the oldest monastery in Laos with great murals depicting scenes from Jataka. That Luang, one the most important religious monuments in the country, dates back to the 16th century as well, but was rebuilt in the middle of the past century; yet the shape of this stupa reminiscent of a lotus bud has been replicated in many wats throughout the country and in Thai region of Isan.

You will come across Patuxia and the black stupa more than once while taking a stroll around the city; the former has a nice park with a fountain and is especially pleasant at sunset. The weird Buddha Park located 25 km southeast of Vientiane is worth visiting, too, even if you have already seen the similar park in Nong Khai. The atmosphere there is serene and there are usually not too many visitors wandering between the stone images of Buddhist and Hindu deities.

Onward travel from Vientiane

The two star destinations in Laos easily reached from Vientiane are Luang Phabang, a rare gem of elegant French architecture, golden wats and traditional wooden houses, and Vang Vieng, a famous tubing capital of the country which now enjoys a much quieter vibe after all those bars along the river have been ordered to close. Out of international destinations you can get to overland, consider Hanoi, though a 22-hour bus ride is not the experience everyone is longing for.

Passenger reviews out of total 9,647 passengers traveled with us on this route

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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)
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Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ 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 24, 2017 (bus VIP, Transport Co Intl) :
Superb. Easy and fast
★★★★★ 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 19, 2017 (bus VIP, Transport Co Intl) :
Very comfortable experience.
★★★★☆ 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.
★★★☆☆ Sep 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Transport Co Intl)
★★★★★ 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!
★★★★☆ Aug 3, 2017 (bus VIP, Transport Co Intl)
★★★★☆ 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!
★★★★★ Feb 26, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and cosy ride! Dont mind riding it for an even longer distance.
★★★★★ Feb 26, 2017 (train #25 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was brand new and comfortable. Picking up the tickets was a breeze
★★★★☆ Feb 26, 2017 (bus Express, Sawadee Esan) :
Bus left with 1h delay but very confortable. Had a small meal distributed on the bus and a bottle of water. Arrived a bit earlier than expected. All good.

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27 September 2017

Thai national bus company looking at Myanmar expansion

The head of Thailand’s national bus company says new routes to Myanmar are in the pipeline. Jirasak Yaowatchasakul told media sources the initial Transport Company venture in Myanmar would run from Mae Sot on the western border of Thailand to India.

24 July 2017

Laos says more time needed at border checkpoints with Thailand

The tourism-minister of Thailand says tourism industry representatives in Laos have asked for longer operating hours at border posts between the two nations. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said the request was made at a recent meeting with industry representatives in Laos. 

08 June 2017