Khon Kaen to Bangkok

Khon Kaen to Bangkok

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Khon Kaen to Bangkok Schedule

Khon Kaen to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Nakhonchai Air Gold Class 06:30 - 12:50฿ 493
Thai Railway Class III Fan 09:32 - 16:45฿ 277
Nakhonchai Air Gold Class 10:30 - 16:50฿ 493
Thai Smile Economy #WE4312:45 - 13:45฿ 2,574
Thai Smile Economy #WE4515:40 - 16:40฿ 1,858
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ21317:40 - 18:45฿ 1,939
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ21318:00 - 19:05฿ 1,458
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ21520:15 - 21:20฿ 1,297
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 22:19 - 06:30฿ 3,557

Transportation from Khon Kaen to Bangkok

Khon Kaen to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Apart from the train being full it was a great experience, you see parts of the country you don’t see when flying
Train #76 Class 3 Fan, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 8, 2022
The train arrived 40 minutes late to Khon Kaen and then 3 hours late to Bangkok making me miss my flight.
Train #134 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 3, 2022
Hello, thank you for booking the tickets and sending them to me. I am not satisfied with the train journey because I assumed that I would have the cabin just for myself. I booked a first class sleeper so that I could enjoy private time, read a book and sleep in a train. I did NOT expect to be sharing my cabin with some random guy. It was a weird experience. If I knew that I would be sharing a cabin with somebody I would have saved my money and traveled in second class. I wanted a PRIVATE CABIN. That is the reason why I bought a first class ticket. Your customers will always assume that if they are booking a first class cabin that they will be ALONE in the cabin, not sharing. Please provide this option on your website and please clearly tell customers that they will be forced to share a room with somebody. It's not fair that I paid so much money and then I had to share the room. I really did not enjoy that experience. I hope that I do not have to share a cabin again on the way home.
Train #26 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 13, 2022
No breaks! A little 10 minute break after 4h driving would be great.
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Bus Express 30-32, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 16, 2019
The trip was reasonably comfortable. I wasn't able to charge my phone as the USB didn't work and the bus conductor wasn't helpful at all. :(
Bus VIP 24, Sun Bus (ซันบัส), Nov 5, 2019
Very nice and comfortable
Train #26 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 27, 2019
Good trip..but too long
Bus Express 30-32, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Aug 16, 2019
Very friendly and helpful staff
flight Economy, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Aug 3, 2019
Great flight. I'm disabled. Superb airport services throughout. Oh, free great tasting coffee in writing area...nice touch. Thank you, all.
flight Economy, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Jul 14, 2019
62 customer reviews

How to get from Khon Kaen to Bangkok

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 113.56. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 6.86.

How far is Khon Kaen from Bangkok?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Khon Kaen to Bangkok. Your trip will be a total of 250 miles (401 km). The flying distance is 441 miles (709 km).

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

The travel time from Khon Kaen to Bangkok 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 Khon Kaen to Bangkok?

The cost of the trip from Khon Kaen to Bangkok 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 6.86 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 113.56.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 6.86 to USD 49.46;
  • Bus tickets - USD 12.77 to USD 19.04;
  • Plane tickets - USD 31.06 to USD 113.57;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:55. There are 34 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Khon Kaen to Bangkok depart during the day - there are approximately 18 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 7 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Khon Kaen to Bangkok. 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 31.06.

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 Khon Kaen to Bangkok

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


Taking a bus from Khon Kaen to Bangkok 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.


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 Khon Kaen to Bangkok

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Khon Kaen to Bangkok? 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:

  • 49% decided to go for a bus.
  • 34% users took a plane.
  • 17% users enjoyed a train ride.