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 07:30 - 14:19฿ 447
Nakhonchai Air Gold Class 08:00 - 14:49$ 12.64
Nakhonchai Air Gold Class 11:00 - 18:02฿ 447
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD325513:15 - 14:15฿ 1,721
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL64715:50 - 16:50฿ 966
Thai Smile Economy #WE4717:00 - 18:00฿ 2,051
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD325718:15 - 19:20$ 54.73
Thai Railway VIP Sleeper 21:49 - 06:00฿ 1,498
Thai Railways VIP Sleeper 22:19 - 06:30฿ 1,686

Transportation from Khon Kaen to Bangkok

Khon Kaen to Bangkok Destination Reviews

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
Roughly trip...
Bus VIP, AirMuang Loei Tour (แอร์เมืองเลย), Feb 19, 2019
Excellent seevice
Bus VIP 33, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Jan 3, 2019
great value
Bus Express 30-32, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 31, 2018
The bus was brand new with large and very confortable seats plus two USB ports per seat. They provided some free cookies, water and a rice meal. Super confortable and clean bus. The bus arrived in BKK around 1+ hour late, but nothing to do with the bus but traffic conditions in BKK and all the way. Overall great value for money.
Bus Express 30-32, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 10, 2018
My bus had 3 seats per row so it was very spacious. The ride included complimentary snacks and water. The blanket and pillow provided were also nice. My only complaint is that it was very cold and I would suggest adding WiFi.
Bus VIP 33, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Oct 27, 2018
68 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 61.14. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 6.63.

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 309 miles (496 km). The flying distance is 238 miles (382 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 6.63 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 61.14.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 6.63 to USD 47.80;
  • Bus tickets - USD 13.98 to USD 18.43;
  • Plane tickets - USD 25.91 to USD 61.13;

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 20 trains per day.
  • Flights from Khon Kaen to Bangkok depart during the day - there are approximately 16 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:30. There are 3 available bus trips every 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 25.91.

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:

  • 88% users took a plane.
  • 7% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 5% decided to go for a bus.