Nong Khai to Bangkok

Nong Khai to Bangkok

Nong Khai
Tue, Jun 4
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Nong Khai to Bangkok Schedule

Nong Khai to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort Car 3pax Any time฿ 8,267
Thai Railway Class II AC 07:45 - 16:35฿ 594
Chan Tour Express 08:00 - 20:00฿ 666
Nakhonchai Air Gold Class 11:00 - 20:05฿ 651
Budsarakham Tour Express 17:00 - 04:45฿ 720
Thai Railway Class III Fan 18:50 - 05:03฿ 259
Nakhonchai Air Gold Class 20:00 - 04:15฿ 651

How to get from Nong Khai to Bangkok

For your Nong Khai–Bangkok travel you have a choice of a bus or a train. Trains take a couple of hours longer to arrive to the destination, but the night sleepers give you a great chance to sleep the whole journey through. For solo women travellers there is an excellent option of ladies only sleepers. Buses are faster, and the choice is wider as they depart throughout the day. If Nong Khai is your first port of call after Laos and you are planning to take the international bus from Vientiane to Nong Khai bus station, it is easier to proceed with a bus, though you can as well get off the international bus after going though the Thai immigration and walk to the train station instead.

Tip: Buses from Nong Khai arive to the northern Bus Terminal in Bangkok, Morchit. If you are going to stay in Bangkok, you will have to make rather a long journey to the centre or the most popular areas with a wide choice of accommodation. Trains bring you to the centrally located Hua Lamphong train station which is handier. If you are going to head to Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang airports, it does not make much difference whether to arrive to Mochit or Hua Lamphong. There are shuttle buses to both airports from Morchit. From the train station you can take the Metro (Phetchaburi station) to connect to Makkasan station of the skyrail (operating hours 6am–12.25am daily). There are regular direct commuter trains to Don Mueang airport, which take about ¾ hr to reach the airport. You can buy tickets to Suvarnabhumi from Hua Lamphong with 12asia, too.

From Nong Khai to Bangkok by train

Nong Khai train station is the terminus of the northern line of the state railway of Thailand. The train station is located an easy 15-minute walk or a short tuk-tuk ride from the Friendship bridge. There are four trains heading to the capital during the day, each taking from 11 to 13 hours to cover the whole distance between the cities.
The morning train #76 departs from Nong Khai at 7am and arrives to Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 6.10pm. It is a second class AC seats only at THB748 and it actually steals you the whole day. But it is a decent if you are going to get off on the way.

There are two other trains with seats only: a 6.15pm train #78 arriving to Bangkok at 5am (3rd class AC seats at THB748) and a 6.30pm train #134, the slowest (nearly 13 hours to arrive to Bangkok) and the cheapest one (THB413) from the bunch with third class fan seats only. If you can, try to avoid both of them.

The most convenient option is the #26 sleeper at 7.10pm. It reaches Hua Lamphong at 6.50am and offers first (THB1,807) and second (THB1,248) class coaches, as well as second-class ladies only (TH1,248) coaches. The night train is a great choice as you can sleep with more comfort compared to a bus, though the latter are also quite comfortable.

From Nong Khai to Bangkok by bus

Buses to Bangkok by various private bus companies depart during the day. You may try to buy a ticket on the spot at the bus station in Nong Khai where the international bus from Vientiane arrives. Buses differ by price and the level of comfort they offer. For longer trips we recommend to opt for VIP express buses as the price difference is not great, but the level of comfort is.

Budsarakham Tour operates a VIP bus which departs from Nong Khai at 8.05pm and arrives to the Mochit Bus Terminal in Bangkok early in the morning at 4.35am. The service is fast and reasonably prices (THB562). Snacks are provided on board and the bus makes a couple of pit stops at large gas stations with a variety of forecourt operators, from hawkers to chain restaurants and 7/Eleven convenience stores.

Tip: Nong Khai has good bus connections with the other towns and cities of Isan and other provinces of Thailand. If you are not fond of 8+ hours bus trips, split you journey making a detour to Loei, Khon Kaen or Kanchanaburi.

Transportation from Nong Khai to Bangkok

Facts about the transport from Nong Khai to Bangkok

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport8h 34m
Earliest Departure7:45 早上
Latest Departure7:40 晚上
Departures per day19
Distance429 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBudsarakham Tour, Chan Tour, Glassflower, Jiratkan Kemarat, Nakhonchai Air, Sawadee Esan, Thai Railway, Thai Railways

Nong Khai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Good nice driver (he was doing everything himself - no assistant). We arrived on time, maybe even a bit early. However, rather old bus with basic comfort. No plug to recharge our mobile phone. Bottle of water and a little bit of food provided - no meal.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Esan (สวัสดีอีสาน), Dec 19, 2023
I really enjoyed this trip. The driver was always on time. I did not expect this at all, but we were well fed, treated to sweet biscuits and provided with water. It was very pleasant. In addition, there was a warm blanket on the bus. All the people who provided the trip were kind and polite.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Esan (สวัสดีอีสาน), Dec 12, 2023
First was put on a rather new and comfy bus with seats layout 1+2. If you get the single seat it's very nice (seats number 1, 4, 7, 10, ...). BUT 5 minutes before departure they figured that I am supposed to take another bus, which was older, less comfortable and spacious, and had 2+2 layout. On top of that, departure time from Nong Khai in the ticket was 19:00, however the bus is scheduled for 19:30, and the actual departure was 20:00. Arrival time to Bangkok in the ticket was 4:15, actual time was closer to 5:00. The service and the staff was nice and friendly.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Esan (สวัสดีอีสาน), Dec 6, 2023
Super comfortable transfer, very efficient and on time
Train #26 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 7, 2023
Our driver, was right on time. He let us make individual breaks :) The music was nice and bus was comfy! He even showed us a view point. So we had all in all a really good trip
Bus VIP, Sawadee Esan (สวัสดีอีสาน), Sep 14, 2023
Great train. On time. Has charger. Clean. Nice staff. Only down side - was freezing cold.
Train #26 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Sep 13, 2023
Really great and best expereince buying with this web! Very useful for travellers! We Manage to buy sleeping train last minutes on The same date. Luckily we found this website and confirmation just in afew minutes through your e-mail. Thank you for make our holiday become great!
Train #26 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 27, 2023
An efficient, comfortable service.
Train #26 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jul 21, 2023
The night train from Nong khai (near Laos border) to Bangkok airport (Don Muang) was on time. It's clean and safe. The staff was also really nice. It is really a good option, more confortable than thé bus.
Train #26 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jul 14, 2023
Booking experience was quick and easy, with the tickets arriving by email within 30 minutes of paying. The trip was great, state rail Thailand looked after us well. The only downside was that (for 2nd class sleeper, AC) the aisle lights in the carriage were kept on the whole night. Next time I'd take a mask to help block the light.
Train #26 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jul 2, 2023
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