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getting to udon thani issan

Monday

By Car
From Bangkok, take the Highway marked No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 2 to Udon Thani via Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen Provinces, a total distance of 564 kilometers. you pass a beautiful lake to your left of the highway 30km south of korat a great place to stop for lunch the trip can be completed in 6 hours but give yourself more time at holidays and other busy times

By Bus

Buses for Udon thani and issan leave Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) throughout the day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The journey takes around 10 to 11 hours and the fare is 145 baht for regular buses (260 baht for air-conditioned buses). Contact Transport Co. Ltd at Tel: 0-2936-2852-66 for more information.

Buses leave the main bus terminal in Khorat every half hour during the day and arrive in Udon thani five hours later. The cost is 81 baht for regular buses (146 baht for air-conditioned buses).

There are buses running between Udon Thani and other provinces such as Nong Khai, Loei, Khon Kaen, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom and Ubon Ratchathani. The buses leave Udon Thani Bus Terminal every 40 minutes.

By Train

Trains depart from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Udon Thani every day. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20 for more information. The 8.30 p.m. Nong Khai Express (No. 69) from Bangkok arrives in Udon Thani at 6.33 a.m. on the next day. Rapid trains leave Bangkok on the Nong Khai line at 6.15 a.m. and 7 p.m. arriving in Udon Thani at 3.56 p.m. and 5.15 a.m. The first class fare is 569 baht, 2nd class is 457 baht and 3rd class is 95 baht plus applicable charges for sleeper and express services. In the reverse direction the No. 4 express leaves Udon thani at 7 p.m.
contact state railways of Thailand Tel : 0-2222-0175, 0-2621-8701, 0-2220-4567
www.railway.co.th
Udon Thani To Bangkok (Hualamphong)
Train number Depart Udon Arrive Bangkok Train 76 08.16 17.40 UdonThani-Bangkok
78 18.40 04.20 Nongkhai-Bangkok
70 20.03 07.25 UdonThani-Bangkok

Udon Thani to Bangkok (Ban Sue)
Train number Depart Udon Arrive Bangkok Train

138 10.04 21.00 NongKhai-Bangkok
134 19.21 06.50 NongKhai-Bangkok

Bangkok (Hualamphong) to Udon Thani
Train number Depart Bangkok Arrive Udon Train

75 08.20 17.50 Bangkok-Udon Thani
77 20.00 05.10 Bangkok-Nong Khai
69 20.45 08.09 Bangkok-Nong Khai

Bangkok (Ban Sue) to Udon Thani
Train number Depart Bangkok Arrive Udon Train

137 06.15 16.42 Bangkok-Nong Khai
133 08.55 16.28 Bangkok-Nong Khai

By Air udon thani airport 10 mins from city centre



Thai Airways has daily flights connecting Bangkok with Udon Thani. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 02356 1111 our fax 02356 2222 or visit their website at www.thaiairways.com.


Nok Air offers two to three daily flights from don mueang airport Bangkok to Udon Thani. The flight time is 1.05 hours. The airline also operate flights between Udon Thani and Chiang Mai twice a week. Call Nok Air at 1318 or +662- 900-9955 or book online at www.nokair.com


Air Asia operates two daily flights from Bangkok to Udon Thani. The flight takes one hour. For more information, Call 02 515 9999 or visit www.airasia.com for more details.

Udon Thani issan Expat blog
A personnel prospective on life in udon thani issan and Thailand the ups and downs of expat life
The blog was opened up to to give a voice to those of us who are fed up with the local forums who censor any story that does not make them money this includes removing links to other stories you will find many links on expat udon thani and feel free to comment and join in the banter

Udon Thani website
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this blog on udon thani was built to try to provide readers like myself honest unbiased info on general life in udon thani and the province of issan i have also placed links to other blogs which is something that i feel is very important i can not hold a monopoly on udon thani as some websites try to i hope you find this blog usefull if you do link back to me and forward onto your friends
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