bus/ train/car to udon thani to nong khai
There are buses from all directions to Nong Khai. Overnight "VIP" bus services leave from Bangkok in the evening and take about ten hours to get here. From Chiang Mai there is an overnight bus service which arrives in Udon Thani in the morning...from Udon Thani to Nong Khai takes approximately one hour.
There are regular bus services along the Maekong River on highway 211 from the west, via Loei, Chiang Khan, Pak Chom, and then (as shown on map below) Sang Khom, Sri Chiang Mai and Tha Bo. Also, there are regular services along the riverbank from the East via Bung Khan and then (as shown on map) Phon Phisai to Nong Khai.
As can be seen from the map Udon Thani is very close (54 km) and there are regular services every twenty or thirty minutes during the daytime. By Train:From Bangkok there are four trains a day; at 06.42, 19.25, 20.00 and 20.45. The best train is at 20.00 and takes 10 hours, the others take about 30 minutes to an hour longer.these trains can be caught in udon thani to nong khai with the journey being painfully slow but if your in right frame of mind it can be a very pleasant journey to nong khai and maybe on to Laos if the line gets finished
There are very good sleeping cars on these trains which cost about 480 Baht You even get clean starched sheets and a pillow!
car from udon thani to nong khai and beyond
taking the car from udon thani to nong khai and beyond is very east to do and with plentiful hire cars available in nong khai and udon thani a tour of local attractions could fill up a few days of your holidays seeing things
Distances from Nong Khai to Neighbouring Provinces
Udon Thani 51 kms.
Loei 202 kms.
Sakon Nakhon 210 kms
Nakhon Phanom 303 kms
well which ever form of transport you use the journey is sometimes better then the arrival enjoy issan
the most interesting way to get to nong khai for me is on a motorbike leave udon thani early morning enjoy the ride up wrap up well and enjoy a early breakfast on the banks of the Mekong and back to udon thani before lunch and the hottest part of the day
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A personnel prospective on life in udon thani issan and Thailand the ups and downs of expat life
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anyway udon thani needs a real voice so what the hack
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