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There are 9 ways to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Khon Kaen  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Khon Kaen (KKC) BKK - KKC

฿640 - ฿2352

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Train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Khon Kaen 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

฿150 - ฿1400

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Fly Don Muang to Khon Kaen  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Khon Kaen (KKC) DMK - KKC

฿960 - ฿2050

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani, train  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Udon Thani (UTH) BKK - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Khon Kaen

฿1040 - ฿4232

Fly Don Muang to Udon Thani, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Udon Thani (UTH) DMK - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Khon Kaen

฿1010 - ฿3030

Fly Don Muang to Roi Et, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Roi Et (ROI) DMK - ROI
  2. Take the bus from Roi Et to Khon Kaen

฿1565 - ฿2980

Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khon Kaen

฿310 - ฿650

Taxi  •  6h 18m

  1. Take a taxi from Bangkok to Khon Kaen 452.8 km

฿3300 - ฿3900

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Khon Kaen 452.8 km

฿1200 - ฿1800

Bangkok → Khon Kaen
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The COVID-19 helpline number in Khon Kaen is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Khon Kaen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Khon Kaen is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen is to bus which costs ฿310 - ฿650 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen is to fly which costs ฿600 - ฿2400 and takes 3h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arriving at Khon Kaen. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bang Sue Junction and arriving at Khon Kaen. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Khon Kaen is 390 km. The road distance is 452.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen without a car is to bus which takes 6h 30m and costs ฿310 - ฿650.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Khon Kaen bus services, operated by Rung Prasert Tour, depart from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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Bangkok to Khon Kaen train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Bang Sue Junction station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen is to fly which takes 3h 43m and costs ฿600 - ฿2400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿310 - ฿650 and takes 6h 30m, you could also train, which costs ฿150 - ฿1400 and takes 6h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Khon Kaen.
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  • Distance: 390.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Khon Kaen, Thailand?

Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air fly from Bangkok to Khon Kaen 5 times a day. Alternatively, Rung Prasert Tour operates a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khon Kaen every 3 hours. Tickets cost ฿377 and the journey takes 6h 30m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿4200
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿2300
Flights from Don Muang to Roi Et
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿4000
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2000 - ฿4300
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2100
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿4300
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿4600
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿3900
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2100
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿2700
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿3400
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿100 - ฿1200
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿100 - ฿210
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿300 - ฿420
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿850 - ฿1200
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿240
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Roi Et to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿85 - ฿120
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Rung Prasert Tour
Phone
02 941 8833
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿377
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿350 - ฿450
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sun Bus
Phone
081-8794949
Email
sunbus2112@hotmail.com
Website
sunbus.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿496
Schedules at
sunbus.co.th
Book at
tdc.thairoute.com
Chan Tour
Phone
086-304-7026
Website
chantour.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Chan Tour to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿397
Schedules at
chantour.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Bangkok to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Estimated price
฿3300 - ฿3900
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com
GoodTaxiThai
Phone
+66 85 046 6356
Website
goodtaxithai.com
All Thai taxi
Phone
+66 2 018 9799
Website
allthaitaxi.com

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khon Kaen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Bangkok to Khon Kaen bus services, operated by Rung Prasert Tour, arrive at Khon Kaen station.

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Bangkok to Khon Kaen train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Khon Kaen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Khon Kaen is 453 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Bangkok to Khon Kaen.

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Thai Vietjet Air and Thai Smile offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khon Kaen Airport.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Khon Kaen. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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