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There are 11 ways to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus via Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center to Pattaya Bor Kho Sor 389

฿430 - ฿800

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Train  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the train from Khon Kaen to Bang Sue Junction 76 Nong Khai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Lat Krabang to Pattaya 283 Hua Lamphong - Phlu Ta Luang - Class III Fan

฿303 - ฿2606

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Bus  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Khon Kaen Chan Tour to Pattaya Chan Tour

฿530

Bus via Bangkok  •  10h

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

฿505

Taxi  •  7h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Khon Kaen to Pattaya 509.6 km

฿3400 - ฿4100

Drive  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from Khon Kaen to Pattaya 509.6 km

฿1300 - ฿2000

Fly Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Khon Kaen (KKC) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) KKC - BKK
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

฿514 - ฿2044

Fly Khon Kaen to Don Muang, minivan  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Khon Kaen (KKC) to Don Muang (DMK) KKC - DMK
  2. Take the minivan from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Pattaya

฿1200 - ฿2225

Train to Udon Thani, fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  6h 35m

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

฿936 - ฿2707

Train to Udon Thani, fly to Utapao  •  5h 46m

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

฿1256 - ฿3827

Train to Udon Thani, fly to Don Muang, minivan  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani
  2. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Don Muang (DMK) UTH - DMK
  3. Take the minivan from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Pattaya

฿1292 - ฿2688

Khon Kaen → Pattaya
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The cheapest way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya is to bus via Bangkok which costs ฿505 and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya is to fly and bus which costs ฿500 - ฿2100 and takes 5h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Khon Kaen Chan Tour and arriving at Pattaya Chan Tour. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Khon Kaen to Pattaya. However, there are services departing from Khon Kaen and arriving at Pattaya via Bang Sue MRT Station, Makkasan City Air Terminal and Lat Krabang. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 31m.

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The distance between Khon Kaen and Pattaya is 443 km. The road distance is 509.6 km.

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The best way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya without a car is to bus via Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center which takes 8h and costs ฿430 - ฿800.

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya, including transfers.

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Khon Kaen to Pattaya bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Khon Kaen station.

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Khon Kaen to Pattaya train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Khon Kaen station.

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The best way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya is to bus via Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center which takes 8h and costs ฿430 - ฿800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿300 - ฿2700 and takes 11h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya.
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  • Distance: 443.4 km
  • Duration: 8h

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

You can take a bus from Khon Kaen to Pattaya via Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center in around 8h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Khon Kaen to Pattaya via Bang Sue Junction, Bang Sue MRT Station, Phetchaburi, Makkasan City Air Terminal, and Lat Krabang in around 11h 31m.

Airlines
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2100
Flights from Udon Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿1500
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿3200
Flights from Udon Thani to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿2400
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿1900
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿3900
Flights from Udon Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿5500
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿1900
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿4100
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿1900
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2900 - ฿9000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Khon Kaen to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿170 - ฿1500
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)
฿170 - ฿260
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿390 - ฿550
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Train from Lat Krabang to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿70 - ฿1100
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)
฿70 - ฿180
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿270 - ฿380
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿800 - ฿1100
Train from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿65 - ฿1000
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)
฿65 - ฿170
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿260 - ฿360
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿750 - ฿1000
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿330 - ฿650
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿100 - ฿160
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com
Chan Tour
Phone
086-304-7026
Website
chantour.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen Chan Tour to Pattaya Chan Tour
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿530
Schedules at
chantour.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Rung Prasert Tour
Phone
02 941 8833
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿377
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Roong Reuang Coach
Phone
02 747-4307
Email
service@pattayabus.com
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿128
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Airport Pattaya Bus
Email
info@airportpattayabus.com
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿130
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Pannipa Pattaya Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿376
Schedules at
bookaway.com
Other operators
Taxi from Khon Kaen to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Estimated price
฿3400 - ฿4100
Taxi Khon Kaen
Website
khonkaentaxi.business.site
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com

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

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Khon Kaen to Pattaya bus services, operated by Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus, arrive at Pattaya station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Khon Kaen to Pattaya is 510 km. It takes approximately 7h 9m to drive from Khon Kaen to Pattaya.

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

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There are 3906+ hotels available in Pattaya. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Khon Kaen to Khon Kaen Airport is to Airport Route which takes 18 min and costs ฿14.

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