There are 10 ways to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  5h 2m

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

฿1144 - ฿1644

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Train  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the train from Khon Kaen to Hua Lamphong 26 Nong Khai - Hua Lamphong - Class II Sleeper AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Pattaya 283 Hua Lamphong - Phlu Ta Luang - Class III Fan

฿234 - ฿2438

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Fly Khon Kaen to Don Muang, bus  •  6h 25m

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

฿744 - ฿1844

Fly Khon Kaen to Utapao  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Khon Kaen (KKC) to Utapao (UTP) KKC - UTP

฿1164 - ฿4864

Train to Udon Thani, fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  6h 26m

  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

฿946 - ฿4477

Train to Udon Thani, fly to Utapao  •  5h 57m

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

฿1516 - ฿5597

Bus via Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center  •  9h

  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 - ฿775

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

Drive  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from Khon Kaen to Pattaya 510 km

฿1400 - ฿2200

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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 which costs ฿1100 - ฿4900 and takes 4h 18m.

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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 Hua Lamphong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 1m.

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The distance between Khon Kaen and Pattaya is 443 km. The road distance is 510 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 9h and costs ฿430 - ฿800.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m 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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Map of how to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya.
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  • Distance: 443.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

Thai AirAsia flies from Khon Kaen to Pattaya 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Khon Kaen to Pattaya via Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center in around 9h.

Airlines
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2600
Flights from Udon Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿4000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿2400
Flights from Khon Kaen to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿5500
Flights from Udon Thani to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿4300
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿2800
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
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
Train from Khon Kaen to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
Frequency
5 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 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Train from Hua Lamphong to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿80 - ฿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)
฿80 - ฿190
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿280 - ฿390
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿800 - ฿1100
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Email
info@airportpattayabus.com
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿130
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
6h
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 - ฿150
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
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia

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The best way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya is to fly which takes 4h 18m and costs ฿1100 - ฿4900. Alternatively, you can bus via Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center, which costs ฿430 - ฿800 and takes 9h, you could also train, which costs ฿230 - ฿2500 and takes 13h 1m.

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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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Thai Smile offers flights from Khon Kaen Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 3308+ 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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