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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  5 h 7 min

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

$39 - $174

Cheapest option

Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  9 h 59 min

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

$15 - $19

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Fly Khon Kaen to Don Muang, bus  •  6 h 15 min

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

$28 - $124

Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Utapao  •  5 h 35 min

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

$44 - $156

Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus 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

$45 - $122

Bus Chan Tour  •  9 h 30 min

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

$18

Train  •  13 h 19 min

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

$19 - $76

Night train, train  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the night 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

$19 - $76

Taxi  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Khon Kaen to Pattaya 327.3 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Khon Kaen to Pattaya 327.3 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya is to bus which costs ฿490 - ฿650 and takes 9 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya is to fly and bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿6000 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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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 9 h 30 min.

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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 13 h 19 min.

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The distance between Khon Kaen and Pattaya is 443 km. The road distance is 523.6 km.

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The best way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs ฿583.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya, including transfers.

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Khon Kaen to Pattaya bus services, operated by Chan Tour, depart from Khon Kaen Chan Tour 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 which takes 9 h 30 min and costs ฿583. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿600 - ฿2500 and takes 13 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya.
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  • Distance: 277.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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

Chan Tour operates a bus from Khon Kaen to Pattaya twice daily. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Khon Kaen to Pattaya via Hua Lamphong in around 13 h 19 min.

Airlines
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Udon Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Udon Thani to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Khon Kaen to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Hua Lamphong to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Chan Tour
Phone
086-304-7026
Website
chantour.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen Chan Tour to Pattaya Chan Tour
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Khon Kaen to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Rung Prasert Tour
Phone
02 941 8833
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
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 to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Khon Kaen to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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

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Khon Kaen to Pattaya bus services, operated by Chan Tour, arrive at Pattaya Chan Tour 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 524 km. It takes approximately 7 h 14 min 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 2880+ hotels available in Pattaya. Prices start at $24 USD 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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