There are 12 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.

Recommended option

Fly Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  5 h 2 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  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Nakhon Ratchasima Bor Khor Sor 825
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Pattaya

$14 - $18

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Fly Khon Kaen to Don Muang, Public Van, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Khon Kaen (KKC) to Don Muang (DMK) KKC - DMK
  2. Take the Public Van from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$29 - $126

Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Utapao  •  5 h 53 min

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

$35 - $147

Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  7 h 1 min

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

$44 - $121

Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Don Muang, Public Van, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Udonthani
  2. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Don Muang (DMK) UTH - DMK
  3. Take the Public Van from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$29 - $78

Bus to Roi Et, fly to Don Muang, Public Van, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Roi Et
  2. Fly from Roi Et (ROI) to Don Muang (DMK) ROI - DMK
  3. Take the Public Van from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$40 - $268

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 - $75

Night train, train  •  13 h 34 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 - $75

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya is to bus which costs ฿450 - ฿600 and takes 11 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya is to fly and bus which costs ฿1300 - ฿6000 and takes 5 h 2 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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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Khon Kaen to Pattaya, including transfers.

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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 nearest airport to Pattaya is Utapao (UTP) Airport which is 31.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Suvarnabhumi (BKK) (86 km), Don Muang (DMK) (113.3 km), Trat (TDX) (172.4 km) and Siem Reap (REP) (322 km).

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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 2 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 AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Udon Thani to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $120
Flights from Roi Et to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $95
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Roi Et to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
59 min
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 Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $120
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
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
Book at
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)
$17 - $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
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Bus from Khon Kaen to Udonthani
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com
Bus from Khon Kaen to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Khon Kaen to Roi Et
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Chan Tour
Website
12go.asia
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
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Khon Kaen to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$5
Super
$6
Supreme
$6 - $7
The Transport Company
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Other operators
Taxi from Khon Kaen to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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