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Guide to Train Travel from Udon Thani to Bangkok

There are 4 direct trains a day from Udon Thani to Bangkok.

Train Times from Udon Thani to Bangkok

Train Udon Thani Bangkok Service
76 07:38 17:10 Express 
78 18:52 05:00 Express 
134 19:19 05:45 Rapid
26 19:59 06:00 Special Express
  • The fastest service is Train #76 departing at 07.38, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 9 hours 32 minutes.
  • The slowest of these four services is Train #134 departing at 19.19 and scheduled to arrive in Bangkok 11 hours 25 minutes later.

Buy Tickets to Bangkok

Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Udon Thani to Bangkok. Sleeper seats are available to book online as well as the cheaper seat only options. After booking either collect your train tickets at the Parcel Office at Udon Thani Train Station or request that they are sent by post to your home address.

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The most convenient, and popular service on this line is Train #26. This is because it is relatively quick (10 hours 1 minute), departs and arrives at convenient times, and has a full range of seating types available including 1st and 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper berths. Train #76 is a Sprinter Train with AC Seats, but no sleeper berths.

Ticket Prices from Udon Thani to Bangkok

 Seat Type  Online Price  Station Price
 2nd Class A/C Sleeper  1,069 THB  819 THB
 3rd Class A/C Seat  729 THB  479 THB


Train Travel from Udon Thani to Bangkok

Hill Top Buddha seen from the train

Hill Top Buddha seen from the train

There are three options to get from Udon Thani to Bangkok: bus, train and plane. Flying from Udon Thani to Bangkok is about the same price as the train, although you need to factor in the cost of getting to and from the airport. The bus is cheaper but not an option many foreign travellers choose because it is a long way to travel sitting upright through the night. The big benefits of train travel is that you can sleep on the train, or alternatively if you take Train #76 (the daytime service) enjoying the scenery along the way.

Travel to Udon Thani Train Station

Udon Thani train station is located on the Prajak Sillapakom in Udon Thani city centre. The train station is about 1 km from Central Plaza shopping centre and the bus station. In Udon Thani it is easy and cheap to catch a taxi or tuk-tuk to train station if you are staying at a hotel which too far away to walk.

Location of Udon Thani Railway Station

Taxi, Tuk Tuk, Metro and Boat Services from Bangkok Train Station

Train Udon Thani to Bangkok

Phadung Krung Kasem canal by Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok

Bangkok’s main train station, Hua Lamphong, in Bangkok’s Chinatown, not far from the Chao Phraya river. Aside from taxis and tuk-tuks, there are two easy public transport options from this railway station.

  • Metro: The first and quickest option is to take an underground train. Adjacent to the train station is an MRT (Metro) station which go on one route through the City, via Silom, Sukhumvit Road and up to Bang Sue railway station in the north of Bangkok. The Bangkok Metro system is modern, clean and efficient.
  • Express Boat: A second slower, but more pleasurable, option is to take an Express Boat along the Chao Phraya river. This is a good option if you plan to travel to areas near the river such as the Khao San Road. From the train station you need to walk about 1,200 metres down to the Chao Phraya river to the Harbour Department Pier. For a description of the journey in reverse see our guide to How to get from Khao San to Bangkok Railway Station by public transport.

Location of Bangkok Railway Station

Hotels in Bangkok

Centra Central Station

Centra Central Station Hotel near Bangkok train station

There are some very good hotels near Hua Lamphong train station, which is in Bangkok’s Yaowarat (China Town) district. Yaowarat is an exciting area and the location of Bangkok’s most interesting temples, markets, and restaurants. Bangkok’s China Town has for many years been a much less popular area with foreign tourists than the Khao San or Sukhumvit districts of Bangkok. However, this is changing rapidly with better access and facilities being introduced to the China Town area by the city’s municipal authorities, including helpful English language signs having been installed on most major roads in the area. The hotels in the area have also improved with a thriving boutique hotel scene including some very well done conversions of Yaowarat’s wooden riverside homes, such as the excellent Loy La Long Hotel.

Next read our guide to Hotels near Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station