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Guide to Train Travel from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai

There are 4 direct trains a day from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai.

  • The fastest service is Train #75 departing at 09:45 from Ayutthaya Train Station and scheduled to arrive at Nong Khai Train Station 8 hours 3 minutes later at 17:45.
  • The slowest service is Train #133 departing from Ayutthaya at 22:18 and scheduled to arrive in Nong Khai at 08:35 the next day, a journey of 10 hours 17 minutes.
  • Train #25 uses the newly purchased train carriages that the State Railways of Thailand started introducing on selected routes from November 2016. 
Train Times from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai

Train No. Dept Arr Service
75 09:42 17:45 Express
77 20:02 04:15 Express
25 21:41 06:45 Special Express
133 22:18 08:35 Rapid


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Ayutthaya to Nong Khai


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The only train on this route with sleeper seats available is Train #25 departing at 21:41 from Ayutthaya Train Station. Train #133 is the least popular train service from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai with foreign visitors because it is the slowest and the only seat types available are 3rd Class fan seats. Train #133 is the cheapest service between Ayutthaya and Nong Khai for this reason. Train #75 is a popular service with Thai and foreign passenger because 2nd class air-conditioned seats are available and breakfast and lunch served at the seats are included in the ticket price. Train #75 is also the quickest trains service between Ayutthaya and Nong Khai and the only service which completes the entire journey in daylight hours.

Online Train Ticket Prices from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai

Seat Type Online Price Station Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper 1,702 THB 1,302 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper 1,132 THB 812 THB


The cost of tickets purchased online is 300 THB to 400 THB per person more expensive than buying tickets at the train station. By buying tickets online in advance you are guaranteed to be able to travel on your chosen day. Sleeper seats on trains in Thailand often sell out before the day of travel and you may not be able to buy a ticket on the same day as you want to travel.

About Train Travel from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai

Ayutthaya Train Station is located 4.4 km walking distance from Ayutthaya Historical Park on the East side of the Pa Sak river. Ayutthaya Train Station is one of the best preserved train stations in Thailand and the ticket hall retains many period features dating back to the 1920s. The journey from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai takes 8 to 10 hours and the first part of the journey is the most interesting, with the train travelling through a mountainous area before continuing onto the flat open spaces of Thailand’s North Eastern Region. Most foreign visitors travel to Nong Khai to cross into Laos.

Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge

The Friendship Bridge, which is the crossing point into Laos, is 1.5 km from Nong Khai Train Station. There is a train connection from Nong Khai Train Station to Thanaleng Train Station, a short way over the border to Laos, from where transport is available onward for the short journey to the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Trains from Nong Khai to Laos depart at 09:30 and 16:00 with tickets available for purchase at Nong Khai train station before travel. If you travel on Train #25 you arrive at 06:45 in the morning which, even allowing for delays, gives you time for breakfast before travelling on the first train service to Laos. If you take Train #75, which is the daytime service, consider staying at a hotel near Nong Khai Train Station before travelling to Laos the next day.

Nong Khai is on the Mekong River

Location of Ayutthaya Train Station

Location of Nong Khai Train Station

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