Trains from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

The journey by train from Bangkok to Khon Kaen is scheduled to take between 7 hours and 9 hours depending upon which train you take.

Trains Times from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

There are 4 direct services each day from Bangkok to Khon Kaen.

  • Please Note: The services shaded in grey, however, are not currently operating.
TrainBangkokKhon KaenService
2520:0004:10Special Express

  • The fastest train service is the 08:20 departure on Train #75 which is scheduled to arrive in Khon Kaen 7 hours 10 minutes later.
  • The slowest service is Train #133 departing from Bangkok at 20:45 which is scheduled to complete the same journey in 8 hours 34 minutes.

Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

Use the Search Box below to buy train tickets from Bangkok to Khon Kaen:

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After you have booked your tickets will be sent to you by e-mail. You can either print out your own train tickets or show them to the conductor on the train on a mobile phone, tablet or laptop computer screen.

Best Trains from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

Train #75, departing at 08:20, is the only express service which departs from Bangkok during daylight hours. Train #25, departing at 20:00, is the only train service from Bangkok to Khon Kaen which has sleeper berths. The other three train services are seat only trains.

Ticket Prices from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

Train tickets from Bangkok to Khon Kaen purchased online cost 250 THB to 260 THB more than tickets purchased directly at a train station in Thailand.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper1,650 THB1,398 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper1,169 THB909 THB
2nd Class A/C Seat649 THB399 THB

This additional charge is a service fee for the cost of purchasing a physical ticket in advance for collection on the day of travel. 1st and 2nd Class AC Sleeper seats and 2nd Class AC Seats on sprinter trains are often fully booked before the day the train departs and you may have difficulty purchasing a ticket on the same day as you intend to travel.

Bangkok Train Station

Bangkok’s main train station is Hua Lamphong Station and you can get there by metro (MRT), bus, tuk-tuk, taxi and by walking 10 minutes from the Marine Department Pier on the Chao Phraya Express Boat line. Hualamphong Station is in the centre of ‘Old Bangkok’ in the China Twon district and it is an excellent starting point for exploring Bangkok’s most famous temples and markets.

Location of Bangkok Train Station

Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station

Khon Kaen Train Station

Khon Kaen Railway Station is in the City Centre a 1 km walk away from the Fairy Plaza and City Museum. If your hotel is far from the station then there are always tuk-tuks and taxis waiting that will take you there. For tuk-tuks agree a price before you set off.

Khon Kaen Train Station
Khon Kaen Train Station

Taxis should run on the meter, but again check before you set off. There is also a very cheap shared taxi service (songthaew) which runs in Khon Kaen. The songthaew are numbered depending on which they route they run. However, all songthaew services start and finish at the main bus station.

Location of Khon Kaen Train Station

Google Map of Khon Kaen Railway Station

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