Guide to Train Travel from Bangkok to Khon Kaen

There are 4 direct services each day from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. The journey by train takes between 7 hours 15 minutes and 8 hours 47 minutes depending upon which train you take.

Trains Times to Khon Kaen


TrainBangkokKhon Kaen#88Service
7508:2015:35Express 
7718:3502:04Express 
2520:0004:17Special Express
13320:4505:32Rapid

  • The fastest train service is the 08:20 departure on Train #75 which is scheduled to arrive in Khon Kaen 7 hours 15 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 47 minutes.

Buy Tickets 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 you have the option of collecting your train tickets in Bangkok on the day of travel or for the tickets to be sent by post to your home address.

Best Trains 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 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 Type Online Price Station Price
 1st Class A/C Sleeper 1,650 THB 1,398 THB
 2nd Class A/C Sleeper 1,169 THB 909 THB
 2nd Class A/C Seat 649 THB 399 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 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.

Train to Khon Kaen
Arrival at 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 Station


Google Map of Khon Kaen Railway Station

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