Guide to Train Travel from Bangkok to Nong Khai

There are 4 direct trains a day from Bangkok to Nong Khai, which is near the border crossing to Laos. The journey by train from Bangkok to Nong Khai is scheduled to take between 9 hours 10 minutes on Train #75 (the fastest train) to 11 hours 10 minutes on Train #133 (the slowest train).

Train Times to Nong Khai


TrainBangkokNong KhaiService
7508:2017:30Express
7718:3504:15Express
2520:0006:25Special Express
13320:4507:55Rapid

  • Sleeper berths are only available on Train #25.
  • Train #25 uses the State Railways Of Thailand brand new train carriages introduced in 2016.

Buy Tickets to Nong Khai


Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Nong Khai:

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Sleeper seats are available to book online as well as the cheaper seat only options. After booking either collect your train tickets in Bangkok or request that they are posted to your home address.

Ticket Prices to Nong Khai


The service fee payable on tickets purchased on online for the train journey from Bangkok to Nong Khai is 250 THB per ticket.

 Seat Type Online Price Station Price
 1st Class A/C Sleeper  1,807 THB 1,557 THB
 2nd Class A/C Sleeper  1,248 THB 998 THB
 2nd Class A/C Seat 748 THB 498 THB

The fee covers the cost of buying a ticket from the State Railways of Thailand and retaining the ticket for collection on the day of travel. 2nd and 3rd Class Fan Seats can normally be purchased from a train station on the day of travel. However, 1st and 2nd Class Sleeper seats often need to be booked in advance, which is difficult for those people coming to Thailand only a few days before they intend to travel. The online booking service will also suit those people who have a long way to travel to get to a train station or would rather avoid the inconvenience of going to a train station before the day upon which they intend to travel.

Best train to Nong Khai


We advise taking the early train – Train #75 (departure at 08.20) – so that you travel in the daylight and spend a night in Nong Khai before travelling onward to Laos or exploring this part of Thailand further. An evening dinner at the town centre promenade on the banks of the Mekong river is a pleasure, particularly when Nong Khai has it weekly Saturday Night Market. If you plan to travel overnight then we suggest that you book Train #25 as this service has a variety of sleeper berths available, none of the other three trains to Nong Khai has any sleeper berths. Advance booking is always recommended if you want a sleeper berth on the train to Nong Khai.

Travel to Bangkok Station


Hua Lamphong Station is accessible by metro (MRT), bus, tuk-tuk, taxi and by walking 10 minutes from the Marine Department Pier on the Chao Phraya Express Boat line. Hua Lamphong Station is near the markets and temple of China Town, the most diverse and interesting part of Bangkok. Leave your luggage at the station and explore the area if you have the time. For a real experience of China Town head to Sampeng Lane market, which is within walking distance of the station.

Location of Bangkok Station


Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station

Travel to the Laos Border


Nong Khai railway station is about 3.4 km from the Thai-Lao friendship bridge. For information about the train service which run to Laos across the bridge see our guide to Nong Khai Railway Station.

Platform 1 at Nong Khai Train Station
Platform 1 at Nong Khai Train Station

Nong Khai railway station is also about 2 km into the town centre of Nong Khai. Most of hotels are clustered near Soi Rim Kong and Soi Prajak Sillapakom in the centre of the town. There are many tuk-tuks waiting outside the station and they charge reasonable prices for the trip into Nong Khai town or to the Laos border.

Nong Khai Railway Station


Google Map of Nong Khai Railway Station

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