The journey by train from Bangkok to Nong Khai is scheduled to take from 8 hours 45 minutes on Train #75 (the fastest train) to 10 hours 30 minutes on Train #133 (the slowest train).
Train Times from Bangkok to Nong Khai
There are 3 direct trains a day from Bangkok to Nong Khai, which is near the border crossing to Laos.
- Sleeper berths are only available on Train #25.
- Train #25 uses some of the the State Railways Of Thailand newest train carriages introduced in 2016.
Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Nong Khai
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Nong Khai.
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 from Bangkok 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.
|1st Class A/C Sleeper
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper
|2nd Class A/C Seat
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 from Bangkok to Nong Khai
We advise taking the early train – Train #75 (departure at 08:45) – 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 two 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.
Location of Bangkok Train Station
From the 19th January 2023 the main railway station in Bangkok is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).
About 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.
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.