Trains from Khon Kaen to Bangkok

By train the journey from Khon Kaen to Bangkok is scheduled to take from 7 to 8 hours depending upon which train service you take.

Train Times from Khon Kaen to Bangkok

There are 3 direct trains a day from Khon Kaen to Bangkok.

TrainKhon KaenBangkokService
2621:4905:50Special Express
  • The fastest train from Khon Kaen to Bangkok is the daytime Train #76 departing at 09:32 and scheduled to complete the journey to Bangkok in 7 hours 03 minutes.
  • The slowest train of the services from Khon Kaen to Bangkok is Train #134 departing at 21:12 and scheduled arrive in Bangkok some 8 hours 18 minutes later.

Buy Tickets from Khon Kaen to Bangkok

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

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  • Sleeper seats are available to book online as well as the cheaper seat only options.
  • After booking you will be sent your tickets by e-mail.

The daytime departure at 09:32 is a convenient option for passengers as they will arrive in central Bangkok during daylight hours. This train has all air conditioned carriages. The overnight trains take up to an hour longer, which makes little difference to passengers with sleeper berths as all these overnight trains are scheduled to arrive in Bangkok very early in the morning.

Ticket Prices from Khon Kaen to Bangkok

Train tickets from Khon Kaen to Bangkok purchased online cost 50 to 290 THB more than the same tickets purchased at a train station.

Seat TypeOnline PriceStation Price
1st Class A/C Sleeper1,684 THB1,394 THB
2nd Class A/C Sleeper1,197 THB907 THB
2nd Class A/C Seat477 THB397 THB
3rd Class Fan Seat277 THB227 THB

The benefit of booking in advance online is that you can guarantee that your preferred ticket type is available on the train you plan to take. 1st and 2nd Class tickets sell out in advance of the day of travel on busy days.

Travel to Khon Kaen Station

Khon Kaen Train Station is conveniently located in Khon Kaen city centre on the Darun Samran Road.

Khon Kaen Train Station
Khon Kaen Train Station

It is about 600 metres to the south of Central Plaza shopping mall and 1 km east of the Midnight Market and the Food Market. Many major hotels are within walking distance of Khon Kaen railway station. Khon Kaen bus station is 1.9 km walking distance (24 minutes) North of Khon Kaen train station. Most people will find that this is too far to walk from the train station to the bus station and take a taxi.

Location of Khon Kaen Station

Google Map of Khon Kaen Railway Station

About Travel to Bangkok

There are two fast services from Khon Kaen to Bangkok each day which have tickets available to book through Thailand Trains. It takes around 90 minutes longer to do the journey by train than it does by bus. However, Train #26 has sleeper berths and a restaurant car which makes the train a lot more comfortable than a bus, particularly for overnight journeys.

Tuk Tuk driver taking a break in Bangkok
Tuk Tuk driver taking a break in Bangkok

The other option is to fly from Khon Kaen to Bangkok which is between 300 THB an 900 THB more expensive than using the train and then you need to take account of the cost of getting to and from the airport.

Location of Bangkok 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).

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal

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