Khon Kaen Railway Station

Khon Kaen Train Station is located 449.75 km from Bangkok on the northern branch of Thailand’s North Eastern Train Line, which runs between Bangkok and Nong Khai on the border with Laos. 

Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station
Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station

Khon Kaen Railway Station is currently (last update February 2019) being refurbished to accommodate the new dual track railway line under construction, and passenger services are operating out of a temporary railway station at the moment which is inconveniently located 8.2 km by road to the south of the Chao Por Lak Muang Khon Kaen Shrine, in the centre of Khon Kaen City. 

Khon Kaen Train Station


Udon Thani Railway Station was opened in 1934 but the original station has now been demolished to make way for a new station with a dual track elevated railway line that passes above Khon Kaen City Centre, thereby minimising the disruption to local residents as a consequence of the construction.

Platform at Khon Kaen Railway Station
Platform at Khon Kaen Railway Station

Udon Thani Train Station is a Class 1 Railway Station with two platforms, 7 tracks and 14 trains passing through each day:

  • 4 trains a day running each way on the Bangkok to Nong Khai route.
  • 1 train per day running each way on the Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai route.
  • 1 train per day running each way on the Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani route.
  • 1 train per day running each way on the Khon Kaen to Kaeng Khoi Junction route.

Facilities at Khon Kaen Station


Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station has no facilities other than a waiting area and toilets. Anything you need to buy for your trip we recommend that you buy before you go to the station.

Waiting area at Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station
Waiting area at Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station

The new railway station that is under construction looks very large and very modern, and similar to a BTS station in Central Bangkok in that it will have escalators for passengers to ascend to the train platforms on the elevated railway line.

Khon Kaen Railway Station under construction
Khon Kaen Railway Station under construction

Khon Kaen’s new railway station is likely to have a lot of shops and restaurants when it opens as the sale of retail space is a key part of the strategy to finance the construction of the new dual track project.

Buying Tickets at Khon Kaen Station


Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station has a ticket office with a single ticket windows. 

Ticket Office at Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station
Ticket Office at Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station

If you are planning to travel on one of the 6 ‘ordinary train’ services running on other lines than the main Bangkok to Nong Khai railway line then you need to buy your tickets at Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station on the day of travel, as these types of tickets cannot be purchased in advance or online. These ‘ordinary train’ services have only 3rd class fan seating and no seat allocation. For travel back to Bangkok, particularly on the fast train in morning and for sleeper seats, you can buy the tickets online in advance, which is advisable as these services tend to sell out before the day of travel. You can use the Search Box below to book your tickets online.

Buy Tickets Online


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

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Transport at Khon Kaen Station


Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station is located on side road which is a long walk from the nearest public transport services.

Tuk-tuks at Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station
Tuk-tuks at Khon Kaen Temporary Railway Station

Local tuk-tuk and motorcycle taxi drivers have taken full advantage of the financial opportunities arising from the temporary closure of the main city centre railway station in Khon Kaen and wait in large number for every arrival at the temporary train station to charge overpriced fares to people visiting the city by train. Expect to pay 100 THB for a motorcycle taxi to the city centre and 150 to 200 THB for a tuk-tuk. The same journey in a Khon Kaen Meter taxi would cost around 70 THB.

Train Times to Bangkok


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

Khon KaenBangkokTrain No.Service
09:1217:1076Express
20:1904:3578Express
21:0605:45134Rapid
21:3806:0026Special Express

Train Times to Nong Khai


There are 5 direct train services a day from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai.

Khon KaenNong KhaiTrain No.Service
02:0204:1577Express
04:1906:4525Special Express
05:3508:35133Rapid
09:3512:20415Ordinary
15:3717:4575Express

Train Times to Nakhon Ratchasima


There are 4 direct train services a day from Khon Kaen to Nakhon Ratchasima. 

Khon KaenNakhon RatchasimaTrain No.Service
07:5711:25416Ordinary
13:5517:32432Ordinary
15:3619:00418Ordinary
20:1922:39415Express

Location of Khon Kaen Temporary Station


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