Train travel from Don Mueang Airport to Nong Khai

There are train services departing the railway station at Don Mueang Airport which travel direct to Nong Khai, which is near the border with Laos, and 22 km from the Laotian capital city Vientiane.

Train Times to Nong Khai


There are 4 direct train services a day from Don Mueang Airport to Nong Khai.

Don MueangNong KhaiServiceTrain
09:0517:30Express75
19:2504:15Express77
20:5006:25Special Express25
21:3107:55Rapid133

  • Fastest Train: The fastest service is Train #75, departing at 09:05, which is scheduled to complete the journey from Don Mueang Airport Railway Station to Nong Khai in 8 hours 25 minutes.
  • Slowest Train: The slowest train services is Train #133, departing at 21:31, scheduled to arrive in Nong Khai 10 hours 24 minutes after departing from Don Mueang Airport Railway Station.

Buy Tickets to Nong Khai


Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Don Mueang Airport to Nong Khai.

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Tickets for journeys originating at Don Mueang Railway Station are not always available to book online. If you book train tickets from Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Nong Khai they will still be accepted if you board the train at Don Mueang Airport.

Location of Don Mueang Airport Railway Station


Google Map of Don Mueang Airport Railway Station

Location of Nong Khai Station


Google Map of Nong Khai Railway Station

Travel from Nong Khai to Vientiane


There are two ways to travel from Nong Khai Railway to Vientiane in Laos. The easiest option is to take a train direct from Nong Khai Railway Station to Thanaleng Railway Station in Laos. Trains to Laos depart from Nong Khai Railway Station at 07:30 and 14:45. The journey takes 15 minutes and costs 20 THB. Purchase your ticket at Nong Khai Railway Station. Thanaleng Railway Station is 15 km from Vientiane city centre. Minivans, taxis and tuk-tuks all wait at Thanaleng Railway Station for the arrival of the two daily trains from Thailand to take passengers on their onward journey into Vientiane.

Train crossing the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge at Nong Khai
Train crossing the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge at Nong Khai

The second way to travel from Nong Khai Railway Station to Laos is to take a tuk-tuk from outside the front of the railway station to the border crossing at the Thai-Friendship Bridge. Once you have stamped out of Thailand there is an expensive bus service which takes passengers over the bridge to the Lao Immigration Office on the other side. Once you have cleared Lao immigration there are lots of different kinds of public transport options for travel into Vientiane city centre. The cheapest and easiest option is to wait for the large green bus #14 which costs only 8,000 Lao Kip and takes slightly under an hour to reach its final destination which is Vientiane Central Bus Station. Bus #14 runs approximately every 15 minutes from 07:00 until 19:00. Taxis and tuk-tuks will normally attempt to charge foreign visitors as much as they can so make sure you agree a reasonable price in advance.

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