By train it takes 6 to 7 hours to travel from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya depending upon any delays and which train you take. Only one of the train services on this route, Train #26, has sleeper berths available.
Train Times from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya
There are 3 direct trains per day from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya.
- The fastest train from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya is Train #76 departing at 09:32, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 6 hours 02 minutes.
- The slowest train from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya is Train #134 departing at 21:12, which is scheduled to arrive 7 hours 01 minute later at 04:13.
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Ticket Prices from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya
Train tickets purchased online for the journey from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya cost 250 THB more per ticket than purchasing the same ticket at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||1,135 THB||885 THB|
Tickets for sleeper berths on trains in Thailand often sell out before the day of travel. The advantage of paying extra to book online is that you can guarantee in advance that the seat type you want is available on the day you plan to travel.
Location of Khon Kaen Railway Station
Location of Ayutthaya Railway Station
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About Travel to Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya is a city in the Central Region of Thailand with an urban population of around 50,000 permanent residents. Ayutthaya is a location of massive cultural and historical importance to Thailand because it was the capital city of the Ayutthaya Kingdom which existed from 1351 to 1767.
The Ayutthaya Kingdom was in a very real sense a forerunner of the modern Kingdom of Thailand. During its heyday the city is believed to have been one of the largest and richest urban centres in the world with trading and diplomatic links with other major states across the world including France. Remnants of this interesting historical period can be found all over the city of Ayutthaya, but the biggest concentration of things to see is in the city centre Historical Park.
Ayutthaya Historical Park is located slightly over 4 km to the west of Ayutthaya Railway Station and the easiest way to get there is to take one of the many tuk-tuks that wait outside the front of the station. Expect to pay around 100 THB for the journey. The Historical Park contains 12 ruined temples, a study centre, a monument to a 16th Century Queen, an elephant camp, and the site of settlement of Japanese immigrants. A separate fee of 50 THB is charged for entry to each of the historical sites.
For most visitors the three most interesting places to visit within the Historical Park are:
- Wat Maha Tat: This temple features the most photographed part of the Historical Park which is the head of a statue of the Lord Buddha which was cut off by Burmese soldiers in 1767 and has subsequently become enveloped by the roots of a Bodhi tree.
- Wat Phra Ram: The main feature of this temple is its very tall central ‘prang’. which is a Khmer style tower. This type of tower was once common across Thailand, but most of the other prang from the same period has now fallen down.
- Wat Phra Si Samphet: Probably the best historical site in Ayutthaya. This temple features 3 large prang towers in a row, surrounded by lots of smaller towers, all believed to be aligned to the movement of the stars and moon in a similar way to other ancient temple complexes such as Angkor Wat.