Trains from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani

By train it takes 1 to 2 hours to travel from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani depending upon which train you take.

Train Times from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani


There are 3 direct trains per day from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani.

TrainKhon KaenUdon ThaniService
2504:1205:39Special Express
13305:2206:57Rapid
7515:3216:55Express
  • The fastest service from Khon Kaen to Udon Thani is Train #75 departing at 15:32 from Khon Kaen and scheduled to arrive in Udon Thani 1 hours 23 minutes later at 16:55.

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About Travel to Udon Thani


Udon Thani is one of the four big cities in the North Eastern Region of Thailand. The city centre is large with over 130,000 permanent residents and a wide range of shops, markets, hotels and restaurants. Udon Thani is also a major transport hub for the north east of Thailand, with a large airport and bus station, in addition to its mainline train station.

Tourism in Udon Thani

Udon Thani is not one of Thailand’s popular tourist destinations. There are foreign visitors to the city, but they mostly tend to come to Udon Thani on the way to somewhere else or they are visiting someone in or near the city.

Udon Thani also has a fairly large community of foreign retirees. Udon Thani represents good value for money and has enough amenities to make it quite a good place to retire. The city’s excellent transport links also make Udon Thani a convenient place to live.

Wat Pothisompon in Udon Thani
Wat Pothisompon in Udon Thani
Udon Thani City

Udon Thani is a large city with different areas. The area that’s most popular with foreign visitors is close to the railway station. The main road leading west from the front of the railway station, the Prajak Sillapkom Road, and a nearby side road, the Samphan Thamit Alley, is where most of the businesses catering specifically to European and North American tourists are located.  The Samphan Thamit Alley in particular has a high concentration of hotels, bars and restaurants where English is spoken and International Cuisine is served.

About 2 km to the west of the railway station is the older part of the city. The central point of this area of the city is Nong Prajak Park which has a large boating lake that is notable for its distinctive oversized yellow plastic floating ducks. Close to Nong Prajak Park is Wat Pothisomphon. Wat Pothisomphon is the largest temple in the city centre and features some interesting buildings and sculptures. It’s worth visiting.

Ban Chiang National Museum

The most famous tourist attraction in Udon Thani Province is Ban Chiang National Museum, located about 50 km by road to the east of Udon Thani City. It’s possible to reach Ban Chiang National Museum fairly cheaply by taking any bus from Udon Thani to Sakhon Nakhon and asking for the bus to stop at the turning to Ban Chiang Village. From the turning its a few kilometres ride in a tuk-tuk to the museum.

Ban Chiang National Museum houses local archaeological finds which are mostly from 2,000 to 3,000 years old. The most famous of these finds are decorated pottery jars.

The artefacts are the remains of an early settled agricultural community employing manufacturing techniques which were relatively sophisticated for that period in time. These finds were unearthed in the 1960s and 1970s and they changed our understanding of the development of culture and technology in South East Asia. Before the discoveries at Ban Chiang, settled agricultural communities and modern era manufacturing processes were believed to have come to the region much later with immigrant groups from China.

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