By train the journey from Nong Khai to Udon Thani is scheduled to take from 30 to 40 minutes depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Nong Khai to Udon Thani
There are 3 direct train services per day from Nong Khai to Udon Thani.
- Fastest Train: The fastest train between Nong Khai and Udon Thani is Train #76 (departing at 07:45) which is scheduled to complete the journey in 29 minutes.
- Slowest Train: The slowest service is Train #134 (departing at 18:50) which is scheduled to complete the journey in 38 minutes.
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Location of Nong Khai Railway Station
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Location of Udon Thani Railway Station
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About Travel from Udon Thani
Udon Thani is one of Thailand’s larger cities with over 130,000 permanent residents. Udon Thani is not a major tourist destination, but it does have its own very distinctive character and loads of amenities, as well as a large airport with flights to destinations such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hanoi.
Udon Thani City Centre
The part of Udon Thani City which is most popular with foreign visitors, the Prajak Sillapkom Road and the Samphan Thamit Alley, is only 5 minutes walk to the west of Udon Thani Railway Station. This part of the city has plenty of hotels that cater well to foreign visitors, such as the Top Mansion, and restaurants specialising in international cuisine, including the excellent Good Corner Restaurant. This area also has lots of bars, some with hostesses.
Just to the north of the Samphan Thamit Alley is the massive Central Udon shopping mall. The shopping mall has lots of clothing outlets, restaurants and a supermarket with an extensive range of imported products. Central Udon is one of the more expensive places to shop in the city but it offers a lot of choice for those who can afford to shop there.
Further west from the railway station you will find the city centre’s two major attractions, Nong Prajak Park and Wat Pothisomphon. Nong Prajak Park is a public park with a large boating lake best known for the giant yellow plastic ducks floating among the pedalos for rent to visitors. Wat Pothisomphon is the city’s largest temple, it’s free to visit and features some impressive buildings, including a large golden chedi.
Other attractions in Udon Thani Province
The most interesting places to visit in Udon Thani are all located some distance from the city centre. Most of these places are difficult to reach by public transport so hiring your own car, or a driver for the day, makes visiting them a lost more easy.
The major attraction in the province is Ban Chiang National Museum, located 50 km to the east of Udon Thani City. Ban Chiang National Museum houses local archaeological finds dating back to around 1,500 BC, the most notable of which is locally made pottery. These artefacts are highly significant and reshaped our understanding of the development of technology in South East Asia.
The other major tourist attractions in Udon Thani are the Phu Phrabat National Park, and the major temples of Wat Kham Chanot and Wat Pa Phu Kon. The Phu Phrabat National Park, located 60 km north west of Udon Thani City, has spectacular sandstone escapements and cave paintings. Wat Kham Chanot, located 88 km to the north east of Udon Thani City, is a very popular temple with shrines located within a small forest. The lake at Wat Kham Chanot is, according to local legend, a doorway between the physical and spiritual realms through which the mythical Naga pass.