From BKK to Khon Kaen
There're some bus companies for BKK - Khon Kaen route.The most elegant and best service 's Nakhonchai Air with special VIP coach.For the fare from BKK to Khon Kaen 's 384 THB.The service on the bus 're electric massage seat,1 meal,snacks,beverages,TV and clean toilet.For ticket,you can use online ticketing,tele-ticketing,ticket delivery and ticket outlets.Just check the website for more informations.Noted that this bus company located outside Northern and Norteastern Bus Terminal(about 2 kms),if you 'd like to take a bus at their company, you can ask the taxi for Tha Rot Nakhonchai(means Nakhonchai Bud Terminal) and you can take a bus at the Northern and Norteastern Bus Terminal too (N/E route@Counter 17,18, 3rd Floor and N route@Counter 22, 1st Floor).
Address:Kamphaengpetch 2 Road, Lad Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
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Bangkok - Khon Kaen
Getting to Khon Kaen is pretty easy. There are several flights from/ to Khon Kaen from Bangkok few times a day.
The only anoying thing is that if you arrive with an international flight and have an immediate connecting flight to Khon Kaen it takes you ages and lots of sweat to get from the international to the domestic terminal !!!!
Since domestic flights are rather cheap you can even book business class for only about 10€ additionally - for further deatils check the Thai airlines homepage.
I guess you can't fly business anywhere cheaper !!!
Flight BKK - KK is about 1 hour
Avoid the Tuk-Tuks!
We traveled around Khon Kaen a lot. There are three main modes of transportation.
The buses are called 'songteaws', and are actually pick-up trucks with two rows of seats with a roof on the back. They are color coded, and each has a number painted on the side to designate its route. They charge eight baht for any trip within the city. These things were great! You ride around, up close to everything. The only problem is figuring which songteaw to catch. We finally picked up a map from the tourist (TAT) office which showed the routes.
Metered cabs are new to Khon Kaen. They are extremely comfortable and surprisingly cheap. The initial fee is 30 baht, thereafter 2 baht per kilometer. Apparently, you can negotiate a flat rate once you travel beyond the city limits.
Lastly, there are the tuk-tuks. Initially, we used these, assuming they'd be cheaper than the metered cabs. THEY ARE NOT! Stay away from these things. They are expensive (minimum fee was 60 baht), loud, uncomfortable, and definitely unsafe. Plus, there's no room for baggage. We were charged different rates by different drivers, and getting change from them was virtually impossible.
From Khon Kaen to BKK
One bus company which offer a special VIP coach with full services 's Charn Tour.For Khon Kaen to BKK,the fare 's 355 THB.They offer a big seat which you can choose to sit at single seat or couple seat.The company in Khon Kaen located in Air-con Bus Terminal(Klang Muang Road).
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Getting around in Khon Kaen needs a while to be figured out!
There's sth. like a public bus called Song Tauw. They are like pick ups with 2 benches in the back. There are different lines through the city. YOu can decide between the different lines by the colour of the car. You wave at the Song Tauw and get on it. You pay when you get off. It definitely helps if you have a local to help you get around !!!
Of course you can also take a Tuk Tuk which will take you everywhere in town too.
Khon Kaen to Viengchan by Bus
Once you are on Khon Kaen, you should not have any trouble finding another bus to Viengchian. The bus terminal should have information and tickts. Of course you will still have to stop at customs and immigration, but there should be bus service directly, or I should say, at least to the border.
From BANGKOK To KHON KAEN
DP. AR. TIME (hr.) Second Class
08.30 16:00 7 Bt 910 All Week
23.00 06:00 7 Bt 910 All Week
bus or transport from Khon Khaen to Vientiane Laos
There is even an 'international bus' that runs between Khon Khaen and Vientiane/Viengchan Laos. It's an air con bus and it's pretty cheap. Last year it ran several times a day but now it's just once per day. Otherwise, you can take buses between Khon Khaen and Nong Khai and transfer from the bus station to the Friendship Bridge/border via tuk tuk or via another 'international bus' that runs between Nong Khai and Vientiane. If you're in a rush, then it's faster but costs more to take a tuk tuk to the obrde rThe international bus starts/ends at Viengchan's Talat Sao/Morning Market Bus Station. You have to have a Lao visa and your passport to buy the bus ticket.
There's also the train which goes all the way to Nong Khai from Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok and also picks up passengeres en route to Nong Khai (meaning that you can also catch the train in Khon Khaen, too).
Public transportation around the city
Khon Kaen 's the city where easy to travel by bus,especially in city center. There 're 14 lines of bus and song taew or 2 rows car which cost you in a very low price from 5 THB. Please check this links for the bus route.
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