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Getting Here

By Air
The easiest and most popular way to get to Udon Thani is by plane. There are 7 flights to Udon daily from Bangkok Int airport; the journey takes just 1hr. Ticket prices start at 800bt one-way (not including taxes, fuel surcharge etc)

By Train
The train is another popular but slower option. Trains depart Bangkok Hualampong station 3 times per day and twice a day from Ban Sue. Prices start at 150bt for standard 3rd class, 350bt+ for second class air-con, 600bt+ for air-con sleeper or 1,000bt+ for 1st class sleeper.
Udon Thani will soon be linked up to Vientiane (Laos) by rail. Train schedules will be posted here when we have more information.

By Bus
The Bus is another alternative and is more regular that the train, buses depart Bangkok's northern bus terminal almost every hour but beware of the holiday seasons when you may find yourself unable to get a seat. Bus prices range from 250bt to 450bt.

By Taxi
You can also hire a taxi driver to take you to Udon, just ask the local taxi drivers for a price. Expect to pay up to 6,000 baht one way. Or you can hire a car from Bangkok if you fancy doing the driving yourself.

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Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use.



Train Time Table

Udon Thani To Bangkok (Hualamphong)
Train number
Depart Udon
Arrive Bangkok
Train
76
06.00
17.10
UdonThani-Bangkok
78
18.40
05.00
Nongkhai-Bangkok
70
19.20
06.25
UdonThani-Bangkok
Udon Thani to Bangkok (Ban Sue)
Train number
Depart Udon
Arrive Bangkok
Train
134
20.10
08.00
NongKhai-Bangkok
Bangkok (Hualamphong) to Udon Thani
Train number
Depart Bangkok
Arrive Udon
Train
75
08.20
18.10
Bangkok-Udon Thani
77
18.30
04.11
Bangkok-Nong Khai
69
20.00
08.25
Bangkok-Nong Khai
Bangkok (Ban Sue) to Udon Thani
Train number
Depart Bangkok
Arrive Udon
Train
133
18.40
06.34
Bangkok-Nong Khai

THAI-LAO INTERNATIONAL BUS SERVICE:
FIRST BUS SERVICE BETWEEN THAILAND AND LAO PDR LAUNCHED

The governments of Thailand and Lao PDR concluded an agreement in March 2004 to jointly inaugurate a Thai-Lao International Bus Service in April 2004 to facilitate travel between Nong Khai & Vientiane and Udon Thani & Vientiane and promote cross-border travel and tourism between Thailand and Lao PDR.

The routes will operate from the Thai province of Nong Khai to the Lao PDR capital of Vientiane , and from the Thai province of Udon Thani to Vientiane . Both will go across the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge , the first to be opened across the Mekong River in 1994.

The Nong Khai - Vientiane route is about 30 kms and will be covered in 30 minutes. The Udon Thani - Vientiane route is about 80 kms and will be covered in a little more than an hour, excluding the time that will be spent at the border crossing.

One-way fares for the two routes are 30 baht and 80 baht respectively.

The state-owned transport companies of Thailand and Lao PDR will each operate two round-trip services a day on both routes. Thailand 's Transport Company Limited will operate 45-seat air-conditioned buses.

CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL BY INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

Foreign visitors holding valid visas and travel documentation will be able to travel by public transport buses back and forth across the border.

Important:
While visa-free and visa-on-arrival facilities are accorded by both Thailand and Lao PDR to citizens of various nationalities, getting the necessary visas in advance will save considerable time and effort in doing paperwork at the border checkpoint.

APPLYING FOR A BORDER PASS:
FOR TRAVELLERS AND TOURISTS OF THAI NATIONALITY

Individuals of Thai nationality will be able to apply for a 3-day/2-night Temporary Border Pass valid for a travel within Vientianne, while Thai residents of Nong Khai province will be able to apply for an Annual Border Pass.

Application forms are available from the Nong Khai Provincial Administration Centre (Sala Klang Changwat) open daily from 06.30 - 16.30 hours.

Application fees
Temporary Border Pass: 30 Baht
Applicants are required to submit the completed application form together with a signed copy of a valid identification card and 2 two-inch photographs.

Annual Border Pass : 200 Baht
Applicants applying for the Annual Border Pass are also requested to submit a signed copy of their house registration documents in addition to the above.

Applicants of Thai nationality with children between the ages of 12-15 are required to attach a signed copy of the household registration or birth certificate together with the application form.

Contact information:
TAT Northeastern Office: Region 5
Tel: +66 4232 5406 - 7
Fax: +66 4232 5408
E-mail: [email protected]

UDON THANI - VIENTIANNE SERVICE

Coach

Departure
Time

From

To

Fare

Operator
Transport
Company (TC)

1

07.00

Udon Thani

Vientianne

80 baht

TC Thailand

2

07.00

Vientianne

Udon Thani

80 baht

TC Lao PDR

3

09.30

Vientianne

Udon Thani

80 baht

TC Thailand

4

09.30

Udon Thani

Vientianne

80 baht

TC Lao PDR

5

15.00

Udon Thani

Vientianne

80 baht

TC Thailand

6

15.00

Vientianne

Udon Thani

80 baht

TC Lao PDR

7

17.00

Vientianne

Udon Thani

80 baht

TC Thailand

8

17.00

Udon Thani

Vientianne

80 baht

TC Lao PDR

 
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