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How to go to Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen, located 445 kilometres from Bangkok, is almost the geographical centre of the Isaan region and has an area of about 10,900 square kilometres. Broken up into sub-districts for administration purposes, Khon Kaen comprises the districts of Muang, Ban Phai, Phon, Nam Phong, Chum Phae, Phu Wiang, Mancha Khiri, Nong Ruea, Kranuan, Nong Song Hong, Chonnabot, Si Chomphu, Waeng Noi, Ubolratana, Ban Fang, Khao Suan Kwang, Phra Yuen, Waeng Yai, Pueai Noi, Phu Pha Man, Khok Pho Chai, Nong Na Kham, Sam Sung and Ban Haet.

By car

The journey from Bangkok to Khon Kaen will take you approximately 6 hours doing an average speed of around 80 kilometres an hour. From Bangkok, take highway number 1 to Saraburi and then highway number 2 to Khon Kaen via Nakhon Ratchasima. This journey, as detailed, is a total distance of about 450 kilometres

By bus

If you are thinking of travelling to Khon Kaen by bus, you are in luck, as there are daily bus services departing from Bangkok's Morchit 2 Bus Terminal to Khon Kaen. For more detailed information, you may telephone Transport Co. Ltd at tel: 02 936 2852-66 and website. Nakhonchai Air at tel: 1624 and website.

By train

Regular passenger trains depart from Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station bound for the capital of the Isaan, Khon Kaen, every day. Call 02 223 7010-20 for more information.

By air

Thai Airways flies from Bangkok to Khon Kaen every day. The journey time is a mere 45 minutes, thus saving a lot of time as opposed to road travel, while fares are reasonable. Telephone Thai Airways on 02 280 0060, 0 2628 2000 or visit the website for more information. Thai Smile tel: +662-118-8888 and website. Nok Air tel: +662-900-9955 for international call center and website. Thai Air Asia tel: +662 515 9999 for call center and website.

BKK, DMK - KKC

KKC - BKK, DMK

Taxi in Khon Kaen

It’s always available for all area in the city. Contact taxi call center (24 hours) at 043-345099, 043-345098, 043-342800, 087-864-4447 ***Price normally starts from 30 Baht (about 1 USD).  There is an additional fee for call service. Moreover, Khon Kaen taxi also service at Khon Kaen airport and hotels in Khon Kaen district.

Khon Kaen is 188 kms north east of Khorat and has a really interesting museum. It is an ideal place to stop and rest on your way to Nong Khai from Bangkok. As of the time of writing, it has both a Vietnamese and Laotian consulate. These are the only diplomatic missions located outside of Bangkok.

Khon Kaen city map

Public transportation to and from Khon Kaen University (KKU)

Taxi Meter: It’s always available for all area in the city. There is an additional fee for call service. Ask the friendly driver to drop you at Khon Kaen University (in Thai-Ma Ha Wit Tha Ya Lai Khon Kaen or Mor Khor)

Minibus (aka Song Taew): Take Song Taew No. 16 (easily seen in red) and No. 8 (easily seen in sky-blue) from Khonkaen City (starting from the bus stop opposite the bus station) which may take 15-30 minutes. Ask the friendly driver to drop you at Khon Kaen University (in Thai-Ma Ha Wit Tha Ya Lai Khon Kaen or Mor Khor).

Download: Routes detail , Routes map

Note: Song Taew is not available at Khon Kaen Airport (only Taxi Meter available).

Three wheels motorcycle (aka Tuk Tuk): Details of availability is the same as taxi meter, but the service charge is upon the negotiation between you and driver. Ask the friendly driver to drop you at Khon Kaen University (in Thai-Ma Ha Wit Tha Ya Lai Khon Kaen or Mor Khor)

Khon Kaen University map 

Public transportation in Khon Kaen University (KKU)

Khon Kaen University have provided the free shuttle buses for service staffs, students and visitors. There are 4 lines of shutle buses that cover whole area of KKU.

Download: KKU shuttle bus route map