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Bus times & flights – Bangkok to Sakhon Nakhon

There are two ways to get from Bangkok to Sakhon Nakhon:

  • Option 1: Fly to Sakhon Nakhon.
  • Option 2: Take a bus to Sakhon Nakhon.

Flights to Sakhon Nakhon

Flights from Bangkok to Sakhon Nakhon are relatively cheap making air travel the most popular way to travel from Bangkok to Sakhon Nakhon.

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  • Departure Point: Flights to Sakhon Nakhon depart from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok.

Bus Times to Sakhon Nakhon

Bus services from Bangkok to Sakhon Nakhon travel overnight and the cheapest seats cost less than half the amount of a flight ticket, although the journey takes more than 9 hours longer.

Service Bangkok Sakhon Nakhon Ticket
VIP 18.30 05.10 630 THB 
VIP 24 18.30 05.10 840 THB
Express 20.30 07.10 540 THB

  • Departure from Bangkok: Bus services to Nakhon Sakhon depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal.
  • Bus Company: This service is operated by the Lotus Phibun Tour Company.
  • Journey Time: 10 hours 40 minutes
  • Sakhon Bus Station: This bus service terminates at Sakhon Nakhon’s main Bus Station which is located in the centre of Sakhon Nakhon town.

Tickets to Sakhon Nakhon

Use the Search Box below to buy bus tickets and flights from Bangkok to Sakhon Nakhon. 

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After booking you will be sent an electronic ticket voucher which you should print out and present at either the bus station or airport check-in desk before departure.

Northern Bus Terminal

Morchit or Mo Chit is the local name for Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal. Morchit Bus Terminal is located near Chatuchak Park. Mo Chit BTS station is 2.5 km from Morchit Bus Station by road and Chatuchak MRT station is 4.9 km from Morchit by road. There are normally plenty of meter taxis available from both the BTS and MRT station. Expect to pay around 60 THB on a taxi meter for the journey from either the BTS or MRT stations to Morchit Bus Station.

Location of the Bus Terminal

Travel from Sakhon Nakhon

For local travel within Sakhon Nakhon town you have three choices: local bus services, cycle rickshaws, and motorised three wheel samlor taxi which are similar to tuk-tuks. Fares are not fixed and need to be negotiated in advance. Travel in Sakhon Nakhon tends to be very cheap but more difficult to organise than other parts of Thailand: few foreign visitors go to Sakhon Nakhon and the English language skills of local transport operators tend to be very poor.

Phra That Phu Pek

Ancient Ruins of Phra That Phu Pek in Sakhon Nakhon

Long distance bus services connect Sakhon Nakhon will a wide range of destinations in Northern and Central Thailand. From Sakhon Nakhon Bus Station you can travel direct to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Loei, Phrae, Nakhon Phanom and a variety of other destinations. For travel to Nong Khai and onto Laos you need to first travel to Udon Thani:

  • There are two daily bus services from Sakhon Nakhon to Udon Thani at 10.30 and 11.35. The journey takes 2 hours 15 minutes.
  • From Udon Thani there are minivan services to Nong Khai every hour from 06.00 to 19.00. It takes approximately 1 hour to travel from Udon Thani to Nong Khai by minivan.

Sakhon Nakhon Bus Station

  • Address: That Choeng Chum, Mueang Sakon Nakhon District, Sakon Nakhon 47000

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