By public bus it takes between 11 hours 20 minutes and 12 hours 50 minutes to travel from Bangkok to Bueng Kan depending upon which bus service you take. You can also fly from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon and take a shorter bus journey from Sakon Nakhon to Bueng Kan.
Bus Timetable: Bangkok to Bueng Kan
Click on the Bangkok – Bueng Kan link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Bueng Kan ฿ 591–615 11h 20m – 12h 50m|
Where to get the Bus in Bangkok
Bus services to Bueng Kan depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.
Arrival in Bueng Kan
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Bueng Kan Bus Station, Mueang Bueng Kan District, Bueng Kan 38000.
About Bueng Kan
Bueng Kan is a small province in the north east region of Thailand on the Mekong River. Bueng Kan receives very few foreign visitors, but lots of Thai visitors. The main attraction which Thai visitors come to see is Wat Phu Tok, 46 km from Bueng Kan town, as part of a tour of the many great temples in the region, particularly in Udon Thani, Nakhon Phanom and Sakon Nakhon provinces which are nearby.
Wat Phu Tok is temple on a steep sided sandstone hill. Clinging to the side of the hill is a rickety wooden walkway which leads up 7 levels to the top of the 359 metre hill. The 7 levels represent the 7 stages to attain enlightenment according to Buddhist belief. The views from Wat Phu Tok are stunning, although to enjoy them you need to traverse narrow vertigo inducing gang plank walkways clinging to the cliff side hundreds of feet above the ground. This attraction closes in both the rainy season and the Songkran festival because it is dangerous when wet. The guard rails would not stop a person from falling. On the other side of the hill from the vertiginous walkways are some interesting shrines located within caves a much easy set of steps carved out of the rock.