By public bus it takes 10 to 11 hours to travel 658 km from Bangkok to Mukdahan. The closest airport in Thailand to Mukdahan is Nakhon Phanom Airport, which is located 121 km by road to the north of Mukdahan.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Mukdahan
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|Bangkok - Mukdahan ฿ 440–781 9h – 11h|
Departure from Bangkok
Bus services from Bangkok to Mukdahan 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 Mukdahan
Bus services from Bangkok to Mukdahan terminate at Mukdahan Bus Terminal, 33/12 212 Amphoe Mueang Mukdahan, Chang Wat Mukdahan 49000.
About travel to Mukdahan
Mukdahan is the capital city of Mukdahan Province, and very close to one of the principle crossing points from Thailand into Laos, the Second Thai-Lao Firednship Bridge. The bridge is located around 4 km to the north of Mukdahan and must be crossed in a vehicle. Local bus services across the bridge, and onto Savannakhet, depart from Mukdahan Bus Terminal every hour from 07:30 t0 17:30, with a final bus at 19:00. The journey takes 45 minutes to an hour depending upon queues at the bridge, and costs 50 THB per person. The arrival point in Savannakhet is Savannakhet Bus Station, which is within easy walking distance of the Thai Consulate in Savannakhet.
Most foreign visitors to Mukdahan pass through in transit to Savannakhet. Many will choose to stay the night in Mukdahan to allow an early start either to hand in their visa application at the Thai consulate or to catch an onward bus from Savannahkhet. Bus services to Central Vietnam depart from Savannakhet Bus Station.
For those palnning to stay overnight, or perhaps a little longer, Mukdahan has a fairly good range of hotels and restaurants. The better, and more expensive, of which are clustered in the city centre along the banks of the Mekong River. Mukdahan is a city with a long history, however, most of the buildings are modern. The city also has lots of markets and shopping centres. Lots of the shoppers are people from Laos. In terms of tourist attractions the top three are:
- Phu Pha Thoep National Park, notable for its strange rock formations and viewpoint,
- Ho Kaeo Mukdahan, which is a observation tower and local hisotry museum combined into one,
- Wat Phra Si Maha Pho, which is a 100 year old temple combining Thai, Laos and Vietnamese architectural features.