By public bus it takes 12 to 13 hours to travel 683 km from Bangkok to Nan. You can also fly from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to Udon Thani with several different low cost airlines and from there its less than an hour to Nong Khai by either minivan or train.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Nong Khai
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|Bangkok - Nong Khai ฿ 462–717 9h 10m – 11h 55m|
Where to get the Bus in Bangkok
Bus services to Chiang Mai 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 Nong Khai
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Nong Khai Bus Station, 910/128-129, Moo 10, Soi Sansoen, Prachak Road, Tambon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Nong Khai, Chang Wat Nong Khai 43000.
About Nong Khai
Nong Khai is located on the Mekong River near the Laos border. A lot of people travel through Nong Khai to get to Laos via the Friendship Bridge, either by bus, car or train, and onto Vientiane which is the Laotian capital and a major transport hub for onward travel to popular destinations such as Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. Nong Khai, however, is destination which is worth visiting in its own for a day or two.
Nong Khai’s main attraction is the scenic riverfront promenade. This riverside pedestrianised area is the location for a popular and very lively Saturday Night Market which is the main event on Nong Khai. The riverfront also features some very pleasant bars and restaurants. The most popular restaurant on the river front, which is almost exclusively frequented by Thai visitors, is Daeng Namnueng Restaurant which serves Vietnamese food. There are also some small restaurants which serve European food, the best of which is Noi and Brendan’s Riverview Restaurant Bar, Brendan is from the UK and Noi is Thai.