Bus times from Bangkok to Udon Thani

By bus it takes 8 to 10 hours to travel 560 km from Bangkok to Udon Thani. Travelling by bus from Bangkok to Udon Thani is 1 to 2 hours quicker than travelling by train.

Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Udon Thani

Bangkok - Udon Thani ฿ 525–986 7h 45m – 10h
  •   Express 08:30, 09:30, 18:45, 20:00, 20:45
  •   First Class 09:45, 09:55, 20:55, 21:15, 22:45, 23:05
  •   Gold Class 10:15, 10:30, 10:45, 11:00, 20:00, 20:20, 20:30, 20:50, 21:10, 22:15, 22:35

Bus Station in Bangkok

Bus services to Udon Thani depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.

Google Map of Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal

Arrival in Udon Thani

Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Udon Thani Bus Station 2 at Tambon Ban Lueam, Amphoe Mueang Udon Thani, Chang Wat Udon Thani 41000.

Google Map of Udon Thani Bus Station 2

About Udon Thani

Udon Thani is modern town established in the 1890s and located in the North East region of Thailand, commonly referred to Isan. Udon Thani is a large thriving city with a population of over 220,000 making it the 4th largest city in Thailand.

Large Ex-Pat Community

Despite the absence of beautiful buildings in the city centre, and the location near to the border with Laos far from Bangkok, Udon Thani is a cosmopolitan town with a sizeable expat community living there. Udon Thani used to have a large US military presence with a major airbase located in Udon Thani during the time of the Vietnam War and the city prospered during the 1960s and 1970s on the back of the investment that the military base brought to the city along with language skills and knowledge of Western culture.

Bangkok to Udon Thani Bus
Bangkok to Udon Thani Bus
Hotels, Restaurants and Bars

Udon Thani has a number things which will appeal to foreign visitors. its a lively place with large busy markets. Udon Thani also has some great hotels, such as the Charoen Hotel, which cater well for foreign visitors as well as some lively bars and restaurants all of which are great value for money. The city also has parks, lakes and fantastic travel connections with a large airport, train station and several bus and minivan station. It is also an easy half day trip to reach the Laotian capital of Vientiane.

Ban Chiang

The two major tourist attractions in Udon Thani are both outside the city centre. 35 km to the east of the city is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ban Chiang famous for the many 4,000 to 6,000 year old items of pottery discovered at the site.

Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

60 km to the north east of the city is Phu Phra Bat Historical Park which features strange rock formations and prehistoric cave paintings.

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