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 to Udon Thani
- Click on the ‘Bangkok – Udonthani’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Udon Thani ฿ 424–745 7h – 11h 50m|
Where to get the Bus 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 60 km to the north east of the city is Phu Phra Bat Historical Park which features strange rock formations and prehistoric cave paintings.