Getting there & away
Ubon’s bus terminal (0 4531 6085) is north of the town centre, just off Th Chayangkun – take sǎwngthǎew 2, 3 or 10. Buses link Ubon with Bangkok’s northern terminal (air-con 411B, eight hours) frequently. Nakhonchai Air (0 4526 9777), with an office at the terminal, has VIP buses to Bangkok (594B, 10 daily), Rayong (687B, 14 hours, five daily) and Chiang Mai (960B, 17 hours, four daily). Other fares to/from Ubon are in the table on right.
Phibun (25B, 1½ hours, hourly) and Khong Jiam (60B, three hours, five daily) buses stop briefly at the Warin Market after leaving the terminal, but they’re sometimes already full when they get there.
The train station (0 4532 1004) is in Warin Chamrap; sǎwngthǎew 2 connects it to Ubon.
The Ubon express leaves Bangkok nightly at 8.30pm, arriving in Ubon at 6.35am the next day while the Bangkok-bound train leaves Ubon at 6.30pm arriving at Hualamphong station at 5.25am. Nine other trains also make the run throughout the day taking just as long, except the 2.50pm express service that makes the trip in 8½ hours.
Fares for 1st-class air-con sleeper/2nd-class fan sleeper/2nd-class seat/3rd-class seat are 1180/471/221/95B.
These train services also stop in Khorat (1st/2nd/3rd class 268/133/58B, six hours).