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Bus

Khorat has two bus terminals. Terminal 1 in the city centre serves Bangkok (191B, 3½ to four hours, frequent) and most towns within the province, including Pak Chong (56B to 72B, 1½ to two hours, frequent 5.30am to 6.30pm) and Pak Thong Chai (21B, one hour, frequent). Minivans to Pak Chong (66B, 1½ hour, frequent 6.30am to 8pm) also leave from this terminal. Buses to most other destinations, plus more Bangkok buses and minivans, use the confusing and chaotic Terminal 2, north of the centre. For Dan Kwian (14B, 30 minutes), frequent buses leave from inside the old city, east of Chainarong Gate.

Buses & Minivans from Terminal 2

Aranya Prathet (border with Cambodia)

Fare (B)

150

Duration (hr)

4

Frequency

7 departures 5.30am-6pm

Ayuthaya (minivan)

Fare (B)

132

Duration (hr)

3½-4

Frequency

frequent 5.40am-6.20pm

Bangkok

Fare (B)

148-508

Duration (hr)

4

Frequency

frequent

Bangkok (minivan)

Fare (B)

171

Duration (hr)

4

Frequency

frequent 6.30am-7.30pm

Chiang Mai

Fare (B)

526-613

Duration (hr)

13

Frequency

7 departures 3am-8.30pm

Khon Kaen

Fare (B)

146-220

Duration (hr)

3½-4

Frequency

frequent

Khon Kaen (minivan)

Fare (B)

126

Duration (hr)

3-3½

Frequency

every 40min 6.40am-6.30pm

Krabi

Fare (B)

1168

Duration (hr)

16

Frequency

4.50pm

Loei

Fare (B)

252-342

Duration (hr)

7

Frequency

hourly 5am-midnight

Lopburi

Fare (B)

149

Duration (hr)

4-4½

Frequency

6am, 10.45am, 1.30pm

Lopburi (minivan)

Fare (B)

130

Duration (hr)

3½-4

Frequency

every 40min 4.50am-6.30pm

Nang Rong

Fare (B)

60-95

Duration (hr)

2

Frequency

hourly

Nang Rong (minivan)

Fare (B)

64

Duration (hr)

2

Frequency

every 30min 4.30am-8.10pm

Nong Khai

Fare (B)

257-409

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

11 departures, mostly in the afternoon

Mukdahan

Fare (B)

272

Duration (hr)

7-8

Frequency

hourly

Phimai

Fare (B)

50

Duration (hr)

Frequency

every 30min 5am-10pm

Phimai (minivan)

Fare (B)

50

Duration (hr)

1

Frequency

hourly 10am-5.30pm

Surin

Fare (B)

115-218

Duration (hr)

4

Frequency

every 30min

Trat

Fare (B)

297-409

Duration (hr)

8-9

Frequency

7 departures

Ubon Ratchathani

Fare (B)

248-386

Duration (hr)

7-8

Frequency

hourly

Udon Thani

Fare (B)

178-300

Duration (hr)

Frequency

frequent

Vientiane (must already have Lao visa)

Fare (B)

900

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

11.30am

Train

Many trains pass through Khorat Train Station, but buses are much faster to most destinations. Ten daily trains go to/from Bangkok (50B to 425B, five to seven hours), via Ayuthaya. There are also nine trains to Ubon Ratchathani (58B to 453B, five to six hours) and four to Khon Kaen (38B to 295B, 3½ hours). Khorat's smaller Chira Train Station is closer to the old city, so it may be more convenient to get off there.