Route 1: From Bangkok, take the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima route, then
proceed to Ban Phai along Highway No. 2, take Highway No. 23 and Highway
No. 213 to Sakhon Nakhon Province via Maha Sarakham and Kalasin Provinces
and continue the trip along Highway No. 22 to Nakhon Phanom for a
total distance of 740 kilometers.
Route 2: From Bangkok take Highway No. 1, Pahonyothin Road, to Saraburi.
At the main junction, kilometer 107 marker, turn right onto Highway
2 (Friendship Highway) and proceed past Nakon Ratchasima Province
to Ban Phai (a district of Khon Kaen Province) and turn right onto
Highway 23. Follow the route to Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Sakon Nakhon
and Nakhon Phanom Provinces for a total distance of 735 kilometers.
Buses depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal)
to Nakhon Phanom Province every day between 6.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.
There are different classes of bus services provided - regular, air-conditioned
and VIP with fares ranging from 360 bahts to 579 bahts). For more
information call Transport Co. Ltd. Tel. 0 2936 2852-66. Alternatively,
you can visit www.transport.co.th to find more up-to-date information
on schedules and fares.
To/From other neighboring provinces
Regular bus services operate between Nong Khai to Nakhon Phanom via
Sakon Nakhon at the rate of 79 bahts, while air-conditioned buse services
are provided hourly from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the rate of 143 bahts.
From Udon Thani regular bus services are provided at the rate of 128
bahts, while air-conditioned bus services are provided at the rate
of 211 bahts.
In addition, bus services between Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan Provinces
are provided on an hourly basis from 5.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily,
while air-conditioned buses services between Nakhon Phanom and Khorat
Provinces are provided 3 times a day at the rate of 264 bahts.
PB Air provides daily flight services from Bangkok to Nakhon Phanom,
except Tuesdays and Saturdays. For more information, contact their
Bangkok office at tel. 0-2261-0220 – 5.
Thai Airways International provides daily flight services between
Bangkok and Nakhon Phanom with a flight time of 1.10 hours. In addition,
there are flights from Sakon Nakhon to Nakhon Phanom (25 minutes,
300B), but not in the reverse direction. THAI runs a shuttle van between
the airport, 16 kilometers away, and the city centre. For more information,
contact the Bangkok office at tel. 0-2280-0060, 0-2628-2000 or visit
its website at www.thaiairways.com
A ferry boat across the Mekong River to Tha Khaek, in Laos, costs
40 bahts per person; in both directions. Only travelers traveling
with valid Lao visas are permitted to cross to Tha Khaek.