Hi I am flying into Suvarnabhumi Airport next week at 18:10 and was looking at catching a train at 20:50 from don muang train station to Nong Khai..
1. would it posible to do this in the time mentioned?
2. How would I organize a ticket I am arriving next Tuesday? Could I just book the sleeper ticket when i get to the train Station.
Cheers for any info...
#1 woodyuk has been a member since 14/1/2007. Posts: 25
Spend a couple days in Bangkok. No worry about making a connection and you can purchase your overnight sleeper a couple days ahead of time.
If you have a hotel on the Skytrain route you can use it to connect with the subway at Asok and use it to take you to the national train station.
I have booked sleeper trains to Chiang Mai with a day's notice. Never been to Nong Khai, want to see the Naga Fireballs sometime though!
Thanks for info but due to schedule need to get to laos as soon as posible plus been to Bangkok many times before ..
Was using this site : http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm
Very good site !
#3 woodyuk has been a member since 14/1/2007. Posts: 25
I was looking for this link and finally found it. There is a bus that leaves the little bus station at Suvarnabhumi direct to Nong Khai also.
Someone else may have the times. Could be an all night ride.
Found the time for the bus run to Nong Khai from the airport.
�� Route 825: Suvarnabhumi airport - Saraburi - Nakhon Ratchasima - Khon Kaen - Udon Thani - Nong Khai (on the border with Vientiane in Laos)
Departures at 06.00 , 22.30
I just got into Bangkok and took a train to Chiang Mai . I was told I may have to wait a few days but I got one straight away. Chiang Mai is one of the more popular destinations so you should have no problem with Nong Khai. You can get a ticket at Hualamphong Station, shuttle bus AF4 from the lower level at Suvarnabhumi. I was able to book the sleeper at the station but I did have to wait about 5 hours. For that reason and the fact the sleepers can be a tad uncomfortable(they're dorm-type, not individual) you may want to try to book for a morning train, stay a day in Bangkok and travel through the day.
Take a cardigan, the air-con can make the trains quite cold sometimes.
#6 mic59 has been a member since 30/7/2008. Posts: 107