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!
#2 sirhalberd has been a member since 30/12/2007. Posts: 295
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.
#4 sirhalberd has been a member since 30/12/2007. Posts: 295
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
#5 sirhalberd has been a member since 30/12/2007. Posts: 295
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