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How to get to and from Yasothon

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Yasothon does not have an airport but you could fly from Bangkok to Roi Et or Ubon Ratchathani and then hop on a bus.

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The closest train stations are in Si Saket and Ubon Ratchathani, located around 100 kilometres to the south and southeast, respectively.

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Accessible by frequent buses from Bangkok’s Morchit (Northeastern) terminal along with most provincial capitals within Isaan, Yasothon’s bus station is located on the northern edge of town off Highway 292. Motorbike taxis charge around 30 baht for the three-kilometre ride to downtown. From Yasothon, fares include:

Bangkok (Morchit): A bunch of first-class and VIP buses depart from 07:40 to 12:00 and again from 19:00 to 22:00. They cost 364 to 566 baht and take 10 hours. Some head south and stop in Surin and Buriram while others go straight west through Nakhon Ratchasima.
Chiang Mai: First-class buses depart at 09:00, 14:15, 16:15, 17:15 and 19:05 for 661 baht and take 13 hours, with stops in Phitsanulok and Lampang.
Khon Kaen: Buses depart at least once per hour from 07:00 to 19:00 for 122 to 166 baht and take more than three hours.
Mukdahan: First-class buses depart at 10:35, 12:40, 13:55, 16:40, 18:10 and 22:40 for 95 baht and take two hours. Minibuses depart every half-hour from 05:30 to 18:10.
Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat): First-class buses depart roughly every two hours from 07:35 to 13:50, and then several times from 20:00 to 21:45. They cost 200 to 300 baht and take five hours. Some go on to Saraburi.
Nong Khai: First-class buses depart at 09:30, 10:10, 10:30, 12:30 and 14:00 for 296 baht and take six hours.
Roi Et: A mix of buses and minibuses depart more than two dozen times from 07:00 to 19:00 for 47 to 69 baht and take one to two hours.
Ubon Ratchathani: Buses depart at least twice per hour from 08:00 to 19:00 for 66 to 99 baht and take two hours. Minibuses depart three times from 08:00 to 09:20 and five times from 16:10 to 19:00.
Udon Thani: Buses depart every one to two hours from 07:00 to 16:50 for 175 to 256 baht and take five hours.

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Getting around

Downtown Yasothon and the Ban Singha old town are both easy enough to cover on foot, although it’s a one- to three-kilometre walk from most hotels to the rocket festival grounds. We saw motorbike taxis at the bus station but nowhere else, and there are no taxis and very few tuk tuks.

A car rental spot at the old bus station off Rattanaket Road was closed when we passed through on a Sunday, and we found no motorbike rental in Yasothon. If wanting a vehicle you’re probably best off renting in Ubon Ratchathani.

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