Travel from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon

There are two ways to travel by public transport from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon:

  • Option 1: Take a bus to Sakon Nakhon.
  • Option 2: Fly to Sakon Nakhon.

Bus Times from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon

There are currently 14 bus services a day from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon available to book online.

BangkokSakon NakhonCompanyServiceTicket
07:3023:30Transport CoExpress฿ 581
09:3019:05Nakhonchai AirGold Class฿ 670
17:3009:30Transport CoExpress฿ 625
18:1503:55Nakhonchai AirGold Class฿ 670
18:3010:30Transport CoExpress฿ 581
18:3504:30Nakhonchai AirGold Class฿ 670
19:1504:50Nakhonchai AirFirst Class฿ 875
19:3011:30Transport CoExpress฿ 581
19:4505:40Nakhonchai AirGold Class฿ 670
20:0005:35Nakhonchai AirGold Class฿ 670
20:3012:30Transport CoExpress฿ 581
20:4506:15Nakhonchai AirGold Class฿ 670
21:1506:30Nakhonchai AirGold Class฿ 670
22:1507:30Nakhonchai AirGold Class฿ 670
  • Departure from Bangkok: Bus services to Sakon Nakhon depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal.
  • Journey Time: From 9 to 16 hours depending upon which bus you take.
  • Sakon Nakhon Bus Station: This bus service terminates at Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2 which is located a short distance outside the city centre.

Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Sakhon Nakhon

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After booking you will be sent an electronic ticket voucher which you should print out and present at either the bus station or airport check-in desk before departure.

Flight Times from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon

Flights from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon are relatively cheap making air travel the most popular way to travel from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon.

Don Mueang Airport - Sakon Nakhon ฿ 1,377–1,429 1h 10m
  •   Economy 06:30, 07:30, 13:10, 15:50
  • Departure Point: Flights to Sakon Nakhon depart from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok.

Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal

Morchit or Mo Chit is the local name for Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal. Morchit Bus Terminal is located near Chatuchak Park. Mo Chit BTS station is 2.5 km from Morchit Bus Station by road and Chatuchak MRT station is 4.9 km from Morchit by road. There are normally plenty of meter taxis available from both the BTS and MRT station. Expect to pay around 60 THB on a taxi meter for the journey from either the BTS or MRT stations to Morchit Bus Station.

Location of Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal

Google Map of Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal

Travel from Sakon Nakhon

For local travel within Sakon Nakhon town you have three choices: local bus services, cycle rickshaws, and motorised three wheel samlor taxi which are similar to tuk-tuks. Fares are not fixed and need to be negotiated in advance. Travel in Sakon Nakhon tends to be very cheap but more difficult to organise than other parts of Thailand: few foreign visitors go to Sakon Nakhon and the English language skills of local transport operators tend to be very poor.

Wat Suttawas in Sakon Nakhon
Wat Suttawas in Sakon Nakhon

Long distance bus services connect Sakon Nakhon will a wide range of destinations in Northern and Central Thailand. From Sakhon Nakhon Bus Station you can travel direct to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Loei, Phrae, Nakhon Phanom and a variety of other destinations. For travel to Nong Khai and onto Laos you need to first travel to Udon Thani:

  • There are two daily bus services from Sakon Nakhon to Udon Thani at 10.30 and 11.35. The journey takes 2 hours 15 minutes.
  • From Udon Thani there are minivan services to Nong Khai every hour from 06.00 to 19.00. It takes approximately 1 hour to travel from Udon Thani to Nong Khai by minivan.

Sakon Nakhon Bus Station

Google Map of Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal

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