Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3

Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is one of two bus stations in Khon Kaen. Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is the station to go to or a long distance direct bus service to destinations such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai and border with Myanmar at Mae Sot. Direct bus services from Khon Kaen to Vientiane in Laos also depart from Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3.

Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3
Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3

Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 1, the old long distance bus terminal in Khon Kaen City Centre, closed in 2017. Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 2 (also known as the ‘Air-Conditioned Bus Terminal’) remains open with minivan services to neighbouring towns and cities, such as Udon Thani, and limited range of long distance bus services to destinations such as Bangkok. Eventually all long distance bus services will only depart from Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3, which is an out of town bus terminal, as the city’s authorities are keen to ease congestion in Khon Kaen City Centre.

About Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3


Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is a large and relatively modern bus terminal used by several large bus companies, included the government owned Transport Co, and a selection of minivan operators with services to destinations within the North Eastern Region of Thailand.

Waiting area at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3
Waiting area at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3

Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is a spacious, clean and well run facility, and much better in every way than other major bus stations in the North Eastern Region such as Udon Thani Bus Terminal 1 or Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2.

Travel to Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3


Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is located a long way from Khon Kaen City Centre. Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is 8.1 km by road to the south of the Chao Por Lak Muang Khon Kaen Shrine in Khon Kaen City Centre.

Meter taxis at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3
Meter taxis at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3

The cheapest and most comfortable way to travel between Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 and Khon Kaen City Centre is by meter taxi. On the meter the journey will cost you 80 to 90 THB depending on your precise destination and the amount of traffic.

Location of Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3


Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is located 7.5 km to the south of Khon Kaen Railway Station, which is located in Khon Kaen City Centre.

Google Map of Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3

Facilities at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3


Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 has just about every type of facility you might need but no bookshop or left luggage facility.

Food court at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3
Food court at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3

Facilities at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 1 include:

  • Toilets at several locations within the station.
  • A Family Mart convenience store on site, and 7-Eleven convenience store on the road opposite the entrance to the bus station.
  • Plenty of covered open air seating near the bus platforms.
  • Large food court to the left hand side of the passengers terminals.

Buy Tickets at the Bus Station


Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is a large station with two passenger terminals and large number of separate ticket offices. There is no single ticket office for all companies or all destinations. Each company has its own ticket office. A number of different companies will all provide services to popular destinations such as Bangkok, however, for destinations which have a lower level of passengers then normally only one bus company will provide bus services to that destination.

Ticket Offices at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3
Ticket Offices at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3

The best strategy for finding the right ticket office at Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 is trial and error. Go to one of the ticket offices and ask whether they have a bus going to your destination. If they say ‘no’ then ask them to point you to a ticket office which does. You will eventually get your bus ticket but a bit of perseverance is required. Unlike bus stations, such as Hat Yai Bus Station, which have large numbers of foreign visitors passing though, Khon Bus Terminal 3 gets fewer foreign visitors and they haven’t yet worked out how to accommodate non-Thai speaking customers particularly well. You may find it easier simply to book your tickets online before you go to the station.

Buy Tickets Online


Use the Search Box below to buy bus tickets from Khon Kaen to Bangkok and other destinations in Thailand:

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For destinations other than Bangkok enter the name of destination into the box which currently says ‘Bangkok’.

Bus to Chiang Mai


There are 6 bus services a day from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai which you can book online.

  • Timetable of Bus services from Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 to Bangkok:
Khon KaenChiang MaiTicketCompany
09:3021:30฿ 713Esan Tour
15:1003:00฿ 742Phet Prasert
16:3004:30฿ 713Esan Tour
17:3005:00฿ 742Phet Prasert
20:3007:20฿ 742Phet Prasert
22:3009:20฿ 742Phet Prasert
  • Journey Time: The journey by bus takes from 11 to 12 hours depending upon which bus service you take.
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai.

Bus to Mae Sot


There is a single company operating bus services from Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 to Mae Sot whose tickets you can book online.

  • Timetable of Bus services from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot:
Khon KaenMae SotTicketCompany
21:0007:45฿ 643Phet Prasert
  • Journey Time: The journey by bus takes 10 hours 45 minutes.
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot.

Bus to Tak


There is a single company operating bus services from Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3 to Tak whose tickets you can book online.

  • Timetable of Bus services from Khon Kaen to Tak:
Khon KaenTakTicketCompany
21:0005:20฿ 538Phet Prasert
  • Journey Time: The journey by bus takes 8 hours 20 minutes.
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Khon Kaen to Tak.

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