Travel from Bangkok to Bueng Kan

By bus it takes 11 to 13 hours to travel 746 km from Bangkok to Bueng Kan depending upon which bus service you use. Most services on this route travel overnight.

Bus Times to Bueng Kan


There two companies operating direct bus services from Bangkok to Bueng Kan whose tickets are available for purchase online.

BangkokBueng KanCompanyCostService
08:1919:19Sawadee Esan717 THBVIP
18:1505:15Sawadee Esan717 THBVIP
19:4507:45Sawadee Esan717 THBVIP
20:0008:50407 Pattana615 THBExpress
20:5507:55Sawadee Esan717 THBVIP

  • By bus the journey with the Sawadee Esan Company is scheduled to take 11 hours.
  • By bus the journey with the 407 Pattana is scheduled to take 12 hours 50 minutes.

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Departure from Bangkok


Bus services from Bangkok to Bueng Kan depart from Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Morchit Bus Station

Arrival in Bueng Kan


Bus services from Bangkok to Bueng Kan terminate at Bueng Kan Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Bueng Kan Bus Terminal

About Travel to Bueng Kan


Bueng Kan is one of Thailand’s poorest and most sparsely populated provinces. It is located in the top north east corner of Thailand on the border with a equally sparsely populated part of Laos. Bueng Kan doesn’t feature on the travel itinery of many foreign visitor because it is so remote and has relatively few tourist attractions. The province does though feature on the travel itinery of many Thai tourists who tour this part of the north-eastern region visiting the many significant temples that are located there such as Wat Phra That Phanom, Wat Tham Pha Daen, Phra That Choeng Chum and Wat Kham Chanot at the same time as visiting Bueng Kan.

Wat Phu Tok in Bueng Kan Province
Wat Phu Tok in Bueng Kan Province

The most famous tourist attraction in Bueng Kan Province is Wat Phu Tok, located 46.7 km by road from Bueng Kan Bus Terminal. Wat Phu Tok is a large Buddhist temple that incorporates the 359 metre high Tok hill. 359 metres doesn’t sound very high, but bear in mind that the surrounding area is very flat and the surrounding elevations are not far above sea level. A series of vertigo inducing staircases and wooden walkway cling to the side of this sheer faced stand stone hill. The walkways are configured to create 7 levels on the hill, each of which represent a different stage in the spiritual journey to enlightenment. There are shrines and caves of the way up which are interesting, but the best part of a visit to this temple is the views. At the base of the hill are some traditional Thai temple buildings and a chedi with museum style displays dedicated to the monk Ajahn Juan, who founded the temple.

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