Travel from Khon Kaen to Ubon Ratchathani

By bus the journey from Khon Kaen to Ubon Ratchathani is scheduled to take from 4 hours 55 minutes to 5 hours 15 minutes depending upon which bus service you take.

Bus Times from Khon Kaen to Ubon Ratchathani


There are 3 direct bus services a day from Khon Kaen to Ubon Ratchathani which you can book online.

Khon KaenUbon RatchathaniTicketCompany
03:0408:192,149 THBPhet Prasert
06:0111:162,149 THBPhet Prasert
21:0001:552,149 THBPhet Prasert
  • Passengers on Phet Prasert services from Khon Kaen to Ubon Ratchathani should check in at counter 6 in Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3.

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Khon Kaen Bus Station


Bus services from Khon Kaen to Ubon Ratchathani depart from Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3.

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Ubon Ratchathani Bus Station


  • Bus services from Khon Kaen to Ubon Ratchathani terminate at Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal

About Travel to Ubon Ratchathani


There are two main reasons foreign tourists come to Ubon Ratchathani: to visit the local temples and to travel to Laos. There are regular bus services from Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse in Southern Laos (subject of course to covid-19 travel restrictions). The journey by local scheduled bus service from Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse takes around 2 hours inclusive of the time it takes for all passengers to pass through both sets of immigration controls. The benefit of travelling to Laos via Pakse is that you are close to two of Southern Laos’s main tourist attractions: the Bolaven Plateau, famous for its waterfalls and motorbike route, and the 4,000 Islands region right at the southern tip of Laos. Bus services from Pakse to Don Det, the main island in the 4,000 Islands, take 3 hours 30 minutes. Travel by road in Laos is very slow compared to travel by road in Thailand so if you are planning to travel overland from Thailand to Don Det the fastest way to do it is to travel via Ubon Ratchathani.

Wat Sirindhorn Wararam in Ubon Ratchathani
Wat Sirindhorn Wararam in Ubon Ratchathani

Ubon Ratchathani also has some great temples, and it’s a place in Thailand where foreigners with a serious interest in learning about Buddhism often choose to come. Wat Pah Nanachat in particular is notable for offering courses in Buddhism to foreign visitors. People interested in Buddhism will also want to visit Wat Nong Pa Phong, which is one of the main centres of the influential sect of Forest Buddhism in Thailand. Foreign visitors, however, who visit temples to appreciate the architecture and the artwork will most likely find a visit to the recently constructed Wat Sirindhorn Wararam and the magnificent Wat Phra That Nong Bua most rewarding.

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