Aug 10, 2009

How to get to Korat

By Bus
From Bangkok to Korat, buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) in Bangkok every 30 minute all day, traveling time is 3 hours and the fare is around 198 baht (2010). From Korat to Bangkok, buses arrive and depart from the Korat bus terminals in the city.

The blue ones run between Korat-Bangkok

inside the bus, passengers enjoying movie

waiting for boarding time
There are also buses running to other districts in Nakhon Ratchasima province and other provinces mostly in the Northeast region leave from Bus Terminal 2. In addition, there are buses to Chon Buri, Pattaya, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Hua Hin, Lop Buri, Sing Buri, Nakhon Sawan, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai. All depart from the Bus Terminal 2 in Korat.

By Train
I would recommend an express train bound for Ubon Ratchathani departs Bangkok's Hualamphong Station, the trip will take approximately 4 hours. There are also rapid trains, ordinary trains (3rd class only) that the trip will take a few hours longer.

The charm of traveling by train is chances to see nice countryside of Thailand and life style of people living in community nearby the rail track. The train also passes through some great scenery on the Korat Plateau, including a view of the enormous white Buddha figure at Wat Theppitak on a thickly forested hillside.
Visit or call 1690 for schedules and fares.

Drive on your own
Route 1: Take Highway No. 1 (Phahon Yothin) from Bangkok to Saraburi and then take Highway No. 2 (Mitraparp Highway) from Saraburi to Nakhon Ratchasima. The total distance is 259 kilometers. (This is the fastest way, and most buses take.)

 Route 2: Take Highway No. 304 from Bangkok and proceed past Min Buri, Chachoengsao, Phanom Sarakham, Kabin Buri, Wang Num Kheow , Pak Thong Chai, to Nakhon Ratchasima. The total distance is 273 kilometers.

Route 3: Take the Bangkok-Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok route then take Highway No. 33 to Kabin Buri and Highway No. 304 past Wang Num Kheow, Pak Thong Chai to Nakhon Ratchasima.

By Air
Nakhon Ratchasima Airport is 30 km from Korat downtown.
Currently (2013), there are no airlines operating flight between Korat - Bangkok.
In the past,  There was a few Airlines operating flight between Korat - Bangkok, Korat - Chiang Mai, Korat - Phuket : 
Thai Airways, 
Happy Air, 
Thai Regional Airline, 

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