As a province somewhat off the typical tourist route, Roi Et is best reached by private
car or public bus. However, it is possible to take a train to nearby Khon Kaen and
then a short bus to Roi Et. Once there, it may be easier to get around with your
own car, but there are standard forms of local transport available for visitors:
i.e., Songthaew, motorbike taxi, and tuk tuk. Getting to and from Roi Et
There is no direct train service to Roi Et. Visitors can take a train to Khon Kaen
and then continue by bus to Roi Et. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010 - 20 for more information.
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 ( Phahonyothin Road ) to Saraburi and Highway No.
2 ( Mittraphap Road ) to Ban Phai, then take Highway No. 23 to Roi Et via Borabue
and Maha Sarakham, a total distance of 512 kilometres.
Bangkok - Roi Et buses depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal ( Mo Chit 2 )
every day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th
for more information.
Solar air has Three flights a week into and out of Roi Et from Bangkok’s Don Mueang
Airport. For schedule or reservations, contact www.solarair.co.th
Getting Around Roi Et
As in most rural Thai provinces there are typically songthaws that follow established
routes around the provincial capital and between towns within the province. Songthaew,
motorbike taxis, and some form of tuk tuk are usually available for private charter
Roi Et National Museum It was initially established by Dr. Ko Sawatdiphanit with
an aim to showcase local silk textiles and handicrafts of Roi Et. It was later renovated
when the Fine Arts Department had the policy to set up a national museum.
Located on Phloen Chit Road, near the city hall. It was initially established by
Dr. Ko Sawatdiphanit with an aim to showcase local silk textiles and handicrafts
of Roi Et. It was later renovated when the Fine Arts Department had the policy to
set up a national museum.
Today, it showcases the province’s geography, natural resources, archaeology, history,
way of life and local hand-woven silk products. The museum is open every day, except
for Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The entrance
fee is 30 Baht. For more information, call Tel. 0 4351 4456.