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Getting to Nakhon Phanom

 

By Plane

Nok Air  operates flight to Nakhon Phanom

 

By Boat

Small ferries shuttle passengers across the Mekong to Tha Khaek, Laos. A bridge has been recently approved

( Dec 2007 ) and is scheduled to be completed by 2011.

 

By Bridge

The new road bridge ten miles north of town between Thailand and Laos is scheduled to open on 11/11/11

 

By Train

There are currently no trains travelling to Nakhon Phanom, the closest terminal being about four hours away, in Ubon, Udon, or Nong Khai.

 

By Road

 

Two of the most common means of getting to Nakhon Phanom from Bangkok are by road in Private tour buses or government operated tour buses. These buses start from the central North and Northeastern Bus Terminal

( Mo Chit ) in Bangkok. The fare for bus travel ranges from 300 to 850 Baht, depending on the type of bus. A more convenient and popular bus is operated by the Transport Authority of Thailand. These VIP air conditioned buses operate under the label 99 or 999. These buses are 24-seater's, with seats as comfortable as seats in the business class of an airplane. A toilet is also available inside the bus. The distance between Nakhon Phanom and Bangkok is about 740 km. This is about a 11 hour journey. Although it seems long, a bus travelling out of Mo Chit at 7:15 PM arrives at Nakhon Phanom around 6:30 AM. Buses leaving from Nakhon Phanom to Bangkok at 6 PM arrive at around 5:30 AM.

Getting around when there

 

The most convenient ways to get around the city are by the famous three wheelers of the North East, more commonly called Sky Lab There are also busses and vans running to other provinces throughout the day easily accessible from the central bus terminal or in front of the local market.