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    Guide to Train Travel from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani

    There are 8 trains a days travelling the route from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani which the final stop on the Eastern branch of Thailand’s Northern Eastern Train Line. The journey by train from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani is scheduled to take between 8 hours 15 minutes on Train #21 (the fastest train) to 11 hours 35 minutes on Train #141 (the slowest service).


    Trains to Ubon Ratchathani


    Train No.DeptArrService
    2105:4514:00Special Express
    13506:4018:00Rapid
    7110:0519:50Express
    14515:2003:35Rapid
    13918:5506:15Rapid
    2320:3006:35Special Express
    6721:3007:50Express
    14122:4510:20Rapid
    • Sleeper berths are available on all overnight trains except for Train 145 (departing at 15.20 from Bangkok) and Train 141 (departing at 22:45 from Bangkok).
    • Train #23 departing at 20:30 from Bangkok is one of the new modern trains introduced early this year on selected routes across Thailand’s railway network.

    Tickets to Ubon Ratchathani


    Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani. Sleeper seats are available to book online as well as the cheaper seat only options. After booking either collect your train tickets in Bangkok or request that they are sent to your home address in the post.

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    Booking a ticket online in advance cost allows you to confirm your day of travel and the seat type in advance of your arrival at the train station. Some ticket types, particularly 1st and 2nd Class AC Sleepers, are often fully booked several days before the date of travel and this mean that you may experience difficulties in securing a comfortable seat if you try to buy your ticket on the same day as you want to travel or even 1 or 2 days in advance.


    Prices to Ubon Ratchathani


     Seat Type Online Price Station Price
     1st Class A/C Sleeper 1,530 to 1,770 THB 1,280 to 1,520 THB
     2nd Class A/C Sleeper 951 to 1,231 THB 651 to 981 THB
     2nd Class Fan Seat 821 THB 581 THB

    Booking a ticket online in advance cost allows you to confirm your day of travel and the seat type in advance of your arrival at the train station. Some ticket types, particularly 1st and 2nd Class AC Sleepers, are often fully booked several days before the date of travel and this mean that you may experience difficulties in securing a comfortable seat if you try to buy your ticket on the same day as you want to travel or even 1 or 2 days in advance. The additional cost of booking a ticket online depends on the type of ticket you book:

    • 1st Class A/C Sleeper: 400 THB service charge per ticket
    • 2nd Class A/C Sleeper: 350 THB service charge per ticket
    • 2nd Class Fan Seat: 250 THB service charge per ticket

    Travel to Ubon Ratchathani


    This journey is one of the most scenic on Thailand’s railway network following a route which goes through the mountain between Ayutthaya and Pak Chong and then on past Buri Ram, Surin and then Si Sa Ket before terminating at the end of this branch of the North Eastern line at Ubon Ratchathani. It is worth noting that the North Eastern Line splits into 2 branches beyond Nakhon Ratchasima at Thanon Chira Junction, with one headed North toward Nong Khai and the other due East towards Ubon Racthathani.

    Carving on the Chedi at Wat Nong Bua

    Carving on the Chedi at Wat Nong Bua

    Few foreign visitors take the branch of North Eastern Line which heads East toward Ubon Ratchathani which is shame as there is some great views of the Southern part of Thailand’s Isan Region you simply do not to see if you fly or travel by road. The route is particularly beautiful in October and November time as the rice matures in vast areas of paddy fields before harvest time in December.


    Bangkok Train Station


    Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station


    Ubon Ratchathani Train Station


    Google Map of Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station

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