Located 410 km northeast of Bangkok, the province of Buriram might be one of Thailand’s best kept secrets. It is not just home of one of Thailand’s most successful football club, Buriram United, the most modern race track in the country but also to the most significant Khmer site in Thailand.
If you are planning a trip to Buriram and wondering how to get there, how long it takes and how much it costs – below are the three different ways on how to reach the little Isaan town from Bangkok by public transport.
Bangkok to Buriram by Bus
Buses to Buriram leave from Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal. There are several bus companies offering this route, you can buy the ticket on the second floor at their ticket booths. There are buses leaving every one to two hours throughout the day and the one way fare is between 227 Baht for a standard air-con coach to 450 Baht for a VIP coach.
Popular is the Nakhon Chai Air company that let’s you pre book your ticket online or via phone (1624). It’s quite simple, you tell them the date and time you want to travel, choose the type of coach and seat. They give you a reservation number that you write down and pay at any 7-eleven who will hand you the confirmation which serves as the ticket.
The bus terminal in Buriram is downtown and there are motorcycle taxis anticipating your arrival. Most hotels in Buriram also offer free pick up & drop off.
Bangkok to Buriram by Train
Trains to Buriram leave from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Buriram is on the Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani line and there are nine daily trains serving both destinations. Depending on the type of train, the trip takes about 5 to 8 hours and the one way fare is 67 Baht for third class, 155 Baht for second class and 316 Baht for first class. Seats in Air-conditioned Power Diesel Railcars including a meal are available for 475 Baht.
- Bangkok 05:45 – Buriram 11:34 (Special Express)
- Bangkok 06:40 – Buriram 14:19 (Rapid)
- Bangkok 10:05 – Buriram 16:14 (Express)
- Bangkok 11:40 – Buriram 19:13 (Ordinary)
- Bangkok 15:20 – Buriram 23:38 (Rapid)
- Bangkok 18:55 – Buriram 02:22 (Rapid)
- Bangkok 20:30 – Buriram 03:41 (Express)
- Bangkok 21:50 – Buriram 04:25 (Express)
- Bangkok 22:25 – Buriram 06:02 (Rapid)
If you want to take the train back from Buriram to Bangkok then you can find all departure times on the Railway of Thailand’s official website here.
Bangkok to Buriram by Flight
Nokair operates one daily flight between Bangkok and Buriram. The flight time is 60 minutes. One way ticket are 2,000 Baht and up, however sometimes they have promotions for around 800 Baht.
Buriram Airport is about 45 km north from the town center. A taxi will charge about 200 Baht one way or you hop on one of the local songthaews which will not charge more than 50 Baht.
Map of Transport in Buriram
- See also: Top 5 Best Things To Do In Buriram