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Vip/First Class Bus/Coach From Bangkok To Khon Kaen

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I want to travel by VIP/1st Class bus/coach from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. I have tried Nakhonchai website but unfortunately it's in Thai and I don't read Thai. Can anyone tell me where this service leaves from in Bangkok, (is it. Morchit?) and can it be booked through a local travel agent? Does anyone know if there is another good bus service on this route?

Thanks for your time.

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I think more buses leave from Chatuchak for Issan than Morchit. I've done the trip quite a few times. Never booked a ticket, just showed up. VIP buses to KK leave all the time. I think many don't advertise on the web?

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NCA has its own small terminal as little beyond the big Mochit-any taxidriver should know.

They run hourly daytime, the trip takes 6 hrs.

On the other half hours there is the combo of Cherd-Chai/?? (forgot-maybe KhonKhaentour) with similar service, from the main Mochit. No-local agents are of no help, nor needed. Except for the very few crush days (like before 1/1 and Songkran)-just turn up and buy ticket. Though This forum has its quirks and it seems forbidden to say something slightly negative-for both is the draw of the lotteree as to which bus you get-no comp. can only have brandnew coaches. NCA also has older and rather used ones.

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Try Chan Tours leaves Mochit every hour their ss service is excellent, tv, music comfortable reasonable.

I use them from Udon to Bkk and return never had cause to complain

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Try Chan Tours leaves Mochit every hour their ss service is excellent, tv, music comfortable reasonable.

I use them from Udon to Bkk and return never had cause to complain

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Thanks for all the information. Very Useful. I found these phone numbers if anyone else needs them.

Chan Tour

Bangkok +662618718/19/20

Khon Kaen +6643247333

Udon Thani +6642343403

Also Nakhon Chai Air (NCA) Call Center:- +6629360009 (I'm told it's hit and miss if you get anyone who can speak English at NCA)

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I think more buses leave from Chatuchak for Issan than Morchit. I've done the trip quite a few times. Never booked a ticket, just showed up. VIP buses to KK leave all the time. I think many don't advertise on the web?

NO buses leave from Chatuchak ,It is a market.Chan tours has a booking office near there, But most people go to Morchit. where at least 3 companies run VIP services to K.K.,Sadly very little information about buses is available on internet

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In my opinion, whatever you do...

DO NOT use any other company than Nakhon Chai Air...Translate the Website with Google or give them a call, all the Operators speak good english.

Any other company does not come near them for Standards of Safety and Service....forget the rest. I only use NCA now.

Cheers, MH

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In my opinion, whatever you do...

DO NOT use any other company than Nakhon Chai Air...Translate the Website with Google or give them a call, all the Operators speak good english.

Any other company does not come near them for Standards of Safety and Service....forget the rest. I only use NCA now.

Cheers, MH

Thanks for the advice. NCA seem favourite.

Cheers DD

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While fully aware that the Op has specifically requested information about the bus routes, given the abundance of accidents lately reported I wonder whether air travel becomes a far more viable option; especially as Bkk-KK has a very convenient 3 flights per day (I think) and one way prices are between B1800 and B2800 (depending on promotion and how busy the flight is).

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Book well ahead if you want their top service.

I have tried going to the NCA terminal 24 hours ahead, but still full booked.

Plan ahead!!!

NCA is a brilliant bus service, with fantastic customer care.

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While fully aware that the Op has specifically requested information about the bus routes, given the abundance of accidents lately reported I wonder whether air travel becomes a far more viable option; especially as Bkk-KK has a very convenient 3 flights per day (I think) and one way prices are between B1800 and B2800 (depending on promotion and how busy the flight is).

No,it doesn't. Also there have not been an "abundance" of accidents.This is a figment of your imagination. There was one ,BKK-C.M. This was NOT a route bus ,it was a "charter " operator. Yes , they are not good/.The route buses -Blue and White do have an excellent safety record, especially operators such as Nakornchai Air and Chan Tours.Personally ,I prefer a sleeper train, much more fun. Can socialise, have a beer etc..Buses that leave from Morchit for the North and North-East , do have a very good safety record.

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oddly enough was talking to a "farang" yesterday who regularilyuses NCA to KK and he raved about the comfort,free snack food etc ..wouldn't travel with any other...

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That's great. :rolleyes: I'll take NCA or Chan Tour. I'm told there's a ground floor and upper floor at Morchit. Does anyone know which one I should go to for Khon Kaen services or do they use both?

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That's great. :rolleyes: I'll take NCA or Chan Tour. I'm told there's a ground floor and upper floor at Morchit. Does anyone know which one I should go to for Khon Kaen services or do they use both?

All North-Eastern buses ,you book on the 3rd floor ONLY

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