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Autos, cars, taxis and local transportation.

Korat Car Rental offer a range of cars, trucks, & 4WD vehicles for hire. Their rates are reasonable, their terms are simple. Their fleet comes with full insurance & paperwork. Jimmy speaks English and can answer your questions.

If you want to buy a second hand car in Nakhon Ratchasima, try Koratcar.com

Getting here – How To Get There

 

By Car

Route 1: Take Highway No. 1 (Phahon Yothin) from Bangkok to Saraburi and then take Highway No. 2 (Mitraparp Highway) from Saraburi to Nakhon Ratchasima. The total distance is 259 kilometers.

Route 2: Take Highway No. 304 from Bangkok and proceed past Min Buri, Chachoengsao, Phanom Sarakham, Kabin Buri, Pak Thong Chai, to Nakhon Ratchasima. The total distance is 273 kilometers.

Route 3: Take the Bangkok-Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok route then take Highway No. 33 to Kabin Buri and Highway No. 304 past Wang Nam Khiao, Pak Thong Chai to Nakhon Ratchasima.

By Bus

Ordinary buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) in Bangkok every 15 or 20 minutes from 5 a.m. to 10.15 p.m. Air-conditioned buses leaving for Bangkok arrive and depart from the Korat’s air-conditioned bus terminal on Mitraparp Highway.

The Transport Co., Ltd. (known as Bo Kho So) has both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses departing from the Bangkoks Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal) daily. Air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok every 10 minutes all day, traveling time is 3.20 hours and the fare is 157 baht. Non air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok every hour from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., traveling time is 4.30 hours and the fare is 87 baht. For information, call 0 2936 2852-66 or get more updated information at www.traco.motc.go.th.

Private companies that offer bus services are Ratchasima Tour Co., tel. 0 4424 5443, Bangkok tel. 0 2936 1615 and Air Khorat Co., tel. 0 4425 2999, Bangkok tel. 0 2936 2252.

Buses running to other provinces leave from Bus Terminal 2 in Khorat. There are services to the northeastern provinces of Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin, Ubon Ratchathani, Buri Ram (the old route goes past Nang Rong and the new one past Huai Thalaeng), and Surin (past Nang Rong-Ban Tako). In addition, there are buses to Bangkok, Chon Buri, Pattaya, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Lop Buri, Sing Buri, Nakhon Sawan, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai (up to Mae Sai). All depart from the Bus Terminal 2 in Khorat.

Getting around Korat

Traveling within the province is easy, with many mini-bus and bus routes operating in the city and nearby areas. The fare on each route is few baht. Comfortable air-conditioned bus services are also provided for route No. 2 at the rate of 5 baht. These mini-bus (songthaew in Thai) are sevral routes. Just click here to see where there are goin. It was translated in November 2005.

A more convenient way to get around is to take the Tuk-Tuk or Samlor in the city. Samlors around the city costs 20 baht; while tuk-tuks cost 40 baht to most places around town (30 baht for a short hop) and 50 to 60 baht for longer trips. The rate for motorbike taxis is within the same range. Please note that the price must be agreed upon before a trip.

If traveling to another district, it is possible to take either a bus or mini-bus at Bus Terminal 1 on Burin Road. At Bus Terminal 2, only provides bus services to Amphoe Phimai and Dan Kwian-Chok Chai.

For information, call Bus Terminal 1 on Burin Road, tel. 0 4424 2899 and 0 4426 8899 and Bus Terminal 2 on the Mitraparp-Khon Kaen Road, tel. 0 4425 6006-9 ext. 175, 176 (air-conditioned), 178 (regular).

By Rail

An express train bound for Ubon Ratchathani departs Bangkok’s Hualamphong Station at 9 p.m. and arrives in Khorat at 2.03 a.m. Rapid trains on the Ubon railway depart at 6.50 a.m., 6.45 p.m. and 10.45 p.m., arriving in Khorat at 11.48 a.m. and 11.51 p.m. and 4.07 a.m. respectively. especially the morning arrival, which leaves plenty of daylight time to explore the city. The journey taking around 6 hours. Tel: 1690, 0 2220 4334 Website: www.railway.co.th. For the train timetable, click here and pick northeastern line.

There are also two ordinary trains (3rd class only) that depart Bangkok at 3.25 and 11.25 p.m., arriving in Khorat about 5 1/2 to 6 hours after departure. The 1st class fare (express train only) is 230 baht, while the 2nd class and 3rd class fares are 115 baht and 50 baht respectively. An additional fee of 40 baht is charged for rapid trains, 60 baht for the express and 80 baht for the special express train. The train passes through some great scenery on the Khorat Plateau, including a view of the enormous white Buddha figure at Wat Theppitak on a thickly forested hillside. Visit www.railway.co.th or call 1690 for more up-to-date schedules and fares.

Trains leave from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Nakhon Ratchasima several times daily from 6.50 a.m.- 11.25 p.m.

For train schedule in Thailand, click on the following links: South, East, NorthEast, North.

Source : Tourism Authority of Thailand

General information about transportation in Thailand

A new International airport called Suvarnabhumi airport replaces Don Muang International airport. The construction started in 2002 and the opening of the new airport was scheduled on 29th september 2005 but has been delayed many times. It opened on september 28th 2006.

Located about 25km east of Bangkok (Samut Prakarn province) there will be a fast connection with the city center both with a new highway and Mass Rapid Transport (skytrain in under construction now).

You can find a lot of information, pictures (arrival and departure hall), suvarnabhumi airport video, news and maps on http://www.bangkokairportonline.com/

By Plane

There is an airport in Korat but unfortunately, there is no flight for passengers. However, if you intend to travel by plane in Thailand, try the following links:

 

Thai Airways Thai Airways International Public Company Limited is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand….
Air Asia ‘Now everyone can fly’, Thai AirAsia’s philosophy of low fares is aimed at making flying affordable for everyone….
Bangkok Airways Flying many routes within Thailand and other Asian countries…..
One-Two-Go Budget airlines flying domestic in Thailand….
Nok Air Budget airlines flying domestic in Thailand….
PBair The mission for PB Air was to provide safe, fast, and private flight all over the region….
SGA (Siam General Aviation) Provides connection and feeder air services to small beautiful towns with low traffic demand….
Orient Thai Airlines Flying between Bangkok, Hong Kong and Korea….
Executive Wings Air charter service, business air charter Thailand…
Air Phoenix The private charter for domestic and neighboring countries in Asia…
Minor Aviation (Private Jet Charters) The private jet charter for Phuket, Chiang Mai, Samui, Songkhla, and other destinations in Asia…

And see also:

 

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