North-East (Isan) Transportation, The best way to visit North-East (Isan) from Bangkok by Car, Bus, Train and Plane

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Northeast region is situated only a few hours from the central region which is a centre of all commercial and political activities of the country. The gate of the region connecting to central region is Nakhon Ratchasima province aka Korat. The area of northeast region is vast but can be accessible throughout by several means of transport such as by car, public bus, plane and train.
By Car
By Car The region can be reached by several routes from Bangkok. The first province that you will reach before getting to other provinces in the region is Nakhon Ratchasima located only 259 km from Bangkok. The common routes to the region are:
By Bus
By Car There are bus services all provinces in the northeast region at frequent hours per day from Mo Chit Bus Terminal. There are many bus companies to choose from. Some may make many stops on the way and some run straight to the destination. If you opt to travel at night by bus, there are buses offering sleeping seats. There are also normal seat with different levels of comfort.

Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) 2nd Floor
Contact: 02 936 2841-48, 02 9362 852-66 to 448, 611 ticket office extension 602, 605
02 936 2956, 02 936 0657

Getting to Mo Chit Bus Terminal
By BTS: Mo Chit Station and taxi or bus to the bus terminal
By MRT: Chatuchak Park Station and taxi or bus to the bus terminal
By taxi or bus to the bus station

See bus timetables from Mo Chit to different provinces in northeast region.
By Plane
Northeast region has 8 domestic airports in 8 provinces to cater the needs of travel of its residents and tourists. There are different airlines offering services including low cost airlines.

8 airports are located in the following provinces:
• Buriram
• Khon Kaen
• Nakhon Phanom
• Nakhon Ratchasima
• Roi Et
• Udon Thani
• Ubon Ratchathani
• Sakon Nakhon

See flight schedules by different airlines to destinations in al 8 provinces.
By Train
There are train services from Hua Lamphong to most provinces in the region. For those who prefer travelling at night, they can opt to travel by night train. There are also different types of train to choose from such as ordinary train (ORD), diesel railcar (DRC), special express train (SP EXP), rapid train (RAP), express train (EXP) and special express diesel railcar (SP EXP DRC).

See train timetables from Bangkok to different provinces and return.