Pre-departure planning is important. Here are certain things you should watch for and plan for.
How to get there
Khon Kaen is easy to reach: by plane via the airport of Bangkok. by train, by bus (Nakhonchai Air for example) or by personal car. Several daily flights to/from Bangkok are operated by the regional low-cost airlines. The airport is not so far from the city and a metered taxi will cost you less than THB100. The airport is under some major changes with a new terminal coming for April 2020.
Reaching Khon Kaen by train is very cheap but it takes a long time. A high-speed train line is under construction and will be open soon. That will make Khon Kaen at less than 3 hours from Bangkok.
There are two bus stations in Khon Kaen but the old one, in the centre, has been almost completely abandoned in favour of the new bus terminal opened in 2015. Khon Kaen has direct daily links to almost everywhere in northern and northeastern Thailand (e.g. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nong Khai, Surin, Khorat) and to some destinations in the south as well (Rayong, Phuket among others).
Book your accommodation
Where you sleep is your other major fixed travel expense, so choosing the best accommodation for your needs at the best price will free up more money for activities. Khon Kaen offers a large choice of accommodation from budget to luxury hotels. All the accommodations can be found all around the city, these around Kosa shopping mall are a good alternative to discover the city on foot.
Plan Your Activities
Outline the major activities you want to enjoy and how much they cost. This will also help you figure out if you need any reservations for your chosen tours or activities. Nevertheless, there are many nice museums and some good religious sites, a national park with remarkable dinosaur fossil museum. Of course, all around the town, the fantastic Isaan food and bar beer garden will take care of your evenings. Check out in our directory available in Khon Kaen
Make contact with the locals before you go
We will be happy to assist you in your visit to Khon Kaen, we have locals there who can help you. Do Not hesitate to contact us.