Udon Thani is a better starting point for onward travel in Thailand than the border town of Nong Khai. You can get inexpensive internal flights to destinations such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok from Udon Thani Airport, and direct bus services to a wide variety of destinations across the Northern, North Eastern and Central Regions of Thailand.
Travel Times to Udon Thani
There is a single daily direct bus service from Vang Vieng to Udon Thani which is available to book online.
|Vang Vieng||Udon Thani||Cost||Company|
|09:00||16:30||$16 USD||Malany Transport|
- The journey by bus from Vang Vieng to Udon Thani takes 7 hours 30 minutes, although some of this time is spent crossing the border which is time consuming.
Buy Tickets to Udon Thani
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Vang Vieng Bus Station
Direct bus services from Vang Vieng to Udon Thani depart from near to the Malany Guesthouse in Vang Vieng town centre.
Udon Thani Bus Stop
Bus services from Vang Vieng stop at Udon Than Bus Terminal 1.
About Udon Thani
Udon Thani is the liveliest town in Thailand’s North Eastern Region with the best range of amenities for foreign visitors and great transport links, with two large bus stations, a railway station and an airport not far from the city centre. Most foreign visitors to the city stay on or near to the Samphan Thamit Alley (near to the railway station and Udon Thani Bus Terminal 1) which has lots of inexpensive hotels, bars and restaurants serving both Western and Asian food. The Samphan Thamit Alley is a great place to stay if it’s your first time in Udon Thani because its easy to find somewhere to eat and drink and its a short walk from Udon Thani Night Market which is the best place to eat in the evening if you are on a tight budget, or prefer to eat authentic local food.
The two main tourist attractions in Udon Thani are Wat Pothisomphon, which is the largest temple in Udon Thani, and Nong Prajak Park, which is the city centre park famous for the giant yellow ducks floating in the lake in the centre of this park. The best tourist attraction in the area, however, is Ban Chiang National Museum which is located 50 km from Udon Thani city centre on a side road off the main highway running from Udon Thani to Sakon Nakhon. The museum display artefacts found around Ban Chiang village from the earliest known farming settlement in South East Asia. These archaeological finds led to history books having to be rewritten as the pottery and metalwork discovered was much more advanced than had been previously thought.