Where to Go
As a province somewhat off the typical tourist route, Mukdahan is best reached via private car or public bus. However, it is possible to take a train or plane to nearby Ubon Ratchathani an then a short bus to Mukdahan. Once there, it may be easier to get around with your own car, but there are standard forms of local transport available for visitors: i.e. songtaew, motorbike taxi, and tuk tuk.
Trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lumphong Railway Station throughout the day for Ubon Ratchathani.
Mukdahan is 642 km from Bangkok. Driving to Mukdahan, motorists should follow a route from Bangkok through Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Amphoe Ban Phai, Maha Sarakham, Amphoe Phon Thong, Roi Et, and Amphoe Khamcha-I to Mukdahan.
Another route is from Bangkok to Saraburi and Nakhon Ratchasima on Highway 2 and then right onto Highway 207 at Ban Wat, through Amphoe Prathai, Amphoe Phutthaisong, Amphoe Phayakkhaphum Phisai, Amphoe Kaset Wisai, and Amphoe Suwannaphum, then along Highway 2169 via Amphoe Sai Mun, Amphoe Kut Chum, and Amphoe Loeng Nok Tha, and finally on Highway 212 via Amphoe Nikhom Kham Soi to Mukdahan.
Air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned coaches regularly leave from Bangkok's Mo Chit 2 Northeastern Bus Terminal on Kamphaengphet 2 Road throughout the day. Telephone 936-2852-66, 537-8005 for more information.
Thai Airways operates daily flights to Nakon Phanom or Ubon Ratchathani from which visitors can get a bus to Mukdahan.
As in most rural Thai provinces there are typically songtaews that follow established routes around the provincial capital and between towns within the province. Songtaews, motorbike taxis, and some form of tuk tuk are usually available for private charter as well.