Where to Go
Transport Sakon Nakhon
As a province somewhat off the typical tourist route, Sakon Nakhon is best reached via private car or public bus. However, it is possible to take a train or plane to nearby Udon Thani an then a short bus to Sakon Nakhon. 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.
There is no direct train from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon. Visitors can take a train to Udon Thani and continue the journey by bus to Sakon Nakhon. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20 for more information.
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi and then Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) to Ban Phai which connects with Highway No. 23 to Maha Sarakham; finally, continue the journey along Highway 213 via Kalasin to Sakon Nakhon, a total distance of 647 kilometers.
Bangkok-Sakon Nakhon buses depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) every day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information
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.