How to Get to Loei: Transit Guide 1000px
Loei doesn’t have as many transportation options as other cities, but visitors will be glad to learn that there are daily flights from Bangkok into its small airport as well as multiple bus routes from nearby cities and provinces. In this short transit guide, we’ve summarized the major methods of how to get to Loei from major cities across Thailand.

How to get to Loei from other parts of Thailand

Airplane

The small Loei Airport (LOE) services domestic flights to and from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport (DMK). AirAsia offers flights twice per day and Nok Air offers flights three times per day. The fight is roughly an hour and fifteen minutes long. One-way tickets can go for less than 1,000 THB (roughly 30 USD) depending on the time of year you fly.

Flight schedule as of February 2017
AirlineDMK to LOELOE to DMK
AirAsia10:15am to 11:25am
4:20pm to 5:25pm
11:55am to 1:05pm
5:50pm to 6:50pm
Nok Air9:10am to 10:25am
2:10pm to 3:20pm
5:15pm to 6:30pm
11:10am to 12:20pm
3:50pm to 4:55pm
7:00pm to 8:35pm

The planes are small, so standard sized carry-on luggage won’t fit in the overhead bins. Be prepared to check your ‘large’ bags if they are anything other than a purse, small backpack, or laptop bag.

Train

Loei does not have its own train station but its neighboring provinces do. The Northern Line stops in Phinsanalok City and the Northeastern Line stops in Khon Kaen City and Udon Thani City. Both railway lines originate in Bangkok at the Hualamphong Railway Station.

Northern Line from Bangkok to Phinsanalok

Schedule from seat61.com
Train No. and ConditionsDeparting TimeArriving Time
#111 Second and Third Class Seats, Restaurant Car7:00am1:45pm
#7 Second Class AC Seats with meals8:30am1:22pm
#3 Second Class AC Seats with meals10:50am4:04pm
#109 Second and Third Class Seats, Second Class Sleeper (no AC), Restaurant Car1:45pm8:37pm
#9 First and Second Class Sleeprs (AC), Restaurant Car6:10pm12:18am
#13 First and Second Class Sleeprs (AC), Restaurant Car7:35pm1:49am
#107 Second and Third Class Seats, Second Class Sleepers (AC and no AC), Restaurant Car8:10pm2:38am
#51 Second and Third Class Seats, Second Class Sleepers (AC and no AC), Restaurant Car10:00pm4:40am

Northeastern Line from Bangkok to Udon Thani

Schedule from seat61.com
Train No. and ConditionsDeparting TimeArriving Time
#75 Second Class AC Seats with meals8:20am5:10pm
#77 Second Class AC Seats with meals6:35pm3:36am
#25 Second and Third Class Seats, Restaurant Car8:00pm5:58am
#133 Third Class Seats, Restaurant Car8:45pm7:40am

Bus

There is an extensive bus network that takes passengers many miles across Thailand’s countryside to Loei. Bus tickets can be booked through various agencies in town or with help from your guesthouse’s or hotel’s front desk staff.

However, we’ve found it quite convenient to book our tickets online through 12go.asia. The site is in English, we can book well in advance, and we can pay using a debit or credit card. What a relief!

Buses begin boarding 30 minutes before departure time. Be sure to arrive 45 to 60 minutes in advance to give yourself time to check in, buy some road snacks, and use the facilities before jumping on the bus.

These options above are routes that can be booked through 12go.asia
Departing CityDeparting TimesPrice (THB)Travel Time
Bangkok (Mo Chit Station)
Express Bus – Kradueng Tour
8:30am, 10:30am, 8:00pm, 9:25pm, 9:30pm4508 hours
Bangkok (Mo Chit Station)
VIP24 – Sun Bus
8:00am, 8:00pm and 10:00pm6629 hours
Chiang Mai
Express Bus – Phet Prasert
9:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm6609.5+ hours
Chiang Rai transfer to Chiang Mai
Express Bus- Green Bus
VIP Bus – Green Bus
6:15am, 7:45am, 9:15am, 9:40am, 9:45am, 10:25am, 11:00am, 11:15am, 11:30am, 12:15pm
9:00am,9:45am, 11:15am, 12:05pm,
229
511
9+ hours
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Express Bus – Phret Pasert
10:20pm and 11:00pm2474.5 hours

Car

If you prefer not to rely on public transportation, it is possible to rent a car at the airport and then drive yourself around the country. This opens up many more opportunities to site see and get lost… but in a good way, of course! If you don’t have cellphone service, get a car with a GPS.

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