Bus from Bangkok to Mukdahan is the most direct mode of transport to visit the bustling Mekong River towns in Thailand. Many travellers and Laos go by Mukdahan as the gateway to cross border to Savannakhet in Laos via the Second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. After crossing the border to Laos, they would usually continue the journey to Laos and Vietnam border to enter Vietnam via Lao Bao.
Mukdahan is located at the river bank of Mekong River in Thailand Isan area, directly across from Savannakhet in Laos.
Mukdahan does not have railway station and airport so it cannot be reached by train or by flight. Alternate option is to take train to the closest Ubon Ratchathani station, 160km to the South. However, passengers need to transfer by minivan or bus to Mukdahan.
As for budget flight, the service from Bangkok is only to the nearest airport at either Nakhon Phanom, Sakhon Nakhon or Ubon Ratchathani. Minibus transfer is again needed to Mukdahan.
Hence, it is not recommended because of the hassle in transfer. Bus is actually the best option to go from Bangkok to Mukdahan because of its direct service. Passengers do not have to worry hassle of transfer in Ubon Ratchathani if taking train and in Nakhon Phanom, Sakhon Nakhon or Ubon Ratchathani if taking flight.
The journey duration from Bangkok to Mukdahan takes about 11 hours.
The road distance is 650 km from Bangkok to Mukdahan.
Both bus operators offer bus departs at 7:30pm. Nakhonchai Air deploy Gold Class bus while Thaisanuan Tour deploy VIP32 bus.
The fare for bus from Bangkok to Mukdahan is in the range of THB 584 to THB 601,depending on bus operator.
Nakhonchai Air bus departs from its own terminal, Nakhonchaiair Bus Station(Bangkok).
Thaisanuan Tour bus departs from Bangkok Morchit Bus Terminal.
The arrival point in Mukdahan is Mukdahan-Bus Terminal.
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit www.busonlineticket.co.th and book your seat within 5 minutes.
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/. The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.