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Getting Around Udon Thani

Getting around in Udon Thani hasn't changed much in the last decade or so.

The public transportation system in Udon Thani is very poor, the buses does not run by a time table so you could be ending up spending longer time waiting for the bus than you have anticipated.

Having a private vehicle in Udon Thani is almost an necessity and can be quiet a challenging task to travel by the public bus.
We recommend to either rent a motorbike or a car to make your trip a little easier.

Car Rental in Udon Thani

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Renting a car while visiting Udon Thani is highly recommended, especially if you live outside Udon Thani city area, due to lack of proper public transportation you will appreciate the freedom of having a rental car very much.

Especially true for tourist visiting Udon Thani as most of the tourist attractions in Udon Thani are located very far apart and does not have proper public transportation, very difficult to explore Udon Thani without private vehicle.

UD Car Rent provides reliable car rental service with Full Insurance included in our rates. FREE English speaking GPS, Child seats and other Extra Equipment are also available free of charges. Additionally, all our cars are also equipped with Wifi Internet.

Rent a motorbike

Renting a motorbike is a lot cheaper than renting a car and gives you same flexibility as renting a car.
Prices for renting a motorbike in Udon Thani ranging from 200-300 THB / Day, depending on your choice of bike.

Traveling by renting a motorbike is far cheaper than other alternatives, however we would suggest renting a motorbike only if you are confident in your motorbike riding skills.
If you have no previous experience with motorbike, than we would suggest you finding another transportation option.
Thailand is not the place to learn ride a bike due to the high number of fatalities on the road each year that are motorbike related accidents.

Taxi service

If driving in Thailand is not your thing, there are many taxi meter available in Udon Thani city.
They are usually parked at Udon Thani airport and In front of Central Plaza shopping mall.
The meter start from 50 THB. A trip from Udon Thani airport to Central Plaza would cost about 120 THB or so.

Songtaew

Songtaew in Thailand are modified pickup trucks, with modified seats and roof to accommodation up to 18 passengers. (Both standing and sitting) Songtaew is very common means of transportation for short distances, songtaew can be seen in many big cities in Thailand such as Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Udon Thani, some parts of Bangkok.
The price is flat rate 10 THB per trip, regardless of where you get on / off.

Time table : Does not have time table, but they usually start running 07:00 and stop running 18:00

Buses

Udon Thani have bus routes connecting to all the major cities such as the capital city Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket.

There are 2 bus terminal in Udon Thani called New bus terminal and old bus terminal.
The new bus terminal is located on the Udon Thani ring road, buses from the new bus terminal only travels to the northern cities of Thailand while the old bus station, located in the city center is the nationwide bus terminal with buses from all over country.