How to get there
While Loei is easily accessible by road, one needs to use
Udon Thani or Khon Kaen railway stations to reach Loei by train. A
commercial airport is situated 6 kilometers from the town center.
As for river transportation, local residents use the Khong
River to connect to Laos.
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 21 via
Phetchabun and continue the trip along Highway No. 203 via Lom Sak, Dan Sai
and Phu Ruea to Loei. Total distance is 520 kilometers.
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 2 via Nakhon
Ratchasima to Khon Kaen, then continue driving along Highway No. 12 via Chum
Phae before turning left into Highway No. 201 and proceed to Loei via Wang
Saphung. Total distance is approximately 540 kilometres.
Buses depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit
2 Bus Terminal) to Loei every day. There are VIP (24-seat) buses departing
at 8.30 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. while air-conditioned and regular buses depart
on a daily basis. Daily buses are also operated on the Bangkok-Dan Sai-Phu
Ruea route. For more information call 0 2936 2852-66
Regular trains depart from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway
Station (Tel. 1690, 02 223 7010-20) to Railway Station located in Udon Thani
province. Then take a bus on route Udon Thani – Loei to the provincial city
(Loei). Call.1690, 0 2233 7010, or 0 2223 7020 for more up-to-date
information, or contact Udon Thani Bus Terminal at 0 4222 2061.
www.railway.co.th for more details on schedules and fares.
Visitors can fly from Bangkok to Phetchabun, Udon Thani or
Khon Kaen and continue the trip to Loei by bus. For more information, call
Thai Airways International at tel.: 1566, 0 2628 2000, 0 2280 0060.
Air Andaman flies to Loei from Bangkok three times a week. For updated
flight schedules, contact 042 81 2344.
Getting around the city
Tuk-tuk, which can be found at the bus station, can take
you to any place in town for 5-10 bahts/person. Alternatively, a chartered
tuk-tuk will cost approximately 40-50 baht/trip into town.
Getting to other provinces/Loei’s
Numerous air-conditioned and regular buses provide services from Loei to its
neighboring provinces namely Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Phetchabun,
Phitsanulok and Nakhon Ratchasima Provinces. In addition, Chiang Mai and
Chiang Rai Provinces can also be traveled to from Loei. Other than these
provinces, Pak Chom, Chiang Khan, Na Duang, Wang Saphung and Tha Li
Districts can also be reached from Loei.