The 238, Connecting Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin and Mahasarakham, Thailand

I received the following comment to my post Getting Around Sakon Nakhon Town,Thailand, Local Transportation
Baht buses, what are they? Do you have any pictures of them? Are they different from song teaw? Can you say some words about express buses from Mahasarakham to Sakho Nakhon? I heard they are the most punctual buses in this part of the country. Could you confirm that?
First of all Song Taew is Thai for 2 rows, which generally applies to the 6 wheel trucks that ply the countryside bring people and good from the rural villages to towns and back, while baht buses are regular 4 whell pick up trucks that provide local service in towns like udon,ubon and khon kaen in Northeast Thailand. They also travel into the villages outlying the towns, and,obviously carry smaller numbers of people

Now on to the 238. the express bus that connects Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin and Mahasarakham. If you click on the picture you will see an enlarged view and in that view you will see that the bus in smaller than the large coaches. This makes it much better suited to Road 213, which winds its way through the Phu Phan connecting Sakon Nakhon with Somdet in Kalasin Province 80 some kilometers away and then on to Kalasin and Mahasarakham. The travel time from Sakon Nakhon to Kalasin town is 2 hours and 10 minutes and an additional 1 hour to the additional 50 kilometers  Mahasarakham. I am given to understand that the 120 kilometers between Sakon Nakhonand Kalasin town are covered quickly as the bus travels in epress mode making few stops whil Kalasin to Mahasarakham it is more in local mode

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3 Responses to “The 238, Connecting Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin and Mahasarakham, Thailand”

  1. Good presentation.

    The other day while I was eating Larp Dped at a roadside restaurant in Ban Phai district I saw a bus on another route of the same kind traveling from Korat to Udon.
    I understand it took a short visited to Ban Phai station and continued to Udon.
    It did not take long to come back to pass the restaurant.
    The color of the bus is different from your Sakon version.

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