Nakhon Ratchasima (นครราชสีมา), usually referred to as Khorat (โคราช) or, more commonly Korat, is the largest city in the Isaan region of Thailand. Its proximity to Bangkok and Isaan make it a good jumping-off point for travellers who are heading into Isaan. It has excellent transport links to the rest of the country and beyond. Hwy 2 (Bangkok to Nong Khai) runs through the city, as does the northeast railway line which splits in the east of the city: one line runs up to Nong Khai and the other, to Ubon Ratchathani. There are buses which run to just about every city in the northern, northeastern, and eastern regions. You can even get buses to Vientiane in Laos and to the Cambodian border at Aranyaprathet.
Hot (February - May),
In the hot season, temperatures in Korat
low about 20 °C (68.7 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F) ,
high about 33.6 °C (92.5 °F) to 36.5 °C (97.7 °F).
In the rainy season, temperatures in Korat
low about 23.2 °C (73.8 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F) ,
high about 31 °C (87.8 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F).
In the cold season, temperatures in Korat
low about 18.3 °C (64.9 °F) to 22.8 °C (73 °F) ,
high about 29.3 °C (84.7 °F) to 33.6 °C (92.5 °F).
Average rainy days:
Jan = 1.0,
Feb = 2.3,
Mar = 5.4,
Apr = 8.4,
May = 13.9,
Jun = 12.9,
Jul = 14.3,
Aug = 17.3,
Sep = 18.6,
Oct = 12.3,
Nov = 3.9,
Dec = 0.9
I have been here almost a year, and found the climate to be warm and a bit humid at times, but mostly it is mild compared to Bangkok. during the rainy season it rained maybe 1 15 minute jont a day, but mostly it was weekly. 5 minutes and gone, it is the end of October and it is raining more frequently, 2 times a week and for 30 minutes. it mostly rains at night time. it is pretty hard too. you can always tell when it is going to rain. the wind picks up and the trees start to move vigorously. the the rain comes. it has been 80 to 95 most of the time. it dips to the upper 70s at night. the humidity is dryer than Bangkok by a lot.
From Suvarnabhumi Airport, take the Airport Rail Link to Phaya Thai. DO NOT take the Express Line, it will cost you three times than the City Line. So, take the Airport Rail Link "City Line" to Phaya Thai, it is the terminus of the line. Do not worry.
From Airport Link Phaya Thai Station you just need to walk the skywalk to BTS Skytrain Phaya Thai (it's easy with obvious signage!), then take the BTS skytrain to Mo Chit. Get off in Mo Chit, once again it is the terminus! Do not worry.
From Mo Chit Station, take EXIT #3. Take the city bus number 77 (AC) or number 3 (non-AC), get off at Mo Chit Bus Station. Once again it is the terminus! Do not worry about where to stop. You will be dropped in a market really nearby the bus station, just ask people or the security guards around about where the terminal hall is. It is easy and people are really helpful.
Airport Rail Link "City Line" / Suvarnabhumi - Phaya Thai / 45 Baht 1.37 usd
BTS Skytrain / Phaya Thai - Mo Chit / 30 Baht 0.92 usd
City Bus 77 AC / Mo Chit BTS - Mo Chit Bus Station / 13 Baht 0.4 usd, or a taxi to the bus tell hime 60 baht 1.83 usd
The price is 191 baht, one-way from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. 5.83 usd
Windows 52 and 53 - Air Korat Pattana. Window 52 for buses to the new bus station and window 53 for buses to the old bus station. It's been known for the vendor to just sell a ticket for the next departing service. If you really want to go to the old bus station ("bok kor sor gow") make sure you buy your ticket from the vendor at window 53 and that your ticket has the number 1 on it somewhere. This denotes the old bus station whereas a 2 denotes the new.
After you have purchased your ticket the vendor will point to a number on the ticket. This is the bay where you can catch your bus. Overhead signs will guide you there, just like following a gate number at an airport.
Note: these are big White Buses
Just to let you know it is a 4 hour bus ride, but the Stewardess will take care of you.
Take a Songthaew, its a pickup with benches in the back. or a Tuk Tuk. they both are good priced. I went to the V49 Apartments. it was a good location, clean and good people.