Use highway 1 (Pahol Yothin Rd.) and turn right at Saraburi into highway 2 (Mitraphap Rd.). Keep going via Nakhon Ratchasima to Amphoe Pimai, Nong Song Hong and Ban Phai of Khon Kaen. Get into highway 23, travel via Amphoe Boraue, Maha Sarakham, Roi-Et, Amphoe Thawatburi and Seraphume, to Yasothon. This route is 531 km and it takes 7 hours.
Bus and air-conditioning coach leave Northeastern Bus Terminal in Bangkok for Yasothon daily. Fore more information, call Northeastern Bus Terminal, Kamphaengphet 2 Rd., at 0-2936-2852-66.
Minibus from Mukdahan bus terminal leaves approx every hour on the half hour and costs B84 to the Yasothon bus terminal.
By train and plane
Passengers can go to Ubon Ratchathani first, then drive to Yasothon, 99 km away.
This can be a little daunting as there are no TukTuks.
There are motorcycle taxis only waiting at the bus terminal which is about 3Km out of town. Cost is about B60-70.
These are difficult to find in the city itself when you want to go back to the terminal unless you ask your hotel to help arrange transport. There may be a few samlors (3 wheel pedal tricycles) within the city which will slowly get you there for B50.
Otherwise, it is not a large city and is easily walked around.
Yasothon is famed for its handicrafts such as triangle pillow or Mon Kwan, Khit cloth, replica cart, sticky rice container, and basketry. Other good foods include preserved sour fish, royal featherback fish and sweet rice noodle.
RAN SAMLIT RESTAURANT (ร้านสัมฤทธ์) 045720310.
Is in Rattanaket Rd a few hundred metres from the city centre, to the left of the road to the bus station, as you walk towards the bus station. No English is spoken and the menu is entirely in Thai. They will do a decent fried mixed veg (pat pak ruam)with chicken (guy), pork (moo) or prawns (gung). Quite cheap, with a bottle of beer (same pronunciation - "bee-ya" - bottle is "koo-wat"),and steamed rice (cow soo-aye) will cost about B150.
There are plenty of cheap street stalls around the city centre also for night eating, but again, all written in Thai.
A little further along Rattanaket Rd beyond the above restaurant to the left is a night market, where cheap eats can be obtained, including fried insects for those so inclined.
B.M.GRAND HOTEL 105/4 Rattanaket Rd 045712333.
Is a modern and clean hotel close to the centre of town. There is a restaurant onsite,but it appears that it will only be open if there is any demand. The abovementioned Ransamlit Restaurant is about 100 metres distant to the right,and an internet cafe is next door to the right.
Little English is spoken and everything is written in Thai,with the exception of the hotel sign out front,which also has English. They are very helpful and friendly though, and laundry service is cheap,although a little slow.
Aircon double, with hot water, flat screen TV and bar fridge is B450.