Travel from Bangkok to Sukhothai

Train Times

There is no train station in Sukhothai, however, there is a train station at Phitsanulok and from there it is a 1 hour bus ride to Sukhothai town.

  • Train and Bus: By using a combination of train and bus to get from Bangkok to Sukhothai you avoid an uncomfortable 6 to 7 hour bus or minivan journey from Bangkok.

Stage 1: Train from Bangkok to Phitsanulok

The first part of the journey involves travelling by train from Bangkok. Trains to Phitsanulok depart from Bangkok’s main train station. This section of the journey takes 4 to 6 hours by train travelling through the vast flat expense of Thailand’s flat central region about half the distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

Train Times from Bangkok to Phitsanulok
  • There are 7 direct trains per day from Bangkok to Phitsanulok.
709:0513:12Special Express
918:4000:15Special Express
1320:0501:47Special Express
Buy Train Tickets to Phitsanulok

Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets to Phitsanulok for travel to Sukhothai.

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Stage 2: Bus from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai

Leave the train at Phitsanulok Train Station. For onward travel from Phitsanulok Train Station you need to get to Phitsanulok Bus Station 1 (which is about 2 km away from the railway station to the East) to get a bus to Sukhothai. The easiest way to do this journey from the train station to the bus station is to take one of tuk-tuks waiting outside Phitsanulok railway station. Expect to pay 60 THB and for the journey to take no more than 10 minutes.

Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai Historical Park

Once at Phitsanulok bus station approach the ticket counter which has sign for Sukhothai. Staff working at the bus station will be able to direct you if simply tell them the name of your destination (ie “Sukhothai”). Buy your ticket on arrival at the bus station before you board the bus to Sukhothai. No advance booking is available for the short bus journey from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai.

Bus Times from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai
  • Every hour from 5.30 am and 18.00
Bus Tickets Phitsanulok to Sukhothai
  • The bus ticket costs 43 THB person
Route from Phitsanulok Train Station to Phitsanulok Bus Station 1
  • Walking distance from the Train Station to the Bus Station: 2.1 kilometres
  • Walking time: 27 minutes
Location of Phitsanulok Bus Station 1

Google Map of Phitsanulok Bus Station 1

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