There are two ways to get from Bangkok to Pak Chong:
- Option 1: Take a train to Pak Chong.
- Option 2: Take a minivan to Pak Chong.
Trains to Pak Chong
There are 10 direct train services a day from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Train Station to Pak Chong. Travel by train is scheduled to take between 3 hours 7 minutes on the fastest train (Train #21) and 4 hours 24 minutes on the slowest train (Train #145). However, in practice travel by train tends from Bangkok to Pak Chong tends to be 60 minutes to 90 minutes slower than travel by minivan because of the frequent delays on the Thai railway Network.
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Minivan Times to Pak Chong
There are 6 minivan services a day from Bangkok to Pak Chong which you can book online. Travel by minivan is the fastest and cheapest way to travel from Bangkok to Pak Chong.
- Minivan services to Pak Chong depart from Morchit Bus Station, which is Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal.
- The service operator on this route is Pakchong Carrent 2009.
Buy Tickets to Pak Chong
Use the Search Box below to buy tickets from Bangkok to Pak Chong.
Booking in advance means that you can better plan your trip from Bangkok to Pak Chong. Minivans are small and have a limited number of seats. If the minivan you want to take is full then you will have a 2 to 3 hours wait until the next minivan departs.
Northern Bus Terminal
Minivan services to Pak Chong depart from Morchit New Van Terminal near Morchit Bus Station, which is Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal. To reach Morchit Bus Station from Central Bangkok take either metro to Chatuchak MRT station or the ‘skytrain’ (Bangkok’s elevated light railway) to Mo Chit BTS station. From either station it is a short journey by taxi to the bus station which should cost around 60 THB on a meter taxi. if you are travelling from Don Mueang Airport take A1 shuttle bus direct from the airport to the Northern Bus Terminal from Don Mueang Airport. The fare is 30 THB one way and the journey takes around 40 minutes.
Location of the Morchit New Van Terminal
About Khao Yai National Park
Pak Chong is the nearest town to Khao Yai National Park, which is Thailand’s second largest national park covering an area in excess of 2,000 square kilometres. Largely because it is very close to Bangkok, Khao Yai is a very popular destinations for Thai holiday makers. Foreign visitors make up a minority of the people who come to Khao Yai National Park.
From Pak Chong you travel to the bus station on the edge of the national park by shared songthaew taxi in about 40 minutes. Expect to pay 60 to 100 THB per person for the journey from Pak Chong. There is an entrance fee for foreign visitors to park of 400 THB for adults and 200 THB for children. The main attractions in the park are the waterfalls and the flora and fauna. Khao Yai National Park is a great place to see gibbons, of which there are two species, swinging through the trees and to observe wild elephants in the grass land areas of the park. To fully appreciate everything there is to see in Khao Yai National Park your best option is to book an organised tour in Pak Chong and have a tour guide to show your the main attractions in the park. Alternatively you could rent a motorbike or car in Pak Chong and drive yourself around the park. If you take this option we suggest that do some research before you go to sketch out a rough plan of where to go before you enter the National Park.
Location of the Bus Stop in Pak Chong
Minivan services from Bangkok to Pak Chong terminate at the Minivan Station on the other side of the main highway from Pak Chong Night Market.