Travel from Bangkok to Tak

There are two ways to travel by public transport from Bangkok to Tak:

    • Option 1: Take a direct bus to Tak.
    • Option 2: Fly to Mae Sot, then take a bus to Tak.

Bus Times from Bangkok to Tak

At the current time there are 8 direct bus services a day from Bangkok to Tak available to book online.

07:2518:40฿ 560Transport Co
09:3020:45฿ 396Transport Co
19:3006:45฿ 473Transport Co
19:5007:05฿ 495Transport Co
20:0001:50฿ 401Cherdchai Tour
20:2007:35฿ 495Transport Co
20:5008:05฿ 495Transport Co
21:0008:15฿ 396Transport Co
  • Journey Time: By bus the journey from Bangkok to Tak is scheduled to take from 6 to 12 hours depending upon which bus service you take.

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Flights Times from Bangkok to Tak

Flights from Bangkok to Tak are operated by Nok Air.

Don Mueang Airport - Mae Sot ฿ 3,829 50m
  •   Economy 08:20, 15:40
  • Departure: Flights from Bangkok to Tak depart from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok.
  • Arrival: Flights Bangkok to Tak arrive at Mae Sot Aiport.
  • Connecting Bus: By bus the journey from Mae Sot to Tak takes 1 hour 45 minutes. See bus times from Mae Sot – Tak.

Departure from Bangkok

Bus services from Bangkok to Tak depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal

Arrival in Tak

Bus services from Bangkok to Tak arrive into Tak Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Tak Bus Terminal

About Travel to Tak

The small town of Tak, which has around 20,000 permanent residents, is the largest settlement in the vast and sparsely populated province of Tak.

Trekking in Tak Province

Tak Province is blessed with hills and pristine forests covering over 12,000 square kilometres, or 72% of the land area. The massive Bhumibol Dam, behind which is a reservoir covering 300 square kilometres, is also located in Tak Province and is the main attraction for Thai tourists who visit this remote corner of Thailand.

Around a quarter of Tak’s population belong to hill tribe including the Karen and Akha, and in addition to this Tak Province is also the semi-permanent home to nearly 100,000 refugees who live mostly in refugee camps near the Myanmar border town of Mae Sot. The national parks and wildlife sanctuaries Tak are amongst the most important in South East Asia in terms of bio-diversity providing a protected habitat for the region’s most endangered species, including tigers who are according recent surveys are thriving in the dense jungles of Tak.

Taksin Maharat Shrine in Tak
Taksin Maharat Shrine in Tak
Guide to Tak Town

Tak town itself holds little of interest to most foreign visitors. The town is, however, well known in Thailand for its fruit, vegetables and unique cuisine and the adventurous visitor will be rewarded for exploring the city centre food stall to find unusual noodle dishes and miang kham, which is an old fashioned snack of herbs, shredded coconut, peanuts and other ingredients wrapped in an edible leaf.

The town’s major tourist attractions are the Taksin Maharat Shrine, which is a shrine to first king of Thailand following the fall of Ayutthaya in the 18th Century, and Ban Chin Alley, which is a narrow 500 metre long street which is home to an old community of Chinese immigrants and lined with historic wooden building.

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