Travel from Phayao to Bangkok

The only way to travel direct by public transport from Phayao to Bangkok is by bus. By bus the journey from Phayao to Bangkok is scheduled to take from 9 to 10 hours depending on which bus service you take.

Bus Times from Phayao to Bangkok


There are currently 4 direct bus services a day from Phayao to Bangkok available to book online.

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20:0005:35฿ 779Budsarakham Tour
20:0005:50฿ 1,009Sombat Tour
20:1005:50฿ 863Budsarakham Tour
20:2005:55904฿ Budsarakham Tour

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Phayao Bus Station


Bus services from Phayao to Bangkok depart from Phayao Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Phayao Bus Terminal

Bangkok Bus Station


Bus services from Phayao to Bangkok terminate at Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal

About Travel to Bangkok


Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, which is the arrival point for bus services Phayao, is located a short distance to the north of Chatuchak Park. On the southern edge of Chatuchak Park is the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Local transport from Bangkok Northen Bus Terminal

There is a major road between the Northern Bus Terminal and Chatuchak Park which is difficult to cross and stops passengers arriving at the Northern Bus Terminal from simply walking across the park to reach the nearby BTS (overhead suburban railway) and MRT (metro) stations near Chatuchak Park. For this reason to travel onward from the Northern Bus Terminal you need to take a taxi or bus either all the way to your final destination or to Mo Chit BTS Station or Kamphaeng Phet MRT Station.

In a meter taxi it costs 50 to 60 THB to for the journey to Mo Chit BTS Station or Kamphaeng Phet MRT Station but meter taxis drivers at the Northern Bus Terminal are notoriously reluctant to take passengers on this short journey, even though by law they are not allowed to refuse fares. You will most likely need to take a motorbike taxi, or if you have the patience to wait a few minutes for the A1 bus to Don Mueang Airport which runs every 12 minutes from 07:30 to 24:00. The A1 bus passes Mo Chit BTS Station on route to the airport.

Lumphini Park in Bangkok
Lumphini Park in Bangkok
Bangkok’s Suburban Light Railway Network

Most of Central Bangkok is accessible via the BTS and MRT systems, and they offer a fast and environmentally friendly way of travel to the main shopping area, Siam Square, and the popular Silom and Sukhumvit Roads. One part of Bangkok that is not currently connected to either the BTS or MRT systems is the area around the Khao San Road, which is traditionally the destination of choice for backpackers.

Travel to the Khao San Road

From Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal your best option to reach the Khao San Road is simply to take a meter taxi there direct. On the meter this should cost no more than 120 THB depending on the time of day. The problem, however, is drivers at the official taxi rank typically demand a fixed fare of 400 to 500 THB from foreign visitors for the journey to the Khao San Road. Again, this is illegal as they should be using the meter.

If you are having no success in getting a taxi to take you on the meter to the Khao San Road, your cheaper alternative is to join the BTS system and head to the National Stadium BTS station. From near to there you can take a very cheap bus service (Bus numbers 15, 47, and 49) to a stop very close to the Khao San Road. For information about this see Thailand Travel Routes’s guide to bus services between the Khao San Road and Siam Square.

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