Phitsanulok Tour

Company Information

Based in Phitsanulok, one of Thailand’s oldest cities located around halfway between Bangkok and the Laos border, Phitsanulok Tour runs services connecting two historic city with the capital. In addition, Phitsanulok Tour also offer buses heading to Sukhothai and Phetchabun, both cities found near the mid-way point between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

All the buses on these routes are single-deck vehicles and you will be welcomed with complimentary snacks and drinks when you board and throughout the journey.

Routes served by Phitsanulok Tour

Bangkok–Phitsanulok

As mentioned above, the main route this company runs connects Thailand's capital city, Bangkok, with historic Phitsanulok. There are 16 departures each day from Morchit bus terminal in northern Bangkok, between 07.00 and 23.00. This journey should take around six hours and with the high number of services throughout the day, there should be a departure time that fits your schedule nicely. Tickets for this trip should be priced around THB300 each way.

Bangkok–Sukhothai & Phetchabun

There are also five services every day from Bangkok heading to Sukhothai and Phetchabun. A ticket to Sukhothai costs approximately THB330 for the 7 ½ hour journey (with departures between 07.00 and 21.30) whilst you can travel to Phetchabun in around 8 ½ hours for THB370 (between 10.30 and 22.00).

Pros

Firstly, Phitsanulok Tour offers a very frequent and reliable timetable throughout the day. If you are thinking of heading out of Bangkok to explore Phitsanulok, then there really is no better company with which to travel. There are 16 departures every day, so you are spoilt for choice and can tailor your arrival time to your schedule.

Despite being one of the most popular transport providers on these routes, the fares on Phitsanulok Tour services are very competitively priced. There are not that many companies across Thailand that offer tickets for less than THB400 for a trip lasting almost nine hours.

Cons

The buses used by Phitsanulok Tour do not currently offer wifi, this can be annoying if you are reliant on it to entertain you during the journey. Also, the seats can sometimes not be up to the high standards of some of the other bus companies so may be a bit uncomfortable, especially if you're travelling for up to eight hours.

Keep in mind

Services depart Bangkok from the notoriously busy and confusing Morchit bus terminal and it is always worth arriving with plenty of time to spare when catching a bus here. It can often take quite a long time to locate the correct office or bus so get there early to avoid any stress! However, if you do miss your departure then you shouldn't have to wait too long for the next one, although you may have to purchase another ticket or pay an administration fee.

It's worth noting that there are two bus stations in Phitsanulok so if you've booked accommodation close to one of them, then it's worth checking which terminal you will arrive at when boarding and leaving the bus to save any confusion.

Travellers reviews

Travellers are usually pleased with the sheer number of services, especially on the Bangkok to Phitsanulok route, giving you a great deal of flexibility when booking your journey.

There are reports that sometimes the services can be delayed due to the drivers dropping locals off individually and making small detours from the route. Unfortunately, this is a fairly common occurrence and there isn't much that can be done about this. If you're due to meet someone at the bus terminal it's always worth having their contact details to hand, as well as a Thai SIM card, so you can let them know if you're running late.

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Bangkok - Phetchabun
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10:30, 13:00, 19:00, 20:30, 22:00
Bangkok - Phitsanulok
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Bus Express XL
07:00, 09:00, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:00, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00, 19:00, 20:30, 21:30, 22:00, 23:00
Bus VIP 32
20:00
Bangkok - Sukhothai
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Bus Express XL
07:00, 12:30, 21:30
Bus VIP 32
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Phitsanulok Tour Company Reviews

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358 customer reviews
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40%
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40% of 358 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
MV
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jul 6, 2019
We did a trip to and from Ayutthaya, same day, and loved the van! It was super comfy and air conditioned. Staff was nice and quick.
MR
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jun 16, 2019
Perfectly fine trip, only loss of star is for the lack of leg room but I am taller than the average Thai person I guess!
AM
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jun 4, 2019
Easy to navigate getting to the bus. Clea , spacious, strong AC. Small meal provided. Only down side is the bus gets super cold (there are blankets) and there was only one quick 10 min washroom Break for the whole 8 hr trip. Frequent stops to drop off other ppl along the way.
LD
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, May 11, 2019
It was great but I think I would have receive more information about the place where we have to go to make check in
JA
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, May 6, 2019
Bus left on time and arrived when expected. Food was very basic and air conditioning was weak but otherwise a decent trip.
VV
5
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, May 4, 2019
Comfortable bus, aircon, water and snacks provided. Bathroom was questionable but I guess I can understand. Glad it had a toilet.
JP
3
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Apr 29, 2019
There are others bus company that make the direct route. It was way too long. Same for other cities. I dont understand why 12goAsia just offer one bus company. Better to go to the bus station and Ask for a direct bus.
NP
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Apr 15, 2019
Everything was great ! The quality of the bus, the comfort etc. Arriving at the bus station it’s easy to find . If you arrive in advance, you can ask to take the bus earlier if there is one .
TJ
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Apr 3, 2019
Left on time. Staff were courteous and helpful. Appreciate the water and food.
JM
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Apr 2, 2019
The seats were quite comfortable. We got food and water for free. The only problem was that the A/C didn't work too well/was put on too high of a temperature. So the inside of the bus wasn't that much cooler than the outside... Other than that it was really nice :)
GG
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Mar 8, 2019
The bus was on time (we actually arrived half an hour early), the air con was good, the seat reasonably comfortable (and I'm a tall guy). No complains.
HS
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Mar 2, 2019
Was a safe ride from Bangkok to Sukhothai. We were provided with food and water. Service was good, however no english speaking Staff. We made a break and I didn't direktly realize it because the announcement was in Thai. AC was a little bit to cold in the morning hours. But all in all a nice ride.
MT
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Feb 20, 2019
Very good trip to Sukhothai. We've got water and fried pork with rice, the bus was on time, no extra stops. Everything was great!
AS
3
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Feb 18, 2019
The trip took about an hour longer than scheduled and we stopped at a lot of bus stations. The break off the bus was too short, 10 min!!
CH
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Feb 1, 2019
Not too crowded. Like the Pad Kra Pao served - not too spicy. Smooth-sailing trip. :)
EP
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jan 13, 2019
Very nice bus. Friendly staff, helpful people. They give you food and snacks as well as water. Bathroom on vip bus, one short stop.
UN
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jan 12, 2019
The bus departed on schedule and arrived before time . Very satisfied
BS
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jan 3, 2019
Food and water provided which was amazing! Seats were not made for tall people though, I'm 6ft and my partner is 6ft3. The pillows on the top of the seats cut into our neck funny unless slouched. Overall a very comfortable journey
MT
3
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Dec 26, 2018
It was too early to arrive at Sukhothai, so I waited the platform for 3hours.
SV
3
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Dec 22, 2018
The bus was comfortable, with good seats and aircon (bit cold, bring warm clothes). Service hostess was nice and friendly, but doesn't speak English. Difficult to find the correct ticket counter/platform: It is outside terminal 1. The ride took us 9 instead of 8 hours.
SB
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Dec 21, 2018
Verry polite Personal and one of the best busdriver i ever saw. He drove extremly responsibly. Thx for the nice Journey!
AR
5
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Dec 13, 2018
Just perfect. Nobody speak english but they really make the effort for make it you easy. Good seats, nice food(even with cool refreshing towels, lovely), in time, and they leave me almost in the door of my hotel in old sukhothai. (But in station its alot cheaper)
MM
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Nov 27, 2018
It was a good and quite journey. It was a bit difficult to find the bus in the Bus Terminal in Bangkok because it is huge and they don't show easy where is the destination and the name of the buses. The give us some food and water. The bus stopped one time to buy some food and to go to the toilet.
ED
5
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Nov 23, 2018
Nice bus with a lot of space! Correct transport with food and water. For the long trip (7,5 hours) it was a very good experience with kids of 3 and 5 years old!
SK
5
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Nov 21, 2018
Very Nice trip, Good bus and Nice with the free food
CD
5
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Nov 21, 2018
Very comfortable ride at good value. Rice and eggs given as we departed, delicious ice coffee in the afternoon. Quick stop for bathrooms and other food choices about 2/3 of way there. We made multiple stops in Phitsanulouk, then had to change busses for the last 1 hr stretch (not sure why). Safe driving, good service, very comfortable.
CS
3
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Nov 10, 2018
- Bad toilet. - Not that very good food, but coffeedrink was good. - Missing communication on English. - Should have mentioned that we needed something warm to put on (was very cold on the bus sometimes)
GW
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Oct 31, 2018
It was so difficult to find counter number . There is no information written on the ticket from 12go about counter. Difficult to find station as well which was 48. The road drive was smooth. Reached earlier than expected. Thanks. Just suggestions for improvements only,
RG
5
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Oct 26, 2018
Prompt and awesome service! Even gave out food ????
DH
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Oct 21, 2018
Comfy and fast with included simple rice meal. No issues with our hold luggage
MG
4
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Oct 6, 2018
Good service, even though it wasn't a VIP service! (But I got refunded!) Time was as advised! (8 hours)
DM
4
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Oct 2, 2018
the bus was comfortable, the stewardess offered water, food and coffee with ice.
SV
5
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour, Sep 16, 2018
The trip was so comfortable! Definitely recommend it. They even served a meal, a snack and a bottle of water. There is plenty of legspace.
HG
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Aug 23, 2018
The personnel were kind and helpful. The bus was a bit cold and to me was uncomfortable given that was an overnight ride. But overall was good, they serve water and a small cookie pack.
ME
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Aug 6, 2018
Great bus, even had some food and water on the bus.
JD
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jun 22, 2019
On time, comfy, air con. Very good
JD
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Mar 15, 2019
Nice trip
MM
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Mar 1, 2019
Comfortable and on time!
VM
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jan 26, 2019
It's all right????
EJ
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Jan 19, 2019
Clean and comfy

Phitsanulok Tour Stations

Morchit Sukhothai Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 Khao Kho Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2