Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
18:55
Don Mueang, Bangkok
5h 20m ride in train #9
5
00:15
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
18:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 5m ride in train #9
5
00:15
+1
Phitsanulok
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant Recommended
10:30
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
17:00
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2

From Hua Lamphong to Phitsanulok by Trains

Thai Railways
Refundable
08:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
4h 42m ride in train #7, 2nd Class AC seats only
4.1
13:12
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
10:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
5h 9m ride in train #3, 2nd Class AC seats only
4.6
15:59
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
13:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 50m ride in train #109, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
5
20:35
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
18:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 5m ride in train #9
5
00:15
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
18:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 5m ride in train ##9, 1st Class Sleeper
00:15
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
19:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 12m ride in train #13
4
01:47
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
20:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 40m ride in train #107, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
4
02:50
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
21:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 15m ride in train #105, Class 3 AC
03:15
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
22:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 37m ride in train #51
4.7
04:37
+1
Phitsanulok

From Morchit to Phitsanulok by Buses

Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
13:30
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
09:00
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
15:30
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant Recommended
10:30
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
17:00
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
11:30
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
18:00
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
12:30
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
19:00
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
13:00
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
19:30
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
15:30
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
22:00
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
16:30
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
23:00
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
18:00
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
00:30
+1
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
19:00
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
01:30
+1
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
20:00
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in VIP
02:30
+1
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
20:30
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
03:00
+1
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
21:30
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
04:00
+1
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
22:00
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
04:30
+1
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
23:00
Morchit, Bangkok
6h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
05:30
+1
Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Phitsanulok by Taxis

Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h 40m taxi ride in Comfort
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Phitsanulok hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h 40m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Phitsanulok hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h 40m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Phitsanulok hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h 35m taxi ride in Comfort
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Phitsanulok Airport
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h 35m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Phitsanulok Airport
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h 35m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Phitsanulok Airport

From Don Mueang Airport to Phitsanulok by Taxis

Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
--:--
Don Mueang Airport
5h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Phitsanulok hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Phitsanulok hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Phitsanulok hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 15m taxi ride in Comfort
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Phitsanulok Airport
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 15m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Phitsanulok Airport

From Don Mueang Airport to Phitsanulok by Taxis

Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 15m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Phitsanulok Airport

From Don Mueang Airport to Phitsanulok by Flights

Instant
06:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m flight #DD8400 with Nok Air in Economy
07:35
PHS Phitsanulok Airport
Instant
08:45
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h flight #SL550 with Thai Lion Air
4.4+
09:45
PHS Phitsanulok Airport
Instant Fastest
09:55
DMK Don Mueang Airport
50m flight #DD8404 with Nok Air in Economy
10:45
PHS Phitsanulok Airport
Instant
13:40
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m flight #DD8406 with Nok Air in Economy
5
14:45
PHS Phitsanulok Airport
Instant
14:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h flight #SL556 with Thai Lion Air
5+
15:15
PHS Phitsanulok Airport
Instant
19:25
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h flight #DD8414 with Nok Air in Economy
20:25
PHS Phitsanulok Airport

From Don Mueang to Phitsanulok by Trains

Thai Railways
Refundable
09:12
Don Mueang, Bangkok
4h ride in train #7, 2nd Class AC seats only
4.1
13:12
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
11:35
Don Mueang, Bangkok
4h 24m ride in train #3, 2nd Class AC seats only
4.6
15:59
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
14:33
Don Mueang, Bangkok
6h 2m ride in train #109, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
5
20:35
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
18:55
Don Mueang, Bangkok
5h 20m ride in train #9
5
00:15
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
18:55
Don Mueang, Bangkok
5h 20m ride in train ##9, 1st Class Sleeper
00:15
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
20:23
Don Mueang, Bangkok
5h 24m ride in train #13
4
01:47
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
21:00
Don Mueang, Bangkok
5h 50m ride in train #107, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
4
02:50
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
21:45
Don Mueang, Bangkok
5h 30m ride in train #105, Class 3 AC
03:15
+1
Phitsanulok
Thai Railways
Refundable
22:50
Don Mueang, Bangkok
5h 47m ride in train #51
4.7
04:37
+1
Phitsanulok

Bangkok to Phitsanulok Schedule

Bangkok to Phitsanulok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thailand Limo by Datum Comfort 00:00 - 05:40฿ 6,050
Nok Air Economy #DD840006:30 - 07:35฿ 1,499
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 08:30 - 13:12฿ 609
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL55008:45 - 09:45฿ 1,315
Nok Air Economy #DD840409:55 - 10:45฿ 1,499
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 10:50 - 15:59฿ 609
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 13:45 - 20:35฿ 749
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL55614:15 - 15:15฿ 1,356
Phitsanulok Tour Express 16:30 - 23:00฿ 333
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 18:10 - 00:15฿ 1,019
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 20:10 - 02:50฿ 769
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 22:00 - 04:37฿ 809

How to get from Bangkok to Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok is definitely not the first Thai city which comes to your mind when you are planning your trip over the Kingdom. But if you have already visited the best star destinations in the country like Chiang Mai or Phuket and are now after more authentic experience and more ancient temples, sooner or later you will find yourself looking for tickets to Phitsanulok.

Firstly, Phitsanulok is an easy starting point for exploring the ancient cities of the region including Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet. Secondly, Phitsanulok has great transport connections with the major provincial centres throughout the country and is strategically located halfway between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, making thus a convenient stop for those who prefer to split longer journeys into several parts. Thirdly, Phitsanulok is a nice place for a city walk by its own right and its Wat Phra Si Rattana Maha That, aka Wat Yai, houses arguably the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand, an amazing Phra Buddha Chinnarat image – do not miss it while in the city!

How to get from Bangkok to Phitsanulok

Located 380 km to the north of Bangkok, Phitsanulok can be reached both by bus and by train. Train brings you to the centre of Phitsanulok with all the accommodation and sights a stone’s throw away, while most interprovincial buses arrive to a large Bo-Ko-So bus terminal out of the city.

From Bangkok to Phitsanulok by bus

The majority of northbound buses departing from the Northern bus terminal in Bangkok, Morchit, call to Phitsanulok. There are also direct VIP24 buses from Bangkok to Phitsanulok. Tickets are readily available at the bus station, you can buy one right on the spot. The whole trip takes from 4½ hours to 6 hours. Note that there are two bus stations in Phitsanulok: the smaller provincial bus station is located on route 12 two km to the east of the city. The bigger one, Bo-Ko-So, or Terminal 2, sits on the same route 12 but some 10 km further east. When getting off the bus, check at which station you are.

From Bangkok to Phitsanulok by train

The Northern Line of the State Railway of Thailand, Bangkok–Chaing Mai, runs through Phitsanulok and trains take from six to seven hours to bring you to this northern provincial capital. There is a wide choice of departures throughout the day from the morning #111 train (7am) which offers second class fan seats only at about THB500 to the luxurious first class sleeper in #1 (6.10pm) at THB1400. There are second class AC seats (THB700) in morning trains #7 (8.30am) and #3 (10.50am) which are the fastest ones covering the distance between Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok and Phitsanulok in just five hours.

If you are after second class AC sleepers, check evening trains #1 (6.10pm), #13 (7.35pm), #107 (8.10pm) and #51 (10pm). Prices vary from THB860 to THB960 depending on the departure. There is a second class AC ladies only option in train #1, too. Consider it if you are a solo woman traveller or have your little ones in tow.

The most convenient night train is most probably #51 at 10pm arriving to Phitsanulok at 4.37am. Though there are few of us who enjoy getting up so early, you may want to use this opportunity to visit Wat Phra Si Rattana Maha That before crowds flood the famous temple; after finishing with the temple try an absolutely divine yogurt at Fa-Ke-Ra cafe in Muslin quarter adjacent to the temple. Their crêpes are similarly outstanding.

Visiting ancient cities around Phitsanulok

All the three ancient cities of Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet are a part of the UNESCO Heritage Site of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns. You can notice very similar town planning and the majority of the structures belong to the same historic period thus bearing very characteristic architectural features. Nonetheless all the three cities differ not only in size, state of the ruins and the role they once used to play but most importantly in atmosphere. Stately and glorious Sukhothai, tranquil and provincial Kamphaeng Phet and mysterious and lonely Si Satchanalai form a great itinerary for any history and architecture buff.

Sukhothai

The Historical Park of Ancient Sukhothai lies 75 km to the northwest of Phitsanulok. There are regular buses linking Phitsanulok both with New Sukhothai and Sukhothai Historical Park. There is no much difference whether to stay in New Sukhothai and visit the ruins during the day or choose a guesthouse or a hotel right by the entrance of the park. It may prove more convenient to live in the new city as you will have more choices to spend you evening, while the ancient city died after dark.

Si Satchanalai

You can reach Si Satchanalai directly from Phitsanulok (150 km), but it is more logical to visit Sukhothai first and then proceed further north to one more ancient city (80 km or 1½ hour by bus). Si Satchanalai in unbeatable as far as the atmosphere is concerned and the chances that you will be the only visitor wandering among the remnants of the ancient temples peppering the forest are high.

Tip: By no means miss Wat Khao Suwan Khiri which occupies commanding position over the ancient city sitting on top of the hill. If after checking the ruins below you feel that Si Satchanalai lacks its soul, you are likely to find what you are looking for right up the hill.

Kamphaeng Phet

Some 40 km to the south of Phitsanulok and then 65 km further west – just a couple of hours by bus – and you find yourself in the historical city of Kamphaeng Phet. There are two sets of ancient ruins in Kamphaeng Phet. Though the ruins are not as impressive as those of Sukhothai or even Si Satchanalai, they are definitely worth a look if you are an ancient temples enthusiast. The walled city of Kamphaeng Phet is especially atmospheric during festivals when the ruins are decorated with candles and look truly mystical. The expansive zone with ruined temples outside the city feels very tranquil and somewhat isolated though you will most probably see locals jogging or exercising there.

Tip: Phet Prasert bus company connects Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet with a number of destinations on the Eastern Seaboard, in Isan and Central Thailand. There are buses between Kamphaeng Phet and Pattaya, Trat for your onward travel to Koh Chang, Aranyaprathet on the border with Cambodia for further travel to Siem Reap and Angkor complex among others. From Sukhothai, you can go with Phet Prasert to Mukdahan on the border with Laos or to Khon Kaen in the heart of Isan.

Getting around

A couple of years ago the city introduced Pun Pun Phitsanulok bicycle share scheme. There are several bicycle stands all around the city, and you can cover the major points of interest, all indicated on the map at each stand, within a day. The only inconvenience is that to use this rent-a-bike scheme you should first register in the system, but once registered, you can obtain you Pun Pun smart card at the information booths or TAT office in Phitsanulok.

There are several songthaew routes in the city. Be ready to pay THB40 for a trip from the Bo-Ko-So bus station to the centre. Three-wheeled tuk-tuks are also an option in Phitsanulok. Even the shortest ride will cost you THB60 and up.

Bangkok to Phitsanulok destination reviews

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243 customer reviews
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95% of 243 travelers were happy with this destination
HS
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 20, 2019
Good trip, good airco, some delay upon arrival in Pitsanoluk. We did have an ilegal passanger om board; a cacroach walking up and down our alley which we found unpleasant. The toillet was filthy. We were very happy with the reservations made by 12goasia. A pity their office only opens at 9 am; our train left at 8.30 so we had to pick up the tickets the day before.
SE
4
train #3 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Aug 8, 2019
The train was excellent, airco, food and drinks were available. The train was on time as well. Only dowsnide was the not too hygienic toilet. No problem for men, but women and especially children have difficulties with a toilet without seating.
MD
5
train #3 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 30, 2019
Everything went great. train was stopped during the way due to car crash on the railway but personel made everything to find an english speaker to explain the cause of the delay. Highly recommended to book with 12goasia and travel by train. Friendly staff, status email...etc. Thanks to facilitate our journey
SM
5
train #3 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jul 17, 2019
Everything more than okay. Online reservation very easy to make. Friendly person at the desk in the station Hua Lampong.
TH
5
train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Jun 9, 2019
Tons of circulating air, no bugs, chill employees, mattresses leave something to be desired but really not a problem as they put down fresh sheets before the ride begins.
CE
4
train #3 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Apr 26, 2019
Was really easy to book the train ticket and 12go Was always sending me emails with information and updates on my status, 100% recommended
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 .
LP
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Mar 10, 2019
The ladies in he office were very helpful and lovely. The train ride was cold!
DB
3
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Mar 5, 2019
There was no air conditioning, and the cleanliness wasn't particularly good. Was pleasantly surprised with the food service. Train left on time, but arrived a little late.
CH
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Feb 1, 2019
Not too crowded. Like the Pad Kra Pao served - not too spicy. Smooth-sailing trip. :)
HH
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 28, 2019
The staff at Hua Lamphong were helpful in directing us to the right platform the train left on time (although arrived 30 mins late at Phitsanulok). Carriage was clean and not uncomfortable. A lovely lady made frequent trips through with soft drinks, water and snacks. Even a free lunch - although we couldn't face the spicy mackerel. It was a pleasant change from the bus. The toilets were western style and about what we expected.
RL
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 27, 2019
Train was on time, which is the most important thing. We appreciated the hostess who served food, and the custodian who swept and mopped several times. Seats are not very comfortable. I had to stand part of the time to relieve my bottom.
AK
5
train #3 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 25, 2019
With 12go.asia everything worked perfectly. One obviously can rely to their service.
JC
4
train #3 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Jan 6, 2019
Very good staff and service. Bathrooms need handles for using toilet
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!
PF
5
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 17, 2018
The ride from Hua lLmphong to Phitsanulok was short and the food was better than in some airlines.
MW
4
train #7 Class II AC, Thai Railways, Nov 14, 2018
I enjoyed the journey. Relatively cheap tickets, clean train and very good and helpful service. From the negative side, the smell of fumes was overwelming and the sits could have been more comfortable. Otherwise, pleasant journey from Hua Lamphong to Phitsanulok. Thank you!
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,
LV
4
train #51 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Sep 4, 2019
Very nice receptionist
FS
5
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Aug 13, 2019
All ok.

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