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From Morchit to Sukhothai by bus

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From Khao San Tara Travel to Sukhothai by bus

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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Sukhothai by flight

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From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Sukhothai by taxi

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How to get from Bangkok to Sukhothai

Sukhothai is located 427km north of Bangkok and there are many ways you can travel to the region whether it be by bus, van, taxi, train or plane. Take the scenic route, with a 6-7 hour drive, or hop on a plane and be there in less than 75 minutes.

Home to the ancient ruins of the Sukhothai Kingdom it is a timeless piece of Thai history and architecture. Travelling to Sukhothai is a great stop over if you are heading to the northern provinces of Thailand. Embrace the culture and experience the beauty of these historical ancient ruins.

Flights from Bangkok to Sukhothai

A quick one-hour flight from Bangkok, Sukhothai is served by direct flights by Bangkok Airways, but there is at least half a dozen daily flights from Don Mueang airport to Phutsanulok.

Bangkok Airways offers a direct flight out of Suvarnabhumi three times a day for around THB2000 leaving early morning, midday and late afternoon. Suvarnabhumi is easily accessible by train from Hua Lamphong train station, by airport bus or by taxi.

Thailand also offers a wide variety of budget airline options out of Don Mueang airport. Nok Air and AirAsia fly to Phitsanulok and then offer a bus service to Sukhothai. This option will cost you anywhere from THB1000 and up but will take longer to travel the extra hour from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai.

Sukhothai airport is located 35km north of Sukhothai town or 40km from the historical park. Outside the airport you will find multiple transport options to take you to the 20-30 minute ride to the New or Old city. There is a shuttle bus from the airport to your hotel and you can expect this to cost about THB180 to the New city or THB300 to the Old city.

Note Flying makes it possible to travel from Bangkok straight to the Historical pPrk and return to the capital city in the same day.

From Bangkok to Sukhothai by train

While there is no train station in Sukhothai proper, you still can cover the major part of the route from Bangkok to Sukhothai by train. The nearest train station is Phitsanulok, 60 km east of Sukhothai. On arrival catch a tuk-tuk to the bus station and transfer to a Sukhothai bound bus or minibus.

The train journey from Bangkok to Phitsanulok takes under 7 hours and covers Thailand’s flat central region. There are multiple trains servicing this route throughout the day departing from Bangkok from 8.30am till 10pm. The overnight train #51 (10pm) would be a good option for those looking to save on a night of accommodation whilst travelling. Trains offer a variety of tickets, from the cheapest 3 class hard seats to first and second class sleepers with the option of a lower or upper berth (THb800-THB1000).

If you are travelling by train make sure you book in advance as tickets can sell quickly. Food is never in short supply with vendors often patrolling the train with snacks and refreshments. Travel by train is great if you’re looking for a true authentic South East Asian experience!

In Phitsanulok take a bus or taxi to get to Sukhothai – the trip is about one-hour long with buses leaving every hour both to New Sukhothai and Old Sukhothai.

From Bangkok to Sukhothai by bus

For the budget-conscious traveller, bussing is one of the cheapest transport choices, with tickets ranging between THB350-THB550 (USD10-USD15). Buses leave from Morchit bus terminal in Bangkok and take you direct to Sukhothai. In Bangkok, Morchit is easily accessible by catching the Skytrain to Morchit station, followed by a quick 10-minute taxi ride.

Tip Make sure you arrive at the bus station at least 30 minutes before your departure to give yourself enough time to exchange your online reservation for a ticket.

You can expect the journey to take between 7 and 8 hours by bus, depending on the bus company and the bus station in Sukhothai you are heading to. Basically, there is only one main bus station in Sukhothai which is located in New Sukhothai – the newer part of the city which grew next to the Historical part east on route 12. All the buses ‘to Sukhothai’ will bring you there. As at every bus station in Thailand, you’ll find there vendors selling food and drink, bathrooms and ticket booths in the main waiting area.

Note To get directly from Bangkok to the Old Sukhothai, you need to catch a bus which says ‘Historical Park Sukhothai’. To get to the Old Sukhothai from New Sukhothai, you can hail a songthaew (the old blue buses) for about THB20. Alternatively for a faster option catch a tuk-tuk which will cost you around THB200.

It is one-and-a-half kilometre from the bus station to the main tourist area in New Sukhothai and about 12 km to the Historical park area. It is recommended to catch a songthaew (the old blue looking buses) to the city centre or to the park for around THB40. Alternatively, take a trishaw – do inquire about the price before the trip! – for a little more.

Phitsanulok Tours offer multiple bus trips across the day direct from Morchit to Sukhothai and offer comfortable buses with air conditioning. The Transport Co Intl also offers a daily service to Sukhothai departing at 5pm for THB550. Many buses heading further north call to Sukhothai or Phitsanulok, too. Depending on the bus provider some water and snacks may be provided but is recommended you pack your own. Be prepared for limited stops on the way.

From Bangkok to Sukhothai by taxi

Create your own Thai road trip by leaving at anytime from Bangkok in a private taxi. This could be an excellent option for those travelling in a group. It takes up to 6 hours to travel the 420 km north, but in a comfortable car you can still expect a bumpy journey with average road conditions in Thailand.

When travelling by taxi agree on a set price (before entering the car. If paying by cash, make this payment upfront. Watch out for being charged more when you arrive or being taken in the wrong direction from where you want to go. If in doubt get out and hire a new taxi.

Tip Don’t bother trying to dispute issues with drivers in Thailand as you will most likely end up in a worse position that when you started. It is always better to pay the money and walk away rather than trying to reason – this is often a mistake many tourists make in Thailand. It’s a perfectly safe mode of transport to Sukhothai, just keep an open mind for (in case) when things don’t seem right.

Book through PGS to get a reputable driver and avoid any hassle. If possible ask for a driver who speaks English to help guide you along the way. PGS provide the option to travel in a van or car and share with your fellow travellers to keep costs down as it can cost around THB7000 for the entire journey.

Onward travel from Sukhothai

Sukhothai opens up a myriad of opportunities of other Thai destinations to visit. It is common for travellers to continue north to the mountainous cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai to see the beautiful scenery, temples and elephant sanctuaries. Chiang Mai and the northern suburbs offer a different style of Thai food that is delicious!

Travelling back to Bangkok, it is a good idea to check the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, 60 km north of the capital.

Surrounding Sukhothai you will also find more historical parks and ruins with Phitsanulok to the east, Kamphaeng Phet to the south and Si Satchanalai to the north. All of these destinations provide their own unique historical experience and are easily reached by bus from Sukhothai – no need to book in advance, just show up at the bus station (from one to 1½ hour, THB60).

Passenger reviews out of total 5,313 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Dec 11, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Great bus, comfy rode, a little cold but okay!
Nov 27, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
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.
Nov 23, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
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!
Nov 22, 2018
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
★★★★★
Don't expect superior customer service but they were informative, organized, and made the trip very easy for us!
Nov 21, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Very Nice trip, Good bus and Nice with the free food
Nov 21, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
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.
Nov 13, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Nice and comfortable trip
Nov 10, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★☆☆
- 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)
Nov 9, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Good bus but many stops on the way
Oct 26, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Prompt and awesome service! Even gave out food ????
Oct 21, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Comfy and fast with included simple rice meal. No issues with our hold luggage
Oct 6, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Good service, even though it wasn't a VIP service! (But I got refunded!) Time was as advised! (8 hours)
Oct 2, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
the bus was comfortable, the stewardess offered water, food and coffee with ice.
Sep 16, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
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.
Aug 23, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
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.
Aug 19, 2018
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
★★☆☆☆
The journey was a big mess. We took off at 10:30 from Khao Tara Travel, in a minibus with other people, it drove with lots of difficulties. Then we stopped at 2 bus stations, opposite sides of Bangkok before coming back in Bangok at Southern Terminal. It took us 2hours, we had no information along the way. Why not set the meeting point at 12;30 at Southern Terminal ??? Then we took off, had a little lunch in the bus, and at 6:30pm (the time we were supposed to arrive at Sukhothaï), the bus stopped many times to drop people off without telling anyone the plan. So at 7pm (after 30min wait), we asked when we would arrive at Sukhothaï, the woman in the bus said 9pm (she didn't speak English at all), it seemed normal for her... So we ended up at Sukhothaï 2:30 hours late (9pm instead of 6:30pm), the guesthouse was thus closed. Really bad experience.
Aug 15, 2018
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
★★★★☆
Good accomodation and trip Only 30 minutes delay
Jul 22, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
All was very good But the stop in Phitsanulok was to long
Jul 19, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★☆☆
Not much room for our legs for a long trip like this.
Jul 19, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Bus left on time and arrived 1,30h earlier. You get water and a cookie. No remarks, easy way to get to your destination
Jul 15, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★☆☆
Unlike other reviews there was no communication from either driver or attendant. Yup 1.5 hours circling around P'lok was very annoying. Then bus terminates in new Sukhothai so as the only 2 people going to old Sukhothai that was a 300baht songthew. Overall not massively impressed, will choose another company next time and not book through this site as this is the only company they offer on this route.
Jul 15, 2018
charter Van 9pax, MCC VAN
★★★★★
Excellent and reliable driver ! I would recommend this to others.
Jul 14, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Cooled bus . Free bottle water and biscuits and even Some Rice with chicken. Easy ride chairs bit firm
Jul 11, 2018
charter Minivan 4pax, BangkokTaxi24
★★★★★
Driver was perfectly on time, friendly. New, luxureos car. When we asked to make a small stop, this wasn’t an issue. All in all a good experience
Jul 10, 2018
bus Express, Transport Co Intl
★★★☆☆
The bus was delayed by an hour what meant arriving at the destination at around 2am
Jul 5, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Alter Bus, super Beinfreiheit, Sitze weit nach hinten verstellbar, plus Stütze für die Beine, etwas doof dass das leckere Essen, Reis und Rindfleisch direkt nach der Abfahrt gereicht wird, da die Tour 8 Stunden dauert. Toilette eher im Notfall nutzen. Gut nur 1 Pause von 15 min.
Jun 24, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★☆☆☆
There wasn't any wifi, or food. Just the snack (some strange cookies). The ac was extremely cold, I froze all the way even though I put winter close
Jun 16, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★☆☆
Quite an old bus without wifi but good a/c. Simple food and pleasant staff.
May 16, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Had a great trip, they provided a small meal, water, and a snack. Driver and attendants also kept track of passengers and stops making sure (tourists) got off at the correct one.
May 4, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Good journey, bus on time however wasn’t told about the multiple stops that would happen and this was a little annoying.
Apr 26, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Great service. Arrived earlier than planned!
Apr 14, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Generally very good bus stopped wayyyyyy too much times in Phitsanulok. We drove into Phitsanulok at 3pm and left at 5pm...an hour and a half wasted!
Apr 8, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Nice, clean bus. Kind staff. Airco is cold so dress accordingly and don’t forget some socks :)
Apr 3, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Great bus ride, left on time and even arrived early!
Mar 29, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Bus is quite old but seats are super comfy. Air con is always too strong like any other bus in Asia but apart from that all good. We got to Sukhothai more than 1h earlier.
Mar 23, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Good seats, Great with snack and good that we stopped once on The way.
Feb 27, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Very nice nice that we got food and water:) very comfortable seats! It was a little bit cold in the bus.
Feb 18, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Comfortable, snacks, lunchbox and drinks provided, aircon was cold but not too bad, arrived in time at Old Sukhothai. Only downside was that they showed a loud horror movie with loads of splatter twice in a row so maybe not so nice with kids.
Feb 11, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
The bus (air-con) was punctual and some some food was provided. If not for many stops in the city before Sukhothai the trip could have been 1-2 hours quicker.
Jan 29, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
On time. Clean. AC. Lots Of space. Cheap . What more could you want?!
Jan 29, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Drive was good and quiet, bus got there in perfect time and even dropped us off at the old city. Annoying the fact that the driver and hostess did not speak a word of English, we stopped several times along the road to drop people off and we even had to change bus for the last hour drive.
Jan 28, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Everything was fine, the bus was on time, they serve food and water , and they even drive from the busterminal Sukhothai to the old town Sukhothai.
Jan 20, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★☆☆
Pos: arrived about an hour early, cheap Cos: really old bus, no comfort
Jan 15, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Nice journey, comfortable seats, we got warm meal as a snack and a small bottle of water.
Jan 15, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Super
Jan 13, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Safe trip; good staff.
Jan 5, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★★
Very comfortable bus, great service on board and the bus also had a toilet. Great trip.
Jan 4, 2018
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Comfy seats and nice driver.
Jan 2, 2018
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Better than expected. Very professional staff, unexpected snacks and exactly according to schedule.
Dec 28, 2017
bus VIP 36, Transport Co Intl
★★★☆☆
The trip was more than acceptable, however it did have some flaws. It was 2 hours late arriving into Sukhothai and the toilet was not clean. The remainder of the trip was fine with a reclining seat (I am just under 6 foot and found it difficult at times to find a comfortable position to sleep).
Dec 28, 2017
bus VIP 36, Transport Co Intl
★★★★☆
Comfortable journey, good service and clean bus. I would do it again.
Dec 21, 2017
bus VIP, Phitsanulok Tour
★★★★☆
Bit hard to find the booth to exchange booking for paper tickets but asking in the information booth led me to the 53 ticket both corresponding to the bus company. Trip departed and arrived on time. They served some food and snacks. The AC was indeed cold but not as bad as I thought. Still, I had to wear a a jacket. Only confusing part was that in phitsanulok we had to change buses to continue to sukhothai. It was a 1hr trip anyway and the bus was also good. Note that 12go lists some trips as ending in Old Sukhothai which is not the case as this bus ended in New Sukhothai. In any case, we took a songthaew from there for 350 baht to the hostel in the old City.
Dec 19, 2017
van Regional, Tara Tour and Travel
★★★★☆
The trip was no problem, we arrived at time at the boarding point, there was a very friendly lady she told us have a drink or eat something and come back in an hour, so we did, an hour later a van came up, outside good inside a little worn out, but ok, up to the busstation, arriving there the driver disappearred and his wife led us through the station to our boarding point, the driver came back gave us two tickets and said the next bus is yours, that bus came an hour later then what we booked, so that,s 2 hours later then we thought. We had to go the whole ride, but before we finished it, yes there was a stop, for almost another hour to do repairs, fill up the fuel tank, take in supply,s for the next day. So taratravel and this busco never again

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