Phitsanulok Tour
Instant Recommended
07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
8h 10m bus ride in Express
4.3
15:10
Sukhothai
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant Recommended
21:30
Morchit, Bangkok
8h 10m bus ride in Express
4.3
05:40
+1
Sukhothai
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable Recommended
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Mueang Kao, Sukhothai

From Morchit to Sukhothai by Buses

Phitsanulok Tour
Instant Recommended
07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
8h 10m bus ride in Express
4.3
15:10
Sukhothai
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
12:30
Morchit, Bangkok
8h 10m bus ride in Express
4.3
20:40
Sukhothai
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant
20:00
Morchit, Bangkok
8h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.6
04:10
+1
Sukhothai
Phitsanulok Tour
Instant Recommended
21:30
Morchit, Bangkok
8h 10m bus ride in Express
4.3
05:40
+1
Sukhothai

From Hua Lamphong to Sukhothai by Trains+Vans

Thai Railways + 12Go Travel
Refundable
22:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 30m journey in Train+Van. Self-connect
09:30
+1
7 Eleven Sukhothai Historical Park

From Don Mueang Airport to Sukhothai by Taxis

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Don Mueang Airport
5h 55m taxi ride in Comfort
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 55m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 55m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer

From Don Mueang Airport to Sukhothai by Taxis

Thailand Limo by Datum
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 55m taxi ride in Comfort
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 55m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
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Don Mueang Airport
5h 55m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Sukhothai by Taxis

Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable Recommended
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Mueang Kao, Sukhothai
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Comfort
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in Comfort
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in Comfort
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Sukhothai hotel transfer
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in Comfort
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Mueang Kao, Sukhothai
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h 10m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Mueang Kao, Sukhothai

Bangkok to Sukhothai Schedule

Bangkok to Sukhothai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort 00:00 - 06:00฿ 6,300
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort 00:00 - 06:10฿ 6,700
MCC VAN Van 9pax 00:00 - 06:00฿ 7,150
Thailand Limo by Datum Comfort 00:00 - 06:10฿ 6,600
Phitsanulok Tour Express 07:00 - 15:10฿ 373
Phitsanulok Tour Express 12:30 - 20:40฿ 373
Phitsanulok Tour VIP 20:00 - 04:10฿ 427

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).

Bangkok to Sukhothai destination reviews

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398 customer reviews
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90% of 398 travelers were happy with this destination
EG
3
charter VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower, Aug 28, 2019
Mini van and schedule Ok but driver driving dangerously
AM
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Aug 14, 2019
The bus made unnecessary stops, making the trip last longer. stop to load water while the passengers are on the bus I think it's not right
MG
3
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Aug 12, 2019
The bus was really old comparing to other companies, toilets were broken half of the trip and it wasnt really comfortable. But, it was pretty fast and arrived to sukhothai by 4 am instead 5.40 am.
IM
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Aug 9, 2019
Puntual. Not superComfortable , but you can sleep there. They give you cookies and water. There is a WC inside. Faster than expected.
KT
4
avia Economy, Bangkok Air, Aug 8, 2019
The flight was on time and a dual propeller plane. Although noisy to begin with, the flight was good and the staff friendly. Lovely, quaint airport and reception area.
FB
4
bus Express, Phitsanulok Tour, Aug 4, 2019
Online Booking a Bus was very easy and i had a great overview about prices and the time sheets. Allready booked ticket helped a lot in the northern bus station in thailand, since their are so many ticket counters of different companies (price comparison) Check-In was super fast and we could easily find our departure plattform. Rateing for Phitsanlok Tours: Noone of the personal was speaking english (tried to ask for arrival bus terminal and needed some time to find out the place) Every Seat in the Bus was allready a bit broken and their was no food on the trip.
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.
LD
5
avia Economy, Bangkok Air, Apr 10, 2019
Checked in in 20min incl security. Flight departed and arrived on time. Propeller plane. You get a meal on board and staff is very friendly
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.
PN
5
charter Premium, Thailand Limo by Datum, Feb 26, 2019
Chauffeur très bonne conduite. Attentionné c’e Parfait
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!

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