There is no train station in Sukhothai, however, there is a train station at Phitsanulok and from there it is a 1 hour bus ride to Sukhothai town. By using a combination of train and bus to get from Bangkok to Sukhothai you avoid an uncomfortable 6 to 7 hour bus or minivan journey from Bangkok, as well as the inconvenience of travelling up to Morchit Bus Station in Northern Bangkok to catch a bus or minivan. Bangkok Train Station is in the centre of Bangkok and on the metro line making it an easy place to get to.
The first part of the journey involves travelling by train from Bangkok. Trains to Phitsanulok depart fromBangkok’s main train station (follow the link for information about how to get to Bangkok Railway Station). This section of the journey takes 5 to 7 hours by train travelling through the vast flat expense of Thailand’s flat central region about half the distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Train Times from Bangkok to Phitsanulok
Online Train Ticket Price: Bangkok to Phitsanulok
2nd Class Fan sleeper – 669 THB
2nd Class A/C seat – 729 THB
2nd Class A/C sleeper – 889 to 959 THB
1st Class A/C sleeper – 1,414 THB
Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai Historical Park
Stage 2: Bus from Phitsanulok Train Station to Sukhothai
Leave the train at Phitsanulok Train Station. For onward travel from Phitsanulok Train Station you need to get to Phitsanulok bus station (which is about 2 km away from the railway station to the East) to get a bus to Sukhothai. The easiest way to do this journey from the train station to the bus station is to take one of tuk-tuks waiting outside Phitsanulok railway station. Expect to pay 60 THB and for the journey to take no more than 10 minutes. See the route map below.
Once at Phitsanulok bus station approach the ticket counter which has sign for Sukhothai. Staff working at the bus station will be able to direct you if simply tell them the name of your destination (ie “Sukhothai”). Buy your ticket on arrival at the bus station before you board the bus to Sukhothai. No advance booking is available for the short bus journey from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai.
Bus Times from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai
Every hour from 5.30 am and 18.00
Bus Tickets Phitsanulok to Sukhothai
The bus ticket costs43THB person
Route Map from Phitsanulok Train Station to Phitsanulok Bus Station
Walking distance from the Train Station to the Bus Station:2.1kilometres
Video of Phitsanulok Bus Station
Hotels near Sukhothai Bus Station
Phuaroon Resort is 350 metres from Sukhothai Bus Terminal.Click on image for more information.