Sukhothai Transportation, The best way to visit Sukhothai from Bangkok by Car, Bus and Plane

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Getting There
By Bus
By Bus
Air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Mochit 2 Bus Terminal to Sukhothai daily between 09.45 am. and 10.20 pm. , frequently during the morning. The journey takes 7 hours. Private bus companies which operate daily bus services to Sukhothai are such as Win Tour, Phitsanulok Yan Yon Sukhothai Bus Terminal. Timetable
By Car
Those with private cars will find it enjoyable to drive from Bangkok by having the opportunity of really seeing rural Thailand. They will travel through a number of provinces: Ayutthaya, capital of Thailand before Bangkok; Saraburi with its temple of Lord Buddha's Footprint; Lopburi with its ancient Khmer temple; Chai Nat with its huge irrigation dam; Nakhon Sawan where major rivers converge to form Maenam Chao Phraya; Phitsanulok with its various attractions; Kamphaeng Phet and Tak with their striking views of hills and rivers.
By Plane
Bangkok Airways flies from Bangkok to Sukhothai daily for 1-hour journey. Sukhothai Airport is about 40 kilometres north of the town. For more information. Timetable
By Train
There are no trains going directly to Sukhothai. One may travel by train to Phitsanulok and then take a local bus to Sukhothai, about 59 kilometres away. Contact Bangkok Railway Station. Timetable
Getting Around
By Songtaew
Songtaews, pickup trucks with seats in the rear, are the most popular form of public transport for getting around town or between rural destinations. Larger sized songtaews travel to and from the city and the Sukhothai Historical Park between 06.30 am. and 06.00 pm. from Jarot Withithong Road near Mae Nam Yom. There is sign on the north side of the street, but the songtaews leave from the south side.
By Bus
There are non air-conditioned busses for inter-provincial travel to and from other districts in Sukhothai province.
Tuk Tuk and Motorbike Taxi
There are numerous tuk-tuks and motorbike-taxis available for short journeys around Sukhothai town.
By Bike
There are bicycles for touring the Sukhothai Historical Park available from bike tour operators, many guesthouses, and vendors just outside the park itself.
By Samlor
Samlors, three wheeled, pedal powered cabs, are available for short rides around Sukhothai town. Fares are negotiable.
By Rental Motorbike
Motorbikes can be rented at many guesthouses in Sukhothai Town, which will often require you to leave your passport as a deposit. Be sure to inspect bikes prior to rental and drive with extreme caution as rental motorbikes are not normally insured and accidents are frequent. Helmets are required by Thai law.
By Tram:
Within the historical park there are small shuttle busses that take visitors around attractions within the park grounds.