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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are bicycles for touring the Sukhothai Historical Park available from bike tour operators,
many guesthouses, and vendors just outside the park itself.
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.
Within the historical park there are small shuttle busses that take visitors around attractions
within the park grounds.