By public bus or minivan it takes from 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes to travel from Bangkok to Pak Chong depending upon which service you take.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Pak Chong
Click on the Bangkok – Pak Chong link below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Pak Chong ฿ 282 2h 30m|
|Bangkok - Pak Chong ฿ 220–250 3h|
Departure from Bangkok
Bus services from Bangkok to Pak Chong depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.
Arrival in Pak Chong
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at a bus stop in the centre of Pak Chong town.
About Pak Chong
Pak Chong is a fairly sizeable town with around 45,000 permanent residents, and facilities such as supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and bars. The town is at the start of the North Eastern Region of Thailand, near to the main highway from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima and Udon Thani and the border with Laos at Nong Khai, and a railway station on the Northern branch of Thailand’s North Eastern Railway Line. Pak Chong attracts a large number of Thai tourists, particularly visitors from Bangkok at the weekends. Foreign visitors make a minority of the tourists visiting Pak Chong. There are a number of different attractions in the area for tourists, most of which are difficult to reach by public transport which is one of the reasons why the area is not popular with international visitors. These attractions include a recreation of an Italian village (Palio Khao Yai) and a number of farms, such as Chokchai Farm, where temperate climate livestock, flowers and crops can be grown due to the cooler weather of this area, which has an elevation of 300 metres or more above sea level.
The main attraction in the Pak Chong area, however, is the Khao Yai National Park. The Khao Yai National Park covers an area of 2,168 square kilometres, around 80% of which is covered in forest. The Khao Yai National Park also has a cooler climate with hills rising up to 1,350 metres above sea level making it possible to camp over night without fans or air-conditioning, and making it pleasant to engage in physical activities such as hiking and mountain biking. The Khao Yai National Park also has a very wide range of animal and plant life, some of which visitors need to be careful not to disturb as they can be dangerous, particularly the wild elephants. The Northern Entrance to the Khao Yai National Park is located 28 km by road to the south of Pak Chong. You can take a shared taxi from Pak Chong to the Northern Entrance of the park, however, you may want to consider renting a motorbike or car. There is no public transport within the Khao Yai National Park, and from the entrance to the park its 13.5 km to the visitor centre and the first places inside the park where you can stay over night and buy food. A single road runs through the centre of park. There is plenty to see from the road itself, and you can stop on route to trek to various attractions such as the 150 metre high Haew Narok falls.