By bus it takes 11 to 12 hours to travel 838 km from Bangkok to Phatthalung. You can also travel from Bangkok to Phatthalung by train which takes 12 to 16 hours depending upon which train you take.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Phatthalung
- Click on the ‘Bangkok – Phatthalung’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Phatthalung ฿ 688–1,171 10h 50m – 13h|
Where to get the Bus in Bangkok
Bus services to Phatthalung depart from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal, 8 Borommaratchachonnani Rd, Khwaeng Chim Phli, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170.
Arrival in Phattalung
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Phatthalung Bus Station, Khuha Sawan, Muang Phatthalung District, Phatthalung 93000.
Phatthalung is an ‘off the beaten track’ destination in Thailand which offers some great sights and experiences for intrepid visitors prepared to go somewhere where few other foreign tourists go and there are not the easy to use tourist focused hotels, restaurants and guest houses. The main reasons you might choose to come to Phatthalung are three unique geographical phenomenon. The first of these is within the small town itself in the form of steep sided limestone hills which spring up in several locations out of an otherwise flat landscape. There are temples on top of these hills and you can walk up some of them. The largest and most famous one, Khao Ok Thalu, is 2 km from the city centre train station. To reach the top you need to climb around 1,500 steps, along the way there is a temple and near the top a cave and a stunning view.
The other two sites you should visit are the nearby Songkhla Lake, which is Thailand’s largest lake covering an area of 1,040 square kilometres. Songkhla Lake is beautiful and peaceful. The other popular attraction is the Thale Noi Nature Reserve to the north of Songkhla Lake which covers an area of 460 square kilometres and is noted for its bio-diversity (different types of habitat) and the bird life which the shallow lake in the reserve attracts. Hunting has been banned at Thale Noi Nature Reserve for over 40 years now which means that the reserve has a preponderance of wildlife which you don’t now find in most other parts of Thailand on account of the local people having caught and eaten a frighteningly high proportion of the local wildlife.