By public bus it takes 10 hours 20 minutes to travel 685 km from Bangkok to Phayao. You can also fly from Bangkok, or take a train, to Chiang Mai and from there take a bus to Phayao.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Phayao
- Click on the ‘Bangkok – Phayao’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Phayao ฿ 646–1,070 9h 30m – 13h 3m|
Bus Station in Bangkok
Bus services to Phayao 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 Phayao
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Phayao Bus Terminal at Ha Rin Road, Tha Wang Thong, 56000 Mueang Phayao, Phayao, Tambon Tha Wang Thong, Amphoe Mueang Phayao, Chang Wat Phayao 56000.
Phayao is a charming North Thai town with a large lake and some interesting temple. Phayao is also a good base for exploring nearby national parks and mountains ranges where there are few facilities. Phayao is also a good stop over point for travel to Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong.
The main attractions in Phayao town are the lake, which as an island with temple in it, and the hilltop temples of Wat Analayo and Wat Phra That Chom Thong. Whilst in town it worth dropping into the Phayao Cultural Exhibition Hall to see the dinosaur fossils and exhibits about local culture, including a detailed explanations of the different fishing methods used in the town’s lake. Phayao also a lively daytime market in the centre of town, and a weekend market at the lakeside park on the Chaykwan Road, and if that is not still enough excitement for you then further afield you can visit Champatong Waterfall and Mae Puem National Park.