By bus it takes around 6 hours to travel 363 km from Bangkok to Phitsanulok. By public bus it takes around an hour to then travel from Phitsanulok to the historic town of Sukhothai.
Bus Timetable to Phitsanulok
- Click on the ‘Bangkok – Phitsanulok’ link below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Phitsanulok ฿ 291–451 5h – 6h 30m|
Where to get the Bus in Bangkok
Bus services to Phitsanulok 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 Phitsanulok
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 at Thip Saena, Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, 65000, Thailand.
Phitsanulok is most frequently visited by travellers on their way to the more famous neighbouring town of Sukhothai which has a large historical park. Phitsanulok is closest railway station to Sukhothai and from Phitsanulok it takes around an hour to travel 58 km to Sukhothai bus station.
Phitsanulok is Thailand’s oldest continuously inhabited town and it played an important part in the history of the formation of the modern Thai state with local residents engaged in heavy fighting with Burmese military forces who at one time occupied large parts of Thailand. Unfortunately much of the historic town centre, largely consisting of wooden buildings, burnt down in 1995 and the city was rebuilt in concrete and lost much of its charm. The main tourist attraction in the city is Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat which was founded in 1357. Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat covers an area of over 57,000 sqm and features a gold covered Buddha statue which is important to Thai Buddhist, an impressive temple entrance and a large Khmer style prang. The city is also well known for its house boats a few of which still remain on the banks of the Nan River which runs through the city.