By public bus it takes 10 hours 05 minutes to travel 618 km from Chanthaburi to Phitsanulok. An alternative option to taking a direct bus from Chanthaburi to Phitsanulok is to take a bus from Chanthaburi to Bangkok and then a train from Bangkok to Phitsanulok.
Bus Timetable from Chanthaburi to Phitsanulok
- Click on the Chanthaburi – Phitsanulok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus station in Chanthaburi
Bus services to Phitsanulok depart from Chanthaburi Bus Terminal, Wat Mai, Mueang Chanthaburi District, Chanthaburi 22000.
Arrival in Phitsanulok
Bus services from Chanthaburi terminate at the Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2.
Phitsanulok is a town with a population of over 80,000 located between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Relatively few foreign visitors come to Phitsanulok except on the way to Sukhothai. Phitsanulok has the closest railway station to Sukhothai, and is where passengers alight from the train to get a bus to Sukhothai, which is around a 1 hour journey by public bus. Phitsanulok is, however, an historically important town which is often identified as longest continuously inhabited town in Thailand.
Phitsanulok played an important role in the history of the formation of modern Thailand, first in 1584 when King Naresuan mobilised troops from Phitsanulok to fight invading Burmese forces, and then again in 1775 when the town was again a base for the fight against another invading army from Burma. Unfortunately, large parts of Phitsanulok were destroyed in a fire in 1955 and the city centre is mostly modern and not particularly attractive. There are, however, still some interesting historical buildings worth visiting.
The major tourist attraction in the city is Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat which is a Buddhist temple dating back to the 14th Century that houses the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, which is a gold covered Buddha statue also dating back to the 14th Century that is highly revered by Thai Buddhists.