By bus it takes 2 hours to travel from Songkhla to Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Bus Timetable from Songkhla to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Click on the ‘Songkhla – Nakhon Si Thammarat’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Songkhla
Bus services to Nakhon Si Thammarat depart from Songkhla Bus Terminal.
Arrival in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Bus services from Songkhla terminate at Nakhon Si Thammarat Bus Station.
About Nakhon Si Thammarat
Nakhon Si Thammarat is somewhere relatively few foreign visitors go to except on the way somewhere else via the city’s airport, train station or bus station. There are plenty of cheap flights from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat and lots of people travel on from Nakhon Si Thammarat by direct bus and ferry services from the airport to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. If you are visiting Khanom then you will most likely travel to Nakhon Si Thamarat Bus Station for bus services to destinations across Southern and Central Thailand. People travelling into Thailand from Malaysia also can travel by train to Nakhon Si Thammarat and then take a bus direct to Donsak (which is between Nakhon Si Thamarat and Surat Thani) for ferries to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.
If you find that you have a few hours or more in Nakhon Si Thammarat waiting for a transport connection than the most interest place to visit is Wat Phra Mahathat, which is city centre temple that is free to visit. Wat Phra Mahathat is one of the 6 most important temples in Thailand and revered by Thai Buddhists. The temple is at least a 800 years old, some believe it’s much older, and features a 78 metre tall chedi (a type of tower) surrounded by 173 smaller chedi. This is the only temple in Thailand with such a large number of chedi all clustered together in one place and its very impressive. The temple also lots of gold Buddha statues and an interesting small museum.