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Thailand transport from Prachin Buri to Pak Chong

Posted by tamarayork on 3/3/2013 at 22:03

Hi fellow travellers,

Does anyone know if we can get from Prachin Buri to Pak Chong on public transport?

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Posted by Tilapia on 6/3/2013 at 08:41

There may be minivans. If not, you can always hire some transport.

Transport in and around Prachin has changed a lot over the last year. Prachin and Nakhon Nayok are no longer serviced by buses, only minivans.

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Posted by captainbkk on 7/3/2013 at 01:59

1.of course- one can ALWAYS travel by public transp between any 2 pairs of larger towns- depends on which towns if that is easy, direct or not. Go to busstation and look lost-someone will find you.
2.think that tilapia is a bit too harsh- just the other day I still saw the blue big bus BKK-Prachin here. The main no-so route is Chantaburi-Khorat, does not serve Prachin, but runs via Sra Keao and there is also Chantaburi-Buriram. Also many buses Cholburi (some coming off Pattaya-Rayong) via Chachoengsao to Khorat-skirting Pak Chong/parks.

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Posted by Tilapia on 7/3/2013 at 08:13

No buses to Prachin any longer, or to Nakhon Nayok. That info comes from my old neighbours who live there. Also, I was there 4 weeks ago, and was not able to get there on any blue bus. Only by minivan or train. The old bus station has been moth-balled.

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Posted by tamarayork on 7/3/2013 at 18:29

Thank you for your input, maybe hiring private transport is the best way to go, our other option I guess is to go the long way round from Aranyaprathet to Nakon Ratchasima and onto Pak Chong that way, but it is a lot longer basically most of the day on a bus and I was trying to avoid that.

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Posted by DLuek on 7/3/2013 at 22:32 TF writer

So you're in Aranyaprathet now (or will be soon) I take it?

Not certain, but I would guess you could go to Sa Kaeo first and switch to a bus to Saraburi, then again from there to Pak Chong. Of course, that would probably end up taking just as long as if you went direct from Aran to Khorat and on from there. Still, I'd check at Aran bus station and see if there's anything straight to Saraburi as that would be quicker. Definitely plenty of buses and vans from there to Pak Chong.

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Posted by tamarayork on 7/3/2013 at 23:34

Yes we will be coming from Aranyaprathet and I was trying to find a way from there to Pak Chong via Prachin Buri, thanks for your input I will check it out. We were going to catch the train to Prachinburi and then cross through Khao Yai National Park to Pak Chong. But it looks like it is not possible unless we take private transport and I have no idea how to do that or what the cost would be. I am unsure about how to take a mini van.

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Posted by tamarayork on 15/3/2013 at 21:15

Ok it looks like it will be by mini van from Prachin Buri to Pak Chong so where would I find a mini van, would I just ask at our hotel or around the town somewhere?

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Posted by Tilapia on 18/3/2013 at 14:22

Someone at your hotel would know for sure. But the minivans don't have a "minivan terminal." They make lots of stops around town, mostly along the main strip. So you'll likely find them stopping at the Railway Station, near the old Bus Terminal, market, then across the river by the government admin offices and the Technical school.

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Posted by tamarayork on 19/3/2013 at 01:36

Thanks for your help :)

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