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Nakhon Si Thammarat

Getting there and away


The Nakhon Si Thammarat airport is located about 20km north of the city. THAI has daily flights to and from Bangkok. To reach the airport, take a private songthaew and negotiate the price beforehand.


    The train station is conveniently located in the centre of town on Yommarat Rd. Both day ad night trains run north to Bangkok.


      The bus station in Nakhon Si Thammarat is located on Phaniad Rd. It's about a 20 minute walk once you pass Yommarat Rd. The easiest way to get there is to take a motorbike taxi or songtheaw. Mini buses leave from all over downtown Nakhon Si Thammarat. The mini bus to Surat Thani leaves from Wat Eit Rd off of Jumruanvite Rd. The mini bus to Hat Yai leaves from Seeat Cadchard Rd off of Yommarat Road. The mini bus to Krabi leaves from Klongtha Rd off of Yommarat Rd. Sample fares and frequency follow below.

      Nakhon to Surat
      Air-con bus (3+ hr): 80B - leaves every half hour 04:20 - 16:00
      Mini bus (3 hr): 110B - leaves every half hour 07:00-17:00

      Nakhon to Hat Yai
      Air-con bus (3+ hr): 130B - 04:45, 05:20, 06:20, 07:15, 07:50, 08:20, 09:00, 10:16, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
      Mini bus (3 hr): 130B - 10:00, 12:00

      Nakhon to Krabi
      Air-con bus (4+ hr): 150B - 05:00, 06:20, 07:10, 08:20, 09:15, 10:15, 13:15, 16:00
      Mini bus: (4 hr): 180B - 10:00

      Nakhon to Bangkok: (12-14 hr)
      VIP 24 seats: 900B - 18:00, 18:10
      Air-con 32 seats: 680B - 17:00
      Air-con 38 seats: 580B - 17:00, 17:10, 17:20, 17:30, 17:40, 18:10, 18:20, 18:30

        Getting Around

        Taking a songthaew (10-15B within the downtown district) is the easiest way to travel around Nakhon Si Thammarat. The pick up trucks are scattered throughout town -- just wave at one to get them to stop. Motorcycle taxis are also available but as there are so many songthaews, there's less of a need to use motorcycles. It is a good idea to agree on a fare beforehand and please always wear a helmet.

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