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.
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.
#3 captainbkk has been a member since 16/2/2012. Posts: 472
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.