Photo: Tree shaded ruins at Kamphaeng Phet.


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Kamphaeng Phet’s bus station is located off Highway 101, a kilometre west of the river. Guesthouses and hotels can arrange transport to the station, where motorbike taxis and songthaews can give travellers a lift into town for 30 to 80 baht.

Sample fares include:
Aranyaprathet (Cambodia border): A bus departs at 22:00 for 453 baht and takes more than 12 hours.
Bangkok (Morchit): Hourly buses depart from 09:00 to 24:00 and cost 200 baht for second class or around 260 baht for first class. A VIP bus departs at 12:30 for 300 baht. The trip takes around seven hours and also services Nakhon Sawan and Ayutthaya, among others.
Chiang Mai: A mix of first- and second-class buses depart roughly every hour from 11:30 to 22:30, cost 200 to 270 baht and take around seven hours. Also services Tak, Lampang and Lamphun.
Chiang Rai: Buses depart at 12:30, 18:00 and 22:30 for 340 baht and take around eight hours.
Fang: A bus departs at 12:30 for 355 baht and takes nine hours.
Kanchanaburi: Buses depart at 12:30 and 23:00 for 293 baht and take six hours. Also services Suphanburi.
Khlong Lan: Orange songthaews depart at 08:00 and 10:30 and then hourly from 12:00 to 16:00.
Mae Hong Son: A first class bus departs at 22:00 for 510 baht and a VIP bus departs at 23:00 for 900 baht. The trip takes around 12 hours.
Nan: A bus departs at 14:00 for 276 baht and takes seven hours. Also services Phrae.
Phitsanulok: Buses depart every one to two hours from 05:00 to 18:00 for 60 to 80 baht and take two hours.
Rayong: Buses depart at 10:40, 20:30 and 23:00 for 400 baht and take around 10 hours. Also services Pattaya for 384 baht.
Sukhothai: Blue songthaews depart hourly from 07:30 to 12:30 for 65 baht and take 1.5 hours. Regular buses depart at 11:00, 13:30, 16:30, 18:30, 20:30 and 01:30 for 53 baht.
Tak: Red songthaews depart every half-hour from 06:00 to 18:00 for 50 baht and take more than an hour. Chiang Mai-bound buses also stop in Tak. If heading to Mae Sot, make a transfer in Tak.
Trat: A bus departs at 20:30 for 575 baht and takes around 12 hours. Also services Chanthaburi.

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Getting around

Bicycles can be rented at Three J Guesthouse and other hotels for 50 baht. Three J also rents out a few auto and manual motorbikes for 200 baht per day. Maroon songthaews cruise along main roads like Bumrungrat and Tesa and then cross the bridge to the bus station.

Kamphaeng Phet has a small number of purple-vested motorbike taxis; you'll find them at the bus station and day market but don't expect to flag one down whenever you need. Dark-blue songthaews can be arranged as private taxis at the bus station.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kamphaeng Phet? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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