Photo: Tak's famous footbridge.

How to get to and from Tak

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The closest airport is in Mae Sot, 90 kilometres west of Tak town, which is serviced only by Nok Air. You can also fly with Bangkok Air to Sukhothai, 105 kilometres to the east.

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Tak’s bus station is located next to the junction between highways 1 and 12 in the northeast corner of town. Tuk tuks charge 40 to 60 baht for a ride into town. Fares include:

Bangkok (Morchit): Hourly second- and first- class buses depart from 07:00 to 01:15, with multiple hourly departures from 20:00 to 23:00. Fares range from 280 to 350 baht. VIP buses depart at 13:00, 14:00 and 01:00 for 460 baht. The ride takes around seven hours. Bangkok-bound buses stop in Kamphaeng Phet and Nakhon Sawan.
Chiang Mai: There are multiple second- and first-class buses departing every hour from 07:00 to 19:00 and 12 more from 21:00 to 03:00. Fares range from 130 to 250 baht and the trip takes four hours. Chiang Mai-bound buses stop in Lampang and Lamphun.
Chiang Rai: Departs at 10:00, 12:45, 13:15, 15:30, 16:15, 19:15, 23:45 and 02:15 for around 200 baht and takes seven hours.
Kamphaeng Phet: Red songthaews depart every half-hour from 06:00 to 18:00 for 50 baht and take 1.5 hours. Bangkok-bound buses also stop in Kamphaeng Phet for 60 baht.
Kanchanaburi: First-class buses depart at 11:30 and 24:30 and take around seven hours.
Mae Sot: Minibuses depart every half-hour from 06:00 to 20:00 for 87 baht and take two hours. There are also regular buses departing from 15:00 to 17:00 and again from 02:00 to 05:00.
Khon Kaen: A mix of second- and first-class buses depart at 09:00, 10:00, 12:00, 15:00, 20:00 and 23:00 for 260 to 330 baht and take eight hours.
Mukdahan: First-class buses depart at 20:30 and 21:30 and take 12 hours, stopping at several other Northeastern points along the way.
Phitsanulok: Minibuses depart hourly from 06:00 to 17:00 for 90 baht and take two hours. A handful of second-class buses also run to P’Lok.
Phuket: A VIP bus departs at 20:00, takes around 18 hours and also services Bangkok, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Surat Thani.
Sukhothai: Minibuses depart hourly from 06:00 to 17:00 for 53 baht and take 1.5 hours. Regular Phitsanulok-bound buses also stop in Sukhothai.
Trat: First-class buses depart at 09:45, 19:30 and 22:45, take around 12 hours and also service Rayong and Chanthaburi.

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Getting around

Tak is a small town that’s fine for walking, and quite a few tuk tuks roam the streets or hang around at the bus station and other key places. Bicycles are available at Soho Boutique Hotel. There’s no motorbike or car rental as far as we know; you could rent one in Mae Sot or Sukhothai and cruise here on your own.

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