Sukhothai Transportation

  • Songtheaw ride.
    Songtheaw ride.
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  • Feeding time for the deer, Sukhothai Airport.
    Feeding time for the deer, Sukhothai...
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  • Flooded paddy fields.
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    Rent a Bike to see the Historical Park

    by easterntrekker Written Oct 2, 2006

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    Tour by Bike
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    The best and almost the only way to see the Sukhothai Park is by bicycle . We took a cab to the park and right across the street is a bike rental shop. It cost 20 Bht for the day . It took us about 3 hours to finish our tour. They have washrooms and sell water!!

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    Local bus to the old city

    by thedouglas Updated Apr 28, 2006

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    Local bus

    We took the local bus out to the old city and Historical Park, for 14Bt each way - comfy enough and good way to rub shoulders and smile a lot at the locals - as well as have a chat to tourists. They run all day at very regular intervals, and there are plenty of places to catch them either way.

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    Take the bus

    by easterntrekker Written Jun 15, 2006

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    Since trains don't run to Sukhothai the bus is the answer. We travelled from Chaing Mai on a 2nd class bus , It was great ,air condtioning and very comfortable, only 200 bht . I highly recommend it. It is 5 hours from Chaing Mai.
    No need to make reservations ...there are tons of buses.

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    The airport

    by thedouglas Updated Apr 29, 2006

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    New and traditional style
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    The airport at Suhkothai is apparently very new, and built by Bangkok Airways. It was a beautiful little place, with gardens, and a lovely cultural reflection of the location - right down to the uniforms worn by the staff! Just lovely, and worth a plane ride to see it!

    Transfer to town, plus accommodation advice and bookings both easily attained at the airport as well.

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    Bussing out of Sukhothai

    by thedouglas Written Jun 9, 2006

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    This one?......
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    My husband was really on the ropes during our last holiday - for his transport promises! We took the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok - promise for a first class bus - which one is it? Not sure - see pics. There is a vast difference between the bus standards, which doesn't usually matter a lot. I was actually more amused by the jackhammer deal going on at the counter. Very little (or no meaningful) Thai - jackhammer thumping - we didn't even know where to wait - let alone what our transport looked like!

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    Flying to Sukhotai

    by Mahieu Written Nov 21, 2003

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    From Bangkok to Sukhotai, the easiest way is by plane. There are daily connections, made by Bangkok Airways. The flight time is about 1h10. Don't forget to have a look at the beautiful Sukhotai airport when arriving ( see 'must see tip)

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    Tuktuks as always

    by Mahieu Written Nov 21, 2003

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    Indeed, like in most Thai cities, you can also find tuktuks in Sukhotai. There are different from those in Bangkok. Here, the driver is seated behind you! So, in case of an accident, you're the first one to go ;-))
    The drivers are pretty careful. Because the tuktuk is completely open, it can get a bit chilly during night.

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    Rent a bicycle!

    by gib157 Written Apr 18, 2005

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    For just 20b for the whole day a bike has to be the best way to get around Sukothai historical park - especially if you want to visit the more remote temples like Wat Saphan Hin. There is usually somwhere to lock the bike up ( lock being included in price).

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    Fat Ass

    by Mr.Sparkle Written Feb 10, 2007

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    If you’re planning a trip around Sukhothai and you’re able bodied, get off your ass and rent a bicycle. You’ll find it’s a much more rewarding way of seeing the sites and great to help offset all the carbon you’ve created just getting there. It’s a pretty easy ride around too cause there aren’t many hills. You’ll find plenty of bike shops as soon as you get to the old city. They should set you back less than a buck as well! No excuse for traveling any other way!

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    rent a bicycle

    by call_me_rhia Written Oct 5, 2002

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    cycling at sukhothai

    The historical park of sukhthai is huge, so it makes sense to rent a bike to visit it. All guesthouses in old sukhothai rent them for 20 bath a day. There is also the possibility of seeing the park by bus or tourist toy-train, but it really doesn't make sense since you won't have the choice of sights to see, nor the time you want. by bice it's very easy to cycle around nasty corwds and loud tour buses

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    Mr Aor, taxi service and more

    by theo1006 Updated Dec 16, 2010
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    For a day trip to Si Satchanalai the owner of J&J Guesthouse, Jim, recommended mr Aor (or that's what his name sounded, he himself was not sure how to write his name in western script). We think THB 1500 for a long day was a good deal. We saw Sawanworanayok Museum, the Historical Park and the Sawankhalok kilns.

    Mr Aor speaks a good mouth of English. It turned out that he and his family own a block of stores near the bus station, where they also rent out rooms, for THB 150 a night (October 2010). Maybe an option if you are on a budget and don't care about new Sukhothai town. If you have too much luggage to carry around, you can leave some in his depot for THB 20.

    Address: 118/20 Moo.1, Pakkal, Bypass Road, Mueng, Sukhothai 64000.

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    Travel between old and new Sukhothai.

    by IreneMcKay Written Feb 4, 2012
    Songtheaw ride.

    Travelling between old and new Sukhothai is quite easy. Use the songthaews - trucks with two long benches. They depart regularly up to 6pm. The journey takes around 30 minutes. Approximate time as they leave when they are fullish and stop as often as necessary to let people on and off. One way costs 30 baht (though I suspect it is only 20 if you are Thai.)

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    The most beautiful airport on Earth

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 23, 2012
    Feeding time for the deer, Sukhothai Airport.
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    Sukhothai Airport is wonderful. The runways are lined with ponds and flowers. The buildings are in typical Thai style. There are deer, horses, wallabies!!! On the grounds, there are flooded paddy fields with oxen, wonderful flowers everywhere, amodel of Ankor Wat, a shrine, a ceramics museum, statues. Free bikes available if you want to look around. There is also a posh hotel in the airport grounds. Beautiful.

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    Songthaew

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 24, 2009
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    A songthaew is a truck-based vehicle with a pair of bench seats in the back, one on either side — hence the name, which means "two rows" in Thai. You simply flag one down and get in the back and then press the buzzer/bell when you want to get off and then pay the driver. Songthaews run the 16km (10 miles) to the Sukhothai Historical Park from New Sukhothai from early in the morning to around 6pm when the park shuts. You can get on one along the main road near where all the guest houses etc are located near the river in New Sukhothai. They take about 30 minutes to get there and cost 20 baht.

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    Bicycle hire

    by Willettsworld Updated Nov 24, 2009

    The best way to see the ruins in the Sukhothai National Historic Park is by bicycle. These can be rented from a couple of shops opposite the main park entrance, where the songthaew stop is located. They cost about 30 baht a day plus you should get a map provided as well.

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