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Sukhothai to Bangkok

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How to get from Sukhothai to Bangkok?

Bangkok, nicknamed “The City of Life,” is the Capital City of Thailand. Bangkok is full of excitement and beautiful Thai culture. There are countless temples and historical sites to tour, as well as countless museums and art galleries.

The Khao San Road area offers everything from delicious street food to wild nightlife, while the Sukhumvit area is full of excellent shopping and dining options from around the world.

There are 3 ways to travel the 435km distance from Sukhothai to Bangkok: you can board a flight and arrive in 1.5 hours, hop on a bus for the 5.5-hour journey or you can board a train and take in the sights for 6.5 hours. Prices start at $11.

Bus, Train or Flight?

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus5.5 hours410 THB ($13) + 15 THB ($0.50)Check bus tickets
Train6.5 hours690 THB ($23)Check train tickets
Flight1h 20min excl transfer1,500 THB ($50)Check flights

The bus is the cheapest option at only $13. You can catch a bus from either the bus terminal or the Historical Park.

When taking the train, you will first have to go to Phitsanulok, which is 1.5 hours away from Sukhothai. Total fare costs about $23.

The flight is the most expensive choice at $53. Travel time is 1.5 hours, excluding transfers. However, we don’t recommend flying on short distances like this as flight emissions are very harmful to the environment.

Itinerary from Sukhothai to Bangkok

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Sukhothai to Bangkok by Bus

Duration: 5h 30min
Cost: 410 THB ($13) + 15 THB ($0.50)

From the New Sukhothai city center, you will need to take a songthaew (local taxi-truck) to the bus terminal for 15 THB ($0.50).

You can purchase your bus ticket at the terminal just before boarding, although we advise booking in advance via BusOnlineTicket.

Bus tickets to Bangkok start at 410 THB ($13) and the journey takes about 5.5 hours.

Win Tour also offers a few VIP buses running from Sukhothai to Bangkok, although prices are a bit higher.

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For Travellers in Old Sukhothai

Travellers who are staying in Old Sukhothai can catch the bus from the Win Tour office near the Historical Park.

You can book also your bus tickets at their office.

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Win Tour
(from the bus terminal)
5h 30m310 THB ($10.50)
Win Tour
(from Historical Park)
6hask the bus company/inquire at the bus terminal

Sukhothai to Bangkok by Train

Duration: 6.5 hours
Cost: 690 THB ($23)

Taking the train is not the fastest way to travel this route, although it is a great opportunity to relax and take in the sights.

Step 1: Sukhothai to Phitsanulok by Bus

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 180 THB ($6)

First, you will need to take a tuk-tuk from the New Sukhothai city center to the Sukhothai bus terminal which will cost 60 THB ($2).

From the bus terminal, you will board a bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok, this will cost 60 THB ($2). You can also take a bus from the Historical Park to Phitsanulok, but bus tickets cost 30 THB ($1) more.

You can read how to go from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai for more details on the bus schedule.

Upon arrival in Phitsanulok, you will need to take a tuk-tuk to the train station for 60 THB ($2).

Step 2: Phitsanulok to Bangkok by Train

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 510 THB ($17)

If you are arriving in Phitsanulok in the early afternoon, your best options are the RP102 or SP8 trains. The RP102 train is cheaper at just 300 THB ($10) but takes almost 8 hours.  The SP8 train costs 510 THB ($17) and takes just 5 hours.

Below we provide more details about the two trains.

TrainScheduleDurationSecond Class A/C Seats
RP10213:18-21:107h 52m300 THB ($10)
SP814:44-19:254h 41m510 THB ($17)

Check your train tickets

Tip: Train tickets are sold up to 90 days prior to departure. Book your ticket in advance as train tickets tend to sell out fast!


Sukhothai to Bangkok by Flight

Duration: 1hr 20min excl. transfer time
Cost: 1,500 THB ($50)

Bangkok Airways offers 3 flights daily from Sukhothai (THS) to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok.

Flights depart at 08:50, 15:00 and 17:30, and ticket prices start at 1,500 THB ($50).

Sukhothai Airport is located 30km north of New Sukhothai, which means you will need to arrange a transfer from your hotel. Bangkok Airways provides a shuttle service for 120 THB ($4) per person, you can contact them directly to inquire about the schedule and availability. Another option is to arrange a transfer with your hotel.

From Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can reach Bangkok between 40min to 1.5hrs, depending on your mode of transport.

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My favourite places to stay in Bangkok

Here Hostel

If you’re looking for a fun social atmosphere then Here Hostel is the place for you! Enjoy relaxing by the pool in the garden area or enjoying a drink with travelers from around the world. Why take the stairs when you can use the indoor slide to travel between floors, this place is full of fun, energy, and laughter. Located less than 1km from Khao San Road, this is the perfect hostel if you’re looking to have a great time in Bangkok!

Dorm rooms start at $16 per night

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Hom Hostel & Cooking Club

Located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, between Nana and Ploen Chit BTS stations, this hostel is the perfect location in the Sukhumvit area.  The hostel offers a garden area, a rooftop terrace and an on-site kitchen for guests to cook their own food or take part in the daily cooking classes.  There is also a restaurant and bar on-site if you’d prefer someone else cook for you, as well as buffet breakfast included each day. Extremely clean and very friendly staff are top priorities for this hostel. 

Single bed in dorm rooms start at $15 per night 

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Lamphuhouse Bangkok

If you’re looking to be near the excitement of Khao San Road but still enjoy some peace and quiet, this guesthouse is absolutely perfect.  A delicious breakfast is included in your stay and the restaurant is open 24/7 for your convenience. A lovely garden area to relax in the afternoons and very comfortable beds in rooms will make for a great stay.  Just 300m to Khao San road, this guest house is walking distance to many sights including the Grand Palace and the Golden Mountain Temple.

Rooms start at $19 per night

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Mam’s House 

Just 700m from Khao San road and sitting along the river is Mam’s House.  The staff here will welcome you with open arms and help you in any way that they possibly can.  The rooms are huge, the beds are comfortable and it’s extremely clean. There is a cafe on the ground floor of the hotel, street food along the riverbank and countless restaurants, bars and shops just steps away.  Locally owned and operated by Mam, this hotel is all about customer service and making sure you have the best stay possible. Perfect location, great views and all the comforts you need! 

Rooms start at $26 per night 

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Blue Chang House 

Cozy, comfortable, and ideal location! This guest house is less than 1km from Khao San Road and offers all the comforts you need.  It is within walking distance to numerous Temples, Wats and attractions throughout Old Town. On-site bar to enjoy a drink while taking in the sights from the terrace or a lovely garden area to enjoy to relax in if you need some quiet time. The staff is known to be exceptionally welcoming and happy to assist with all guest requests. Located in a quiet area so you will be sure to get a good night's rest after exploring the Capital City!

Rooms start at $40 per night

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