We arrived in the beautiful ancient Sukhothai city!
Time to get work done and rest for the upcoming adventures.
How To Get From Ayutthaya To Sukhothai
Buses from Ayutthaya to Northern Thailand depart from the new Bus Station, located out of the city island on highway 32.
In the majority of cases, your hotel will be far away from this station(not be confused with the Bus Terminal just in the city center and walking distance from many hotels), a songthaew or moto taxi will be needed to get you there.
For a 2nd class bus + songthaew ride from our hotel, we paid 341 baht per person. If you wish to book a 1st class bus it will cost you 420 baht WITH the transportation to the Bus Station.
We suggest booking through your hotel or any travel agency in town (if the price is in accordance) because the bus station is far away and going all the way there to book the tickets is a huge waste of time and money. There’s a stall from the bus company selling the tickets on Narusean Road(near the old Bus Terminal) but it can be hard to find, still, if you buy it yourself you will need to book the songthaew which will cost 100 Baht (per car not per person). Knowing that, booking everything through your hotel can save time if the price is matching.
The trip will take around 6 hours.
Ayutthaya Bus Station – สถานีขนส่งอยุธยา (สายเหนือ)
Address: Highway 32, 55/5 Moo 1, Tambon Tha-nu, Amphoe Uthai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.352049,100.612343 (copy and paste ain map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 55/5 หมู่ 1 ถนน สายเอเชีย ตำบล ธนู อำเภอ อุทัย พระนครศรีอยุธยา
*It’s important to note that there are 2 BUS STATIONS in Ayutthaya, this is the new one, that is found out of the island about 20 min by songthaew from the city center.
Sukhothai Bus Terminal – สถานีขนส่งผู้โดยสารจังหวัดสุโขทัย
Address: Tambon Ban Kluai, New Sukhothai
Address in Thai: ตำบล บ้านกล้วย อำเภอเมืองสุโขทัย
The trains departing from Ayutthaya don’t run to Sukhothai, the nearest stop is Phitsanulok taking 4-5 hours(depending on the train type), located 60 km from Sukhothai. Tickets can be bought at Ayutthaya Railway Station(see address below), which is centrally located, and will cost 58-455 baht and take 3,5-6,5 hours depending on the train and class (rapid/special express/ordinary).
Check timetables and fares at the website listed below.
At first, it wouldn’t make much sense to choose the train knowing that the bus goes straight to Sukhothai, but Phitsanulok is also a historical city, for those who are interested in visiting it, it’s a great option.
Arriving early, you can spend the day at Phitsanulok and then head to Sukhothai at night if staying in the city is not on your schedule.
If Phitsanulok is not in your plans and you prefer traveling by train, after arriving at the train station, directly pick a tuk-tuk to the bus station where you should transfer to a min bus or regular bus to Sukhothai. It will take about 1 hour costing from 30-70 baht depending on the coach.
Ayutthaya Railway Station – สถานีรถไฟอยุธยา
Address: Ho Rattanachai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.356727,100.582995 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล หอรัตนไชย อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website(Thailand Railway): http://www.railway.co.th/home *In this website you can check timetables, fares, and seating options with pictures of all trains in Thailand.
There’s no airport in Ayutthaya.
A nearby destination that flies to Sukhothai would be Bangkok.
Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:
Ban Thai Guesthouse – บ้านไทยเกสท์เฮ้าส์
Address: 38 Pravet Nakhon Road, New Sukhothai
GPS: 17.007564,99.818205 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 38 ประเวศนคร สุโขทัย
Price: 250-450 baht per night depending on the room
Nice and quiet guesthouse, we would stay again.
Sukhothai Night Market
Address: New Sukhothai, near the bridge, around Jarodvithi Thong, Ramkamhaeng, and Rat Uthit Road
The market consists of street food stalls and some fresh produce, it’s not the usual night market with all the knick-knackeries that are found around the country.
For vegans buying fresh exotic fruits are the only attraction, the day we visited we couldn’t find any vegan-friendly stalls.
If you happened to be in the city on a Saturday, the Saturday Night Market is a bigger and more attractive one starting from 6 pm taking place at Nikorn Kasem Road.
This beautiful city will unveil itself in the next posts!☀️
Stick around for more of breathtaking Sukhothai!