There are also busses from Khon Kaen ( ordinary / 2nd class air con/1st class 179
/ 251 / 322 Baht, 6½ hours ), Phrae
( ordinary / 2nd class air con 83 / 116 Baht, three hours, four times daily ), Lampang
( 2nd class air con 162 Baht, four hours ) and Nan ( ordinary / 2nd class air con
/ 1st class 132 / 185 / 238 Baht, four hours ). Finally, there are eight 12-seat
minivans to / from Mae Sot ( 125 Baht, three hours ) that depart between 8.30am and
Getting Around Sukhothai
Songthaew’s, pickup trucks with seats in the rear, are the most popular form of public
transport for getting around town or between rural destinations. Larger sized Songthaew's
travel to and from the city and the Sukhothai Historical Park between 6.30 am and
6 pm from Jarot Withithong Road near Mae Nam Yom. There is sign on the north side
of the street, but the Songthaew’s leave from the south side.
There are non air conditioned busses for inter-provincial travel to and from other
districts in Sukhothai province.
Tuk Tuk and Motorbike Taxi:
There are numerous tuk-tuks and motorbike-taxis available for short journeys around
There are bicycles for touring the Sukhothai Historical Park available from bike
tour operators, many guesthouses, and vendors just outside the park itself.
Samlors, three wheeled, pedal powered cabs, are available for short rides around
Sukhothai town. Fares are negotiable.
By Rental Motorbike:
Motorbikes can be rented at many guesthouses in Sukhothai town, which will often
require you to leave your passport as a deposit. Be sure to inspect bikes before
rental and drive with extreme caution as rental motorbikes are not normally insured
and accidents are frequent. Helmets are required by Thai law.
Within the historical park there are small shuttle busses that take visitors around
attractions within the park grounds.