Getting there & away
From Bangkok take a bus (ordinary/air-con 115/148B, 2½ hours, every 20 minutes) from the Northern bus terminal to Pak Chong. From Khorat, just about all Bangkok-bound buses also stop in Pak Chong (ordinary/air-con 45/77B, 1½ hours). You can also get to Pak Chong by train from Bangkok, Ayuthaya or Khorat, but it is slower than the bus, especially if coming from Bangkok.
Sǎwngthǎew travel the 26km from Pak Chong to the park’s northern gate (25B, 45 minutes) from in front of the 7-Eleven store that’s about 300m west of the ordinary bus terminal (air-con buses stop at their own offices at various points on the main road). It’s another 14km to the visitor centre and park guards are used to talking drivers into hauling faràng (Westerner) up there.
Some shops on Pak Chong’s main road rent out motorcycles.