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Getting around

Sǎamláw rides within the town centre should cost no more than 50B. Outside the train station there’s a sign indicating túk-túk prices for different destinations around town: bus terminal 50B, airport 150B, temples 50B, TAT office 50B, Folklore Museum 50B, post office 50B.

Ordinary city buses cost 8B and there are 18 routes, making it easy to get just about anywhere by bus. A couple of the lines also feature air-con coaches for 11B. The main bus stop for city buses is south of the train station, on Th Ekathotsarot.

To get to the bus terminal from town take bus 1 or 8 (ordinary/air-con 8/11B). There is no city bus to the airport but túk-túk go there for 150B. Bus 1 also goes to Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat (or Wat Yai) and bus 8 also goes to the Folk Museum and Buddha Foundry.

Run by the TAT, the Phitsanulok Tour Tramway (PTT) is a quick way to see many sights. The ride takes around 45 minutes, with the first departing at 9am and the last at 3pm. The tram (child/adult 20/30B) leaves from Wat Yai and stops at 15 sights before returning to the same temple.

The only place in town to rent motorcycles is PN Motorbike (0 5530 3222; Th Mittraphap; 125cc motorbike per day 200B; 8.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat) located next to the bus terminal.

Phitsanulok’s airport (0 5530 1002) is 5km south of town. Thai Airways has a door-to-door van service that shuttles incoming flight passengers to accommodation in Phitsanulok (50B per person). Golden House Tour (0 5525 9973; 55/37 Th Borom Trailokanat), has a board at the airport indicating its mini-van service from the airport to hotels (150B per person). Túk-túk go to the airport from town for 150B.

Budget (0 5525 8556; www.budget.co.th) and Avis (0 5524 2060; www.avisthailand.com) have car-rental offices at the airport. They charge from 1350B per day.