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Getting there & away

Tak airport, 15km out of town towards Sukhothai on Hwy 12, wasn’t operating at last look; the nearest functioning airport is Phitsanulok.

Tak’s bus station (Th Charot Vithi Thong) is just outside town. A túk-túk will take you to the town centre for around 30B, but it’s also possible to walk if you packed light. Frequent buses travel between Tak and Sukhothai (ordinary/2nd class air-con/1st class air-con 40/56/72B, 1½ hours).

There is also regular service to Lampang (ordinary/air-con 90/126B, three hours), Chiang Mai (ordinary/air-con 133/186B, four hours), Chiang Rai (ordinary/air-con 176/246B, seven hours).

Ordinary government buses depart for Bangkok (176B, 10 hours) three times daily, while a 2nd-class air-con bus (207B, eight hours) leaves once a day. There are four daily 1st-class air-con departures from Tak to Bangkok and one 10pm departure (275B, six hours) in the reverse direction.

Air-con buses to Mae Sot (74B) leave at 2pm, 4pm and 5pm. Minivans to Mae Sot leave almost hourly (53B, 1½ hours).