Ayutthaya to Sukhothai
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jan 12, 2012 5:14 PM Last Post By: watership
Jan 12, 2012 5:16 AM
Ayutthaya to SukhothaiHi there,
I have read in the forum that there are frequent buses from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai. There is also a train + bus option that seems a bit more relaxing.
I was wondering how much a taxi/van could charge us for that trip. The basic idea is departing early in the morning so that we can make the most of our stay in Sukhothai (instead of wasting one day on the road/rail).
Does anyone know how many hours can there be by road? Is private transport a good idea?
We have discarded the morning flight from Bangkok to Sukhothai because it would mean to wake up before 5!
Jan 12, 2012 6:40 AM
1Take the train, it will be a fraction of the cost of a taxi, far safer, the price will not change halfway down the road and you'll actually enjoy the journey.
I regularly drive the route between Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, it's a long boring haul. at least on the train you can take time to read and enjoy the view from the window.
I'd estimate a taxi / van might charge somewhere between Bht 5000 to 6000 for the trip, its about 400Kms and would take around 6 hours to drive.
My recommendation for accommodation in Sukhothai is Lotus Village, we stayed here again last week, it is simply my favourite guesthous in Thailand.
Also, since you seem to be doing the ancient ruins, consider make a trip from Sukhothai to the nearby Srisatchanlai, again this is a site of ancient ruins but is a lot less manicured than either Ayuthaya or Sukhothai.
Oh and don't miss Wat Sri Chum at Sukhothai, it is outside of the main park area but within easy bike riding distance, when you see it you'll understand why it must not be missed.
Jan 12, 2012 5:04 PM
Jan 12, 2012 5:14 PM
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