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How to get to Nakhon Si Thammarat

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Last updated at 24/05/2024, 01:00

Hi, I'm Joanna, the author of The Blond Travels. In the worlds of Thailand and Portugal, I feel like a fish in water - and it's no coincidence! I've been exploring Thailand for over a decade, and I've settled in Portugal for 6 years now. My mission is to support Dreamers - just like you - in discovering these fascinating countries and helping those in love with them find their own place on Earth, preferably for good! Let's uncover these unique corners of the world together.

Nakhon Si Thammarat might not be the most exciting city in the Land of Smiles, but it is definetly interesting. It will be a great stop for those that are looking for non-touristy Thailand. Check out how to get to Nakhon Si Thammarat.

If you haven’t heard of Nakhon, it’s about time you did! It is one of the biggest cities in Thailand and it’s surrounded by forests and beaches. Visit Nakhon if you want to experience local life and culture.

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Transport to Nakhon Si Thammarat

All the below information were updated in February 2020.

A flight

The easiest option to get to Nakhon Si Thammarat is by plane. There are flights from Bangkok with AirAsia (twice a day). Nok Air also flies there regularly.

The airport is located around 15-20 minutes by car from the city. To get to the centre you need to take a taxi. The taxi stands are outside of the terminal and the trip will cost you about 200 Baht.
If you want to save some money, you can go outside the terminal and cross the road. The white vans standing there will take you to the city for 40 Baht. However, they will not get you to the hotel. That’s why it’s good to have a GPS with you and track the way. Ask the driver to stop when you’re near your hotel.

Another way is to order a Grab taxi, which costs 180 Baht.

At the exit you can also buy a ferry ticket or a mini van to the nearest islands and to Khanom.

Bus

The bus staion is located quite far from the centre, at the road number 4016. The buses from Nakhon go to and come from different destinations in Thailand.

From Bangkok buses to Nakhon go from the Southern Terminal. They are huge vehicles with air con and reclining chairs. There is a VIP option available, boo.
The trip lasts 11 hours.
The cost is 2000 Baht per person.
Order your tickets from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat.

From Krabi there are buses going every hour from 8 am to 8pm.
The trip lasts 3 hours.
The cost is 180 Baht per person.
Order your tickets here.

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