Nakhon Sawan

“Mueang Nakhon Sawan is a provincial capital city in the central region of Thailand. It is a few kilometres from the main northern motorway, Highway 1, which links the capital city of Bangkok to Chiang Mai. It is 240kms from Bangkok and has its own bus and train stations.

Buses leave Mochit terminal in Bangkok throughout the day and take around four hours to get to Nakhon Sawan. Buses going to the north also often stop here en route. Travellers have a choice of standard, air-conditioned or VIP buses. The latter have onboard toilets and passengers are served a drink and snacks.

It is better to pre-book bus tickets online if travelling on Fridays, Sundays or at peak holiday times. All northbound and southbound trains stop at Nakhon Sawan’s station. There are around 10 trains a day and travel time from Hua Lumphong Station in Bangkok and travel time is anything from three to six hours.

The bus station at Mueang Nakhon Sawan is slightly outside the town centre and about 600 metres from the landmark Big C superstore. There is a good choice of accommodation in the vicinity, with options including Ban Suan Resort and Piman Hotel. During the day, there are usually tuk-tuks and songthaews for hire for trips into town or farther afield.”