From Bangkok: Take Highway No. 4 passing Prachuap
Khiri Khan and Chumphon Provinces and Highway No. 41, passing Surat
Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung and Hat Yai Provinces and
connect to Highway No. 42 for Pattani and Narathiwat Provinces. Total
distance is 1,149 kilometers.
The Transport Co., Ltd. operates daily bus services
between Bangkok-Narathiwat and Bangkok-Su-ngai Kolok.
For more information,
call tel. 0 2435 1199-200; Narathiwat Bus Terminal tel. 0 7351 1845
and Su-ngai Kolok Bus Terminal tel. 0 7361 2045 or visit www.transport.co.th.
From Narathiwat: Buses to Bangkok leave from 2 separate
small terminals on Suriyapradit Road, close to the police stations.
They depart 4 times a day. Buses to Phuket Province via Pattani,
Hat Yai, Songkhla, Trang, Krabi and Phang-nga Provinces leave 3
times a day.
There are also minivans that connect Narathiwat
and Hat Yai Province for 120 bahts, Pattani Province for 60 bahts,
Su-ngai Kolok District for 50 bahts, and Yala Province for 60 bahts.
They leave from different stops around the city.
The State Railway of Thailand has a daily express
and rapid Bangkok-Tanyongmat (Narathiwat)-Su-ngai Kolok service,
departing from the Hua Lamphong Railway Station at 0.25 p.m. and
2.45 p.m. For more information, call tel. 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223
7020; Su-ngai Kolok station tel. 0 7361 1162, 0 7361 4060 or visit
www.srt.motc.go.th. The train station is located approximately 20
kilometers west of town, which is accessible via Songthaew that
costs 20 bahts.
Thai Airways International has 2 weekly flights
connecting Phuket with Narathiwat. For more information, contact
their Bangkok office at tel. 0-2280-0060, 0-2628-2000; Narathiwat
office, tel. 0 7351 1161, 0 7351 3090, or visit their website at
Walking around the town is highly recommended
as the city can easily be explored on foot. For those who do not
want to walk, the motorcycle taxi is a good alternative with the
rate ranging between 10 and 20 bahts/trip, depending on the distance.
Car rental service is also available and is provided
by some guesthouses.