1) First route: From Bangkok, take Highway
No. 4, passing the provinces of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, and
Ranong, then drive straight to Phang-nga town. It is 788 kilometres
from Bangkok. The trip takes around 12 hours.
2) Second route: From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 to Chumphon, from
there, take Higway No. 41 to Amphoe Tha Chang, then go straight
to an intersection where a right turn is made to Highway No. 401,
keep driving to Amphoe Ban Ta Khun for about 50 kilometres, and
then take Highway No. 415 for 30 kilometres, take a right turn to
Phang-nga town. Visitors travelling from Phuket should use Highway
No. 402, passing Sarasin Bridge to Ban Khok Kloi, take a right turn
to Amphoe Takua Thung. It is 87 kilometres from Phuket. The journey
takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
There are daily bus services from Bangkok
to Phang-nga. Travelling time is 12 hours. For more information
call the Southern Bus Terminal at tel. 0 2435 1199-200 or the Phang-nga
Bus Terminal at tel: 0 7641 2300, 0 7641 2014 or visit www.transport.co.th.
There is no direct train to Phang-nga. The
State Railways of Thailand operates daily train services between
Bangkok and Surat Thani. A trip to Phang-nga can be made by getting
off at the Surat Thani Railway Station and then ride a bus for another
two hours. For more information call Bangkok’s Hualamphong Railway
Station at tel. 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th.
Thai Airways International operates Bangkok-Phuket
flights daily. From Phuket, take a bus or rent a car to Phang-nga
for about 58 kilometres. For more information, call Thai Airways
at tel: 1566 or 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 or visit www.thaiairways.com.