From Bangkok, drive on
Highway No. 4 past Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon then take Highway
No. 41 to Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung. From Phatthalung, drive
on to Amphoe Rattaphum, Songkhla then take Highway No. 4 and turn
right to Highway No. 406. It is 973 kilometres from Bangkok.
The journey from Bangkok
to Satun can be made on air-conditioned coaches originating from
the Southern Bus Terminal. The coaches, varying in 3 types, depart
from Bangkok at the following times:
VIP Bus: 6 p.m.
Standard 1 Bus: 7 a.m., 6.30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Standard 2 Bus: 6.30 p.m.
The trip takes about 13 hours. For more information, call the Southern
Bus Terminal at tel: 0 2435 1199-200 or the Satun Bus Station at
tel: 0 7471 1446.
Satun can be reached
by van, public bus and taxi from Hat Yai. Taxi is available at the
Ratthakan Post Office, van and public bus can be found beside Dr.
Somphot’s Clinic near Hat Yai train station. The van leaves every
hour form 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Public bus leaves from Hat Yai bus station
every 2 hours from 6.30 a.m. to 4.35 p.m.
There is no direct train
to Satun. Visitors can take a Bangkok-Hat Yai train, leaving the
Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) at 12.25 p.m., 2.20 p.m.,2.45
p.m. and 3.50 p.m. Getting off at the Hat Yai train station, visitors
can take a taxi from Ratthakan Post Office to Satun. Vans and public
buses are also available. It is 97 kilometres from Hat Yai to Satun.
For more information on trains, contact the State Railways of Thailand,
tel: 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit www.srt.or.th.
There is no direct flight
to Satun. The trip by air can be made via Hat Yai airport then taking
a taxi or public bus to Satun for 97 kilometres. For more information
on flight schedules, contact Thai Airways, tel: 1566, 0 2280 0060,
0 2628 2000 or visit www.thaiairways.com.