Where to Go
Buri Ram can be reached via private car, bus, or train. Once there, it may be easier to get around with your own car, but there are standard forms of local transport available for visitors: i.e. songtaew, motorbike taxi, and tuk tuk.
There are rapid, express, and ordinary trains from Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Station to Ubon Ratchathani, Surin, and Nakhon Ratchasima, many of which stop in Buri Ram.
For more details, call Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4334, 0 2220 4444 or www.railway.co.th.
1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi, then turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road). Turn right onto Highway No. 24 (Chok Chai - Det Udom Road) passing through Amphoe Nong Ki and Amphoe Nang Rong before turning left onto Highway No. 218 to Buri Ram. The total distance is about 410 km.
2. From Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat), take Highway No. 226 past Amphoe Chakkarat, Huai Thalaeng, and Lam Plai Mat. The total distance is 384 km.
The Transport Company Limited provides daily ordinary and air-conditioned busses from Bangkok to Buri Ram. The busses leave from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2). For more information, call Tel. 0 2936 1880, 0 2936 0657, 0 2936 0667, and 0 2936 2852; Buri Ram Bus Terminal: Tel. 0 4461 2534; or www.transport.co.th.
Traveling in Buri Ram city can be done by hiring a pedal rickshaw (samlor) or a tuk tuk. Ask for the rate prior to using the service. For traveling to other districts, there are public busses.