Where to Go
As Lop Buri features a train station that is in walking distance to the citiy’s major attractions and accommodation options, train is the best method to get to Lop Buri, which can then be navigated on foot, by samlor, or by songtaew. Alternatively, visitors could rent cars in Bangkok or Ayutthaya and drive into and around Lop Buri.
Most people arrive in Lop Buri via train from Ayutthaya or Bangkok. The Lop Buri train station is within walking distance to both hotels and the major historical attractions.
Trains heading south toward Ayutthaya (1 hour) and Bangkok leave throughout the day, roughly every hour between 5am and 9.00 p.m. Rapid and express trains between Lop Buri and Bangkok take about three hours, while ordinary trains take about 4½ hours.
Trains heading north from Lop Buri stop at Phitsanulok on their way to Chiang Mai. There are roughly hourly departures between 8am and 3pm and again from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.
For more updated schedules and reservations, call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 22237020 or visit www.railway.co.th
From Bangkok to Lop Buri, it is a two hour drive either along Highway No.1 via Saraburi (total distance is 153 kilometers) or Highway No. 32 to Ayutthaya and then along Highway No. 347 to Lop Buri via Tha Ruea District.
From Bangkok there are air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses that leave from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) every 20 minutes between 5.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. The journey takes 3 hours. Call 02 936 2852-66 for more information.
From Ayutthaya, buses leave every 10 minutes from Ayutthaya Bus Terminal to Lop Buri. The price is half of the fare from Bangkok.
Lop Buri can also be reached by bus from Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, and Nakhon Ratchasima.
Many of the attractions around the old town are in walking distance of each other. To cross town there are plenty of songtaews running along Wichayen and Phra Narai Maharat Roads connecting the old and new towns. The cost is 5 baht per person. City buses are also available. It costs 4 baht per passenger. Samlors, bicycle-pulled carriages, will go anywhere in the old town for 30 to 50 baht.