Where to Go
There are not many options for travel to Phatthalung other than by road or rail. However, there is daily bus and train service into Phatthalung. Once in Phatthalung there is public transportation that includes local busses and songtaews for getting around town.
The southern line runs through Phatthalung town; trains leave the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lumphong) daily at 13:00, 14:45, 15:10, 15:35, and 22:50. For more information, please call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020, Phatthalung Railway Station tel: 0 7461 3106 or visit www.railway.co.th
From Bangkok there are three routes to drive to Phatthalung. The first is via National Highway No. 4 through Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, and Trang. The total distance is 1,140 kilometers.
The second route is Highway No. 4 to Chumphon and then Highway No. 41 to Phatthalung, a total distance of around 846 kilometers.
The third route is to Nakhon Si Thammarat via Chumphon and Surat Thani, then onto Highway No. 403 and Highway No. 41 to Phatthalung.
The Transport Co. has daily Bangkok-Phatthalung bus services. For more information, please call 0 2435 1199, 0 2435 1200 or Phatthalung Bus Terminal, tel:0 7461 2070 or visit www.transport.co.th
Phatthalung does not have an airport but can be accessed via airports in nearby provinces including Hat Yai and Trang.
Taking a songtaew is the easiest way to travel around Phatthalung. Motorcycle taxis are also readily available. Agree on a fare beforehand and always wear a helmet.