Where to Go
As a province along the northerly tourist route, Phichit is easily 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. songtaews, motorbike taxis, samlors, and tuk tuks.
Regular trains depart from Bangkok's Hua Lumphong Railway Station to Phichit many times daily. Call 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th for more information.
1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 and Highway No. 32 to Nakhon Sawan and then proceed to Phichit via Highway No. 1118 (passing Chum Saeng, Bang Mun Nak and Taphan Hin), a total distance of 345 kilometers.
2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 and Highway No. 32 to In Buri, and then use Highway No. 11 to Phichit via Tak Fa, Nong Bua, Khao Sai, and Sak Lek, a total distance of 344 kilometers.
3. From Bangkok, take the same route as (2). When arriving in Khao Sai turn onto Highway No. 113 to Phichit via Thap Khro and Taphan Hin.
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses depart from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Phichit every day. Call 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information.
As in most rural Thai provinces there are typically songtaews that follow established routes around the provincial capital and local busses and songtaews for trips between towns within the province. Songtaews, motorbike taxis, and samlors (three wheeled pedal powered cabs) are usually available for private charter as well.