How to get to Lopburi?

Go by car, it is really simple

          Roads in Lopburi are so easy to get around and if you want to drive your car, then you will have to choose which Amphur (district) you want to go to.  If you choose Anphur Muang, there are 2 options available: The first  is to use highway No. 1, or Phaholyothin Road, which will cut through Amphur Wang Noi, Ayutthaya province and enter Saraburi province (using a bypass). Once you arrive in Amphur Phra Puttabath, continue to the inner city of Lopburi. The distance from Bangkok to Lopburi province is approximately 165 kilometers. If you wish to use a different passage, you will have to start at to Highway NO. 347 (Pathumthanee-Chao Plook), cut through Amphur Bang Pa In, stay away from the inner city of Ayutthaya, until you arrive at Chao Plook intersection, Amphur Maharaj, Ayutthaya, then you can connect to Highway No. 3196 (Dong Plub-Chao Plook). Drive further til you arrive at the city of Lopburi. Using this route will cover roughly about 140 kilometers in distance. By the way, I wouldn’t advise you to do so, because the traffic itself along this route journey can be bad and much worse than using Phaholyothin Road which cuts through Saraburi.

          If you wish to come to Lopburi on the East side from Amphur Pattananikhom, then use Highway No. 1 Phaholyothin Road, which cuts through the inner city of Lopburi (using the bypass). Drive further, until you arrive at Put Kae intersection, Amphur Chalerm Phra Kiat, then turn right to enter Highway NO. 21 (Put Kae). This road will take you through Amphur Pattananikhom, entrance to Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, covering a total distance from Bangkok of approximately 160 kilometers.    

          From that stage, continue your journey to Amphur Chaibadarn and enter Petchaboon and Loei provinces. Over Amphur Pattananikhom, there is Highway No. 3017, which cuts horizontally direct to the city of Lopburi and merges with Phaholyothin Road under a distance of approximately 30 kilometers.


Train travel

          As a matter of fact, there are about 17 train trips to Lopburi province each day. This could either be by suburban buses, normal trains, speed trains, express trains and special express trains, The first train trip departure usually kicks off at 4:20 a.m. in the morning and ends at 10.00 p.m. in the evening. For more information over train travel schedules, please click at www.railway.co.th or call at Call Center 1690. If anyone wishes to take a train ride to explore Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, on which a railway track is constructed on the surface of the water, you are free to do so. There are also organized trips to experience such places over the weekend and also during the Sunflower Bloom Festival. For further information, please call State Railway of Thailand (SRT), or check it out from its website for telephone numbers, otherwise, you will have to use local train services which start from Chum Tang Krang Koy in Saraburi province. Offering 3 trips a day, departures from 5.28 a.m., 11.45 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Also, you will have 3 trips a day available for you to choose to come back with as well. The first one begins at 6.52 a.m., 9.52 a.m. and the final one is at 6.58 p.m. Certain trains may be delayed according to set standards by Thai railways so, just accept the way things are, and let it go.


Tour buses-Van transportation are much more convenient

          Going by bus is much more convenient than you think. Start from Bangkok and catch the bus at Mor Chit Bus Terminal to enter Lopburi province. There are air conditioned buses and normal buses available from early morning til late night. For more information please, call Watcharin Tour Co., Ltd. at 02-936-3603. In addition, there are also bus van services for you to choose from as well which will take you to Lopburi province as well as to the inner city and different Amphurs (districts) e.g. Pattananikhom, Ta Luang, and Chaibadarn. Besides, Mor Chit Bus Terminal, where you can also go and catch these buses from, as well as Victory Monument. Usually, it takes 2-3 hours to get to Lopburi.




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