There are many ways to reach Phang Nga as
1) First route: From Bangkok, take Highway No. 4, passing
the provinces of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, and Ranong,
then drive straight to Phang-nga town. It is 788 kilometres
from Bangkok. The trip takes around 12 hours.
2) Second route: From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 to Chumphon,
from there, take Higway No. 41 to Amphoe Tha Chang, then go
straight to an intersection where a right turn is made to
Highway No. 401, keep driving to Amphoe Ban Ta Khun for about
50 kilometres, and then take Highway No. 415 for 30 kilometres,
take a right turn to Phang-nga town. Visitors travelling from
Phuket should use Highway No. 402, passing Sarasin Bridge
to Ban Khok Kloi, take a right turn to Amphoe Takua Thung.
It is 87 kilometres from Phuket. The journey takes around
1 hour and 30 minutes.
There are daily bus services from Bangkok to Phang Nga. Travelling
time is 12 hours. For more information call the Southern Bus
Terminal at tel. 0 2435 1199-200 or the Phang Nga Bus Terminal
at tel: 0 7641 2300, 0 7641 2014 or visit www.transport.co.th.
There is no direct train to Phang Nga. The State Railways
of Thailand operates daily train services between Bangkok
and Surat Thani. A trip to Phang Nga can be made by getting
off at the Surat Thani Railway Station and then ride a bus
for another two hours. For more information call Bangkoks
Hualamphong Railway Station at tel. 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223
7020 or visit www.railway.co.th.
Thai Airways International operates Bangkok-Phuket flights
daily. From Phuket, take a bus or rent a car to Phang Nga
for about 58 kilometres. For more information, call Thai Airways
at tel: 1566 or 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 or visit www.thaiairways.com.