From Bangkok: The
trip from Bangkok to Lop Buri by car may take up to 2 hours. It is
possible to either drive along Highway No.1 via Saraburi (total
distance is 153 kilometers), or use Highway No. 32 via Ayutthaya,
and travel further along Highway No. 347 to Lop Buri via Tha Ruea
Air-conditioned coaches and non air-conditioned buses leave
Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal) every 20
minutes from 5.30 a.m. until 8.30 p.m. The ticket costs 62 bahts
(ordinary bus) and 85 bahts (air-conditioned). The journey takes 3
hours. Call 02 936 2852-66 for more information.
There are buses that leave every 10 minutes from Ayutthaya Bus
Terminal to Lop Buri. The price is half of the fare from Bangkok.
Lop Buri can be
reached by taking buses from Kanchanaburi (the west), Suphan Buri,
Sing Buri, Ang Thong (the central), and Nakhon Ratchasima (the
Ordinary northern-route (Bangkok-Chiang Mai) trains leave Bangkok’s
Hua Lamphong Railway Station at 7.05 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. Both are
third class only. Rapid trains leave the station 5 times a day
(Travel time is 2.5 hrs.) For more updated schedules and
reservations, call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 22237020 or visit
regular 3rd class trains depart Ayutthaya to Lop Buri. Travel time
is 1 hour.
Travelling in Lop Buri:
There are plenty
of Song thaews running along Wichayen and Phra Narai Maharat Roads
connecting the old and new towns. The cost is 5 bahts per person.
City buses are also available. It costs 4 bahts per passenger. Sam
lors will go anywhere in the old town from 30 – 50 bahts.