The easiest way to visit Khao Yai park is to use Pak Chong as a transit point for your travel. It’s also the most popular with Thai residents for all the attractions around and the peaceful refreshing landscape.
By minivan: Direct minivans leaves to Pak Chong from Victory Monument minivan station
Direction of Victory minivan station: it is located under the expressway bridge crossing Phahon Yothin Rd., 100 meters north of the Victory square, cross the square by the footpath from BTS station up to Phohon Yothin road. Minivans leaves every 2 hours for about 180 Thb per seat.
BTS: Victory Monument
By bus: buses leaves every half hour or so from Mo-Chit north terminal in Bangkok (about 180 Thb). Pak Chong is on the way to Nakhon Ratchassima / Korat, which is the main transit road to Isaan province, so you are sure to always catch a bus easily, just make sure the bus stop in Pak Chong. From Pak Chong, songthaew runs every half hour along Thanarad rd. up the park entrance.
http://mochit.com, in Thai, you can use Google translate for English speakers
By train: trains leaves Hualampong station 4 times a day but takes from 4 to 5 hours so it s probably not the best way to get there from Bangkok http://www.railway.co.th/
By road/ car from Bangkok center:
-Head north east towards Saraburi / Nakhon Ratchassima by taking the Phahon Yothin Rd., the expressway along The Dong Muang Airport in Bangkok
-Before Ayutthaya, head north east towards Saraburi.
From Eastern Bangkok and the Suvarnabhumi international airport, take the outer ring road up to Phatum Thani to catch the Mittraphap Road leading to Saraburi.
-Just before Saraburi, continue the Mittraphap Expressway leading to Nakhon Ratchassima up to Pak Chong, about 45 km from Saraburi.
– From Pak Chong, The national park is at the end of Thanarad rd., south of Pak Chong town. The park entrance is about 20 km from the expressway exit, park headquarters are located about 10 km south from the park entrance.
FROM KORAT/ NAKHON RATCHASSIMA
By bus: Buses runs every half hour from Korat bus station towards Bangkok and stop in Pak Chong.
GETTING AROUND IN KHAO YAI
Songthaew runs permanently along Thanarad rd. up the park entrance.
A good option is to rent a motorbike to be able to visit the area at your own pace, bicycle are also available for rent, be aware that once you pass the park gate the park road is mountainous up to the park headquarter. Mountain bike are allowed in the park. Outside the park, there is plenty of nice bicycle Roads threw vineyards and the country. Check futures posts about that.
BAAN SARANYA LODGE LOCATION- WHERE WE ARE.
By car: The resort is along Thanarad Road at km 13.5. On your right when heading to park, pass St Stephen’s school, Wood Park houses, it s just here, opposite Krua Khao Yai, the most famous restaurant in the area.
GPS coordonate:14°33’42.40″N; 101°24’21.59″E
Bangkok – Baan Saranya Lodge 152 km – 2 hours by car approx.
Pak Chong /bus station/ train station – resort -20 km, 20 min by car
Transfer service Pakchong
Free pick up service from Pak Chong Bus station is available by advance booking.
Transfer service Bangkok
Private transfer service from Bangkok to Baan Saranya Khao Yai Lodge is available by advance booking.
Pick-up time at 9.00 am from your hotel in Bangkok
3500 Thb./1 way trip minivan (for up to 8 persons)