Public Transport in Lampang : Don’t have a car? This is how you can have a trip in Lampang

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This is an age of unstable economy. Buying a car may not be possible for all people, although it’s a long-time dream, as a car is expensive and requires a lot of additional expenses, for examples, petrol fee, tire-changing fee, annual check-up fee etc.

But if you don’t have a car, how are you going to get out of your city to have a vacation in some nice, natural, traditional, historic town? Will that be possible?

Of course, it’s possible, at least in Thailand. You don’t always need a car to get from province to province. Sometimes you want to stay away from Bangkok for a while and enjoy your holiday in northern, southern, or any other provinces. There are many ways for you to travel. Don’t worry.

Take Lampang for an example. This is a northern province and a popular tourism town. What if you want to get there without a car? Let’s see.

  • Book a plane ticket. This will be the fastest way. There is an airport in Lampang. You will be arrive at it in no time. It takes about 1 hour to start your flight from Bangkok Donmueang and three-daily by Bangkok Airways from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

Flight Lampang - Suvarnabhumi Airport $ 72.18–79.91 1h 35m
  •   Economy 08:20, 14:00, 19:15
  •   Economy 06:15, 11:55, 17:05
Flight Lampang - Don Mueang Airport $ 52.07–64.70 1h 15m – 1h 25m
  •   Economy 10:15, 14:35, 20:20
  •   Economy 08:05, 08:30, 12:10, 17:45

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  • A train is an interesting experience for anyone who’re looking forward to an adventure. A train trip takes many hours, but you can do several things on your way, for examples, have a window sightseeing, eat your snack, listen to music or watch movies on your device etc. Get the top-class ticket for the fastest trip. The price should be about 400-600 Baht per one trip.     Read More…..
  • If you can’t think of anything else, you can get a tour bus. But it takes as many hours as driving a car. Therefore, be sure to be in perfect health if you choose this way of travel.

Bus Bangkok - Lampang $ 14.71–16.98 8h 20m – 8h 30m
  •   VIP 20:21
  •   Express 08:45, 20:20

There are many buses going from Mo Chit bus terminal in Bangkok to Lampang. Many of those are continuing on to Chiang Mai. First-class air-con bus ticket costs around 400-450 baht, the trip takes 8-9 hours (as such, overnight buses are recommended).

From Chiang Mai (Arcade bus station), buses are very frequent, and it takes just around 1-1.5 hours to get to Lampang. The price is 40-80 baht, depending on bus class. (as at Nov 2010, first-class air-con bus costs 90 baht ) Finally, many buses going from Chiang Mai to various other destinations in central and northeastern Thailand have a stop in Lampang. It is therefore usually possible to board a direct service to get where you need to.

A minibus from Phrae will cost B80. It goes every 45 minutes, and takes 1.5 hours.

  • Car Rental, From Bangkok take Highway 32 to Nakhon Sawan. then Highway 1 via Kamphaeng Phet and Tak to Lampang. Distance from Bangkok is 600 km.

And, when you arrive at Lampang, here are how you can get around the province without a personal car.

  • You can get to Lampang Transport Station to get a tour bus, in order to travel to nearby provinces, for examples, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan etc. Around the station, there are snack shops, restaurants, hotels etc. The bus station is quite close to the city centre and some of the public songthaews routes terminate and originate from the bus station (THB20).
  • Truck is a good way to travel within the downtown. You can hail one from anywhere. The service fee should be around 10-15 Baht.
  • For the best experience, you will want to travel with a wagon. Yes. It won’t be your dream or just pictures in movies anymore, but now it’s true. Wagon is a highlight of the province. It gives tourists comfortable feelings. You can find one at many places, for examples, the old town hall, Thip Chang Hotel.