Bus from Bangkok to Nang Rong

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Ramp to 2nd floor
Mo Chit Bus Terminal

The quickest and most convenient way to travel from Bangkok to Nang Rong is by bus. It takes five hours. Depending on where you are in the Bangkok area it should take between 100 and 200 baht ($2.85 - $5.71) to get a taxi to the Mo Chit bus terminal. This terminal is not too far from the Mo Chit sky train (BTS) station and is in the north part of the city. Have them drop you off on the ramp into the second floor of the terminal.

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Mo Chit Ticket Booths

On the second floor of the terminal go near kiosk 25. Just say “Nang Rong” to anyone standing in that area and they will direct you to the right window. You will pay about 250 to 280 baht for a ticket. They don’t seem to reserve tickets and I have not been able to buy them the day before when I have tried. So far, however, I have always been able to get a seat or two on the next bus out. Keep your ticket with you. Sometimes they may want to look at them again, and you can use it to get some food at the halfway stop.

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Booth 25. Say "Nang
Rong" and employees like
these will bring you here.

Buses are air conditioned and fairly comfortable. Buses have on board toilets, but bus movement can make these challenging to use. Bottled water and small snack cakes are normally provided to you on the bus.

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Rest Stop Eating Area

Buses between Nang Rong and Bangkok make a twenty minute stop about midway at a company owned facility to use the restroom and eat a quick meal. Hot food is provided at a small cafeteria by showing your bus ticket, but some of us have found it less than satisfactory. The ground chicken had bits of bone in it. It may be that Thais are accustomed to that, but I have not had that in any other restaurants. Some of us pack our own lunch.

The restrooms are fairly new and adequate and a handicapped restroom, with interesting signs, is provided. Whenever you travel in Thailand it is a good idea to have your own toilet paper.

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Going by Bus

It is easy to see why Thailand has long been a major vacation place for the entire world. The people here are friendly in a way that is in marked contrast to other destinations in Asia, and it gets even better outside of Bangkok and the major tourist areas.