We travelled by bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai.
Phimai has Khmer ruins and is a popular spot for Thai tourists.
The following is an overview of the bus journey from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai.
Getting from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai
Phimai is a small town in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. It is home to the Phimai Historical Park of Khmer ruins, making it a popular destination for tourists.
Phimai is located approximately 60kms northeast of Nakhon Ratchasima.
There are six buses a day from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai and take about 1.5 hours.
Buses from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai
To travel by bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai, take the bus bound for Chum Phuang from Nakhon Ratchasima Bus Terminal 2 (the newer one).
There are at least two bus terminals in Nakhon Ratchasima. The old Bus Terminal 1 and the new Bus Terminal 2.
When we enquired at the guesthouse reception, we were told that we could board from bus terminal 1, so we went there. It was only 150 metres from our guesthouse, but when we asked about the Phimai bus we were told to go to Bus Terminal 2. Bus Terminal 1 is where some VIP buses and other buses to Bangkok leave from, but the buses to Phimai leave from Bus Terminal 2.
There were six buses a day from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai. The fare was 59 baht per person.
Taking the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai
Buses from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai are large a/c buses.
When we arrived at Bus Terminal 2, the bus was already parked on the platform.
The bus departs from platform 41, although it is not marked in English.
There are English-speaking volunteers at all major bus terminals in Thailand, so ask around. They will all be happy to help you.
Bus journey from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai
Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai is only about 60 kms.
Our bus left Nakhon Ratchasima at 10am and arrived in Phimai at 11.30 am, after stopping many times. I had a good sleep!
The bus stopped at the clock tower in Phimai and from there we walked 2 minutes to our guesthouse.