3rd PANDA Grid Workshop

 

  
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Travel Directions
By special request

Please inform the conference organizer about your flight details in advance if you would need the special transportation from Suvarnbhumi International Airport to the conference venue. This can be done with an extra charge.


By car

Use the GPS Latitude 14°52'33.72"N and Longitude 102° 1'25.81"E for the conference accommodation if you would like to drive yourself. Or if you do not have one, there are three routes to take from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima.

  • First Route: Take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin) passing Don Muang Airport, Wang Noi and Nong Khae till you arrive at the Saraburi interchange. At Saraburi, turn right along Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Highway) which finally leads to Nakhon Ratchasima. The total distance of this route is 259 kilometers.
  • Second Route: This alternative route is a little longer in distance but passes some interesting places. Take Highway No. 304 via Min Buri, Chachoengsao, Phanom Sarakham, Kabin Buri, Wang Nam Khiao and Pak Thong Chai to Nakhon Ratchasima. The total distance is 273 kilometers.
  • Third Route: Take Highway No. 305 passing Thanyaburi, Ongkharak to Nakhon Nayok. From Nakhon Nayok, turn right on to Highway No. 33 to Kabin Buri and then turn left along Highway No. 304 passing Wang Nam Khiao and Pak Thong Chai to Nakhon Ratchasima.
It does not matter which routes you choose, Suranaree University of Technology is approximately 20 kilometers before entering the Nakhon Ratchasima city center.


By bus

To take a bus to Nakhon Ratchasima, you need to go to “Mor Chit” Northern/Northeastern Bus Terminal. From Suvarnbhumi International Airport, the most convenient way is to take a taxi. It will cost around 300-500 Baht. Once you are there, go to the top floor of the terminal building and buy your ticket at window 40, 49, 50, 52 or 53. Don’t worry about the timetable. Buses from three major companies, Ratchasima Tour, Suranaree Air and Air Korat Pattana, leave Bangkok for Nakhon Ratchasima every 15 minutes 24 hours a day. Please be note that there are two main bus stations in Nakhon Ratchasima, the old one and the new one. I would suggest you to go for the new bus station since there are bigger and easier to get a taxi to Suranaree University of Technology.

  • Ticket Window 40 and 49 - Ratchasima Tour. Direct 24 hour service. Window 40 for the old bus station and window 49 for the new bus station.
  • Ticket Window 50 - Suranaree Air. Tickets for services to either station are sold at the same window. Confusingly, there are two windows #50 (50 and 50ก). The one you need is on the left of the two.
  • Ticket Windows 52 and 53 - Air Korat Pattana. Window 52 for buses to the new bus station and window 53 for buses to the old bus station. It's been known for the vendor to just sell a ticket for the next departing service. If you really want to go to the old bus station ("bok kor sor gow") make sure you do buy your ticket from the vendor at window 53 and that your ticket has the number 1 on it somewhere. This denotes the old bus station whereas a 2 denotes the new.
After you have purchased your ticket the vendor will point to a number on the ticket. This is the bay you must go to catch your bus. Overhead signs will guide you there - just like following a gate number at an airport. The price was 198 baht, one-way from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. The buses follow 'First Route' described above. If you've arrived at the new bus station, please take Tuk-tuks or meter taxis to Suranaree University of Technology. It costs around 200-300 Baht. At the front gate, please ask the security guard for Surasumanakhan building.


By train

Go to “Huamlamphong” or the Bangkok Railway Station form Suvarnbhumi International Airport cost around 400-500 Baht. Trains leave daily and can take anything from four to six hours depending on what type of train you catch. Twelve trains a day leave Bangkok for Nakhon Ratchasima. The times are 5:45, 6:40, 10:05, 11:40, 15:20, 18:30, 18:55, 20:00, 20:30, 21:50, 22:25 and 23:40. Fares are very reasonable for the 264 km journey. The cheapest ticket on the cheapest train is around 50 baht. There are two stations in Nakhon Ratchasima. Please get off at the main station on Mukmontri Road. Tuk-tuks is at the front of the station will take you to Suranaree University of Technology. It costs around 200-300 Baht. At the front gate, please ask the security guard for Surasumanakhan building.


 
  
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