SLRI is located inside the campus of Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) which is approximately 20 km from the city of Nakhon Ratchasima (or normally called Korat). Korat is 250 km north-east of Bangkok.


Flying to Thailand

The main airport of Thailand is the Suvannabhumi International Airport. There are frequent Airport Link trains from the airport to the center of Bangkok, which take approximately 15-30 minutes.

From Bangkok to SLRI By Car

From Suvannabhumi Airport, get to the Bangkok-Chonburi Motorway (No. 7). From the Motorway turn right into the Eastern Ring Road (Kanchanapisek Rd.) going north to Bang Pa In. At the end of the Eastern Ring Road get into the Highway Number 1 (Phahon Yothin Road) going to Sara Buri. At Sara Buri turn right into the Highway Number 2 (Mittraphap Road) going to Nakhon Ratchasima. Just before reaching the city of Nakhon Ratchasima there is an intersection, left turn to Khon Khan, right turn to Pakthongchai and straight ahead to Nakhon Ratchasima. Turn right at the intersection into Pakthongchai Road (No. 304) going to Pakthongchai. Approximately 7 km from the intersection make a right turn into University Avenue. Approximately 5 km down the road is the main entrance of Suranaree University of Technology. The trip from Bangkok will take approximately 3 hours.

By Bus

The buses leave from the North-Northeast Bus Terminal (generally called Mor Chit Mai). The best way to get to the bus terminal is by a taxi (from the airport or from the center of Bangkok). At the terminal there are direct buses to Nakhon Ratchasima. Three companies run the direct buses, Air Korat Pattana, Ratchasima Tour and Suranaree Air. Their ticket booths are on the second floor of the terminal. You should get the ticket to New Korat Bus Terminal (or Bor Kor Sor Mai, in Thai). The ticket costs 198 Baht. A direct bus will take 3 hours. There are also non-direct buses which stop many places along the way. A non-direct bus will take around 5 hours.

From Korat Bus Terminal there are buses to Suranaree University of Technology (the bus costs around 20 baht). There are also taxis available at the bus terminal (the taxi costs around 200 Baht).

By Taxi

It is possible to take a taxi directly from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. The taxi cost around 3000 Baht.

By Train

There are a few trains leaving from the Hua Lampong train station in Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. The train takes approximately 5 hours. From the Nakhon Ratchasima train station there are tri-cycle taxis (Tuk Tuk) to anywhere in Korat.

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