Tak is the central province for development of Northern Thailand, also being the communication center of the North having an Asian Highway passing through Myanmar Thai border into Thailand at Amphoe Mae Sot, Sukhothai, Tak towards Northeastern Thailand entering Laos at Chong Mek pass of Ubon - Ratchathani. Tak is the site of Bhumibol Dam, the largest in Thailand. Covering an area of 16,406.6 square kilometers. Tak is located 426 kms. from Bangkok, and administratively divided into 8 Amphoe 1 King Amphoe:

By Car
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin) and Highway No. 32 to Nakhon Sawan via Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Sing Buri and Chai Nat Provinces, then take Highway No. 1 again and proceed to Tak via Kamphaeng Phet Province. The total distance is 426 kilometers.
By Bus
From Bangkok: Air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal)to Tak between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day. The journey takes 6 hours. Call 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for updated schedules. Daily bus services to Tak are also available. They are operated by private bus companies such as Thanchit Tour (Tel: 0 2551 1307), Choet Chai Tour (Tel: 0 2551 1054).
By Rail
From Bangkok: There are no trains going directly to Tak. The nearest train transfer station is Phitsanulok. From there, tourists can take a local bus to Tak. Contact Bangkok Railway Station Tel. 1690, 0223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th for more information.
By Air
From Bangkok: Thai Airways flies from Bangkok to Mae Sot, a district which is 86 kilometers from the City of Tak. For more updated information, call 0 2628 2000 (24-hour reservation center) or visit www.thaiairways.com
Distances from Amphoe Muang to Other Districts
 
Distances from Amphoe Muang to Other Districts
Ban Tak
22
kms.
 
amphaeng Phet
68
kms.
Sam Ngao
56
kms.
 
Sukhothai
79
kms.
Mae Sot
86
kms.
 
Phichit
157
kms.
Mae Ramat
120
kms.
 
Mae Ramat
185
kms.
Phop Phra
135
kms.
 
Nakhon Sawan
135
kms.
Tha Song Yang
170
kms.
       
Umphang
221
kms.
       
Wang Chao
38
kms.
       
Tak (province) Call
Amphoe Mueang Tak
0-5551-1007
Information TAK
0 5551 3584
Somdej Phra Chao Taksin Maharat hospital
0 5551 1024-5, 0 5551 3983
Mesot-hospital
0 5553 1224, 0 5553 1229
Information Mesot
0 5553 1077
Tak Provincial Office
0 5551 1546
Tourist Police
1155
Tourist Police, Amphoe Mae Sot
0 5553 3523
Police Station, Amphoe Mueang
0 5551 2191
Police Station, Amphoe Mae Sot
0 5553 1122, 0 5553 1130
Police Station, Amphoe Umphang
0 5556 1011, 0 5556 1112
Tak Immigration Chckpoint
0 5556 3002-4
ชมรมส่งเสริมการท่องเที่ยว และอนุรักษ์อุ้มผาง
0 5556 1338
ชมรมส่งเสริมการท่องเที่ยวจังหวัดตาก
0 5553 1596