Bangkok to Ayutthaya by Bus, Minibus or Train

Travelling from Bangkok to Ayutthaya is easy to do and makes a popular day trip from the city.

You can choose to go by bus, minibus and train on your own, or take a much more expensive organised tour which often involves travelling to the ancient city by boat along the canals in one direction, then taking a minibus in the other.

Travelling by Bus or Minibus

There are different places in Bangkok from where you can board a minibus or a bus to Ayutthaya.

Here are the most popular and convenient places to travel from :

Minibus from Victory Monument to Ayuattaya

Victory Monument in BangkokVictory Monument in Bangkok

Located in the heart of the city centre, Victory Monument roundabout is a major minibus transportation centre and is easily accessible by the BTS Sky Train (get off at Victory Monument Station on the Sukhumvit Line /

For most people this is the easiest place to start your journey from Bangkok to Ayutthaya by minibus.

All around the huge roundabout behind the city bus stops, you will find many small minibus stations which operate routes to many different destinations.

Minibus for Ayutthaya at Victory MonumentMinibus for Ayutthaya at Victory Monument
Minibus ticket selling countersMinibus ticket selling counters

Most of them offer minibus services to Ayutthaya from around 06.00 to 21.00 with departures every 15-30 minutes.

The journey takes 1 hour and costs only 60 THB.

From Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal to Ayutthaya

Mo Chit Northern Bus TerminalMo Chit Northern Bus Terminal

From Mo Chit you can either take a minibus or a bus to Ayutthaya.

The minibus station is located south of the bus departure platforms.

From there you can board all day long minibuses to Ayutthaya (from around 05.00 to 19.00) for around 60 - 70 THB.

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Minibus centre at Mo ChitMinibus centre at Mo Chit
Minibus from Mo Chit to AyutthayaMinibus from Mo Chit to Ayutthaya

You can also choose to travel by bus with The Transport Company (บริษัทขนส่ง) which is the state company that operate under the Ministry of Transport.

The bus trip takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the number of stopovers.

The Transport Company offers three daily departures for Ayutthaya at 05.30, 09.00 and 17.00. The bus fare costs 56 THB.

Please Note : When travelling by minibus or bus you should be careful not to get off at the bus station outside Ayutthaya old city, instead get off at the very last stop along Naresuan Road on Ayutthaya Island.

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Bus / Minibus from Ayutthaya to Bangkok

In Ayutthaya minibus and bus companies operate from Naresuan Road (ถนนนเรศวร) which is close to where most guest-houses and hotels are located and where most tourists choose to stay.

Ayutthaya to Victory Monument

You can catch a minibus for Victory Monument from the station located at the corner of Naresuan Road and Soi Naresuan 2 (near the Ayutthaya Hotel) or at the station located further west along Naresuan Road after the Naresuan Bridge.

Ayutthaya Victory Monument minibus signAyutthaya Victory Monument minibus sign
Minibus station on Naresuan-RoadMinibus station on Naresuan-Road

The ticket price is 60THB.

Ayutthaya to Rangsit – Future Park

Minibuses from Ayutthaya to Rangsit Future ParkMinibuses from Ayutthaya to Rangsit Future Park

There is a minibus service to Rangsit – Future Park in Bangkok (not far from Don Muang Airport).

The station is located at the corner of Naresuan Road and Soi Bangian 2 (ซอยบางเอียน2), opposite Soi Naresuan 2 and Ayutthaya Hotel (see above).

Tickets cost 40 THB.

Ayutthaya to Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal

Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal in BangkokSai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok

Still on Naresuan Road, further west after the Naresuan Bridge and the minibus station for Victory Monument, you will find another minibus station to Sai Tai Mai in Bangkok.

The minibuses also serve Bang Yai and Bang Bua Thong.

Minibus station for Sai Tai MaiMinibus station for Sai Tai Mai
Sign for the minibus service to Sai Tai-Mai, Bang Yai and Bang Bua ThongSign for the minibus service to Sai Tai-Mai, Bang Yai and Bang Bua Thong

Tickets cost 70 THB.

Sai Tai Mai bus terminal is the major bus station for buses to the beaches and islands in Southern Thailand.

Ayutthaya to Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal

Near Chao Phrom Market (เจ้าพรหม) on Naresuan Road you will find the small central bus station from where the state owned bus company (The Transport Company) operates.

The small central bus stationThe small central bus station
Ticket selling cabinTicket selling cabin

The station is just a small cabin that serves as a ticket selling counter and is open from 06.00 to 17.00.

Timetable Bus Route Ayutthaya - Bangkok Departure Times
From Monday to Friday 05.00 / 07.00 / 16.30
On Saturday and Sunday 07.00 / 10.00 / 16.30

Destinations in Bangkok Ticket Fares
To Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal 56 THB
To Don Muang Airport 43 THB
To Rangsit 34 THB

Timetable and fare tableTimetable and fare table

Bangkok to Ayutthaya by Train

There are dozens of trains every day that leave the city from Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Ayutthaya.

If you are looking for the cheapest way to travel from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, this is it!

Tickets cost from just 15 THB for the slower Ordinary / Commuter trains.

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