Ekkamai Bus Station is the Eastern Bus Terminal Bangkok and serves many destinations in the Eastern provinces of Thailand, such as Chonburi, Sattahip, Pattaya, Rayong - Bangphe (Koh Samet), Chanthaburi, Trat - Laem Ngop (Koh Chang), Aranyaprathet – Poipet (Cambodia)...
The bus station is located at Ekkamai Tai Junction on Sukhumvit Road (Klongthoey District ) in between Soi 40 and Soi 42 / opposite Soi 63.
There are about 10 different bus companies operating from the Eastern Bus Terminal (29 ticket selling counters).
These companies sell bus or minibus tickets to the Eastern provinces.
The platforms are located at the back of the main building.
Following are the main destinations which are served by buses or minibuses from the Eastern Bus Terminal Bangkok :
|Chonburi||1 h 30 mins - 2 hours||From 05.30 to 21.00||Every 30 minutes||About 80THB|
|Pattaya||2 h 30 mins (Highway)||From 05.00 to 23.00||Every 30 - 40 minutes||About 130THB|
|Rayong - Bangphe (KohSamet)||3 hour - 3 h 30 mins||From 05.00 to 20.30||Every 40 mins - 1 hour||About 170 - 200THB|
|Aranyaprathet-Poipet *||4 h 30 mins||From 06.15 to 16.30||6 departures per day||About 220THB||Trat - Laem Ngop (KohChang)||5 hour - 5 h 30 mins||From 05.00 to 23.30||Every hour or 1 h 30||About 270THB|
* Bus connection to Siem Reap possible from the Bus leaving at 08.30
The easiest and fastest way to get to the station is by boarding a BTS Sky Train running on the Sukhumvit Line.
Go down at the Ekkamai BTS Station and exit on Sukhumvit Road through Exit #2.
You can actually see the station from the elevated Sky Train Station as it is literally just a few metres away.
To get more information about the BTS Sky Train in Bangkok go to: www.bts.co.th
There are many city buses running on Sukhumvit Road and wherever you come from in Bangkok, you should be able to find a bus going to the Sukhumvit area.
The following buses run by the Eastern Bus Terminal Bangkok:
#2, #25, #38, #40, #45, #48, #98, #184, #501, #508, #511, #513...
Following are just a few city bus routes (EKK = Ekkamai):
If you are travelling from Khaosan Road, Democracy Monument = Buses #2 and #511 are direct to EKK.
If you are coming from Siam Square and MBK = Buses #25 and #48 go direct to EKK.
From Hua Lamphong Train Station = Buses #25, #40 and #501 are direct to EKK.
Bus #2 = Pak Klong Market, Sanam Luang, Khaosan Road, Democracy Monument, Pantip Plaza, Pratunam, Central World, Chit Lom, Ploenchit, Nana, Asok Intersection, Phrom Phong, Thong Lo, EKK, Phra Khanong, On Nut, Udomsuk Sukhumvit Intersection, Bang Na, Bearing, Imperial Samrong.
Bus #25 = Pak Nam Market, Udomsuk Sukhumvit Intersection, On Nut, Phrakhanong, Ekkamai, Thong Lo, Phrom Phong , Siam Square, Hua Lamphong, Yaowarat (Chinatown), Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew.
Bus #511 = Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Central Pinklao, Pata, Phra Pinklao Bridge, Khaosan Road, Democracy Monument, Pantip Plaza, Pratunam, Central World, Chit Lom, Ploenchit, Nana, Asok Intersection, Phrom Phong, Thong Lo, EKK, Phra Khanong, On Nut, Udomsuk Sukhumvit Intersection, Bang Na, Bearing, Pak Nam Market.
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You can easily board a Taxi directly at Ekkamai Bus Station or from Sukhumvit Road.
Always remember to ask the driver to turn on the meter.
For those of you who are a bit more adventurous and who would like to beat the traffic, there are a few Motorbike Taxi stands beside the station:
One at the entrance of the Bus Terminal
One by the BTS Station Exit 2
One on Sukhumvit Soi 63 (opposite the Bus Terminal)
They have fare tables to different destinations in Bangkok (in Thai only):
- Sukhumvit Hospital, Soi Thong Lo, Kluay Nam Thai Market, Big C Ekkamai, Darakam Hospital, Srivikorn Hospital, Sukhumvit Soi 40 and 42 = 20THB
- Klongthoey area, Thong Lo BTS Station, Sukhumvit Soi 36, Soi Saensuk, Big C / Lotus Rama 4 = 40THB
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