How to get to the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok

On this page you will learn how to get to the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok for buses to the Southern and Western provinces of Thailand.

The Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok (also known as Sai Tai Mai Bus station), should not be mistaken for the old Southern Bus Station which is nowadays only used as bus park and is located a few kilometres away on the same road (Boromratchonnani Road - ถนนบรมราชชนนี).

photo of the front of the Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Station in Bangkok

You should be especially careful if you are using a GPS to go to Sai Tai Mai, as it is often the original station that shows on the map!

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Sai Tai Mai Bus Station by Taxi or Motorbike Taxi

Taxi at the Southern Bus StationTaxi at the Southern Bus Station

Boarding a taxi is probably the favourite choice of most travellers to get to and from the Bangkok's Southern Bus Station.

It is because the station is quite far from the city centre and is not served (unlike for example, Mo Chit or Ekkamai) by the BTS Sky Train or the MRT Subway.

If you are travelling from Khao San Road area to the Southern Bus Terminal, taking a metered taxi won’t be that expensive (100 - 150 THB), however if you are coming from Sukhumvit area the ride risks being a bit more pricey!

Taxi lane at Sai Tai MaiTaxi lane at Sai Tai Mai

At the station there is a Taxi lane by the Minibus Centre.

If you feel bold enough and are not carrying too many bags, you can get on a Motorbike Taxi to get to / from the bus station.

Motorbike Taxi in BangkokMotorbike Taxi in Bangkok
Motorbike Taxi stand at Sai Tai MaiMotorbike Taxi stand at Sai Tai Mai

You will find a motorbike taxi stand at the station with a fare table:

-    To Phutthamonthon Sai 1, Wat Makok = 20THB

-    To Taling Chan Post Office = 40THB

-    To Pata Pinklao, Siriraj Hospital, Phranakorn Intersection, Bang Phlat Intersection = 180THB

-    To Central Pinklao, Phra Ram 5, Phutthamonthon Sai 3, BTS Sky Train Bang Wa = 150THB

-    To Khaosan Road, Mahidol University Phutthamonthon Sai 4, Lotus Bang Yai, Talat Phlu, Yanhee Hospital = 200THB

-    To Worachak Intersection, Wongwian Yai, Wonsawang Intersection, Big C Bang Yai, Big C Ban Khaek = 250THB

-    To Victory Monument, Hua Lamphong Train Station, Pratunam = 300THB

-    To Mo Chit, Chaengwattana Soi 1, Sukhumvit Soi Nana, Central Phra Ram 3 = 350THB

-    To Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal, Ramkhamhaeng University = 450THB

By Minibus

Minibus ticket selling counter to Mo ChitMinibus ticket selling counter to Mo Chit

From the Minibus Centre located at the Southern Bus Station, you can catch minibuses to a few destinations within the city such as: Mo Chit Bus Terminal, Ramkhamhaeng - Bangkapi, Rangsit, Bang Na...

How to get to the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok by City Bus

You can travel to and from Sai Tai Mai by boarding one of the many city buses that serve the bus station. This is by far the cheapest way to get to the Southern Bus Terminal, but you will have to allow yourselves plenty of time!

City bus terminalCity bus terminal

Beside the Minibus Centre, you will find the City Bus Terminal from where the following city bus routes operate: # 28, 35, 66, 146, 507 and 511.

Bus stop in front of Sai Tai MaiBus stop in front of Sai Tai Mai

More city buses run on Boromratchonnani Road and make a stop right in front of the station: # 19, 30, 40, 57, 79, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 149, 159, 164, 170, 174, 177, 183, 201, 515, 516, 524 and 530.

Following are some more details about the city bus routes to and from the Sai Tai Mai (STM):

-   Bus # 79 connects Democracy Monument, Khaosan Road to STM.

-   Bus # 19, 30, 123, 124 connect Sanam Luang to STM.

-   Bus # 28, 159, 170 connects Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal to STM.

-   Bus # 35, 40, 507 connects Hua Lamphong Train Station to STM

-   Bus # 57 connects Wongwian Yai Train Station, Sririraj Hospital to STM.

-   Bus # 40 Route: Ramkhamhaeng, Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal, Thong Lo, Phrom Phong, Asok, Nana, Ploenchit, Chit Lom, Siam, Hua Lamphong Train Station, Yaowarat (Chinatown), Siriraj Hospital to STM.

-   Bus # 149 Route: Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal, Klongthoey, Lumpini Park, Sathorn, Saphan Taksin, Saint Louis Hospital, Sririraj Hospital, Pata, Pinklao to STM.

-   Bus # 164 Route: Wongwian Yai Train Station, Sathorn, Saphan Taksin, Sala Daeng, Ratchadamri, Central World, Ratchaprarop Airport Link, Victory Monument to STM.

-   Bus # 511 Route: Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Pak Nam, Bearing, The Erawan Museum, Samrong, Bang Na, Udomsuk, On Nut, Phrakanong, Ekkamai Bus Terminal, Asok, Nana, Ploenchit, Chit Lom, Central World, Pratunam, Pantip Plaza, Lan Luang, Democracy Monument, Khaosan Road, Central Phra Pinklao to STM

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