The Mo Chit Bus Terminal in Bangkok, or to use the official name, Northern Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) - สถานีขนส่ง (จตุจักร) - is by far the biggest bus station in the city.
Mo Chit (สถานีขนส่งหมอชิต) also known as Morchit 2, serves the Northern, Central, Eastern and North-Eastern (Isaan) provinces, as well as many destinations in the Southern provinces and a few destinations in Cambodia and Laos.
It is located in the north of the city on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road (ถนนกำแพงเพชร 2) in Chatuchak district.
Many different private bus companies operate from Mo Chit, as well as the government company known as The Transport Company (บริษัทขนส่ง) and referred to by Thai people just by its initial letters บขส “Baaw-Khaaw-Saaw”.
There are 59 different counters which all sell tickets for the Central and Northern provinces such as Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Kamphaeng Phet, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Nan, Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong, Mae Hong Son...
There are 58 counters selling tickets for the Eastern provinces such as Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Pattaya, Sriracha, Rayong, Trat, Aranyaprathet - Rong Kluea market as well as for the Central provinces (near Bangkok) such as Pathumthani, Angthong, Singburi, Lopburi, Supanburi…
The Transport Company which stand spreads over 5 counters (#20 to #24) sells tickets for all destinations in Thailand as well as for Laos and Cambodia.
Contrary to the private bus companies which operate from Mo Chit bus terminal, the government company also offers bus services to the South of Thailand: Surat Thani, Puket, Krabi, Patthalung, Trang, Satun, Songkhla, Hat Yai…
It even operates a few international routes :
- To Siem Reap in Cambodia
- To Phnom Penh in Cambodia
- To Pakse in Laos
- To Poipet in Laos
This floor is the office floor and is not accessible by the public.
On this floor there are as many as 112 counters and all of them sell tickets to the North-Eastern provinces (Isaan).
It is however not so surprising to find so many counters, as there are so many Isaan people working in the Thai capital.
From here you can buy bus ticket for virtually all places in Isaan : Udon Thani, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Ubon Ratchathani, Nongkhai, Surin, Buriram, Mukdahan...
There are also a few international routes:
- To Vientiane in Laos via Nakhon Ratchasima or via Udon Thani – Nongkhai
- To Savannakhet in Laos via Mukdahan
- To Vang Vieng in Laos via Udon thani
- To Khammouan in Laos via Nakhonphanon
From the 3rd Floor you can directly access the departure platforms by a covered foot bridge.
The Departure platforms are located outside at the back of the station.
As mentioned above, if you are on the 3rd Floor it is directly accessible by a covered foot bridge.
South of the Departure Platforms is a Minibus station which operates routes to many destinations: Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Pranburi, Supanburi, Pa Mok, Ayutthaya, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Chonburi, Sriracha, Pattaya, Chanthaburi, Rayong...
To get there you will have to walk for a few minutes through a covered market (selling clothes, tablets, phones...)
The platforms by the Minibus station are used as the Arrival Platforms for all the buses arriving at Mo Chit Bus Terminal.
You can get here by either city bus, MRT, BTS or a motorbike taxi or normal taxi. It all depends on your budget!
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