Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok Thailand
Sai Tai Mai Taling Chan Bus Station

The Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok is located north-west of the city centre on the left bank of the Chaopraya River along Boromratchonnani Road (ถนนบรมราชชนนี).

It is also known as “Sai Tai Mai Taling Chan Bus Station”.

photo of the front of the Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok
Sign for the Bangkok Bus Terminal at Sai Tai Mai

- “Sai Tai Mai” means the “New South Line”. It is because in the past the original bus station for the South was located at another place (just a few kilometres away along the same road).

- “Taling Chan” is the name of the administrative area where it is located in Bangkok.

Quite surprisingly, the building that hosts the bus station, also serves as a shopping centre named SC Plaza.

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SC Plaza and Sai Tai Mai main entranceSC Plaza and Sai Tai Mai main entrance
shops inside the stationThere are many shops inside the station

Inside the building, as well as the bus ticket selling counters, you will be able to find many different kinds of shops, restaurants, coffee shops or bank agencies!


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Bus leaving for the South of ThailandBus leaving for the South of Thailand

The Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok is the departure point for buses and minibuses to Southern and Western Thailand in Bangkok.

It operates bus and minibus routes to Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Cha-am, Hua Hin, Chumphon (Koh Tao), Ranong, Surat Thani (Koh Samui), Phuket, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Patthalung, Trang, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Sungai Kolok…

The bus routes to the deep South of the country are the longest bus rides you can experience in Thailand:

- Bangkok to Hat Yai = around 950 Km.

- Bangkok to Yala = around 1055 Km.

- Bangkok to Sungai Kolok = around 1225 Km.

Minibuses also serve a few destinations in Eastern Thailand such as Chonburi and Pattaya.

People looking to travel by bus to the North, Centre or North-East of Thailand, should be boarding a bus at Mo Chit Bus Station.

Whereas those of you looking to travel to the East should be looking for information about Ekamai Eastern Bus Station.

Layout of Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok

Ground Floor:

City bus stop in front of the stationCity bus stop in front of the station

Outside right in front of the main entrance is the City Bus stop that is served by many lines, as well as the drop off area for cars and Taxis.

Inside on the ground floor you will find different kinds of shops and a car park.

You will also find the entrance gate to the bus platforms #1 to #24 and like in an airport, the access is strictly restricted to ticket holders only.

Shops on the ground floorShops on the ground floor
Entrance gate to platforms 1 to 24Entrance gate to platforms 1 to 24

Left luggage service available at the bus stationLeft luggage service available at the bus station

By the entrance gate leading to the platforms is a Left Luggage desk which is open from 05.00 to 22.00 and costs:

-    40THB for a small sized bag.

-    50THB for a medium sized bag.

-    60THB for a large sized bag.

-    100THB for overnight.

M Floor (= intermediate floor in between Ground Floor and 1st Floor):

More shops and more parking area.

1st Floor: Bus Ticket Selling Counters.

On this floor apart from finding shops, coffee shops (Black Canyon Coffeee) and restaurants (KFC, Chester's Grill) you will also find all the bus ticket counters (in total 94), which sell tickets for all destinations in Western and Southern Thailand and a sitting area.

Bus Ticket selling countersBus Ticket selling counters
Sitting area on 1st FloorSitting area on 1st Floor

The Transport Company countersThe Transport Company counters

The Transport Company (บขส) which is the government bus company occupies the counters #1 to #14.

Entrance gate of covered footbridge on 1st Floor leading to Platforms 25 to 98Entrance gate to Platforms 25 to 98

There is a covered walking bridge linking this floor to the Bus Platforms # 25 to # 98 (at the back of the station) and the entrance is also reserved to ticket holders only.

On this floor you will also find a Left Luggage desk similar to the one on the Ground Floor.

2nd Floor:

Food court on the 2nd FloorFood court

More shops as well as a small Food Court.

Bus Platforms

View of the platforms and footbridgeView of the platforms and footbridge
Bus parked at the platformBus parked at the platform

The bus platforms are outside at the back of the main building and as mentioned earlier can be accessed by a covered footbridge on the 1st Floor.

Minibus Centre

Minibus platform and ticket desksMinibus platform and ticket desks

Outside on the left side of the main building is where you will find the minibuses.

There is a platform with many ticket selling counters from where you can purchase tickets to different places:

- To the East of Bangkok: Sattahip, Laem Chabang, Chonburi or Pattaya...

- To the West and South of Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Songkhram, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Mae Klong Train Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Petchaburi, Chet Samian, Ratchaburi, Cha-Am, Hua Hin...

Minibus Centre beside Sai Tai Mai Bus StationMinibus Centre beside Sai Tai Mai Bus Station

A few metres away from the minibus platform is a small Minibus Centre.

From this Centre you can reach the following places:

Route Platform
Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal # 01
Ramkhamhaeng - Bangkapi # 02
Rangsit # 03
Ramkhamhaeng - Bang Na # 04
Pattaya # 05
Ban Pong # 301
Samut Songkhran # 302
Damnoen Saduak # 303
Ratchaburi # 304
Kanchanaburi # 305 to 308
Petchaburi # 309, 310, 313, 314
Tha Yang # 311
Ban Laem # 312
Cha-Am # 315, 316
Dan Chang # 317
Hua Hin # 318, 319, 320
Danchang and Ban Rai # 321
Pranburi # 322, 323
Prachuap Khiri Khan # 324
Chonburi # 325
Laem Chabang # 326
Rayong # 327
Sattahip # 328

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