Update: November 2016
The map and information below is not updated anymore. Since October 25, 2016 The minibuses or vans were moved to new places. Most vans that run between Bangkok and other provinces were moved to Bus Terminals, while most vans that run in Bangkok were moved to other zones, but still are located around Victory Monument. Currently even Thai like me is still confused with this. If I have reliable information, I will update you guys.
As you may know, Victory Monument became an important transportation hub of Bangkok. There are many route minibuses or vans going around and out of Bangkok. Even if I am a local here, I do not know all routes.
The day before I watched a TV program named Kalamare (the name of the host) and she got a question from one audience asking her about the route minibuses or vans at Victory Monument. So, Kalamare asked her working team to collect data and presented us with this chart. From the chart, you will see that the area around Victory Monument roundabout has been divided into 7 zones (7 colors). Each zone has its own routes. The information is provided in Thai language, and I translate them into English because I think it will be useful for people who do not know Thai as well. Besides, I also highlight the popular places by making them bold.
So, now you know where you can take the minibuses or vans to the attractive places around Bangkok such as from Bangkok to Pattaya, from Bangkok to Cha Am, from Bangkok to Hua Hin, or from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi.
Happy traveling Thailand!
1. Red zone (In front of Ratchawithi Hospital)
Ban Na, Wang Nam Khiao, Chakkarat-Khorat, Phitsanulok, Lopburi, Hua Hin, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Suphanburi, Lam Narai- Saraburi, Future Rangsit, Bang Pahan, Ratchaburi-Wat Phleng, Gateway, Ban Phe-Samed, Rojchana A-B, Ladprao-Ramintra-Minburi, Salaya, Pak Thong Chai, Pattaya Jomtien, Prachuab-Klongwan, Wat Khao Somphot-Wat Pa, Sai Tai Mai-Bangkhae
2. Orange Zone (Head up Phaholyothin)
Saphan Mai, Minburi, Ban Na-Ongkharak, Bang Bua Thong Market, Thammasat Rangsit-Bangkok University, The Mall-Ngamwongwan, Pak Kret, Rangsit Klong1 (Ban Na), Chom Bueng, Prachinburi, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Nayok, Phanom Sarakham, Pranburi, Pak Chong, Si Racha, Kui Buri
3. Gray Zone (Under Expressway)
Ban Na-Ongkharak, Prachinburi, Mae Klong, Phraram Sam, Mahachai, Silpakorn University, Lanthong, Muak Lek- Phra Phutthabat, Ban Pong, Dan Chang, Bang Khae, Central Chonburi, Muang Thong, Khan Keha Thonburi, Lanthong, Phanom Sarakham, U Thong, Ladyao, Bang Pra Kok, Ban Laem, Rong Kluea Market, Soi Dao, Tak Fa- Nakhon Sawan
4. Green Zone (Under Expressway)
Minburi, Uthai Thani, Cha Am-Hua Hin, Phetchaburi, Ramkhamhaeng Soi 22, Phutthamonthon, Ladkrabang
5. Blue zone (Near Boat Noodle Restaurants)
Kanchanaburi, Ang Thong, Saraburi, Rayong, Ayutthaya, Chonburi, Phraram Kao Road-Minburi, Pran Buri, Nakhon Sawan, Prachinburi, Ratchaburi, Ramkhamhaeng 1, Ban Bueng- Bo Thong, Seacon Square, Bowin-Chonburi, Nakhon Nayok, Pattaya, Thanyaburi, Suvarnabhumi
6. Light green zone (Victory Point)
Thammasat University-Bangkok University, Phetchaburi, Lopburi, Suphanburi-Sam Chuk, Navanakorn, Prachinburi, Pad Riew, Bangsan, Lam Narai, Ang Thong, Pak Chong, Chongkae- Takri, Chom Bueng, Nakhon Sawan, Ratchaburi, Hua Takae-Ladkrabang, Prawet, Rangsit Klong1-4, Rayong-Ban Phe, Lotus Chanthaburi, Future Rangsit, Lopburi, Laem Bali Hai, Nakhon Nayok- Na Di, Ban Berk-Lopburi
7. Purple zone (Century Mall)
Pattaya, Ko Larn, Trad, Rayong, Hua-Hin, Ban Phe, Bangsan, Nakhon Sawan, Chanthaburi
Phanat Nikhom, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Pattaya, Damnoen Saduak, Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Pranburi, Lopburi, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Kanchanaburi
Khorat- Pak Chong, Lam Luk Ka, Hua Hin-Cha Am, Si Racha, Rayong, Lotus Ayutthaya, Tha Luang-Muang Khom, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Ban Phaeo, Sa Kaeo, Suan Phueng, Lotus Sing Buri