In Bangkok, there are 3 main bus terminals or bus stations that lead you to other parts of Thailand. If you come to Thailand and want to visit not only Bangkok, but also other provinces in Thailand, taking a bus could be your choice to reach the destination. In this post, I will share you the location of each bus terminal in Bangkok and also how to get there. Hope this information helps.
Eastern bus terminal – Ekamai Bus Terminal
Ekamai Bus Terminal mainly operates buses to eastern part of Thailand such as ChonBuri, Pattaya, Rayong, Koh Samed, Trat, Koh Chang, and Koh Kood. You can see my review of this bus terminal here.
Location: It is located on Sukhumvit Road, next to Ekamai BTS Station.
How to go: You can go to this terminal by BTS and get off at Ekamai BTS Station. There are several bus passing this bus terminal such as 2, 25, 40,48, 501, and 508.
Northern bus terminal – Mo Chit Bus Terminal
Mo Chit Bus Terminal mainly operates buses to northern and northeastern part (Isan) of Thailand such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lampoon, and Loei.
***Please be aware that ‘Mo Chit’ is the name of bus terminal and also BTS Skytrain Station, but they are not at the same location***
Location: It is located on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road.
How to go: The nearest BTS Skytrain is Mo Chit Station and the nearest MRT is Chatuchak Park Station. From there, I recommend you to take taxi; it would take around 15-20 minutes and should cost around 50-60 baht.
Southern bus terminal – Sai Tai Taling Chan Bus Terminal
Sai Tai Taling Chan Bus Terminal mainly operates buses to southern and western part of Thailand such as Phuket, Krabi, Chumphon, and Suratthani.
***Please make sure that you go to ‘Sai Tai Taling Chan’, not ‘Sai Tai Mai’ which is the previous bus terminal***
Location: It is located on Borommaratchonnani Road, Chimplee, Taling Chan, Bangkok. This bus terminal is located on Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River.
How to go: This bus terminal is quite difficult to get to. You can take bus no. 511 which passes Sukhumvit Road and Khao San Road to the terminal. If you are tourists, I do recommend you to take taxi.
Besides, you might consider minibus or van. In recent years, Victory Monument has become the popular important hub to take a minibus or van to reach other provinces in Thailand. This option costs about the same as taking bus at the bus terminal and it usually take you to the destination faster. If you are going to travel to the place that is not far from Bangkok, you might consider this option. You can see more detail here.