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Northern Bus Terminal

 

The Northern & Northeastern Bus Terminal, also known as Mo Chit ( or Mor Chit or Morchit ), this is the largest, busiest, and most modern terminal. The upper floor serves the North-East ( Isaan ) ; the ground floor serves the North, as well as sharing some destinations with Ekkamai ( including Pattaya, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat ). It's a 30-Baht motto hop (or a lengthy hike across Chatuchak Park ) from BTS Mo Chit/Metro Chatuchak stations ( N8 / 18 ), or take the 77 bus and pay the 7-Baht flat fare on board.

 

Many visitors also arrive or leave via the massive Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal ( Sathanii Mo Chit ), also known as Mo Chit Mai ( new Mo Chit ) or simply Mo Chit as the old version has ceased to exist. This is the largest terminal in Bangkok and buses to all points throughout central, northern and northeastern Thailand, including Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, all of Isaan and Aranyaprathet ( for Cambodia ) leave from here.

 

Buying tickets here is reasonably easy; find a window with your destination written on it ( in friendly Roman letters ), pay the fare in big numbers on the same window, and you will get a ticket on the next available departure. Note that blue writing means 1st class, red means 2nd class (avoid on longer trips), and tickets for northeastern destinations are sold from the 3rd floor. Ask the information desk on the 1st floor if you need help, or any of the BKS staff, easily identifiable thanks to their natty white shirts with gold buttons. Now just find the departure stall and you are on your way. If you have time to kill, there are two fairly decent air-con food courts at both ends of the main terminal building, plus KFC, Dunkin' Donuts and many 7-Eleven outlets.

 

The bus terminal is fair hike from the Sky train or subway stations across Chatuchak Park. Motorbike taxis do the trip for a fixed 30 Baht fare ( bargaining is pointless ), while tuk-tuks charge what they feel like - just remember that a real taxi with air - con  will cost you 35 Baht ( albeit not including sitting around in traffic jams ). If you have a considerable amount of luggage the easiest, if not necessarily fastest, option is to take a taxi directly to  / from the bus terminal.

Southern Bus Terminal

 

The Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai Taling Chan, this terminal serves all points west and south from it's somewhat inconvenient location on the wrong side of the river. Note that in December 2007, the terminal moved to a new, even more remote location, at Phutthamonthon Soi 1 in the Taling Chan district.

 

 

Northern and Southern Bus Terminals, Bangkok