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How to get to Ayutthaya

By Car

From Bangkok, one can get to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya by various routes:

Take Highway No.1 ( Phahon Yothin ) via Pratunam Phra In and turn into Highway No.32, then, turn left to Highway No.309 to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

Take Highway No.304 ( Chaeng Watthana ) or Highway No.302 (Ngam Wong Wan), turn right into Highway No.306

( Tiwanon ), cross Nonthaburi or Nuanchawi Bridge to Pathum Thani, continue on Highway No.3111 ( Pathum Thani – Sam Khok – Sena ) and turn right at Amphoe Sena into Highway No.3263 to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

Take Highway No.306 ( Bangkok–Nonthaburi–Pathum Thani ), at Pathum Thani Bridge Intersection, turn into Highway Nos.347 and 3309 via Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, Amphoe Bang Pa-in, to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

Take Expressway No.9 ( Si Rat Expressway ) via Nonthaburi – Pathum Thani and down to Highway No.1 via Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, turn left into Highway No.3469 towards Bang Pahan and turn right at Worachet Intersection to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.


By Train

The cheapest and most colourful way of reaching Ayutthaya is by train. All north and north-east line trains depart from Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Train Station and stop in Ayutthaya, a trip of about 1 ½  hours - 2 ½  hrs depending on the type of train service. According to the State Railway of Thailand web site, First Class costs 66 Baht, Second class ( non-air con ) costs 35 Baht ( seats can be booked in advance ), while third class is just 15 Baht ( no reservations ). You can check all the fares in the web site. Trains pass by the province’s Amphoe Bang Pa-in, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Amphoe Phachi, where at Ban Phachi Junction the railway lines separate to the North and Northeast. Then, mini-buses can be taken from the railway station into the city. See Thailand  State Railway for schedule and cost.

In addition, a Bangkok – Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya train pulled by a steam locomotive is usually provided by the State Railway of Thailand on three special occasions every year. The first one is on 26 March which marks the establishment of the State Railway of Thailand and the inauguration day of Thailand’s first railway line between Bangkok – Nakhon Ratchasima in 1890. The second, 12th August - the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Regent Sirikit. Third, 23 October – the memorial day of King Rama V, founder of the Thai railways. And the fourth, 5 December – the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej. For more information, please contact the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 0 2220 4334         

0 2220 4334    1690  /  Tel. 0 3524 1521 /  0 3524 1521  

Ayutthaya's train station is to the east of the central island. The easiest way to get to central Naresuan Road is to walk straight ahead from the station and take the cross-river ferry for 4 Baht.

Ayutthaya Page 15, Ayutthaya Province / Districts and sub districts Ayutthaya Page 17, How to Get to Ayutthaya by Bus, and Boat