Bangkok to Ayutthaya distance is about 80 kilometers. Ayutthaya is a small city with less than 80,000 population located in north side Bangkok. Bangkok to Ayutthaya Day Trip is one of many activity which most travelers do at the weekend. Despite the fact that, Ayutthaya can be accessed from Bangkok by train, bus, car & minivan, getting from Bangkok to Ayutthaya by train are very frequent. However, l would suggest you not to eliminate alternative ways as each transportation has some edge and some downsides. Let’s quickly discuss each other in details before concluding.
Bangkok to Ayutthaya Train
As of now moving from Bangkok to Ayutthaya by train is advisable by several passengers. During your trip to Ayutthaya from Bangkok by train you will view many astonish scene which means a real adventure. In addition, Bangkok to Ayutthaya Train trip duration does not take more than two hours, which is manageable and most important aspect of this ride is its the cheapest way to get there from Bangkok to Ayutthaya train ticket cost is just 20 Baht (third-class) each each way. Isn’t a good deal? However, the first-class ticket cost is a bit higher (330 Baht).
To catch Ayutthaya train from Bangkok, go to the Hua Lamphong Station (near MRT Station). Once you arrive there directly go to train ticket counter. These days two ticket counter serve one is for those purchased tickets in advance and another one make reservation of present customers. Depending your taste you can buy tickets.Remember to bring your passport along, as it is often required to book tickets for tourists. The major drawback of buying a third-class ticket is you can’t get your desirable seats. Once you have bought ticket go to stand #7 (check on your ticket for stand) and wait for the train. As a train stop jump on the train and then grab your desirable seats.
Don’t misplace your ticket until you reach to Ayutthaya because the ticket inspector will verify your ticket at least one time during your trip. Once train about to reach Ayutthaya check your luggage and jump off quickly since the sometimes Thailand train does not stop for enough time even sometimes don’t stop more than one minute.
Bangkok to Ayutthaya train schedule is below.
|21||05.45||06.58||Special Express DRC|
|7||08.30||09.47||Special Express DRC|
|3||10.50||12.15||Special Express DRC|
Bangkok to Ayutthaya By Taxi
Nothing can beat taxi ride when it comes to door to door hassle-free, comfortable and privacy ride. Getting Bangkok to Ayuttahya is yet another option and HIGHLY recommended to families with kids. As compared to train, ride, taxi, take less time if you hire an experienced driver who really knows route between Bangkok to Ayutthaya. So many taxi drivers in Bangkok don’t know the route so it’s advisable that you carry route map with yourself so you can guide your driver if he/she turn into a self-claim professional driver. Taxi cost between Bangkok to Ayutthaya could be between 2000-2500 for eight hours and can be varies depending on your trip duration. Here I am leaving a driver contact details who have a good reputation on tripadvisors.+66 81 634 2899? (Eddy).
Bangkok to Ayutthaya By Bus & Minivan
If you prefer to go by road by public transport, bus and minivan would be your partner for this journey.
If you give preference to to go by road by public transport, bus and minivan would definitely be your companion for this journey. It’s an additional possible way to get there. Buses depart from the Mo Chit station after every 30 minutes and take 90 minutes to reach Ayutthaya. Bus ticket cost is around 50 Baht.
To catch a minivan for Ayutthaya from Bangkok, head over to the Mo Chit Bus Station.
BTS: Grab the BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit BTS. The bus and BTS station are around a 20 minute walk apart so either get a taxi (less than 50 Baht) or a local bus:
Buses: 26, 77, 96, 104, 136, 145, 509 go to the bus terminal Bus: Buses leave various places in Bangkok. Buses 3,16, 26,49, 77,96, 104, 134, 136, 138, 145, 170, 509, 517, 529, 536 all go to Mo Chit.
Picking out the minivan: Check around for directions or pay a visit to one of the counters and ask where to wait.
How To Get Around Ayutthaya?
As soon as you reach to Ayutthaya you have to figure out how best to see all the temples. The very first sightseeing in Ayutthaya you would like to visit is actually an island within the city, so to turn up you either take a 4 Baht ($0.10) ferry (2 mins) or more often than not you consider a tuk-tuk to take you around for the entire day.
Moving around Ayutthaya by tuk tuk is quite common.If you’ve got good negotiating skills, you can get tuk-tuk 200-250 per hour and a tuk tuk can accommodate upto SIX persons so if you are more than one this would be wise decision.
It’s also possible to lease a bike by spending 50 Baht for the whole day. It’s a cost effective and I suppose many backpackers will think of this as option for sure. Bear in mind, in summer Ayutthaya temperature hit with 40 degrees. Bikes can be found from pretty much nearly every hotel.If you walk to down any street you’ll manage to pick one up.If you have decided to stay overnight and need cheapest room in Ayutthaya go to Toto house TOTO GUESTHOUSE Address : 6/5 Naresuan Road
Double room : from 300 to 500 Baht. Greatest deal.
For bike explorer blow is an excellent tour map.
For anybody who is concern about temperature and wish to stay away from heat, get an AC taxi. It’s most high-priced but comfy method of getting around Ayutthaya, An Ac Taxi cost is around 1000 baht for few hours.
Things to in Ayutthaya
All of the temples below cost 50 Baht? entrance fee unless of course otherwise listed.
Wat Mahathat was residence of the Supreme Patriarch or leader of the Thai Buddhist monks. Mostly historics believes that Wat Mahathat was developed in 4th century A.D. Wat Mahathat is prominent of possessing the head of a Buddha statue that has been eaten by a tree. There is a fee of 50 Baht (1.30 USD) to get into the grounds of Wat Mahathat. There is also some shops where you can buy something to eat. I drank mango smoothie and it cost was 100 Baht.The temples open all days and operating time 07.00 – 17.00.You can take photographs with head of statue but its not allowed to touch any statue.
The best part about wat Ratchaburana is tourist are allowed to go inside the main prang.The temple was developed by King Borom Ratchathirat II at the spot where both his brothers was killed (they wiped out each other) during a battle for the vacant throne of Ayutthaya. Immediately after both his brother passed away.Wat Ratchaburana is another temple where entry fee is just 50 Baht.The temple is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm every day.
Wat Thammikarat is on the list of less visited ruins in the ancient Siam capital of Ayutthaya, Thailand. 20 bath access fee for foreigners and free of charge for Thai.The leading ruins to check out at Wat Thammikarat is a chedi that is encompassed by a many lion statues.
Wat Phra Ram
Wat Phra Ram development was initiated by King Ramesuan at the cremation site in 1912 and after he resigns his colleague King Borom continued the work and finally in 2284 B.E it gets completed by Rachathirat King Borom Coat King Ramesuan developed this temple for his father King Uthong. The temple is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and visitor are required to buy an entry ticket which cost is 50 Baht. The primary stupa is positioned in the middle of the temple adjoining by plenty of trees.
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
It was initially the grandest and most stunning temple in the capital until 1767 when city was entirely ruined by the Burmese. As expected Wat phra si sanphet entrance fee is 50 Baht. If you visit grounds of the Temple you would notice many Thai ladies are performing local handicraft work.
There are main temples that you should visit in your one day trip from Bangkok Ayutthaya.Listed below are few more places you may visit.
- Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park
- Monument To Princess Srinagarindra
- Wat Lokaya Sutha
- Ayutthaya Historical Park
- Bang Pa-In Palace
I hope you will enjoy your Bangkok to Ayutthaya one day trip as much I enjoyed.