Southern bus terminal Sai Tai Mai Bangkok
The southern bus terminal of Bangkok Sai Tai Mai or Southern Bus Terminal is one of the largest bus stations of the capital. There are coaches all across southern areas, as well as minivans to Kanchanaburi, Pattaya and other nearby in Bangkok city.
There are long distance routes for large buses at least in the following cities: Hua hin, Cha am, Phuket, Krabi, hat Yai (to continue their journey to Malaysia), Surat Thani (to get to Koh Samui), Chumphon, Ranong, Phang nga, Satun (hence the ferry to Langkawi in Malaysia or the island of Ko Lipe), O. Tao, Koh Phangan. Minivans depart to Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Pattaya, the village of Mae Klong and Mahachai and others. Bus schedules available for online booking from Bangkok, including from this bus station, see below.
The bus station is very big. Inside is a waiting area, market, cash, Bank, ATMs, cafes. Tickets for buses in the far areas need to buy at the ticket office and out to the buses already purchased tickets is on the third floor of the terminal. Tickets for minivans are bought on the street on the racks on the East side of the building, and boarding.
How to get to Sai Tai Mai
South bus terminal is located far from the center of the city in the Thonburi district on the street Boromratchchonnani Rd (Sai Tai Mai on a map of Bangkok). Metro next to him no, get out of the city by taxi or bus.
The taxi ride from the centre depending on the area will cost 200-350 baht (from 422.79 RUB, see the currency of Thailand and the exchange rate). The closest Khao San road, then – Sukhumvit.
Much more economical and can be reached by city bus, the trip can cost from 10 baht. Some areas will have to change. To plan a route by bus to the terminal from the desired location, you can use the route planner on google map, but keep in mind that there information is sometimes presented out of date, so double check the routes on the official website of the city buses of Bangkok - http://www.bmta.co.th/th/lines. The bus stop is right at the entrance to the terminal, and the bus rolled in here off the highway to drop off or pick up passengers. But maybe some of them stop only at stops on the highway, check on the place.
That's convenient routes (as of 2019):
- No. 35. Goes through the Chinatown, railway station Hua Lamphong, the Democracy Monument (district Khao San road).
- No. 79. From the districts of Pratunam and Siam, the Democracy Monument (Khaosan road).
- №№ 123, 516, 556, 511, 127. from the Grand Palace and Khaosan road.
- No. 125, 515, 539. From the ring metro station and Victory Monument.
- No. 149. From the area of Sukhumvit.
- No. 170. From Chatuchak market (Chatuchak) and Northern bus terminal Mor Chit.
- No. 177. From Victory Monument via district Prucnal, Siam and Silom, the Democracy Monument (Khaosan road).
- No. 183. From Victory Monument via district Prucnal, Democracy Monument (Khaosan road).
How to get to the southern bus terminal Sai Tai Mai from Suvarnabhumi airport
Direct transport from Suvarnabhumi here no. You need to go either by taxi 500 baht + 50 baht for the toll road, or two buses. The best way to get on the airport metro ARL to the end station Phaya Thai, from there, to travel one station on the BTS to Victory Monument and from there bus No. 125, 515, 183, 177, or 539.
How to get to the southern bus terminal Sai Tai Mai from don Muang airport
From don Muang to Sai Tai Mai is also no direct transport, and a taxi ride will cost from 350 baht + 50 baht for the toll road.
If you want to get inexpensive, then Shuttle bus A1 or A2 to go to Victory Monument and from there bus No. 125, 515, 183, 177, or 539. A1 and A2 go from 07:30 to 23:30 every 20 minutes and costs 30 baht. Leave from the exit of the terminal.
Also at the airport to catch the Express bus A4 (buses run from 07:30 to 23:30 every 20 minutes, cost 60 baht) and drive to the end near the Khao San road. There you can transfer to buses №№ 123, 516, 556, 511, 35, 79, 177, 183, 127