Bangkok to Ayutthaya Thailand: Transport & Ticket Guide

After exploring Bangkok Thailand, Ayutthaya would be an ideal destination for a day trip to explore impressive temple ruins and history.

How to travel to Ayutthaya from Bangkok?

This article is a detailed transportation guide from Bangkok to Ayutthaya Thailand, including ticket prices, timetables, and online booking tips.



Ayutthaya is located about 85 km north of Bangkok, so depending on your budget and time that you can choose to travel here by train, minivan, cruise ship, or take a tour.

Train2.5 - 3 hours$10Buy at station
Bus2 hours$8 - $10Book bus
Taxi2 hours$60 - $70Book taxi
Cruise7 am - 4 pm$74.2Book cruise
Tour8:30 am - 8 pm$35 - $42Book tour


Bangkok to Ayutthaya minivan

Taking a minivan is one of the most popular options to travel to Ayutthaya thanks to its convenience and affordability. 

12go, Khao San Tara Travel, and Thai Sriram offer daily minivans from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, and the journey takes approximately 2 hours.

The ticket price is $10, or 300 baht. 

The first bus departs at 8:30 am, while you can catch the last one at 3:30 pm.

12go8:3010:20Book from $10
12go9:1511:05Book from $10
12go13:0014:30Book from $10
Khao San Tara Travel8:3010:30Book from $9
Khao San Tara Travel10:3012:30Book from $9
Thai Sriram9:0011:00Book from $10
Thai Sriram11:0013:00Book from $10
Thai Sriram13:0015:00Book from $10
Thai Sriram15:0017:00Book from $10

*For the latest minivan schedule, please check here


Bangkok to Ayutthaya train

Daily trains leave Hualamphong Station to Ayutthaya. It takes about 2.5 – 3 hours to travel, with prices ranging from 200 – 300 baht depending on seat class.

Although the train takes the longest travel time, if you like watching and experiencing the Thai train, this will be a great choice.

Please note that trains in Thailand are usually not on time.

Thailand train


Bangkok to Ayutthaya by cruise

An exciting way to travel to Ayutthaya is by cruise from Bangkok

The cruise trip will take you north through explore Bang Pa-In Royal Palace and other attractions in Ayutthaya’s old town.

During the journey, you can see the lifestyle of Thai people and enjoy the panoramic landscapes along the river.

The cruise starts at 6 am and finishes at 4 pm. There are two different itineraries that you can choose from:

Itinerary 1

  • 6:00 am-7:15 am hotel pick up (exact time will be confirmed after booking) / 7:15 am meet up at River City Pier
  • 7:30 am departure from Bangkok by bus on Grand Pearl coach
  • 9:00 am Bang Pa-In, Summer Palace of King Rama V
  • 10:30 am Ayutthaya, World Heritage City tour
  • 1:15 pm start the cruise and buffet lunch on Grand Pearl Cruise Liner
  • 3:00 pm cruise with afternoon tea
  • 4:00 pm return to Bangkok and hotel drop off service

Itinerary 2

  • 6:00 am-7:15 am hotel pick up (exact time will be confirmed after booking) / 7:15 am meet up at River City Pier
  • 7:30 am departure from Bangkok
  • 9:00 am Wat Mahathat
  • 10:00 am Wat Na Phra Men
  • 10:45 am Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit
  • 12:00 pm Wat Lokayasutharam
  • 1:00 pm Wat Chong-Lom pier (Nonthaburi) and enjoy buffet lunch
  • 3:00 pm coffee break
  • 4:00 pm return to Bangkok and hotel drop off service

You can check the landmarks here

Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya Thailand


Tour from Bangkok to Ayutthaya

Klook offers excellent day tours from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, starting at just $35.

There are two options:

  • Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, Wat Lokayasutharam, and Floating Market with Sunset Boat Ride Tour from Century Mall: $42.5
  • Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, Wat Chaiwatthanarm, and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol with Night Market Tour from Siam Paragon: $35

Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya Thailand

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