Bangkok to Ayutthaya: Transport Guide

After exploring Bangkok, Thailand, Ayutthaya would be ideal 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, including ticket prices, timetables, and online booking tips.

Overview

Ayutthaya is located about 85 km (53 miles) north of Bangkok. Depending on your budget and time, you can easily travel between two cities by train, minivan, cruise ship, or take a tour.

The fastest way to travel from Ayutthaya to Bangkok is by train.

TypeTimeCostTickets
Train30m ~ 1h30m$1 ~ $11Book train
Bus1h50m$3 – $8Book bus
Taxi1h$60Book taxi
Cruise1 day$74.2Book cruise
Tour1 day$47Book tour
Options for traveling from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. For the latest schedule, please check here.

Bangkok to Ayutthaya train

Taking a train is one of the most convenient options to travel to Ayutthaya. It’s also a great choice if you like watching the scenery and experiencing the Thai train journey.

Daily trains leave from Don Mueang, Hua Lamphong, and Bang Sue Station to Ayutthaya, taking 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. The ticket prices range from 50 – 375 baht ($1 ~ $8) depending on the train and seat.

If you arrive at Don Mueang airport, you can take a train from there and get to Ayutthaya within 30 minutes.

Bangkok to Ayutthaya Thailand train.
Thai train.
Train info
Journey time30m ~ 1.5h
Price$1 (€1) ~ $11 (€10)
Distance85 km (53 miles)
Frequency42 trains per day
First train5:45 am
Last train9:31 pm
Departure stationDon Mueang, Hua Lamphong, Bang Sue
Arrival stationAyutthaya
ChangesDirect trains available
OperatorsThai Railway
Train information from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Thai Railways5:456:58Book ticket
Thai Railways6:066:58Book ticket
Thai Railways6:296:28Book ticket
Thai Railways6:408:25Book ticket
Thai Railways7:008:37Book ticket
Thai Railways7:128:25Book ticket
Thai Railways7:238:37Book ticket
Train schedule from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. Check more trains here

Bangkok to Ayutthaya minivan

Thanks to its convenience and affordability, taking a minivan is also a popular option to travel to Ayutthaya. 

12go and Win 91 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 7:30 am, and you can catch the last one at 3:0 pm.

Bus info
Journey time1h50m
Price$3 (€3) ~ $8 (€8)
Distance85 km (53 miles)
Frequency8 buses per day
First bus7:30 am
Last bus4 pm
Departure stationMochit, 12Go Makkasan Station
Arrival stationAyutthaya
Operators12go, Win 91
Bus information from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Win 917:309:30Book from $3
12go8:3010:20Book from $8
Win 9112:0014:00Book from $3
Win 9113:0015:00Book from $3
Win 9114:0016:00Book from $3
Win 9115:0017:00Book from $3
Win 9116:0018:00Book from $3
Buses schedule from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. For the latest schedule, please check here

Tour from Bangkok to Ayutthaya

Klook offers excellent day tours from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, starting at just $47.

There are two options:

  • Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, Wat Chaiwatthanarm, and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol with Night Market Tour from Siam Paragon: $47
  • [Private] Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, Wat Chaiwatthanarm, and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol with Night Market Tour: $84.89/person (group of 3 ~ 4 people).
Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya Thailand

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 exploring 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

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