Which are the Best Ways to get from Bangkok to Ayutthaya?
Ayutthaya, the former capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand, has a reputation for its historical sites and temple ruins. Wandering through this ancient city will recall you of the old days. So, let’s opt for 1 out of 3 means of transportation below to reach this top-rated tourist attraction from Bangkok.
For anyone who wants to get from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, let’s continue to read this article. Here, we provide 3 different ways for you to choose.
1. By train
Of the 3 ways of transportation we will recommend below, trains may be the most authentic and cheapest option for you. It takes you an hour and a half to travel from Bangkok to Ayutthaya by train. The price is about $1.80 to $35 for a one-way ticket. You can choose to buy a ticket online in advance for up to 90 days with your credit card. Or else, you can go to Hua Lamphong train station to directly purchase a ticket to Ayutthaya. During your trip, you can buy some snacks and drinks from some people selling stuff on the train.
Travelling by train is a good option if you want to see all the scenic views along the way from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. When you get off the train, you can catch a tuk-tuk to downtown Ayutthaya and the Historical Park, the price is around USD 3.3. If you want to take a tuk-tuk tour, you should know how to negotiate as the cost of the tour may vary a lot, depending on your negotiation skills.
Travelling by trains may be the most authentic and cheapest option for you
2. By minivan
Minivan is a fast and also cheap option for visitors to go to Ayutthaya from Bangkok. Travelling by van will take them 2 hours in total with the price ranges from $4 to $10 for one-way tickets. Almost all the vans are equipped with air-conditioned and wi-fi so passengers can feel comfortable during their trip. According to our research, the earliest minivan from Bangkok to Ayutthaya departs at 6:30 am and the last one departs at 4:00 pm. When you reach Ayutthaya, you will be dropped off at Chao Phrom Market. From here, you can get a tuk-tuk or walk to your hotel.
Minivan is a fast and also cheap option for visitors to go to Ayutthaya from Bangkok
3. By Taxi
If you want to have a private atmosphere, taxis may be the best option for you. It is quite convenient but expensive. You can get to Ayutthaya in 1 to 2 hours depending on the current traffic. And it is not hard to book a taxi in Bangkok, you can choose from some taxi companies such as Glass Flower, Thailand Limo, Team Holiday, Bangkok Taxi 24 and so on. Using the taxi services, you will be picked up at your hotel and dropped off at your final destination, which is very convenient.
In short, Ayutthaya is just 75 km north from Bangkok so it is pretty simple to spend a day-trip there from the city. With our suggestions above, we believe that you can choose the right vehicle for you.
If you want to have a private atmosphere, taxis may be the best option for you
Ayutthaya is a hidden archaeological gem of Thailand featuring a number of ancient statues, monasteries and temples of Buddha that date back to the 1300s. Ayutthaya is also recognised by UNESCO as one of the greatest World Heritage sites. So, once coming to Thailand, you should prepare a plan to visit this beautiful place.
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