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Bangkok, Ekamai Bus Station

The Ekamai Bus Station or Ekkamai is not the largest station in the metropolis but one of those that has a major role in the Thai network.

Bangkok pratique, la gare routière d’EkkamaiBangkok has several bus and train stations. It is not always easy to know which station to go to for information or just to take a bus.

Bangkok bus stations

Bangkok has 3 major bus stations and 1 bus station for minibuses:

  • South Bus Terminal Sai Tai Guo สาย ใต้ เก่า (ปิ่น เกล้า). Only concerns minibuses
  • Southern Bus Terminal, Sai Mai Tai (สาย ใต้ ใหม่). Distribute the cities of the south,
  • Mo Chit Bus Station อาคาร 2 (อาคาร ผู้โดยสาร) Mochit Terminal serves only the cities of northern Thailand
  • Ekamai Bus Station : see the list below.

Ekamai Bus Station

It is ideally located next to the BTS, 100 meters from the station Ekamai, it is very easy to get there or leave. It is very well distributed by city buses. All cabs know the Ekamai bus station.
It is possible in this bus station either to take normal buses (all are air-conditioned) or mini-buses. There are also some VIP buses.

For some destinations like Koh Chang, Koh Samet you can also buy combo tickets that combine bus and boat. To avoid stress and to be sure to have a place for your destination, it is best to book in advance. Indeed, some destinations (Koh Samet for example) are in great demand and some periods are also very busy (Thai or international school holidays, New Year, Christmas, Songkran and without forgetting the many bridges …).

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Cities from Ekamai Bus Station

Ban khaiPhanat Nikhom
Bang KhlaNong Min Market
ChomburiRongkluea Market
Kho ChangSattahip
Kho SamedSakaew
Laem Chabang Trat

Additional info

Advice: To eat and enjoy air conditioning, you can go to Mall Gateway Mall. It is less than 300 meters from the bus station. There are many restaurants and bars in the Ekamai area. Ideal to wait.

Trick: There are electronic lockers at the bus station. Open 24/24. Everyday.

Address : Sukhumvit Road Soi 40 Tel : +66 23 916 846

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