Bangkok, Ekkamai Bus Station
Eastern Bus Terminal Bangkok Ekkamai is not the largest station in the metropolis but one of those that has a major role in the Thai network.
Bangkok 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
- Eastern Bus Terminal Bangkok Ekkamai : see the list below.
Bangkok : Bus - minibus - van
Bus, mini-bus, van and songthaew are the means of transport widely used by locals or visitors. They are just as essential in Bangkok as they are in the whole country. All the info: the Bangkok transport guide.
Go to Ekkamai Bus Station:
- By BTS
Eastern Bus Terminal Bangkok Ekkamai is ideally located next to the BTS, 100 meters from the station Ekkamai, it’s very easy to get there or leave.
- By Bus:
It’s very well distributed by city buses. It’s possible to take public buses but to find the good buses, it’s better to use a app.
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- By taxi :
Very easy. All cabs know the Ekamai bus station.
- By Grab or Bolt
Grab and Bolt are two apps. They are very easy to use, and they give the possibility to find un driver for a good price.
Ekkamai 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 …).
Cities from Ekamai Bus Station
- Ban khai
- Bang Khla
- Kho Chang
- Kho Samed
- Laem Chabang
- Phanat Nikhom
- Nong Min Market
- Rongkluea Market
- Eastern Bus Terminal Bangkok Ekkamai
- Sukhumvit Road Soi 40
- Tel : +66 23 916 846
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 Ekkamai area. Ideal to wait.
Trick: There are electronic lockers at the bus station. Open 24/24. Everyday.