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Bangkok, Mo Chit Bus Station

The Mo Chit bus station mainly distributes the cities of northern Thailand. It is one of the largest bus stations in Bangkok. Practical information to optimize your departure and arrival.

Mo Chit Bus Station

Mo Chit bus station or the Northern Bus Terminal is a big mess. Buses, taxis, mini-vans, tuk-tuk come and go constantly. There are many people, the days of departure on vacation is crazy.

There are a very large number of bus companies for the same destination. It’s not difficult to choose a bus, but there are so many offers that you have to take your time to find the right bus.

Note: The cheapest tickets are often for old buses.

Buses from Mo Chit go to the big cities of the North and North-East of the country (more than 50 destinations). Some buses also depart for the Southeast



Chiang Mai,

Chiang Rai,

Nong Khai,

Ubon Ratchathani,

Udon Thani…





Koh Samet,


Koh Chang, etc.

Our advice for departure:

Book in advance. Why ? This makes it possible to arrive quietly at the bus station, no waiting in the enormous room where a crowd of travelers is packed. Last but not least, we know when we are leaving and at what time we arrive …

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A very dynamic terminal

Mo Chit station hosts an incredible contingent of travelers every day. It’s swarming, it’s coming and going. It’s sometimes a little stressful, but it’s a well-oiled mechanics.

Three things to know:

There are information desks at each wharf. The agents speak English and respond to the different demands of travelers.

The bus station is located near the Chatuchak Market. However, the bus station is off center. We must therefore take the time necessary to get there because of traffic jams very common in this area.

The arrival to Mo Chit:

The bus station is in fact split in two:

  • Central building from which almost all the buses leave.
  • Then on the other side, much more out of the way than the central building, an area where buses arrive. Do not worry about the departure zone and the arrival zone, both are connected to bus networks, taxi, etc. But the traveler should not be surprised between the departure made from the central building and the arrival in another area.

How to get to Mo Chit Bus Terminal?

By taxi :

The drivers do not all accept this destination…. To be understood and optimize the chances, it is convenient to copy the name of the station on his mobile to show at the driver:

หมอชิต 2 (อาคาร ผู้โดยสาร)

Sometimes, it's necessary to take the highway.
The toll price is added to the meter.


It’s possible to take the BTS and the MRT. However, it is still necessary to go a long way from the Mo Chit BTS station or Chatuchak MRT station .

From there you can take a taxi or a motorcycle taxi or a tuk-tuk or bus (3, 77, 96, 134, 136, 138, 145, 509). The road is quite fast (no motorway).

For the sportiest travelers, on foot: minimum 15 to 20 minutes … walk on sidewalks rattling. Not ideal market in the middle of the boulevards …. Up to you.

By public bus

Buses to Mo Chit Bus Station are 3, 16, 24, 49, 77, 96, 104, 117, 134, 136, 138, 145, 157, 509, 517.

Tips for buses: 
To have the right bus to go from point A to point B without
problems and without difficulty:
The bus in Bangkok, the app that changes everything.

Further information:

  • There are two Seven Eleven at the bus station.
  • Bus hotline: 1490
  • Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road
  • Thai name of the train station: หมอชิต 2 (อาคาร ผู้โดยสาร)

Other bus stations in Bangkok

  1. Bangkok South Terminal Bus Sai Tai Guo สาย ใต้ เก่า (ปิ่น เกล้า)
  2. Southern Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal (สาย ใต้ ใหม่)
  3. Ekamai Bus Station

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