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transport BKK- Ayutthaya ?

  • madford65

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    Hi,
    I'm flying in to BKK(Suvarnabhumi) at 5:40 am, Monday, hope to spend a day in Ayuttaya and have booked on the night train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai that night.
    What is quickest/easiest way to get from BKK to Ayutthaya? Bus to Don Muang and pick up the train, or go in to central Bangkok?
    Airport express bus to Hualumphong was appar terminated in June 2011, and I'm having trouble working out what the air rail link options are.
    thanks very much,

    #1 Posted: 5/1/2013 - 02:00

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  • goonistik

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    The bts and metro map is here:
    http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/images/master_routemap_nov2010_ok.jpg

    You can make your way from Suvarnabhumi to Victory monument and take the vans to Ayuthayya.
    Or you can go from Suvarnabhumi to Bang Sue train station to get on the train to Ayuthayya,

    #2 Posted: 5/1/2013 - 05:44

  • freiburger

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    How much luagage are you carrying?

    You arrive at 5:40 AM so you should get passes immigration pritty fast. Let's say 1 hour should be OK, so around 7 AM you should be ready to board a train or a taxi.

    You could take the airportexpress to Makassan station and switch there to MTR, the subway. With the subway you go to Hualumpong station and leave at the trainstation exit, check the maps at the wall for the right exit. I forgot the number. From the trainstation you can pick one of the frequent trains going to Ayutthaya.

    Else you could take airportexpress to Phayathai and switch to BTS to Victory monument and catch a minibus from there. If you don't like minibus, you can make your way with BTS to Mochit and take a big bus from there.

    I would take a taxi to Mochit from airport and jump on a bus. But that depends on the budget.

    #3 Posted: 5/1/2013 - 09:53

  • madford65

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    thanks for your thoughts- appreciated. Sounds a bit more complicated than i thought for a day trip, after an overnight flight from Aust.How long do you think it would take, al up, to get from BKK to Ayutthaya?
    Maybe I should just try and get a direct flight from BKK to Vientiane, which is where I'm headed.

    #4 Posted: 5/1/2013 - 17:30

  • madford65

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    PS- haven't traveled in a long time and lost my nerve a bit. Liked the idea of a day at Ayutthaya and the train to Nong Khai but was starting to look like too much travel time.
    Maybe stupid but I booked a flight instead- Bangkok- Vientiane- gaining an extra 1 and 1/2 days.
    Bangkok Air was cheapr than Laos Airlines. Nok air was cheaper but still meant a day of travel.
    thanks again.

    #5 Posted: 5/1/2013 - 19:19

  • captainbkk

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    16th February, 2012
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    trains are NEVER the fast way in TH-I mean the rolling open air museum that so many TF-users defend so much, not the electric airportlink. Above here has it right; ARL to Phyathai-then 1 stop by BTS or a 10min walk and a van=minibus from the Vict. Monument is waaaay faster.
    CHEAPer is the free shuttle bus to DMK-find your way to BESIDE that train station and hail the Ayut bigbus or van from there-route nr 901.

    #6 Posted: 6/1/2013 - 07:15

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