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Travel from Sangkhlaburi to Ayutthaya

  • Stefaniala

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    Hi, we are three students and will start our travel from Bangkok next Monday (14th). We thought about going to Kanchanaburi first, then up to Sangkhlaburi and then cross to Ayutthaya, then to Ko Samet and back to BK. Any suggestions on that?

    Specifically: is there any bus/other transportation possibility from Sangkhlaburi to Ayutthaya?

    Thanks in advance!
    Stefania

    #1 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 02:01

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  • Tilapia

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    From Sangkhlaburi you have to go back to Ayuthaya. You won't have another choice.

    From Ayuthaya, you can get a bus to Suphanburi. They leave regularly starting in the very early morning until later in the afternoon/early evening. From Suphanburi you can get another bus to Ayuthaya. Don't know how often they go, though.

    You should be able to walk off of your bus or minivan from Sangkhlaburi and then walk straight onto a bus to Suphanburi.

    #2 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 08:09

  • Captain_Bob

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    I think Tilapia meant...

    From Sangkhlaburi you have to go back to Kanchanaburi. You won't have another choice.

    From Kanchanaburi, you can get a bus to Suphanburi. They leave regularly starting in the very early morning until later in the afternoon/early evening. From Suphanburi you can get another bus to Ayuthaya.

    #3 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 09:43

  • DLuek

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    What Captain Bob said.

    Otherwise they have a minibus straight from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya. Would be a lot faster and less of a hassle but at least twice as expensive (380 baht last Feb.). I believe they depart in the late morning but check with any guesthouse when you're in Kanchanaburi for the latest.

    #4 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 10:11

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    Ooops. Thanks for picking up on that Captain Bob. I just came back from a few days in Montreal and my head is still a bit fuzzy.

    I think the minivan leaves at around 1:30.

    #5 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 11:07

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    See what I mean. I'm shutting down!

    #6 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 11:08

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    Heh Heh Tilapia I kind of suspected it was due to traveller's jetlag. Hope you had a nice flight =)

    #7 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 13:22

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    I wish, Bob. It was a 6-hour drive!!! Montreal just does that to me. If you've never been, I highly recommend the place.

    Best!!!

    #8 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 20:15

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    Used to live two hours from Montreal. My head's still fuzzy from the last time I was there, seven years ago. :)

    #9 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 22:12

  • captainbkk

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    there is an alternative-saving 1 change and time (no direct connect at Suphan).From (and thus also into Sangkla) are hourly minivans to Kan and .8 big buses, half of which run ON/come from BKK-MOCHIT-which has big buses ev 20/30 mins to Ayut. This includes the daily overnite bus (as such not recdd-unless dead poor Malay student with an Asianattitude).MOchit also has direct expresswaybuses to RAYONG-the jump-off point for BanPhae=ferry to Samet.
    The route via Suphan is not very interesting, but neither is that via BKK-of which bigcity you wont see very much by using thse buses.

    #10 Posted: 12/10/2013 - 05:58

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  • somanights

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    We're in Kanchanaburi currently, and there are waves of offers 'taxis' to Ayutthaya and elsewhere for 400B. I've read here and other forums that non-government buses can be risky, has this been the experience of anyone making this journey (as we plan to in a couple of days)?

    Also, is it really more cost/time efficient to go this way rather than back to bkk and up to Ayutthaya? Plenty of places tell us the alternative route options, but would appreciate advice of someone who's had recent experiences here.

    BTW, Kanchanaburi is nice. Staying at VN Guesthouse, enjoying a very pleasant, relaxing stay on the rafthouse! Great value for 475B

    #11 Posted: 23/10/2013 - 10:50

  • amnicoll

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    No problem with govt. busesalthough they are slow they are safe and cheap

    I very much doubt that it is either more effective in time to go via BKK and certainly not if you use the train or bus but you may save a few baht if you go via mini van via BKK

    #12 Posted: 24/10/2013 - 05:14

  • somanights

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    Thanks for the reply. Took our first bus trip today coming back from Nam Tok, and it was comfortable and well fanned, so less concerned about going the normal route now.

    #13 Posted: 24/10/2013 - 06:37

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