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ayutthaya to chiang mai by bus

  • dolicadol

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    hi,

    we would like to travel from ayutthaya to chiang mai by night bus,so I was wondering if anybody know exactly timetable and prices for this trip?
    I can not find anything on the web,so can you please help me.

    should we book in advance the bus or there are always free places?we are traveling on 13.November.

    tnx

    #1 Posted: 1/11/2013 - 02:28

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  • amnicoll

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    I am not sure if there is a direct bus but if there is go to bus station and book it.

    You may find you have to catch the bus on the main road outside of town and if so the best way to do this would be via your guesthouse (book the day before)

    #2 Posted: 1/11/2013 - 08:29

  • captainbkk

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    there is NO bus Ayut-ChMai.
    There are dozens-if not >100,, overnight buses BKK/MOchit-ChMai= route 18. By default these pass the mian highway out of town. Some of the companies will stopt here if prebooked via their local agent. The agent will also instruct the tukx2 to the right place for you to wait. Times? Nonsense-its all dep. evening-arr. next morning.
    IF you had taken the few minutes to simply read what any decent guidebook tells about how Thai buses work.
    IF not wanting to prebook and have minimal choice-go in the afternoon back to Mochit=BKK on the BIG blue 901 bus, not the vans, and choose your company-class of bus and time-buy ticket. About 15 different companies have buses-in at least 3 different classes of service. Some do stops-some do meals thrown in-the choice is endless. There is even the odd one doing online bookings-what all travel-newbees seem to think is the only way to secure peace of mind-again nonsense.
    IF maybe wanting to see another northern town a little-take bus to there-drop luggage, see town, and find the ChMai bus in the afternoon. SDaves you the double track. Lampang could well be such a choice.

    #3 Posted: 2/11/2013 - 02:58

  • dolicadol

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    Ok tnx.
    Maybe we will see ayutthaya and about 5Pm take a bus to Mo Chit and from there take the night bus to Chiang Mai.
    Could that be possible?

    Do we need to prebook night bus to chiang Mai?

    #4 Posted: 2/11/2013 - 07:52

  • Tilapia

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    Why don't you just take the night train from Ayuthaya instead of the bus?

    #5 Posted: 2/11/2013 - 09:40

  • dolicadol

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    Because of the big maintenance on the rail till chiang Mai all trains are canceled till end of November.
    I bought the train ticket but now I must make new plans.
    I really would like to see ayutthaya

    #6 Posted: 2/11/2013 - 11:55

  • Geer1

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    Many people do it as a day trip from Bangkok, why not do that?

    #7 Posted: 2/11/2013 - 12:01

  • markbeales

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    There are daily buses from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai; definitely don't return to Bkk as you'll be backtracking needlessly.
    The northern bus terminl is just outside the old city so you'll need a tuk-tuk to take you there. Buses run regularly and cost about 800 baht. You won't need to book, just turn up an hour or so beforehand.

    #8 Posted: 2/11/2013 - 13:04

  • DLuek

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    Markbeales is right... As of last year at this time, there was at least one direct night bus from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai. I believe it's a 24-seater - should be comfy. The rough timetable is right here on Travelfish: http://www.travelfish.org/transport/thailand/bangkok_and_surrounds/ayutthaya/ayutthaya/all

    You could take a tuk tuk to the bus station yourself, but I'm pretty sure it would be the same price to book the ticket from a local agent because that would include transfer to the bus station. In any case you might want to double check the info with a couple local travel agents/guesthouses just to make sure.

    #9 Posted: 3/11/2013 - 01:20

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    Yes, sorry. I didn't see the date at the bottom of your post.

    #10 Posted: 3/11/2013 - 07:33

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