Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok Thailand
Sai Tai Mai Taling Chan Bus Station
The Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok is located north-west of the city centre on the left bank of the Chaopraya River along Boromratchonnani Road (ถนนบรมราชชนนี).
It is also known as “Sai Tai Mai Taling Chan Bus Station”:
– “Sai Tai Mai” means the “New South Line ”. It is because in the past the original bus station for the South was located at another place (just a few kilometres away along the same road).
– “Taling Chan” is the name of the administrative area where it is located in Bangkok.
Quite surprisingly, the building that hosts the bus station, also serves as a shopping centre named SC Plaza.
Inside the building, as well as the bus ticket selling counters, you will be able to find many different kinds of shops, restaurants, coffee shops or bank agencies!
The Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok is the departure point for buses and minibuses to Southern and Western Thailand in Bangkok.
It operates bus and minibus routes to Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Cha-am, Hua Hin, Chumphon (Koh Tao), Ranong, Surat Thani (Koh Samui), Phuket, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Patthalung, Trang, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Sungai Kolok…
The bus routes to the deep South of the country are the longest bus rides you can experience in Thailand:
– Bangkok to Hat Yai = around 950 Km.
– Bangkok to Yala = around 1055 Km.
– Bangkok to Sungai Kolok = around 1225 Km.
Minibuses also serve a few destinations in Eastern Thailand such as Chonburi and Pattaya.
People looking to travel by bus to the North, Centre or North-East of Thailand, should be boarding a bus at Mo Chit Bus Station.
Whereas those of you looking to travel to the East should be looking for information about Ekamai Eastern Bus Station.
Layout of Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok
Outside right in front of the main entrance is the City Bus stop that is served by many lines, as well as the drop off area for cars and Taxis.
Inside on the ground floor you will find different kinds of shops and a car park.
You will also find the entrance gate to the bus platforms #1 to #24 and like in an airport, the access is strictly restricted to ticket holders only.
By the entrance gate leading to the platforms is a Left Luggage desk which is open from 05.00 to 22.00 and costs :
– 40THB for a small sized bag.
– 50THB for a medium sized bag.
– 60THB for a large sized bag.
– 100THB for overnight.
M Floor (= intermediate floor in between Ground Floor and 1st Floor):
More shops and more parking area.
1st Floor: Bus Ticket Selling Counters.
On this floor apart from finding shops, coffee shops (Black Canyon Coffeee) and restaurants (KFC, Chester’s Grill) you will also find all the bus ticket counters (in total 94), which sell tickets for all destinations in Western and Southern Thailand and a sitting area.
The Transport Company (บขส) which is the government bus company occupies the counters #1 to #14.
There is a covered walking bridge linking this floor to the Bus Platforms # 25 to # 98 (at the back of the station) and the entrance is also reserved to ticket holders only.
On this floor you will also find a Left Luggage desk similar to the one on the Ground Floor.
More shops as well as a small Food Court.
The bus platforms are outside at the back of the main building and as mentioned earlier can be accessed by a covered footbridge on the 1st Floor.
Outside on the left side of the main building is where you will find the minibuses.
There is a platform with many ticket selling counters from where you can purchase tickets to different places :
– To the East of Bangkok: Sattahip, Laem Chabang, Chonburi or Pattaya…
– To the West and South of Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Songkhram, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Mae Klong Train Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Petchaburi, Chet Samian, Ratchaburi, Cha-Am, Hua Hin…
A few metres away from the minibus platform is a small Minibus Centre.
From this Centre you can reach the following places :
|Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal||# 01|
|Ramkhamhaeng – Bangkapi||# 02|
|Ramkhamhaeng – Bang Na||# 04|
|Ban Pong||# 301|
|Samut Songkhran||# 302|
|Damnoen Saduak||# 303|
|Kanchanaburi||# 305 to 308|
|Petchaburi||# 309, 310, 313, 314|
|Tha Yang||# 311|
|Ban Laem||# 312|
|Cha-Am||# 315, 316|
|Dan Chang||# 317|
|Hua Hin||# 318, 319, 320|
|Danchang and Ban Rai||# 321|
|Pranburi||# 322, 323|
|Prachuap Khiri Khan||# 324|
|Laem Chabang||# 326|
Other bus stations in Bangkok :
For information, departure time and ticket prices for trains from Bangkok to the Southern Provinces of Thailand, please see the following pages :
- Ban Krut
- Bang Saphan Yai
- Chumphon (for the ferry to Koh Tao)
- Hat Yai
- Hua Hin
- Prachuap Khiri Khan
- Sungai Kolok
- Surat Thani (for the ferry to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan)