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Ekkamai Bus Station, Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal

Ekkamai bus station is Bangkok’s Eastern bus terminal, and the only major Bangkok Bus Station which is easy walking distance from a BTS (skytrain) station. Located on the Sukhumvit Road, Ekkamai Bus Station is the most convenient place in Bangkok to catch a bus to Pattaya.

Ekkamai bus station is Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal

Which Bus Station do I need to go to in Bangkok?

The Bangkok Bus Station you need depends on where you are travelling to:

  • Ekkamai Bus Station: Bus and minivan departures to destinations in the East of Thailand such as Trat (f0r the ferry pier to Koh Chang) and Pattaya.
  • Morchit Bus Station: For destinations in the north and west of Thailand most bus and minivan services depart from Morchit Bus Station (Bangkok’s Northern bus terminal).
  • Sai Tai Mai Bus Station: For destinations in the South such such as Phuket ans Chumphon most of the bus services operate from Sai Tai Bus Station (Bangkok’s Southern bus terminal).
Getting to Ekkamai Bus Station

Ekkamai is the easiest reach of Bangkok’s three major bus station. It is located on the Sukhumvit Road very near to Ekkamai BTS (Sky train station) which is on the Sukhumvit Line. The best exit from Ekkamai BTS station is Exit 2.

Getting to Ekkamai Bus Station from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Aiport

Two options:

1. Taxi. Take a taxi from the Airport to the Eastern Bus Terminal. On the meter, including tolls and airport surcharge, it should cost around 350 THB and take between 30 and 50 minutes.

2. Airport Railway Link. Take the Airport Railway link from the Airport to Makkasan Airport Link Station. At Makkasan leave the Airport Link train and walk to Phetchaburi MRT (subway) station. There is a bridge connecting the two stations. From Phetchaburi MRT station travel one stop to Sukhumvit MRT station. At Sukhumvit MRT station leave the subway and walk to the nearby Asok BTS station. From there take the Sukhumvit Line 3 stops to Ekkamai BTS station which is right by the Eastern Bus Terminal. The journey costs around 90 THB per person and will take slightly less than an hour.

Getting from Don Mueang Aiport to Ekkamai Bus Station

There are two options for travel from Don Mueang Airport to Ekkamai Bus Station:

1. Taxi. Take a taxi from the Airport to the Eastern Bus Terminal. On the meter, including tolls and airport surcharge, it should cost around 200 THB and about 40 minutes.

2. Shuttle Bus. Take the shuttle bus from Don Muang Airport to Mo Chit BTS station (30 THB). From there take the Sukhumvit Line all the way to Ekkamai BTS (52 THB). The journey takes about 50 minutes and costs a total of 82 THB per person.

Location of Ekkamai Bus Station

Facilities at Ekkamai Bus Station

There are a small range of facilities at Ekkamai Bus Station:

  • Toilets at the back of the station building on the right.
  • Left luggage office at the back of the station building open from 06.00 to 18.00.
  • Shop at the back of the station and some small stalls by the waiting area.
  • Gateway Shopping centre and a variety of other shops and restaurants on the Sukhumvit Road.
Ticket Purchase at Ekkamai Bus Station

The ticket counters are in the main station building

The ticket counters are in the main station building of Ekkamai bus station

There are lots of ticket counters inside Ekkamai bus station. There are a number of different bus services operating from this station. For most destinations to the East of Thailand (see below for a list of popular journeys) it is possible to turn up and buy a ticket for the same day of travel. If you plan to buy your tickets on the day consider coming early in the morning to buy a ticket so that you can make sure that you get a bus at a convenient.


Popular Journeys from Ekkamai Bus Station


From Ekkamai bus station you can travel to destination in the East of Thailand such as Rayong, Chanthaburi, Sattathip, Trat, Aranyaprathet, Chonburi and Pattaya. The majority of the buses to destinations North of East of Bangkok leave from Morchit Bus Station and for destinations to the south, such as Koh Samui, the majority of the bus service leave from either the Khao San Road area or Sai Tai Bus Station.

Ekkamai bus station to Pattaya

Thailand Travel Ticket

Bus to Pattaya – 127 THB

This service is provided Roong Reuang Coach. travel is in an air-conditioned bus which does not stop on the way. The arrival point ofr this service is Pattaya bus station, which is about 3 km to the North of central Pattaya.

  • Cost: 127 THB per person
  • Journey Time: The journey takes three hours
  • Timetable of Bus services to Pattaya from Ekkamai bus station:
Depart Arrive Online Price Service
05.00 08.00 127 THB Premium
07.00 10.00 127 THB Premium
09.00 12.00 127 THB Premium
09.30 12.30 127 THB Premium
11.00 14.00 127 THB Premium
13.30 16.30 127 THB Premium
15.00 18.00 127 THB Premium
17.30 20.30 127 THB Premium
19.00 22.00 127 THB Premium
21.00 00.00 127 THB Premium
23.00 01.00 127 THB Premium

 

Ekkamai bus station to Chanthaburi

  • Cost: 
    • ‘Economy’ bus for 202 THB per person
    • ‘Premium’ bus for 275 THB per person
  • Journey Time: The journey takes 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Timetable of Bus services to Chanthaburi from Ekkamai bus station:
    • The Economy bus departs at: 04:00
    • The Premium bus departs at: 07:45 and 09:45

Bus to Chanthaburi

Ekkamai bus station to Sa Kaeo (for Aranyaprathet and the Cambodian border)

Thailand Travel Ticket

Bus to Cambodia border – 205 THB

This bus service is provided by the Aran Company. The bus terminates on the main road near to Sa Kaeo bus station and from the bus station there are plenty of transport options available for the onward journey to Aranyaprathet and the Cambodian border.

  • Cost: 205 THB per person
  • Journey Time: The journey takes from 2 hours 50 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • Timetable of Bus services to Aranyaprathet from Ekkamai bus station:
Depart Arrive Online Price Service
06.00 09.30 205 THB VIP24
07.00 09.50 205 THB Express
08.30 12.00 205 THB VIP24
12.30 16.00 205 THB VIP24

 

Ekkamai bus station to Trat

  • Cost: 
    • ‘Economy’ bus for 248 THB per person
    • ‘Premium’ bus for 275 THB per person
  • Journey Time: The journey takes from 4 hours 10 minutes to 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Timetable of Bus services to Trat from Ekkamai bus station:
    • The Economy bus departs at: 04:00
    • The Premium bus departs at: 07:45 and 09:45

Nearest Hotel to Ekkamai Bus Station


63 Bangkok Boutique Bed & Breakfast is the closest hotel to Ekkamai Bus Station.

63 Bangkok Boutique Bed & Breakfast is the closest hotel to Ekkamai Bus Station. Click on the image for more information.