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Morchit Bus Station, Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal

Morchit Bus Station

Morchit Bus Station

Morchit bus station is Bangkok’s Northern bus terminal and is Bangkok’s busiest bus station with departures to destinations across Thailand. Most bus services to destinations North of Bangkok depart from Morchit bus station. Bus services to the East of Thailand also depart from Ekkamai bus station and bus services to the South of Thailand also depart from Sai Tai Mai bus station, which is Bangkok’s Southern bus terminal.

Getting to Morchit Bus Station

The quickest and easiest way to get to Morchit bus station is to travel to either Chatuchak MRT (metro) station or Mo Chit BTS (skytrain) station and take a taxi from there. On the meter the charge should be between 50 and 60 THB. Please note that in Bangkok it is normal to round meter taxi fares up to the nearest multiple of 10 THB. Therefore expect to pay 60 THB for a meter taxi journey from Chatuchak MRT or Mo Chit BTS stations to Morchit bus station.

Getting to Morchit Bus Station from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Three options:

Mo Chit BTS Station near Morchit bus station

Mo Chit BTS Station near Morchit bus station

  • 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 eight stops to Chatuchak MRT station. At Chatuchak MRT station leave the metro system and hail a meter taxi on the street to take you to Morchit bus station.
  • Taxi. Take a taxi from the Airport to the Northern Bus Terminal. On the meter, including tolls and airport surcharge, it should cost around 350 THB and take between 30 and 50 minutes.
  • Via Don Mueang Airport: To save money you can take the free shuttle service from Suvarnabhumi Internal Airport to Don Mueang Airport. From Don Mueang Airport take the 30 THB shuttle bus to Morchit bus station, although be aware that this taking this route adds an hour or more to the journey compared to travelling direct from the International Airport.
Getting from Don Mueang Aiport to Morchit Bus Station

Two options:

  • Taxi. Take a taxi from the Airport to the Northern Bus Terminal. On the meter, including tolls and airport surcharge, it should cost around 200 THB and takes about 20 minutes.
  • Shuttle Bus. Take the shuttle bus on the A1 route from Don Mueang Airport to direct to Morchit Bus Station. The fare is 30 THB and the buses depart every 12 minutes from 07.30 to 24.00. The journey takes around 30 to 40 minutes depending on the traffic.
Map of Morchit Bus Station

     

Facilities at Morchit Bus Station

There are a wide range of facilities available at Morchit Bus Station:

  • Food Court on the 3rd level where the ticket counters are located.
  • Left luggage office on the 3rd level near the entrance to the Food Court open from 05.00 to 22.00.
  • 7-Eleven convenience store near the entrance to the 3rd level and some small shops downstairs near the departure platforms.
  • Toilets on the 3rd level near the Food Court and near the departure platforms
Ticket Purchase at Morchit Bus Station

The Ticket counters at Morchit Bus Station are on the 3rd level

The ticket counters at Morchit Bus Station are on the 3rd level

On the 3rd level of Morchit bus station there are hundreds of separate counters for the many small and large bus and minivan companies operating out of Morchit bus. For the more popular destinations there are several companies doing the same trip and multiple departures throughout the day.

Whilst it is possible to simply turn up and book a ticket before you travel, you risk having a long wait or having no option but to take a less comfortable bus or minivan than you would have preferred.

Advance Ticket Purchase

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Thailand Bus, Boat and Train Tickets

To avoid long waits and to secure seats on the bus service of preference it is a good decision to book in advance online, which you can do through Thailand Life by clicking on the book button above. After booking you will be sent an electronic ticket which you need to print out and present to the transport operator before you board the bus or minivan.

Popular Journeys from Morchit Bus Station

From Morchit bus station you can travel nearly everywhere in Thailand

From Morchit bus station you can travel nearly everywhere in Thailand

From Morchit bus station you can travel to nearly every destination in Thailand. For many Northern destinations (such as Bueng Kan) the only direct public transport options available are bus services from Morchit bus station. There are some Southern destinations however, such as Koh Phangan and Chumphon (for the Koh Tao ferry) where you need to go to the Southern bus terminal or the Khao San to board the bus, or alternatively take a train.

Morchit bus station to Pattaya

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Bus Tickets from Bangkok to Pattaya

This service is provided Pattaya Bus Company at a cost of 131 THB per person. The journey takes three hours in an air-conditioned bus which does not stop on the way. The arrival point is Pattaya bus station, which is about 3 km to the North of central Pattaya.

Travel Times to Pattaya from Morchit bus station
Travel Company Depart Arrive Online Price Service
Roong Reuang Coach 04:30 07.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 06:30 09.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 08:30 11.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 09:00 12.00 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 10:30 13.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 12:30 15.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 13:00 16.00 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 14:30 17.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 16:30 19.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 18:30 21.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 20:30 23.30 131 THB Premium
Roong Reuang Coach 22:00 01.00 131 THB Premium

 

Morchit bus station to Chiang Mai

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Bus Tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

The journey takes 10 to 11 hours from Morchit bus station and tickets cost between 534 THB and 821 THB depending on which company you travel with and which bus. The more expensive tickets are on buses with few seats which means that the ones there are recline further back making it easier to sleep.

Travel Times to Chiang Mai from Morchit bus station
Travel Company Depart Arrive Online Price Service
 Bangkok Busline 06.00 15.40 534 THB Express
New Viriyayanyont 08.30 19.30 623 THB VIP
Bangkok Busline 16.00 01.50 623 THB VIP
Bangkok Busline 18.50  04.30 534 THB Express
Bangkok Busline 20.00 05.40 831 THB VIP24
Lignite Tour 20.15 07.35 623 THB VIP
New Viriyayanyont 20.20 07.20 623 THB VIP
Bangkok Busline 20.35  06.15  534 THB Express

 

Morchit bus station to Kanchanaburi

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Minivan from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

This service is by minivan with the Kwan Chee Vee Tour Company. The journey takes 3 hours and tickets cost 150 THB per person. The arrival point in Kanchanaburi is the bus station, which is 2 km from the popular Maenam Kwai Road area where most of the resorts are located.

Travel Times to Kanchanaburi from Morchit bus station
Travel Company Depart Arrive Online Price Service
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 04.00 07.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 05.00 08.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 06.00 09.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 07.00 10.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 08.00 11.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 09.00  12.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 10:00 13.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 11.00 14.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 12.00 15.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 13.00 16.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 14.00 17.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 15.00 18.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 16.00 19.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 17.00 20.00 150 THB Regional
Kwan Chee Vee Tour 18.00 21.00 150 THB Regional

 

Morchit bus station to Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

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Bus Tickets from Bangkok to Phnom Penh

The journey takes 13 hours and cost tickets cost 1,020 THB person. The arrival point in Phnom Penh is in the centre of the city near the Tonle Sap River and the Giant Ibis bus station, from where you can travel onwards to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Travel Times to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) from Morchit bus station
Travel Company Depart Arrive Online Price Service
Transport Co. Intl. 05.00 18.00 1,020 THB VIP

 

The Nearest Hotel to Morchit Bus Station

C U Inn Bangkok is the closest hotel to Morchit Bus Station

C U Inn Bangkok is the closest hotel to Morchit Bus Station. Click on image for more information.

 

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