Bangkok, Thailand

Getting In


By Minibus

For travelling between Bangkok and the suburbs or locations within 200 km (125 miles) of the city, the fastest way is to use the public minibus services. They stop and depart from the parking lots located nearby the square at Victory Monument - facing the monument are the city bus stops, behind it is a small market and behind the market are minibuses stationing by the roadside.

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Thai minibus by Cqm275

Fares on the minibuses are usually similar to fares on long-distance buses travelling similar routes. There are minibuses travelling between Ayutthaya, Lopburi, Nava Nakorn, Minburi, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pattaya, Rayong, Ban Phe, Chanthaburi, Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Phetchaburi and Hua Hin. Destinations are written on the front and side of the minibuses in Thai though some buses may have the destinations also written in English. Nevertheless, ask the drivers or ticket sellers to confirm your destination. 

Minibus in Bangkok by Ilya Plekhanov

Minibuses are usually the fastest way to get to Bangkok since they take the elevated expressways (avoiding the traffic jams) to Victory Monument. Another advantage is the minibuses start and stop at the centre of Bangkok while the typical long-distance buses stop further away. Minibus drivers used to drive at dangerously high speed but since the beginning of 2012, the government has enforced speed limits. A major disadvantage of the minibuses is that seat rooms are often limited, which could be uncomfortable for tall passengers.

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