You can get to Ayuthaya from Bangkok in different ways, but I will tell you one, in my opinion the fastest and most convenient. And in fact, Ayuthaya is so close to the capital that you shouldn't bother too much with the choice of the method..
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How to get to Ayuthaya
By minibus from Victory Monument
Since October 2016, minivans no longer run from here to other cities in Thailand. The military junta fought the traffic congestion in the square caused by the 4,000 minibuses that created what was essentially an illegal bus station in the middle of the city. Minivans have been distributed among the three main bass terminals in Bangkok and free shuttles are now available from Victory Monument to these three bus stations. If you are closer to the monument than to the train stations - come here. Shuttles run from 4:30 am to 8:30 pm every 20 minutes.
It used to be gorgeous - they brought it directly to the old city to the mini-bus station (a regular bus station is located in the new city and far from here), where there is ten hotels, market and Family Mart. You can immediately check in here, rent a bike and go to see the ancient capital of Siam.
In the season, it is better to book in advance, otherwise there will be no rooms, I almost did it, took the last one and waited a long time until it was free. Or you can go without settling, and in the evening go back to Bangkok from here.
Bus to Ayutthaya
Bus. It seems to me that this is not very convenient, because first you need to get to North Bus Station Mo Chit, and the bus goes a little longer, and not all buses call in Ayutthaya itself. I went there from Chiang Mai and just ran into this. And if he does, then from the Ayutai bus station to cut.
But if you decide to go by bus, you can make your life easier and at least buy tickets in advance through 12GO. Actually, they also have minibuses there. It is also convenient to take.
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Transfer from Khaosan
There are many travel agencies on Khaosan that sell tickets to all directions. And if it is better not to go anywhere on a night bus from them (they steal at night), then on minibuses it is the most. But this is convenient only if you already live in a hotel on Khaosan.
Those who want a minimum of body movements can order a transfer online at Kiwitaxi or 12go. You will be met in the arrivals hall, picked up your luggage, put you in the car and taken to the right place. The method is good because there are no problems at all, while it costs like a regular taxi.
There is also a taxi, but you have to look for it on the spot, and bargain to bring down the price. I don’t know the exact cost, somewhere around 2000 baht one way, they probably will take it this way..
A way for those who want to take a ride on the train and get a little extreme. From Hua Lamphong Station, she runs frequently, 30 times a day. The schedule is here, the ticket costs 15-20 baht, the travel time is 1.5 hours, but it may be late for another 2 hours. On the other hand, it does not depend on traffic jams.
He comes to the local railway station and it is located a little further from the ruins than if they were driving in a minivan, you will need to cross the river by ferry (3 baht). You can also use tuk-tukers.