Morchit Bus Terminal Bangkok is the gateway bus terminal to Northern Thailand including Chiang Mai, the largest city in Northern Thailand. The terminal also serves several northeastern and northwestern destinations and a few routes to southern tourist destinations including Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui. Morchit Bus Terminal is located at north of city centre close to Chatuchak Market. This recently-built bus terminal is Bangkok’s largest hub for bus transportation, offering comprehensive city bus routes as well as long distance bus services.
Morchit Bus Terminal Bangkok is new and air-conditioned bus terminal offering comfortable seating, food courts and convenient store selling snacks and drinks. Morchit Bus Terminal Bangkok is easily reached by public transport (Skytrain to Morchit station), followed by a 10-minute taxi ride. Ground floor ticketing counters serve the northern region, whereas the two upper floors serving other region long-distance routes.
From Morchit Bus Terminal, air-conditioned buses run to Chiang Mai round the clock, taking estimated nine hours for the whole journey at a cost ranging from 469 baht and 907 baht (USD15 – USD30) depending on the coach type. Luxury coach with more space between seats is higher in the price but offers better comfort to passengers during the journey. Advance online is recommended due to high demand for this Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus route, especially during the high season between November and February and during public holidays. The bus service continues to Chiang Rai in the further north of Chiang Mai, with additional four hours traveling duration and additional cost of around 100 baht more.
Besides the popular route Bankgok to Chiang Mai, other northern long-distance routes from Morchit Bus Terminal 1 include Bangkok to Uttaradit, Khon Kaen, Phitsanulok, Lampang and Lamphun, Phrae, Chiang Saen and the Golden Triangle Nan. In additional to Northern region, buses in Morchit Bus Terminal serve to the northeastern cities like Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Roi Et, Nong Kai, Si Saket and Buriram. Morchit Bus Terminal 2 serves southern beach destinations like Pattaya, Koh Samui, Phuket and Hat Yai. Almost all southern beach destinations, except Pattaya, taking about 12 hours by VIP bus from Bangkok.
For arrival passengers, there is plenty choice of public transports heading to all districts including the Bankgok city area, which is the home to the majority of Bangkok hotels and guesthouses. Alternative transportation options include metered taxi and tuk-tuk. These transports are especially convenient for those passengers with many luggage.