By train it takes around 80 to 120 minutes to complete the 71.08 km journey from Bangkok’s main train station to Ayutthaya, however, bear in mind that the train often gets delayed in the busy stretch of railway coming out of Bangkok and journey times can be 30 minutes or more than scheduled. For this reason many travellers choose to take a bus or minivan from Bangkok to Ayutthaya instead of the train.
Train times to Ayutthaya
There are 32 trains per day from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
- The fastest train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya is Train #7 departing at 08:30, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 1 hour 17 minutes.
- The slowest trains from Bangkok to Ayutthaya are Train #201 departing at 09:25 and Train #301 departing at 16:30, both of which are scheduled to complete the journey in 2 hours 2 minutes.
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Ticket Prices to Ayutthaya
The cost of train tickets from Bangkok to Ayutthaya depends on both the type of seat you book and the type of train you take. Generally the faster the train the more expensive the ticket.
|Seat Type||Station Price|
|1st Class A/C Sleeper||886 to 1,046 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||395 to 715 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Seat||245 to 345 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Sleeper||385 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||65 to 185 THB|
|3rd Class Fan Seat||15 to 45 THB|
Third class tickets can only be purchased on the day of travel and are often very popular because many Thai people are eligible to travel for free in 3rd Class on trains in Thailand.
Location of Bangkok Station
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Location of Ayutthaya Station
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About Ayutthaya Historical Park
Ayutthaya Historical Park is located 4 km from the train station, which is on the other side of the Pa Sak River. A tuk-tuk from the station to the historical park will cost around 100 THB. Most of the park is open from 08:00 to 18:00 every day and it costs 50 THB per person to visit each temple. There are quite a few temples to see so you may save money by buying a ticket will allows entry to up to 6 temples for 230 THB. You can buy these multiple entry tickets at the ticket office outside any of the temples in the park.
The historical park itself cover a large and there are parts of it you do not need to pay to go into. You can easily walk between the major sights in the park but many people choose to rent a bike or even a tuk-tuk for the day to take them between the temples. If you have limited time or limited energy then the three most interesting temples to visit are:
- Wat Phra Mahathat: This is the temple with the Buddha head growing inside the roots of a bodhi tree. A lot of the Buddha statues had the heads smashed off the bodies by invading Burmese soldiers and they lay scattered around the temple grounds. The Burmese invaded in 1767 and this temple along, with many others in Ayutthaya, has been left in a state of disrepair ever since.
- Wat Phra Si Sanphet: Probably the most impressive of the temples in the historic park with three large central prang (pointed towers) forming the centre piece of the temple. Around these three central prang are hundreds of smaller prang which have all been carefully geometrically aligned. Its a ruin but it an impressive ruin.
- Wat Phra Ram: This temple has one very large prang in the centre with four smaller prangs around the outside. What is particularly special about this temple is that the large prang is still intact unlike at other temples in Thailand of a similar age where prangs have this size has collapsed or have been wilfully destroyed.