Ayutthaya Day Trip Guide

This Ayutthaya Day Trip Travel Guide will help you plan your adventure for only $6!

Ayutthaya is a city in Thailand, about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok. It used to be the capital city of Thailand. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. 

In this travel guide, I am going to tell you everything you need to plan a DIY day trip from Bangkok for less than $6!

Doing a DIY trip is recommended because it is flexible and it saves you money. 


How to get to Ayutthaya

The cheapest way to go to Ayutthaya from Bangkok is by train. You can also avoid the famous Bangkok traffic by riding the train.

Trains going to Ayutthaya are found in Hua Lamphong Station. Hua Lamphong Station is accessible by the MRT. Trains going to Ayutthaya leave every hour.

Train ticket from Bangkok to Ayutthaya is 15thb ($0.46 / P24) Travel time is 2 hours.

To check the train schedule, click here.

You can also hire a taxi, however, a round trip taxi ride would cost you 1200thb ($40 / P2000)


Going around Ayutthaya

You can hire a tuktuk for 300thb ($9.6 /P480) for 3 hours depending on how you haggle. 

If you are on a budget, you can rent a bicycle for 50thb ($1.6 / P80) for 8 hours. You have to leave your passport or ID in the bike shop. Make sure you rent a bicycle on the other side of the river, otherwise you will have to carry your rented bike and bring it on a boat to reach the other side. Boat fare is 5thb ( $0.32 / P16)

Ayutthaya Map
Thai Chicken and rice 40thb ($1.28 / P65)

Must Visit Temples in Ayutthaya

Wat Maha That – This temple is known for having the head of a Buddha statue that has been consumed by a tree. Entrance fee is 50thb ($1.6 / P80)

Wat Phra Si Sanphet was once the most important temple in Ayutthaya, due to its location right beside the Grand Palace. Entrance fee is 50thb ($1.6 / P80)

Wat Phra Ram – Entrance fee is 50thb ($1.6 / P80)

Wiharn at Wat Thammikarat – FREE

Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit – FREE


Wat Phra Ram
Wat Maha That
Ayutthaya Ruins
Take a lot of pictures

Going back to Bangkok

Return your rented bike and get your passport or ID in the bike shop. Go to Ayutthaya train station. Train fare going to Bangkok is 20thb ($0.64 / P32)

Travel time is 1 hour and 50 mins.

Expenses : 

Train fares= 35thb
Bike rental= 50thb
Entrance Fees 2 temples =100thb

Total = 185thb / $5.7 /P300

Train going to Bangkok

There are also arranged tours if you don’t want to do a DIY trip, click the link below to book tickets.

In conclusion, This Ayutthaya Day Trip Travel Guide will help you plan your DIY adventure for only $6!

Don’t forget to take a lot of photos.

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11 thoughts on “Ayutthaya Day Trip Guide”

  1. I always travel independently and did the same trip as you many years ago. I really enjoyed Ayutthaya when I went on a day trip so a few years later I stayed a few nights. Great post, thanks for sharing.

  2. This is the first time i heard about this place in Thailand. It looks like a mini Angkor Wat. But anyways, I would love to hear the history of this place and maybe one day go there and experience it for myself.

  3. Looking at these pictures makes me so envious! Mine got cancelled! I’m amazed that it’s not that expensive I was expecting to spend more. Thanks for the tips!

  4. This sounds like an awesome place to visit in Thailand. Gonna added this on my next travel visit in Thailand.

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