Win 91 Ayutthaya
Win 91 Ayutthaya is a bus company based in Bangkok’s major bus terminal, Mo Chit, connecting the capital with the historic city of Ayutthaya which boasts stunning ruins and is home to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Routes served by Win 91 Ayutthaya
There are 11 services each day connecting Bangkok with Ayutthaya, throughout the day from 07.00 until 17.30. The two-hour trip costs just THB90 in either direction with buses departing Ayutthaya at the same times to head back to the capital.
There are plenty of departures throughout the day in both directions, with buses leaving hourly, so you will never have too long to wait if you miss your scheduled departure or if you just turn up at the bus station.
The journey time is pretty quick and the buses are generally comfortable, although that is less of an issue for a trip of this length than on an overnight journey.
It would be helpful if there were later departures scheduled from Ayutthaya back to Bangkok. This would then allow those on a tight schedule to visit the city on a day trip. Currently, this is only an option if you are able to catch the first service of the day from Bangkok then you would arrive in Ayutthaya for around 09.00. With the last bus departing at around 17.30 it could be possible to see some of the sights of the city before heading back to Bangkok. Unfortunately, this is not really feasible if you do not catch the earliest possible bus. The option of a later departure would also be useful for those who have an early morning flight from Bangkok as in this situation you will be forced to pay for an extra night of accommodation rather than being able to travel directly to the airport.
Note though, that there are no van departures after 18.00 from Ayutthaya to Bangkok with any of the operators.
Another thing to note is the fact that all the vehicles on these routes are minibuses which can be uncomfortable, especially if you are travelling with a lot of luggage. If you do have a considerable amount of luggage then you are likely to have to pay extra for your bags as they will need to be stored inside the minibus. This can sometimes amount to almost the price of an additional ticket. If you find yourself in this situation, then you may want to consider taking the train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya instead, where there will be a lot more room for your luggage.
Keep in mind
Mo Chit can be a confusing bus station, especially if you have not been there before and are in a rush trying to catch a bus, so it is always best to arrive in plenty of time before your departure. If you miss your departure then you will not have too long to wait until the next one, but you may be required to purchase an additional ticket.
Although there are fewer trains scheduled along this route each day, many visitors prefer train travel as you will have more room than having to sit on a minibus. Also, as mentioned above, luggage is less of an issue aboard trains than on minibuses so the overall cost can be similar once you have paid an additional charge to store your bags inside the minibus. Also, many visitors opt for train as the departure times are more varied and may better suit your schedule rather than catching a bus with Win 91 Ayutthaya.
Visitors do like the high frequency of departures throughout the day, both to and from Bangkok, which can give you a great deal of flexibility which is often highly useful when planning a trip.