How to get to the Grand Palace to pay your respects during the mourning period

Free shuttle service available from every corner of the city

Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok
By Gail Piyanan |

Thais are welcome to travel to the Grand Palace to pay respects to their beloved king at Sahathai Samakhon Hall. From 29 October, the Royal Court will grant the public access to the Dusit Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to pay respects to the royal urn. During the mourning period, some roads around the Grand Palace are blocked while parking will be limited. To offer more convenience to those coming from different parts of Bangkok, the government, army, BMA as well as private section organizes free shuttle service to and from the royal funeral.


Where to board the free buses/vans

| Rangsit

- Future Park Rangsit – in front of Home Pro (army bus 06:00-18:00, private vans 08:00-21:00)

- Lumlukka  KIong 7 market (06:00-18:00)


| Don Muang - Viphavadirangsit

- Royal Thai Airforce headquarters (two routes: via Bangkok and via Pakkret) (08:00-16:00)


| Chatuchak - Mo Chit

- Mo Chit BTS


| Pathumwan – Rama IX

- National Stadium (08:00-18:00)

  • Hua Lamphong Central Station


| Victory Monument

- Rajavithi Hospital bus stop (in front of Rajavithi Hospital, 06:00-18:00)

- Phaya Thai bus stop (06:00-18:00)


| Pinklao - Salaya

- Somdej Phra Pinklao Hospital (09:00-20:00)

- Pata Pinklao shopping mall (09:00-20:00)

- CentralPlaza Salaya (08:00-22:00)

- Southern Bus Terminal


| Thonburi - Wongwian Yai

- Wongwian Yai BTS station


| Rattanakosin

- Royal Turf Club – Nang Loeng (09:00-20:00)

- Bangkok Tourism Information Center (near Phra Pinklao pier, underneath Phra Pinklao Bridge, 09:00-20:00)


| Sukhumvit

- Ekkamai BTS station (08:00-16:00)

- BITEC (08:30-20:00)


| Bangyai (Nonthaburi)

- CentralPlaza WestGate (KFC exit, 05:00-24:00)


| Rama II

- CentralPlaza Rama II (08:00-16:00)


| Makkasan

- Airport Rail Link station (08:00-16:00)


| Suvarnabhumi Airport 

- Suvarnabhumi Airport, 1st floor, exit 8 (09:00-14:00)



The Royal Thai Navy operates free shuttle boats between Sathorn Pier (Taksin BTS station) and Chang Pier (Grand Palace). 07:00, 08:00, 17:00, 18:00.



Free trains to Bangkok Central Train Station available from:


Nakhon Pathom



Khon Kaen




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