By joint ferry and bus service the journey from Koh Lanta to Bangkok is scheduled to take 19 hours 00 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Koh Lanta to Bangkok
- Click on the Koh Lanta – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Departure from Koh Lanta
Joint ferry and bus services to Bangkok commence with a pick up from any hotel in Koh Lanta.
Arrival in Bangkok
Joint ferry and bus services from Koh Lanta to Bangkok terminate at Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, 2 Kamphaeng Phet Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.
Wat Yannawa in Bangkok
Wat Yannawa is a very old temple, founded during the Ayutthaya Period (1350 to 1767), which is located near to Taksin Bridge and Saphan Taksin BTS station in Bangkok. If you are in the area, possibly waiting for a river boat at the nearby Sathorn Boat Pier, then it well worth taking a few minutes to visit this very unusual temple. Wat Yanawa is open every day from 08:00 to 18:00 and admission is free.
What is unusual about Wat Yannawa is that the prayer hall has been built in the shape of a Chinese sailing ship, often referred to as a ‘junk’. The structure is around 40 metres long and features two chedi pagodas where the mast of a normal ship would be. This peculiar structure was constructed in the early 19th Century under the patronage of King Rama III. Wat Yanawa is located in the banks of the Chao Phraya River and it is believed that the King wanted to create a monument commemorating the Chinese sailing ships which for centuries had been a fundamental part of the nation’s economy. The timing of the creation of the monument coincided with a period when sailing ships from China were rapidly being replaced by steam paddlers.