The Mo Chit Bus Terminal or also known as Northern Bus Terminal, is the biggest bus station in Bangkok and a transport hub to all parts of Thailand as well as neighbouring countries. It primarily connects the Northern, Central and North-Eastern provinces of Thailand and adjoining countries such as Laos and Cambodia. Basically, it has also connections to the East such as Pattaya and Chanthaburi and the South destinations as Hua Hin until further down to Surat Thani and Hat Yai. But the frequency of departures might be less than from the dedicated stations Ekkamai for Eastern Thailand and Taling Chan for the south.
Coming back to Mo Chit Bus Terminal, it is mainly operated by the Government Transport Company and some other private bus companies. However, the private busses have often separate terminals or platforms or using Mo Chit Bus Terminal only to pick up or drop off passengers. If you want to be sure to use the Government busses, look for their actual company name “The Transport Co. Ltd.“ or the transliterated name from Thai “Bor Kor Sor“. Tickets for their busses can be bought from their main counter at the ground floor inside the station or the staff will guide you to the according ticket counters. Don't let you fool by the touts outside the station who are trying to fill up seats on sometimes old and not trustworthy vehicles respectively companies.
The station features several food courts, convenience stores and banks so you can ensure you're prepared for the bus ride to your destination. Most bus operators serve at least a snack and drinking water, some others provide proper food or stop at a rest or gas station along the way. Please note that consumption of alcohol is not allowed inside the station or on the busses. Normally, it is no problem to just show up and buy your ticket for the desired destination but during Thai public holidays and long weekends seats must be reserved.
Location of the Mo Chit Bus Terminal just a few minutes from the Mo Chit BTS Skytrain station respectively MRT subway station Chatuchak Park. Public busses, taxis and motorcycles connect the bus terminal to the MRT and BTS and from there you can easily access your hotel near Ploenchit BTS. Please note that often there is some confusion between the Mo Chit BTS station and the bus terminals name. Therefore, the bus station is often referred as Mo Chit 2 (in Thai: Konsong Mo Chit song). One nice benefit aside, from the bus terminal it is just a short ride (or without luggage you can almost walk to beat the traffic jam) to the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, where you can go shopping food, clothing and more before or after your bus journey.
So, if you’re looking for a hotel near Ploenchit BTS, Lohas Residences is a convenient choice that is also not too close to the hustle, bustle and noisy traffic of the main Sukhumvit Road.