There’s not that much about Nonthaburi and not so much to do there, but it can be interesting exploring this place to the north of Thailand’s capital with only few foreigners around. Unless you take a taxi which will set you back about 250-300 baht from Sukhumvit Bangkok, you might rather choose to travel there by minivan for only 30 baht.
Now where are the vans? As with other popular destinations like trips to Pattaya or Hua Hin / Cha Am, minivans to Nonthaburi are leaving from Victory Monument. Get there by BTS Skytrain and get off the station of the same name (Victory Monument). Walk out of the station and keep on the pedestrian walkway (above the road) that leads around the victory monument. Get off the stairs at inexactly halfway around the monument – to the opposite of the BTS station.
Once down the stairs, walk for about 50 metres along the market (away from the monument) and to your left you will see the minivan station. There are a few vans leaving from the to different destinations. Look for a big digital watch on a street sign, that’s exactly the van stop for Nonthaburi. Line up there or get in the van if already there, it leaves once it’s full. The fare is 30 baht which you pay inside.