people like to stay over a night or two in Bangkok
before starting their Pattaya adventure. This eBook guide has some interesting advice and
comments about a night in Bangkok. Remember the song?
down to view the various ways to get to Bangkok city
from the airport. If you are not interested in a night
in Bangkok and just can't wait to get to Pattaya just
click this link to go to the Getting
To Pattaya page.
The Public Transportation Center of the new airport is located near the Bangkok Catering Company Building about 5 min. drive from the passenger terminal. Passengers can find all types of transportation there - limousines, taxis, rented cars and express buses. You can get to the center from the terminals via a shuttle bus.
1. Airport Express: There are four express bus routes from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok downtown. The cost is 150 baht for entire route.
. AE 1: Suvarnabhumi Airport - Silom Road
Route: Airport - Bangna-Trad - Chaloem Mahanakhon Express Road - Phetburi - Ratchadamri - Rama IV - Surawong - Silom Road
. AE 2: Suvarnabhumi Airport - Khao San Road
Route: Airport - Bangna-Trad - Chaloem Mahanakhon Express Road - Phetburi - Lan Luang - Ratchadamnoen Klang - Ratchadamnoen Nai - Na Phra Lan - Na Phra That - Rachini - Phra Athit - Phra Sumen - Chakkraphong - Khao San - Bang Lamphu
. AE 3: Suvarnabhumi Airport - Phloen Chit Road
Route : Airport - Bangna-Trad - Sukhumwit - Bangna - Phra Kanong - Ekkamai - Asok - Phloen Chit - Wireless - Rama IV - Ratchadamri - Phetburi - Wireless - Phloen Chit
. AE 3 (Special) : Suvarnabhumi Airport - Sukhumwit (Nana)
Route: Airport - Bangna-Trad - Sukhumwit - Bangna - Phra Kanong - Ekkamai - Asok - Phloen Chit - Ratchadamri - Phetburi - Sukhumwit 3 (Nana Nua)
. AE 4 : Suvarnabhumi Airport - Hua Lamphong Railway Station
Route: Airport - Bangna-Trad - Chaloem Mahanakhon Express Road - Srirat Express - Phahon Yothin - Victory Monument - Phya Thai - Rama IV - Hua Lamphong Railway Station
2. Public Buses
There are six routes of public bus service run to and from six destinations around Bangkok, with a charge of 35 baht.
No. 549 : Suvarnabhumi Airport - Minburi
No. 550 : Suvarnabhumi Airport - Happy Land
No. 551 : Suvarnabhumi Airport - Victory Monument (Expressway)
No. 552 : Suvarnabhumi Airport - Bangna (On Nut BTS Station)
No. 553 : Suvarnabhumi Airport - Samut Prakan
No. 554 : Suvarnabhumi Airport - Don Muang Airport
Public bus services to other provinces are also available, e.g. to Pattaya,
Hua Hin, Nong Khai, Rayong and Talad Rong Kluea.
3. Shuttle Bus Service
Free shuttle bus service is provided for passengers. Express route connects the main terminal directly to the transport center. Ordinary route connects to other airport facilities.
To get a limousine, contact the "Limousine Service Counter" at the Arrivals Level (2nd floor). Two limousine service are provided from THAI and the Airport of Thailand (AOT).
5. Metered Taxis
Metered taxis are available outside the exit on the 1st floor. Passengers can
also take a shuttle bus to the transportation center which has more taxis. There is a 50 baht surcharge on the meter. The trips to the city will cost 300 - 400 baht (plus highway tolls) and the trip takes 40 - 60 minutes depending on traffic.
Information Below is for travel from the Old Don Mueang Airport
Don Mueang Airport is 25 km (15 miles) from the city center. The road
is often congested with traffic. Be prepared for a 90-minute journey
by taxi, (a walkman loaded with your favourite album could be soothing)
though there are times when it can take less than 40 minutes. At
either terminal you can reserve a taxi at the taxi reservation
desk and prepay the fare. The taxi reservation desk is easy to
There are always a couple of assistants hanging around the
taxi desk. They might call out to you and ask if you want a taxi.
After you pay the fare one of the assistants or a driver will lead
you to the taxi. The fare to downtown Bangkok depends on the exact
location and, to some extent, the time of day. Count on 300-350
baht from the international terminal and 250 baht from the domestic
An alternative. After exiting customs and entering the arrival hall you
could proceed upstairs, to the departure hall and catch a taxi that has
just dropped off departing passengers. Make sure the driver agrees to
use the meter before you get in the taxi. It shouldn't cost you any more
than 250 baht when travelling within the city area. Make sure he definitely
knows the hotel you are going to.
If you are travelling TO the airport from downtown Bangkok use a metered
taxi and agree to pay an extra 30 baht for the road toll it is worth
it. The taxi fare will be approximately 130 baht plus the toll.
are 3 routes. The bus fare is 100 baht per person. Buses
run every 15 minutes from 5 a.m. to midnight. The "Airport
Bus" can carry around 60 passangers. It is white
with 2 blue and green stripes along the side and "Airport
Bus" printed on the passanger side of the vehicle.
It also displays "Airport Bus" in the illuminated
sign above the front windscreen.
goes to the Silom Road business district via Pratunam
and Rajdamri Road, stoppping at up market hotels like
Indra Regent, Grand Hyatt Erawan, Regent Bangkok and
A-2 goes to Sanam Luang via Phayathai Road, Lan Luang Road, Rajdamnern
Klang Road and Tanao Road. A-2 is convenient for those travelling to
the Siam Square and Banglampoo areas. In the Banglampoo area is Kao San
Road where there are many budget guest houses that cater especially for
Falangs (White skin Foreigners). It is really a back packers paradise.
There are some nice guest houses located near the river.
A-3 goes to the Phrakanong district via Sukhumvit Road.
Bus 4 goes to the Rama Garden Hotel, Indra Regent, Erawan, Hyatt, and
Dusit Thani hotels, and down Silom Road (last bus departs at 8
Bus 10 goes to the Rama Garden Hotel, the Northern Bus Terminal, the
Victory Monument, and the Southern Bus Terminal (last bus departs at
Bus 13 goes to the Northern Bus Terminal, Victory Monument, and down
Sukhumvit Road to the Eastern Bus Terminal (last bus departs at 8 p.m.).
Bus 29 goes to the Northern Bus Terminal, Victory Monument, Siam Square,
and Bangkok's main railway station, Hualamphong (last bus departs at
8:30 p.m.). Cost: 15 baht.
Bangkok Airport Express trains make the 35-minute run every 90 minutes
from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Check the schedule at the tourist booth
in the arrival hall. Fare: 100 baht.
You can also take regular trains from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.. The fare is
5 baht for a local train and 13 baht for an express.
Luggage Allowance - 1st class 50 kg; 2nd class 40 kg. Check the train