Airport Bus, Bangkok

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    Link between Don Muang and Sawarnabhumi Airport

    by Tedsocoa Updated Jan 18, 2014

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    When you arrive at Don Muang Airport, and you have to transit to Suwarnabhumi Airport, which is a distance of about 48 km, there is (in December 2013) an excellent connection; the Shuttle Bus.
    At the arrival floor, just go out and look for this sign; normally this bus is already waiting.
    You have to show your passport and flight ticket from Savarnabhumi Airport and the transport is free of charge !
    Every 20 minutes this shuttle is driving for about one hour and a half, ( I was lucky at 19 hrs, he made it in 1hr 15) but knowing the traffic in Bangkok, this is not garanteed.
    This shuttle bus is only taking the express motorways around Bangkok, is stopping three times for paying the fee and is driving at a really high speed ! .
    I think this is the only way to get a quick as possible from one to the other airport...and free of charge !! ( PS If this would be possible in Paris between Orly and Roissy ... )

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    Airport Vans

    by machomikemd Written Oct 16, 2012

    if you book via a travel agency then chances are that you will be fetched by the small vans by the partner tour operator in thailand. upon exiting the baggage claim area, you will se your name being shown on a big portable board by your assigned tour guide and he will lead you to the van and off to downtown bangkok for about 40 minutes drive (if no traffic). these small tour vans can accomadate up to 15 guests and are also used as tour vans for small group tours around the bangkok and nearby areas. The vans will also drive to to the airport for your departure and hence giving a tip to the driver is a must. (100 baht per person will be enough).

    the van inside to bangkok airport drop off service too stuck in bangkok traffic
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    City/Airport Bus

    by explore_discover Updated Oct 21, 2011

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    Update October 2011

    # 556 do not operate from the Airport any more, you have to take the Airport Train (City Link) to Makasan Station and then catch the 556 right infront of exit if you want to go to Petchaburi Road, Pratunam, Khaosan Road, Grand Palace, and Sai Tai Mai (for taking bus to South) 16 Bhat to Khaosan Road around 22 Bhat for Southern Bus Termonal its a loop bus which can take you back as well.

    Take Free Shuttle from Exit # 5 of Arrival Hall to the Transportation Center which is around 10 minutes.

    ****No. 549 Suvarnabhumi Airport – Minburi (24 hours)
    Lardkrabang Pol. Station – Romklaw Rd. – Kasembundit Uni – Minburi*** NO MORE IN SERVICE

    No. 550 Suvarnabhumi Airport – Happy Land (05.00 – 24.00 hours)
    On-nutch – Khet Prawes – On-nutch Intersection – Bangkapi Intersection – Happy Land

    No. 554 Suvarnabhumi Airport – Rangsit (04.00 – 22.00 hours)
    Ramintra Rd. – Kaksi – Sapanmai – Entrance of Lamlukka – Krungthep Gate (Sapanmai)

    No. 555 Suvarnabhumi Airport – Rangsit (03.30 – 22.00 hours)
    Rama 9 Expressway – Dindaeng – Toll Way – Jaelenk New Market – Donmuang – Future Ransit

    No. 559 Suvarnabhumi Airport –Rangsit (06.00 – 22.00 hours)

    *** In case the Bus is full of passenger, there will be no pick up at the passenger platform on the 1st Floor

    Same Number Airconditioned Vans also service to same destinations for the fare 25-70 Bhat

    Direct Van to Khaosan Road around 100 Bhat

    Revised Airport Bus Routes Airport Shuttle Bus at Transport Center 556 at Phetchaburi Road on the way to Khaosan 556 at the Makasan Airport Link Station 554 to/from Don Muang Airport
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    Airport Express Bus

    by explore_discover Updated Aug 1, 2011

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    Airport Express Bus terminates its operation from June 1st, 2011

    From/To Aiport

    AE1 Suvarnabhumi-Silom (by expressway)

    Bus Stop Hotel, Inn, Condominium
    1. Petchaburi soi 30 (under flyover) Pratunam
    2. Wolrd trade / Central Wolrd Plaza Arnoma Hotel, Isetan
    3. BTS, Rachdamri Station
    4. Lumpini Park
    5. Saladaeng (on Rama 4 Road) Surawong Road Pan Pacific Hotel, Robinson Silom
    6. Montien Hotel Thaniya, Patpong
    7. Tawana Ramada Hotel
    8. Plaza Hotel
    9. Surawong Soi Kamjai Iamsuri Manohra Hotel
    10. Charoen Krung soi 47/1, Silom Road Song Samai, New Trocadero Hotel
    11. Lertsin Hospital State Tower
    12. Central Silom Holiday Inn
    13. Silom Soi 26 Silom Village, Indian Temple
    14. Narai Hotel (Silom Soi 18) 222 Hotel, Tower Inn
    15. Sofitel Hotel (Silom Soi 12) Sofitel Silom /Niagala Hotel
    16. Silom Soi 6 (Bangkok Bank) Trinity Complex, Soi Lalaisup
    17. BTS, Saladang Station Thaniya, Patpong, CP Tower

    AE2 Suvarnabhumi-Khao San Road (by expressway)

    Bus Stop Hotel, Inn, Condominium
    1. Petchaburi soi 30 (under flyover) Pratunam
    2. Platinum Fashion Mall Amari Water Gate, Pantip Plaza
    3. Petchaburi Soi 20 First Hotel, Rajthevee Tower
    4. Petchaburi Soi 10 Asia Hotel, Samran Place
    5. Urupong
    6. Sapan Kao
    7.Thai Airways (Lan luang) Royal Princess Hotel
    8. Wat Rachnatda (Temple)
    9. Democracy Monument
    10. Royal/Ratanakosin Hotel
    11. National Theater Sawasdi Hotel
    12. Pra A-Thit Rd.
    13. Phra-sumen
    14. Khaosan Rd. Swasdee Khaosan Inn

    AE3 Suvarnabhumi-Sukhumvit - Wireless Road

    Bus Stop Hotel, Inn, Condominium
    1. Sukhumvit Soi 52-50 BTS, On Nut Station, Lotus
    2. Prakanong Market Klongton (Sukhumvit 81)
    3. Eastern Bus Terminal Ekamai (Sukhumvit 63)
    4. Sukhumvit Soi 38 BTS, Thonglor Station
    5. Sukhumvit Soi 34 Rex Hotel
    6. Sukhumvit Soi 24 Emporium, BTS Prom-Phong
    7. Sukhumvit Soi 20 Novotel Hotel, Sukhumvit
    8. Sukhumvit Soi 18 Westin Hotel, Robinson
    9. Sukhumvit Soi 10 (Bangkok Bank) Manhattan Hotel, Ambassador Hotel
    10. Sukhumvit Soi 6 Amari Boulevard, Landmark, Bel-aire
    11. Sukhumvit Soi 2 JW Marriot Hotel, Majestic Grande
    12. Central Silom, Rachdamri Road
    13. World Trade/Central World Plaza Arnoma Hotel, Isetan, Zen
    14. Phetchaburi Soi 25 Pratunam Center, Metropolis
    15. Phetchaburi Soi 35 Bangkok Palace H., Eastern H.
    16. Soi Nana Zenith H., Grace H.,
    Bumrungrad Hospital

    AE4 Suvarnabhumi-Hua Lamphong (by expressway)

    Bus Stop Hotel, Inn, Condominium
    1. Victory Monument
    2. Soi Rangnam
    3. 99 Hotel BTS, On Nut Station, Lotus
    4. BTS, Phayathai Station Florida Hotel
    5. Live Stock Department
    6. BTS, Rachatewee Station Asia Hotel
    7. Siam Discovery Center Siam Center, Siam Paragon
    8. Maboonkrong (MBK) Pathumwan Princess H.
    9. Chulalongkorn University
    10. Mandarin Hotel
    11. Bangkok Centre Hote
    12. Hua Lumpong Railway Station

    Pick up area at the Arrivals level - 2nd floor (inner curb).
    Drop off area at the Departures level - 4th floor (inner curb)
    One Way Fare 150 Baht
    Tickects are sold at the counter / Frequest departures 30 minutes interval

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    airport bus to pattaya

    by xymmot Updated Apr 20, 2011

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    most any taxi that can fit will get you to Pattaya for 1500bahts or less. I travel alone and negoiate the price to 1000 bahts, but with a family, it is best to get a regular taxi outside...prefer mini-van to Pattaya between 1200 and 1500 bahts.

    If you get there early, you could take the BELL BUS service at 200 bahts each, but they give you door to door service to your hotel. Enclose is the bus travel info from a previous post...your bus is BELL;:::::

    During the day to early evening hours you have a couple bus options.

    One of the options is Bell Travel. They operate a transportation service that takes you by bus from the Suvarnabhumi to the bus terminal on North Pattaya Road. From there they deliver you by van to your hotel. You need to reserve this service ahead of time. Bell travel posts are available using the search function. Bell bus is 200 bahts each person, so it might save you a few dollars.

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    buses are cheap but slow

    by opalsteev Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The airport has a bus to the airport bus station every 10 mins. But after that you need plenty of time to get to your destination. Chatuchak weekend market (Jatuchak) pronounced in thai Jat oo chuk, market is "talard" in thai. Sunday afternoon is early close for many of the stall holders so my advice catch a taxi and get there with plenty of time as it would take many weeks to see it all! when the skytrain operates from the airport next year thayt will be the best and fastest system! Not convinced, catch a bus from the airport to Mochit bus station ( Northern bus station ) the markets are very close

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    Public/City Bus to Downtown Bangkok

    by travelpug Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you travel on tight budget like I did, the public bus option I believe is the cheapest among the other means of transportation between the new airport and Bangkok downtown. It only costs 34baht from Suvanabhumi Airport to downtown Bangkok. It's so cheap!

    From airport terminal, you have to take Airport Shuttle Bus (Bus No.: Ordinary 1, Ordinary 2, Express 1 & Express 2) to the Public Transportation Center. FREE service.

    From Public Transportation Center, you will be able to choose from the following buses that bring to downtown Bangkok:
    1. Route 549 Suvarnabhumi-Minburi
    2. Route 550 Suvarnabhumi-Happy Land
    3. Route 551 Suvarnbhumi-Siam Paragon
    4. Route 552 Suvarnabhumi-Klong Toei
    5. Route 553 Suvarnabhumi-Samut Prakarn
    6. Route 554 Suvarnabhumi - Bangkok International Airport/Don Muang
    7. Route 555 Suvarnabhumi - Rangsit
    8. Route 556 Suvarnbhumi - Southern Bus Terminal
    9. Route 557 Suvarnabhumi - Wongwien Yai
    10. Route 558 Suvarnabhumi - Central Rama 2
    11. Route 559 Suvarnabhumi - Future Park Rangsit

    I took the bus Route 551 to Victory Monument and then took a taxi to my hotel. Or you can go all the way to Siam Paragon and take the Skytrain to where ever you want to go.

    For more details on the routes, please visit the official website of AOT:

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    Airport to City

    by brendan48 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Would have to agree with Dragonc.
    Just came back from BKK 2 weeks ago and went from airport twice while we were there.If your are on your own you could take the express bus from (i think level 1)They have a counter kerb-side and if you know which part of the city you need to go to they will tell you which bus to catch.Cost is 150 Baht per person.You may need to walk or get a METERED taxi to get the last part of your trip from where the bus stops.(this is where travel packs come in handy)
    Also if you want to take a taxi go also to level 1 (departures) as there will be taxis droping people of an they will take you rather than having to go to arrivals and wait in the ranks for a fare.Be carefull of touts haveing a taxi that is just a private car.Check they have ID or a meter.If you are lucky enought to get a taxi to use his meter you will have to pay the tolls.
    If you agree on a price it should be no more than 400 Bht including tolls.
    Have a good trip
    Cheers Brendan

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    Airport bus 150B

    by traceyspacey Updated Mar 10, 2011

    We took the bus from the airport to Banglamphu for 150B each. The bus journey takes 45 minutes and drops you off near Kao San Road. Go to gate 8 at the airport (signposted). Comfortable journey and the bus representative warns travelers about getting taxis (i.e asking for the meter to be on) and tuks tuks in Bangkok.

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    Bus from Airport to Khaosan Road

    by putri_jogja Written Jan 21, 2011

    From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khaosan Road you can take Airport Express Bus. Number AE2.
    Buy the ticket at the counter. It is located at level 1, near from entrance number 8. It costs 150 bath.
    This bus will operate until midnight.

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    Airport Express bus

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 25, 2009

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport operates 4 airport express bus routes to downtown Bangkok. The buses are air-conditioned with ample luggage space. The fare is 150 baht for the entire route. Passengers can get on the bus on the first floor of the terminal. The four routes are as follows:

    AE1 Suvarnabhumi Airport to Silom Road by expressway
    AE2 Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khao San Rd by expressway
    AE3 Suvarnabhumi Airport to CentralWorld via Sukhumvit Rd.
    AE4 Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Lamphong (Bangkok Central Railway Station) via Victory Monument (by expressway).

    More details such as destinations plus useful maps can be found at the counter where the buses depart from.

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    Cheap Way To Get to Airport

    by mahadragon Updated Jan 14, 2009

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    If you goto Skytrain BTS On Nut, stand at the bus stop 552 on the opposite side of the street of the Tesco Lotus store. It usually picks me up around 40 minutes past the hour. It's a small white mini-van, not really a bus. It will only hold about 8 people max without luggage. It's popular with locals, I didn't see a single (American or European) tourist the two times I used it. It only cost 25 baht as of two days ago. Add to the cost to get to On Nut which can't be more than 40 baht and you're looking at $1.91 US, very reasonable. Total time takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. I got on the BTS at Nana around 2:20, arrived at On Nut around 2:35 and waited for about 5 minutes. From there it takes about an hour for the mini-van to get to the airport depending on how many stops it makes. Arrived at the airport maybe 3:30 or 3:40pm. I had plenty of time for my 5:40pm flight.

    You have to really watch for the mini-van as it comes along. It has a small white sign in the lower right part of the window that says 552 Suvarnabhumi Airport or something like that. If you don't flag him down he could drive right past you.

    Look for this sign, 552 This is what the whole sign looks like This is the Lotus Tesco store across the street
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    by ancient_traveler Updated Jun 21, 2008

    Airport Express provides air-conditioned bus service between Suvarnabhumi Airport and first-class Bangkok hotels.
    Airport Express operates 4 bus routes to downtown. The cost is 150 baht for entire route. Airport Express service operates from 5:00 am to midnight.

    Contact Airport Express Counter Level 1, near Entrance 8.

    inside airport bus ticket counter 01 (inside) ticket counter 02 (outside)
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    Use the airport bus

    by MrBill808 Written Mar 23, 2008

    I agree to skip all the madness and head down to the lower level and catch the bus. No games to be played and its 150bt. They have maps so you can make sure they can drop you off where youre going and also theres a Family Mart down there so you can grab something to drink while you wait for your bus.

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    Airport Bus

    by nattybabe Written Jun 20, 2007

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    I got to the airport and found that the AE4 bus is no longer running. This would have been perfect as it stopped at my hotel. The next closest bus would have been a 3km walk with all my bags. No thanks!

    I arrived in late May 2007. I'm not sure if the cancellation is permanent or not, but just in case check out other options if you need this bus.

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