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Transport to and from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Transport between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Bangkok

airport-rail-link-bangkok.jpg Bangkok's Suvrnabhumi Airport, if it's the best known, is also the newest one. Opened in 2006, it supplanted Don Muang Airport on most international flights to Thailand and hosts domestic flights operated by Thai Airways, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and VietJetAir. Connected to central Bangkok by a dedicated subway line called Airport Rail Link very convenient to avoid traffic jams, several bus services to downtown or to some provinces (see below) and obviously taxis, it offers travelers all these options to get there or leave but let me detail them.

Airport Rail Link (ARL)

This dedicated subway line between Suvarnabhumi and Bangkok downtown has greatly facilitated the lives of travelers, it is quick and air-conditioned and connects the city and the airport in a little more than half an hour. ARL is also connected to the other two Bangkok metros that are the BTS skytrain and MRT underground subway and even makes it easy to catch the shuttle boats on klong Saen Saep.

arrow_circle_right Detailed information, map, prices and schedules available on the Airport Rail Link de Bangkok

Free shuttle bus Suvarnabhumi - Don Muang

Travelers in transit with an air ticket confirmation from Don Muang, Bangkok's other airport, can board the free white buses that run between the two airports.

Count 1h30 roughly to get to Don Muang Airport.

arrow_circle_right Information and timetables on the page about the free shuttle between Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang

Bus S1 between Khao San and Suvarnabhumi

This bus line connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khao San Road area and has its terminus at Sanam Luang, the large esplanade in front of of Bangkok's Grand Palace.

Convenient, he service has a very fluctuating travel time as it depends on the traffic. The journey can last from 50 minutes to more than 1h30.

arrow_circle_right Detailed information, timetables and fares on the page about bus S1 Suvarnabhumi - Khao San

Airport Limo Buses

More expensive and more comfortable, these buses announce to be faster. They also serve Khao San Road but also go to Silom, Ratchadamri, Ploenchit and Pratunam BTS metro stations.

arrow_circle_right Detailed information, timetables and fares on the page about page des Airport Limo Bus

Bangkok taxis

At Suvarnabhumi airport, there are taxi stands on the 1st floor with a line for normal taxis and a line for long taxis that can accommodate more passengers (I will say no more than 5 if you have large luggages). You order your taxi by getting a ticket at the machine that will tell you where to go to find the car waiting for you. Just knoq that an aiprot tax of 50 THB and the tolls of the highway if you choose to use it, which I strongly advise you not to spend too much time in the traffic jams, will be added to the price indicated by the taxi-meter. normally, these taxis automatically put the meter but if they don't, insist. A taxi ride between Suvarnabhumi and Bangkok city center with tax and toll tickets costs around 400-500 THB.

Note that since the end of March 2024, there has been a Grab service center at Suvarnabhumi Airport. It provides passengers and Grab application users with information, assistance, and a pick-up point. Located on the first floor of the passenger terminal, at Gate 4, the center is open 24 hours a day. Passengers can use the Grab application to book a Grab taxi, Grab car, or Just Grab. They can then proceed to the designated pick-up point to get in their ordered vehicle.

arrow_circle_right More information here on Bangkok taxis

Long Distance Transport from Suvarnabhumi

If once you have landed at Suvarnabhumi airport, you want to go directly to Isaan (North-Eastern Thailand) or to some destinations further in the South, there are several buses available or private transport with drivers, including minivans if you are traveling in a group or family. The taxi is also an option.

Long Distance buses

There is still on the 1st floor of the airport, just before the Food Court, counters selling tickets for direct buses to Pattaya, Hua Hin or vans direction Koh Chang and some northern cities East of Thailand (Isan) It can also be convenient if the timetable fits your landig time. Count at least 2h30 between your landing time and the bus departure time if you book your bus ticket in advance. Buses to Pattaya and Hua Hin are very frequent.

Available routes are (click on it to see schedules and tariffs and book your tickets):

Private minivans with driver

Another solution to go to your next destination directly from SUvarnabhumi Airport are private minivans with drivers who can take you directly to another province. There are several companies offering thsi service but you have to book in advance.

The most popular routes are (click on them if you want to book through my partner):

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