Airport Bus, Bangkok

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    Khao San Road - Bangkok International Airport

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 25, 2007

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    (last date took the mini-van - July 18, 2006)

    Mini-van - ThB 70.00

    fare becomes expensive due to the construction of new airport and far distance of it.

    (date took the mini-bus/van - Jan. 10, 2005)

    Most of the travel agencies in Khao San Road offer this services as low as THB 50. Some charges @ THB 60

    Look for the schedule written in the board and pay THB 50 - THB 60. Reservation is needed!

    Usually, it will take 1 hour before you can reach the airport. Taking this tourist bus/van is still convenient and cheaper!

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    Airport Shuttle Bus

    by imstress Written Feb 20, 2005

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    Airport Shuttle Bus

    If you are travelling alone, you may wish to consider taking this Airport Shuttle to town for 100THB.

    Route A1 runs along to the west end of Thanon Silom, via Pratunam and Thanon Rajdamri;

    Route A2 goes to Sanam Luang, via Victory Monument, Democracy Monument, Thanon Tanao (for Thanon Khao San), Thanon Phra Sumen and Thanon Phra Athit (Banglamphu);

    Route A3 runs along Thanon Sukhumvit to Soi Thonglor via the Eastern Bus Terminal.

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    City/Airport Bus

    by explore_discover Updated Oct 21, 2011

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    Revised Airport Bus Routes
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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

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    Airport Bus

    by SirRichard Updated Oct 21, 2003

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    Inside the bus

    From tha airport you can take a bus to get to the centre. There are mainly 3:
    - A1 to West End (Thanon Silom)
    - A2 to Khao San Road.
    - A3 goes to Sukhumvit area.
    As you clear customs, look for the Airport Bus signs, buy the ticket (100B) at the stall and get on the (mini)bus. It will take 60-90 minutes, depending on traffic jams.

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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 Buses - AB numbers

    by Bangkokjoe Updated Jun 5, 2005

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    Aircon buses from or to the airport are an okay way to go if your destination is on a main hotel / tourist drag, if you are not in a rush and if you do not have too many bags (more than two that is, one in a hand, one on a shoulder).

    The buses usually wait near the meter taxi ranks at both international and the domestic terminals. If one is not there ask a local and they will try and help you if they speak your language. Really, they are very helpful.

    Running times are 04.30 to 00.30, at approximately 15 to 30 minute intervals.

    AB-1: Airport-Silom Road
    From airport, Don Muang Tollway exit Din Daeng Road, pass Century Park Hotel, Pratunam, Ratchadamri Road, Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, Lumphini Park, Silom Road, Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Charoen Krung Road, and stop at Silom Road, opposite Lerdsin Hospital.

    AB-2: Airport-Sanam Luang
    From airport, Don Muang Tollway exit Din Daeng Road, pass Ratchawithi Road, Victory Monument, Phyathai Road, Phetchaburi Road, Lan Luang Road, Princess Hotel, Tanao Road, Phra Sumen Road, Chakraphong Road, Bang Lamphu (Khao San Road), around Democracy Monument, Royal Hotel and stop at Sanam Luang.

    AB-3 Airport-Thonglor
    From airport, Don Muang Tollway, Din Daeng Expressway, exit Sukhumvit Road, pass Nana, Ambassador Hotel, Grand Pacific Hotel, Asoke intersection, Eastern Region Bus Terminal (Ekamai), New Phetchaburi Road, Thonglor Road and stop at Thonglor Police Station. (been in here a few times I can tell you – lovely chaps the lot of them)

    AB-4 : Airport-Hua Lamphong
    From airport, take Don Muang Tollway, Din Daeng expressway, exit Ploenchit Road, pass Siam Centre, Siam Square, Phyathai Road, Mah Boon Krong, Rama IV Road, Mandarin Hotel, Bangkok Centre Hotel, Wong Wian 22 Circle, and stop at Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station.

    Regular Buses (regular bone shaking rattling buckets of rusty iron more like) are 29, 59, 95. To say non air con buses can be uncomfortable and crowded is an understatement.

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    Bangkok International Airport - Khao San Road -BIA

    by shintarojon Updated May 18, 2006

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    Airport bus

    Airport Bus - Station # 12

    Bangkok International Airport to Khao San Road & vice-versa

    Fare - 100 Baht

    Service hours: 5:30 am - 24.30 am (airport)

    A1 : Airport to Silom road
    A2 : Airport to Kao-sarn road
    A3 : Airport to Sukhumvit road
    A4 : Airport to Rama 4 road (Hualumpong raiway station)

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    Cheap Way To Get to Airport

    by mahadragon Updated Jan 14, 2009

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    Look for this sign, 552
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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.

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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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    Bus -- Airport to Sukumvit

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Dec 12, 2008

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    Bus ticket -- airport to Sukumvit

    The airport bus is the cheapest way to get from Bangkok airport to the city, but it can also be very time consuming and frustrating. The bus from the airport to Sukumvit is only 100 Baht (US$2.50), but you can end up waiting as long as 30 minutes for a bus to arrive, 10 minutes to board and get the passengers' destinations, and the ride can take 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on traffic. The bus I got on had a leaky window and I sat right in a soaking wet seat since it happened to be raining that day. My ass was soaked for hours.

    Take a taxi for only 250 to 300 Baht ($7.50) and avoid all the trouble! This is especially true if you are traveling with other tourists as you can split the fare.

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    Bus # 516 Airport Bus Terminal to Khaosan Road

    by shintarojon Written Apr 20, 2007

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    (last date took the bus - April 20, 2007)

    Bus # 516

    From Subarnabhumi Airport, take free shuttle bus up to Airport Bus Terminal.
    From Airport Bus Terminal, take Bus # 516.
    Bus# 516 will go to Khaosan Road.

    Bus fare: THB 34

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    Bus to Bangkok City Center

    by PS_Lee81 Written Sep 19, 2006

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    Bus stand outside the airport

    i think the cheapest way for you to get to the city center is using the airport bus. There were a lot of airport buses just outside the Bangkok Airport. We took one of the bus (can't remember the bus no.) to Sukhumvit area for THB100 per person (as at July'06).
    The journey took about 45min, and if i'm not mistaken, there will be an interval of 30min for every bus trip. So maybe you wanna spend your time there gathering additional information about Bangkok while waiting. :)

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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 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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    Not as good as before !!!!

    by 1W1V Updated Jan 15, 2007

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    bus ticket booth in Suvarnabumih

    Since the opening of the new BIA, the bus service to town has changed too !!!
    Now, the shuttle costs 150 Baths and is not as frequent as before (one per hour).
    In one word, it is bad !!!
    Just advice you to catch a taxi to your destination.

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