The following references are guides, traveler’s experiences, and suggestions and tips concerning Bangkok’s public transportation system, with a focus of getting from either of the two airports into the city itself.
I included some fairly older references whenever I thought that the account contained enough of value to still be worth thinking about. Just ignore things like actual fare quotes if the information is especially dated.
What impressed me in putting this compilation together was the diversity of opinion on what was preferential to use — taxis, or else rail or busing.
Most trips within the main city area will be an average fare of around 50 – 60 THB. The most expensive trip, probably being to Suvanabhumi airport, will be around 350 to 400 THB if travelling from the centre of Bangkok, during …
Publish Date: 06/26/2014 20:23
To compare time, cost and convenience, I rode out to the airport on the new Airport Rail Link train, then traveled back into the city using a taxi, hauling a big suitcase the whole way. I chose Bangkok’s Hualumphong Railway …
Publish Date: 08/22/2010 19:45
bangkok-travel-tips-guide. BANGKOK, Thailand – Are you looking for tips on things to do in Bangkok? I absolutely love this city and there is so much to do in Thailand’s capital city. Here are my insider tips on the best things to do in Bangkok, including advice on where to stay, where to eat, drink, shop and dance the night away. What to Know; Where to …. When taking a taxi from the airport, insist that the driver uses a meter and not charge a flat rate. The flat rate will be …
Publish Date: 07/01/2014 11:44
Arriving bleary eyed at Bangkok airport or in the midst of mayhem in Rome can plunge travellers into a quick fire panic and send you seeking out the nearest exit from the revolving luggage. … Catching a taxi from the airport means that you have paid top dollar for your journey, a small piece of convenience has cost you three meals, a fabulous souvenir or the emergency money you have been stashing in your underpants and honestly … Top 5 cities to visit in Thailand.
Publish Date: 07/04/2014 6:18
In politics, the NCPO sets out its intentions to eliminate corruption within the transport sector and put in place electronic ticketing machines at Suvarnabhumi International airport to avoid taxi fare hikes. Further efforts to regulate migrant workers are also promised, with new registration offices to … The move intends to prevent the practice of giving bribes to secure a spot in the city. (Bangkok Post). In an attempt to counter international condemnation towards the military …
Publish Date: 07/09/2014 22:07
Even in cities like Tel Aviv or Barcelona with an agent at the curb putting us in a taxi, it seems the drivers pretend they don’t understand English and the fee they want at the end is higher than the agent quoted. I usually prefer a train to avoid traffic
Publish Date: 06/26/2014 4:54
It was my first time in Thailand and after arriving in Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok) International Airport I was all set to go to Silom in Bangkok City Center. There are a number of ways to get to Bangkok City Center but … The taxi fare is around 250-400 baht to points in Bangkok City Center like Silom or Khao San Rd. Travel time is around 45 minutes depending on traffic, which can get notorious in Bangkok during rush hour. If you’re in a hurry, tell the driver to use the skyway.
Publish Date: 08/05/2010 21:52
Be prepared that an extra 50 Baht “Airport Handling-Fee” is added on top of your fare. If you want to use the “Pay-Highway” (which is usually recommended), this fee is also put on top of the Taxi–Fare. For my own taste I prefer …
Publish Date: 05/18/2013 1:49
… the hub for many low cost airlines. There are various ways to reach the city of Bangkok and the. … Even as Don Muang is now the secondary airport in Bangkok, there is still plenty of traffic coming in and out especially with the relocation of the low cost airlines to this hub. There is much discussion and … The most practical and efficient way to get to town is to either take a taxi or a bus from Don Muang airport to the closest BTS/Metro stop, which is Mo Chit. When taking the taxi from the …
Publish Date: 01/29/2013 13:41
There are myriad of transportation options from the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport (BKK) to the city center. … This is where the taxis drop their customers at the airport. … Their fares are about triple to the metered taxis. 4.
Publish Date: 12/05/2011 7:41
… in general. If you’re a tourist taking a tuk- tuk in any major Thai city, you’re most definitely being charge 2-3X the normal rate, even if you haggled beforehand. …. Definitely got the “it’s closed” line in Bangkok, and agree with tuk tuks – we never actually used them throughout most of Asia because they always wanted so much. Plus, it didn’t kill me to … due…please. Before you walk out of the airport, hail a foreign taxi or come port side, please get your wits about you.
Publish Date: 07/08/2014 2:18
The taxi fare from Don Muang Airport to inner city of Bangkok will cost you in the range of 150THB to 250THB, also take note that there will be airport surcharge of 50THB for transfer from airport to Bangkok city area and any toll fee is to be paid …
Publish Date: 10/01/2013 19:43
Exchange small money to pay your taxi fare; Just outside the airport follow the signs for public taxi stand for standard taxis, head one floor down “use escalator”. Walk in to assign taxi on public taxi stand, an attendant will give …
Publish Date: 05/15/2012 8:40
Advice and information about the Bangkok airport train link between the international airport at Suvarnabhumi and central Bangkok. … Bangkok Airport City Line Train (Stopping Service). In addition to the express link, there will also be another train running between Phaya Thai … Getting a taxi from Bangkok airport doesn’t cost much more at approximately 300 to 400 Baht into central Bangkok (including express toll-way fees). Couples, Small Groups and Families:
Publish Date: 08/19/2010 12:38
Ever since it was completed, Bangkok’s City Line Airport Rail Link to Suvarnabhumi Airport has never been popular as it’s no more convenient to take a taxi to the City Line Airport Rail Link with your luggage and then take the …
Publish Date: 09/29/2012 10:42
If you want to save a little more money and you have a bit more time then take the City Line to Bangkok airport. Trains run every 15 minutes, there are six stops and it takes 35 minutes to get to the airport. Tickets for this train are 45Baht. Bangkok Taxis. bangkok traffic. Unless it is very early in the morning or late at night, I wouldn’t even consider getting a taxi to the airport in Bangkok. A metered taxi to the airport will cost from 200- 400 Baht depending on traffic.
Publish Date: 07/02/2012 6:34
There are money changers at the airport but I suggest you change only the right amount for some food and taxi fare to your hotel because they give better rates in Bangkok city proper, and I’m sure you’ll be able to see a lot of …
Publish Date: 03/14/2012 10:27
Public Taxi? Car Rental? Public Bus? OMG! The fastest and easiest way to go to the city from Bangkok Airport is to take Taxi. DO NOT TAKE TAXI AT THE ARRIVAL HALL because you have to pay an airport surcharge of 50 baht that is not shown on the meter. Take those at the departure hall. Outside the building on the 5th floor … Bangkok Airport Taxi Cost: 250 to 400 baht in total depending on distance. I paid 197 baht for it – from Suvarnabhumi Airport to On Nut BTS …
Publish Date: 03/20/2013 0:00
New research from travel money specialist, Moneycorp, looks at the cost of a taxi ride – not booked in advance – from some of the major international airports in Europe and the rest of the world, to the city centre. Moneycorp looked at the most popular destinations for British … This is closely followed by Thailand’s Suvernabhumi airport to Bangkok central, where a 30km taxi ride costs just £5.63 or £0.19 per km. Istanbul is cheap to reach by taxi. The next three cheapest …
Publish Date: 04/23/2013 22:33
For a backpacker taking the shuttle bus to the airport bus station and from there taking the cheap city bus into the city for 35 baht is very reasonable – but it may take 2 hours! From the airport you can also take a very reasonably priced Airport Express bus for 150 baht, but if there are at least two of you in your party the price for a meter taxi ride is not much more and it is door to door. Public taxi desk for the “meter taxi” is on the first floor now as of October 1.
Publish Date: 12/01/2009 12:32
The airport is approximately 19 miles from the city centre, so you should prepare yourself for a long journey to get into your hotel, whether you book a Bangkok airport taxi or take public transit. Here are some great tips that will help you make it from the Bangkok … If you do choose to book a taxi at Bangkok at the airport, make sure the driver agrees to charge you with the meter rather than a fixed price. If they refuse to do this they are trying to get away with charging you …
Publish Date: 11/08/2012 7:10
Bangkok Airport Express Train Luggage Racks. The ride into Bangkok is super smooth and super fast. What would normally take at least 30 minutes by taxi takes just 15 on the train. Once at Makkasan, passengers can transfer to the City line …
Publish Date: 09/21/2010 20:17
MH789 leaves BKK at a reasonable 14.15 hours, and having seen first hand some horrendous traffic and taxi-rip offs, we decided to take no chances and get the Bangkok Sky Train to the airport. Accessing … You’ll need a taxi there – getting one from your hotel offers a little bit more security, even though the driver will still probably try to offer a fixed price fare. As we were … The reason is probably very simple: the station is located quite a long way from the city centre.
Publish Date: 05/27/2014 6:14
If this is your first time visiting Thailand or you have just forgot how to get from one of the two airports (Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang) to Bangkok’s city center then this post is going to help you out there. Note: I have made a similar post on how to get from Bangkok’s airports … A metered taxi to downtown will cost around 200 baht – again depending where you are heading to and the traffic situation. You can also take bus no. 29 from Don Muang airport which takes you …
Publish Date: 04/20/2013 12:32
Pre Opening – Phya Thai to Suvarnabhumi Rail Link
stekmer Uploaded on 6 Jun 2010
This video was taken in early May 2010, prior to the opening in early June 2010.
I read that there had been a few trial runs along the track that goes from Phya Thai BTS station to the City Air Terminal at Makkasan in central Bangkok and then onto Suvarnabhumi Airport.
It looked as though there were plans to link Phya Thai BTS station with a cross over walkway to the Rail Link Terminal.
The new facility contrasts starkly with the ground level Phya Thai train line and station. At the time of my visit the new Rail Link Station was totally deserted, except for a few disinterested Security Guards.
The political difficulties that plagued Bangkok from February through May had delayed the planned opening.
I will definitely try the new transport option on my next visit. I usually stay around Chong Nosi and a taxi to Suvarnabhumi Airport only costs 330 Baht (including Highway) so for 150 baht per person (plus BTS fare to Phaya Thai) it will be more expensive for 2 people than a taxi. Good to have another option though.
Has anyone used the Phya Thai to Suvarnabhumi Rail Link yet??
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