Airport shuttle buses in Bangkok

First of all; Bangkok has 2 different airports. Suvarnabhumi, the new modern airport for mainly intercontinental flights and Don Muang, the old airport mainly for domestic budget flights. A common mistake by travellers is to order a taxi and just say “airport”. The result is that many people end up on the wrong airport. Same counts for bus station. Bangkok doesn’t have a main bus station but around 4 different major bus stations.

Suvarnabhumi airport – Don Muang airport
If you end up on the wrong airport or you need a connecting flight from another airport there is a free of charge shuttle-bus between Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang. The shuttle bus journey time – dependent on Bangkok’s frequent traffic jams – is about one hour. The distance by road is around 45km.

Shuttle bus Suvarnabhumi - Don Mueang

Departure Don Mueang Airport: Gate 5, first floor of Terminal 1 and Gate 14, first floor of Terminal 2
Departure Suvarnabhumi Airport: Gate 3, second floor of Passenger Terminal.
Drives between:: 5am until midnight
Departs: every 30 minutes, every 12 minutes during rush hours of 8am-11am and 4pm-7pm
Cost: free of charge, flight booking evidence required

S1 Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) – Khao San Road – Sanam Luang
Khao San road and some neighbouring streets such as Soi Rambutri are the first destination of many backpackers. In the area are several stops. The complete route can be found at www.transitbangkok.com A convenient stop for many travellers is Wat (temple) Chana Songkhram on Chakrabongse Road.

Departure: Gate 7 on the first floor.
Stops at: Wat (temple) Chana Songkhram, Democracy Monument and others.
Drives between: 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Departs: every 30 minutes
Cost: 60 baht

A1 Don Mueang Airport (DMK) – BTS Mo Chit – Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit Terminal)
Mo Chit bus terminal is the bus station for buses going to the north and east of the country. Other parts of Thailand can be reached from other bus stations such as Ekamai and Sai Tai Taling Chan.
Departure: Gate 6 at Terminal 1 on the first floor and Gate 12 at Terminal 2 on the first floor.
Stops at: BTS Mo Chit, Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit Terminal) Complete route: www.transitbangkok.com
Drives between: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Departs: every 12 minutes
Cost: 30 baht

A2 Don Mueang Airport (DMK) – Victory Monument
Victory monument is a major transport hub in bangkok. Here you can find a skytrain station and many mini vans from across the country will have their last stop here.

Departure: Gate 6 at Terminal 1 on the first floor and Gate 12 at Terminal 2 on the first floor.
Stops at: Bus Stop towards Phahonyothin Road, stops at BTS Saphan Khwai, BTS Ari and BTS Sanam Pao. Complete route: www.transitbangkok.com
Drives between: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Departs: every 30 minutes
Cost: 30 baht

A3 Don Mueang Airport (DMK) – Pratunam – Lumphini Park
Lumpini park is one of the most famous parks in Bangkok. It is close to Silom neighbourhood.
Departure: Gate 6 at Terminal 1 on the first floor and Gate 12 at Terminal 2 on the first floor.
Stops at: Opposite Soi Rangnam, at Big C Ratchadamri, BTS Ratchadamri and Lumphini Park. Complete route: www.transitbangkok.com

Drives between: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Departs: every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., every hour between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Cost: 50 baht

A4 Don Mueang Airport (DMK) – Khao San Road – Sanam Luang
Khao San Road is a mecca for backpackers. Sanam Luang is a large green field close to the famous Royal Palace.
Departure: Gate 6 at Terminal 1 on the first floor and Gate 12 at Terminal 2 on the first floor.
Stops at: Wat Ratchanatdaram, Wat Bowonniwet, Khao San Road on the side of Wat Chana Songkhram, Sanam Luang Complete route: www.transitbangkok.com

Drives between: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Departs: every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., every hour between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Cost: 50 baht

 

 

Luxury alternative: Limo Bus
This option is with 150 bath flat fare more expensive but you have free Wi-Fi onboard.
More info: www.limobus.co.th

Limobus Bangkok airport