Bangkok Airport Transfers
Whether you fly into Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Mueang Airport, there are plenty of airport transfer options to get you to your Bangkok hotel or other city destination. Choose from public transportation, airport buses, limo services, taxis and more.
On this page, you will find essential information about the many onward travel services from the city’s two international airports.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport
The airport transfer options available to you are:
A range of luxury chauffeur-driven cars are available at the airport 24 hours a day. Among the models you can select are Mercedes-Benz Blue TEC HYBRID and BMW Series 7. Find the Airport Limousine Service Counter on the second floor at the Arrival Hall and Baggage Claim exits.
Bangkok Airport Link
This train service whisks passengers into Playa Thai Station in downtown Bangkok in just thirty minutes, stopping at six other stations along the route, including Makkasan Station and Hua Maak Station. The daily service runs from 6:00 am until midnight. There are no other train services available at the airport.
Enjoy the convenience of getting to your Bangkok destination under your own steam by renting a car. You will find a number of leading companies operating at the airport, including Avis, Sixt Rent a Car and Hertz.
The cheapest way to get into Bangkok is by taking the bus. A number of routes operate from the airport, starting their journeys at the Public Transport Centre. Some of the buses run for 24 hours, others from early morning until late evening or midnight. If time is of the essence, buses are best avoided because they make several stops en route.
The bus routes are:
549: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Manure
550: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Happy Land
551: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Victory Monument
552: Suvarnabhumi Airport to On Nuch
552a: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Samutprakarn
554: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rangsit
555: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rangsit (this route takes in the Rama 9 expressway and Don Mueang Airport)
559: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rangsit (Expressway)
Also operating from the Public Transport Centre are public vans, a shared ride service that provides passengers with a slightly more comfortable journey than the buses.
Metered taxis are a handy way to get you into the city. There is a taxi rank on the first floor of the Passenger Terminal. Once you are at the counter, tell the dispatcher your destination who will then inform the driver. You will be given a ticket which has the driver’s operating number and information in English and Thai about how the fare is calculated. Note that there is a 50 baht airport surcharge on the fare. In Bangkok, taxi fares are regulated by the Department of Land Transport.
Beware of the unlicensed cabs who operate elsewhere in the airport, some of whom descend on passengers once they’ve cleared customs. They will charge you vastly inflated prices. Avoid them and just follow signs that read ”Public Taxi’.
Transfer Bus between Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang Airport
This is a very convenient bus service if you need to travel from one airport to the other. It operates every day from 5:00 am until midnight. At Suvarnabhumi, catch the bus at the Passenger Terminal second floor, Gate 3. Buses coming from Don Mueang Airport drop passengers off at the Passenger Terminal 4th floor, gate 5. The service is free.
Don Mueang Airport
The Bangkok airport transfer options available from this airport are:
Pick up your taxi from the taxi stand, which you will find in front of the Arrival Halls of the International and Domestic Passenger Terminals. The fare includes a 50 baht airport surcharge. There is an additional charge if you take the tollway. Passengers are required to pay this fee.
Transfer to your Bangkok destination in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. Passengers have a choice of a handful of bus lines, which take in some of the city’s major locations, such as Victory Monument and the Grand Place. Board your bus from stops that are located in front of the arrivals area.
Trains depart from a small station that’s about 500 metres from the airport, which is sometimes referred to as Don Mueang Railway Station. Trains are every hour and travel to Hua Lamphong Railway Station. This is also known as Bangkok Railway Station and is the Thai capital’s main railway hub. The journey time is approximately one hour. While this is a cheap and convenient way to get into Bangkok, it can also be uncomfortable as the trains are often crowded owing to their relative infrequency.
Airport LimoBus Express is a fast and comfortable way to travel into Bangkok. Each vehicle can carry 33 passengers who can take advantage of free on-board Wi-Fi. There are two routes, which connect to tourist destinations and to the skytrain (BTS) and the Metro Train (MRT). The routes are:
Don Mueang Airport to Lumpini Park
Don Mueang Airport to Khaosan Road
Catch your LimoBus from gates number 6-8, Terminal 1 or gate number 14, Terminal 2. The fare is 150 baht.
Shuttle bus between Don Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport
This free service operates every day from 5:00 am to midnight.
Airport Transfers with Uber and Other Apps
You can also arrange your Bangkok airport transfer through Uber, a safe and convenient taxi ride service. Whenever you need a ride, open up the app on your phone or Android device, set the pickup location, choose your ride and you will be picked up in minutes. The app provides you with a picture of the driver and details of the vehicle, and you can follow their arrival on the map.
There’s no need to pay cash for the service because the fare will debited from the card or PayPal account you have registered with Uber. The service is available 24/7.
Alternatively, you can use any of the other apps to get a taxi in Bangkok. They include:
- All Thai Taxi Service
- Grab Taxi
- Easy Taxi
- Smart Taxi