Metered taxis are available from the airport, the taxi stand is on the ground floor outside of the gate. Passengers will need to pay an additional 50 Baht (airport charge) on top of the meter and toll fee. Total taxi fee and toll fee from the airport to the city center should be around 300-350 Baht depending on traffic conditions.
The Airport Rail Link is another alternative form of public transport from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to the city center. The ARL connects with the BTS at Phaya Thai Station and with the MRT at Makassan Station.
BTS Skytrain – The BTS skytrain runs from 06:00-midnight and the fare is based on distance travelled. Normal tickets are valid for 90 minutes and can be bought from any BTS Station Ticket Office. There are various tickets and passes that can be purchased which give discounts on the normal fare. BTS interchanges with ARL at Phaya Thai Station.
For more information on the routes and maps, please visit the BTS Website.
The MRT underground runs from 06:00-midnight, serving the centre of Bangkok. The fare is based on distance travelled. Trains run every five minutes during peak hours and every seven minutes the rest of the time. MRT interchanges with the BTS at Sukhumvit Station and Silom Station.
For more information on the routes and maps, please visit the MRT Website.
The Airport Rail Link connects Suvarnabhumi Airport with downtown Bangkok. The ARL connects with the BTS at Phaya Thai Station, while the ARL Makassan Station is just walking distance from the MRT. Approximate travelling time from the airport to the center of the town, Phaya Thai Station, is 30 minutes. The train runs every 15 minutes. The train service runs from 06.00 to midnight.
For more information on the timetable, routes and maps, please visit the SRTET Website.
Metered taxis are easy to find in Bangkok. The base fare of the meter is 35 THB. From there, every additional km incurs an extra charge.
The open-air three wheeler or Tuk-Tuk is popular amongst foreigners for short trips around the city, although they are most of the time more expensive than taxis. Expect to pay 40 THB and upwards for a short journey, unless you are a good bargainer!