Transportation to and from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport
What is the distance from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport to the centre of Bangkok?
The distance between the airport and the centre of the city (Democracy Monument) is 26 kilometres, by car, it takes about half an hour.
From DMK Airport to Bangkok City centre by Car
Bus and train or metro to Bangkok
There are many buses heading from and to Bangkok Don Mueang Airport, because of that it can be difficult to get to know which bus goes where. Fortunately, airport buses A1 and A2 provide good connections with the BTS Skytrain and MRT Metro. Airport Bus A1 runs from the airport via Mo Chit BTS / Chatuchak Park MRT (20 minutes) to Northern Bus Terminal Mo Chit 2 (30 minutes) and back. Northern Bus Terminal Mo Chit 2, also known as Chatuchak Bus Station, is a large and modern bus station from where buses leave to the north (ground floor) and northeast (upper floor) of Thailand. Airport Bus A2 runs from the airport via Mo Chit BTS / Chatuchak Park MRT (20 minutes), Saphan Khwai BTS, Ari BTS, Sanam Pao BTS to Victory Monument (60 minutes). Most people change to the train (Mo Chit BTS) or metro (Chatuchak Park MRT) after about 20 minutes.
BTS Skytrain runs every 3 to 7 minutes, a train ride from Mo Chit to the famous Siam Square takes 14 minutes and a ticket costs 44 Baht. MRT subways run every 10 minutes, a metro ride from Chatuchak Park MRT to Hua Lamphong takes 31 minutes and costs 38 Baht. The largest train station in Bangkok is also directly accessible by bus 29 from the airport. The popular Sukhumvit district is accessible with both BTS (station Asok) and MRT (station Sukhumvit), the journey time is 20 minutes.
In recent years, three extra routes have been added, namely A3 to Lumphini Park via Din Daeng and Pratun Nam, A4 to Sanam Luang via Democracy Monument and Khao San Road and A5 to Future Park Rangsit. Airport buses A3 and A4 are popular with tourists, A5 to the mega shopping mall Future Park Rangsit is mainly used by Thai people. The airport buses leave very regularly from and to Bangkok Don Mueang Airport between 07.00 hours and 00.00 hours, the fixed price is 30 THB per person. Please consult website BTS Skytrain for more information.
How to get from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport?
It is quite common to travel by taxi from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, the larger airport of the two. For a taxi, you will pay 400 Baht (11 euros), travel time is about one hour. However, most backpackers choose for the free shuttle bus between both airports, operated by AOT (Airports of Thailand). The journey time varies, 50 minutes when traffic is light and 100 minutes when traffic is heavy. There is a bus in both directions every 20 minutes, between 05.00 hours and 00.00 hours. The shuttle bus stop can be found on the first floor of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Only if you are in possession of an airline ticket (departing flight) you may use this free shuttle service.
Airport LimoBus Express to Bangkok (Khao San Road and Silom)
Airport LimoBus Express offers a somewhat more comfortable travel option. This bus service started in 2015 and has two routes, the Khao San route and the Silom / Lumphini Park route. Every half hour between 09.30 hours and 00.30 hours a bus leaves in the direction of the city. For backpackers and tourists who want to go to the old part of Bangkok, the bus service to and from Khao San Road is most interesting.
Travel time by Airport LimoBus Express from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport to Khao San Road is approximately 45 minutes. The Silom / Lumphini Park route stops at Silom Road street near Sala Daeng BTS Station (Skytrain) and Si Lom MRT Station, and at Ratchadamri BTS Station. You have to take into account a journey time of 45 minutes. The buses can accommodate a total of 33 travellers, the seats are comfortable and there is free WiFi.
The price of a ticket is 150 THB each, these are available online and at the airport. Please consult website and timetable Airport LimoBus Express for more information.
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