There are two public buses available at DMK Airport:
❯ Bus A1 is the fastest bus option to get to Bangkok city center from Don Mueang Airport.
The bus goes to the closest metro station, Mo Chit (a major transport hub). The station has connections to both MRT and BTS lines. You can transfer to either of them to get to other parts of the city.
The bus journey to Mo Chit takes around 30 minutes.
❯ Bus A2 goes all the way to Victory Monument that is closer to the city center. You can use BTS network from there to reach other parts of the city.
Those orange colored buses depart from outside of Gate 6 at Terminal 1 and Gate 12 at Terminal 2. They run every 20 minutes from 7:30 AM to midnight, a single ticket costs around ฿30 and can be bought directly on bus.
• If you need to get to Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can use the free shuttle service that runs between the airports.
You should show your flight tickets to get on the bus. The buses depart from the station outside of 1st floor (Gate 5 at Terminal 1, Gate 14 Terminal 2) from 5:00 AM to midnight.
They leave every 12 minutes during rush hours (8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM) and every 30 minutes outside those periods. The journey takes around an hour.
• If you don’t want to struggle with buses and taxi drivers, there is also a reliable private service that offers transfer to Bangkok city center as well as other cities. You can book your transfer online and your driver will be waiting for you at the airport.
There are commuter trains that connect Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport to Bangkok city center.
The Don Mueang Railway Station is around 8-minute walk away from the airport. Simply follow Amari Airport Hotel and railway station signs to get there.
To get to Bangkok city center you should board the train that goes to Hua Lamphong (Central Railway Station) which is located near Chinatown in the city center.
At Hua Lamphong Station there is the access to MRT stations that connect you with all parts of the city.
Trains usually depart every hour from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
The journey takes 50 minutes and the tickets cost around ฿5-20 depending on the type of train. You can check train timetables and exact fees online.
If you are not very tight on budget, you should avoid this option; the delays are very frequent, the trains get overcrowded and uncomfortable
The most reliable and convenient way to get to Bangkok city center is to use taxi.
As this is a busy airport, expect some queues for taxis. A taxi trip to Bangkok center takes around 30 minutes and the cost is around ฿250. On your arrival, the driver can ask ฿75 for tolls and an airport surcharge of ฿50.
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies/drivers or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
Scams are very common and the drivers at the DMK Airport are aggressive. We highly recommend prebooking a private transportation.
• Toll prices and airport surcharge fees aren't indicated anywhere, so the driver may try to ask for double the price. Simply say that you know the price and insist on paying the normal fees, and if they insist (which is highly likely), say that you will go to the police, which should result in the driver immediately calming down and accepting the normal amount.
• Also keep in mind that your driver may want to take you to another hotel or may say that your hotel is fully booked or has burned down, in order to take you somewhere else. Just ignore this and insist on going to the hotel you've booked.
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