Heading off to Bangkok for a wild holiday? Planning to take in all that this amazing city has to offer or taking in a day before heading island hopping? Either way you’ll have to get over the first hurdle. Escaping the airport will be your first challenge. We wanted to write a quick guide on how to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok CBD.
I’m not one to say that getting around in South East Asia is hard but I’ve had some interesting airport experiences. Wallet stolen in Hanoi airport. Late night taxi to the wrong hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Travelling with medical certificates in Phnom Penh with tonsillitis during peak swine flu, trying my best not to get quarantined. There are always challenges. So here is our guide.
How To Get From Suvarnabhumi Airport To Bangkok CBD
Suvarnabhumi Airport is a short distance from Bangkok CBD. Depending on the option you select it’ll take 25-35mins to make your way into the city. The Skytrain or taxis are probably your best bet. If there are more than two in your group a taxi van would be the best way to go. The Skytrain is comfortable but can be a struggle if you’ve got large luggage and need to struggle to find your hotel at the other end.
When it comes to how to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok CBD I’ve always found the Skytrain to be the easiest way to make the trip. Mostly because I pack light. The trains are clean and easy to catch. Depending on the stop your going to they will cost you 35-45Baht and will take around 15min if you take the express option.
The trains come every 10-15mins and are a great option if you travel light. You can find more information on them here.
Taxis are probably your best option if you are carrying large luggage or if you have a few people in your group. Keep in mind that taxis will start from a flat fee for picking you up at the airport and another fee for tolls into the city.
Keep in mind the time of day you’re arriving as Bangkok during rush hour isn’t the greatest place to be taking a taxi. You’ll be looking at a cost of around 400 Baht including 70 Baht in tolls and 50 Baht airport pick up fee to get you into the city.
Can I Uber?
Unfortunately no is the short story. Uber, as in a lot of different cities globally has gone through a love hate relationship with local authorities. It is currently out of favour. But hey, Bangkok has a bunch of cheap transport options so no need to complain too much.
Need more information on transport in Bangkok?
Check out our blog on the best ways to get around Bangkok.