These services take about one hour to two hours depending on Bangkok traffic and
frequency are usually every 20 min's during daytime and night time ranges from 20
min's to one hour depending on route. Long-distance 1st class bus services connect
Suvarnabhumi directly with Chachoengsao, Nong Khai, Pattaya, Rayong, and Trat.
The Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link will offer a 20-minute high-speed train service
to central Bangkok, with Makkasan station connecting to MRT Phetchaburi and Phaya
Thai connecting to BTS. Free limited trial runs have been suspended until further
notice, but commercial service is scheduled to start by August 2010.
Don Muang Airport
Don Muang Airport ( IATA: DMK ) ( ICAO: VTBD ) ( or Don Mueang ), 20 km north of
downtown, was Bangkok's main airport until 2006. The airport currently handles Nok
Air and One-Two-GO  domestic flights, but the former international terminal is
now limited to charters and general aviation.
The public taxi stand is on the sidewalk outside the arrivals area (don't be fooled
by all the taxi service booths in the main hall), and is probably your best bet for
getting into town — it's also your only option after 11 PM. The same booth plus slip
system as at Suvarnabhumi is used here. If the line at the taxi stand is long or
you need a more spacious car, you may want to book a (so-called) limousine from the
desks in the terminal. This will get you a slightly newer and more comfortable car
about twice the price (500-600 Baht). Ignore any touts outside and do not get into
any car with white license plates, as these are not licensed to carry passengers.
Across a covered overpass from the airport is the train station. Tickets to Hualamphong
station cost 5 Baht at the ticket booth. While taking the train is the cheapest way
to get from the airport to Bangkok, it is not for the faint-of-heart: schedules are
erratic, the run-down passenger cars often have beggars roaming through them, and
are relatively empty late at night.
There are also several public transport buses going by the airport, just follow the
signs out toward the train station. (Buses towards Bangkok are the airport's side
of the road, so do not cross the highway!). Here are useful buses:
504: This yellow air-conditioned bus will take you to Central World ( a large department
store formerly known as the World Trade Centre ), as well as Lumphini Park and Silom
Road, from where you can have access to the Sky train as well as many other buses
29: There are both yellow air-conditioned and red un-air-conditioned buses. These
bus will take you directly to Hualamphong and pass by many places, such as Victory
Monument and Siam Square. It is also a good route to transfer to BTS or MRT, as it
passes MRT's Chatuchak and BTS's Mo Chit Stations.
59: Air-con ( orange ) or non-air-con ( red ) bus will take you to Sanam Luang.
But this route is quite time-consuming.
NB ! Some of these buses do not go through the route. They are called additional
buses Usually these kind of buses will have red sign, which is the final destination
is written on, in front of them. Be careful and check before take the bus. You may
want to ask people at the bus stop or the conductor on the bus.
Don Muang Airport, Bangkok Thailand, and Taxi and Bus services