How to get to Bangkok

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In Bangkok you can get:

  • By plane via the international airport from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other distant countries; other cities of Thailand.
  • By plane via airport to don Muang from Southeast Asian countries, other cities of Thailand.
  • By train from other cities of Thailand as well as from Singapore,Malaysia and Laos.
  • By bus from other cities of Thailand, as well as from Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia.

Bangkok is the main gateway to Thailand, and it is through his two airport most tourists and travelers enter the country. Also, theoretically, there is a land route from Russia to Thailand (by train to Vietnam with a stopover in China, and then by bus through Cambodia or Laos), but it is not advisable, as it will cost more air travel.

With regard to the Bangkok or from Bangkok other popular resorts of Thailand, the capital and airports lists all of the possible modes of transport, which is easy and inexpensive to get to any most remote point of the country and even to neighbouring States. Read more about all the ways to get to Bangkok, read below.

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On the plane

В Бангкок на самолете

Near Bangkok has two airports – the old don Muang (Don Muang) and the new Suvarnabhumi (Suvarnabhumi). International flights from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other distant countries arrive at the new Suvarnabhumi airport. The old "don Muang" is mainly used by budget airlines for domestic and international flights to Southeast Asian countries. Both airports are located approximately 30 kilometers from Bangkok's city centre and 55 kilometres from each other. Suvarnabhumi commissioned in 2006, and since then it is the busiest airport in Southeast Asia, according to some estimates, the largest in the world.

To reach Bangkok by direct flights of Aeroflot, Thai Airways, etc. from Moscow, St. Petersburg and cities in Siberia. Performs seasonal Charter flights from Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities.

Find and book tickets to Bangkok, you can through the search form. Search is very flexible, and allows you to search for flights on different dates, with or without transfers, in both directions or one, etc.:

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Via Suvarnabhumi airport

See more about Suvarnabhumi airport here...

30 kilometers from downtown Bangkok new international airport Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi (Suvarnabhumi, Suwannaphum) (Suvarnabhumi airport on the map). All direct flights from Russia to Thailand (with the exception of seasonal direct flights to and from Phuket island) are performed here.

How to get from Suvarnabhumi airport to Bangkok?

There are many inexpensive ways to get from Suvarnabhumi airport to the city. Immediately when you exit the airport, you "fill up" suggestions to take you anywhere in Thailand. But do not rush your choice. Transport system at the airport is very well developed and inexpensive. Therefore, you can safely abandon the taxi and also plenty of private minibuses, airport airport Shuttle, city buses, intercity buses (if you can't travel in Bangkok) or the subway:

  • By taxi

    Такси в аэропорту Бангкока Taxi to Bangkok airport

    In the journey time 30-60 minutes (depending on traffic), the cost from 250 to 450 baht (currency of Thailand) on the meter depending on the destination. You can just catch a taxi when you exit the terminal, but in this case, you will almost certainly get an inflated price or a trip with the "wound" counter. It is much easier and safer to use official taxis. When you exit the arrivals terminal you will see the pointers and counters with electronic taxi queue. Sometimes these terminals also going to turn of the passengers, but it moves pretty quickly. On the terminal you need to choose the right place for you, and getting a pass to go to the gate to the car. In addition to paying for the trip you may have to pay extra for a toll highway 50 baht, which at peak times is much faster than to go the simple way.

    Instead of finding a taxi on the spot can use personal transfers. This is an analogue of a taxi, but the cars are more comfortable and the drivers greet you upon arrival with a sign. Ordering and payment is made online for the entire car, not per person. You can order not only a car for four passengers and minibuses capacity for large groups. Check rates and book a transfer can through the search form:

    How does a transfer bookingDetails >
    Поиск трансфераFind the right route
    Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
    Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station
  • In a rented car

    In Bangkok airport there are several offices world famous distributors, and if you want you can leave the car, and the same to return or to return a car rental elsewhere. It is also possible to rent car in the Bangkok and other resorts. Better to book the car in advance via the Internet. The rental price when booking in advance starts from 600 baht, and the longer the term, the lower the price. Can find and book car rental through one of the services comparison of prices from different distributors:

    To control the car necessarily need an international driving permit (IDP). Is such a law, made in the form of booklets in several languages that are issued in addition to the regular national rights of the bodies of the traffic police. They act only when presented together with your national (domestic) rights, so don't forget to take with you on a trip. To get an IDP is not required to write any exams, you only need to pay a fee. Order them easiest website public services.of the Russian Federation, the value of discount will be 1120 rubles. You can contact the traffic police or the MFC personally, but then the IDP will cost 1600 rubles (price 2018). To pick up right after their manufacture in the traffic police or in the MFC. Details about car rent in Thailand read here.

  • City bus

    This is the cheapest way to reach the center of Bangkok. The cost depends on the route and is a few tens of baht. But to get on a city bus, you need to first take the free Shuttle-bass to the bus station the airport the Public Transportation Center. Shuttle-buses depart from outside the arrivals terminal with a stop across the street and go literally 5 minutes. With the Public Transportation Center also in different parts of Bangkok and other resorts go private vans (minibuses), which are a bit more expensive and faster, because not all the stops. Buses depart every 20 minutes.

    Flights of buses from Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok:

    • No. 549 to Minburi;
    • No. 550 to Happy Land;
    • No. 551 to Victory Monument (Express) station Sky Train;
    • No. 552 to Nuch BTS station (station Sky Train On Nut);
    • No. 553 to Samut Prakan;
    • No. 555 to Rangsit (Express);
    • No. 556 to the southern bus terminal (Southern Bus Terminal) (Express) Important! according to some information the route, changed the route and to the airport is not;
    • No. 557 to Wongwien Yai;
    • No. 558 to Central Rama 2;
    • No. 559 to Future Park Rangsit;

    From the airport there is a bus No. 389 to Pattaya (Pattaya) and bus no. 554 to don Muang airport (Express)

  • In a van or tour bus

    From the airport frequently to the various minivans and tourist buses to popular tourist areas of Bangkok. Find information and tickets are available on the ground floor of the airport, and they are sent mainly from the Public Transportation Center. The fare is small. For example, the fare from the airport to the popular tourist area of Khao San road costs 130 baht.

  • On airport metro

    To most quickly get to the center, you can use a high-speed train line Airport subway (Airoport Rail Link). There is an Express line (Express Line) and the so-called "City line" (City line). The Express will take you to the station Makasan (Makkasan) for 15 minutes and 90 baht no stops at other stations at a speed of 160km/h. "City line" is a little slower moving on the station Makasan and less expensive (the cost is determined by the length of the trip, before Makasana 45 baht). Details about this vehicle here.

    Attention! 2014 Express Line is suspended while this is the only City Line

    There is another way to get to the airport by train in only 21 baht, podrobnee about it here - the cheapest way to get to Bangkok airport.

  • To the intercity bus

    Right from the airport you can go to some popular resorts. Available flights at least to Pattaya, Hua hin, Aranyaprathet (the border crossing to Cambodia-Siem reap). Stand for the sale of tickets is at gate 8 on the first floor. You can check the schedule and buy tickets online using a search form.

Via don Muang airport

Cm. read more about don Muang airport here...

The old don Muang airport (Don Muang, don Mueang) specializiruetsya flights on budget airlines, including international. Located 30 kilometers North of Bangkok (airport don Muang on the map).

There is an incredibly cheap way to get from don Muang to Bangkok - only 5 baht: After exiting the airport, go under the covered walkway to the railway station to Don Muang Train Station. Ticket to the station Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok is bought in the ticket office at the station.

You can also reach the centre of Bangkok city buses:

  • No. 29 Northern bus station (Mochit) – Victory Monument – W/train station Hualamphong
  • No. 510 Northern bus station (Mochit) – Saphan Khwai – Victory Monument
  • No. 555 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • No. 59 - Bangkhen – Kasetsart University – Central Lad Phrao – Chatuchak – Saphan Khwai – Victory Monument – tourist area of Khao San road
  • Number 554 - Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • No. 187 - Victory Monument – Charoenkrung – Thanam Sipraya
  • No. 538 - Victory Monument – Rama Hospital
  • No. 504 - the Pratunam district of Bangkok – Saphan Krung Thep

The bus stop is right at the exit from the terminal, slightly to the right. The fare in the buses is from 6 to 20 baht.

Taxi from don Muang to downtown Bangkok is 250-600 baht.

Between Suvarnabhumi international airport and don Mueang from 05:00 to 00:00 run free shuttlebay in the presence of a boarding pass or ticket, with a journey time of about an hour. Run every 12-30 minutes from exits 2 and 3 on the ground floor (Gate 2, 3). You can also take the city bus 554 and 555, in the way of 1-2 hours. Read more about how to get from Suvarnabhumi airport to don Muang here.

To Bangkok by bus

Автобус первого класса Бангкок-Паттайя

Tourists travelling in South-East Asia alone, the system can use the international and long-distance buses, tourist bus (tourist bus, open bus or open tour bus), it is sufficient. You can get in Bangkok or depart from Bangkok by bus to almost anywhere in Thailand and also in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and even China.

The tourist bus. If you decide to take a tourist bus, tourist companies offer a large range of different areas, different classes of buses, different schedules. Travel on these buses convenient and fun: you will be picked up from hotel and take you to the place of departure of the bus; will be accompanied on the way and - if so provided in the itinerary to make stops in the picturesque and interesting places; to get to the place to the hotel or to the tourist area destination. But for this service you of course have to pay. For example, a ticket on the tourist minibus from Bangkok to Pattaya will cost you around 400 baht, while the public long-distance bus will cost about 120 baht+a maximum of 80 baht to get to the bus terminal and then to the hotel also by public transport. So that you choose.

You can purchase tickets in travel agencies on the ground, or to book tickets in advance via the Internet. The buses are comfortable, air-conditioned, with toilet. Some routes make the so-called "sightseeing" stops at places for sightseeing. Night routes are equipped with beds. There are routes with an overnight stay at the hotel. If you go to another country, it is necessary to bear in mind of visa regimes, border, which you cross. Upon entry to Cambodia for citizens of the Russian Federation and CIS countries require a visa even if you were transited. When travelling through Laos visa is not required.

The cost of the tickets, of course, depends on the route and carrier. For example, we provide popular routes and their cost:

  • Route: Saigon (Vietnam) – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) – Bangkok - 36$.
  • Route: Saigon (Vietnam) – Phnom Penh (Cambodia, overnight in hotel in Phnom Penh) – Bangkok - 55$.

Scheduled intercity transportation except a little less comfortable private tourist buses, but significantly cheaper, safer, and often quicker. Buses are of several classes and vary in price. Best of all, of course, use VIP or first class, but the movement over a short distance it will go and second class. The second class buses are also air-conditioned, but go slower because it stops at many stops. Tickets in advance you can not buy, and buy before departure. If the next flight is sold out, buy the next. But for long distances and holidays it is better to buy the tickets in advance.

Depart and arrive in Bangkok the buses on three bus terminal, each serving certain areas. The terminals are not in the city centre, so access to them will have their own on public transport Bangkok taxi:

  • North bus terminal (Northern Bus Terminal Mo Chit) is the largest, full-bodied and modern terminal. Serving destinations in the North-East and the North of Thailand and the closest town South of Bangkok, including Pattaya, Rayong (Rayong), Chanthaburi (Chanthaburi).

    Faster and easier to get to the terminal on the underground or Skytrain. The terminal is located near BTS Mo Chit and Chatuchak underground, at the address 999 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road (Phaholyothin Rd). Walk from the station to walk quite far (about 1.5 km if you know where to go), so there's a lot of taxi drivers and mototaxista that will take you to the terminal for 30-50 baht. To give more 1.5 kilometer is not worth it. You can also drive for 10 baht bus No. 77. By the way on the bus №77, 49, 3, 134, 136, 145, 517, 512 you can get to the terminal and from other parts of the city without using the subway.

  • Eastern bus terminal (Eastern Bus Terminal, Ekkamai). From here buses go to the East of Thailand, including Pattaya, Rayong (Rayong), Chanthaburi (Chanthaburi).

    Located at the intersection of Thanon Sukhumvit and Sukhumvit 63 and adjacent to BTS Ekkamai BTS. It is best to reach it by BTS SkyTrain.

  • Southern bus terminal (Sai Tai Taling Chan) is quite far to the South of Bangkok. Serves flights to the West and South of Thailand.

    The terminal is located away from subway lines and is accessible by taxi or city bus No. 511, 516 and 66.

    If you have more information about the station, please let us know and we will gladly post it on this page.

More information about buses in Thailand here, and detailed information about bus and train station of Bangkok here.

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To Bangkok by train

Train travel in Thailand is well developed and connects Bangkok to most major cities and towns of Malaysia and Singapore. By 2020 it is planned to implement the ambitious project, which will be the unification of China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar developed network of Railways.

Currently, almost all trains arrive and depart from the main railway station Bangkok Hualamphong Train Station. The station is located near the city centre and is easily accessible by underground metro Bangkok MRT station Hua Lamphong MRT Station (See the position of the railway station on the map). About how to get to the station Hualamphong Train station and other information about it read here.

Tickets can be purchased at the station, using the searchor on the sites http://www.thailandtrainticket.com, http://www.asia-discovery.com. On these sites, and the official website of the railway of Thailand railway.co.th is information about the schedule. Tickets are best purchased in advance, but you can do it on the day of departure.

Read more about trains in Thailand here.

Schedule of buses from Bangkok to Pattaya

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 28 January, 2019

Hello! Yes, this is the best route to Asok, but if you need it Nana, it is easier to drive to the last station Phaya Thai and change there to a green line Skytrain to Nana. So it will be a little more expensive, but only one transplant. ...
Ksyunya 13 February, 2019
Good day! Prompt how better from Baiyoke Sky to get to Pattaya to go to the airport and there on the bus or get to the bus station in Bangkok? How will be faster? ...
admin 13 February, 2019

View travel agencies in the area first, surely there will be some minivans, the type from Khao San road walk.
And so through the airport suitable option there from Baiyoke to airport metro, but already there is from the eighth output every hour a bus for 120 baht go; or free callbase from the airport to the bus station, airport, Public Transportaion Center, and there, too, for 120 baht to North Pattaya and 143 baht to Jomtien every hour.
Well, or at metro's morchit drive, but even more time will be spent, and more. Better through the airport though. ...
marmoset_ya 14 February, 2019
Good afternoon, prompt please, the shortest route from Suvarnabhumi airport to Wat Arun or the second variant To the temple of the reclining Buddha.
Thank you ...
admin February 15, 2019

Hello! So look, both temples are in the same place just on different sides of the river, so more will write how to get to the Reclining Buddha, and Aruna from it you can cross on a ferry for 3 baht. Here is pierce on the map, where there is a ferry, as you can see he very near the temple of the reclining Buddha. To get to Wat Arun on the ground - a thankless task, unless by taxi.
Now, the Reclining Buddha on a taxi from the airport counter or Grab will take around 400 baht.
If you want economical, then hop on the airport Express S1 for 60 baht and drive to Khao San road (here in detail how and where it is sent - https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/bangkok-kak-dobratsa-iz-aeroporta-suvarnabhumi-do-khaosan-na-abtobuse). Go to the end, and then from her walk 25 minutes to the entrance of the temple. On the way pass by the Royal Palace. Well, or a taxi for 50 baht you can get there. ...
Irina From 17 February, 2019
Good day! Please tell me how to get from the metro area Phra Khanond to the Royal Palace? Thank you! ...
admin 18 February, 2019

Hello Irina! By taxi just to Grab a thought from 300 baht an ordinary trip and 200 economy. So maybe better not to mess with the metro and by taxi. If by metro, then the easiest way is go to the National Stadium without a transplant, or with a transfer to the underground metro to Hua Lamphong, but these stations still taxis will have 50 baht for a ride. ...
Kri_ss 12 May, 2019
Class, thanks for your answers))
We had been planning with her husband vacation in Thailand, so re-read the forum from and to)) ...
Sherzod 27 May, 2019
Hello. How can I get from the airport to the hotel Suvarnbhumi Don Muang cheaper ? And how much is a taxi from the airport to the hotel is don Muang ?Thanks in advance ...
admin 27 May, 2019

Hello! You mean Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok Hotel? It's right across the street from the airport terminal is located, so follow our instructions https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/bangkok-kak-dobratsa-iz-aeroporta-suvarnabhumi-v-don-muang and when you get to don Muang, there on foot. Public buses stop just on the other side of the road where this hotel is. ...

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