How to get from don Muang airport to the tourist area of Bangkok
The Pratunam area is one of the most popular tourist areas of Bangkok, where tourists select hotels (see more about hotels and places of Bangkok, and where better to choose a hotel). This area is much more comfortable and cleaner than a tourist street Khao San road there are many shopping centers and markets, and is represented by urban transport. There is no problem with the fact that cheap to get here from the old international airport at don Muang. About all the ways how to do it, read on:
- Airport guide don Muang and how to get it
- How to get from don Muang to Bangkok and other cities (with timetable and cost)
- How to get from don Muang airport by train
- How to get from don Muang airport to Khao San road
- How to get from Suvarnabhumi airport to don Muang
- Cost: 350 baht (739.89 RUB, see the currency of Thailand and the exchange rate)
- Time: 40-60 minutes
- Period of work: round the clock
Taxi from don Muang airport to the Pratunam area will cost about 450 baht for the meter taxi-meter, plus an additional payment of 50 baht for travel on the toll road. Best use of a licensed official taxis ordered at the Desk in the arrivals terminal. To do this, after collecting your Luggage follow the posts on the Taxi signs inside the terminal. There will be a queue, you can sometimes stand for an hour. If you don't want to wait, you can go outside, go left to the bus stop on the main road and catch the car there as usual show of hands. But before planting, be sure to ask the driver whether the trip meter, which simply ask "Taxi meter?". If the driver will answer no, catch the next ride.
Do not use a taxi when exiting the terminal to the Parking lot passing the turn, as you will be offered a trip at a fixed value. The price can reach up to 2 thousand baht. Also, do not accept the proposals of "help", which revolve around queue, offering to go faster.
If you do not want to stand in line and you are ready to pay more, better pass on on the counter Lumisune taxi, where prices are about twice as high, or order a local taxi service in advance. In this case, it will be more comfortable car which will be waiting for you to Board the plane, and the driver will meet you at the airport with a sign. The price per trip is fixed, you can pay online. Book this transfer service can through the search form:
In a rented car
Price: from 600 baht/day ( 951.28 RUB)
Time: 1 hour
At don Muang airport have 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.
- Cost: 6,5 - 24 baht (from 14.8 RUB)
- Time: 1.5 – 2 hours
- Period of work: round the clock
From the airport can be reached by a regular city and a special airport bus routes. The fare is very cheap, but there are a couple of disadvantages: very long bus ride due to traffic jams, and will not take you to the hotel. But if you are familiar, then the hotel can be reached on foot, just choose the correct route, which runs closer. Or you can come to the area and need to take a taxi if you have the address of the hotel. Trip within the Pratunam area by taxi will cost about 100 baht by meter. To have fewer misunderstanding with the taxi drivers, it is better to have the hotel address in the Thai language. On the voucher of hotel booking sites Agoda.com and Booking.com the address is written both in English and in Thai.
To yourself make it easier to navigate which bus to choose, look at the location of your hotel relative to the major bus stop Victory Monument (Victory Monument on the map), and the centre of Pratunam (Pratunam on the map).
- If your hotel is near Victory Monument, you'd better choose the buses A1, A2, A4, 59, 29, 510, 187, 538.
- If your hotel is closer to the center area or along Ratchadamri Road, it is better to choose buses A3 and 504, they go through the whole street.
Bus routes A1, A2, A3 and A4 is a special airport Express trains, which leave from a bus stop directly outside the terminal don Muang. To sit on city buses 59, 29, 510, 187, 538 and 504, after exiting the airport go a little to the left, and the pointer Bus Stop turn to stop, which is on the main highway that passes near the airport.