How to get to Bangkok

Bangkok is the main gateway to Thailand, and it is through the Bangkok airport most of the travelers falls in Thailand. Although, theoretically, there is a land route from Russia to Thailand (by train to Vietnam with a stopover in China, and then a bus), 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 represented by all types 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 will arrive at the new Suvarnabhumi airport. The old "don Muang" is mainly used by budget airlines for vnuternnih and international flights. Both airports are located approximately 30 kilometers from Central Bangkok. 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.

The cheapest flights from Russia to Bangkok:

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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.:

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 (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 railway system:

  • Такси в аэропорту Бангкока Taxi to Bangkok airport

    Taxi: the easiest way is a taxi. In the journey time 30-60 minutes (depending on traffic). Cost from 300 to 450 baht (currency of Thailand) (from 10 to 15 dollars), and depends on traffic congestion when using a taxi-enabled meter (taximeter). But the price still need to get. Usually the drivers are in no hurry to turn the meter on and trying to "catch" passengers incredible 2500 baht at a fixed price. So be very careful and be sure to check before driving that the taxi driver will take you on the meter or agree on a reasonable fixed price. Bargaining is necessary to assess and rigidly to the real price of 450 baht. Some taxi drivers this year (2015) have started to charge additional fee 30-80 baht for baggage from more than one simci. After the trip to the counter will need to pay the driver 50 baht, plus if you decide to go via a toll road to save time, will have to pay 45 or 25 baht for travel on it.

    In any case, if you want to save money, are better reached by free Shuttle bus to the Public Transportation Center, and already there, in the Parking lot, look for a taxi.

    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
  • City bus (Public Bus). The cheapest way to get into the city is by air-conditioned city bus. The cost depends on the route and is a few tens of baht. But to get to the bus stop public transport and taxis (Public Transportation Center), you have to first be reached with a free Shuttle-bass (buses with the inscription Suttle Bus travel from the second floor when you exit from the arrival hall). Don't fear, everything is thought out and you will not get lost. In the terminal hosted an informative diagram of the routes, so you only need to know the place where you want to reach. And from thence to different parts of Bangkok and not just go private vans (minibuses), which are slightly more expensive but slightly faster, because not all the stops. Buses depart every 20 minutes.

    Flights city 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 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 the airport don Muang (Express)

  • Minibuses and tourist buses. 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 on them is small. For example, the fare from the airport to the popular tourist area of Khao San road costs 130 baht.

  • High-speed train. To quicker to get to downtown Bangkok from Suvarnabhumi airport, you can take advantage of 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.

    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.

  • Long-distance buses. Right from the airport direct you can go to some popular resorts on comfortable buses. Available buses 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

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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 - 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.

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.

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

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Andrew 04 Oct 2013, 04:33
On arrival was found the rack-type tourist info or something
It was something offered to tourists.
I asked her where the bus to Pattaya it is the type only in 17-00, better from them do not communicate.
Until I found where the buses leave lost hours.
If you do not know is not so all clear in at the airport on arrival. Mold Fi was not free and see something was not possible. ...
11 Oct 2013, 06:16
sattvas free airport don Mueang, need to show the ticket stub of arrival (do not discard!), whisk in tollroads for 40 minutes without stops:-) ...
Andrew Megion 11 Mar 2014, 10:21
Andrew - wifi at the airport! At least in the departures area, after registration and screening - there is reception, there you can get a voucher with login and password valid for 1 hour. About the waiting room before the check - I will not say... ...
admin on 11 Mar 2014, 10:31
In the waiting room before you check in, no wifi. At least last year was not, I think, hardly something has changed. ...
admin 19 Jun 2014, 06:30
Addition ... Bangkok airport. Now he is there, everywhere, free, but you need to register. Connecting to the network, open your browser, you will be free to register for 1 hour of Internet for free. Register and use. It's the same in Donmuang. ...
Sanya 22 Nov 2014, 12:09
Hello, tell me where the bus stop is at the airport to Lonely Beach Express, how to go? Thank you. ...
admin 22 Nov 2014, 12:44
Hello! When you pass all the procedures and out into an open area, get down to the first floor to the exit of the airport to the street. Strut is located at the last exit 8 (to go left) inside the terminal to go outside is not necessary. They sell the tickets, and there you will be put on the bus, almost by the hand to bring when he comes. ...
Travel 02 Jun 2015, 10:13
Hello! Prompt, please, a bus 390 to the border with Cambodia, still runs from the transportation center to the airport? ...
admin 02 Jun 2015, 16:06
About the "transportation center" I can't say, and from the terminal runs. Look for exit 8 on the first floor, there you will see a stand there and sell tickets to Rongkluea Market. Perhaps it is the 390. ...
Imyalybimoe 28 Mar 2016, 12:41
Thanks for maximum'yasnyu information. ...