Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The city itself is a true tourist paradise, proved by the growing number of travelers coming each year. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, and famously bears the world’s longest city name of Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit which translates to “the city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city of Ayutthaya of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn”.
There are frequent non-stop flights from Singapore to Bangkok almost once every hour or more during the day. Airlines that serve this popular route includes Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Scoot, Jetstar Asia, Thai AirAsia, and Thai Lion Air. Both Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport are served by airlines departing from Singapore. The flight time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
With multiple connections, you can get from Singapore to Bangkok by train. From Woodlands Train Checkpoint, transfer in Malaysia at JB Sentral, Gemas, Butterworth and Padang Besar. From Padang Besar, there are shuttle trains to Hat Yai departing twice a day. From Hat Yai, there are multiple trains to Bangkok departing five times a day. You may check for Malaysia train details from KTM Berhad at https://www.ktmb.com.my/ and Thailand train details from the State Railway of Thailand at http://www.railway.co.th/.
Suvarnabhumi Airport is served by a dedicated airport railway connecting to the heart of Bangkok. Trains depart every 12 minutes during off-peak hours and every 10 minutes during peak hours. Trains operate from 6.00am to 12.00am daily, with a maximum end-to-end fare of 45 Baht.
If you are heading towards stations on the MRT Blue Line like Sukhumvit, Asoke, Hua Lamphong, Wat Mangkon for Chinatown, or Sanam Chai for The Grand Palace, alight at Makkasan ARL Station and transfer to the MRT Blue Line at Phetchaburi MRT Station.
If you are heading towards Pratunam, alight at Ratchaprarop ARL Station and walk for around 5 to 10 minutes.
If you are heading towards stations on the BTS Green Lines like Siam, Chit Lom, Phloen Chit, Chong Nonsi, Saphan Taksin, or Mo Chit for Chatuchak Weekend Market, alight at Phaya Thai ARL Station and transfer to the BTS Sukhumvit Line (BTS Light Green Line) at Phaya Thai BTS Station. You may need to change at Siam for onward connections on the BTS Silom Line (BTS Dark Green Line).
Suvarnabhumi Airport is served by a dedicated airport express bus numbered S1, connecting with the historical center of Bangkok including Khao San Road and Sanam Luang.
S1 buses depart directly from Suvarnabhumi Airport on the 1st Floor at Gate 7. There is a flat fare of 60 Baht, payable directly to the conductor on board. Small change is available from the conductor. The S1 bus departs every 30 minutes depending on the traffic condition. The end-to-end journey time is around 1 hour 30 minutes.
Taxis are readily available from Suvarnabhumi Airport on the 1st Floor. There is a pre-sorting counter where a staff member will help you write your hotel or destination in Thai for the taxi driver on a ticket. This ticket also contains important details to attach to any complaints that you may have, so please remember to keep it till the end of the journey.
The estimated total fare from Suvarnabhumi Airport to your destination is 50 Baht Airport Surcharge + Metered Fare + Tollway Fees + Luggage Surcharge (20 to 100 Baht), which will add up to a total of around +/- 450-500 Baht.
While there is no direct BTS train serving Don Mueang Airport, Don Mueang Airport Bus A1 connects directly with Mo Chit BTS Station and Chatuchak Park MRT Station by expressway. A1 buses depart directly from Don Mueang Airport at both the international and domestic terminals just outside the Arrival Hall. There is a flat fare of 30 Baht, payable directly to the conductor on board. Small change is available from the conductor.
From Mo Chit BTS Station and Chatuchak Park MRT Station, you can connect to the BTS and MRT lines easily.
Don Mueang Airport Bus A1 operates from 6.15am to 12.00am daily, and departs every 5 to 10 minutes depending on the traffic condition. The journey time to Mo Chit BTS Station and Chatuchak Park MRT Station is around 30 minutes.
Taxis are readily available from Don Mueang Airport directly from the Arrival Hall. There is a pre-sorting counter where a staff member will help you write your hotel or destination in Thai for the taxi driver on a ticket. This ticket also contains important details to attach to any complaints that you may have, so please remember to keep it till the end of the journey.
The estimated total fare from Don Mueang Airport to your destination is 50 Baht Airport Surcharge + Metered Fare + Tollway Fees + Luggage Surcharge (20 to 100 Baht), which will add up to a total of around +/- 450-500 Baht.
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