How to Go from Bangkok City to the Airport and Other Destinations
The capital of Thailand is the largest business, tourist and cultural center of the country. No idea how to get from Bangkok to the cities of Hua Hin and Pattaya, Koh Chang island, or Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport? You can go there by taxi, transfer, or public transport.
Taxi from Bangkok
There is a huge number of cars in the city, and most of them are taxis. They are usually bright-colored and air-conditioned.
There are two types of taxis in Bangkok: private without taximeters and official with them. If you are to deal with the first type, remember that you can bargain with the driver, but it is better to do that before the trip.
Official taxi rates in the city are the following: starting fare makes 1.5-7.5 dollars, the first two kilometers — 1 dollar, and for every next kilometer you will pay 0.2 dollars.
In general, taxi in Thailand is considered one of the cheapest in the world. The average trip cost within the city limits without taking toll roads will not exceed 3 dollars. The taxi service from Bangkok city center to International Suvarnabhumi Airport will cost around 7.5 dollars, including taking two toll motorways.
To get from one district of the city to another, you can also take an auto rickshaw (or a tuk tuk). Fares for this mode of transport can reach 9 dollars, and you should negotiate this with the driver in advance.
Transfer from Bangkok
If you are seriously concerned about your safety during the trip from the capital of Thailand to the neighbouring places, a Kiwitaxi transfer will be the best option for you. Our driver will not only drive carefully, but also take care of your comfort during the whole ride. Besides, he will help you carry your bags to the car and put them in the trunk.
You can book a private transfer from Bangkok online, right on the Kiwitaxi website. To do that, choose the necessary route from those on the page, and then fill in the booking form.
Our car will take you to Suvarnabhumi Airport in just 45 minutes. The price for the trip will be from around 30 to 105 dollars.
If you need to get from Bangkok to Pattaya, you can also choose the transfer service which is most suitable for you in passenger and baggage capacity (for example, if you are a group of several people, there are some minibuses for you). In this case, the ride will cost from 50 to 191 dollars depending on the car class you choose.
The main advantage of the Kiwitaxi service is the fixed price for each trip after its booking. Thus, you don’t have to worry that you’ll have to negotiate the fare with the driver or you won’t have enough money to pay for your travel.
Public transport from Bangkok
The main airport of the city - Suvarnabhumi - is located 25 km east of Bangkok and is the largest transport hub in the country. You can get there by bus, train, or share taxi.
The trip by bus will be the cheapest. Buses from the most popular districts of the city to the airport go every 20 minutes. The fare is 0.8-1.1 dollars. Buses stop several kilometers from the airport building - at the public transport station, and from there you can get to the terminal by free shuttle bus.
If you are in a hurry, it is better to choose an express train. Airport Rail Link trains depart from Makkasan station and go right to the air hub without stops. Their travel time is just 15 minutes, and their ticket cost is 2.7 dollars.
There are also usual trains running to the airport. Their ticket cost is considerably lower - 0.5-1.4 dollars, but their travel time is longer.
You can also travel from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi by share taxi (minivan). The price for its ticket doesn’t depend on the point in the city you are departing from to get to the air hub.
There are two options to get from the capital of Thailand to the city of Hua Hin: by share taxi or train. Minivans to Hua Hin depart every hour and get to the destination in 3 hours. The ticket price is about 7.5 dollars. The direct train reaches Hua Hin in 4 hours and 15 minutes, the ticket will cost you 9.5-15.6 dollars. This mode of transport runs every hour, as well.
Bangkok: useful information
Bangkok successfully combines modern technologies with ancient architectural monuments.
The main sights can be found in the historic district of the city - Rattanakosin Island. There, you can see the Grand Palace, the Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit), the National Museum, and the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) in which you can go up to the observation deck and enjoy a magnificent view of the city and the Chao Phraya River.
At night, the capital of Thailand turns into a large entertainment area with a variety of bars and clubs. Though they close early enough (at 1 or 2 a.m.), local youth and guests of the city have time to have lots of fun.
There are lots of hospitals in Bangkok that offer their services to tourists. The high-quality Thai medicine combines traditional massage and beauty treatment with the latest developments in this field of science.