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How to Get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok City
Unofficially called as Bangkok Airport (BKK), Suvarnabhumi is the city’s busiest air terminal. People arriving in Bangkok through this air gateway will find it useful to know some how-tos about transportation from the air terminal to the capital city by taxi, transfer, or public transport. Read on to find out.
Taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok City
Official taxi stands are located on the ground level of Suvarnabhumi Airport. A cab can be ordered at the special counter. There you’ll receive a taxi ticket with a lane number. You need to proceed to the indicated lane to find your cab. There’s always a line at the taxi stand, so you’ll have to spend some time waiting. Besides the fact that local taxis have a meter, their final price also includes an air hub charge and expressway fees. Getting from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city center will cost about 20 euros and take around 45 minutes.
Transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok City
A private transfer is a more convenient and time-saving option of ground transportation: your driver meets you in the arrivals hall with a sign, and you can immediately start your travel to the city. Also, in this case, you know the fare beforehand, and don’t need to pay anything extra. To reserve a Kiwitaxi transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport online, you should specify in the booking: what your flight number is, where in the city you need to get to, how many passengers travel, if child seats are needed. A transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city downtown makes from 24 euros and costs 45 minutes. Fares correspond to a chosen vehicle class.
Reaching Bangkok city from Suvarnabhumi Airport by private transfer service is comfortable and quick: you don’t have to wait in the line and get right to your hotel.
Public Transport from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok City
A public bus departs from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city every hour 24/7. The ticket fare is about 1 euro, the travel time – about an hour. Also, one can take an Airport Rail Link train for 1-2 euro per person and spend half an hour to get to the city. The train is available from 7 am to 10 pm. Railway transport doesn’t depend on a road traffic and is faster. However, unlike taxis and private transfers, public transport means are cramped, as they have little space for luggage, and are not adapted for passengers with small children. Besides, in this case, you also have to map out another trip (to your hotel) from a bus/train station.
In case you plan to move around Bangkok by rented car, you may find such service providers right in the building of Suvarnabhumi Airport.