International flights going in and out of Thailand go through Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Muang Airport.
From here, you have different options to get out:
- Airport Rail Link
Provide shortened inbound/outbound trip to and from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, not Don Muang Airport.
Connection to MRT (subway) from Airport Rail Link
Get off at Makkason to connect Phetchaburi MRT
Connection to BTS (sky train) from Airport Rail Link
Exit at the last station from the Airport Rail Link and connect to Phaya Thai BTS
- Airport Limos
This is the most expensive method of transportation out of the airport.
You can book one at the counter inside the airport or online before you arrive.
- Meter taxi
*Please note: Every passenger needs to be very careful before opening the taxi door. Make sure to look behind the taxi before you open the door and watch out for motorbikes, cyclists and other vehicles.
Meter taxi is the most common and affordable type of transportation everyone uses getting out the airport, so expect some lineups.
The meter taxi is on the ground level (Level 1). All taxis are metered, but if you want to go outside Bangkok, like Pattaya, Hua Hin or other cities, it becomes a fixed price.
There is a 50 baht surcharge and expressway tolls (if you take any) between 20-80 baht per entry on top of the cost of the meter fare. There is no 50 baht surcharge if you are going outside Bangkok because it comes with a fixed price, and sometimes the express toll cost is included. Make sure you ask the total cost before boarding the taxi if you’re going outside Bangkok with a fixed price.
- Transport provided by hotels
Many popular hotels have their own pick-up service where they send their driver to pick up guests at the airport; usually, this is part of the package bought before arriving.
The airport buses were withdrawn in 2011 after the opening of the airport rail link.
However, you can still take buses to travel outside of Bangkok to places like Hua Hin, Pattaya, Jomthein and many other destinations.
If you want to take the bus to other parts of Thailand (outside Bangkok) not located at the airport, you will need to head to Ekkamai Bus Terminal (if you want to travel east of Thailand), Mo chit Bus Terminal (if you want to travel north or north east of Thailand aka Isan) and Southern Bus Terminal (if you want to travel south of Thailand).
We recommend using the VIP buses for more leg room, better entertainment, less stops, more comfortable seats and just an overall better experience.