Bangkok Airport Rail Link
Bangkok airport rail link is an affordable and efficient way for you to travel from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to downtown. Of course, there are other travel options like the car, taxi, bus, etc. But if you are coming from Don Mueang Airport you can consider taking taxi to Mo Chit BTS station, and travel to your destination via BTS.
Airport Rail Link – Routes
Suvarnabhumi Airport (SA) express routes can get you to the airport (or downtown) in 15-18 minutes, non stop service.
SA Express to Makkasan Station (Makkasan Express Line)
✈ Travelling time is about 15 minutes.
✈ The Airport Rail Link connects you to the MRT at Petchaburi Station.
SA Express to Phaya Thai Station (Phaya Thai Express Line)
✈ Travelling time is about 17 minutes.
✈ The Airport Rail Link connects you to the BTS Skytrain at Phaya Thai Station.
SA City Line
SA City line has cheaper fares but more stops in between.
It makes six stops between the airport and downtown (Phayathai Station), completing each run in 30 minutes.
Good to take if you are not alighting at Phaya Thai or Makkasan stations, but other stations. See below map for the 6 stops.
Fares and Ticketing
- SA Express: 90 baht (one way); 150 baht (round trip)
- SA City Line: Starting from 15 baht, to maximum 45 baht
2 Types of tickets: single-trip tokens and pre-paid Smart Passes. The Airport Rail Link’s pre-paid Smart Passes cannot be used with BTS Skytrain or MRT underground.
For temporary visitors, single-trip tokens are good enough.
You can buy your tokens from one of the Automatic Token Dispensers or ticket booth. The machine accepts both coins and bills. Always choose to print out / ask for the receipt; you might need it later.
Updated 4 April 2015
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