Don Mueang Airport To Bangkok Thailand: Transport Guide

How to travel from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok, Thailand?

Don Mueang Airport mainly serves domestic and low-cost airlines such as Air Asia and Nok Air. Traveling to the city center can be confusing if it’s your first time visiting Bangkok.

This article is a detailed transportation guide from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok city center, including ticket prices, schedules, and book online tickets.

Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok Overview

Don Mueang Airport is about 36km from central Bangkok. There are different ways to go from Don Mueang Airport to central Bangkok.

  • Bus
  • Private transfer
  • Taxi
Don Mueang Airport Thailand.

By taxi or private transfer

Taking a private airport transfer is a convenient and hassle-free travel option for groups of more than two people. Also, it’s convenient if you have children, the elderly, and a lot of luggage.

The trip from Don Mueang Airport to the city center by car takes about 30 minutes. Travel time may vary depending on traffic conditions and weather.

Prices start from $21 for a small group (3 people) and $30 for a large group (6 people). Traveling from Don Mueang Airport to Khao San is $48 for 3 pax and $60 for 6 pax.

For the best prices and experience, you should book a private airport transfer. You can select vehicle options best suited for your trip. 

Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok taxi.

By taxi

Most places cost between 200 and 250 baht. However, you pay an extra 50 baht for the airport parking fee and 50/60 baht if you take the highway.

The taxi driver will frequently ask you if you want to travel on the highway before you get in, so if you do, you will have to pay a highway fee.

You can catch your taxi on the 1st floor, Terminal 1 Gate 8. Also, you can easily catch a taxi outside the airport at Vibhavadi Rangsit Road. This way, you won’t need to pay the 50 baht airport fee because taxis are always ready to wait for guests at the stairs.

  • Airport pick-up location: 1st floor, Terminal 1 Gate 8, or Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.
  • Ticket price: 200 – 250 baht depending on the destination.
  • Fees that need to be added to the price:
    • Service fee for driver: 50 baht.
    • Highway fee (if selected): 50 or 60 baht depending on the type of road.

By bus

Taking by bus is a cheap option to get from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok city center.

There are two bus lines, A1 (running to Mochit station in Chatuchak park) and A2 (running to Victory Monument area).

  • Operation hours: 7:30 am to 10:00 pm.
  • Ticket price: 30 baht.
  • Waiting time: 30 minutes.

By train

Opposite Don Muang Airport is the train station, and you can cross the highway to the station using the bridge.

On average, trains depart from Don Muang Airport and arrive at Hua Lamphong station every 30 to 60 minutes to an hour.

Taking the train is suitable for those who stay in Chinatown. You can take a 1-kilometer tuk-tuk ride or walk to Chinatown from Hua Lamphong station.

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