Bangkok Airport Rail Link is a commuter rail line connecting Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phaya Thai (BTS) station via Makkasan Station (MRT Phetchaburi).
For taking Airport Rail Link you need to go down by the escalator or lift. The Airport Rail Link station is located on B Level, two floors below the arrival hall. Just follow the signs “ Train to City”, everything is clearly marked. On the B floor you will see few currency exchange booths.
The Airport Rail Link City Line is the fastest way to travel back and forth between Suvarnabhumi Airport and central Bangkok . Phaya Thai is a major station of the BTS Skytrain, from there you can take the train to travel around the city. The Airport Train stops at 6 stations along its way.
The standard gauge line is 28.6 km (17.8 mi) long and is elevated, running above the existing eastern railway, with an underground terminal at the airport. Commuter trips take 27 minutes from Phaya Thai to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
(Ignore anyone inside the airport that’s offering you a taxi.) Tell the clerk at the taxi kiosk your destination and the clerk will assign you to the next available taxi driver. Trips into the city cost between 300-500 baht, depending on your location. However, you must pay an additional 50 baht meter fare plus tolls.
Right now, riding the Skytrain costs from 16 Thai baht ( £0.37 ) for a single ticket to travel one station, up to 59 baht ( £1.38 ) to take in the whole system. A one-day ticket for unlimited travel costs 140 baht ( £3.26 ).
Station access fee
|Ticket type||Single use||Single trip ticket|
|Ticket typeAdult||Single use $14.87||Single trip ticket $14.90|
|Ticket typeChild/Youth||Single use $13.18||Single trip ticket $13.20|
|Ticket typeConcession and Senior/Pensioner*||Single use $13.31||Single trip ticketN/A|
The distance between Sukhumvit Road and Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is 22 km . The road distance is 31.4 km.
Uber , the global peer-to-peer taxi service, has become pretty popular in Bangkok . It started operating in Thailand in 2014. While Bangkok taxis are super cheap, they have some problems. Often drivers will refuse to run the meter, instead negotiating higher prices.
There are three different transfer options when traveling from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) to Bangkok; taxi, bus and train. Taking a taxi is the most convenient option as it is direct and only takes 32 minutes, however, it is the most expensive at around 6.80€ ( 240 Baht ).
The Airport Rail Link is the cheapest and fastest way out of the airport and into downtown Bangkok . When you arrive , follow the signs for the train station, which is located on the basement floor. The train will take you directly to Makkasan Station in about 35 minutes.
Suvarnabhumi airport terminal is approximately 30 kilometres ( 19 miles ) east, half an hour from the broad Bangkok CBD area, depending on traffic and time of day. The most direct route is via the raised freeway between, which incurs toll of 70 Baht and airport tax of 50 Baht – total 120 Baht (approx $4.)
Opening hours for all stations is 05.15 AM – 00.55 AM of every day. The busiest periods are the rush hours at 7.00 AM – 9.00 AM and 4.00 PM – 8.00 PM each day as most of BTS passengers are office workers and students.
The Airport Rail Link City Line leaves every 15 minutes, takes 25 minutes for the whole distance because it makes 6 stops in between, and costs 45 baht per person.
you have two choices. 1st is the Airport link train to Phaya Thai, then transfer to the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit line and take that to Nana. The price for the Airport train will be 45 baht, and the BTS Skytrain will cost 25 baht.