How to get from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport to Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya - filled with beautiful ruins, temples, and Phra Mongkhon Bophit, one of the largest bronze statues of a sitting Buddha, is Thailand's second capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magical city is only 80 kilometres north of Bangkok, making it very easy to visit during a day trip.
There are 2 different travel options when getting from Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to Ayutthaya; you can either take a taxi, or a combined bus and train trip. Taking a Bangkok airport taxi is the only direct option with the convenience of a door-to-door service. The other, and much cheaper option, is to take a bus from the airport to the centre of Bangkok where you will need to take a connecting train to Ayutthaya.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €29|| 60min|| 24/7|
| Bus and Train || €14|| 135min|| 05:00–23:00|
How to get from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport to Ayutthaya by taxi
Taking a Bangkok airport taxi to Ayutthaya is definitely the best travel option as they offer a comfortable, air-conditioned, door-to-door service, for a short travel time of only 1 hour.
Taxi fare from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport to Ayutthaya
Taxis from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport don't offer flat rate fees to Ayutthaya, instead, they use a taximeter based on the distance and time travelled. This means that your final price will depend on your exact location within Ayutthaya, however, your overall taxi fare should cost around €29 (1.100 Baht). Please note that an airport surcharge of €1.40 (50 Baht) will be added to your fare.
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) can be very overwhelming, and having to find your way in Thailand's hot humid weather with your children or heavy luggage is definitely not the best way to start your holiday. Moreover, Thai taxis are very affordable; so why not avoid the unnecessary hassle and take a fast, comfortable and air-conditioned taxi to Ayutthaya.
An even easier way to travel to Ayutthaya is to book a private taxi in advance, this way your English speaking driver will be waiting for you outside the arrivals door, ready to take you away in your pre-selected vehicle.
Please note that if you are travelling during peak times, your taxi driver will most likely take the Expressway toll for an additional €1.70 (60 Baht).
Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey to avoid being overcharged.
Standard taxis at Suvarnabhumi airport can carry up to 4 people and 3 pieces of regular sized luggage.
How to get from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport to Ayutthaya by bus and train
Unfortunately there are no direct public transportation options to get from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport to Ayutthaya; you will firstly need to take the 554 bus that departs every 20 minutes from the airport to Lak Si train station at the centre of Bangkok and from there take a connecting train that departs every 1 hour to Ayutthaya. You should not have any trouble finding a train to Ayutthaya as there are 28 trains that leave the station daily. The combined journey takes 2 hours 15 minutes, waiting time included.
How much is a combined bus and train trip from Bangkok airport to Ayutthaya?
As there are no direct buses from Bangkok (BBK) airport to Ayutthaya, you will firstly need to take the 554 bus from the airport to Lak Si train station and then take a connecting train to Ayutthaya. A one-way ticket on the 554 bus costs €1 (35 Baht) and a one-way train ticket to Ayutthaya costs between €5 (118 Baht) and €10 (375 Baht), depending on the train and class you choose to travel in. The total cost of your journey should be between €6 (225 Baht) and €11 (410 Baht). You can purchase your bus ticket directly from your driver in cash or from the Passenger Terminal's Public Transport Center at the airport. Similarly, you can purchase your train ticket from one of the counters at Lak Si station.
2 H 15 Min.
There is a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the 554 bus and up to 1 hour for the train at Lak Si station.
The 554 Bangkok Airport bus runs from 05:00 to 23:00 and the train runs from 07:42 to 00:18.
Where do I get it from?
Public buses can be found at the Transport Center near the airport terminal, which is easily reached with an airport shuttle bus. These shuttles are parked outside the arrivals hall. On the other hand, you will have to check the the time boards at Lak Si station in order to find your train platform since many different trains go to-and-from Ayutthaya.
As there are no direct buses from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport to Ayutthaya, you will need to take a connecting train at Lak Si station in Bangkok, bringing your travel time up to 2 hours 15 minutes. Moreover, if you are travelling with children or large luggage, this journey can become very tiresome and time-consuming.
Price tickets on the train can vary considerably depending on which train you take and what class ticket you choose to purchase (3rd class, 2nd class, 2nd air-conditioned, a seat or a bed).
Please note that many train lines travel between Lak Si station in Bangkok and Ayutthaya. If you have doubts on which train you should be taking, you can ask one of the employees at the train station to help you.
Train ticket prices can vary considerably depending on which train you take and what class ticket you choose to purchase (3rd class, 2nd class, 2nd air-conditioned, a seat or a bed).
Do not be alarmed if your train is not on time; trains to Ayutthaya (and in general) rarely are.