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How to get from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok

Bangkok has two different airports, Don Mueang airport and Suvarnabhumi airport. Suvarnabhumi airport is located in Samut Prakan province, around 25 Km away from Bangkok's city centre, making Don Mueang the closer airport at only 24 Km away.

When travelling from Don Mueang airport (DMK) to Bangkok city centre, there are two available transportation options. Taking a taxi from Don Mueang airport is a fast, convenient, comfortable and fairly affordable option. However, if you are travelling on a budget, your best option would be to take the bus. Another more comfortable and modern option is to take the Airport Limousine Express Bus which gets to Khao San station in 1 hour. However, it is important to know that if you choose to take the bus to Bangkok, you will need to take a connecting bus at the BTS Skytrain or at the MRT subway in order to reach the city centre.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €11.30 22min 24/7
Bus €1.70 20min 07:00–00:00

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How to get from Don Mueang airport to Bangkok by taxi

Taking an airport taxi is a great transfer option if you're looking to get from Don Mueang (DMK) airport to your hotel in Bangkok fast and efficiently. Don Mueang airport taxis are easily found outside of the arrivals area and are available 24/7.

Taxi fare from Don Mueang airport to Bangkok

Taxis at Don Mueang (DMK) airport don't offer flat rate fares, instead, they use a taximeter which is based on the time and distance travelled. So the cost of your journey from Don Mueang airport to the city centre of Bangkok will depend on your exact destination, however, it should be around €11.30 (300 - 450 Baht). Please note, that there is an additional airport surcharge of €1.40 (50 baht) and another €2 (70 Baht) if you wish to take the Toll Way/Express Way.

Convenience

Taking a Don Mueang airport taxi to Bangkok is the only direct transfer option. Not only are taxis available 24/7, but they offer a door-to-door service, taking you to your hotel in just 22 minutes. You will not need to worry about navigating in Thai public transport, having to keep an eye on your children or dragging heavy luggage around. Travelling by taxi couldn't be easier.

Editor’s Note

If you wish to take a faster route, you can ask your driver to take the Toll Way/Express Way, however, you will need to pay the toll which will cost an additional €2 (70 Baht).

Useful Tips

Standard sized taxis in Bangkok can carry up to 4 people.
Make sure your taximeter is reset and turned on before you begin your journey to the city.
Please note that you will have to pay an extra €1.40 (50 baht) if you are taking a taxi to or from the airport.

How to get from Don Mueang airport to Bangkok by bus

There are 2 different bus lines that run from Don Mueang (DMK) airport to Bangkok; the A1 and the Airport Limo Express bus. The cheapest and most convenient bus line is the A1, which leaves the airport every 5 minutes, takes 20 minutes to reach Mo Chit bus station. The Airport Limo Express Bus is a much more modern and comfortable bus, however, it takes 1 hour to reach Khao San station. It is important to know that you will need to take a connecting transportation method at both Mo Chit and Khao San bus stations; either the BTS Skytrain or the MRT subway in order to reach the city centre of Bangkok.

How much is a bus ticket from Don Mueang airport to Bangkok?

The cheapest option is to take the A1 bus as a one-way only costs €0.85 (30 Baht), no matter where you choose to stop. You can purchase your ticket directly from the bus driver, but be sure to have small coins on you as the driver doesn't normally carry change.

The Airport Limo Express bus is a little more expensive costing €4.30 (150 Baht) to get to Khao San station. You can book online in advance at a small fee or you can buy your tickets on the day at the airport booking desk between gates 6 and 8 in Terminal 1 and at gate 14 in Terminal 2. 

Cost

€0.85 - €4.30

Trip Duration

20 Min. to 1 H

There is a waiting time of 5 minutes for the A1 bus and of 1 hour for the Airport Limo Express bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The A1 bus runs from 07:00 to 00:00 and the Airport Limo Express bus runs from 10:00 to 23:30.

Where do I get it from?

Both the A1 bus and the Airport Limo Express bus can be found outside Don Mueang (DMK) airport's Terminal 1 at exit 6. As you step out the door you will see a sign saying 'BMTA Bus'. Follow this sign and you will see the orange A1 bus and the white Airport Limo Express bus in front of you.

Convenience

Although the A1 bus leaves every 5 minutes and only takes 20 minutes to reach Mo Chit bus station, you will then need to take a connecting transportation method to reach Bangkok's city centre. Not only does this add on an extra cost to your journey, it also adds on time, and you will need to navigate in the Thai public transportation system.

Editor’s Note

During peak times, both buses from Don Mueang airport use the Toll Way/Express Way to get into Bangkok, at no extra cost.

Useful Tips

A one-way ticket on the A1 bus costs €0.85 (30 Baht), no matter where you stop.
The A2 bus can drop you off at Victory Monument for €0.85 (30 Baht). However, this bus leaves every 30 minutes from Mueang airport.
If you wish to save time at the airport, you can always book your Airport Limo Express bus ticket online for a small additional cost.

Frequently asked questions

What airport is closest to Bangkok's city centre?

Bangkok has two different airports, Don Mueang airport and Suvarnabhumi airport. Suvarnabhumi airport is located in Samut Prakan province, around 25 Km away from Bangkok's city centre, making Don Mueang the closer airport at only 24 Km away. Although Don Mueang airport is closer in distance, Suvarnabhumi airport has many more transportation options. It also houses most of the large international airlines.

How do I get from Don Muang airport to Bangkok City?

There are 2 different options when travelling from Don Mueang airport to Bangkok; you can either take a taxi or a bus. A taxi will get you to your hotel in just 22 minutes for the price of €11.30 (400 Baht). A one-way ticket on th A1 bus costs €0.85 (30 Baht) and the journey takes 20 minutes. The other bus option is the Airport Limo Express bus that takes 1 hour to get to Khao San station for the price of €4.30 (150 Baht).

How much is a taxi from Bangkok airport to the city centre?

Taxis at Don Mueang airport don't offer flat rate fares to the city centre of Bangkok, instead, they use a taximeter which is based on distance travelled. The taxi fare costs around €11.30 (400 Baht), but can vary depending on your exact location within the city. Please note that there is an airport surcharge of €1.40 (50 baht) and an additional €2 (70 Baht) if you wish to use the Toll Way/Express Way.

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