Bangkok airport to Khao san Road

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How to get get from the airport to Khao san road? A question often asked by those staying in and around the popular backpackers street of Khao san Road in Bangkok’s historical district Rattanakosin. As Bangkok has two different airport we will explain how to get to Khao san Road from both these airports.
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Suvarnabhumi International Airport is Bangkok’s main airport and is most likely be the airport of arrival from most long-haul flight from Europe or America.

The most convenient way to get from the Airport to Khao san road after a long flight in terms of door-to-door is by taxi. After customs follow the signs ‘’Public taxi’s” which is the official taxi stand at the ground level.  Make sure your taxi drivers turns on the meter, starting at 35 Baht.  Most taxi’s will choose for the faster toll-way (if not prefered, say: no tollway) to avoid traffic jams on their way to Khao san Road.

Airport surcharge: 50 Baht
Taxi-meter: ~ 250-300 Baht (depending on traffic)
Toll way: 50-70 Baht
Total:  ~ 400 Baht

The express bus S1 service brings people from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khao san Road and stops at Old Town, Democracy Monument, Banglamphu Interaction and Sanam Luang.  This bus costs 60 THB per person and runs  daily between 06.00 and 20:00.


Suvarnabhumi Airport Link brings you to Bangkok’s city center (Phaya Thai station)  from 6AM to around midnight.  You will find the Airport Link in the basement of the airport.  The airport link will make several stops and will arrive at Phaya Thai station around 30 minutes later and costs about 40 Baht.  The express line doesn’t stop at other stations, takes around 20 minutes and costs 90 Baht per person.  From Phaya Thai station you can either opt for a taxi (how to take a taxi?) to Khao san Road (80-100 THB) or take the local bus (nr. 59) to Democracy Monument.


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Don Mueang Airport is Bangkok’s smaller airport focused on mainly national or low-cost flights to nearby countries.  The airport is situated about 25 – 30 kilometer from Khao san road isn’t connected to the airport rail link.

A direct taxi from the airport to Khao san Road will bring you directly to your hotel.  Cost: ~250-300 Baht

From outside Don Mueang Airport you can the local city bus Nr. 59 which will bring you to Democracy monument which is a few minutes walk to Khao san Road.  Cost:  8 – 12 Baht

A dedicated Limobus from the airport stops at Lumpini park and Khao san road.  More information and online tickets can be found on their website:   Cost: 150 Baht

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