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Transfer to/from Bangkok Don Mueang airport (DMK)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Bangkok Don Mueang airport (DMK)

Transportation

 
Bangkok Don Mueang airport (DMK)

Bus - There are several services that leave from the Arrivals area of both terminals: Line 29 - Lak Si, Mo Chit, Hua Lamphong, Victory Monument, Sam Yan; 555 - Lak Si, Dusit Palace, Suvarnabhumi; 59 - Bangkhen University, Ladprao, Saphan Kwai, Chatuchak; 187 - Din Daeng, Rajvithi, Victory Monument, Charoen Krung, Si Phraya Pier; 538 - Din Daeng, Victory Monument, Rama Hospital; 95 - Ram-intra, Ram Khamhang. Bus A1 runs to Bangkok bus station every 30 minutes between 8:30 am and 11:30 pm and departs from gate 6 of Terminal 1 and from gate 12 of Terminal 2, while service A2 goes to Mochit, Saphan Kwai and Sanam Pao. There are also free services between the Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports from 5:00 am to 0:00 am.

The Airport Limo Bus Express (Tel +66 991 918 800) goes to Khao San Road, Silom, Wat Phra Kaew, Phayathai and Patumwan from 9:30 am to 0:30 am, with a frequency of 30 min. It leaves from gates 6-8 of Terminal 1 and gate 14 of Terminal 2.

Train - The station is found 800 meters away and is connected to the enclosure through a bridge on the second floor of Terminal 1. Services depart from there to Hua Lamphong, in the city centre, where you can make connections throughout the country. Intermediate stops include Lak Si, Thung Song Hong, Bang Khen, Samsen, Ramathibodi and Yommarat. Travel time is around 50 minutes. More information: Tel +66 2220 4272.

Car Rental Services

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Taxi - Vehicles from Torn Taxi (Tel +66 982 812 537) and Bangkok Airport Transfer (Tel +66 865 150 234) available outside the Arrivals area of both terminals. It is advised to have your destination written in Thai. The trip to the city centre can take 30 to 90 minutes, depending on traffic.

Latest updates: July 02, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.