How to get from Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Pratunam

Pratunam is one of Bangkok's shopping districts which is very popular between locals and tourists. Many tourists prefer to stay in this area as there are plenty of reasonably priced hotels and guesthouses in Pratunam. If you're planning to stay there as well and will be arriving via Bangkok's second airport, check what is the best way to get to Pratunam from Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK).

Pratunam Area

Pratunam Area is a popular shopping area because here can be found the best deals for clothes, shoes, bags and other goods, especially when buying wholesale quantities. Pratunam Market and The Platinum Fashion Mall are the top shopping venues at the daytime and Pratunam Night MarketPalladium Night Market and Talad Neon Night Market attracts thousands of visitors at night.

Pratunam Area

Baiyoke Tower II is the second tallest building in Bangkok that can be easily seen from all Pratunam Area. If you want your stay in Bangkok to be exceptional, consider staying at Baiyoke Sky Hotel as this hotel is offering the best panoramas of the city.

Baiyoke Sky Hotel

How to get to Pratunam from Don Muang Airport

You have two choices for getting from Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Pratunam:

  • Bus – cheapest way;
  • Taxi or Private transfer – faster and more comfortable way.

Bus from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam

Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK) is not connected to the city by metro lines yet so taking a bus is the only possible way to get from the airport to Pratunam by public transportation.

Gladly, there is a shuttle bus service connecting Don Muang Airport with Bangkok City. Don Muang Airport Bus A3 connects the airport with Lumphini Park and on the way stops at Pratunam.

A3 Bus Bangkok - Bus from Don Muang Airport to Lumphini Park

All buses running on this route are air-conditioned. A3 Bus quite rarely gets full so in most cases you can board on it even with large luggage. 

Bangkok A3 Bus fare is 50 THB per person. Buses from the airport depart approx. every 30 minutes.

When going from the airport to Pratunam, you need to drop off at the bus stop in front of Indra Square (on the left side of the street as seen below).

Ratchaprarop Road

Taxi from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam

Taking a Taxi from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam is a faster and more comfortable way for getting into. The distance between the airport and Pratunam is about 22 km and it can take more than 20 minutes or even more, if the traffic conditions are complicated.

The taxi fare from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam should be around 200 baht not including the airport surcharge and road tolls. The fare can get significantly higher if the traffic will be jammed or if the taxi driver will refuse to turn the meter on.

Bangkok Taxi

Private transfer

As taking a bus might be less convenient if traveling with children or in group, booking a private transfer is recommended. You can book a private transfer online and as soon as you will land the driver will be waiting for you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. It's definitely the most convenient and comfortable way to reach Pratunam from Don Muang airport.

Private transfer from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Pratunam can be booked here: [Sale] Private Don Muang Airport Transfers (DMK) for Bangkok.

Where to Stay in Bangkok?

Pratunam area is one the best areas to stay in Bangkok. Our recommended hotels in Pratunam area can be found here: Where to Stay in Bangkok - Guide to Bangkok Best Areas.


Book a discounted Thailand 4G SIM Card and pick it up at the airport: [SALE] 4G SIM Card for Thailand (DMK Airport Pick Up).

If you will be arriving at Bangkok's main airport and want to find the best way for getting to Pratunam from there, check How to get from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Pratunam.

Welcome to Bangkok!