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Don Muang Airport to Pratunam is a popular route as Pratunam is one of the most visit Bangkok's shopping districts. If you are looking how to get from Bangkok DMK Airport to Pratunam, find detailed information about getting from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam by train, airport bus, taxi and private transfer.

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 Market and Palladium Night Market attract 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 from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam

In general, you have three choices for getting from Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Pratunam:

  • Bus – cheapest way
  • Train - affordable way
  • Taxi or Private transfer – faster and more comfortable way

Don Muang Airport to Pratunam by Bus

Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK) is now connected to the city by commuter train line but traveling to Pratunam takes even 2 transfers between different train systems. Therefore, taking a bus is the only way for getting directly from DMK airport to Pratunam by Bangkok public transportation.

There are several airport bus routes connecting Don Muang Airport with Bangkok City. Bus A3 connects Don Muang Airport to Pratunam before continuing the route to the terminal stop at Lumphini Park.

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 DMK airport to Pratunam, you need to drop off at the bus stop opposite to Indra Square (on the left side of the street as seen below).

Ratchaprarop Road

Don Muang Airport to Pratunam by Train

Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK) is now connected to the city by SRT Red Line commuter train. For getting from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam by train, you need to transfer at least 2 times. Depending on the location of your accommodation in Pratunam, you can choose to travel by SRT train + MRT metro + BTS Skytrain or by SRT train + MRT metro + Airport Rail Link.

Bangkok SRT Red Line Commuter Train

SRT train + MRT metro + BTS Skytrain

Take SRT Red Line commuter train from Don Muang Airport to Krung Thep Aphiwat Station, which is the final station on the line. Ticket costs 33 THB.

Transfer to MRT Bang Sue Station and take the underground metro to Chatuchak Park Station. Ticket costs 19 THB.

At MRT Chatuchak Park Station transfer to BTS Mo Chit Station. Take BTS Skytrain from there to BTS Phaya Thai or BTS Ratchathewi Station. Ticket costs 40-43 THB.

SRT train + MRT metro + Airport Rail Link

Take SRT Red Line commuter train from Don Muang Airport to Krung Thep Aphiwat Station, which is the final station on the line. Ticket costs 33 THB.

Transfer to MRT Bang Sue Station and take the underground metro to MRT Phetchaburi Station. Ticket costs 38 THB.

At MRT Phetchaburi Station transfer to Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station. Take airport train from there to ARL Ratchaprarop Station. Ticket costs 15 THB.

Don Muang Airport to Pratunam by Taxi

Taking Bangkok taxi from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam is a faster (usually) and more comfortable way for getting into the city than taking a bus or a train. The distance between the airport and Pratunam is about 22 km and it can take around 20-30 minutes or even more, if traffic conditions are complicated.

Taxi fare from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam

The taxi fare from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam should be around 250 THB, not including the airport surcharge (50 THB) 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 from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam

As taking a bus or train might be inconvenient if traveling with children or in group, booking a private transfer from Don Muang Airport to Pratunam is recommended in such a case. 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 to Pratunam can be booked online here: Private Don Muang Airport Transfers for Bangkok.

Where to Stay in Bangkok?

Pratunam area is one the best areas to stay in Bangkok. Detailed information about Pratunam area and other popular areas in Bangkok can be found here: Guide to Bangkok Best Areas.

Tips

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

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

Choosing the right place to stay in Pratunam is essential as the choice of accommodations here is wide but the level of service varies. Explore the list of the best hotels near Pratunam Market to make a good choice.

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