How to Take Airport Rail Link Train from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Bangkok

Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is connected to the Bangkok city by Airport Train, which is known as Airport Rail Link.

The railway line consists of 8 stations – Suvarnabhumi, Lat Krabang, Ban Thap Chang, Hua Mak, Ramkhamhaeng, Makkasan, Ratchaprarop and Phaya Thai. There's no non-stop express train service anymore. Therefore all the trains stop at every station and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Airport Rail Link is linked with both the Subway (MRT) via Makkasan station and BTS SkyTrain via Phaya Thai Station. It covers a distance of 28 km. The ticket costs from 15 to 45 THB, depending on the distance. Trains run daily from 05.30 am until midnight.

By far, taking Airport Rail Link is the cheapest and easiest way to get to the city centre.

Once you arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport, arrivals are on the 2nd floor. For taking Airport Rail Link you need to go down by the escalator or lift.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

The Airport Rail Link station is located on B Level, two floors below the arrival hall.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Just follow the signs “Train to City”, everything is clearly marked.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport

On the B floor you will see few currency exchange booths. In case you would like to change some cash, skip the banks as the rates here are not that good.

Currency exchange booths at Suvarnabhumi Airport

The best rates are offered by currency exchange booths that are located to the left from Airport Rail Link station.

Check where to get the Best Foreign Exchange Rates at Suvarnabhumi Airport and you will save lots of money exchanging your currency at the main airport of Bangkok.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Follow the route to the City Line.

Airport Rail Link at Suvarnabhumi Airport

You need to buy a single trip ticket (token) at these Ticket Vending Machines. You need to select your destination and the number of passengers, and then the fare will be automatically calculated. You can pay by coins or notes (THB only) and the change as well as receipt will be given out.

Travel SMART!  Book your Airport Rail Link ticket online & don't waste your time at ticket vending machines as the queues at BKK airport can be long

For more detailed information on using Airport Rail Link trains check How to Use Airport Rail Link in Bangkok.

Airport Rail Link Ticket Vending Machines

It’s the last station of Airport Rail Link so you can take any train - they are all going the same way.

Airport Rail Link Suvarnabhumi Station

If your hotel is near Bangkok's Subway (MRT), you can change the train at Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station to MRT Phetchaburi Station.

Taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Central Bangkok

If using public transportation seems to be too complicated for you, book a private transfer online and the driver will be waiting for you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. It's definitely the most comfortable way to reach the city and not to get lost in Bangkok on the first day of your trip.

Private transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Central Bangkok can be booked here: [Sale] Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers (BKK) for Bangkok


Detailed information about other facilities at the airport can be found here: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).

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[Sale] Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers (BKK) for Bangkok

Where to Get the Best Foreign Exchange Rates at Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Enjoy your stay in Bangkok!

Any Questions?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions about public transportation in Bangkok and ask your own question if it's not answered there yet.

FAQ – Bangkok Public Transport