Train from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok is the Bangkok Airport express train called Airport Rail Link. Taking a train from Bangkok Airport to city is the cheapest and fastest way for getting into the city center. To ensure smooth arrival, check our detailed guide on how to take the train from BKK airport to city.

Train from Bangkok Airport to City

Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is connected with Bangkok city center by the airport train, which is known as Airport Rail Link.

Airport Rail Link covers a distance of 28 km. The railway line consists of 8 stations – Suvarnabhumi, Lat Krabang, Ban Thap Chang, Hua Mak, Ramkhamhaeng, Makkasan, Ratchaprarop and Phaya Thai. Currently all the trains stop at every station on the route and the journey between the terminal stations takes approximately 30 minutes.

Airport Rail Link is linked with both the Subway (MRT) via Makkasan station, BTS SkyTrain via Phaya Thai Station and MRT Yellow Line via Hua Mak Station. These connections let you travel from Suvarnabhumi Airport to different parts of Bangkok easily.

How much is the train from Bangkok Airport to city?

Ticket for the train from Bangkok Airport to city costs from 15 THB to 45 THB, depending on the distance. Trains run daily from 05:30 until midnight.

By far, taking Airport Rail Link is the cheapest and easiest way for getting from BKK Airport to the city centre.

How to take train from Suvarnabhumi Airport?

Once you arrive 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

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

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Just follow the signs “Train to City” or "Airport Rail Link", at the airport everything is clearly marked.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport

On the B floor you will see several currency exchange booths. In case you would like to exchange some money at the airport, skip the banks as the rates here are not that good.

Currency exchange booths at Suvarnabhumi Airport

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

Best Exchange Rate at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Discover, where to get the Best Exchange Rate at Suvarnabhumi Airport and you will save lots of money exchanging your foreign currency at the main airport of Bangkok.

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. 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.

Airport Rail Link Ticket Vending Machines

For more detailed information on using Airport Rail Link trains check Bangkok Airport Rail Link.

Suvarnabhumi is the last station of Airport Rail Link route so you can take any train from there - they are all going the same way to Bangkok city center.

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

Taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok

If using public transportation seems to be too complicated for you, you can take an airport taxi or book a private transfer online. By booking a private transfer you will escape long lines at the airport's taxi stand as 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 to Central Bangkok can be booked here: Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfer for Bangkok


To stay connected right after your arrival, make sure to book discounted SIM Card for Thailand and pick it up at Bangkok Airport before boarding the train to the city center. By pre-booking your SIM card you can save a lot if compared to the standard prices of Thai SIM card for tourists.

Bangkok Airport train might be useful even if you choose to stay at one of hotels near Suvarnabhumi Airport as many affordable accommodations are located just one Airport Rail Link station away from the airport.

If you haven't decided on where to stay in Bangkok during your trip, make sure to explore this guide to Bangkok Best Areas as it will help you choose the neighborhood that suites your plans the best.

When staying in Khao San Road, you can choose to travel there from Bangkok Airport with the combination of airport train and taxi or just take a direct bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khao San Road.

To get on your connecting flight departing from Don Mueang Airport (DMK), you don't need to take Bangkok Airport train as you can use the service of free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang.

Bangkok Airport train is also not necessary if you are looking to travel from Bangkok Airport to popular destinations such as Pattaya, Hua Hin or Ayutthaya as you can take a direct taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya and various other destinations.

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

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

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