Free Shuttle Bus between Bangkok Airports Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK)

Bangkok has two airports - Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK). Traveling between them can be done in several ways but the cheapest way is taking a free shuttle bus service BKK to DMK / DMK to BKK.

We would recommend you to use it because the bus is running all the way through expressway (Din Daeng Expressway & Don Mueang Tollway) which is very convenient and, of course, free of charge.

The bus is white colored and with air-conditioning. There is a storage area for luggage inside the bus so there is no problem with having a big luggage. The service is first come, first served so no pre-booking is required.

Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports

Shuttle Bus Timetable

While Scheduled times of shuttle bus departure were previously displayed in the Airport Shuttle Bus Timetable found at the bus stop, recently it was removed most probably because buses seem not to follow that timetable very strictly.

The shuttle bus runs daily. The first bus starts running from both airports at 5:00 and the last bus leaves at 24:00. The bus departs every 12 or 30 minutes depending on the time of the day. Previously displayed airport shuttle bus schedule is as follows:

- At periods 05:00-08:00, 11:00-16:00 and 19:00-24:00 the airport shuttle bus departs every 30 minutes

- At periods 08:00-11:00 and 16:00-19:00 the airport shuttle bus departs every 12 minutes

As the schedule might be not that strictly followed, depending on traffic situation, you should better check the digital board at the bus stop to see the estimated time of the next bus departure.

The journey to another airport takes approximately 50-60 minutes. However, it might take twice that time when using shuttle bus service during the rush hour or heavy rain as it may be delayed due to traffic congestion.

Shuttle Bus Route Map

At the bus stop you can find a digital board displaying the shuttle bus route map, estimated time of the next departure and current location of all the buses on the route as well as their estimated arrival time.

Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports

Documents Required

- Ticket, e-ticket or confirmation (itinerary) of the departing flight

- Passport or ID card

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Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports

Shuttle Bus from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang (BKK to DMK)

Boarding the shuttle bus at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

The bus will depart from the 2nd floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport (Arrivals), outside the door 3.

Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports

You will see a desk on the right side where you should contact the staff and show your passport and proof of travel (e-ticket or boarding pass for connecting flight) on that day or the next day. The staff will check your flight details. You will also get a stamp on our hand before boarding to the bus.

Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports

Dropping off at Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

At Don Mueang Airport buses drop passengers at the upper (departures) level.

Shuttle Bus from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi (DMK to BKK)

Boarding the shuttle bus at Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

The shuttle bus departs from Terminal 1 of Don Mueang Airport. The bus stop is located on the 1st floor, at the door 6. You just need to follow the signs leading to the ''shuttle bus'' to find the correct place. 

Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports

Pay attention that contrary to Suvarnabhumi Airport, the shuttle bus counter at Don Mueang Airport is located inside the terminal building, on the right side of the exit No. 6 and you need to check-in there first before getting out to the bus stop.

Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports

Dropping off at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Buses drop off passengers on the departure level of Suvarnabhumi Airport at the 4th Floor, door 5 first and then go back to board new passengers on the 2nd Floor, at the door 3.


If you don't qualify for free transfer between Bangkok airports or want to travel more comfortably, choose another mode of transportation to transfer from BKK to DMK or from DMK to BKK.

More information about other facilities at the airports can be found here:

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)

Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

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