A1 Bus is Bangkok's shuttle bus service, connecting Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) with Bangkok City. Don Muang Airport Bus A1 connects the airport with BTS Mo Chit Station and MRT Chatuchak Park Station, conveniently helping to reach the main areas of Thai capital. Bangkok Northern (Mo Chit) Bus Terminal can also be reached by A1 Bus.
Taking A1 Bus from Don Muang Airport to the city is a good choice for travelers because the shuttle bus service is very convenient, not expensive and quite fast, as Bangkok A1 Bus route is direct and uses express way so it stops at few bus stops only before reaching the final destination.
Don Muang Airport A1 Bus
All buses running on Don Muang A1 Bus route are new blue air-conditioned buses.
Bangkok A1 Bus Fare
Current Bangkok A1 Bus fare is 30 THB per person.
The ticket can be bought on board. So far the bus fare needs to be paid by cash only but there are plans to implement other payment methods too.
Bangkok A1 Bus Timetable
Bangkok A1 Bus service operates daily, from 6:15 to 24:00.
The expected frequency of A1 Bus: every 15 minutes 5 minutes.
Pay attention that A1 bus departures from 21:00 are less frequent than at the daytime. According to this timetable found at the airport, bus A1 schedule after 21:00 is the following: 21:25, 21:45, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 24:00 (last bus).
The journey on this Don Muang Airport bus route usually takes about 30 minutes, unless traffic conditions are really harsh.
Bangkok A1 Bus Route
A1 Bus runs from Don Muang Airport to BTS Mo Chit station. A1 Bus route is direct and uses express way so it stops at few bus stops only before reaching the final destination.
Bus Stop at Don Muang Airport
All Don Muang Airport buses park on the first floor of Terminal 1 (Exit No. 6).
Main Stops on A1 Bus Route
Central Lad Phrao Mall
Bangkok Northern (Mo Chit) Bus Terminal (also known as Chatuchak Bus Station)
A1 Bus Route Map
Full list of bus stops on Don Muang Airport shuttle bus A1 route with exact locations can be found on the A1 Bus route map below. "Inbound" bus stops are used when traveling on A1 Bus from Don Muang Airport to Bangkok, "Outbound" bus stops are used when taking A1 Bus to Don Muang Airport from the city.
Tips on Taking A1 Bus
A1 Bus passes BTS Mo Chit Station and MRT Chatuchak Park Station. This place is roughly on the mid-way between Don Muang Airport and the center of Bangkok City. Stopping here and changing to the BTS or MRT is a good way to avoid the horrendous traffic of Thai capital.
Boarding on A1 Bus at Don Muang Airport might be not convenient for passengers with children and big luggage as the luggage space inside buses is limited. The buses on A1 route also tend to get crowded during rush hour so you might need to stand all the way to your destination. The journey can take more than 30 minutes, as the length of it depends on the time of the day and traffic conditions.
A1 Bus is the most frequent Don Muang Airport shuttle bus route, so you can wait for the next bus to get a seat.
A2 Bus also passes BTS Mo Chit and MRT Chatuchak Park station so you can choose this bus route instead. Just make sure to drop off at the right bus stop as A2 Bus route continues further to Victory Monument.
Another alternative to A1 Bus is the recently opened SRT Red Line commuter train that lets to reach MRT network from Don Muang Airport a bit faster.
Detailed information about taking A1 Bus from BTS Mo Chit Station and MRT Chatuchak Park Station to Don Mueang Airport can be found here: Bangkok A1/A2 bus from MRT/BTS to Don Mueang Airport.
Other Don Muang Airport Bus Routes
There are 3 more shuttle bus routes starting at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK):
The most important information about all Don Muang Airport bus routes can be found here: Bangkok Don Mueang Airport Bus.
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If you have connecting flights at different airports in Bangkok, you can use free shuttle bus between BKK and DMK airports to save time and money.
If you are traveling with a large luggage or just don't like using public transportation in foreign countries, enjoy a hassle-free trip to the city by booking a private transfer here: Private Don Mueang Airport (DMK) Transfers.
What is the best area to stay in Bangkok? The answer can be found in the guide to Bangkok Best Areas.
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