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1. Posted by tortuga (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

hello everyone, so i'm headed off on my first trip to S. Asia on the 30th of October and the one nagging question that i cant seem to find an answer for is: is there a bus from Suvarnabhumi airport to th Khao san or general democracy monument area? if so which one? and where does it stop? i figure someone must have done it by now.... any help appreciated

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Express bus routes:
AE1 Suvarnabhumi – Silom Rd. (by expressway)
AE2 Suvarnabhumi – Khao San Rd.(by expressway)
AE3 Suvarnabhumi – Central World via Sukhumvit Rd.
AE4 Suvarnabhumi – Hua Lamphong Train Station via Victory Monument

Well, these are the regular bus routes :
549 Suvarnabhumi-Minburi-Bangkapi via Seri Thai Rd.
550 Suvarnabhumi-Happy Land
551 Suvarnabhumi-Victory Monument (by expressway)
552 Suvarnabhumi-Khlong Toei (Customs Dept.) via Onnut BTS station
552A Suvarnabhumi-Samut Prakarn (Praeksa Garage)
553 Suvarnabhumi-Samut Prakarn (Crocodile Farm Garage)
554 Suvarnabhumi-Rangsit via Don Mueang and Ram Indra Rd. (by expressway)
555 Suvarnabhumi-Rangsit via Don Mueang and Central Plaza LadPhrao (by expressway)
556 Suvarnabhumi-Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal via Democracy Monument and Khaosan Rd.(by expressway)
557 Suvarnabhumi-Wong Wian Yai (The Great Circle)
558 Suvarnabhumi-Central Plaza Rama II
559 Suvarnabhumi-Future Park Rangsit via Dream World (by expressway)

opospa

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1654 posts) 9y

Quoting tortuga

hello everyone, so i'm headed off on my first trip to S. Asia on the 30th of October and the one nagging question that i cant seem to find an answer for is: is there a bus from Suvarnabhumi airport to th Khao san or general democracy monument area? if so which one? and where does it stop? i figure someone must have done it by now.... any help appreciated

Or!

Change your money over. Make sure you have some small bills included with the change.

IGNORE TOUTS in arrivals hall! Go to the bottom level and near door 7 and door 8 (where the Airport Express 150 baht bus kiosk is) you will find the taxi sign up desk.

Meter taxi to KSR will be AROUND 350 baht total! This includes surcharge of 50 baht, probably two tolls and the meter fare which is payable when you reach your hotel. Have a good name and address for the hotel. The taxi sign up clerk will direct the taxi driver, check the meter to see if it is on 35 baht and give you a receipt with the taxi number on it. Very simple!

Lots of choices for transportation from the airport and ALL of them much cheaper than you will find in Canada or the U.S.!

P.S. If you decide to take the cheap city bus you do have to use the free shuttle bus to get to the airport bus station and then take the city bus from there on to KSR.

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Tortuga:)

Last time I was in Thailand, I took the free shuttle bus form Suvarnabhumi to the old airport.
From there u can get buses to the city.
The 556 Bus goes to near the Khao San Road, for 34 Bahts.
Just ask somebody on the bus to tell u when u get near the Khao San Road. Then when u get off the bus, anybody will be able to point u towards the Khao San Road. It is a 5 minute walk, from where the bus stops.

Mel

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting opospa

Express bus routes:
AE1 Suvarnabhumi – Silom Rd. (by expressway)
AE2 Suvarnabhumi – Khao San Rd.(by expressway)
AE3 Suvarnabhumi – Central World via Sukhumvit Rd.
AE4 Suvarnabhumi – Hua Lamphong Train Station via Victory Monument

Well, these are the regular bus routes :
549 Suvarnabhumi-Minburi-Bangkapi via Seri Thai Rd.
550 Suvarnabhumi-Happy Land
551 Suvarnabhumi-Victory Monument (by expressway)
552 Suvarnabhumi-Khlong Toei (Customs Dept.) via Onnut BTS station
552A Suvarnabhumi-Samut Prakarn (Praeksa Garage)
553 Suvarnabhumi-Samut Prakarn (Crocodile Farm Garage)
554 Suvarnabhumi-Rangsit via Don Mueang and Ram Indra Rd. (by expressway)
555 Suvarnabhumi-Rangsit via Don Mueang and Central Plaza LadPhrao (by expressway)
556 Suvarnabhumi-Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal via Democracy Monument and Khaosan Rd.(by expressway)
557 Suvarnabhumi-Wong Wian Yai (The Great Circle)
558 Suvarnabhumi-Central Plaza Rama II
559 Suvarnabhumi-Future Park Rangsit via Dream World (by expressway)

opospa

I think it would be good, if u put these in the Wiki Opospa.
When I was in Thailand, it was so difficult to get bus information, about city buses, with not speaking Thai.
It would have been nice, if I had had a list, like the above.
How much do the AE buses cost?

6. Posted by cybervlad (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

When I was in Thailand, it was so difficult to get bus information, about city buses, with not speaking Thai.

Yes, this is not so easy task, ever with English speaking people :)
But before going to Bangkok 2 years ago I made bus listing from Bangkok Mass Transit Authority web site.
Unfortunately there is no full listing now, but you can select destination and get all buses near this destination:
http://www.bmta.co.th/en/bus_info.php

For example, to go to Wat Tramit:
http://www.bmta.co.th/en/bus_search.php?cat=20&place=Wat+Traimit+Witthayaram&Submit=+++Go+++

But you can get full listing using "trick": select "zero" destination in a search form:
http://www.bmta.co.th/en/bus_search.php?cat=0&place=&Submit=+++Go+++

And you can see all 124 bus routes :)

Quoting Mel.

How much do the AE buses cost?

Last time I paid 100 THB.

Also see "bus fares":
http://www.bmta.co.th/en/services.php

7. Posted by cybervlad (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

Quoting cybervlad

Quoting Mel.

How much do the AE buses cost?

Last time I paid 100 THB.

Update: now 150 THB.
See info about airport express:
http://www.bangkokairportonline.com/node/55

8. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

How much do the AE buses cost?

Yes, it is 150 Baht for all AE routes...

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Cybervlad and Opospa, for the information. :)

I am certainly going to use the information in those links next time I am in Bangkok Cybervlad. Hopefully it will be so much easier to get around by bus, now that I have this information.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 2, 2007, at 1:53 AM by Mel. ]

10. Posted by tortuga (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

thank you for the help everyone! definatly helps ease my nerves a little bit...and even if i end up lost in bangkok i guess thats part of the adventure....