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Trains from Bangkok Int'l to the city

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1. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 8y

Hi Does anyone know if the rail line is complete from the airport to the city?

thanks Fussy

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4893 posts) 8y

Last month it was nowhere near being complete. The swiftest way into the city is to take a metered taxi to the Om Nut skytrain station (the last finished one to the east) (cost me 199 baht) and travel on from there. Alternatively you can also take one of the airport busses there (or on to your final destination of course, but expect to need at least an hour travel time beyond Om Nut if going by bus or taxi).

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 5, 2008, at 10:45 AM by Sander ]

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

As what Sander said. Take taxi meter to On Nut BTS. Else take Airport Express bus to the city center.

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 6, 2008, at 5:49 AM by opospa ]

4. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1831 posts) 8y

I take a bus from the ground floor which goes to a number of destinations in Bangkok for 150 baht. Usually not too many people on it either.

5. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 8y

Thanks for all the advice, as there are two of us, a taxi it is. As a side note, the hostel I have booked, New Empire Hotel, when asked best transport to reach them suggested taxi due to our late arrival 2330, they also kindly emailed their address in Thai so we could give it to the taxi driver.
Thanks to all. Fussy

6. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 8y

If you have just arrived in Thailand, then i would suggest you may as well take a taxi direct your hotel instead of taking one to the On Nut Skytrain station and then going from there. You aren't really saving any time going with the skytrain as the route from Suvarnaphumi to On Nut can be congested. If you take a taxi into downtown Bangkok, then you will be going on the expressway - quicker. There is also all the hassle of having to carry your bags/luggage up and down at the station.

The bus is all right if you are on your own, but if there are two of you, the price of a taxi isn't gonna differ too much from that of two on the bus.