AIRPORT DIRECTIONS BANGKOK

Bangkok Airports to Hostel

 

I have attached a map with the address written in Thai for you and a brief description on how to arrive here smoothly from either Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang Airport.

See you soon!

Suvarnabhumi International Airport –
Option 1

TAXI

Head towards the ground floor, here you will wait in a short line and be issued with a taxi on the meter, standard price range depending on traffic will be around 350THB – THB 550 including the expressway cost of 75THB and the Airport tax of 50THB.

Option 2

BTS / TAXI

Head to the Basement floor to the BTS (Express Sky Train) pay 45THB, get off at the end station called Phaya Thai. Easiest way from here is to grab a taxi (on the meter) to Back Home Backpackers. Direct the taxi to Samsen soi 2, and tell taxi to stop in front of the 7/11 look towards or down the street opposite 7/11 and you will see our sign “Back Home Backpackers”, Total Cost for TAXI and BTS combined is around 100 THB. BTS ticket – 45THB Taxi – 60THB/80THB.

Option 3

BTS / PUBLIC BUS

If on a tight budget, once at Phaya Thai Station you can walk down to the main road and there you can take the public bus number 59, about 8 – 10 THBto Democracy Monument and walk from there to Back Home Back Home backpackers, around 10 minutes. Total cost around 60THB.

Option 4

SHUTTLE BUS

Great Value

At the airport, the bus will pick up passengers from Gate 7 on the first floor of the passenger terminal. The bus departs every half an hour between 6am and 8pm. Cost is 60 THB.

Time around 45 mins – 1 hour.

From Khao San Road
Walk towards the end of Khao San road with the Chana Songkram Police Station on your right hand side, turn right on Chakrabongse Road, this will take you to a bridge (about 6 minute walk). Cross the bridge, this joins onto “Samsen Road” turn right on the first street after the bridge (soi 2 / street 2) then once on Soi / street 2 turn left at the first street (opposite 7/11) and look for our sign Back Home Backpackers.

Don Mueang or DMK Airport

Option 1

TAXI

When you exit the airport follow the taxi signs and ask for a metered taxi. The fare to Back Home Backpackers should cost around 300-350 baht including the 50 baht airport surcharge. The trip will take about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic.

Tip: After exiting the luggage area, walk down the right side of the airport terminal and exit onto the street. Then walk towards the main road where you’ll see a metal bridge to cross the main road but don’t cross it. The bus and taxi stops are located at the bottom of the bridge. The line ups tend to be much shorter here and you’ll avoid paying the airport surcharge from here.

 

Option 2

EXPRESS BUS

Located outside Gate 5 exit, the fare is a flat rate of 150 Baht that has hourly departures from 4:00 am to 12:40 am. The busses are equipped with on-board wifi and the route stops at both Khaosan Road and Lumpini Park.

There are 2 ticket counters at the airport, located in Terminal 1, at gate 5 and in Terminal 2, at gate 14. You can also reserve tickets online.

PUBLIC BUS

Follow the above instructions to get to the main street by the metal bridge. Take public bus number 59 (8 baht) to Democracy Monument. Then Walk to Back Home Backpackers (10 minutes) or take a taxi on meter around 45 THB.

 

 

Option 3

2ND PUBLIC BUS

Bus A4 for 50B. It’s by far the best option, especially in rushhour (only AC was really cold and seats are rather hard).
The orange busses A1-A4 start right outside both Terminals, you can’t miss the big sign (7am-11pm)
A4 drove the toll roads avoiding traffic and no stop until Khaosan area – It takes around 1h 15min in the rush hour.
Get off at the bus station in Chakrabongse Road a few meters northeast Rambuttri crossing.

From here you can walk 10 minutes to Back Home Backpackers, or get a taxi 35 Thb, or get a tuk tuk (more fun) for 30/40 THB.

KHAO SAN ROAD TO DON MUANG AIRPORT

OPTION 1

TAXI

You can get a taxi from Samsen Road, hail one down and ask for the meter. Depending on the time (peak hour traffic times 7 – 10 am and 3 – 6pm) it might take you an hour. Other wise you can get lucky and it might take 30 – 45 minutes. Cost for Taxi on the meter is around 250 THB with toll way (if you’re lucky) to 400 THB. Toll way included (50 thb to 70thbfor expressway)(it changes price often!!)

OPTION 2

EXPRESS BUS/PUBLIC BUS

Bus A4 for 50B. It’s by far the best option, especially in rushhour (only AC was really cold and seats are rather hard).
The orange busses A1-A4 start right at the bus station in Chakrabongse Road a few meters northeast Rambuttri crossing – It takes around 1h 15min in the rush hour.

You can walk there direct from Back Home backpackers, just turn left onto Samsen Road, cross the bridge and walk for 10 minutes. You will see the bus station on your right hand side.

Also you can ask around that area and the locals will point you in the right direction.

 

OPTION 3

FIXED PRICE TAXI, ORGANIZED PICK UP NO SUPRISES.

Can book at the reception of Back Home Backpackers

500 thb including all the toll fares and a pickup of anytime you need to leave from the door step of Back Home Backpackers. No surprises you pay us and we do the rest of the work.

OPTION 4

AIRPORT MINI VAN BUS

Can book at any small agencies around the Khao san road area.

Leaves every hour on the hour form 5am and finishes at 11pm. Cost is 130 thb – 150 THB.

Takes about 1 hour in total, but must book in advance as it is known to get full, especially in high season.

Back Home Backpackers

72/3 Samsen Soi 2

Banglampoo, Bangkok,

Thailand, 10200

+66 (0) 958 476 712

FACEBOOK – Back Home Backpackers Thailand
 
 

 


Back Home Backpackers

72/3 Samsen Soi 2

Banglampoo, Bangkok,

Thailand, 10200

+66 (0) 958 476 712

FACEBOOK – Back Home Backpackers Thailand
 
 

 

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