How to Take Airport Rail Link from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is connected to the Bangkok city by Airport Train, which is known as Airport Rail Link. The railway line consists of 8 stations – Suvarnabhumi, Lat Krabang, Ban Thap Chang, Hua Mak, Ramkhamhaeng, Makkasan, Ratchaprarop and Phaya Thai.

There's no non-stop express train service anymore. Therefore all the trains stop at every station and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Airport Rail Link is linked with both the MRT (Metro) via Makkasan Station and BTS SkyTrain via Phaya Thai Station. It covers a distance of 28 km. The ticket costs from 15 to 45 THB, depending on the distance.  Trains run daily from 06 am until midnight.

By far, taking Airport Rail Link is the cheapest and easiest way to get to the city centre.

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Once you arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport, arrivals are on the 2nd floor. For taking Airport Rail Link you need to go down by the escalator or lift.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Way to Airport Rail Link Station

The Airport Rail Link station is located on B1 Level, two floors below the arrival hall.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Just follow the signs “Train to City”, everything is clearly marked.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Currency Exchange Booths

On the B floor you will see few currency exchange booths. In case you would like to change some cash, skip the banks as the rates here are not that good.

Currency exchange booths at Suvarnabhumi Airport

The best rates are offered by currency exchange booths located on the left of Airport Rail Link.

Click here for more detailed information about the Best Currency Exchange Rates at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Follow the route to the City Line.

Airport Rail Link at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Airport Rail Link Tickets

You need to buy a single trip ticket (token) at these Ticket Vending Machines. You need to select your destination and the number of passengers, and then the fare will be automatically calculated. You can pay by coins or notes (THB only) and the change as well as receipt will be given out. It is possible to buy a ticket at the ticket selling counters as well.

Airport Rail Link Ticket Vending Machines

It’s the last station of Airport Rail Link so you can take any train - they are all going the same way.

Airport Rail Link Suvarnabhumi Station

If your hotel is near Bangkok's MRT (Metro), you can change the train at Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station to MRT Phetchaburi Station.

Enjoy your stay in Bangkok!