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)
Way to Airport Rail Link Station
The Airport Rail Link station is located on B1 Level, two floors below the arrival hall.
Just follow the signs “Train to City”, everything is clearly marked.
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.
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).
Follow the route to the City Line.
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.
It’s the last station of Airport Rail Link so you can take any train - they are all going the same way.
If your hotel is near Bangkok's MRT (Metro), you can change the train at Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station to MRT Phetchaburi Station.