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Transfers from Bangkok Airport

What do you do once you have collected your luggage and head outside of the terminal to get to your Bangkok hotel? If you have booked a hotel that offers airport transfers then there will be a person holding a sign with your name on it and then they will direct you to their car service. If you have nothing booked then there are several easy and reasonably cheap ways to get to your hotel.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located some distance from the center of Bangkok town. You have several options for getting into town: Which ever one you choose, they will be cheaper than what you pay in your own country.

Airport Bus
There are four main  bus services to the main Bangkok tourist areas. Even if you take a bus to the main area, then you can get a metered taxi to your hotel.

The four main routes are:
To Silom Road
Sukhumvit Road to Central World
Khao San
Hua Lampong rail station via Victory Monument
The fare for the Airport Bus is around 150 Baht

Taxi
If you are looking for a cheap and easy way to get around Bangkok or Thailand then a Metered taxis is the right way to go. Even if you just use one to get to your Thailand Hotel, then you will experience a comfortable, cheap and direct way to travel. The public taxi queue counter is located outside on the lowest level of the airport terminal, which is located one level below arrivals. You pay a 50 Baht surcharge on the metered amount when taking a taxi from the airport and you will have to pay any tolls. Sometimes a taxi driver will try to organise a price without putting on their meter. It’s is up to you to negotiate but it will be only a few dollars difference between each service.

 

 

Airport Limo
If you would like a taxi that gets you to your Thailand Hotel in style, then try the Airport Limos which are located from their own counter just outside of customs. There will be a lot of people trying to get your business and will seem pushy. The limo services are twice the price as a metered taxi but you will pay up front as a fixed rate and the car will be a newer and a more luxurious car and the tolls are paid for by the driver.

 

Airport Link
Situated two levels below arrivals the airport link train service connects the airport to the City Terminal in the city. You will need to see how close your hotel is to the stations as the cost of the train plus the cost of a taxi from the terminal to your hotel could easily add up to more than the cost of a taxi direct to your Bangkok hotel. If you are unfamiliar with Bangkok then it would probably best to pay a few extra dollars to have your start of your holiday a happy stress free one.
Please be aware that under no circumstances should you accept a ride from any unofficial taxi service. Many people have been robbed by seemingly friendly people offering them a ride to “a good cheap hotel they know.”. Bangkok taxis have a red and white Taxi Meter sign on their car roof. The Airport Taxis have green license plates and the limo companies will have a counter where you can purchase a prepaid ticket.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!!

 

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