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How do I get to the Suvarnahumbi airport now if I travel by train?

  • notruss

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    Hi all,

    Glad I found this message board! I have traveled to Chiang Mai before and took the overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok when I departed the country. It was easy to sleep, then just get off the train at about 0530 and go into the airport terminal for my flight.

    Now since they are using the new airport, what stop should I get off the train? Do I now need to take a taxi or shuttle from a train stop to the Suvarnahumbi airport? How long would it take to transfer from the train to the airport this way?

    Thanks in advance! I would still like to take the train from Chiang Mai, but if it takes too long to transfer I might have to fly instead.

    #1 Posted: 16/11/2006 - 12:46

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    Hi notruss,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    The new airport is a LONG way from the train line! You'll need to take an airport bus from Hualamphong to the airport or a taxi. Time taken depends very much on time of day and destination. It took us over an hour from new airport to Sukhumvit (soi 27) on a friday night, while another friend came in on wednesday night and the same trip took 20 minutes... To the train station I'd guess an average trip would by 30-45 minutes.

    Hope that helps

    #2 Posted: 16/11/2006 - 21:03

  • notruss

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    Thank you mahout!

    Well, that's not good news for me, but at least it is one less "suprise" to deal with when on a timetable to leave the country. I hope they plan to add a Suvarnahumbi stop in the future.

    I would think the new airport being as far away from the Don Muang is going to hurt the already established hotel business near the old airport.

    I have decided to fly into Bangkok the day before and get a room near Suvarnahumbi since my flight departing the country leaves at about 0800.

    If anyone knows of a reasonable mid-level hotel they could suggest near Suvarnahumbi, I would greatly appreciate it. The Novotel hotel advertised at Suvarnahumbi is priced as a monopoly in my opinion.

    Thanks for your time!

    #3 Posted: 17/11/2006 - 01:19

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