Hello! This is my first visit to Thailand. I've read conflicting information about transporation from the new airport to the Khoa San Road area. My flight arrives near midnight. Is taxi my only option at that time of night?
Thanks! All the information here is very helpful.
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If your flight lands at midnight, you won;t be out of the airport till well after midnight so yes, taxi is your only choice -- at least tehre won't be too much traffic!
Just in case you get there in time (if you arrive a little bit earlier), there is the option of the Airport Express Bus (AE2 for KSR). It stops running at midnight, though.
Regardless, the AE booth is on the groundfloor (1st floor), Entrance/Exit 8. You have to buy ticket first (B150 per person).
Another option, and a much cheaper one, if you don't mind arriving in the KSR area a little later, is taking the free Airport Shuttle outside the terminal to the bus terminal. Then take bus number 556 (35 baht) to Banglamphoo.
Personally, I'd take a taxi. There's a B50 surcharge, and you'll have to pay (sometimes up front) for the express tolls (usually around B40-B70 ... perhaps someone will correct me on that), but taxis are so much quicker and take you exactly to where you want to go.
Tipping taxi drivers is not customary, but it is always greatly appreciated.
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