How about for the reverse trip early in the morning (6am)? Costs should be the same I imagine but can I expect a much shorter trip at that hour?
#6 calypso218 has been a member since 1/2/2007. Posts: 14
The trip starting from the airport will be:
Meter fare + 50 Baht surcharge
So to KSR, about 250-300 as earlier replies mentioned.
For the reverse trip it should cost slightly less, since traffic is better and journey time will be smoother - 25 min? - and there will be no extra 50B surcharge.
There are two toll stations. Total for both comes to B65. So, add that onto your cab fare.
Airport bus is B170, I believe, but is a lot slower and drops you off near KSR, rather than at your doorstep.
I found the public bus was pretty good. At the airport you get the shuttle bus to the bus terminal and then bus number 556 goes near KSR (they will tell you when) it costs about B34! And it takes about 1 1/2 hours all up.
Going back to the airport I also got the public bus and in the early morning (around 7am) it only took about 45mins. Then you take a shuttle bus to the airport terminal (each bus will have a sign on it saying International Departure, domestic arrivals etc)
I also caught the express bus I think its called the AE15 or 16?? and cost me B150. It stops at the public bus stop near KSR, and it actually took longer than the normal bus!
I also got a taxi from the airport, but bargained with him and paid B400 and he paid the tolls.
But overall, I'd recommend the public bus! P.S. Its aircon, so its not too much of a culture shock when you first arrive.
#10 miranda456 has been a member since 8/11/2006. Posts: 11
Go by bus it's great just sitting back and taking it all in.Watching the people get on and off the bus. Not stuck in the back of a taxi.
We took buses whenever we could just to get the feel how the locals travel.
It depend what time you want to get the bus, but it did take us near enough to 1.5 hours to get to Silom Rd from the a/port one night. We arrived about 5.30pm(peak hour yuk.) we ended up getting off the bus about a km away and walking the rest, and bet the bus. But it's all fun. Enjoy.
#12 Red has been a member since 22/5/2006. Posts: 46
I know where your coming from, we used a lot of buses on a recent trip in Central America; you really do get under the skin of the country when traveling with the locals...........:-)
If you want some good information on Suvarnabhumi Airport, just check
Info on transportation from/to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport#Transportation
Like Miranda said: public bus n°556 passes Khaosan Rd.
For transportation inside BKK, check this:
If you want to use the public buses in BKK, you have to buy the Bus Routes & Map guide (50B) by Bangkok Guides.
I'll be in BKK in 2 weeks, yippee!
#14 JoHe59 has been a member since 22/8/2006. Posts: 21