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Getting to Suvarnabhumi from Hua Lamphong

Posted by pauljaymes on 8/11/2007 at 19:42

Hi,

I'm getting off an overnight train next week at Hua Lamphong and I need to get to Suvarnabhumi. I should have plenty of time - 4 hours or so if the train is on time - but I'm a bit worried that I can't find any information on the buses.

Incoming I took AE1 and changed to the MRT to Hua Lamphong at Silom, but I couldn't find any info for the return journey. It almost seems worth taking a taxi to Khao San Road and picking up the airport express bus there - anyone got any ideas?

P

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Posted by exacto on 9/11/2007 at 00:10

Hey P,

Since you were recently in Vang Vieng, Laos, I'm guessing that you'll be passing Don Muang airport on an overnight train from Nong Khai to BKK.

Isn't there an express bus that goes from Don Muang to the new airport? Would it be possible to get off the train at Don Muang and take the express bus from there?

What are the airport express buses going for these days anyway? Regards.

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Posted by pauljaymes on 9/11/2007 at 17:45

Thanks for the tip.

Havent seen anything about a bus from Don Muang - anywhere online got info on that? I wouldnt want to get off there and risk getting stuck.

I'm in Phonsavan now btw...

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Posted by exacto on 9/11/2007 at 21:20

Word is that there is also an airport express bus (AE4) directly to/from Hualamphong train station and the airport. But I'm afraid I cannot say for sure that this bus still exists.

See the schedule at this link:

http://www.bangkokairportonline.com/node/55

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Posted by pauljaymes on 10/11/2007 at 17:41

Yes, I saw that one, but on my incoming trip word was that it didn't run very often; certainly at the airport the AE bus desk told me not to wait for it. Plus, even if it did run often enough I'd need to have an idea where exactly around Hua lamphong it went from; a look around last week left me none the wiser...

It looks increasingly like I'm going to have top get my bargaining hat on and brave a taxi. Anyone any idea what a *metered* ride to Suvarnabhumi from the city should cost?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 10/11/2007 at 19:48 admin

Metered cab from Sukhumvit or Hualamphong to the new airport should be around the 200-250B mark including tolls. No need to bargain, just tell them to put the meter on :-)

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Posted by pauljaymes on 11/11/2007 at 18:50

Thanks Somtam; that sounds pretty reasonable, esp with the express buses being 150B anyway. I normally insist on meters in Bangkok, but if I'm in a hurry and know roughly what the metered fare should be I can bargain if absolutely necessary :-)

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