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Suvarnabhumi Airport to China town

Posted by g_singh on 12/9/2007 at 19:51

hi, im arriving in bangkok in october, in the middle of the vegetarian festival- which is perfect as im a vegi. from the airport i need to get to chinatown to the Yaowarat Rd.

after a long flight im hoping to cab it there, how much should i pay for a taxi and how long does it take if my plane lands at 2.00pm??

im thinking 300 baht and 1 hour in traffic.

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Posted by rose265 on 12/9/2007 at 19:55

Hi, I just got a taxi yesterday to the airport. was 300 baht but I also had to pay the toll which was 60 baht as we took the expressway which is faster. I was quoted 800 baht when I asked how much but 300-400 is the going rate. Safe travels.

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Posted by g_singh on 12/9/2007 at 20:08

thanks for the quick response Rose265, and is it abput an hour?

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Posted by rose265 on 13/9/2007 at 13:54

yes, roughly an hour

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Posted by somtam2000 on 13/9/2007 at 14:02 admin

If you go out downstairs from the arrivals terminal there are an "official" taxi desks from where you can get a taxi, which will use the meter - no questions asked. You are still required to pay tolls, plus a 50B surcharge.

If you'd prefer to negotiate directly with a driver and do it off-meter, then 300B is ok I guess, but on-meter, even including the 50B surcharge, will be almost always cheaper.

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Posted by g_singh on 13/9/2007 at 14:39

excellent info, thanks for that.

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Posted by ChangFai on 13/9/2007 at 14:44

But , depending on the day of the week , landing at 2pm , then waiting for your bags (50 mins. last time) and getting through immigration (40mins. last time) , will land you right in the middle of rush hour .

An hour ? , doubtful .

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Posted by g_singh on 13/9/2007 at 14:47

good point Changfai. although time not too important going to china town, but the next day im going back to the airport to catch a 1.30pm flight to phuket,,, time would be more of an issue then. how much should i allow for in rush hour? extra 45 minutes??

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