Bangkok Airport Informational Guide to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) - Non Official

Bangkok Airport Taxi

The best way to get to Bangkok city centre is by riding a taxi at BKK Airport. 

Travel time to Bangkok is around 30 to 45 minutes. Bear in mind that traffic in Bangkok tends to be hectic, especially when it rains, and could take longer than expected to find an available taxicab (at least 2 hours).


Taxis are located outside the first floor (Ground level), close to entrances 3, 4, 7 and 8.

Please make special attention since the cabs have a multitude of colour schemes but all of them have the TAXI-METER signs on the roof.

types of taxi

There are two kinds of taxis at BKK Airport:

- Ordinary taxi: for 2-3 people with short baggage. 
- Maxi taxis: For 3-4 people carrying large baggage. 

How it works

After clearing customs, immigration, and collecting your baggage, please head to the Arrivals Hall. There you will find a kiosk with the signs “Taxi Meter Only”. Approach to it. You just need to tell to the officer where do you need to go, then he will give you a paper with your destination printed down and will point you the taxi to pick.


The following taxi companies are available at Bangkok Airport: 

- Tom Taxi Services: +66 98 281 2537
- Taxi Bangkok Service: +66 92 592 0820
- Thai Taxis: +66 81 459 1929
- Thai Happy Taxi: +66 84 115 8210

Service 24/7.

Book online

If you prefer to book your taxi online to be picked-up from Bangkok Airport you can book your ride here


Fares to Bangkok city centre can vary between THB 250 to 400 according to distance and traffic.

The average cost is established around THB 300 – 350 if your destination is within the inner city (Khao San Road, Silom or Sukhumvit).

Fare is calculated  metered taxi fare plus 50 Baht airport surcharge, and expressway fees.

Tips to ride a Taxi in Bangkok

- Many of Bangkok’s taxi drivers speak few English. It can be a problem unless you do your best to make you understand. 

- Don’t take a taxi in front of any hotel since they are suspicious of bad practices.

- Some drivers may refuse to take you to the destination you have asked for. If this happens, please report it to Land Transport Department (Hotline 1584) and also give them the car plate number. 


Grab is available at Bangkok Airport. Fares to the city centre are THB 229 (Grab Car Economy), and THB 302 (Grab Car Premium).

You can also try the local Thai car share app Haup.


Get to your destination safe and sound from BKK by booking a transfer at Bangkok Airport.

Tuk – Tuk

Tuk – tuk stands for a popular and cheap way of transport in Bangkok.


As tuk-tuks don’t have meters, before riding one you should agree a fare with the driver.

Average prices goes around THB 110 to 120. 

Tips to ride a Tuk-Tuk in Bangkok

- Fares can vary considerably according to distance, time of the day, traffic, etc. A regular short trip should cost you no more than 30 baht. 

- Don’t take a tuk-tuk during the following hours: 07:00 am to 09:00 am and 16:00 pm to 19:00 pm since they are the peak hours of Bangkok and it is most likely you get in a traffic jam. 

- Be aware of scams. Don’t trust tuk-tuk around tourist areas, especially if they offer you routes to shopping places and sightseeing tours. 

- Take a tuk-tuk for a short trip as they are ideal in terms of fares and velocity to move through Bangkok.