Bangkok Airport Guide to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Bangkok Airport Train to city center

Train can be a convenient mean of transport to get from the Airport to Bangkok’s city, since road transportation tend to be hectic, especially when it rains.

The line is just located on a viaduct over the current eastern railway.

Ensure your trip to Thailand’s main city by getting there by railway:

The Airport Rail Link

There’s direct connection between the airport and Bangkok’s city centre thanks to the Airport Rail Link, which is a speed train service.

It has a single line since 2014, when the Express Line was suspended due to a shortage of rolling stock:

City Line: It stops at all stations. Stops: From the Airport to Makkasan station, Ratchaprarop and Phaya Thai Stations. The ride takes 30 minutes, but if you decide to stop at Phaya Thai it will just last 26 minutes. 

If you wish to get in Bangkok’s downtown, you can transfer to BTS Skytrain once at Phaya Thai, but you’ll have to purchase a new ticket to ride it again.

While Makkasan station connects with MRT Blue Line, Phaya Thai station links with BTS Green Line services.

There is also the option to connect to MRT metro trains once at Makkasan station. You’ll just have to cross through a footbridge to Phetchaburi station. From there, connect to Asoke intersection on Sukhumvit Road, to Silom and Chinatown. 

Daily frequency from 06:00 am to 00.00 pm. City Line trains departs every 15 minutes.

City centre to Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport

To get from the city centre to the airport, you’ll have to take one of the presented options above.

Our recommendation is to get from your location to Phaya Thai or Makkasan stations and connect from there with any of the two lines of Airport Rail Link.  



Find the station in the Basement level. 


Service fares as presented below:

For City Line, one-way tickets costs between 15 to 45 baht according to your final destination. 

Present and future: It is expected that in the upcoming years Airport Rail Link will be a complement of SRT Red Line and extended from Phaya Thai to Don Mueang Airport by Bang Sue, connecting by this way the network with the former international airport, which reopened to serve as a civilian airport as well. 

For more information regarding Airport Rail Link, please ask for assistance at the Public Transportation Centre, located at 5 minutes driving from the terminal building. 

You can get to the Public Transportation Centre by a shuttle bus from the terminal, please ask at the airport for schedules and prices. 


Regional Trains

Suburban commuter train service is provided by SRT. The service is comprised between Lad Krabang and the suburban city of Rangsit by downtown Bangkok and the former Don Mueang Airport. There’s also connection with BTS and MRT at Phaya Thai and Phetchaburi stations.

For more information regarding schedule, lines and fares, please ask for assistance at the Public Transportation Centre.