How to get to
Running through the heart of Bangkok the Sukhumvit Road is easy to
reach but which way to go may depend on your starting location and which
part of the road you wish to reach.
From Bangkok Don Muang International Airport
Many visitors to Bangkok arrive at the main
international airport which is named Muan Dong after the
district in which it is located. This is a modern and
well serviced airport which connects easily into the
city and there is no difficulty reaching any part of
Sukhumvit Road from the airport.
The most convenient way from the Airport directly to
your destination on Sukhumvit road is of course a Taxi.
There are many comfortable metered taxis available in
Bangkok and the booking desk at the airport allows you
to catch one easily even if you speak no Thai or are
unfamiliar with Bangkok.
Simply go out of door #3 and outside on the pavement
you will find the Taxi desk. There is need for any help
from the various travel agents around, you can simply go
to the desk and state your destination. They will
provide you with a ticket and point you to the next
available taxi, you show the ticket to the driver and he
will then then start the meter and take you to your
A trip from the airport the city center part of
Sukhumvit Road will be about 350 Thai Baht, plus road
tolls of about 50 baht depending on the exact route
taken by the driver. It is normal to round up the
fee to the nearest 10 or 20 Baht as a tip.
The main railway line runs directly outside the
airport, accessible by a sky bridge, and is a cheap but
slower option to reach the city center. All trains
entering Bangkok stop at Don Muang airport so you can
use any train whether it be long distance or local to
enter the city, however as the last part of the rail
trip is very slow consider only travelling as far as
Hualamphong station and changing there to the MRT subway
system for the remainder of your trip.
There are many bus routes which pass the Don Muang
airport and go into the city, routes A1 and 555 are good
choices and are a good choice to go as far as either the
MRT subway system station or the BTS SkyTrain. If taking
the A1 bus the terminal then go as far as teh to Mo Chit
BTS station and then take the Skytrain directly to your
From Suvarnabhumi Airport
This new international airport located to the south
east of the city is more out of the way but has more
modern facilities and shares many of the same transport
options as its older relative at Muan Dong.
Transfers between the airports may be slow as it needs
to either go around the busy center, or go through it
which may mean being slowed down by traffic which can be
very bad at times. Although a worst-case trip can
take 3 hours in most of the time it is less than one
hour as the distance is less than 60km.