There are two airports that service the Bangkok Greater Metropolitan Area, Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi Airports. Don Muang is located about 30 minutes north of Bangkok's Center City and Suvarnabhumi Airport is about 30 minutes south of Bangkok. Getting into the Bangkok Greater Metropolitan Area using public transportation can be easy, and here is how:
Bangkok's Airport Link began operating on April of 2010, making travel to the Suvarnabhumi Airport much easier for those living here. There are two lines that run to the airport from Phaya Thai and Makkasan Stations located in center city Bangkok, the Express Line and the City Line. The Express line cost 90 baht one-way and the City Line cost per stop and ranges from 15 to 45 baht. The City Line takes about 35 minutes and is likely adequate with only a little bit of preplanning to get to the airport on time for a scheduled flight. The Express Line reportedly takes 17 minutes. These train line operate from 6 am to Midnight every day.
The City of Bangkok has made traveling to Bangkok City very easy by providing a Bus route from both terminals at the airport to both the BTS (elevated commuter train) and the MRT (Subway Commuter Train). The Bus is designated "A1" and picks up at the arrivals area of each terminal. The ride is only 30 Baht and the trip to the trains takes only 20 minutes to the trains.
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