Last updated on June 17th, 2020 at 10:41 am
Today we will be writing another blog post about Bangkok and how to get from Don Muang Airport to city (DMK to BKK) and Khao San Road. We will let you know the best way, the fastest and the cheapest way from Don Muang Airport to city center.
It was our first time landing in this airport. Actually was only Rachel since she had to fly from Yangon to Bangkok and it was arriving at this airport. So we will share with you the best way to get from Don Muang to Bangkok city center in to Khao San Road and our favorite things to do in Khao San Road.
Read here how to get to Chinatown from Bangkok Airport!
Read here how to get from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
How to get from Don Muang Airport
to Bangkok City
Rachel was coming from Yangon after we spent a couple of weeks traveling around Myanmar. The airport is only 15 kilometers far from the Sky Train. Once in the Sky Train can be around 10 extra kilometers to make a total of 25 kilometers distance.
From Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi Airport the distance is 45 kilometers and it will take almost one hour to get there with the free shuttle between Don Muang Airport to Bangkok Airport.
Don Muang Airport to City (DMK to BKK) by Bus
If you want to get from Don Muang Airport to City by bus. There is a direct bus from Don Mueang Airport and stopping in Khao San Road. It takes 40 minutes to one hour depending on the traffic. The price is 150-170 Baht and you will find them in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Limo Bus is the name of the company.
Personally we find this option very easy and comfortable but it can be pricey if you go on a budget. That’s why we will keep telling you more options.
Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok (DMK to BKK) the cheapest way
Actually is by local bus the cheapest way to get from Don Muang airport to Bangkok. You will have to go to BTS Station and get A2 bus going to Mo Chit which is North part from Khao San Road. You have to get the bus at Terminal 1 in the exit 6. Terminal 2 exit 12 and 14.
It will cost you 30 Baht the bus to Mo Chit. Once in Mo Chit look for the bus number 3 going to Khao San Road.
Bus Schedule Don Muang Airport to City
The bus runs every 30 minutes from 8 30 am until 11 30 pm. The travel time from DMK to Mochit will be around 30-45 minutes depending on the traffic.
It will cost you 12 Baht. So total price will be 42 Baht which means $1.5 USD. And the bus from the airport to Mo Chit can take around one hor plus 40 minutes to one hour going from Mo Chit to Khao San Road.
The things are changing fast and transportation works better every time. There are also buses going to Khao San Road direct every 30 minutes for only 50 Baht.
Bus Dong Muang to Bangkok Plus Sky Train
You can take the same bus mentioned above going to Mochit where you can transfer to the Sky Train.
The bus fare DMK Airport to BKK is 30 Bath and it’s required to pay with cash. Once you are in the Sky Train to Bangkok city center. The price is 30-60 Bath depending where are you going. You can pay by cash or card that will not be a problem.
You can see there are a few options I did by myself two of them. First time I got Limo Bus going to Khao San Road. Second time I went to Mo Chit and took a second bus to Khao San Road. Next time I will take the direct bus from the aiport to Khao San Road.
How to get Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok by Taxi
It can be the easiest and most comfortable way. Also the most expensive. You have to keep the line and just show your address to the taxi driver. Make sure the driver is turning on the taximeter. The trip will cost you around 600-800 Baht total. Since you have to pay 50 Baht extra airport taxi tax and 120 Baht toll roads to add to the taximeter.
Make sure the taxi driver understand the address that you are going in Khao San Road or if you are going to other area in Bangkok! Also make sure that you ride an official taxi heading to the official taxi point. And don’t trust anyone offering their services.
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How to get from Don Muang Airport to Bangkok by Grab
If you decide to go fto Khao San Road from Don Mueang Airport by Grab it will be similar like taxi. It can be cheaper and it will cost you around 450-700 Baht.
The best thing that the driver will have your address and it will not be confusion in your final destination. You will also have to pay 120 Bath for the toll road to add to the final price of the app.
Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok Airport Shuttle Bus (DMK to BKK Shuttle Bus Schedule)
There is a free shuttle connecting both airports. It’s located in Gate 6 the shutle going from Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok AIrport). You will have to show them your flight ticket.
You can also go by taxi that will be faster but more expensive. The travel time can be around 1 hours, less or more you know depending on the traffic. The distance from Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is 45 kilometers.
Hope it’s useful this travel guide from Don Muang Airport to Bangkok. Which one would you choose from Don Muang Airport to Bangkok? The cheapest or the fastest way?
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We decided to spend a few days in Bangkok before going back home in the Philippines. If you are heading to Bangkok soon, we will give you a few quick facts:
Exchange Rate in Thailand
The exchange rate is around 1 USD = 31 Baht. It means that, if you exchange 100 USD, you will have 3100 Baht. You can click here to know the exchange rate before your trip. We recommend you look for a good money changer in the city and avoid changing cash in the airport. If you will be using ATM, there is a withdrawal fee of 150 Baht per transaction.
Sim Card in Thailand
SIM Card+ Internet promos come in different prices. If you want to have a SIM card for 30 days, prices go from 400-600 Baht for 1.5 GB to 15 GB of mobile data. If you want a SIM card for 7-15 days, prices go from 300-600 Baht.
Best Time to visit Bangkok
Thailand is a beautiful tropical country with lush surroundings and a weather perfect for growing the most delicious fruits and the most captivating flora. Bangkok, being the country’s capital, is a thriving metropolis set in a humid and warm landscape that can be visited all year round.
For those who want to explore during its cooler months, the best time to visit Bangkok is from December to February. However, the rich culture and heritage of Bangkok is celebrated during the Thai New Year (or Songkran) during April, one of the countries hottest months along with March and May. Finally, Bangkok’s low season lands on May to October but the city can still be enjoyed, especially by budget travelers who prioritize good hotel deals over sunny weather.
Daily Budget to visit Bangkok
Bangkok is an Asian melting pot and visiting a city as colorful as this comes with a cost. Luckily, there are ways to navigate Bangkok for a much cheaper price than the average tourist. You can look for local restaurants that serve meals that go as low as 30 to 50 THB, while beers go for 40 THB a bottle.
For your accommodations a budget room can cost around 500 THB (less than $15 USD) while a mid-range one can go for 700-2000 THB ($20-50 USD). There are also Airbnb for $20 USD, click here to get $30 USD free credits with your first booking!
There are many things to do in Bangkok and some of them come with ticket fees. For example, a visit to the Grand Palace costs 350 THB while the Reclining Buddha ticket only costs 200 THB. Just put aside $15 USD or less for your entertainment budget in Bangkok.
For around $2 USD you can rent a bicycle to go around Bangkok. You can learn more about the other transportation options below.
Where to stay in Khao San Road
For this visit in Bangkok, we decided to team up with Ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai Hotel. The hotel in the heart of Khao San Road is very new, modern and really stylish. Check out these shots of our room and the pool area:
We felt at home in Ibis Styles Hotel. We were happy to meet Gift, who showed us around and shared with us some cool tips in moving around Bangkok. The room was big enough for the two of us and had all the comfort we needed, from hot water to toiletries, etc. Plus we really loved the location, especially at night time because it’s fun to think that we’re sleeping so close to the night market, bars, and restaurants. Check out the shots below if for the bigger rooms they have that are perfect for traveling with friends or family. The decor is great and we love the pillows that reminded us of Songkran Festival, the most popular feast in Thailand.
The breakfast was great! They had Asian and Western choices, so both us were happy. Rachel enjoyed her Asian breakfast while I loved my vegetables, omelette, and bread. There is a bakery in the hotel and they also have a bar for guests who want to enjoy live music at night.
Our favorite place in the hotel is the swimming pool, as usual, ha! It was super colorful and a perfect place for relaxing during the day.
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