While most international flights arrive at the bigger, newer Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, its older brother Don Muang Airport still serves a handful of flights coming from outside of Thailand.
As such, newcomers and passengers unfamiliar with local transportation options need guidance on how to find appropriate local transport from the airport and to various locations in Bangkok and nearby places. In many cases taxi is a convenient option; there are many taxicabs waiting for passengers outside the airport terminal.
Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi Airport
If, for some reason, you are arriving at Don Mueang airport and need to catch another flight from Suvarnabhumi airport, you need to get some planning ahead of time. Suvarnabhumi Airport is 47.5km away from Don Mueang and takes between 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on traffic conditions and transport mode.
Taxi from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi Airport: 45 mins – 2 hours at about THB 350
Bus from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi Airport: Bus #554 and #555 at 1 hour – 2 hours at 23 THB
Don Mueang to Downtown Bangkok
Downtown Bangkok refers to the general Siam area where most hotels and business locations. The 23 kilometer ride to downtown takes about 30 to 60 minutes by taxi (around THB 200) and bus number 29 (THB 18).
Don Mueang to Mo Chit (closest local train station)
Mo Chit is closest among the destinations we list here — at 14 kilometers and best served by taxis at 30 to 45 minutes and costs THB 150.
Don Mueang to Hua Lamphong Station
Many passengers arriving at Don Mueang airport are backpackers who immediately take the train to regional cities which originate at Hua Lamphong Railway Station. To get to the train station, 25 kilometers away, is best served by taxis which will cost THB 210 and take between 30 minutes to one hour.
Taxi fares from cabs waiting outside the airport has added surcharge of THB 50, on top of toll fees (if any).