Don Muang Airport and how to get to Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi

Probably everyone already knows that from October 1, 2012 the airline AirAsia does not fly from Suvarnabhumi, but from Don Muang Airport (Don Muang), which introduced some difficulties for travel, since now, arriving Bangkok from the same Moscow, you need to take a taxi or Shuttle to another airport for transfer to the Asian low-cost.

The content of the article

  • 1 Don Muang Airport
    • 1.1 How to fly to Bangkok
    • 1.2 Online scoreboard of departure and arrival in Don Muang
    • 1.3 Arrival and departure zones
  • 2 From Don Muang Airport to the center of Bangkok
    • 2.1 Bus from Don Mueang
    • 2.2 Taxis from Don Muang
    • 2.3 Transfer to order
    • 2.4 Rent a car
    • 2.5 Train
  • 3 How to get from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi
  • 4 Don Muang on the map

Don Muang Airport

How to fly to Bangkok

I flew to Don Muang from Macau and Vietnam on AirAsia and NokAir in international terminal. And flew to Phuket several times and from Phuket through the extension terminal. If you arrive from Moscow or another country, then you will not come here, but to Suvarnabhumi, which is tickets is denoted by the BKK code, and Don Muang by the DMK code, see carefully. But if you, having flown in from Russia, transfer to AirAsia, then you will need to come to Don Muang.

Tickets to Thailand are best monitored through search engines. flight tickets such as and Then you be able to see offers from all airlines in one place. Below in the calendar you can estimate prices in different months.

Online display of the departure and arrival in Don Muang

Below is an online scoreboard with arrivals and departures by flights. The information on the scoreboard is displayed in real time. and you can always see which flight is expected, which delayed and so on.

Arrival and departure area

At Don Muang Airport 2 terminals, International and Domestic, are nearby. If suddenly the taxi driver brings you there, nothing scary, go from one to another. At the airport itself one feels that he is not the same as Suvarnabhumi, smaller rooms. Although if you then go through passport control, then there is already inside the duty-free, a lot of gates, waiting rooms, all as it should be.

Don Muang Airport in Bangkok Don Muang Airport in Bangkok

Don Muang Airport, Arrivals Area, International Terminal

Don Muang Airport, departure zone, domestic terminal Don Muang Airport, departure zone, domestic terminal

Don Muang Airport, departure area, domestic terminal

Don Muang Airport Don Muang Airport

Don Muang Airport

There is a luggage room standing on the second floor of the Domestic Terminal, 75 baht worth. Visa-on-Arrival (Voa) is obtained in the same way as in Suvarnabumi, there is no difference.

If you want to find a hotel in Bangkok in advance, choose accommodation conveniently on RoomGuru, this is a service where you can compare hotel prices in different booking systems. I have stayed in Bangkok a lot once and in different hotels. I will not provide links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa Vegas – convenient to stop next to Airport and metro, Rajata is a good place to spend the night near Khao San, S3 Residense is located in the center next to the park and Victory Monument .

From Don Muang Airport to the center of Bangkok

There are several options for getting from Don Muang Airport to the center of Bangkok: by bus, by taxi, take a transfer or car for rent and by train.

Bus from Don Mueang

Cheap way, only cheaper train, but about her below. Like me Already wrote on the blog, the bus service in Bangkok is developed and the only obstacles for him are traffic jams. It is a pity, of course, that Don Muang Airport does not go underground, as it is done in Suvarnabhumi, but will soon have to correct this omission.

From the 1st of May, 2017, express buses A3 and A4 were launched from Don Myang do Lumpini and Khaosan Road. Price 30 baht.

Bus 4 to Siom Rd Bus 13 to Sukhumvit Rd and on to bus terminal Ekkimai Bus 29 goes to Hua Railway Station Lumpong via Victory Monument Bus 59 goes to Khao San Road, it is written everywhere that he is round-the-clock, they told me at the airport until 10 pm only walks. Buses 10 and 510 go to Victory Monument and further to the south bus station Sai Tai Mai Bus 538 goes to Victory Monument

Once I flew to Don Muang in the evening and got on bus 510, for 20 baht drove to Victory Monument (Victory Monument). Where did you get Taxi to Khao San Road for 150 baht. The result was a total of 170 baht to get from Don Muang airport to hotel. If I took a taxi immediately from the airport, it would be 250 baht somewhere. I.e the difference is small and easier to take a taxi immediately.

Taxi from Don Muang

If you arrive in the evening or at night, you can not hesitate to take Taxi should get about 300-600 baht, not more. At least least I couldn’t do it anymore, the last time was 400, but we drove a whole hour, collecting all traffic jams. Price depends on time of day (in the rush hour it’s more of a counter), will the taxi driver go by toll roads (it’s faster, but more expensive). Separately about the taxi in Bangkok I wrote a whole article.

Therefore, do not fall for the entreaties of the Thais at a fixed price, there is no problem to leave the counter from the racks of public taxi, to which lead all pointers.

Pointers to taxis and buses in Don Muang Pointers to taxis and buses in Don Muang

Pointers to taxis and buses in Don Muang

The cost of a taxi from Don Muang from the official website The cost of a taxi from Don Muang from the official website

Taxi fare from Don Muang from the official website

Transfer to order

Anyone who wants a minimum of gestures, can advance through Internet order transfer to Kiwitaxi. You will be met in the arrival hall, take the luggage, put him in the car and take him to the right place. Way is good because there are no problems at all, but it costs as usual Taxi.

I have already used this service several times and described my personal experience, read.

Transfer from the airport →

Car rental

If you fly to Bangkok, but are going to move later somewhere further, without remaining in the city, then consider the option with car rental. Understandably, by Bangkok itself to ride on amateur (I traveled well after Moscow as well), but before Phuket / Hua Hin / Chiang Mai to get on their transport very much a good idea. I generally like to drive while driving, and you can drive in all sorts of interesting places on the road, and things are not a problem to transport, and family fit perfectly. Very detailed about all the nuances of renting cars in Thailand.

The car is best booked through a trusted broker Economybookings, it will be cheaper than directly. Plus on one site, you will see offers immediately from all major distributors, You can choose something suitable.

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A train

The most difficult, but also the cheapest way, so let it be. It’s not quite clear how to get to the station, but I know for sure that You can walk, my friends rode recently. Need to follow by public transport signs and at some point go where points to the train. Don Muang train station is located approximately opposite the airport.

By train you can reach the very center of Bangkok to its railway station. In order not to give here the schedule, it is better to give a link to him There you need to select the departure station (Don Muang) and the station arrival (Bangkok), or vice versa, if you get from Bangkok to Don Muang. The stations are not in alphabetical order, you need to scroll! About 35 trains per day, travel time about an hour, the first at 3.14 in the morning, the latter at 22.28, costs about 20 baht.

How to get from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi

I decided to write in detail what are the ways to get between Bangkok’s two airports and therefore wrote a separate post for this subject – From Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang and back. Free bus, subway, taxi and so on.

Shuttle bass that travels from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi Shuttle bass that travels from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi

Bass shuttle that travels from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi

Don Muang on the map

Located in the north of the city. If you need to get somewhere then you have to go first to Bangkok itself, to the bus station, to another airport and so on. The nearest bus station is Mor Chit, but he north direction, and from there you can only get to Chiang Mai, yes on the minibus somewhere like Hua Hin.

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First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good base offers, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel is often possible find 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.

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