Bangkok Airport Train
The BKK Airport Rail Link

The Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), is linked to the city by the Bangkok Airport Train, also known as Airport Rail Link.

The train is by far the fastest and cheapest way to get from Bangkok International Airport to the city centre.



The Blue BKK airport train on the SA city lineBlue train on the SA city line

It is divided in 3 lines : the SA City Line which stops at different stations and the Makkasan SA Express Line and the Phaya Thai SA Express Line which are non-stop lines to the Airport.

SA City Line

The SA City Line links Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport to Phaya Thai in the heart of the city.

It covers a distance of 28 kilometers in just 30 minutes and is linked at Makkasan Station to the Subway MRT and at Paya Thai Station to the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit line.

Operating Hours : It is opened every day from 6.00am to midnight and a train leaves in each direction every 12-15 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 15 minutes on Saturday, Sunday and Official Holidays.


The SA City Line trains are blue and each train has 3 passenger cars far a capacity of 745 passengers.

onboard the city line train from Bangkok airportOnboard the city line train

The Bangkok Airport Train line has 8 stations: Suvarnabhumi – Lat Krabang – Ban Thap Chang – Hua Mak – Ramkhamhaeng – Makkasan – Ratchaprarop – Phaya Thai.

Most tourists travelling with the SA City Line go up to Phaya Thai, Ratchaprarop or Makkasan.

Ratchaprarop StationRatchaprarop Station

Train tickets for the SA City Line costs from 15THB up to 45THB according to the number of stations. There is a special discount for children and senior citizens.

Train tickets are not actually tickets, but are tokens that can be purchased from either one of the automatic token machines, or directly from one of the ticket selling counters that you can find at each Airport Rail Link station.

Automatic token machines accept 1THB, 5THB and 10THB coins as well as all Thai bank notes and give back controlled change.

It is possible to get a receipt for a purchase made at a selling machine or at a selling counter.

There is a pre-paid pass available with a minimum of 50THB up to 1000THB. 

Note that Credit Cards are not accepted, neither at the automatic token machines nor at the ticket selling counters.

Bangkok Airport Train Fares Table :

Number of Stations Adult Fare Student Fare Senior Fare
1 15 12 8
2 20 16 10
3 25 20 13
4 30 24 15
5 35 28 18
6 40 32 20
7 45 36 23






SA CITY LINE

Ticket fare: from 15 to 45 THB
Train every 12-15 minutes on week days
Train every 15 minutes on Sat. / Sun. / Official Holidays

Suvarnabhumi Airport Station
Underground station, Airport Basement Floor B1
Ticket fare = 45THB from / to Phaya Thai Station
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 Lat Krabang Station
Ticket fare = 15THB from / to Airport
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 Ban Thap Chang Station
Ticket fare = 20THB from / to Airport
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 Hua Mak Station
Ticket fare = 25THB from / to Airport
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Ramkhamhaeng Station
Ticket fare = 30THB from / to Airport
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Makkasan Station
Ticket fare = 35THB from / to Airport
 Car Park Facilities: up to 300 cars
linked to the SA Express Line - non-stop line to the Airport - linked to the Subway MRT Petchaburi Station:
most convenient to go to Sukhumvit area: Nana, Asoke - Sukhumvit MRT Station
Silom - Sala Daeng MRT Station
Hua Lamphong Railway Station - Hua Lamphong MRT Station : For more information on the MRT visit www.bangkokmetro.co.th
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Ratchaprarop Station
Ticket fare = 40THB from / to Airport
close to Baiyoke Tower, Pratunam market, Central World Shopping Centre, Pantip Plaza
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Phaya Thai Station
Ticket fare = 45THB from / to Airport
 linked to BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit Line - Phaya Thai Station:
most convenient to go to Victory Monument - Victory Monument BTS Station
Siam Square, MBK, Siam Paragon and Siam Discovery Shopping Centres - Siam BTS Station
Phrom Phong (Phrom Phong), Thong Lo (Thong Lo Station), Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal - Ekkamai BTS Station.





People who are planning to go from Bangkok Airport to Banglamphoo : Khaosan road, Soi Rambutri, Samsen road… 

The closest stations are Phaya Thai Station and Ratchaprarop Station. 

From these stations you can take a Metered Taxi to Banglamphoo for around 60-80THB.

A Tuk-tuk will charge you a bit more 80THB-100THB depending on your bargaining skills.

Ratchaprarop Station is at walking distance from Pratunam and many buses are going to Banglamphoo from Pratunam intersection: 2, 79, 511...

There is also a boat service on the canal (Khlong in Thai language) at Hua Chang bridge near the Pratunam Intersection.

From there you can catch a boat to Phan Fa Lilat Pier in Banglamphoo (near Golden Mount, Ratchadamoen Avenue, Lan Luang road).   

To know more about the canal boat service in Bangkok go to:

www.transitbangkok.com/khlong_boats.html


There are some Extra BKK Airport Trains running from Hua Mak Station to Phaya Thai Station from 6.00am to 9.00am (5 trips) and running from Phaya Thai Station to Lat Krabang Station from 5.00pm to 8.00pm (4 trips). 

These Extra Trains follow the same route as the City Line and the same fare table.

SA Express Lines

The Makkasan SA Express Lines links Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Makkasan Station (City Air Terminal) in the heart of the city.

The Phaya Thai SA Express Line links the Airport to Phaya Thai Station also located in the city centre, not far from Victory Monument.

Contrary to the SA City Line the SA Express Lines offer non-stop services.

The train travel on the Makkasan Express Line from the Airport to Makkasan Station takes just 15 minutes.

The train travel on the Phaya Thai Express Line from the Airport to Phaya Thai takes 17 minutes.

Train leaves in each direction every 60 minutes.

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The SA Express Line trains are red and each train has a total of 4 cars : 3 passenger cars with 170 passenger seats and 1 baggage car.

Ticket counter on level B1Ticket counter on level B1

Train Ticket for the SA Express Lines costs 90THB.

The flat price for the SA Express Lines is subject to change, according to the different promotion campaigns.

In fact it used to be priced at a flat price of 150THB and is now down to 90THB.

Like with the SA City Line tickets are actually tokens that can be purchased from any of the automatic token machines or any of the ticket selling counters that you find at the different stations.

Automatic token machines accept 1THB, 5THB and 10THB coins as well as all Thai bank notes and give back controlled change.

It is possible to get a receipt for a purchase made at a selling machine or at a selling counter. 

There is a pre-paid pass available with a minimum of 50THB up to 1000THB.

Makkasan Station (Bangkok City Air Terminal) which is the origin or the terminal station for the Makkasan SA Express Line and is also served by the City Line is a huge terminal.

Makkasan station signMakkasan station sign

Inside Makkasan StationInside Makkasan Station

It is far too big for its actual passenger traffic and as a consequence it looks surprisingly empty!

Outside view of Makkasan Airport Train Station BangkokOutside view of Makkasan Airport Train Station

Trolleys for passengers carrying luggage are available at the station.

It has a car park (up to 300 cars and 100 motorcycles) and unlike other stations it has toilets and a check-in facilities for passengers travelling on Thai Airways flights only (except for flights to the USA).

For more information about Makkasan station including detailed travel options to/from the station - click here>>>

Check-in counters at Makkasan stationCheck-in counters at Makkasan station

Important: if you are travelling on Thai Airways and want to use the early Check-in facilities: do not try to check-in before buying your token for the SA Express Line.

Contact the ticket selling counter to purchase your token, notify that you have some luggage to check-in and take the receipt (you will need this receipt for the Check-in procedure). 

Check-in is opened 3 to 12 hours before the departure of your flight, from 7 am to 9 pm and is free of charge.

inside the Airport city trainOn board the Bangkok Airport Train





MAKKASAN SA EXPRESS LINE (Non-Stop)
(fare: 90 THB) 

Suvarnabhumi Airport Station 
Underground station, Airport Floor B1
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Makkasan Station (Bangkok City Air Terminal)
Check-in facilities available for Thai Airways flights 
3 to 12 hours before flight departure (free service)
 Car Park Facilities: up to 300 cars
linked to Subway MRT Petchaburi Station: 
most convenient to go to Sukhumvit area: Nana, Asoke - Sukhumvit MRT Station
Silom - Sala Daeng MRT Station
Hua Lamphong Railway Station - Hua Lamphong MRT Station





PHAYA THAI SA EXPRESS LINE (Non-Stop)
(fare: 90 THB) 

Suvarnabhumi Airport Station
Underground station, Airport Floor B1
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Phaya Thai Station
linked to Phaya Thai BTS Sky Train Station:
most convenient to go to Victory Monument, Siam Square, MBK, Siam Paragon, Central World, Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal.


BKK Airport Train at the platformBangkok Airport Train at the platform


There are plans to extend the Bangkok airport train link to Don Muang airport, but a present you will have to travel between Bangkok's two airports by free shuttle bus or public minibuses / vans.

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