Makkasan Station Bangkok Airport Rail Link

Makkasan Station is a stop on the Airport Rail Link (Airport Train), which connects Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) to Bangkok city centre.

The station is located on Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road (ถนนกำแพงเพชร๗), near the intersection of Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road and Asok Din Daeng Road (ถนนอโศก-ดินแดง), known as the Asoke – Din Daeng intersection (แยกอโศก-ดินแดง).



photo of the huge Makkasan station in Bangkok

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The intersection of Asoke Din Daeng near MakkasanThe intersection of Asoke Din Daeng near Makkasan
Asoke Din Daeng intersection view from Makkasan stationAsoke Din Daeng intersection view from Makkasan station

It is also known as the Makkasan City Air Terminal and serves as  the origin / terminal station for the SA Express Line which links (non-stop) Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).

Photo of an SA city line trainAn SA city line train

It also serves as one of the eight stations on the SA City Line that links Phaya Thai Station to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Makkasan is one of the SA City Line stations where many tourists choose to get off as it is conveniently located near some of the most popular tourist areas in Bangkok.

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The Makkasan station is a huge three floor building which is far too big for its average passenger traffic and as a consequence, most of the time it looks shockingly empty!

The empty terminal at MakkasanThe empty terminal at Makkasan
The view from the airport city terminal on the 3rd floorThe view from the airport city terminal on the 3rd floor

City Line timetables Mon-Fri

City Line / Departure times from Monday to Friday (06.00 to Midnight)

From Makkasan to Phaya Thai From Makkasan to Suvarnabhumi
06.18 / 06.30 / 06.42 / 06.54 06.18 / 06.30 / 06.42 / 06.54
07.06 / 07.18 / 07.30 / 07.42 / 07.54 07.06 / 07.18 / 07.30 / 07.42 / 07.54
08.06 / 08.18 / 08.30 / 08.42 / 08.54 08.06 / 08.18 / 08.30 / 08.42 / 08.54
09.06 / 09.18 / 09.30 / 09.43 / 09.54 09.06 / 09.18 / 09.35 / 09.50
10.06 / 10.24 / 10.39 / 10.54 10.06 / 10.21 / 10.36 / 10.51
11.09 / 11.24 / 11.39 / 11.54 11.06 / 11.21 / 11.36 / 10.51
12.09 / 12.24 / 12.39 / 12.54 12.06 / 12.21 / 12.36 / 12.51
13.09 / 13.24 / 13.39 / 13.54 13.06 / 13.21 / 13.36 / 13.51
14.09 / 14.24 / 14.39 / 14.54 14.06 / 14.21 / 14.36 / 14.51
15.09 / 15.24 / 15.39 / 15.54 15.06 / 15.21 / 15.36 / 15.51
16.12 / 16.24 / 16.39 / 16.54 16.06 / 16.18 / 16.30 / 16.42 / 16.54
17.06 / 17.18 / 17.30 / 17.42 / 17.54 17.06 / 17.18 / 17.30 / 17.42 / 17.54
18.06 / 18.18 / 18.30 / 18.42 / 18.54 18.06 / 18.18 / 18.30 / 18.42 / 18.54
19.06 / 19.18 / 19.30 / 19.42 / 19.54 19.06 / 19.18 / 19.30 / 19.42 / 19.54
20.06 / 20.18 / 20.31 / 20.44 / 20.54 20.06 / 20.18 / 20.36 / 20.50
21.06 / 21.24 / 21.39 / 21.54 21.06 / 21.21 / 21.36 / 21.51
22.09 / 22.24 / 22.39 / 22.54 22.06 / 22.21 / 22.36 / 22.51
23.09 / 23.24 / 23.39 / 23.54 23.06 / 23.21 / 23.36 / 23.51
00.09 / 00.24 00.06


City line timetables weekends and holidays

Departure times on Sat-Sun and Public Holidays (06.00 to Midnight).

From Makkasan to Phaya Thai From Makkasan to Suvarnabhumi
06.24 / 06.39/ 06.54 06.06 / 06.21 / 06.36 / 06.51
07.09 / 07.24 / 07.39 / 07.54 07.06 / 07.21 / 07.36 / 07.51
08.09 / 08.24 / 08.39 / 08.54 08.06 / 08.21 / 08.36 / 08.51
09.09 / 09.24 / 09.39 / 09.54 09.06 / 09.21 / 09.36 / 09.51
10.09 / 10.24 / 10.39 / 10.54 10.06 / 10.21 / 10.36 / 10.51
11.09 / 11.24 / 11.39 / 11.54 11.06 / 11.21 / 11.36 / 10.51
12.09 / 12.24 / 12.39 / 12.54 12.06 / 12.21 / 12.36 / 12.51
13.09 / 13.24 / 13.39 / 13.54 13.06 / 13.21 / 13.36 / 13.51
14.09 / 14.24 / 14.39 / 14.54 14.06 / 14.21 / 14.36 / 14.51
15.09 / 15.24 / 15.39 / 15.54 15.06 / 15.21 / 15.36 / 15.51
16.09 / 16.24 / 16.39 / 16.54 16.06 / 16.21 / 16.36 / 16.51
17.09 / 17.24 / 17.39 / 17.54 17.06 / 17.21 / 17.36 / 17.51
18.09 / 18.24 / 18.39 / 18.54 18.06 / 18.21 / 18.36 / 18.51
19.09 / 19.24 / 19.39 / 19.54 19.06 / 19.21 / 19.36 / 19.51
20.09 / 20.24 / 20.39 / 20.54 20.06 / 20.21 / 20.36 / 20.51
21.09 / 21.24 / 21.39 / 21.54 21.06 / 21.21 / 21.36 / 21.51
22.09 / 22.24 / 22.39 / 22.54 22.06 / 22.21 / 22.36 / 22.51
23.09 / 23.24 / 23.39 / 23.54 23.06 / 23.21 / 23.36 / 23.51
00.09 / 00.24 00.06

Makkasan Express line timetables

Departure times from 10.00 to 22.00

From Makkasan to Suvarnabhumi From Suvarnabhumi to Makkasan
10.30 / 11.30 / 12.30 / 13.30 / 14.30 / 15.30 / 16.30 / 17.30 / 18.30 / 19.30 / 20.30 / 21.30 10.00 / 11.00 / 12.00 / 13.00 / 14.00 / 15.00 / 16.00 / 17.00 / 18.00 / 19.00 / 20.00 / 21.00 / 22.00

How to get to / from Makkasan station to the tourist areas in Bangkok

The Arrival hall is located on Level 2 and the Departure hall is on Level 3.

Once at the City Air Terminal you have a few options to get to your hotel.

The airport city terminal at MakkasanThe airport city terminal at Makkasan

If you come to Makkasan station by the SA Express Line, you can choose to take a SA City Train to Ratchaprarop Station (near Baiyoke, Pratunam intersection, Central World) for 15 THB or to Phaya Thai (Siam Square, MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery) for 20 THB.

By Taxi

From the Arrival hall, go down to Level 1 where the Metered Taxi stand is located.

sign to the taxi stand on the 1st floor

Contact one of the persons staying at the Taxi stand who will call a taxi for you.

Note that there is no surcharge for boarding a taxi at the station.

You can also go to the Asoke – Din Daeng intersection by yourself (around 100 metres) and wave for a taxi to stop.

Photo of a taxi in Bangkok ThailandA Bangkok taxi

Always ask to go by meter in order to pay a fair price.

In case the taxi driver doesn't want to go by meter, just stop another taxi and repeat the process until you find one who agrees.

By Motorbike Taxi

If you travel light you might want to consider taking a motorbike taxi.

It could either drive you to your final destination or to the nearest Sky Train station or the nearest boat pier.

Photo of a motorbike taxi in Bangkok ThailandMotorbike taxi

There is a Motorbike Taxi stand by the station at the Asoke – Din Daeng intersection.

Just walk there as explained in the section: By Taxi.

A table fare in Thai language to different destinations is posted at the stand.



motorbike taxi table of fares at MakkasanTable of fares (in Thai)

Motorbike Taxi fares from Makkasan station:

To Asoke Pier (at Mit Samphan 2 Bridge to take Saen Saep canal boat) = 20 THB

To Asoke intersection (near Soi Cow Boy, BTS Sukhumvit Station) = 40 THB

To Sukhumvit Soi 3 (near Soi Cowboy) = 50 THB

To Central World (near Big C, Pratunam Intersection) = 70 THB

To Pantip = 70 THB

To Baiyoke = 60 THB

To Bangkok Hospital = 60 THB

To Huay Khwang intersection = 70 THB

To Petchaburi Soi 31 - 37 = 50 THB

To Lumpini Phra Ram 9 = 40 THB

To Bic C Ratchadaphisek = 50 THB

To Fortune Tower = 30 THB

To Central Phra Ram 9 = 40 THB

To Phra Ram 9 Hospital = 40 THB

To Piyavate Hospital = 50 THB



photo of motorbike taxi by Asoke pierMotorbike taxi by Asoke pier

There is also a Motorbike stand near the Subway Entrance 1 on Asoke - Din Daeng Road (to reach the subway see section below).

By MRT (Subway)

MRT stands for Mass Rapid Transit.

It is a subway service which connects Hualamphong (Bangkok Train Station in the city centre) to Bang Sue (Bangkok Northern area).

The line which is known as the Blue Line has currently 18 stations (2014) and is in the process of being extended on both ends. A new line known as the Purple Line is also being built.

MRT service is opened every day from 06.00 to Midnight.

The City Air Terminal is linked by a walk way to the Entrance 1 of the MRT Petchaburi Station on Asoke – Din Daeng Road.

The walk way crosses over the Asoke – Din Daeng intersection.

the walk way to Petchaburi MRT station from MakkasanThe walk way to Petchaburi MRT station from Makkasan
the walk way and the MRT Petchaburi station from Makkasan stationThe walk way and the MRT Petchaburi station from Makkasan station

The Entrance 3 is also accessible from Makkasan Station and is also located on Asoke – Din Daeng Road (opposite the Entrance 1).  

Go to Level 1 (ground floor) to exit the station and cross the railway track and Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road.

The entrance is right in front of you.

Petchaburi subway station entrances and exits mapPetchaburi subway station entrances and exits map

Information about a few MRT stations from Petchaburi Station:

 - to Sukhumvit Station

Connected to the BTS (Sky Train) Asoke Station

Location: at Asoke intersection / near: Soi Cowboy, Nana, Terminal 21 Shopping Centre, Times Square Building

Fare = 16 THB / 8 THB (child fare)

- to Lumpini Station

Location: on Rama 4 Road by the South Sathorn and Wireless intersection / near Lumpini Park, Embassy of Japan, Lumpini Boxing Stadium

Fare = 22 THB / 11 THB (child fare)

- to Silom Station

Connected to the BTS (Sky Train) Sala Daeng Station by a walk way

Location: at Sala Daeng intersection / near: Lumpini Park, Dusit Thani Hotel, Patpong Market, Chulalongkorn Hospital

Fare = 25 TH / 13 TH (child fare)

- to Sam Yan Station

Location: on Rama 4 Road / near Chamchuri Square, Snake Farm, Chulalongkorn University

Fare = 27 THB / 14 THB (child fare)

- to Hualamphong Station

Location: at Bangkok Train Station / near China Town

Fare = 29 THB / 15 TH (child fare)

- to Huay Khwang Station

Location: at Huay Khwang intersection along Ratchadaphisek Road

Fare = 20 THB / 10 THB (child fare)

- to Chatuchak Park Station

Connected to the BTS (Sky Train) Mo Chit Station

Location: at Chatuchak Weekend Market along Phahon Yothin Road / near Queen Sirikit Public Park / close by Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal is easily accessible by bus or taxi / Don Muang Airport is around 13 km further North

Fare = 31 THB / 16 THB (child fare)

- to Bang Sue Station

Location: at Bang Sue Train Station / not far from Chatuchak Weekend Market, Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal

Fare = 36 THB / 18 THB (child fare)

MRT fares table at Petchaburi stationMRT fares table

To know more about the MRT system in Bangkok go to:

www.bangkokmetro.co.th/Index.aspx?Lang=En

NB: By the MRT Entrance 1 you will find some kind of small trucks running a taxi line to Klongton (คลองตัน) for just 7 THB.

small taxi truck line to KlongtonSmall taxi truck

By Canal Boat

It is possible to take a canal boat from Mit Samphan 2 Bridge (สะพานมิตรสัมพันธ์) which is located a few hundred metres away from the Makkasan Station on Asoke Montri Road (ถนน อโศกมนตรี).

You can either choose to walk there or to take a motorbike taxi (20 THB).

photo of a canal boat at Asoke pierCanal boat at Asoke pier

It represents a very convenient way of travelling especially during rush hours when the traffic on the roads is at its highest peak.

The boats run on the Saen Saep canal (or Saen Saeb - แสนแสบ) from 05.30 to 20.30 on week days and from 05.30 to 19.00 on weekends and Public Holidays.

A ticket costs 10 to 20 THB depending on the travelled distance and is bought in the boat itself.

photo of a canal boat arriving at Asoke pierCanal boat arriving at Asoke pier

Information about some piers from Asok Pier (ท่าอโศก):

- to Nana Nuea Pier (ท่าเรือนานาเหนือ)

Location = under the Sukhumvit Soi 3 Bridge near the intersection of Sukhumvit Soi 3 and Petchaburi Road / near Bumrungrad Hospital, Soi Nana

Fare = 10 THB

- to Pratunam Pier  (ท่าเรือประตูน้ำ) known as Centre Pier

Location: under Chalerm Loak bridge on Ratchadamri Road by the Pratunam intersection / near Pratunam Market, Platinum Fashion Mall, Pantip Plaza, Central World Shopping Centre, Big C, Baiyoke

Fare = 12 THB

- to Hua Chang Pier (ท่าหัวช้าง)

Location: at Hua Chang Bridge / near Siam Square, MBK, Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon, Jim Thompson House, BTS Ratchathewi Station, BTS Siam Station

Fare = 12 THB

- to Bobae Market (ตลาดโบ๊เบ๊)

Location: besides  Bobae Market and Bobae Tower and off Krung Kasem road

Fare = 12 THB

- to Phan Fa Lilat (ผ่านฟ้าลีลาส)

Location: at Phan Fa Bridge / near Thai Airways Lan Luang Office, Golden Mount, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Khaosan Road, Sanam Luang, Grand Palace

Fare = 14 THB

photo of the Pratunam centre pier

Pratunam Pier is also known as Centre Pier and is used as a connecting pier in between the Golden Mount Line (from Phan Fa Lilat to Pratunam) and the Nida Line (from Pratunam to Wat Sriboonreung).

If you pass through this pier you have to change boat.

The ticket you bought after boarding is valid on the two lines, so keep it with you to show to the ticket inspector that you already paid.

To know more about the Saen Saep canal boats go to: www.khlongsaensaep.com

By Public Bus

There are many bus lines that pass by the Makkasan Station.

It might not be the easiest option as you will have to find where are the stops and which bus is going to your travelled destination but it is a cheap and adventurous one.

The bus Stops on Din Daeng Road are served by the buses: 8, 18, 22, 24 and 136.

bus 136 in BangkokBus 136

The stop for buses going North towards Phra Ram 9 Road is located near the Makkasan Station car entrance and the one for buses going South towards Petchaburi Road is located by the Asoke Skin Hospital.

On Asoke Montri Road near the Mit Samphan 2 Bridge you can board the following buses: 18, 21, 22, 24, 38, 98, 136, 185, 519.

The bus-stop on Asok Montri road not far from MakkasanThe bus-stop on Asok Montri road not far from Makkasan station

Non-air-con buses cost either 6.50 THB or 8 THB and air-con buses costs from 11 to 24 THB depending on the distance.

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By Train

Although you are very unlikely to use a train from Makkasan station, we have to mention that from there you can board a train running on the Thailand's Eastern Railway Line.

For most of its length the Airport Rail Link is running above and in parallel with the railway tracks used by the Eastern Line Trains.

The Asoke – Din Daeng intersection by Makkasan is also a level crossing and there is a train stop named: Asoke Train Stop (ที่หยุดรดอโศก).

On the Thai Railway Official Timetables this stop is simply named Asok (also written Asoke).

Makkasan Railway Station is located further west and is actually close by the Ratchprarop Airport Train Station.

An ordinary train passing the Asok Din Daeng level crossing in BangkokAn ordinary train passing the Asok Din Daeng level crossing in Bangkok

From Asoke people can board or exit most of the Eastern Line Trains which make a quick stop.

Two timetables are posted: one for the Bangkok bound trains and one for the Eastern Thailand bound trains.

Timetable Eastern bound trains at AsokTimetable Eastern bound trains at Asok
Timetable Bangkok bound trains at AsokTimetable Bangkok bound trains at Asok

If you are planning to travel to the East of the country (Aranyaprathet, Hua Takhe, Chonburi, Pattaya, Ban Phlu Ta Luang, Kabin Buri, Chachoengsao...) and that you arrive at Makkasan at the same time as a train heading towards your destination of travel: why not hop on it?

Here is the English translation of these timetables.

We have also added all the trains that stop at Asoke Train Stop even the ones which are not written on the posted timetables shown above.

Please note that we use the times as written on the official Eastern Line Timetable and that they can be a little bit different from the times shown at the Asoke Train Stop.

Bangkok Asoke Train Timetable in English

Eastern Line trains from Bangkok

Eastern Line Trains from Bangkok Stop at Asoke at
Ordinary Train 275 06.26
Ordinary Train 957 06.30
Ordinary Train 376* 06.55
Ordinary Train 285** 07.22
Ordinary Train 283*** 07.22
Ordinary Train 281 08.20
Ordinary Train 367 10.34
Ordinary Train 389 12.32
Ordinary Train 279 13.20
Ordinary Train 959 15.22
Ordinary Train 277 15.48
Ordinary Train 391 16.58
Ordinary Train 383* 17.23
Ordinary Train 371 18.06
Ordinary Train 385 only on Gvt. Working Days 18.43
Ordinary Train 381 runs the last day of all Public Holidays before Working Day 18.47

Eastern Line trains to Bangkok

Eastern Line Trains to Bangkok Stop at Asoke at
Ordinary Train 380* 06.41
Ordinary Train 384* 07.08
Ordinary Train 372 07.46
Ordinary Train 388 08.10
Ordinary Train 378* 08.51
Ordinary Train 278 09.53
Ordinary Train 958 10.47
Ordinary Train 280 11.44
Ordinary Train 368 13.50
Ordinary Train 390 15.08
Ordinary Train 282 15.39
Ordinary Train 286** 17.56
Ordinary Train 284*** 17.56
Ordinary Train 276 19.20
Ordinary Train 960 19.32
Ordinary Train 394 runs the last Working Day before the start of a Public Holiday 20.35
Ordinary Train 386 only on Gvt. Working Days 21.12

* These trains don't run on Sat./Sun./Public Holidays
** These trains only run on Sat./Sun.
*** These trains only run from Monday to Friday