Phaya Thai Station Bangkok
for Airport Link Trains to BKK

Phaya Thai station in Bangkok (สถานีพญาไท) is the origin station of the Airport City Line and the Express Line that connects Bangkok city centre to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).



Express Line Train at Phaya Thai station Bangkok

Location :

The station is located in the Ratchathewi district over the intersection / level crossing made by the Phaya Thai Road and the Eastern Line railway tracks.

It is connected by a direct interchange to the Phaya Thai BTS Sky Tain Station with which it forms a small transportation hub.

Phaya Thai Sky Train Station interchange with Airport Rail LinkAirport Rail Link Interchange sign
Phaya Thai Area MapArea Map

Train Services

Tickets, which are actually tokens, can be bought from either one of the automatic token machines or directly from one of the token selling counters by the entrance gates.

inside a City Line TrainOn-board a City Line train
people buying tokens at Phaya Thai ticket countersTicket Counters

Train services operate every day from 06.00 in the morning to midnight.

From Phaya Thai to Suvarnabhumi Airport (28 km):
 
By City Line : Airport Trains (Blue) running on this line stop at 6 stations and travelling time is 30 minutes.

City Line train at Phaya ThaiCity Line train

City Line trains leave from both ends every 12-15 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 15 minutes on Sat. / Sun./ Official Holidays.

City Line / Departure times from Monday to Friday

From Phaya Thai to Suvarnabhumi
06.02 / 06.17 / 06.32 / 06.47
07.02/ 07.17 / 07.32 / 07.47
08.02 / 08.17 / 08.32 / 08.47
09.02 / 09.22 / 09.41
10.02 / 10.22 / 10.42
11.02 / 11.22 / 11.42
12.02 / 12.22 / 12.42
13.02 / 13.22 / 13.42
14.02 / 14.22 / 14.42
15.02 / 15.22 / 15.42
16.02 / 16.22 / 16.36 / 16.52
17.07 / 17.22 / 17.37 / 17.52
18.07 / 18.22 / 18.37 / 18.52
19.07 / 19.22 / 19.37 / 19.52
20.07 / 20.22 / 20.42
21.01 / 21.22 / 21.42
22.02 / 22.22 / 22.42
23.02 / 23.22 / 23.42
00.02


City Line / Departure times on Sat. - Sun. and Official Holidays

From Phaya Thai to Suvarnabhumi
06.02 / 06.22 / 06.42
07.02/ 07.22 / 07.42
08.02 / 08.22 / 08.42
09.02 / 09.22 / 09.42
10.02 / 10.22 / 10.42
11.02 / 11.22 / 11.42
12.02 / 12.22 / 12.42
13.02 / 13.22 / 13.42
14.02 / 14.22 / 14.42
15.02 / 15.22 / 15.42
16.02 / 16.22 / 16.42
17.02 / 17.22 / 17.42
18.02 / 18.22 / 18.42
19.02 / 19.22 / 19.42
20.02 / 20.22 / 20.42
21.02 / 21.22 / 21.42
22.02 / 22.22 / 22.42
23.02 / 23.22 / 23.42
00.02

Ticket fare depends on the number of travelled stations: 1 station = 15THB, 2 stations = 20THB, 3 stations = 25THB...

The price all the way to the Airport is only 45THB and represents one of the cheapest ways to go from the city to the Airport.

By Phaya Thai Express Line : Airport Trains (Red) running on the Express Line are non-stop and travelling time is 17 minutes.
 
Ticket fare is 90THB.

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How to get to / from Phaya Thai Station

By BTS Sky Train

BTS Sky Train BangkokBTS Sky Train

It is ideally located for people heading to places that are served by the BTS Sky Train as the station is linked by a walking bridge to the BTS Sky Train Sukhumvit Line.

If you are heading to the nearby Victory Monument or Siam Square (MBK, Siam Paragon...), Phaya Thai Station is definitely the best option: just hop on a Sky Train!
 
Other destinations that are easily connected by BTS Sky Train are: Chitlom, Ploenchit, Silom...

MBK shopping centre in BangkokMBK shopping centre in Bangkok

To get more information about the BTS Sky Train go to :

By Canal Boat

1 km south of the station on Phaya Thai road you can board a canal boat from Hua Chang bridge (สะพานหัวช้าง).

Canal boat arriving at Hua Chang pierCanal boat arriving at Hua Chang pier

These boats run on the San Saep canal (also spelt Saen Saeb - แสนแสบ) from 05.30 to 20.30 from Mon. to Fri. and from 05.30 to 19.00 on weekends and Public Holidays.

A boat ticket costs 10 to 20 THB depending on the travelled distance and is bought in the boat itself.
 
From Hua Chang bridge the canal boats are very convenient to go to Khaosan area in Banglamphu District (end of the line: Phan Fa Lilat pier – ผ่านฟ้าลีลาส).

To get more information about canal boats running on the San Saep canal go to:

By Taxi

There is a Taxi stand right below the station from where you can board a Metered Taxi and don't have to pay any extra-charge.

Taxi stand at Phaya Thai StationTaxi stand at the Station
tourists boarding a Bangkok Taxi taxi at Phaya ThaiA Bangkok Taxi

Note that if you arrive late at night or early morning, when the Taxi stand is closed, it might be difficult to find a Taxi driver agreeing to turn on the meter.
 
In that case just walk to the main road and stop a passing taxi.

By Motorbike Taxi

There is also a Motorbike Taxi stand at the station.

Motorbike Taxi stand at Phaya ThaiMotorbike Taxi stand


Motorbike Taxi Fare Table

It has a table fare in Thai language to different nearby destinations:
 
- Phayathai Hospital = 30THB

- Victory Monument = 30 / 40THB

- Pantip, Ram Hospital, MBK Shopping Centre, Siam Square = 40THB

- Big C, Central World = 50THB

- Sanam Pao BTS Station, Sam Yan Market = 60THB

- Airport Link Makkasan = 70THB

- UN Building in Thewet, Lan Luang, Hua Lamphong = 80THB

- Yaowarat (Chinatown) = 100THB

- Sathorn = 100 /120THB

- Khaosan Road, Sanam Luang, Chatuchak Park = 120THB

- Central Pinklao, Siriraj Hospital, Mo Chit Bus Terminal = 150THB



By City Bus

Bus 34 on Phaya Thai RoadBus 34

The station is served by many city buses which routes run along the main road.
 
You can use the following city buses serves to get to the station :

5, 12, 29, 29ก, 34, 36, 36ก, 38, 54, 62, 72,

139, 140, 163, 172, 177, 183, 187,

201, 503, 529, 542...



Phaya Thai Train Stop - Eastern Line

Phaya Thai Train StopThe small train stop
Eastern Line train stopping at Phaya ThaiEastern Line train

The "Train Stop" on the Eastern Line is located beside the much larger transportation hub made by the BTS Station and the Airport Train Station.

From there, people can board or exit the majority of the State Railway of Thailand's trains running on the Eastern Line.


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