Ratchaprarop Station Bangkok
for Airport City Line Trains

Ratchaprarop Station in Bangkok Thailand (สถานีราชปรารภ) is served by the Airport City Line trains running in between Phaya Thai Station and Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

It  is the 2nd station of the City Line on the way to BKK airport.



Photo of Ratchaprarop Station in BangkokPhoto of Ratchaprarop Station in Bangkok

Location

The station is located above the intersection of Ratchaprarop Road (รถนนราชปรารภ) and Nikhom Makkasan Road (ถนนนิคมมักกะสัน) which is known as Makkasan Intersection (แยกมักกะสัน) in the Ratchathewi District of Bangkok.

View of Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link from Nikhom Makkasan RoadView of Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link from Nikhom Makkasan Road
Intersection and level crossing below Ratchaprarop Airport Rail LinkIntersection and level crossing below the Airport Rail Link


Below the station and running parallel to the elevated Airport Rail Link are the Eastern line railway tracks.

Eastern line train coming from Makkasan train stationEastern line train coming from Makkasan train station


Close by are the impressive Baiyoke Tower II (อาคารใบหยก 2) which is the tallest building in Bangkok, Pratunam Intersection, Central World Shopping Centre, Pantip Computer Plaza...

Baiyoke Tower IIBaiyoke Tower II
Central World Shopping CentreCentral World Shopping Centre

Train Frequency and Fares

City Line Train arriving at RatchapraropCity Line Train arriving at the station

City Line trains are running from 6.00am to midnight at a frequency of every 12-15 minutes on week days and every 15 minutes on week-ends and Official Holidays.

Departure times from Monday to Friday

From Ratchaprarop to Phaya Thai From Ratchaprarop to Suvarnabhumi
06.27 / 06.42 / 06.57 06.03 / 06.18 / 06.33 / 06.48
07.12/ 07.27 / 07.42 / 07.57 07.03 / 07.18 / 07.33 / 07.48
08.12 / 08.27 / 08.42 / 08.57 08.03 / 08.18 / 08.33 / 08.48
09.12 / 09.27 / 09.42 / 09.57 09.03 / 09.23 / 09.42
10.17 / 10.37 / 10.57 10.03 / 10.23 / 10.43
11.17 / 11.37 / 11.57 11.03 / 11.23 / 11.43
12.17 / 12.37 / 12.57 12.03 / 12.23 / 12.43
13.17 / 13.37 / 13.57 13.03 / 13.23 / 13.43
14.17 / 14.37 / 14.57 14.03 / 14.23 / 14.43
15.17 / 15.37 / 15.57 15.03 / 15.23 / 15.43
16.17 / 16.38 / 16.57 16.03 / 16.23 / 16.37 / 16.53
17.17 / 17.32 / 17.47 17.08 / 17.23 / 17.38 / 17.53
18.02 / 18.17 / 18.32 / 18.47 18.08 / 18.23 / 18.38 / 18.53
19.02 / 19.17 / 19.32 / 19.47 19.08 / 19.23 / 19.38 / 19.53
20.02 / 20.17 / 20.32 / 20.47 20.08 / 20.23 / 20.43
21.02 / 21.17 / 21.37 / 21.57 21.02 / 21.23 / 21.43
22.17 / 22.37 / 22.57 22.03 / 22.23 / 22.43
23.17 / 23.37 / 23.57 23.03 / 23.23 / 23.43
00.17 / 00.37 00.03


Departure times on Sat-Sun and Public Holidays

From Ratchaprarop to Phaya Thai From Ratchaprarop to Suvarnabhumi
06.17 / 06.37 / 06.57 06.03 / 06.23 / 06.43
07.17/ 07.37 / 07.57 07.03 / 07.23 / 07.43
08.17 / 08.37 / 08.57 08.03 / 08.23 / 08.43
09.17 / 09.37 / 09.57 09.03 / 09.23 / 09.43
10.17 / 10.37 / 10.57 10.03 / 10.23 / 10.43
11.17 / 11.37 / 11.57 11.03 / 11.23 / 11.43
12.17 / 12.37 / 12.57 12.03 / 12.23 / 12.43
13.17 / 13.37 / 13.57 13.03 / 13.23 / 13.43
14.17 / 14.37 / 14.57 14.03 / 14.23 / 14.43
15.17 / 15.37 / 15.57 15.03 / 15.23 / 15.43
16.17 / 16.37 / 16.57 16.03 / 16.23 / 16.43
17.17 / 17.37 / 17.57 17.03 / 17.23 / 17.43
18.17 / 18.37 / 18.57 18.08 / 18.23 / 18.43
19.17 / 19.37 / 19.57 19.03 / 19.23 / 19.43
20.17 / 20.37 / 20.57 20.03 / 20.23 / 20.43
21.17 / 21.37 / 21.57 21.03 / 21.23 / 21.43
22.17 / 22.37 / 22.57 22.03 / 22.23 / 22.43
23.17 / 23.37 / 23.57 23.03 / 23.23 / 23.43
00.17 / 00.37 00.03

The train ticket fare from Ratchaprarop Station to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is 40THB and travelling time is 29 minutes.

The ticket to Phaya Thai costs 15 THB and travelling time is just 1 minute.

Inside a City Line trainInside a City Line train

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

Entrance gates and token selling countersEntrance gates and token selling counters

Train fare depends on the number of travelled stations.

How to get to Ratchaprarop Station?

By City Bus

City bus number 54 outside RatchapraropCity bus number 54

The Ratchaprarop Station is served by many city buses: 4, 13, 14, 17, 54, 58, 62, 72, 73, 74, 77, 204, 504...

From Pratunam Intersection and Central World you can also catch buses 2, 79, 511...

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By  Canal Boat

Canal boats at Pratunam Centre PierCanal boats at Pratunam Centre Pier

Around 1 km south of the station at Pratunam Intersection, you can board a canal boat from Pratunam Pier (ท่าเรือประตูน้ำ) also known as Centre Pier.

The canal boats run on the San Saep canal (also spelled Saen Saeb - แสนแสบ) from 05.30 to 20.30 on Monday - Friday and from 05.30 to 19.00 on Sat. / Sun. and Public Holidays.

Ticket fare goes from 10 to 20 THB depending on the number of piers you travel and tickets are purchased in the boat itself.

From Pratunam it is a fast and convenient way to escape the Bangkok traffic jam and to go to Khaosan area in Banglamphu (Phan Fa Lilat pier – ผ่านฟ้าลีลาส) or Nana (Nana Nuea Pier – ท่าเรือนานาเหนือ).

To get more information about the canal boat service go to:

www.khlongsaensaep.com

By Motorbike Taxi

Motorbike taxi stand at Ratchaprarop Airport LinkMotorbike taxi stand

There is a Motorbike Taxi Stand right outside the station.

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

Motorbike fares from Ratchaprarop Station to:

-          Bangkok Palace Hotel, Baiyokee Tower 2 and 1 = 20THB

-          Phaya Thai Station, Pratunam Canal Boat Pier = 30THB

-          Central World, Big C, Victory Monument = 40THB

-          Petchaburi MRT Subway Station, Siam Paragon = 50THB

By Taxi

A Bangkok TaxiA Bangkok Taxi

If you choose to board a Taxi you should know that the Taxis waiting right outside the escalator of Ratchaprarop Station are usually refusing to turn on their meters.

They are actually often turning down Thai customers, preferring to wait for foreign tourists in order to cash in!

Don’t mind them!

Just go a few metres away to the main road and wave your hand at one passing Taxi and insist on going by the meter.