How to Get From Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok City

There are three ways to get from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok City:

  1. Taxi
  2. Shuttle
  3. Train

In my experience, the best way to get from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok City is by Grab Taxi. The journey takes around 25 minutes and costs about ฿350 inc toll fees.


⏱️ Time: 25 minutes
💵 Cost: ฿350

A taxi isn’t the cheapest way to get from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok City, but it is the easiest. There are two different ways you can get a taxi to and from Bangkok to Don Mueang Airport:

  1. Grab
  2. Hail at the side of the road

Based on my experience, I recommend using Grab, which is like the Uber of Asia. The app tells you the price in advance, and the service offers some level of security.

If you’re getting a Grab from the airport, ensure you’re ready at your pre-selected pick-up point. Taxis can not stop and wait at the airport, so you must be ready to get straight into the vehicle.

Shuttle Bus

⏱️ Time: 60 and 90 minutes
💵 Cost: ฿30 to ฿50

The shuttle bus is the cheapest way to get from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok – ideal if you’re travelling around Thailand on a budget.

Four buses operate between Don Mueang Airport and popular areas in Bangkok. These buses operate on either a 15-minute or 30-minute schedule and cost between ฿30 and ฿50.

  1. A1 Bus: This bus goes to BTS Mo Chit and runs every 15 minutes from 6:30am to midnight.
  2. A2 Bus: This bus goes to Victory Monument and runs every 30 minutes from 6:30am to 11:00pm.
  3. A3 Bus: This bus goes to Lumphini Park and runs every 30 minutes from 7:30am to 11:00pm.
  4. A4 Bus: This bus goes to the famous Khaosan road and runs every 30 minutes from 7:00am to 11:00pm.

The buses are either orange or blue and leave Don Mueang Airport from the first floor of Terminal 1, near Exit 6.

All shuttle buses operate a direct service, so the journey usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes. You can’t buy your tickets for the shuttle bus in advance; instead, you buy them from the driver or conductor in cash.

If you decide to take public transport from Bangkok back to Don Mueang, be sure to leave plenty of time. You want to aim to arrive at Don Mueang Airport roughly 3 to 4 hours before a flight.


⏱️ Time: 50 minutes
💵 Cost: ฿70

The train is perhaps the worst way to travel from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok.

Mueang train station is not connected to the airport. Instead, you’ll need to walk around 15 minutes through the arrivals and parking area to get to the station.

Once you get to Mueang station, you’ll need to take a train to Krungthep Aphiwat Station. The journey takes about 15 minutes, and trains on this route run every 20 minutes from 5:00am until midnight.

You can purchase train tickets in advance from the 12Go.Asia website or from the vending machine at Mueang station.

Once you arrive at Krungthep Aphiwat Station, you can take another train or the MRT to your final destination in the city.


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  1. You can take the A2 bus from Mo Chit to Don Mueang as well