Don Muang airport and how to get to Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi

Probably everyone already knows that since October 1, 2012 AirAsia is not flying from Suvarnabhumi, and from Don Muang airport, which introduced some difficulties for travel, since now, having arrived in Bangkok from the same Moscow, you need to take a taxi or shuttle to another airport to transfer to the Asian low-cost.

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Don Muang airport

How to fly to Bangkok

I flew to Don Muang from Macau and Vietnam by AirAsia and NokAir to the international terminal. And several times flew to Phuket and from Phuket through the terminal of domestic lines. If you arrive from Moscow or another country, then you will not get here, but in Suvarnabhumi, which is indicated on the tickets with the BKK code, and Don Muang with the DMK code, look carefully. But if you, having arrived from Russia, change to AirAsia, then you will need to come to Don Muang.

Tickets to Thailand are best monitored through flight search engines such as and Then you can see offers from all airlines in one place. Below in the calendar you can estimate prices in different months.

Online board of departure and arrival in Don Muang

Below is an online scoreboard with arriving and departing flights. Information on the scoreboard is displayed in real time and you can always see which flight is expected, which is delayed, etc..

Arrivals and Departures

At Don Muang Airport, 2 terminals, International and Domestic, are close by. If suddenly the taxi driver brings you to the wrong place, it's okay, you will go from one to another. In the airport itself, one feels that it is not the same as Suvarnabhumi, the halls are smaller. Although if you then go through passport control, then there is already inside the duty-free, many gates, waiting rooms, everything is as it should be.

Don Muang Airport in Bangkok

Don Muang Airport, Arrivals, International Terminal

Don Muang airport, departure area, domestic terminal

Don Muang airport, departure area, domestic terminal

Don Muang airport

Don Muang airport

There is a luggage room on the second floor of the Domestic Terminal, it costs 75 baht.
Visa-on-Arrival (Voa) is obtained in the same way as in Suvarnabumi, there is no difference.

If you want to find a hotel in Bangkok in advance, it is convenient to choose accommodation on RoomGuru, it is a service where you can compare hotel prices in different booking systems. I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not provide links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa vegas - convenient for stopping near the airport and metro, Rajata - a good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 Residense located in the center next to the park and Victory Monument.

From Don Muang Airport to Bangkok City Center

There are several options for how to get from Don Muang Airport to the center of Bangkok: by bus, by taxi, take a transfer or a car for rent, and by train.

Bus from Don Mueang

The cheapest way, only the train is cheaper, but more about it below. As I already wrote on the blog, the bus service in Bangkok is developed and only traffic jams are an obstacle for it. It is a pity, of course, that the metro does not go to Don Muang Airport, as it is done in Suvarnabhumi, but soon this omission will have to be corrected.

Express buses A3 and A4 from Don Mueang to Lumpini and Khaosan Road were launched from 1st May 2017.
Price 30 baht.

Bus 4 to Siom Rd
Bus 13 to Sukhumvit Rd and further to Ekkimai East Bus Station
Bus 29 goes to Hua Lumpong Railway Station via Victory Monument
Bus 59 goes to Khaosan Road, everywhere it is written that it is round-the-clock, they told me at the airport until 10 pm it only runs.
Buses 10 and 510 to Victory Monument and then to Sai Tai Mai South Bus Station
Bus 538 goes to Victory Monument

Once I flew to Don Muang in the evening and took the 510 bus, for 20 baht I got to the Victory Monument. Where did I get a taxi to Khaosan Road for 150 baht. As a result, it turned out a total of 170 baht to get from Don Mueang Airport to the hotel. If I took a taxi directly from the airport, it would be 250 baht somewhere. That is, the difference is small and it is easier to take a taxi right away..

Taxi from Don Muang

If you arrive in the evening or at night, you can take a taxi without hesitation, you should get about 300-600 baht, no more. At least I couldn't do it anymore, the last time was 400, but we drove for an hour, collecting all the traffic jams. The price depends on the time of day (at rush hour it will be more on the meter), whether the taxi driver will go on toll roads (this is faster, but more expensive). Separately about taxi in Bangkok I wrote a whole article.

Therefore, do not fall for the persuasion of the Thais for a fixed price, there is no problem to go by the meter from the public taxi counters, to which all signs lead.

Signs to taxis and buses in Don Muang

Signs to taxis and buses in Don Muang

Taxi cost from Don Muang from the official website

Taxi cost from Don Muang from the official website

Transfer to order

Anyone who wants a minimum of body movements can order a transfer to Kiwitaxi via the Internet in advance. You will be met in the arrivals hall, picked up your luggage, put you in the car and taken to the right place. The method is good because there are no problems at all, but it costs like a regular taxi.

I have already used this service several times and described my personal experience, read.

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Car rental

If you arrive in Bangkok, but are going to move somewhere further without staying in the city, then consider renting a car. It is clear that it is an amateur ride in Bangkok itself (I drove after Moscow as well), but it’s a very good idea to get to Phuket / Hua Hin / Chiang Mai by your own transport. In general, I love to drive, and you can call in all sorts of interesting places along the road, and it is not a problem to transport things, and the family fits perfectly. In great detail about all the nuances rent a car in Thailand.

It is best to book a car through a trusted economybookings broker, it will be cheaper than directly. Plus, on one site you will see offers from all major distributors at once, you can choose something suitable.

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A train

The most difficult, but also the cheapest way, so let it be. There it is not entirely clear how to get there to the station, but I know for sure that you can get there, my acquaintances traveled quite recently. You need to follow the signs to public transport and at some point go where the train points to. Don Muang train station is approximately opposite the airport.

By train you can get to the very center of Bangkok to its railway station. In order not to include the schedule here, I'd rather give a link to it. There you need to choose the departure station (Don Muang) and the arrival station (Bangkok), or vice versa, if you are getting from Bangkok to Don Muang. Stations are not in alphabetical order, you have to flip through! About 35 trains a day, travel time about an hour, the first at 3.14 am, the last at 22.28, it costs about 20 baht.

How to get from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi

I decided to write in detail what are the ways to get between the two airports in Bangkok and therefore wrote a separate post on this topic - From Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang and back. Free bus, metro, taxi, etc..

Bus shuttle that travels from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi

Bus shuttle that travels from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi

Don Muang on the map

Located in the north of the city. If you need to get somewhere further, you will have to go first to Bangkok itself, to the bus station, to another airport, etc. The nearest bus station is Mor Chit, but it is in a northern direction, and from there you can only get to Chiang Mai, and by minibus somewhere else like Hua Hin.

Don Muang airport

Don Muang airport
Second international airport in Bangkok. Mainly low-cost airlines fly from here, such as AirAsia and NokAir.
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Don Muang airport and how to get to Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi

Second international airport in Bangkok. Mostly low-cost airlines, such as AirAsia and NokAir, fly from here..