Airport Shuttle Bus is available to travelers and airport staff. The express line links the main terminal to the transportation centre immediately.
Bangkok has two airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK). There are numerous methods to get between them, but the cheapest is to take a free shuttle bus service from BKK to DMK or from DMK to BKK.
We propose that you use it since it runs through an expressway (Din Daeng Expressway & Don Mueang Tollway), which is quite handy and, of course, free of charge.
The bus is white and has air conditioning. There is a baggage storage place inside the bus, so having a large suitcase is not an issue. The service is first-come, first-served, therefore there is no need to make a booking.
Bangkok Airport Free Shuttle Bus COVID-19 Update
Even though the number of aircraft arriving at both Bangkok airports is drastically decreased, we can confirm that the free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport is still functioning during the COVID-19 breakout!
The number of bus departures may be decreased somewhat (no official notification was made), but you may easily get on the next bus since they are running practically empty. You must, as usual, produce the ticket for the leaving flight from the airport to which you are flying.
The most visible change is the bus’s seating regulation, which allows only every second seat to be used.
Free Shuttle Bus Timetable
The Airport Shuttle Bus Timetable below displays scheduled shuttle bus departure times.
- The shuttle bus operates every day. The first bus departs from both airports at 5:00 a.m., while the latest bus departs at 24:00 p.m. Depending on the time of day, the bus leaves every 12 or 30 minutes. The following is the current airport shuttle bus schedule:
- The airport shuttle bus leaves every 30 minutes between 05:00 and 08:00, 11:00 and 16:00, and 19:00 and 24:00.
- The airport shuttle bus departs every 12 minutes between 08:00-11:00 and 16:00-1900.
The route to another airport takes around 50-60 minutes. However, if you use the shuttle bus service during rush hour or severe weather, it may take twice as long since it may be delayed due to traffic congestion.
Airport Shuttle Bus Route Map
A digital board at the bus stop displays the shuttle bus route map, the projected time of the next departure, and the current position of all buses on the route, as well as their estimated arrival time.
- Ticket, e-ticket, or confirmation (itinerary) of the departing flight
- Passport or ID card
Shuttle Bus from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang (BKK to DMK)
Boarding the shuttle bus at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
The bus will leave from the 2nd level (Arrivals) at Suvarnabhumi Airport, outside door 3.
On the right side, there will be a counter where you should contact the person and produce your passport as well as evidence of travel (e-ticket or boarding card for connecting aircraft) for that day or the next. Your flight information will be checked by the staff. Before boarding the bus, you will also get a stamp on your hand.
Dropping off at Don Mueang Airport (DMK)
Buses arrive at Don Mueang Airport on the upper (departure) level.
Shuttle Bus from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi (DMK to BKK)
Boarding the shuttle bus at Don Mueang Airport (DMK)
The shuttle bus departs from Don Mueang Airport’s Terminal 1. Simply follow the “shuttle bus” signs and you will find the shuttle bus counter on the first floor, near door 6.
Dropping off at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Buses drop off passengers on the Suvarnabhumi Airport’s departure level at the 4th Floor, door 5, before returning to embark fresh passengers on the 2nd Floor, door 3.
If you do not qualify for complimentary airport transfers between Bangkok airports or want to travel in luxury, pick another form of transportation to move from BKK to DMK or DMK to BKK.
More information about other airport facilities may be found here:
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
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