S1 Bus Bangkok: Best Way From Suvarnabhumi Airport to KhaoSan Rd

S1 Bus Bangkok
S1 Bus Bangkok

S1 Bus is Bangkok’s shuttle bus service that connects Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) with the city’s historical core. The cheapest method to go from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khao San Road and Sanam Luang is to take Bangkok Bus S1.

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The S1 Bus Bangkok route is the most cost-effective method to go from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khao San Road and Sanam Luang without changing public buses or utilizing another type of public transportation.

The Airport Rail link train is a less expensive option for getting into the city center. It does not, however, travel to Khao San Road and is not suitable if you have a lot of luggage. As a result, the S1 bus is the most cost-effective and time-efficient route to go from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the Phra Nakorn region, which includes Khao San Road, Phra Arthit Rd, Samsen Rd, Lan Luang Rd, and Sanam Luang. Particularly if you have bags and don’t want to change buses or take a taxi or tuk-tuk part of the route.

Bkk S1 Bus

The service makes use of modern, air-conditioned, 35-seat buses with lots of luggage space.

It is not an issue to bring a backpack or a big luggage on the bus.

Inside Airport Shuttle Bangkok
Inside Airport Shuttle Bangkok

S1 Bus Bangkok Timetable

S1 Bus Bangkok service operates daily, from 6:00 to 20:00*.

The expected frequency of S1 Bus: every 30 minutes.

Depending on traffic, the travel to the ultimate location normally takes around 1.5 hours.

S1 Bus Bkk

The airport bus stop is situated outside Entrance 7 of the terminal building on Level 1 (First Floor).

Simply follow the signs that read ‘To the City’ and have a picture of a bus from the Arrivals level down to Level 1 while inside the airport. As you exit Entrance 7, you will see bus bays and a huge sign with the letter S1 on it.

Note: The S1 Bus service schedule from 6:00 to 20:00 is just for Suvarnabhumi Airport departures! S1 Bus leaves roughly 1 hour later from Sanam Luang (Khao San Road) (approximate service time – from 07:00 to 21:00).

S1 Bus Bangkok Fare

The current S1 bus ticket in Bangkok is 60 THB per person.

The ticket may be purchased on board. So yet, the bus fee can only be paid in cash, but there are plans to introduce alternative payment options as well.

Note: Tickets cannot be purchased in advance. Passengers pay the bus conductor directly in cash as they board the bus. If you attempt to pay with a big banknote – 500 or 1,000 Baht – you will most likely be denied.

Bus Stop at Suvarnabhumi Airport

S1 buses at Suvarnabhumi Airport park on the first level of the passenger terminal (Gate 7).

Bangkok S1 Bus Route

The S1 Bus connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok’s historical center, with Khao San Road and Sanam Luang being the last stops.


The bus will take the freeway and then the Sirirat Expressway into Bangkok from Suvarnabhumi Airport. It will exit the overhead expressway and go along Lan Luang Road. It will then turn left into the huge stretch of Ratchadamnoen Rd.

After passing the Democracy Monument, the bus turns right into Tanao Road, which leads to the eastern end of Khao San Road. It then circles around to the western end of Khao San Road, passing via Phra Sumen and Chakrabongse Rd. It then goes towards the river, makes a U-turn around the beginning of Phra Arthit Rd, and ends at the northern end of Sanam Luang.

Bangkok S1 Bus Route Map

The S1 Bus route map below shows the complete list of bus stops on the Suvarnabhumi Airport shuttle bus S1 route, along with their precise locations. Bus stations on the “Blue Line” are used when taking the S1 Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok, whereas bus stops on the “Red Line” are used when taking the S1 Bus from the city to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The S1 Route's Main Bus Stops

These are the bus stations located in locations with a high concentration of hotels and guesthouses.

    • Lan Luang
    • Phanfa Bridge
    • Democracy Monument
    • Tanao Road – At the eastern end of Khao San Road
    • Wat Bowonniwet, Chakrabongse Road – This bus stop is located on the road at the western end of Khao San Rd, just outside a temple. If you are staying on Soi Rambuttri, get off here as well. To get to Phra Arthit Road quickly, go inside the temple and across the parking lot at the back. You may catch the bus from Kha San back to the airport from this station.
    • Tha Prachan and Tha Chang Piers (for taking Chao Phraya Express Boat Service)

Other Travel Options

Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is linked to Bangkok City by the Airport Rail Link train.

If you’re flying into or out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, the quickest and cheapest method to go from/to the airport is to use the Airport Rail Link. However, if you want to go to Khao San Road from the final Airport Rail Link Station, you must change to a bus, taxi, or tuk-tuk (Phaya Thai).

Check out how to take the Airport Rail Link from Suvarnabhumi Airport for more details (BKK).

If using public transit sounds too cumbersome, arrange a private transfer online, and the driver will meet you at the airport with a sign with your name. It’s unquestionably the most convenient method to go to the city and avoid getting lost in Bangkok on the first day of your stay.

Private transfers from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Central Bangkok may be booked through this website: [Sale] Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers (BKK) for Bangkok.


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