GETTING TO DOWNTOWN
For the international flights to Bangkok, most airlines fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) while the a few economy airlines operating mainly in the region are providing their service at Don Muang International Airport.
From Suvarnabhumi Airport:
The most convenient transportation to take visitors to downtown of Bangkok is taking a taxi. At a taxi stand, you can get metred-taxis which do not offer flat rate fees for the journey, instead, they calculate their price using a meter, based on the time and distance travelled. The final fare depends on traffic conditions and destination. It will should cost no more than 300 baht. Besides two additional costs might be added to your end fare; the expressway fee during the peak hour and the airport fee which cost an extra 50 baht.
Visitors can also take the Airport Rail Link City Train to the city centre. It is the cheapest option for those that are not scared to jump into Bangkok’s public transport system. Nevertheless, you will have to take a connecting train to get to downtown Bangkok. You have two options; you can either take the train and descend at Phayathai station and hop on to the BTS Skytrain or you can get off at Makkasan station in order to take to the MRT subway.
Taking the airport bus to downtown Bangkok is the least convenient travel option from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) as the bus stops many times along the way, bringing the travel time up to 1 hour. However, this is a great option for those travelling on a budget, and the buses are much more comfortable than the trains.
From Don Muang International Airport:
Visitors can also take a metred taxis at the taxi point located in the terminal area with the same rate and condition with taxis service from Suvarnabhumi Airport. As the distance from Don Muang International Airport to the downtown is shorter so visitors will be charged less than those at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. The airport bus service is another cheaper option to go to the city centre.
GETTING AROUND BANGKOK