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Bangkok City Bus Services

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Buses are the cheapest form of public transport In Bangkok and this probably makes it amongst one of the cheapest bus services in the world. A famous expatriate columnist once claimed that if you knew the Bangkok bus system then you could travel around the city at any time in the day faster than using a taxi.green-bus-ticket It certainly seems true to an extent as using their size you will often see a bus barging it's way through the Bangkok traffic, but knowing the routes is another thing completely!

It could take a lifetime to understand the intricacies of the Thai bus systems with ever changing routes, destinations written in only in Thai, and to confuse us even further, more_bangkok_bus_people they will use the same number for both air con and non air con buses that will take completely different routes. Bangkok bus services generally operate from between 5:00am to 11:00 pm. All in all, the city bus system can be used cheaply and effectively for getting around Bangkok, but you will be lost many times before you learn to use it properly, whether you can speak good Thai or not.

Non Air Conditioned Bus

The cheapest buses and form of travel in Bangkok costing around 5 baht to take you any distance though this may go up to 6.50 baht if the bus takes the expressway. Non air conditioned buses are generally red, cream or green in colour although if you really aren't sure just look for the bus with all its windows open. Though very cheap, in the heat of the day or when stuck in the notoriously bad Bangkok traffic is can prove an uncomfortable way to travel especially with the petrol fumes of all the other vehicles pouring in through the open windows.

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Air Conditioned Bus

Certainly a more comfortable way to travel and still at a very reasonable price are the air conditioned buses, prices start at about 6-7 baht and goes up to around 20 baht depending on the distance travelled. Air conditioned buses are distinguishable by having no windows open of course and come in a variety of colours including cream, blue, white, pink, yellow and orange.

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Micro Bus

For around 30 baht regardless of distance you can travel on one of the purple or red Bangkok microbuses. This is a privately run bus service that runs through the major areas of Bangkok, and provides sitting down only air conditioned travel.

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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Buses

Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Buses

BMTA Public Bus Services to Bangkok and around. These are all air condition and pretty well maintained buses and the cheapest option to get into Bangkok. More info and other routes can be found at their website : www.bmta.co.th
Fares range from 12 - 25 Baht

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Bus Number 549 - Suvarnabhumi Airport - Minburi (Bangkapi)
Runs : All Day and Night

Bus No.549 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Minburi via Ladkrabang Road, taking a right turn to Rom Klao Road, cutting left to Sihaburanukit Road, taking left turn to Seri Thai Road. End the route at Bangkapi.

Bus Number 550 - Suvarnabhumi Airport - Happy Land
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.550 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Happy Land via Ladkrabang Road, On-Nut Road, turning right to Sri Nakarin Road, turning left to Ladprao Road and turning right to Happy Land.

Bus Number 551 - Suvarnabhumi Airport - Victory Monument (Expressway)
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.551 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to the Victory Monument via New Bangkok - Chonburi expressway to Srirat expressway for exit at Rama 9 toll gate to continue further along Asoke-Dindang Road and Rachawithi Road for the final stop at the Victory Monument.

Bus Number 552 - Suvarnabhumi Airport - On Nut BTS station
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.552 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to the On-Nut sky train station via Bangna-Bangpakong Road, taking a right turn to Sukhumvit Road until the On-Nut sky train station.

Bus Number 553 - Suvarnabhumi Airport - Samut Prakan
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.553 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Samut Prakan province via Ladkrabang Road, taking a left turn to Kingkaew Road, turning right to Bangna-Bangpakong Road, turning left to Sri Nakarin Road, turning right to Sukhumvit Road, turning left to Sai Luad Road until Samut Prakan.

Bus Number 554 - Suvarnabhumi Airport - Don Muang Airport (Expressway)
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.554 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Don Muang Airport via New Bangkok-Chonburi expressway, turning right to the eastern ring road, taking a left turn to Ramintra Road, Changwattana Road, turning right to Vibhavadi Rangsit Road until reaching Don Muang Airport.

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Bus Number 555 - Suvarnabhumi - Rangsit (Expressway)
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.555 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rangsit via Department of Employment - PTT Don - Muang - Vibhavadi Rangsit Junction - Rangsit.

Bus Number 556 - Suvarnbhumi - Southern Bus Terminal (Expressway)
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.556 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Southern Bus Terminal via Yommarat - Democracy Monument - Thammasat University - Pata Department Store - Southern Bus Terminal.

bmta_airport_bus_558Bus Number 558 - Suvarnabhumi - Central Rama 2
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.558 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Central Rama 2 via Central Park Hospital - Chalarat Hospital 1 - Ramkamhaeng 2 Junction - Srinakarin Junction - Bang Na - Soi Lasan - Rung Chareon Market - Suksawat Road - Lotus Bang Na - Bang Pakaeo - Bhuthabucha Junction - Bang Mod Hospital - Central Rama 2.

Bus Number 559 - Suvarnabhumi - Future Park Rangsit
Runs : 04.00 - 23.00

Bus No.559 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Future Park Rangsit via Dream World - Ek Prathum Hospital - Future Park Rangsit.

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Suvarnabhumi Airport Express Bus Service

airport_expressThough more expensive by the mile than the regular public buses the airport buses costing 150 baht per person still offer a cheap method of travel from the airport into the city, and often quicker as they use the expressways. Airport express buses start their service from 5:00am and the last bus leaves the airport at around 11:00pm.

Easy to use for the first time visitor to Bangkok, you can get your ticket for the bus outside the arrivals hall at Terminal 1 and they have staff to assist you in finding the correct bus if you just give them your hotel name, and once you have arrived at your destination on board English speaking staff will announce your hotel so all in all a very helpful and convenient service. There are four main routes into the city, AE1, AE2, AE3 and AE4.

Route AE1: Suvarnabhumi Airport - Silom

Petchaburi Soi 30 - Central World Plaza/World Trade - BTS (Rachadamri Station) - Lumpini Park - Saladaeng/Surawong Road - Montien Hotel - Tawana Ramada Hotel - Plaza Hotel - Silom Roa/Charoen Krung Soi 47/1 - Lertsin Hospital - Central Silom - Silom Soi 26 - Narai Hotel - Sofitel Hotel - Silom Soi 6 (Bangkok Bank) - BTS (Saladeng Station)

Route AE2: Suvarnabhumi Airport - Sanam Luang (Grand Palace)

Petchaburi Soi 30 - Platinum Fashion Mall - Petchaburi Soi 20 - Urupong - Sapan Kao - Thai Airways (Langluang) - Wat Rachnatda - Democracy Monument - Ratanakosin Hotel - National Theatre - Pra A-thit Road - Phra-sumen - Khaosan Road

Route AE3: Suvarnabhumi Airport Prakanong (Sukhumvit)

Sukumvit Soi 52 - 50 - Praanong Market - Eastern Bus Terminal - Sukhumvit Soi 38,34,24,20,18,10(Bangkok Bank) - Soi 6,2 - Central Chidlom/Ratchadamri Road - World Trade/Central World Plaza - Petchaburi Road - Petchaburi Soi 25,35 - Soi Nana

Route AE4: Suvarnabhumi Airport - Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lumpong)

Victory Monument - Soi Rangnam - 99 Hotel - BTS (Phayathai Station) - Live Stock Department - BTS (Rachathewee Station) - Siam Discovery Center - Maboonkrong (MBK) - Chulalongkorn University/Rama 4 - Mandarin Hotel - Bangkok Center Hotel - Hua Lumpong Railway Station

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 May 2011 00:38  

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