There are 4 ways to get from Bangkok Airport (Suvarnabhumi) to Khaosan Road, i.e. by shuttle bus, private transfers, public taxi and train. Below you will find the details of each transportation method and which one is the best option.

1. Shuttle Bus

The S1 Bus is the cheapest way to get to Khaosan Road from the BKK Airport. Buses are available outside of gate 7 on the level-1 of the Suvarnabhumi terminal. The bus has about 35 seats and is air-conditioned. There is plenty of space to store luggage.

The S1 Bus doesn’t go into Khao San Road but it takes you to the Phra Nakorn area, which includes Khao San Road, Phra Arthit Rd, Samsen Rd, Lan Luang Rd and Sanam Luang. So once you reach the destination, you will have to walk for another 10-15 mins into the Khaosan Road itself.

Below are the details for taking the S1 Bus from the Airport:

  • Cost: THB 60 per person, regardless of where you drop off.
  • Travel duration: 55-120 mins.
  • Seating accommodation: AC, comfortable seat
  • Suitable for: Passengers with at most 2 luggage
  • Additional information: The bus leaves every 30-35 mins.

2. Private Transfers

Private transfers such as taxis and limousines are widely considered to be the best type of transportation to Khaosan Road from the BKK. This is because of the door-to-door services that you get along with a truly private and customized service right from the Airport gate.

Below are the details for taking a private transfer service to Khao San Road:

  • Average cost: THB 1000 – THB 3000
  • Travel duration: 30-35 mins
  • Seating accommodation: AC, comfortable seat, spacious
  • Suitable for: All types of passengers
  • Additional information: Services are usually hassle-free and the provider handles everything from you the moment you leave the terminal.

Check out our vehicle fleet that you can book today for a Bangkok Airport transfer straight to your accommodation below:

SUV

Suitable for families travelling during holidays to Thailand and off-road adventures.

  • Starting cost: THB 1,000
  • No. of passengers: 2-4
  • No. of luggage: 4-6 
  • Amenities: AC, audio, CD, Aux

Toyota Camry

A popular choice for those looking for a budget family airport transfer and road trips.

  • Starting cost: THB 1,200
  • No. of passengers: 2-4
  • No. of luggage: 2-4 
  • Amenities: AC, audio, CD, Aux

Toyota Commuter

Suitable for families and those travelling in large group with spacious and comfortable seats.

  • Starting cost: THB 1,500
  • No. of passengers: 8-10
  • No. of luggage: 10-15 
  • Amenities: AC, audio, CD, Aux

Toyota Commuter VIP

Similar to the commuter, commuter VIP provides you with an upgrade level of comfort and amenities.

  • Starting cost: THB 2,000
  • No. of passengers: 8-10
  • No. of luggage: 10-15 
  • Amenities: AC, audio, CD, Aux, WIFI, Bluetooth, stereo speaker

Hyundai Staria

Suitable for small families and groups to transfer to and from the BKK Airport in a luxury and comfort style.

  • Starting cost: THB 2,200
  • No. of passengers: 2-6
  • No. of luggage: 4-6 
  • Amenities: AC, audio, CD, Aux, WIFI, Bluetooth

BMW Series 5

Suitable for business and luxury private trip in a comfortable limousine taxi service.

  • Starting cost: THB 2,500
  • No. of passengers: 2-3
  • No. of luggage: 2-4 
  • Amenities: AC, audio, CD, Aux

Benz E Class

Take your business and luxury private trip to the next level in a comfortable limousine Benz car.

  • Starting cost: THB 2,800
  • No. of passengers: 2-3
  • No. of luggage: 2-4 
  • Amenities: AC, audio, CD, Aux

Toyota Alphard

A great choice for small groups or families travelling to and from the airport, and getting around Bangkok and Thailand.

  • Starting cost: THB 3,000
  • No. of passengers: 2-4
  • No. of luggage: 4-6 
  • Amenities: AC, audio, CD, Aux, WIFI, Bluetooth

3. Public Taxi

Similar to private transfers, getting a public taxi to Khaosan Road is also one of the most preferred choices. This is because it’s comfortable and you can enjoy a ride along the way, passing through the Bangkok city and downtown areas. The public taxi operates using a taximeter.

Skip any driver who refuses to use the meter as this is one of the common scams tourists face with taxis in Bangkok. Grab is also available right in front of the Suvarnabhumi Airport gate, and cost slightly higher than the metered taxi. However, you can feel safe and comfortable with Grab than the regular the taxi.

Below are the details for taking a taxi from the Airport:

  • Average cost: THB 300- THB 500
  • Travel duration: 40-45 mins
  • Seating accommodation: AC, comfortable seat
  • Suitable for: 1-3 passengers with not more than 2-4 luggage as most of the taxis are Sedan cars.
  • Additional information: The public taxis are available on the level-1 of the terminal.

4. Train

Last but not least is to take the Airport Rail Link (ARL) from Suvarnabhumi to Khaosan Road. Although it’s relatively cheap, it’s the least preferred way of transportation as you will still need to either take the bus or a taxi from the station to your destination, which takes another 30 mins.

To get from the BKK Airport to Khao San Road via the ARL train, here are the steps:

  1. First, take the train which is available on level-B of the terminal. Look for the sign and board the train to the Phaya Thai BTS Station.
  2. Next, get off the train on the last station and here, you can either take the taxi or the bus to Khaosan Road. To take the taxi, simply just call for any one of them available on the road.
  3. To take the bus, walk to the right for about 600 meters where you will find the bus stop. Take the bus number 59 which will take you directly from Phaya Thai Station to Khaosan Road.

Below are the details for taking the train to Khaosan Road:

  • Average cost: THB 45 for the ARL, THB 100 for the taxi or THB 16 for the bus.
  • Travel duration: 30 mins from the Airport to Phaya Thai BTS Station, then another 20 mins to Khao San Road via taxi or 40 mins via the bus.
  • Seating accommodation: AC, less comfortable seat and sometime you need to stand as there are no available seats left
  • Suitable for: Passengers with 1-2 luggage max.
  • Additional information: The train is located on the B floor of the terminal

About Khaosan Road

Khaosan Road or Khao San Road is a short street in central Bangkok, Thailand constructed in 1892 during the reign of Rama V. It is in the Bang Lamphu area of Phra Nakhon District about 1 kilometre north of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew.

It is located about 29-32 km. from the Bangkok Airport (Suvarnabhumi) and is one of the most popular places for tourists to visit. Some of the nearby popular hotels are Khaosan Palace, The Mulberry Hotel, Royal Rattanakosin Hotel, and New Central Guesthouse. Khao San Road is a multi-cultural place and here, you can find lots of international restaurants such as Taste of India Bangkok, Mulligans Irish Bar, and Side Walk Café.