Like many of you, whether you are traveling to Bangkok for the first time or you are a regular traveler, due to lack of the public transport you are forced with no option but to take the taxi. Read on the post if you don’t want to take don muang airport to khao san road taxi. I have taken the a4 dmk airport bus myself and will include my experience including the a4 bangkok airport bus price, timing and ease of getting it.
The lack of public transport is however not entirely correct, as on the road just outside the Don Muang airport there are two bus stops on either direction. The challenge often is to understand the bus routes and on top of that the Thai bus conductors more often than not do not understand English. Read on, if you want the express bus from don muang airport to city (khao san, sanam luang area).
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The best and cheap(est) way to reach Khao San Road is to take the a4 bus.This bangkok airport bus can be taken right at the arrival gate. The a4 bus runs with a half an hour frequency, so there is not much waiting time as well. The best part is a4 airport bus costs only 50 THB (100 INR/-) and it take just about 45 minutes to reach Khao San. The a4 bus route goes through the express way and hence the short time taken.
There is no language problem as the a4 bus directly goes to the backpacke area of khao san.
The bus has aircon, spacious and you can easily keep your luggage. All the above facilities at a cheap rate makes this bus the best don muang airport transfer.
The a4 bus runs from Khao San to Don Muang airport as well, so it works both ways!
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PS: You can also take the bus 59 to Khao San but it doesn’t go through express way and so is terribly slow. From Don Muang bus 59 costs about 30 Baht can be taken after you exit the airport after you come out from the right of the arrivals. I’d not recommend this though. The bus is not very frequent as well. I waited for it once for about 40 minutes and yet it didn’t show up.