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Free shuttle bus Bangkok airport

You want to go from Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) in Bangkok to Don Muaeng airport (DMK)? The cheapest option is the shuttlebus. They will ride between the two airports from 5.00 am till 24.00.

In times there can be traffic jam they will go every 12 minutes. Otherwise they will go every 30 minutes.

How does the bangkok airport shuttle bus work?

Follow the signs to the shuttlebus on the airport. Show the guy behind the desk your flighticket that day on the other airport. Get the stamp and wait for the bus.

Timetable shuttlebus Bangkok airport

Click here for the timetable

shuttle bus airport bangkok

When can you take the shuttlebus?

When you arrived on one of the airports and have another flight on the other airport. Often international (intercontinental) flights arrive on Suvarnabhumi airport and the domestic and Asia flight are departing from Don Muaeng airport (DMK). If you dont have a ticket but still want to take the shuttlebus (for example if your flight is the next day and you have a hotel arround the other airport Γ³r whatever) just make a fake ticket. Click here to make a fake ticket.

Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) in Bangkok to Don Muaeng airport (DMK) in Bangkok

The shuttle bus departs from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi on the 2nd Floor (arrivals) outside Door 3. The shuttle bus service is clearly sign-posted from the arrivals hall.

Bus from Don Muaeng airport (DMK) in Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) in Bangkok

For passengers going from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi airport, the shuttle bus departs from outside the passenger terminal at Don Muang and is clearly sign-posted.

shuttle bus airport bangkok

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  • Alexandra

    Hello, we will arrive to BKK Suvarnabhumi 18. January at 1 o’clock p.m., next flight from DMK to Krabi is on the next day, 19. January at 1 o’clpck p.m. We are travelling with 2 small children.
    Can we used free shuttle bus between this airports?

  • Rohit sarawgi

    Hey Paul, I would be landing at Suvarnabhumi at 7:20 am on a Monday morning, and I have my next flight from donmuang I’d at 7:20, will I’ll be able to take my luggage clear immigration and transfer from shuttle to domestic airport at time , also by any means I’m late will they allow me to check in ?

  • Hufriz

    Hi ,
    I am arriving at BKK on Monday at 2:30pm and have a flight to Krabi same day at 6:30pm. im travelling with a child but my visa is done, do you think it is advisable to take the free shuttle service or should I hire a taxi considering I will have a large luggage bag and 2 cabin bags with me.

    • Paul

      Hi Hufriz, I think you have enough time to do the transfer. But if you want to feel more relax just order a cab and ask for the taximeter.(important so you dont pay extra) If possible take the toll way. It all makes it a little more comfortable with a child for little bit extra money. Why not I would say. Have a great trip!

  • Yusuf

    I will be landing at DMK airport and wud want a free shuttle service to BKK…I don’t have any transit flights…but still can I use the shuttle service free of cost?

  • David

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for being helpful to everyone.
    I heard the floods are affecting the roads and therefore the Survanabumi-DM shuttle will take a longer time than usual.
    I arrive at 2pm and need to catch a domestic flight at 5.30pm. Where is your recommendation for the best route and options to make sure I make the flight?

    • Paul

      Hi David,

      Thanks for the heads up! I’m not sure what is the best route to be honest.
      You can maybe try to find information from the Airport?

      Goodluck mate!

  • Dindo

    hi Paul. i am flying from Manila to BKK 9:05 am. my next flight is 11:20 am in Don Mueang. will it be enough to get by check-in bags and them immigration? thanks

    • Paul

      Hi Dindo, that really depends on how busy on the airport and if there is any trafficjam. Last time I made it as there was no trafficjam and the check-in was till 45 minutes before the flight took off.

  • Suzaan

    This info was so needed and to the point. Thank you so much.

  • Ankur

    I will land at 5.00 am in morning and my next flight atound 8.25 am. Collecting my check-in bag and visa on arrival formalities needs to be don. Would i able to catch 8.25 am flight from dmk if i use shuttle service?
    Another query is can i carry my suitcase along if i travel via shuttle?

    • Paul

      Hi Ankur, that should be possible. Depending a bit on the trafficjam and how fast you get your luggage but I did it before. You can easy bring your suitcase! Have a great flight and let me know how your busride went! πŸ™‚

  • george

    Landing BKK 10pm then going to hotel next morning go back take shuttle from BKK to DMK and catch my AirAsia flight question is do I need a fake ticket or am I okay? George

  • Chris Crummey

    Hi just wondering how long the shuttle busfrom Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi takes when leaving at 6pm

  • Sagar Garg

    I am arriving at BKK at 4:10 AM in the morning, and need to catch a flight from Don Mueang to Phuket at 8:30 the same day. I will take my flight on time? visa on arrival at Bangkok airport.

  • Jonathan


    I am arriving at BKK at 6:50 in the morning, and need to catch a flight from Don Mueang at 9:25 the same day.

    I would of course take a taxi, but still, the time is short. But would it be doable?


  • Jan BernΓ‘t


    We plan to go on october, sadly didnt get the best fare and connection to Ching may is smoehow set exactly against our trip….so we got to options:
    Arriving 7:20 to BKK idealy and:
    9:20 Air Asia from DMK
    11:50 Air Asia from DMK
    You can see that the times are extremly tight 2hrs (probably even not possible) or long 5hrs….so i just want to assure myself, there is not much i can do and the 5hrs is the way right?

    Thak you

    • Paul

      There isn’t much you can do. Although you can always get some nice Thai massages in between flights! Nice meal as well and time will fly without even knowing it.

  • Valerie

    I will be landing in BKK (Suvarnabhumi) on a Thursday at 7.20 am and need to be at BMK airport for a connecting flight at 11.15 am on the same day.
    Does anyone know whether I would have enough time to do both a visa on arrival and get the free shuttle to catch my flight on time?
    Any help would be appreciated πŸ™‚

  • Myrtha

    Thank you so much for this very useful information. I tried the fake ticket generator though but I did not see DMK in the list of airports. Have you tired using it for creating a ticket from DMK?

    • Paul

      Hi Myrtha, you can always download the PDF, export it to word and change the airport or other details πŸ˜€ Enjoy your time in Thailand!

  • Sara


    I need to go from Don Muageng to Suvarnabhumi on the 12th of april in the afternoon, but my flight departs at 2:00 on the 13th, could I get the shuttle?

  • Martin

    Landing in BKK (Suvarnabhumi) at 6:00 in the morning on a Sunday. Carrying only hand luggage.. is it possible to transfer to a domestic flight from DonMuang that departs 10:00?

    I realize that this post might not receive any answers in time, but would still appreciate any answers as this would be helpful information for other travellers.

    I have scoured the internet for this information but only found information about the shuttle bus – not any useful information about realistic transfer time. Most netizens claim the bus takes one hour, others claim they have spent 3 hrs in traffic jams and arrived too late for departure.. Any detailed information on realistic transfer time would be greatly appreciated:)

    • Paul

      Hi Martin,

      That should be fine, I did it with only 3 hours in between and perfect on time! Otherwise, if you’re not sure, take a taxi. But I think you will be alright. Most domestic flights you can check in till 1 hour before the flight. Have a nice trip!

  • Reply

    Didn’t know about this free shuttle bus, wonderful option! Used the (almost free πŸ˜‰ ) shuttle bus to Soi Rambuttri a few times… also a fast and good ride when staying in BKK

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