Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. Bangkok is the capital and has actually been named the most visited city on earth. if you’re traveling to Thailand, you need to know how to get from Bangkok’s airports to your room.
So we made this guide to Bangkok airport link options for guys like you. This will remove any confusion and let you know exactly how to get from point A to point B. It’s not all that confusing as we believe there is really only one choice worth making.
Bangkok has two major airports. Don Mueang (DMK) is the old airport but it is being restored to deal with all the people traveling to Thailand. It is in heavy use. The other airport is Suvarnabhumi (BKK). It’s much newer and a lot bigger too.
Both airports have pretty much everything you need. When you arrive you should pick up a sim card from one of the kiosks so you can have phone service. That way you can use Google maps in case you get lost too. The price is around 300 Baht for a week.
Take a piss before you leave the airport too. Bangkok’s traffic can be really bad sometimes. You don’t want to be dancing around in the back of a Bangkok cab because you’re bladder is going to explode. Without traffic the trip is around thirty minutes. Sometimes it takes an hour or even more.
Where to stay in Bangkok
It is a very big city, and it’s filled with hotels. We suggest you read our guy’s guide on where to stay in Bangkok. That will fill you in on everything you need to know about the city and temporary housing for men.
The “too long; didn’t read” version is that you want to stay in the Lower Sukhumvit area. That’s where most of the nightlife including go go bars and clubs are located. It’s also home to major shopping malls that are good places to eat or meet women from Thai Friendly on dates.
The main thing is to stay in a guest friendly hotel. They don’t mind if you bring women back to your room. They don’t charge you for it either. Some of the best girl friendly hotels in the Lower Sukhumvit area are:
- S Sukhumvit Suites (Soi Cowboy)
- Galleria 10 (Soi 10)
- On8 Hotel (Soi 8)
- Grand Centre Point (Terminal 21)
- Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit (Soi 20)
If you’re staying longer than a week, you might be better off booking a condo or apartment from Airbnb. There are many in the lower Sukhumvit area. Staying in a furnished place like makes it look like you live in Bangkok. You’ll have much more success with “regular girls” that way. Professionals don’t mind going to condos either. It’s less hassle and embarrassment for them.
Get from Bangkok’s airports to your room
Bangkok is a major city. We wouldn’t necessarily call it modern. We’ve seen too much of what goes on there. But it does have a public transportation system in place. The BTS is really good for moving back and forth along Sukhumvit. The MTR is good for getting from Asok to Huay Kwang to visit the soapy massage parlors too. Other than that, we’re not big fans of what passes for public transit in Bangkok
There are ways to get from either of Bangkok’s airports to your room by using public transportation. But it usually requires a lot of waiting and connections. At the end of it all, you’ll probably end up taking a taxi or motorbike taxi from a train stop to your room anyway. Why bother?
Taxis in Bangkok are cheap and plentiful. They don’t always have the best reputation, but for the most part they’ll get you where you are going. When it comes to getting from an airport in Bangkok to your room, taxis are your best bet.
Finding at taxi at either airport is easy. Just follow the signs. That will lead you to a queue. You just stand there until it is your turn. The wait usually isn’t long. Taxi drivers don’t know a lot of hotels so better to know the location of your hotel. Check it out on a map first. Then give the driver your soi. For example, if you are staying at the On 8 from our list, you would say “On8 Hotel, Sukumvit Soi 8.” It’s that easy.
No matter the airport the total trip should cost you around 300 Baht. At the current exchange rate of 32 Baht to 1 US Dollar, that is less than ten bucks. Not bad for a long taxi drive through a major city, right? Plus you stay out of the rain and can enjoy air conditioning instead exhaust smoke.