Don Muang Airport


Thai name สนามบินดอนเมือง

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Don Muang International Airport is located on 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road (about 25 km north of downtown). It was officially opened as a Royal Thai Air Force base on 27 March 1914 and had been used for commercial flights since 1924.

After the opening of Suvarnabhumi International Airport on 28 September 2006, Don Muang Airport became a facility for military and civil aviation. Due to the leap growth in numbers of low-cost airlines’ passengers at the new Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Thai government decided to operate two airports instead of expanding the new one.

On 16 March 2012, the government ordered all low-cost, chartered and non-connecting flights to relocate to Don Muang International Airport, ending the single-airport policy.  From 1 October 2012, all low-cost carriers operating in Thailand transferred all operations to Don Muang Airport in an attempt to ease the traffic burden at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Currently, low-cost airlines operating from Don Muang Airport are Thai AirAsia, Nok Air and Orient Thai.

For more information about Don Muang Airport, please contact Information Counter Service on tel. (0) 2535 1192, (0) 2535 1253.


Transportation Services

Services between Two Airports

Bus and van services between Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang

  • No.555 Suvarnabhumi-Don Muang
  • No.554 Suvarnabhumi-Rangsit (stop in front of Don Muang Airport)


Shuttle Buses

Between terminals in Don Muang Airport.



There is an airport taxi booth just outside the arrivals building where you can hire a legal taxi-metre. Most destinations in downtown Bangkok cost around 200-250 baht. Besides the metre fare, there are also an airport surcharge of 50 baht and a toll of 30 or 40 baht if taking a tollway. Don’t pay attention to any fraudulent taxi drivers who try to approach you as they are not licensed to carry passengers at the airport.


Air-con & Regular Public Buses

Though the fare of air-con buses is much cheaper than the airport buses it is quite possible that the seats are fully occupied, especially during rush hours. There are five routes going from the airport to different main areas in Bangkok as follows :

Regular buses :

Route 29 Airport – Victory Monument – Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong)

Route 59 Airport – The Emerald Buddha Temple (Sanam Luang)

Route 95 Airport – Ram Indra Rd. – Ramkhamhaeng Rd.

Air-con buses :

Route 504 Airport – Silom Rd.

Route  29 Airport – Victory Monument – Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong)

Route  59 Airport – The Emerald Buddha Temple (Sanam Luang)

Route 510 Airport – Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) – Victory Monument

Route 513 Airport – Sukhumvit Rd. – Eastern Bus Terminal

Please note that there are some extra buses bearing the same route number, which do not cover the whole distance, so it is advisable to check with the bus conductor first.

You should also ask for a copy of Thaiways Map of Bangkok from any of the following counters at the international arrival lounge, i.e counters of Thai Airways, Thai Hotel Association, Airport Authority of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) or counters at the domestic departure lounge or TG/VIP departure lounge, before trying to use a bus, so you’ll have a rough idea where to get off.In additon, there are many non air-con buses in service, with cheap fares depending on the bus type. Anyway, you are not recommended to use either type of these buses because they are mostly very crowded and inconvenient, particularly for new visitors and those with belongings.



You can also get into Bangkok from the airport by train. The Don Muang Station is located across the highway and opposite Amari Airport Hotel. The trains arrive and depart from the airport station about every 30-60 minutes, but at longer intervals on weekends. Normally, it takes about an hour or more during rush hours to reach Hua Lamphong, the main station in central Bangkok.


For more information, please contact the booth of Tourism Authority of Thailand or the Airport Information Booth at either terminal.