Don Mueang airport Bangkok

Don Mueang (airport code DMK) is the old airport of Bangkok. It’s now mainly used by low-cost airlines and also for domestic flights. The airport is located about  25 km north of Bangkok city center.
 This post is about Don Mueang airport if you are looking for Suvarnabhumi airport, follow this link.

 

Transportation

 

Taxi

The taxi system in Don Mueang is the same as Suvarnabhumi. The taxi counter is on the arrival level at entrance #8. Fare is based on the meter plus expressway toll fee plus an airport surcharge of 50 Baht. We do not recommend it, but you can easily stop one from the bus stop and bypass the 50 Baht surcharge.

 

Limo service

The limo service counter is on the arrival floor in along with the car rental kiosk. Price is related to the vehicle and the distance.

 

Shuttle Bus to Suvarnabhumi airport

operate from 5:00 to midnight

Free service for passenger only, you are required to show your boarding pass or ticket. Buses are modern and convenient for traveler with plenty of room for luggage.

 

Car rental service

All the car rental companies are at the same spot on the arrival floor.

Companies:

 

Special Bus A1 and A2

The buses A1 and A2 depart from arrival level at entrance number 7

 From 8:30 to 23:30

A1 Bus route: Don Mueang > BTS Mo Chit N8, MRT Chatuchak > Mo Chit Northern bus station

If you travel to Don Mueang, you can take the bus A1 from BTS Mo Chit N8 exit number 3.

A2 Bus route: Don Mueang > BTS Mo Chit N8, MRT Chatuchak ­> Victory Monument

If you travel from Victory Monument to Don Mueang, you can catch a bus from the Northeast part of Victory monument .

Fare 30 Baht.

 

City Bus

To reach the bus stop follow the sign to Amari Hotel, you want to find the catwalk on the departure level. Enter the catwalk and exit to the first exit on the right, walk down the stairs and u turn the bus stop is nearby. Toggle to see the bus stop on Google street view.

Bus number 29Don Mueang to Hua Lamphong railway station. The bus follows the skytrain’s route until MBK Center and continue to Hua Lamphong (Bangkok) train station.

Bus number 59: Do not use the regular bus (red-cream color) from the airport  for this route. Bus 29 is the bus to go in the Khao San road area. On the way; Victory monument. To go to Khao San road exit the bus the next stop after Democracy monument, from there, it is just a short walk.

Bus number 510: Don Mueang to Victory Monument

Bus number 554: to Suvarnabhumi airport.

Both bus 29, 59 and 510 operate 24h and bus 554 from 4:00 to 23:00

Bus from Khao San road to Don Mueang take the bus 59 here 

Note: Travelling by bus is an adventure, the bus system in Bangkok can be quite confusing if you don’t know the city. Before you choose this form or transport be aware that the bus 59 doesn’t always go all the way to Don Mueang. In this case change bus at Victory monument to bus 29 or 510.

 

Train

Don Mueang train station is just outside of the airport. You can walk to the station via a catwalk on the departure level. Traveling by train can be interesting, it’s the cheapest and the slowest. Allow at least an hours to travel from Don Mueang to Hualamphong. We could provide the railway timeline here, but trains in Thailand are always late, sometimes several hours. The train ticket booth is where they have the latest updates about daily trains.

 

Other Services

 

Left Luggage

Rate 75 Baht for 24h and 75 Baht every additional day.

ATM and currency exchange

Plenty of ATM machines are available at the airport, currency rate in the airport is always bad. We recommend exchanging only a small amount for you immediate needs.

VAT Refund in DMK

Make sure you get your goods inspected before check-in any luggage. See VAT refund Thailand for more details.

 

Airlines

Airport Hotel

Amari hotel is the hotel linked to DMK. Search for hotel near the airportDisclosure: this is an affiliate link and travellikeaboss do earn a commission  when you book via the link. 

 

Useless fact

The catwalk between Amari hotel (check rates) and Don Mueang is famous in China because of the movie Lost in Thailand

 

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