Connection times between DMK Airport and Southern Bus Terminal
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Dec 13, 2012 9:58 PM Last Post By: norrie19
Dec 13, 2012 12:00 AM
Connection times between DMK Airport and Southern Bus TerminalHi Travellers!!! Merry Christmas in the sun!!!:)
Hey, i arrive in DMK airport at 4.15pm on the 21th Dec and i am trying to reach the Southern Bus Terminal before 7pm, do you think its possible?
I was thinking to take bus
No. 554 Suvarnabhumi - Don Muang:
Suvarnabhumi - Ram Indra Road - Lak Si - Vibhavadi Rangsit Road - Don Muang
then take the bus
Bus No.556 connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to Southern Bus Terminal via Yommarat - Democracy Monument - Thammasat University - Pata Department Store - Southern Bus Terminal.
As anyone did this before, is it possible? because if i don't get this one, i will lose precious time em krabi!:)
Any other cheap ideas, how to get there?
Thank you so much to all backpackers and enthusiastic travelers
Dec 13, 2012 12:41 AM
1Tight... don't know about busses but I went through Don Muang a few weeks back - it's a big empty airport with lengthy walks to and from gates and very sedate baggage handling from what I could see.... 45 minutes from stepping off the plane, picking up a bag and getting to the Taxi Rank... and another 20 minutes waiting for a Taxi, so it's no better than BKK in that respect.
So if you have a check-in bag factor in an hour to get out of the airport.
"I was thinking of taking the bus"
I wouldn't... Bad time of the day, bad time of the year...
Dec 13, 2012 1:28 AM
2Do you mean that you plan to go from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi and then change bus to go from Suvarnabhumi to the Southern Bus Terminal?
If so, I don't think it's a good idea. Don Muang is in the North of the city, Suvarnabhumi is a long way East of the city and the Southern Bus Terminal is in the West of the city. It would be a very indirect route.
If you want to take a bus, I suggest you take a bus from Don Muang to Victory Monument, and then change to get another bus from Victory Monument to the Southern Bus Terminal (sorry, I don't know the bus numbers). This is a more direct route, but the traffic on a Friday afternoon (21 Dec) will be heavy, meaning you still might not make it for 7pm.
The quickest and most hassle-free option is to take a taxi, which will cost you something like 300 to 400 Baht.
Dec 13, 2012 1:33 AM
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Dec 13, 2012 2:12 AM
Dec 13, 2012 2:13 AM
6Weekend before Xmas? I don't think your biggest problem will be getting to the Southern Bus Terminal - it'll be getting out of it...
I travelled from Morchit around Dec 22nd a few years back... hours and hours waiting for busses that never arrived... too many passengers, not enough busses. The bus company are quite happy to take your money, but that doesn't mean you can get on a bus anytime soon.
Dec 13, 2012 7:03 AM
7Hey, if you arrive at DMK, why don't you just take a flight to Krabi. Just came back and paid 1200 Baht for my flight with one 20 kg bag. Add 150 Baht for the Bus from Krabi Airport to town.
If you take a taxi from DMK to Ekamai I guess, estimate 300 for the Taxi. Don't know how much the bus is, but I guess 400 Baht and a long and uncomfortable ride.
So, up to you, but forget about the bus option. This will only get you in trouble. DMK has a bad connection to town. Don't even think about taking the train to Hualompong! :-)
Dec 13, 2012 7:35 AM
Dec 13, 2012 6:55 PM
Dec 13, 2012 6:58 PM
but does it mean that i buy the ticket, and there is no bus?or just that it might take some time to arrive?
For me, i dont care it comes late, as long as it comes.....ihihhihi!!!i just want to get in the bus and get to krabi the next day, otherwise i will lose another day in bangkok!! and i dont have many!!
Dec 13, 2012 8:55 PM
11The point made about traveling before christmass is, that everybody is traveling. Most of my friends are now on their way to north. Some of my collegues are on their way south to the islands, although not with these crazy buses but with planes.
So yes, if you just arrive 2 hours ahead, buses can be easily booked out, keep that in mind. It is a busy time.
Dec 13, 2012 9:58 PM
12#10... in my experience, at busy times, they'll sell you a ticket but the bus isn't there and there are a few hundred people ahead of you all all going to the same place... Busses will arrive, they'll fill up and they'll depart - and you won't be on them. You'll eventually get to your destination, 'cos they'll keep running busses.
Bring a good book, a degree of patience - and chill.
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