DMk Airport to Train station
Replies: 16 - Last Post: Apr 5, 2013 3:13 AM Last Post By: bigal1
Feb 23, 2013 5:32 PM
DMk Airport to Train stationCan anyone tell me about how long it takes to get from DMK to the train station?I'm looking at a flight that gets in at 17:25 and trying to catch a train to Chang Mai that leaves at 19:35, a cost estimate would be appreciated as well. Thanks
Feb 23, 2013 5:58 PM
1A coupe of things....one.... depends on the traffic. Assuming on time flights figure you need 45 minutes to get out so you are going to be cutting it close considering the traffic at that time of night.
Not sure you need to go to the train station, Hua lampong, if that is what you are referring to.
I seem to remember that the Chang Mai rail road line passes the airport so all you really need to do is exit international airport, walk over the freeway by the flyover, and sit down to wait for your train. Total time....10 minutes!! NO Cost.
Add in 20 minutes if you have to walk from the domestic terminal.
I'm sure there's a Thai rail expert out there that can confirm this....
Feb 23, 2013 6:05 PM
Heres a link.... you can find your train on it and yes, still stops at Don Muang.... Looks like you are on train 13*
Feb 23, 2013 7:23 PM
3Yes, you only need to cross the road from DMK and you can pick up the train at DM station. The train will most probably be a little late, and takes the best part of an hour to get there rom the main terminal so dont sweat if it isnt there till 9pm.
To be honest you will most likely make it to the main station in time if you go through immigration and get a taxi quickly. If it takes more than 45 minutes and there is a taxi queue just wait for the train to come to you.
Feb 24, 2013 11:34 AM
4Thanks very much for the replies.My plan is to take the air asia flight from Ko Samui that arrives at DMK at 17:25.I was trying to use google translate on the Thai site and having some difficulty.figuring it out.Being able to catch the train from the airport should work out just right. Again many thanks
Feb 24, 2013 7:19 PM
Feb 25, 2013 3:49 AM
6should be no problem you catch the train from Don Muang train station which is just across the road from the airport and passes at 20.23. Krest is right about trains running late but this one is more likely to be on time
You can hang around in the airport, or sit in comfort in the hotel on the other side of the station from the airport or leave your bags at the station and head into Don Muang for some food and a drink
I would book your ticket from DM just in case the sleeper attendant decides you are not joining the train and sells the seat/berth to someone else
Feb 26, 2013 4:46 AM
Feb 26, 2013 5:16 AM
8The absolute bottom of the ladder trains are the local and third class ones with free seating and stop at practically every station. Above them are 2nd class express trains which are fan and have allocated seating but are still not that comfortable for long distances, however they stop less frequently. Special express are diesel trains that are faster, have aircon and have fewer stops. The seats recline further and there is usually a meal included in the ticket price.
Feb 26, 2013 5:40 AM
9#8 sorry but your description is not quite accurate. What you are refering to regarding the special express are the sprinter diesel railcars (DRCs) that are all 2nd class seating (usually 3 coaches) with no sleepers and are by the standards of Thailand fast but there are also confusingly special express sleeper services
check out seat 61 for pictures
there is little differance between an express and a special express except that the special express is all air con and will usually include 1st class and will have no third (and a slightly higher suplement)
Feb 26, 2013 6:05 AM
Feb 27, 2013 4:11 AM
11Krest yes I knew what you were talking about but I did not think that the questioner would becuase the Thais rather confusingly use the descriptor "Special Express" on both the DRC and the tradtional sleeper trains
If you look on the Southern route you have special express trains 35 and 37 to Padang Besar and Sungai Golok which are sleepers and the special express DRC 39/41 which is the sprinter railcar
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