Suvarnabhumi Airport is located about 25 km from the center of Bangkok. Therefore, each passenger of an airliner who is going to leave from the airport to the city must choose the most suitable transport for such a trip. If you are primarily interested in speed and low price, then the ride by Airport Rail Link (ARL) train is the fastest and cheapest way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok. And on this page you will learn how to buy a train ticket to Bangkok online at the best price (with a discount).
In the article How to get to Bangkok from Suvarnabhumi airport I already described the advantage of trains from Bangkok airport to the center of Bangkok. It was about buying a special token at the airport for 45 THB. That method is still relevant, but not without flaws. Today it is possible to buy a train ticket online from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok. This method is not only more convenient for passengers, but also allows you to save. You can buy a train ticket online with Klook. This service is used by all experienced tourists to save not only on transport, but also on entertainment, because entrance tickets and excursions purchased through Klook are always sold at a pleasant discount.
If we are talking about a train from Bangkok airport to the city, then Klook allows you to buy a ticket for only 40 THB instead of 45 THB when buying a token through a machine at the airport. This is actually the most affordable way, but saving 5 THB is not the main point. When you descend to the lower level of Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will surely come across a large line to the token vending machine. Especially if you arrived in the daytime, when every hour the airport receives several dozen aircraft.
Buying a train ticket online can save you time. Such a scheme works as follows. Initially, registration for the Klook service is required. It is very simple and you only need to provide an email address and come up with a password. The address is needed in order to receive your electronic ticket (voucher) after paid. On this page (link to the English version of website, but you can choose a different language if necessary), you select the desired date (1), the desired direction (2) and the number of passengers (3). Next, click on the “Book Now” button and choose a payment method convenient for you (see the screenshot).
After you pay for the ticket, you will receive a voucher with a QR code on your email. You can print the voucher, but you can just save it on your mobile phone. After arriving in Bangkok, you go down to level “B” at the airport (you should go down along the escalators and blue signs “Train to City.” By the way, this is where you can find currency exchange points with the best exchange rate, because in the arrivals area the VERY disadvantageous rate. Read more about this on the page Currency exchange in Bangkok – The best points in Bangkok. At the Klook company counter you show a voucher (printed or on the phone). A Klook representative quickly scans your unique QR code and issues a small paper ticket for a train to Bangkok. the diagram below you can in go Klook rack location at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Unlike a token that you can buy at a vending machine for 45 baht, you should not use an automatic turnstile to enter the station. You just show the ticket to the ARL (Airport Rail Link) employee and it opens the door to the station at the airport. In the same way, you give your ticket at the exit at the Phaya Thai station in Bangkok and go out into the city (or go to the BTS Phaya Thai station). If you plan to live in Bangkok near the MRT (Bangkok Subway), then you can take the blue ARL train from the airport only to Makkasan Station and go to the MRT line.
In fact, this is the best way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok cheaply and not lose time in traffic jams. I also remind you that you can use the Kiwitaxi transfer from airport for trips to Bangkok or Pattaya at a fixed price (on the highway without traffic jams). It is also possible to buy a return ticket to Suvarnabhumi Airport from Bangkok. You can exchange a ticket voucher at the Klook counter in the Siam Center at BTS Siam Station.
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