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Old Jan 7, 17, 4:54 pm
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The free shuttle (show your eticket) between both airports uses the expressway
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Old Jan 9, 17, 4:59 pm
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http://www.suvarnabhumiairport.com/e...umi-don-muaeng

Travel time is scheduled at 50 minutes, but you should expect longer travel times (~ 1:30) during peak times and during inclement weather.

The subway (MRT - blue line) is getting to be very challenging to use during peak commute times (AM in-bound, PM out-bound), especially on the side-by-side stations. I've had to wait for ~ 30 minutes in some cases and the platform can be jammed to the point where nearly no movement is possible.

These timetables, for direct transport between the two airports, may be more up to date?
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Old Jan 10, 17, 5:47 pm
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thanks for posting the photos , can you buy a ticket on board or close by the bus ?

and how much ?

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Old Jan 10, 17, 5:51 pm
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It's free, for same-day air travel customers.

Maybe you're confusing these with the A1 (DMK-Mor Chit/BTS/Bus station)/A2 (DMK-Victory Monument) buses?
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Old Jan 10, 17, 6:11 pm
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thanks for posting the photos , can you buy a ticket on board or close by the bus ?

and how much ?

Thanks again.....
You need to show an itinerary or BP from what I understand and it's gratis.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 7:28 pm
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OK....but could you buy a ticket if you wanted too ?
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Old Jan 10, 17, 7:34 pm
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OK....but could you buy a ticket if you wanted too ?
No.

Why?

What are you trying to do?

I guess you could print out a 'draft' itin? Or book a ticket on one of those sites which allows for a 24 hr. cancellation?
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Old Jan 10, 17, 7:56 pm
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Good job, thanks for thephotos

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What are you trying to do?

I guess you could print out a 'draft' itin? Or book a ticket on one of those sites which allows for a 24 hr. cancellation?
Don't even need Photoshop, just an old electronic ticket, Microsoft Paint that comes with every copy of Windows, a little copy, type and paste

Well, and a printer of course
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Good job, thanks for thephotos



Don't even need Photoshop, just an old electronic ticket, Microsoft Paint that comes with every copy of Windows, a little copy, type and paste

Well, and a printer of course
Not even, just sync the png/jpg file to your smart phone and off you go.
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Originally Posted by transpac View Post

I guess you could print out a 'draft' itin? Or book a ticket on one of those sites which allows for a 24 hr. cancellation?
What sites allow a 24hr cancellation for day-of flight bookings?
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Old Jan 11, 17, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by transpac View Post
No.

Why?

What are you trying to do?

I guess you could print out a 'draft' itin? Or book a ticket on one of those sites which allows for a 24 hr. cancellation?
There may be a time where I need to get from one Airport to another and I am not flying myself ,

Say I am meeting someone at one airport and want to go with them to the other airport where they have a connecting flight,

if all the bus driver does is glance at your phone or printout then probably not a problem, if they actually have a way of looking it up then that might be a hassle
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Not sure what to say re: escorting someone between airports on the free shuttle bus? I guess you could just tell the driver/ground staff what you are doing, or forge a document for yourself, or take some other form of transport.
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Originally Posted by LAXlocal View Post
There may be a time where I need to get from one Airport to another and I am not flying myself ,

Say I am meeting someone at one airport and want to go with them to the other airport where they have a connecting flight,

if all the bus driver does is glance at your phone or printout then probably not a problem, if they actually have a way of looking it up then that might be a hassle
A driver will not have access to a universal display of ticket numbers in order to verify the validity of itineraries presented.

You're treading deep into 'what ifs'.
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A driver will not have access to a universal display of ticket numbers in order to verify the validity of itineraries presented.

You're treading deep into 'what ifs'.
+1

And if worst comes to worst, I suppose you can always pay the driver, ehem, directly

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Originally Posted by LAXlocal View Post
There may be a time where I need to get from one Airport to another and I am not flying myself ,

Say I am meeting someone at one airport and want to go with them to the other airport where they have a connecting flight,

if all the bus driver does is glance at your phone or printout then probably not a problem, if they actually have a way of looking it up then that might be a hassle
If you don't wish to 'trick' the AOT staff member who checks the tickets you could always just catch a BMTA 554 or 555 bus which run between both airports. Frequency is around 15 mins for both, trip time is longer than the AOT shuttle. Obviously, less convenient.

The issues there are the following;
1) You pay - 36 baht,

2) Both use the motorway/expressway but for only around 50% of the route and they stop where required so it takes around 1hr to 1.15 hr. It can be 40 mins at night.

554 via eastern ring and Ram Inthra/Chaeng Wattana to Vihavadi (northbound does a big U-turn from CW rd).
555 via expressway and Rama 9 to Din Daeng then Vihavadi rd.

3) They are not terminal to terminal like the AOT shuttle.
a) From/to DMK you use the bus stop located outside T1 (the Amari ped link) on Vihavadi rd. Or any other bus stop.
b) From BKK airport, you need to use the AOT shuttle bus to proceed to the Transport Terminal located 2kms away. For BKK bound often but not always, they do drop pax at the terminal when arriving.

Note:
- There are also mini vans which do exactly the same route during the day but you'd need to read thai to understand the route. Most airport staff use vans for comfort.
- 555 runs 24 hrs except from 2am to 4am.
- BMTA Orange Aircon buses are the ones to look out for.

Other option is a combo of the ARL-MRT or BTS-A1 or A2 buses.
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