During my “Golden Week 2017” trip, I was taking a flight from Helsinki to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport and then transferring to a flight from the other airport in the city – Don Muang. As I had plenty of time, I decided to take advantage of the free shuttle bus offered by the airport authorities.
The free shuttle bus from Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang and back runs between 5AM and 12AM, and departs every 12 or 30 minutes depending on the time of the day. For detailed timetable, see here.
Keep in mind that if you have a long transfer, you can use lounges such as the Air France-KLM Lounge and Oman Air First and Business Class Lounge with a Priority Pass membership. Alternatively, you can buy one-time lounge access through Lounge Pass – they offer lounges at both Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang.
Free Shuttle Bus from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang
As I arrived around 7AM, I was able to catch the 8AM shuttle bus. The bus departs from the second floor. On the second floor, you have to get out of door 3, and the bus stop will be on your right.
There, you have to present your e-ticket or boarding pass for the connecting flight.
The Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang shuttle is operated by regular city buses with not so many seats. As such, I recommend arriving a bit in advance so that you can grab a seat. The bus is equipped with luggage storage space, so there is no problem with having a suitcase or two.
The bus I took departed exactly on time at 8AM, and the ride took about 55 minutes. During my ride, there were no traffic jams. However, depending on traffic, it could take twice as long – so keep that in mind when building your schedule.
At Don Muang, you will be dropped off at the departures level.
Free Shuttle Bus from Bangkok Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi
While I did not take the bus in this direction, the process and schedule is similar to the above. The only difference is that the bus departs from the first floor of Don Muang airport.
The free shuttle bus makes transfering between the two Bangkok airports – Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang – a breeze.
If you will be arriving at one of the airports and departing from the other during one day, I recommend taking it. The only thing to keep in mind is the transfer time which can range from an hour to two hours.