Bangkok is the gateway to Southeast Asia.
And while the city itself is a major traveler destination, Bangkok, for the most part, serves as temporary stop to both local and foreign tourists who want to explore the northern and southern regions of Thailand, or simply cross borders into other Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.
Majority of those transfering from Bangkok to other destinations, choose to go directly to Huamlamphong station as soon as they land at the Suvarnabhumi airport. Hualamphong station houses trains moving to Nong Khai (boundary of Thailand and Laos), Chiang Mai, Ayuttaya and Udon Thani in the north and trains to Surat Thani in the south.
Unfortunately, unscrupulous taxi drivers take advantage of them and charge a steep fee. As it is, taxi fares are expensive already.
A trip from the airport to the train station costs about 250 to 300 Thai Baht.
If your are one of them, worry no more, since transfering from the Bangkok International Airport to the Huamlamphong station is easy enough, if you have the patience and physical stamina for it.
After exiting the immigration office at the airport, go down to the basement level three towards the Airport Link.
There buy a ticket for the Makkasan Express costing 90 Thai Baht. This is non stop train to Makkasan and will by pass stops in Lat Krabang, Ban Tap Chang, Hua Mak, and Ramkhamhaeng. The train ride takes about 20 minutes.
The train is airconditioned and the seats are very comfortable.
At the Makkasan express, you will exit the terminal and walk about 100 meters to the MRT Phetchaburi subway station.
The MRT ride takes another 10 minutes and costs about 30 baht.The MRT system extends 20 kilometer to Bang Sue in the north and Huamlamphong in the south, near Chinatown and the Central Railway System.
If you are in a hurry to catch your train ride, then the fastest and most efficient way to get there is to take the airport link and MRT.
Taking a cab might be less strenuous but with the heavy Bangkok traffic jam, you’ll always have that worry at the back of your head.
So to save time and money, this is the fastest route you can take.