One Saturday March, 2022, I used free airport shuttle bus service from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang airport so I record my experience here. Please watch out their operation is a bit different before Covid era. Now they have reduced operation due to less tourists coming to Thailand.
Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang airport
At Suvarnabhumi airport, bus stop is at the outside of Exit 3, 2nd floor arrival hall.
You will see shuttle bus sign and counter. Shuttle bus can be used only for those who has flight schedule on the day or next day if you use shuttle bus at night time.
Bus operation time is every hour only from
5am to 10pm. 5 am to 12 midnight (noticed operation extended on Feb 2023) while they used to have more buses every 30 minutes before Covid. Counter staff told me that the number was reduced due to less users. They might increase frequency if the kingdom welcomes more guests from other countries as before.
At the counter, please show your identification card or passport and travel itinerary to confirm you have flight from Don Mueang.
In case, you do not have flight but wishing to go to Don Mueang airport, you can take city bus from Suvarnabhumi transportation center. From there, you can take bus No. 554 or 555 which passes at Don Mueang airport. Bus fare is 37THB. How to go to Suvarnabhumi transportation center, you can refer to below link.
Before they have bus trip schedule on the board but now it was removed as of March, 2022.
You can check real time bus operation on the screen. This time I had to wait for 40 minutes to get in the bus.
Counter staff gives you sticker to put on the your chest.
Bus finally came! 5 minutes before scheduled departure time. After 5 minutes of driver’s rest, immediately bus starts at 12:00 sharp.
Passengers were only 2 including me. I understand that AOT, Airport of Thailand, operator of this bus service decreased the number of service.
Front side, there is space for suitcases.
Back side seat.
Be patient while traveling an hour.
Bus goes on high way with no stop to the destination. You can enjoy skyscrapers of metropolitan Bangkok on the way.
Thanks to few traffic at all, bus reached to Don Mueang airport within an hour. All passengers shall get off at Terminal 2 international departure gate.
46 minutes passed to see Don Muang airport. Bus will U-turn to enter airport district.
Bus stops at international terminal gate 7.Due to limited service of international flights, not all gates including here is operated.
Departure counter areas for international flight are almost all closed at the moment.
5am first operation a day.
I took bus from Suvarnabhumi end of March 2022, at 5am in the morning.
Arrived at bus stop 4:50am, no bus nor staff stands at the moment.
Bus comes at 4:55 am. Counter staff came out from the bus then completed my check in process.
Again, chartered bus trip to Don Mueang airport started.
Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi
Bus from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi is available also for those who has air ticket from Suvarnabhumi airport. Bus check in counter is located at international flight terminal gate 6.
Operation from 5am to midnight.