"Getting to and from the airport..." Bangkok Transportation Tip by jrs1234
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Transport arrangements to and from the new airport are pretty similar to the old one - but the bad news is that the airport is further out from the city and congestion seems much worse - avoid the rush hour if you can.
Taxi is the best way to and from the airport (at least until they finish building the train line in a couple of years time). Expect to pay about 300 baht from the airport to Sukhumvit - which should include the 50 baht surcharge and the tollway fee (the passenger pays these on top of whatever is on the meter). The taxi stand is on the level below arrivals - signage is not very good at present, but should improve over time.
There's also a pre-paid limo service if you have more cash and are nervous about dealing with a taxi driver - but you'll be paying quite a lot more for a very similar ride.
If your budget is tighter than that, there are also airport buses - but you won't make much saving if there are two or more of you travelling together. Single travellers heading to Khao San will make a fair saving, though - but don't expect it to be quick.
This webpage has some good further information on these transport options:
This page has detailed information on the airport bus:
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