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I live near Jomtien but need to visit Exchange Tower, Asoke, on a fairly regular basis.

Up to now I've used the car but with tolls, traffic, parking hassle etc I am now thinking of taking the Jomtien-Suvarnabhumi bus (which is frequent and cheap) and then public transport from Suvarnabhumi to Asoke (or nearby).

What public transport options do I have to get to/from Asoke from the airport? (don't really want to use taxis because that will work out around ฿800 for a return journey and then I might as well take my car for the whole trip).

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Airport link train (basement of Swampy airport) to Phaya Thai interchange - 45 baht. From there BTS to Asoke - another 35 baht or so. Allow for about 50 minutes travelling time. Really easy journey.

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4 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

Airport link train (basement of Swampy airport) to Phaya Thai interchange - 45 baht. From there BTS to Asoke - another 35 baht or so. Allow for about 50 minutes travelling time. Really easy journey.

 

yup, couldn't be easier.

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Can’t you get a bus to the Ekkamai station and avoid the long BTS trip?  Might save you at least a half hour,

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Airport link to Makkasan then connect with the underground one stop to Asok.

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From the Pattaya bus station you can get to Ekamai bus sta. I've not done this in 10 years but buses used to run every 20 mins. From there you can easily walk to the BTS. No idea where your destination is but that seems easier to me.

 

The ARL runs infrequently and abt every 30 mins. It's often crushed with people.

 

Per the bus...If you can come up Sunday morning this is best. Baring that I'd plan to leave Pattaya around 900am. Certainly arrive in city before 200pm best. Not Fridays!

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I just thought of another way I used to do this. Take the same bus. It will let passengers off at Lat Krabang sta ARL. This you bypass the airport confusion. Continue on as above poster has stated. This is actually not always faster due to wait times but it gets you out of the bus and will put you closer to Sukhumvhit / Asoke stas. Again, can be a crush of people.

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42 minutes ago, thaibry said:

Airport link to Makkasan then connect with the underground one stop to Asok.

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this is the quickest option

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6 hours ago, emptypockets said:

Airport link train (basement of Swampy airport) to Phaya Thai interchange - 45 baht. From there BTS to Asoke - another 35 baht or so. Allow for about 50 minutes travelling time. Really easy journey.

Yes, empty pockets has 'nailed it' but if you took that option, try and travel when it's not 'sardine o'clock' !!

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3 hours ago, orchis said:

Airport link to Makkasan then connect with the underground one stop to Asok.

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orchis has also 'nailed it'..., shorter trip with less of the sardine factor !

..., and when I mention sardines, It's less about the smell and more about compaction !

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14 hours ago, Number 6 said:

 

The ARL runs infrequently and abt every 30 mins. It's often crushed with people.

Absolutely incorrect information.  The ARL runs every 8-10 minutes.  It gets busy but if you are getting on at the airport it is perfectly fine.

 

To the OP: take the Airport Link to Makkasan, then it is one stop from there on the MRT to Asok (the station is actually called Sukhumvit).  Easy peasy.   Depending on where on Asoke you need to be you may not need to even go on the MRT.  From Makkasan you can walk to places on the "top end" of Asoke.  For things closer to Sukhumvit take the MRT.

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10 hours ago, josephbloggs said:

Absolutely incorrect information.  The ARL runs every 8-10 minutes.  It gets busy but if you are getting on at the airport it is perfectly fine.

 

To the OP: take the Airport Link to Makkasan, then it is one stop from there on the MRT to Asok (the station is actually called Sukhumvit).  Easy peasy.   Depending on where on Asoke you need to be you may not need to even go on the MRT.  From Makkasan you can walk to places on the "top end" of Asoke.  For things closer to Sukhumvit take the MRT.

So strident.

 

I have on numerous occasions waited over 20 minutes for the airport link. This was when I needed to go from makassan to phaya thai about 2 years ago and about four years ago from makassan to hua mak. This isn't heresay. It's an absolute FACT. Now, maybe they have added trains and fixed the mess, but I absolutely stand by my statement. In BOTH situations I made the trips over the course of one year.

 

You really shouldn't go about correcting people when you simply don't know.

 

It (was?) such a mess I vowed never to live on the ARL and to this day, next Friday in fact will allow an additional 20 minutes of standing around time doing nothing for this broken enterprise. Issues with ARL are legion and old. Maybe you're a noob with better experiences. Maybe they fixed that disaster. Maybe your new here and don't recall all the problems.

 

I rarely take it to the airport as it really doesn't save time or money for two in a taxi - for me, about 120b. But we still need to walk ten minutes with bags to MRT and need to wait for *10" minutes at the ARL.

 

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6 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

From Makkasan you can walk to places on the "top end" of Asoke. 

This would be Petchaburi stop on MRT in all likelihood.

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Messing around at the airport seems totally unnecessary.

 

The simple way is

 to take a bus to Ekamai Bus Station (119 baht). If you have no luggage, get off the bus 2 stations early at Onut. (ask driver). Exit the bus and take the escalator which you'll see right in front of you once you exit the bus, up to the BTS station and take the sky train straight to Asoke (33 baht). If you have a motorcycle, you can park it at the North Pattaya bus station for 30 baht per day (24 hours).

 

 

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