iTips: If you want a chauffeur to your hotel, follow the signs to the taxi terminal on the airport’s lower level. Forget about crowds of drivers clambering for your attention like in some other countries—here, simply get in line. An attendant will help you communicate with your driver and write a receipt. The best part? These drivers are required to use their meter.
In the airport you can also catch buses into the city and even rent limousines. It’s one of the easiest ways to reach Pattaya, Thailand’s premier beach destination, only an hour away.
But traffic in Bangkok can be a drag sometimes. Luckily, if you’re staying in the city, chances are you’re near at least one BTS station—that’s Bangkok’s modern, air- conditioned elevated train system, and you can get there straight from the airport by taking the rail link to Phaya Thai station for only 45 baht. It’s the cheapest and simplest way to reach the city and connect to wherever you want to be.
The rail link runs between 6am to midnight everyday with two lines: the City Line train, which leaves the airport every fifteen minutes, and the Express Line, which runs every half hour, stopping only at Makkasan and Phaya Thai stations.