Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The train arrives in Suvarnabhumi Airport

See the locations on Bangkok Airport Rail Link Google Map

Picture Ian Fuller

Finally there is a train to Bangkok Airport: Since the beginning of June 2010 the Suvarnabhumi Airport Link (SARL) has been open for a test run. Free rides have been offered by State Railways of Thailand. Commercial service opens on August 23. The ride with the Airport Express train will cost 150 baht. It's not a line of Sklytrain, but a separate railway. If you take an express train at the airport, you will stop at Makkasan Station, where you can change to MRT Phetchaburi Metro station. At Makkasan station there will be an City Airport Check-In. If you take a commuter train at the airport with more stops, you can drive to Phayathai Station, get out there an change to the BTS Phayathai Skytrain station. Read more: State Railways Airport Rail Link.

At Phayathai Skytrain station you can get out and change to the Skytrain Station.

The Airport Link seen from the air. Picture UweBKK

See also picture-gallery by Ian Fuller

Before an extension of Silom line from Taksin Bridge to Won Wien Yai had started operations for the public in May 2009. The new line delivered free services for the first three month. Earlier the Skytrain didn't cross Chao Phraya River. There are two new stations: Krung Thonburi Station and Wongwian Yai station. See the locations on Google Map Bangkok Transportation. And why did it take many years to complete this extension? Click David in Siam, he has the answer. If you want to read even more about this story: 2bangkok.com has it.

Picture by Ian Fuller

Maps and timetables of Skytrain, Metro, Buses and railways and connections with boats on Chao Phraya River

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1 comment:

cara-blog said...

thanks bro for this information :)