Thai Travel Rep① How to take a Taxi from the Suvarnabhumi airport to the city hotel.



After arriving in Thailand.

It is the same problem in any country as the first barrier in front of you ...

"How to get to the city" !?!?


This time we are traveling for the second time in Thailand,


It was family trip with parents in law !!

I must never be rude!!!!

I have to get to the hotel in a friendly and smailing by taxi!


but.......That's right.

Soon after arriving in Thailand!

I was fight with a taxi driver! omg...


I would like to talk while including such things

・ How to use taxi at Suvarnabhumi Airport
・ What is a negotiated taxi (The reason why I fight is here!)
・How much is the price of a taxi from the airport to the city hotel


If you are going to Thailand now, and you would like to use a taxi...

Please sit there and let's watch them !!

Thai Travel Rep① How to take a Taxi from the Suvarnabhumi airport to the city hotel.


How to take a taxi at Suvarnabhumi Airport

At first it is how to take a taxi!

How to take a taxi in Suvarnabhumi Airport is bit different but very easy!

Just take a ticket at the ticketing machine and take a taxi the same number with your ticket one!

Then I will explain with the photo!

1, Exit 7 on the first floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport

First of all, after immigration, when you are ready to pick up your luggage, go down to the first floor with a long escalator!

Take Exit 7 on the ground floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Take Exit 7 on the 1st floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport

Take Exit 7 on the 1st floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport



2, Go to ticketing machine lane and Choose the size of taxi to ride

On the right side of the exit there is a taxi ticketing machine.

As you can see, the left lane is one box type (4-5 people) and the middle is the normal type (3 people). Choose one and proceed.

 Go to ticketing machine lane and choose the size of the taxi to ride

Go to ticketing machine lane and choose the size of the taxi to ride



3, Ticketing here. One press the button, comes out the number paper.

When you arrive at this ticketing machine, press "GET CLICK!"

Then the paper with the number will be drawn out from below, so please check the number!

Issue the paper with the number written on the ticketing machine

Issue the paper with the number written on the ticketing machine



4, take a taxi on a number printed on paper

Get in the taxi number written on the paper! That's all

how to take a taxi!

 take a taxi on a number printed on paper

take a taxi on a number printed on paper


※If the car is not waiting at the number

This was actually experienced by us...There is a case, the taxi not be waiting for the number.

In that case, please issue again at the ticketing machine!

In the case of me, I took the same number as the first, and next time finally I got the different number!!


How long does it takes from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city?

It takes about 45 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city.

It was around 7 o'clock in the morning when I arrived, and the road was heavy traffic jam, but, It arrived in that time



Scary story that was actually "The meter is off ...!?"

Rather than saying, Thai taxis (especially taxis waiting at the airport) are not going to be metered!

Most of them will be negotiating taxis!

It was like this in my case!


<A real story after boarding a taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport>


It's already too late when I get in on the taxi from the airport without thinking.

I noteced.. The meter is off ...!

At that time, the local taxi driver said..


タクシー運転手  "It is 700 baht because we use highway" 


What do you do when you are told a price higher than the price you checked?

Thailand guaidmap says "The price of the taxi is approximately 350 baht (about  US$11)"...  he said was double price!!


What came out of my mouth is..


" Whaaaaat!?!? That's too high. I heard 300Baht !! "←


It is scary to get used to foreign countries, and I told the driver as if I was not myself..


But the taxi driver makes a wry smile and said..


タクシー運転手 「" Are u kidding? Can't go there 300 baht, any Taxi.」


Then I was angry that I said


"Allright, go back to the airport. I'll use another taxi."


By the way, I really went back to the airport like that, but the driver complains to me.

Most of the time I couldn't understand him English but I understand.

He said like that.


タクシー運転手 "Even a different taxi can not afford 300 baht!! "


That's why I felt different

His disappointing feeling seems real.


I thought this was not ripoff and it was real price..??


"Well, then how much other taxis are??"


When I heard that, the driver said while thinking a little


タクシー運転手 "…about 6 or 700Baht"




He added that when I said back.


タクシー運転手  "Then it's okay 600Bath."


600Bath, that's 2000Yen.(=US$19)

I don't know the correct answer anymore, but I thought it was okay cuz it's trouble..


"Allright, go by 600Bath."


And I added in a word not apologizing..


"Sorry !!"



In this way, this Thailand trip has begun!!


While we driveing, I was thinking about..

"I'll call police and Hotel man If you change the price after arrive or you'll cook up a bill."




call the hotel person and the police if you change the bait!

Surprisingly, the taxi arrived at the hotel properly, I paid 1000 baht and he gave me 400 baht.



So I finished with 600 baht, no chip.




What is the market price of a negotiated taxi from the airport to the city?

Well, you may be wondering how much it really was…??

So I asked a hotel stuff on the way to the room

"Could you tell me the price of a taxi from the airport to the city hotel ??"

Then she told me..


< Negotiation taxi prices from the airport to the city >

  Nomal tipe:500~700Bath

 Onebox tipe:700~800Bath


This time, four people traveling, Our took on...Onebox tipe!!

I wonder if you understand… 

I asked for a price lower than the market price and got on at a price cheaper than the market price!!


 "How much did you get on?"

She told me with smiling, so I say..

"…600Bath…But!! At first driver said 700Bath and I thought It's just high...hehe"

 Then she makes more smile,

 "You got on well !!"

 She said to me like that...


I was sleeping on the taxi because I didn't sleep on the airplane at all, but my parents-in-law said, "The taxi driver showed you a smartphone and said...



タクシー運転手  "Look! Market price like that!!"


But I didn't notice at all..


In other words, Negotiational taxi market prices seem not wrong with the above price!

I got a taxi call when I went to the airport from the hotel, At that time, the onebox taxi was fixed at 700 baht.

After all we did too much at the taxi(airport to hotel).




How to get taxi more better, "Please put on the meter!!"

After examining, it seems that there is also a taxi that responds when saying "Turn on the meter!"

In the case of the meter system, it seems to be the price (about 350 baht) .

But in that case there seems to be a rule,

Meter fare + highway fare 50 baht must be paid !

So it will cost around 400 baht even with a meter system!

Other taxi information:There is no Uber in Thailand!

Unfortunately there was no uber in Thailand.  Uber was overwhelmingly good when taking a taxi in India ....



When referring to the net, be careful of the update date!

Prices are rising year by year even in south Asia.. It may be important not to  believe too much information on the net!

In Malaysia, it was much higher than the price of a taxi that I thought like that case...

Ripoff is hatefull, but anybody don't want to feel bad !!

I want to get a taxi as cheap as possible, but if I want to get it done cheaply, there is also  train.

you can ride more comfortably, there is AOT (limousine service),  but it will cost more than 1200 baht.

Thai restaurant prices are not changing much with Japan, If think so, 6 to 700 baht of taxi is reasonable.

It was like this as of May 2019, If you travel in Thailand, please enjoy it! !


If you have trouble communicating, you may book a transfer!

Taxi was cheaper than limousine service but atmosphere was the worst at the 

If you want to start your trip more smoothly and happily, it is also a good idea to reserve a transfer from your country!

For the first trip to Thailand, I used the Expedia's transfer from Don Muang Airport to the hotel, but the driver was kind and driving was polite and really smooth and good◎!

The price is 1500 baht (about $50) and the same price range as the airport limousine service!


See you next time!!