Suvarnabhumi airport is the largest airport in Thailand and one of two international airports in Bangkok, Don Muang being the second. Most visitors to Thailand will find themselves arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport unless flying with a low-cost airline like Air Asia, which land in Don Muang Airport. To get to Lohas Residences Hotel Sukhumvit from Suvarnabhumi there are a few options to consider. Before selecting which option works best for you, you should consider what time you will be arriving, will you have a lot of luggage, or large luggage.
Airport Rail Link
If you are unlucky enough to arrive in peak traffic hours, 8am-10am or 5pm – 8pm especially on a Friday at the end of the month, your best bet is to use the Airport Rail Link. If you catch a taxi, be prepared to be stuck in traffic for up to a couple of hours. When arriving at Suvarnabhumi after passing customs and exiting there are signs which will point where you have to go to get to the Airport Rail Link.
There are two ways in which you can reach Lohas Residences,
1. Catch the train from Suvarnabhumi to Makkasan Station (will take about 22 minutes), then exit and walk to the MRT (subway train) and catch the MRT Subway Train 1 station to Sukhumvit Station. Then change once again to the BTS Skytrain and catch the train 1 station to Nana Station. Then it is a 1 km, 12 minute walk to Lohas Residences.
2. Catch the train from Suvarnabhumi to Phaya Thai Station (will take about 26 minutes), this station is attached to a BTS Skytrain Station also called Phaya Thai Station. Exit the Airport Rail Link and catch the BTS Skytrain to Phloen Chit Station. It is then a 900 m, 11 minute walk to Lohas Residences.
Alternatively, if you have lots of luggage, you can catch the Airport Rail Link to get into the city and then get a taxi to Lohas Residences. You should make sure you have a map and our address ready to show the taxi driver.
Taxis are a great way to get around Bangkok. They are inexpensive and have air conditioning. After a long flight, it can sometimes be more comfortable to just jump in a taxi and be taken straight to your destination. As with the Airport Rail Link, it is very clearly marked when you leave baggage claim where to go to get a public taxi. There is a queue where you will get a ticket from a machine or staff. Usually there will be a line-up, depending on your luck, it can take 5minutes to get a taxi from the queue or 45minutes.
Taxis start the meter at 35 THB, about $1 USD. At the Airport However you will have to pay a 50 THB surcharge directly to the taxi on top of the final meter reading when you arrive at your destination. You will also have to pay for any highway toll charges. Generally 20-40 THB extra. To get to Lohas the fee can be between 300-400 THB. If you sit in traffic for a long time though, this can go up.
The third and final option we can recommend is the AOT (Airports of Thailand) Limousine. These can book beforehand online and are nicer, newer vehicles like Toyota Camry, BMW, or Mercedes. Using this service you can avoid having to line up at the public taxi queue and is a fixed fee. It starts at 1,050 THB and go up depending on the vehicle. You can also book when you arrive, but depending on how busy the airport is, it is best to book beforehand.
Hotel in Sukhumvit is much safer, memorable and affordable at Lohas Residences.