Arriving by Air
Bangkok has two airports
Suvarnabhumi (pronounced ‘Suwannapoom’) code: BKK approx. 33km to Guesthouse
International and Domestic: THAI International, Bangkok Airways and Thai Smile
Nearly all other international airlines.
Don Mueang Airport code: DMK approx. 28km to Guesthouse
Most domestic and international low-cost airlines (e.g. Air Asia, Nok Air, Lion Air).
Even if you plan to make your own way to us, it is helpful for us to know your airport of arrival as well as your airline, flight no. and scheduled arrival time so we can check for any delays, etc.
Private pick-up service: both airports or elsewhere in Bangkok (with additional cost)
This is the easiest way to get to 1905 Heritage Corner. Please ask for pick-up service when you book your room (or send us an email later) together with your flight number, scheduled arrival time and arrival airport code (BKK or DMK). We will send you details by email confirming where and how to meet our driver, who will hold a “1905 Heritage Corner” sign and verification.
We can also arrange transport service from other locations within Greater Bangkok, for which we require full details of your pick-up location. If arriving by train or bus, your scheduled arrival time and from where you will be travelling. Please let us know, by phone if urgent, should your arrival details subsequently change. Pick-up requests must be made more than 36 hours before your scheduled arrival time.
Public Transport Facilities From Suvarnabhumi (for taxi, see below)
Presently, there are four mass transit rail lines open in the metropolis (more are under construction). The systems are separate and currently each has its own ticketing, terms and conditions. Three of these lines may assist you to get near to 1905 Heritage Corner but, as yet, not all the way. In late 2019, the MRT is due to extend to within 10 minutes’ walk from Phraeng Phuthon.
1. Airport Rail Link + MRT
From inside Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) terminal (Basement Level) to Makkasan Station Fare 35Baht, Time 22min. Runs every 15 minutes from 6.00 am to midnight every day.
(change to nearby MRT at Petchaburi station via the ‘skywalk’ bridge). See No.3 MRT
2. Airport Rail Link + taxi:
From inside Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) terminal (Basement Level) to Phaya Thai Station Fare 45Baht, Time 26min. Runs every 15 minutes from 6.00 am to midnight every day. Take a public meter taxi on Phaya Thai Road (on opposite side from station) just before very nearby intersection with Sri Ayutthaya Road (in front of octangular CP 3 Tower bldg). The taxi will take you left along Sri Ayutthaya Road. See Taxi
3. MRT underground metro:
For 1905 Heritage Corner you need to head for Hua Lampong (terminal station). From the concourse look for signs to EXIT 4. From there, take a meter taxi or a tuk-tuk (a choice of aircon or street fumes!). See Taxi
As an alternative, you can use a public (meter) taxi directly from either of the airports where recent efforts to regulate the taxi system seem to be effective. Passengers can select either a standard or a larger vehicle, if there are many people and/or a lot of baggage. Drivers should use the meter (it starts at 35 Baht). An airport surcharge (currently 50 Baht) is payable over and above the meter reading on arrival at your destination (Thai cash only). Tips are not essential but a small rounding up is appreciated for good service. Both the expressway tolls (25 Baht and 50 Baht) on the journey are extra. Thai cash for this should be handed to the driver on arriving at toll booths. Change is available for large denomination notes (bills).
1905 Heritage Corner is situated in the heart of the old city area where there are many small side streets and one-way systems which can make it a little difficult to locate us. Bangkok Taxi drivers are seldom familiar with the lesser known street names and are not normally proficient at map reading, especially in English script. If you start your journey from afar, we recommend you ask to be taken to a well-known nearby landmark instead of our official street address. We suggest: Ministry of Interior on Bumrungmuang Road. Alternatively, The Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha), Wat Ratchabophit (temple), or Democracy Monument. From there, ask the driver to telephone us for precise directions in Thai. Make sure you print out our name, address and telephone number in Thai script to give to the taxi driver.
Advice on using taxis in Bangkok: Meter taxis are relative inexpensive, run 24 hours and can be flagged down when passing. By law, taxis should use the meter and there are strong penalties if they do not and try to bargain a price. In practice, many taxis wrongly demand a fixed fee from unsuspecting tourists. The worst is to travel without the meter turned on with no agreed price! As there are many taxis in most places, it’s best to find another driver if you face this issue. Available taxis show a red or green ‘taxi’ light on the passenger side of the windscreen; if not, it is probably already taken.
Tuk-tuks are safer than they look and can be fun for short journeys but you must agree the price before starting (they don’t have meters). Don’t expect them to be any cheaper than meter taxis!
Motor-cycle taxis, found on many street corners, are registered but probably not insured, so you ride at your own risk! They are a useful source of local information and can be hired to run errands.
Internet taxi services are now available and price competitive. Grab (a Singaporean company) have a local mobile app. Payment is made on-line instead of using cash. This service is not available from airports (due to legal issues).
Essential information in Thai Language: