Chatuchak Weekend is located about 32km from Bangkok Airport (Suvarnabhumi) and there are 4 ways to get to it, i.e. train, private transfer, public taxi, and bus. Below are the details for each of the transportation options:

1. Train

Although there is no direct train to Chatuchak Weekend Market, traveling by train is by far the most preferred way to transport because it’s affordable and quick enough.

To travel, here are the steps:

  1. Take the Airport Rail Link (ARL) located on the B floor of the terminal to Phaya Thai BTS Station.
  2. From Phaya Thai Station, take the BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit via the Sukhumvit line.
  3. From Mo Chit BTS Station, you can walk to the market, which is located about 1.5km away.

Below are the details of taking the train:

  • Cost: THB 45 via the ARL and another THB 20 to Mo Chit Station.
  • Travel duration: 60-90 minutes
  • Seating accommodation: AC, less comfortable seat with less space.
  • Suitable for: Passengers with at most 2 luggage
  • Additional information: The train leaves every 15 minutes from the BKK.

2. Private Transfer

The Private Bangkok Airport transfer is the most expensive option of all but also the most convenient one because it provides door-to-door services, a high level of comfort and privacy. There are various private transfer companies to choose from and each offers various options, such as Sedan cars, vans, or even luxury limousines. You can either book these directly from the BKK or search online for the one that suits your budget and requirements.

Below are the details of taking the private transfer:

  • Cost: THB 900 – THB 1,800 per trip
  • Travel duration: 40-55 minutes
  • Seating accommodation: AC, comfortable seat with privacy
  • Suitable for: All types of passengers
  • Additional information: The service includes everything, making it a hassle-free and seamless travel experience.

3. Public Taxi

Public taxi is the second-most preferred way to travel from Suvarnabhumi as it provides a similar level of comfort to the private transfer but at a much cheaper price. Taxis are located on level 1 of the terminal and are readily available.

Below are the details of taking the public taxi:

  • Cost: THB 400 – THB 600 per trip, excluding toll taxes
  • Travel duration: 45-55 minutes.
  • Seating accommodation: AC, comfortable seat with privacy
  • Suitable for: 2-4 passengers with 2-5 luggage.
  • Additional information: Public taxis operate on a metered basis. So avoid the one that refuses to use the meter as it’s one of the common scams in Thailand.

4. Bus

Taking a shuttle bus to Chatuchak Market is the least preferred way to travel because there is no direct route to the destination and it’s much slower compared to the train.

To travel, here are the steps:

  1. Take the shuttle bus located on level 1 of the terminal to Phaya Thai BTS Station.
  2. From Phaya Thai Station, take the BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit via the Sukhumvit line.
  3. From Mo Chit BTS Station, you can walk to the market, which is located about 1.5km away.

Below are the details of taking the train:

  • Cost: THB 35 from the Suvarnabhumi then another THB 20 from Mo Chit Station.
  • Travel duration: 50 minutes to Phaya Thai Station and 20 minutes to Mo Chit Station.
  • Seating accommodation: AC, comfortable seat.
  • Suitable for: Passengers with at most 2 luggage
  • Additional information: The bus leaves every 30-35 minutes.

About Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market is located on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road and is the largest and most vibrant weekend market in Bangkok. Spanning over 35 acres with thousands of stalls, it offers an eclectic mix of goods, ranging from clothing and accessories to handmade crafts, antiques, and exotic pets. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, Chatuchak attracts both locals and tourists seeking a unique shopping experience. The best time to visit the place is between 6 pm to 9 pm, which is the time when you can see beautiful neon lights shining and people interacting with each other.