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    Default Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang in 3h45m??

    Please help me to make a decision!

    We arrive at Suvanathingy at 12:50 and the nextt flight to Udon leaves Don Muang at 16:35. Should I risk the dash, or hang around at Swampy until 18:00 and get to Udon late (which my wife doesn't like!!!).

    My feeling is it can't be done with any security:
    Through passport and collect bags: 13:50 to 14:50
    Find bus: 14:10 to 15:10
    Bus trip to DM: 15:10 to 16:10
    Check in at DM: 15:20 to 16:20

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    Get a taxi and make sure they take the tollways. At that time of day shouldn't be much of a problem as long as it's not a Friday, but best check to see what roads they're messing around with as the area near Don Muang is a big building site.
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    Pay for fast track immigration, or get your wife to ask if you can go with her through the Thai Passport lines (usually say yes) which could easily knock an hour off your wait, depending on how many other people are queuing up of course.
    Don't wait for the bus, get a taxi. Definitely do-able.
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    As said above use fast track service and while waiting for your bags get your sim cards (if you need them) i understand they have moved telecoms booths to the baggage hall now. If your bags come quickly enough you could be in the taxi in under 30 mins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post
    Please help me to make a decision!

    We arrive at Suvanathingy at 12:50 and the nextt flight to Udon leaves Don Muang at 16:35. Should I risk the dash, or hang around at Swampy until 18:00 and get to Udon late (which my wife doesn't like!!!).

    My feeling is it can't be done with any security:
    Through passport and collect bags: 13:50 to 14:50
    Find bus: 14:10 to 15:10
    Bus trip to DM: 15:10 to 16:10
    Check in at DM: 15:20 to 16:20
    Get a taxi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by te2008 View Post
    Get a taxi.

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    If not, wait until the next flight.

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    2 Things why are you not flying Thaismile so you donot have to change airports by the time you pay for a Taxi there is very little in the cost. When we arrived a few weeks ago we went to the Thai passport desks which were empty make sure wifes Thai passport is on top however we where ushered through the VIP desks 10 mins tops. But we then had to wait for our cases.
    Reading the above posts again Thaismile is the answer and you get a bigger luggage allowance.
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    I'd take the later flight out of BKK, simply because of the unknowns - your flight arriving at BKK on time and Immigration. You can't even rely on Fastrack. Last year, leaving BKK an entire flight of Chinese were given Fastrack passes - it took me longer to get through than it would have in the ordinary queue.

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    i would say risk it cost of a flight £30 check google maps in a taxi they are saying 1 hr 15 mins at this time now in a taxi that would be just after 4 in the afternoon friday ,

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    Hi. We always use thai smile but there is no flight between 1pm and about 6pm. That means a very late arrival home.

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    Does anyone know how to use the fast track line at immgration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post
    Hi. We always use thai smile but there is no flight between 1pm and about 6pm. That means a very late arrival home.

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    Does anyone know how to use the fast track line at immgration?
    Hmmm, you may have to pay a little bit extra. But don't quote me on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post

    Does anyone know how to use the fast track line at immigration?
    There's a company I usually use, but if you do a google search on 'fast track immigration Bangkok' you'll come up with a few options.
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    You say "we". Who's that? If you have a kid or two under about 4 we've always found that kind officials redirect us to a special line where we get through passport control quickly. Last year they redirected us through the Fast or Diplomatic line. And though I'd heard that British husbands could no longer go through Thai lines with their Thai wives that didn't happen to me.

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    When I last traveled for Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang I used the free bus. It took about an hour.

    I don't think you'll have any problems. It doesn't take an hour to find a bus! If it did I would give up on the bus way before an hour had passed and take a taxi.

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    I went through the Thai channel 3 weeks ago with Jan. 10 mins tops. Took much longer to get our cases . there are an awful lot of them on a 380
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    best option is to launch google maps on your phone at various times with the route and it give you how long it takes .

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    I don't think there's much time advantage between a taxi and the free airport shuttle bus. The last time I used the bus it took less than an hour during a fairly busy time of the day. The shuttle bus departs very frequently near door 3 on the second floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maokaang View Post
    I don't think there's much time advantage between a taxi and the free airport shuttle bus. The last time I used the bus it took less than an hour during a fairly busy time of the day. The shuttle bus departs very frequently near door 3 on the second floor.
    Agreed and the added bonus of not having to fight with the taxi driver over the meter/farang tax.

    I still wouldn't risk it unless my onward flight was booked with the same airline. I've been caught out too many times by flights arriving late etc. No compensation and you pay again.

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    Or if its you and just the wife even with kids have a nice meal out in Bangkok and stay the night no stress or pain thats if there is no rush to get to udon and to be honest 90 mins between flight is not a big gap.

    If i was doing itone night in Bangkok is not bad

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