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I haven't used the bus to Bangkok for a good few years so which is the best company nowadays?
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Air Korat every time,every 30 mins 24/7,go bang on time not wait for filling up ,no stops Morchit in around 3hrs 20 mins
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Air Korat every time,every 30 mins 24/7,go bang on time not wait for filling up ,no stops Morchit in around 3hrs 20 mins

Is this departing from the new or from the old bus station?
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Air Korat every time,every 30 mins 24/7,go bang on time not wait for filling up ,no stops Morchit in around 3hrs 20 mins

Is this departing from the new or from the old bus station?
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Air Korat every time,every 30 mins 24/7,go bang on time not wait for filling up ,no stops Morchit in around 3hrs 20 mins

Thanks nookie.
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Air Korat every time,every 30 mins 24/7,go bang on time not wait for filling up ,no stops Morchit in around 3hrs 20 mins

I was at the Air Korat counter inside the new bus station this morning. The counter is located in the external left wing of the station (when facing the main entrance). I took a photo of it, and of the Korat-Bangkok schedule they gave me, with their phone number at the bottom of the paper.

The lady I talked to (black jacket in the photo) told me that buses are 1st class, the fare 209 THB per person, and the travel time 4 hours. I asked twice: "4 hours?!" She confirmed twice: "4 hours". (perhaps she meant "up to 4 hours"?). She also said that buses do not stop to pick up people anywhere else in the city, it is necessary to board at the station (which can be annoying when you need to take a night-time run). Their buses stop just in front of their counter. Hope this can be useful.
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Ok I'm going on Air Korat - does anyone know if there is a Link service to Suvarnabhumi from Morchit or Don Muang ? Thanks
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Ok I'm going on Air Korat - does anyone know if there is a Link service to Suvarnabhumi from Morchit or Don Muang ? Thanks
There is a free link bus that runs between Swampy & DM,YOU HAVE TO SHOW A BOARDING PASS
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Thanks Nookie - how do you get the Boarding Pass ?
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Ok I'm going on Air Korat - does anyone know if there is a Link service to Suvarnabhumi from Morchit

No regular direct link from Mochit. Nearest skytrain station is about 2 km away (BTS at Chatuchak, change to Airport Link at Phaya Thai). You probably already know.

If your flight is in evening hours, no problem anyway. Leave here in the morning and you'll have all afternoon to cover the Mochit-Suvarnabhumi stretch somehow. For example, you could also take bus no. 136 at Mochit, get down at Makkasan (Asokmontri-Petchaburi crossing) and jump on the Airport link there. Mochit-Makkasan-Suvarnabhumi better than Mochit-Chatuchak-Phaya Thai-Suvarnabhumi IMHO, especially if you are carrying bags.

If your flight is in the morning, forget about Air Korat and consider jumping on the night bus Nong Khai-Suvarnabhumi when it stops in Korat every night at around 02:00 am. It reaches Suvarnabhumi's bus station at around 06:00 (free shuttle to terminals from there). That's the only Korat-Suvarnabhumi direct bus available at the moment. Ask about it at Korat bus station. You will have to book 3-4 days in advance and pay all the way from Nong Khai even if getting on here, but still best solution for catching Suvarnabhumi morning flights IMHO - unless you are ready to spend the night in Bangkok.

Check out this discussion too, in case you haven't yet.
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Thanks Guys. All good advice.
Decided to pick up a meter Taxi at Morchit to Suvarnabhumi.
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Thanks Nookie - how do you get the Boarding Pass ?
A boarding pass or ticket for your onward flight
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Thanks Nookie. I'll try that first. ATB
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The 'Air Korat' booking office is at the far end on the long avenue of offices on your left as you enter the Bus Station..
I boarded and was travelling within 10 minutes. The Bus was old but the Driver seems relaxed and careful.
Leaving at 12.30 it was not until 3pm that we got to Saraburi - a slow grinding journey. Then just 1 hour later they dropped me at Don Muang at the roadside bus stop.
Air Korat provided water, a tasty bun, a blanket and a freshen up wipe ! Excellent service despite slow initial progress.

A stream of Taxis were waiting by the Bus stop so I opted for that rather than searching out the 'Link' Bus. Good decision as traffic was heavy. I opted for the Toll route to SVB (Tolls B155) and arrived before 5pm. Was enjoying an expensive beer having checked in and cleared security by 5.15 pm. The Taxi was B380 BUT it IS a long way to SVB from DM. (Comfy and swift in a Sylphy).

So for a total of B750 this was a viable alternative to a personal Taxi from Korat at much higher cost.
Overall a good thumbs up for 'Air Korat'. Thanks NookieB
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Leaving at 12.30 it was not until 3pm that we got to Saraburi

Saraburi?! Wasn't it supposed to be direct to Mochit (reply no.1)? Now I see why "4 hours" (reply no. 5)...
« Last Edit: June 23, 2016, 09:37:44 AM by Anton »
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Anton it was direct - we didn't stop at Saraburi - we passed by.
3 1/2 hours to Don Muang.
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I always go to Bangkok by Air Korat bus service.  ;D
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Then just 1 hour later they dropped me at Don Muang at the roadside bus stop.

The Taxi was B380 BUT it IS a long way to SVB from DM. (Comfy and swift in a Sylphy).

So for a total of B750 this was a viable alternative to a personal Taxi from Korat at much higher cost.
Overall a good thumbs up for 'Air Korat'. Thanks NookieB

You could have saved yourself some money by staying on the bus to Morchit. A taxi from Morchit to Swampy is only about 200 baht.
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3 1/2 hours to Don Muang.

So about 4 hours to Mochit. Isn't that too long for a "direct" run? And why "slow and grinding" up to Saraburi? Because of traffic or because of stops on the way?
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 06:01:42 AM by Anton »
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OK Swampy but how long does it take to get to Morchit from Don Muang in rush hour traffic ? But good advice thanks.
Anton this ancient Bus was very slow on the hills and there are also a lot of roadworks atm  for that big pipeline going in at the roadside. Happily on my return the Missis is being driven down down to pick me up !
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