Massive Taxi Queues at Don Mueang

This is a picture of a very slow moving queue for the taxis at Don Mueang Airport this evening. Say what you will about Suvarnanbhumi, but you hardly ever get long queues like this. There are usually well over 500 taxis on standby in the nearby car park. Don Mueang is a different matter. The last time that I landed at Don Mueang I was also faced with a queue like this. I then went up to departures like I do at Suvarnnabhumi but there were no taxis there at all. The last plane had already taken off for the evening. The person who took this picture said that she was already in the queue for an hour and it was hardly moving. Don Mueang may have 15 Million Baht toilets, but give me Suvarnabhumi any day.

8 thoughts on “Massive Taxi Queues at Don Mueang

  • October 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm
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    Walk to the Viphavadee Road. Plenty of Taxi’s! Did that last time and worked perfectly fine

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    • October 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm
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      I tried with my suitcase, not easy and a bit dangerous. When I got there I found another long queue.

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  • October 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm
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    I heard you used to be able to take a walk-way over the expressway and take a train into BKK from DM. Is this still possible or did it go away when the airport was left for dead?

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    • October 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm
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      I am not sure, but doubtful that there will be many in the evening. That picture was shot at 8 p.m.

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      • October 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm
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        You can certainly still walk across the walk-way above the road and take the train – but last ones to Bangkok are at 7.56pm, 8.09pm and 10.28pm (until half two the next morning, anyway). Saw a very similar queue outside yesterday – luckily I was luggage-less yesterday as I was picking someone up (who I missed and left without!) so I was able to go down to the street and get a bus (non air-con 6.50 baht, air-con 16 baht to Hualumphong via Victory Monument) – you wouldn’t have had a problem getting a taxi from the street yesterday either (this was about 6.00pm).

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  • October 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm
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    Is there any form of public transport besides taxis from don mueng airport?

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    • October 6, 2012 at 6:05 am
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      Yes, you can walk down to the main road for a bus. But not fun in the evenings when it usually rains at this time of year

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