Travel time to BKK from downtown

Apr 10th, 2014, 03:24 AM
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Travel time to BKK from downtown

I need to be at the Bangkok airport by 9:30 am for checkin.
Is 2.5 hours by private driver from a riverside hotel in downtown enough time during morning rush hour?

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Apr 10th, 2014, 06:07 AM
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It's often faster from riverside than from "downtown." It has never taken me as much as 45 minutes from the ROS, and often takes under 30 at a non-rush hour time. Planning on 2.5 hours is way overkill, IMO. Which hotel are you staying at? If I was worried about it, I might allow an hour and a half. How much time are you allowing yourself at the airport?
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Apr 10th, 2014, 06:54 AM
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imo, perfect
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Apr 10th, 2014, 07:01 AM
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Chatrium Riverside

I am allowing 2 hours before my flight on Vietnam air to Hanoi

I was worried about traffic as it is very important I make this flight.

Thanks for the info-rather be early than late.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 10:51 AM
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As you are allowing ample time at the airport, I'd say leave the Chatrium 1.5 hours ahead of time. You will get there plenty early.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 01:41 PM
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it can take 15 minutes to reach gates in BKK after immigration.. I still do 2.5-3 hours
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Apr 10th, 2014, 01:41 PM
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Kathie mostly flies business which makes a difference
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Apr 11th, 2014, 12:07 AM
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Every journey by road in Bangkok is different. No one knows whether roads may be closed and therefore routes extended (for all manner of reasons).

I'd rather be bored and in the Deaparture Lounge, rather than stressed clock watching while stuck in traffic. Allow too long rather than too little.
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