Asian Institute of Technology
How to reach Asian Institute of Technology
AIT is located 16 km north of Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport. Transport from the Airport is available by Airport Limousine (Baht 600, US$ 16) and by taxi (Baht 200-250). The trip to or from Suvarnabhumi International Airport takes at least an hour, and the cost of transportation is substantially higher than the short trip from Bangkok’s old Don Muang International Airport.
Public taxi service is available at the public transportation center of Suvarnabhumi International Airport, but not at the terminal building itself. To get a taxi, a passenger must take the AOT shuttle bus from level 2 or level 4 of the passenger terminal building (express route recommended – free of charge) to the transportation center.
Tell the taxi driver you would like to go to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) beside Thammasat University Rangsit. Not all drivers on queue at the transportation center may easily recognize AIT but then when you mention Thammasat Rangsit, they can recognize your direction.
A taxi meter starts at 35 baht and adds up 1 baht for every 2 kilometers. It is widely practiced that when a taxi passes through an expressway or motorway, the passenger carries the toll expense. Tolls between the airport and AIT total 60 baht.
An estimated 600 baht amount will be shown on the meter by the time you reach AIT under normal traffic conditions and about 700 baht when the traffic is heavy during busy hours. Always insist on the use of the meter.
Passengers should contact limousine / car rental counters located at the Arrival Hall, level 2 of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport passenger terminal building to get the service. Providers will call a limousine to pick up the passenger at limousine parking lots in front of the passenger terminal building.
Airport limousine drivers are usually trained, certified and know the road and traffic. A limousine service from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to AIT will cost approximately 1,500 baht inclusive of tollway or motorway fees.
Public buses can be taken at the bus terminal at public transportation center. There are six public bus routes at 35 baht flat rate each route that ply from Suvarnabhumi Airport (SA) to destination below as follows:
• Bus No. 549 – SA to Minburi and vice versa
• Bus No. 550 – SA to Happy Land and vice versa
• Bus No. 551 – SA to Victory Monument and vice versa
• Bus No. 552 – SA to On-Nut sky train station and vice versa
• Bus No. 553 – SA to Samutprakarn and vice versa
• Bus No. 554 – SA to Don Muang (Bangkok International Airport) and vice versa
If passengers are traveling on light baggage, it is cheaper to take Bus No. 554. When getting off at the Don Muang (Bangkok International Airport), you may take local buses no. 29 or 39 and tell the conductor you are getting off at AIT (again say it with “beside Thammasat Rangsit University”). The fare will cost about 16 baht.
Otherwise, you may also prefer to take another taxi when you get off at Don Muang (Bangkok International Airport) and the fare will be about 200 baht (by meter). It is always advisable to insist on the use of the meter.
Take public Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Rangsit [ 1hour every 20 minutes]
Take taxi from Rangsit to Asian Institute of Technology [13 min by Taxi(12.2 km)]
Take public Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Dreamland world [36 min by Bus, every 10 minutes]
Take taxi from Dreamland world to Asian Institute of Technology [17 min by Taxi(17.5 km)]
Don Muang International Airport
Two air-conditioned bus routes terminate at AIT:
1. No. 29 (Downtown-Airport-AIT) and
2. No. 39 (Downtown Victory Monument – Paholyothin Road – AIT.)
Bus # 32 and #29 also go past AIT and stop at Thammasat University (another university that is worth exploring). Just drop off as soon as soon as you see the AIT sign on the right.
From Bangkok City
You could simply take a taxi straight from Bangkok and tell them you want to go to AIT in Rangsit, Pathumthani. The taxi would cost you about 300 Baht plus another 100 baht for toll. Great if you share it with 2-3 other people.
Alternatively, you can take the van (30 Baht) that are parked next to Victory Monument or Mo chit BTS stations. Just say to one of those van people “AIT”. They’ll know.
The BTS Skytrain is the safest, most comfortable and convenient way to get around Bangkok. Currently, there are two routes, the Sukhumvit Line and the Silom Line. They cover much of the central city and its many commercial, residential and tourist areas, with extensions planned to outlying areas. The trains run daily between 6:00 am and 12:00 midnight with frequent service throughout the day, increased during rush hours. The fare is based on the distance traveled.