The airport was good and the visa on arrival process hardly took 15-20 minutes without any challenges.The most happiest part is No visa fees as many countries are exempted from visa fees from Nov 2018 - Jan 2019.Now i got my visa and its time to head out from airport and explore.& my first destination was PATTAYA, so remember if you want to go to pattaya from Bangkok airport you can take bus, unlike Suvarnabhumi airport there is no direct bus from don Mueang airport.— First You have to take airport shuttle bus (A1) yellow colour bus to mo-chit bus station it will cost you 30 BAHT.— then from there you have to take bus for pattaya. Ac bus will cost you upto 120 BAHT.Bus journey was to long as not expected & driver was very slow But the road was very good especially express way (awesome).Finally after long travel journey I reached at my destination its time to relax.But not able to sleep due to excitement.
I landed in Bangkok on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. I realised only in the airport and hence immediately posted it on Facebook as soon as I took a SIM card in one of the many 7-eleven shops you find across the city.
TRANSFER TO PATTAYA :Landed at 5:30 am at Don Mueang International Airport and after getting my passport stamped i took Bus A1 just outside the airport(costs 30 baht took 30 minutes)To Bangkok Bus terminal,Chatuchak.Bought tickets to Pattaya (108 baht) hopped in to bus to reach Northern Pattaya in 2 hours.as i was staying in Southern Pattaya near walking street area i took bike taxi to hostel.Checked in to the room,had lunch and started most awaited trip.
We flew from cochin international airport to Don Mueang International Airport. Now come the most exciting part “STAMPING ON PASSPORT”. YO!! Finally my passport stopped screaming :P Soon we completed the visa on arrival process where we need to pay 2k baht(4K INR). We collected our baggage and headed towards the city.Note : 1INR = 0.53 Thai Baht.
We arrived at Don Mueang Airport (DMK) at 4 AM. Had asked for an early check-in at our 1st hotel (8:00 AM) and started for the hotel at around 7 AM after waiting for a while at airport itself. Verify and negotiate your check-in times in advance with the hotel.We took a taxi (pink) for about 600 Baht including toll fee (Note: We were 5 people on this trip, but owing to our sizes, we were able to adjust in one taxi for short trips) and it took about 35 mins to the hotel. However, it is recommended by most not to bargain with taxis and go for metered ones.Tip: Better carry a map of your hotel(s) for showing to the driver as it is helpful and saves a lot of time.