Check-in services via airport rail link ready

BAGGAGE check-in facilities at the Makkasan City Air Terminal on the Suvarnabhumi Airport (SA) Rail Link will be available to passengers from today.

The check-in services, now only for passengers on flights operated by Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways travelling via the SA Express Line, require passengers to check in their baggage at least three hours prior to flight departure, or up to 12 hours in advance.

A one-way non-stop journey on the SA Express from Makkasan to Suvarnabhumi costs 150 baht (US$5), up from 100 baht previously (TTG Asia e-Daily, August 23, 2010) and takes 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, the alternative SA City Line, which runs between Phaya Thai Station and the airport, charges 15 to 45 baht per trip according to distance.

Passengers using this line have direct access to the BTS SkyTrain network, which is in turn linked to the Bangkok MRT system.

Both lines depart every 15 minutes, and operate daily from 6am to 12 midnight.

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