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Bangkok Airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport (new airport)

PLEASE NOTE THAT AFTER THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2006 THIS AIRPORT WILL CEASE, AND THE NEW AIRPORT WILL OPEN. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Bangkok International Airport (BIA)

BANGKOK AIRPORT INFORMATIONCommonly called "Don Muang" , it is the entry point for a vast majority of visitors to Thailand annually. Considered as one of the more modern and efficient international airports in Asia, the singposts are easy to follow and written in both English and Thai. Free luggage carts are provided at the terminal gates. After clearing Immigration Services (vast number of counters, but still slightly slow), take the escalator to the reliable baggage claim area below. If you have nothing to clear, the green customs channel provides a hasty exit into the smiling kingdom of Thailand.

BIA consists of 2 international terminals and one domestic terminal located adjacent to each other. Passengers can freely walk between Terminals 1 and 2, while a covered, elevated walkway connects Terminal 2 with the domestic terminal. A free shuttle bus service covers the short distance between terminals every 15 minutes.

The arrival hall of both terminals feature a variety of services and facilities, including currency exchange booths, a tourist information kiosk, metered taxi kiosk and airport limousine counter. However, Terminal 1 has more facilities, such as an automatic teller machine (ATM), a 24-hour post-office with international telephone facilities, an airport clinic, a convenient store, and a hotel reservation desk.

A number of restaurants and bars operate in both terminals' departure hall, though more are located in Terminal 2, including popular fast food venues such as Burger Kings, KFC, and Swensons, and an internet caf?. Extra luggage can be stored up to 4 months at the left-luggage facility in Terminal 1.

For those departing or transitting through Bangkok, there are a variety of facilities to entertain you. Duty free shops restaurants/snack bars are generously scattered in both terminals. KFC, the only fast food counter, is located by pier 4 of Terminal 2. A number of designer brand name boutiques sell their wares at reasonable prices, such as Harrods, Jim Thompson and the Mae Fah Luang Project, displaying handicrafts made by local Thai artisans under the patronage of the deceased HRH Grandmother, the present king's mother. An arcade game center for children of all ages is located in the transit area of Terminal 1.

Getting To and From the Airport

Though the airport is located 25 km (16 miles) north of the center of Bangkok, road travel time depends on the

traffic conditions. During peak rush hours, the simple journey can take as long as 3 hours. Taxis : Seek out the taxi desk located in the arrival hall of each terminal. They will set a rough estimate pricing for your standardized, metered fare, not to exceed 300 Baht. Because of airport regulations on taxis, an additional 50 Baht surcharge will be added to the total fare. Passengers are responsible for the expressway fees. To enter the city, you will most likely pay 2 expressway fares, 25 Baht at the Don Muang Tollway (on ramp adjacent to airport) and 40 Baht at the Rapid Express Tollway Agency's Dindaeng junction. A tip of 10-20 Baht is a gesture of appreciation for their service.

Airport Limousines : The desks for making such requests are usually adjacent to the taxi desks at all terminals. A uniformed chauffeur will drive you to your destination while seated comfortably in a sedan or luxury car. A flat fee of 500 Baht (smaller car, ex. Mitsubishi) or 650 Baht (luxury car, ex. Benz or Volvo) is charged for pick-up and delivery to any venue within the perimeter of Bangkok. Though priced slightly higher than a metered taxi, you're still responsible for the expressway fares, but no subcharges. The limos are well maintained and are all white in color. Tipping 10% of the fare is the norm.

AAC Limousine offers round trip services from airport to destinations around the country. Visit www.aaclimousine.com for more information.

Hotel Limousines : Most hotels offer complimentary limousine or minibus service if you have bookings with them. The drivers would meet you in the arrival hall, holding up poster cards with your names written on it.

Helicopter : A few luxury hotels offer helicopter service for their guests

Airport Buses : An economical shuttle bus providing service from the airport to major city areas providing accommodations (No.1 to Silom, No.2 to Sanam Luang (Royal Field), No.3 to Sukhumvit 55 and No.4 to Hua Lam Phong (central train station)). The buses run every 15 minutes, operating from 5 am to midnight, and costs 100 Baht per person.

Train : Located directly across the highway from the airport, a covered walkway connects the arrival hall in Terminal 1 to the train station. Trains en route to Hua Lam Phong, the main train station located in the center of town, appears every 15-30 minutes.

Public Buses : Adventurous travelers without much luggage may want to try getting into town on these, the most economical method of all. Airport kiosk provides bus maps and the bus stops are located on the highway in front of the airport.

Hired Car : If you want to experience driving in Bangkok, there are many car rental firms in Bangkok, including international rental companies such as Hertz, Budget and Avis. The road system is good and well posted with signs written in English. An international driving license is required.

GETTING TO THE CITY

THAI LIMOUSINE:
Baht 550-680 ( Pratunam, Sukhumvit, Sathorn : Baht 550, Thonburi: Baht 680) Terminal 1, counter No.7, Tel: (662) 535 2801 / Terminal 2, counter No.5 Tel : (662) 535 5155-6

AIRPORT LIMOUSINE Baht 500-650 (to the city : Baht 650, Thonburi: Baht 100 surcharge) Terminal 1, counter No.2, Tel: (662) 535 5951-2 / Terminal 2, counter No.4, Tel : (662) 535 5953-4

PUBLIC TAXI:
METERED-TAXI is available in front of terminal 1 and 2. Passengers are required to pay the fare plus a surcharge of 50 Baht and toll fee

NOTE : Metered taxi has to obtain a coupon designed for preventing problems which may occur and helping passengers in the case that they fall into trouble and need to contact the taxi drivers. The driver's name will appear on the coupon which is separated into three parts. Each of the coupon parts will be held by the passenger (s). The driver and the Airports Authority of Thailand. The coupon service is at the sole expense of the Airports Authority of Thailand.

AIRPORT BUS BAHT 100, Operate from 05.00 A.M. - 12.00 P.M. Contact Airport Bus in front of terminal 1 and 2 Tel : (662) 995 1252-4

Bus No.
Route
A1
Bangkok Airport, Din Daeng, Ratchaprarop, Pratunam, Ratchadamri , Lumpini Park, Silom, Maheasak, Charoen Krung and stop at Silom , (Opposite Lertsin Hospital)
A2
Bangkok Airport, Din Daeng, Victory Monument, Phetchaburi, Lan Luang, Democracy Monument , Ratchadamnoen Klang, Tanao, Khaosan Rd ., Bangkamphu , Phra Athit
A3
Bangkok Airport, exit at Din Daeng, Nana Nua, Sukhumvit , Asoke Intersection, Ekamai (Eastern Bus Terminal) , New Phetchaburi, Thonglor Police Station.

COMMUTER TRAIN From Don Muang Railway station (opposite the Airport Terminal 1) at Baht 5-10 (ordination train) Bath 30 (rapid train) Ticket is available at the Station Tel: (662) 566 2959 Telephone number for 24 hrs (662) 220 4334 or 1690, or (662) 220 4567 From Don Muang Railway Station to Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong)

6.05 (every 5-10 mins)
08.15
09.30
10.30
10.45
11.17
13.20
14.00
14.40
15.35 (weekday)
16.40
17.00
17.55
18.05
18.40
19.00
19.20
19.25
19.45
20.05

From Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) to Don Muang

04.20

06.40

07.00

08.00

11.15

12.05

14.00

15.00

16.00

16.30

17.20

18.00

18.10

20.00

20.10

22.00


SHUTTLE BUS TO DOMESTIC There are free shuttle buses to Domestic Airport from 5.00 A.M. - 11.00 P.M. (every 20 mins) in front of terminal 1 and 2

PUBLIC BUS

Bus No.
BUS ROUTE
FARE (BATH)
TIME
Air Cond. 504 (blue sign)
Airport-Vibhavadi Rangsit-Din Daeng-Pratunam-Ratchadamri-Lumpini Park-Silom-Choroen Krung-Krungthep Bridge-Dao Kanong-Bangpakok-Prachauthit-Thonburirom Park
10-20
5.45a.m.- 8.00 p.m.
Air Cond. 510 (blue sign)
Airport- Vibhavadi Rangsit-Chatuchak Weekend Market-Victory Monument-Ratchavithi-Dusit Zoo-Krungthon Bridge-Charansanitwong-Bangkhunnon-Intharaphitak-Wongwien Yai-Phrachao Taksin-Suksawad-Phra Pradaeng
8-20
4.40 a.m.- 09.00 p.m.
Air Cond. 513 (blue sign)
Airport-Phanon Yothin-Chatuchak Weekend Market-Victory Monument-Sukhumvit-Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai)-Bangna-Pu Chao Saming Phrai
8-20
4.30 a.m.- 09.00 p.m.
Air Cond. 29 (blue sign) Non Air Con (blue sign)
Airport-Chatuchak Weekend Market-Victory Monument-Phaya Thai-Ratchathewi-Siam Square-Sam Yan-Rama IV-Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong)
Air Cond. 10-20 Non-Air 3.50-5.00
Air Cond. 5.00 a.m.-8.30 p.m. Non Air Con 24 Hrs.
Air Cond. 59 & Non Air Con 59 (blue sign)
Airport-Chaeng Wattana-Laksi Monument-Phahon Yothin-Kasetsart University-Ladprao Junction-Chatuchak Weekend Market-Saphan Kwai-Victory Monument-Phaya Thai-Ratchathewi-Phetchaburi-Kingphet-Lanluang -Democracy Monument-Ratchadamnoen Klang-Na Phrathat-Thammasart University-Na Phra Lan-Grand Palace (Wat Phra Kaew)-Sanam Luang
Air Cond. 10-20 Non-Air 3.50
Air Cond. 5.00 a.m.-09.00 p.m. Non Air Con 24 Hrs.
Air Cond. 95 Non Air-Con 95 (blue sign)
Airport-Laksi-Chaeng Wattana-Ram Inthra K.M.8-Bangkapi-Ramkhamhaeng University
Air Cond. 10-20 Non-Air 3.50
Air Cond. 5.00 a.m.-08.00 p.m. Non Air Con 24 Hrs.

NOTE :
The bus fare is Baht 5 during 10.30 P.M.- 05.00 A.M.

ADVICE :
Person with large bags/luggages is advised to take airport bus since the public buses always Have limited space and can be very crowded during the rush hour period between 06.30-10.00 A.M. and 03.30-08.00 P.M. (ticket is available on the bus)

GETTING TO THE CITY

THAI LIMOUSINE: Baht 200 per person (ticket need to be reserved 0.30-1 hour.)
From airport at 9.00, 12.00, 19.00 hrs. to pattaya (Central Pattaya). Contact counter No.7 at terminal 1
From Pattaya at 6.30, 14.00, 18.30, hrs. (Central Pattaya). Contact Prapirap Co.ltd. Tel. (6638) 423 140-2
TAXI TO PATTAYA: Baht 1,500-2,250 contact Thai Limousine counter No.7 at Terminal 1
Baht 2,500 contact Airport Limousine counter No.2 at Terminal 1 and No.4 Terminal 2
Baht 1,200 contact Public Taxi counter in fornt of Terminal 1 and 2

 


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