City Guide


  • Thailand map



Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)

Location: The airport is situated 16 miles (25km) east of downtown Bangkok.
Time: GMT +7
Contacts: Tel: +66 (0)2 132 1888 or +66 (0)2 132 3888.
Getting to the city: The Airport Rail Link (ARL) is the fastest way to get to central Bangkok. The service runs from the first floor of the airport and connects you to the MRT underground at Makkasan Station and the BTS Skytrain at Phaya Thai Station. Public buses run several routes from the Transport Centre to Bangkok, while the Airport Express provides air-conditioned coaches between the airport and first-class hotels in downtown Bangkok. There is also a Limousine Service counter on the 2nd floor of the Arrivals Hall.
Car rental: Car hire is available from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt and Thai Car Rental Association. Bookings can be made at the Car Rental service counter at Arrivals.
Airport Taxis: From the airport passengers can catch a taxi from the platform of the Passenger Terminal on the 1st Floor, Gates 4 and 7. Travel time depends greatly on traffic but is at least 30 minutes and can be much more. An exit fee is expected to be paid by the passenger although this can be paid at the end of the ride. Passengers can request the driver use the expressway which will cost a small additional fee.
Facilities: Currency exchange is available, and ATMs are located throughout the terminal building. Public telephones are widely available. A tourist information service is located in the Arrivals hall on Level 2, duty-free shopping and a myriad of restaurants, wine bars and fast food outlets are also available.
Parking: Short and long-term parking is available at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Short-term rates range from about THB 25 for the first hour to about THB 250 for the day. Long-term rates start at about THB 20 per hour and go up to about THB 140 per day.
See full guide to Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Location: The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) north of Bangkok.
Time: GMT +7
Contacts: Tel: +66 (0)2 535 1123.
Getting to the city: Taxis are available from the stand in front of Arrivals, and an airport surcharge is added to the fare. Airport buses are available for THB 100 and take you downtown. They leave from the platform in front of the Arrivals hall at Terminal 1 and from below 'Bus Stop Airport Bus' signs. Trains at Don Mueang Railway Station (500m from the Arrivals Hall) run from 6am to 8pm. The fare to Bangkok with an ordinary diesel train is THB 5. Public buses to Bangkok railway station and other main destinations in the city are also available. An Airport Bus also runs between Dong Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport. This service is free of charge, but boarding passes need to be presented to the driver.
Car rental: Car rental agencies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: A taxi can be arranged from stands in the airport terminal and a surcharge of THB 50 is added to the fare. A typical fare to the city can cost anything between THB 300 and THB 400.
Facilities: Facilities include three banks, ATMs, bureaux de change, restaurants, supermarket, VIP lounge, medical facility, children's play area and a tourist information desk.
Parking: Parking is located opposite the main terminal building, costing about THB 20 per hour and up to THB 250 per day.
Departure tax: None.
See full guide to Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport