Bangkok Two Airports
Suvarnabhumi “Land of Gold” (an ancient term for Southeast Asia, found in early Buddhist and Hindu literature) pronounced Suwanapoom. It is the International of Bangkok two airports. Open in 2006 is one of the major in South East Asia, the fourth largest single-building terminal, 563,000 square meters.
With the number of passengers increasing every year, Suvarnabhumi’s expansion projects are planned this year. A new four-story terminal for Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways only, an extension of the existing building and the construction of a new runway.
The second one is Don Mueang “the upland where the town is located”. The International till 2006, is now domestic were most of the local low-cost companies flights from this just renovated airport.
High-speed rail link
A 220-kilometre rail link project will connect Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports in Bangkok and U-Tapao airport in Pattaya. The train will reach a maximum speed of 250 km/hr. It is scheduled to be operational in 2023.
Well organized. All have Meter, a surcharge of 50 baht and few more to pay for the expressway. 400 to 500 baht to the center of Bangkok. at the entrances, gates 3, 4, 7, 1, 8
Limousine at arrival 2nd floor
The distance is 30 km, around 45 minutes drive to the Siam area, the center of Bangkok
Airport Rail Link
The Cheapest way 15 – 45 baht. In 30 to 40 minutes you are at BTS Phayathai station, the center of Bangkok.
Connect at Makkasan with MRT station, and a short walk to Petchaburi station. Operate from 06.00 to midnight
Non-stop express to Makkasan takes 15 minutes, departing every 30 minutes, 150 baht
Ticket machines. Coins 1 5 10, Notes 20-50-100 give change
Departing every 10 minutes at peak hours 06.00 to 09.00
Every 15 minutes off-peak 16.00 – 20.00
The best and fastest move if you are carrying not much luggage but if it’s your first time in Bangkok I recommend to take a taxi or if there are many of you, in which case a taxi will be cheaper
Bus To Khao San Road no stop, every 30 minutes, gate 7, first floor, 60 baht at boarding. from 06.00 to 20.00
BMTA free from the airport to the Public Transportation Center. Van to a different part of the city. Located at arrival terminal 1st-floor gates 1,8
Limobus, comfortable, departure every half hour, 150 baht. I heard and read lot of negative comments recently
Free Shuttle To Don Mueang Airport
Go to level 2, between gates two and three, may require a flight booking. 48km, 50 minutes to two hours. From 05.00 to midnight
Many hotels offer shuttle service
From Don Mueang Airport
Terminal 1 and 2 attached. 1 is for International flight, for domestic terminal 2
23 km to the city Siam area
Taximeter stand outside, 50 baht surcharges
The Easy Way
take a taxi, around 100 to 130 baht to Mo Chit MRT station
4 lines, tickets at 30 – 50 baht 7am-11pm
Number A1 to Mo Chit
A2 to Victory monument
A3 to Lumpini Park
A4 to Khao San, Sanam Luang
Limobus going to Silom, Ratchadamri, Ploenchit, Pratunam and to Khao San from 09.30 to 04.00, arrival terminal 1 gate number 7, level 1, terminal 2, gate 14, level 1, 150 baht
Buy the Ticket gate 14, arrival terminal 2
Cheap But Slow
Across the pedestrian walkway in front of the airport. Train to Hua Lamphong central railway station
Bus number 29, 49, 59 runs 24/7, some air-conditioner, stop at many spots
Free Shuttle to Suvarnabhumi ground terminal 1, gate 5, outside at the blue counter
Traffic in Bangkok
The trip to your hotel will be your first experience with the traffic if you are lucky it’s can be “smooth as silk” If not, well, be patient. Bangkok is number three in the cities at rush hour and one of the worst in the world. The bad reputation of Bangkok is well-known, and it’s still one of the major problems. More than 37milion cars and motorcycles in Thailand.
Don’t be mad, a lot of good things waiting to be discovered
I hope this will be useful to you in planning your next trip to Bangkok. Let me know the means you used and your thought
If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you out