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Don Mueang Airport
Don Mueang International Airport is a small secondary facility located 15 miles (25km) outside of Bangkok. The facility was once a major international airport, however it closed in 2006 when the new Suvarnabhumi Airport was built and only reopened in 2007 to in response to complaints about the new facility.
Mostly used for charter flights and a few low-cost domestic airlines now, only one of the airport's three terminals is in operation. Despite the 'ghost town' feeling, the airport is still a well-run facility with a handful of shops and fast-food outlets for entertainment.
The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) north of Bangkok.
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.
Tel: +66 (0)2 535 1123.
Car rental agencies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, and Sixt.
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 include three banks, ATMs, bureaux de change, restaurants, supermarket, VIP lounge, medical facility, children's play area and a tourist information desk.
Parking is located opposite the main terminal building, costing about THB 20 per hour and up to THB 250 per day.
Flights to Don Mueang Airport are available on Nok Air, Orient Thai Airlines, Thai Smile Airlines and Air Asia.
Free wifi is available throughout the airport.
Business facilities at Don Mueang Airport are in the Coral Executive Lounge, and the Miracle Coworking space.
Don Mueang Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.