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New Bangkok International

Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)

Overview

With wellness spas, Thai massages, duty-free shops and a great selection of restaurants offering cuisines from around the globe, Suvarnabhumi International Airport is one of the best airports to use while in South East Asia. It is Thailand's busiest airport and the third-busiest in Asia. Over 42.7 million passengers use Suvarnabhumi International Airport each year.

Suvarnabhumi means 'Golden Land' in Sanskrit and truly is the gateway to the riches of Asia. Passengers are spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping options at the airport. It also boasts the world's largest single-building passenger terminal and the tallest control tower in the world. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful as they are eager to ensure that all passengers get a world-class experience when using Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Location

The airport is situated 19 miles (30km) east of Bangkok.

Getting to the city

The free shuttle bus (Express route) transports passengers to the Transport Centre from where public buses, taxis and rental cars can be found. Taxis can also be found on Level 1 at Arrivals. 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.

Time

GMT +7.

Contacts

Tel: +66 (0)2 132 1888 or +66 (0)2 132 3888.

Car rental

Car rental companies are represented by local and international operators. The Car Rental service counter at Arrivals will make bookings, and the shuttle bus will transport customers to the Transport Centre to pick up rental cars.

Airport Taxis

From the airport passengers can either catch a taxi from the departure terminal or ride a free shuttle to the Public Transportation Center and hire one from there. 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 small additional fee. Rides will cost between THB 200-400.

Transfer between terminals

Shuttle buses provide a free service between the main terminal and the transport centre, as well as connecting other airport facilities.

Facilities

Currency exchange is available on Level 2 at Arrivals, 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 THB 25 for the first hour to THB 250 for the day. Long-term rates start at THB 20 per hour and go up to THB 140 per day.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.suvarnabhumiairport.com

Airlines

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is one of the main air-hubs in Asia and as such there are plenty of airlines offering flights to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Major airlines flying to Bangkok include Aeroflot, Aerosvit Airlines, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Berlin, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Madagascar, Air Asia, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Delta Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, Finnair, Happy Air, Hong Kong Airlines, I-Fly, Iran Air, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Qantas, Qatar, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Ural Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.

Internet

Wifi is available throughout the airport and it is free in some areas, mainly the concourses.

Business Lounges

A variety of facilities, such as copying, faxing and internet service, are available at the business centre. Meeting rooms can also be hired at the airport.


New Bangkok International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.