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Bangkok International Airport
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 consistently one of the busiest in Asia. Over 50 million passengers use Suvarnabhumi International Airport every 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 one of the world's largest single-building passenger terminals 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.
The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) east of downtown Bangkok.
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 travellers 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.
Tel: +66 (0)2 132 1888 or +66 (0)2 132 3888.
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.
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.
Currency exchange is available, and ATMs are located throughout the terminal building. 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.
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.
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, 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.
Free WiFi is available for up to two hours per day.
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.
Bangkok International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.