Travel Info

Travel Info

HOW TO GO TO BANGKOK

BY BUS

Visitors can travel by bus to Bangkok from Thailand’s neighboring countries with varying levels of ease.
From Malaysia, one can cross by bus into Thailand through various border checkpoints in Songkhla, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, although most busses will head to the hub of bus travel into, out of, and around southern Thailand, Hat Yai. From Hat Yai there are direct busses to Bangkok.
Most busses from Laos originate in Vientiane and cross the Mekong River to the Thai border town of Nong Khai, where it is possible to arrange for a bus transfer to Bangkok.
The primary route on a Cambodian bus to Thailand is across the border at the respective towns of Poipet and Aranyaprathet. From Aranyaprathet one can easily arrange bus or minibus transport to Bangkok.

 

BY TRAIN

At present, the only standard train service to Bangkok is via the Malaysian border town of Butterworth. Travelers from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur can travel by train to Bangkok, but not without stopping to change trains. The journey from Singapore can last up to 48 hours as two changes of trains are required and there are numerous stops along the way to Bangkok.
First class sleeper cars can make a train trip to Bangkok more enjoyable, though comfort and convenience come at a price; one can travel the Eastern & Oriental Express, a throw-back colonial-style luxury train that services Butterworth and Bangkok on a once weekly schedule.

 

 

BY AIR

Bangkok serves as a major international hub for air travel, with the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) hosting over 40 million visitors and transit passengers each year. Dozens of domestic and international air carriers bring passengers to Bangkok from most major cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia.

In addition to outstanding dining and shopping, the Suvarnabhumi Airport features a transportation center that provides visitors with easy transfer from the airport to destinations throughout the kingdom as well as rail, bus, taxi, and limousine service to all districts in the Bangkok metropolitan area. The city center is only 30 kilometers west of the airport and features a new electric rail line that provides easy access to the city center.
The former primary airport, Don Muang, located 20 kilometers north of the city center, no longer services international flights, functioning as a minor domestic airport and airstrip for charter flights to and from Bangkok.

 

 

 

Suvarnabhumi International Airport (IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS)

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is Thailand’s biggest airport. It’s one of the coolest transport hubs in the world. The facilities are excellent and there are daily flights to every continent. You’ll find transport to and from the airport is quick and easy, too. The main arrivals and departure halls are bright and airy, which always helps. Bangkok’s main international airport has such a unique design it is one of the most Instagrammed places in the world. Everyone wants a picture of Suvarnabhumi Airport, with its long tubular corridors made from glass and steel.

Around 58 million passengers travel through Suvarnabhumi Airport every year. It is the international arrival point in Thailand and a major transfer hub for Southeast Asia. Bangkok International Airport 16 miles outside town. But it’s easy to get to Bangkok city centre, either via the Airport Link or taxi – although be warned of traffic jams during weekday rush hours.

 

 

 

Ground transportation

Airport Rail Link

The 30 billion baht Suvarnabhumi Airport Link was opened on 23 August 2010, after multiple delays. The Airport Rail Link (ARL) is operated by SRTET, a subsidiary company of the State Railway of Thailand. The standard gauge line is 28.6 kilometers long and is elevated for most its length, running mostly above existing regional railway lines and parallel to Motorway 7 and Si Rat Expressway. There is a short at-grade/underground segment as the line approaches the passenger terminal building of Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The ARL hours of service are 06.00 to 24.00. The ARL has two interchange stations, namely Phaya Thai (changing for BTS Green Lineservices) and Makkasan (linking Phetchaburi station of the MRT Blue Line). In the future, the ARL will complement the SRT Red Line commuter service, which comprises two-meter gauge, dual-track lines. The ARL may also be extended from Phaya Thai to Don Mueang via Bang Sue, given that the old Don Mueang International Airport has now been reopened for civil aviation under a dual-airport policy.

 

Regional train

Meanwhile, SRT provides a suburban commuter train service between Lad Krabang (the nearest station to Suvarnabhumi on the East line, one station from the airport by Airport Rail Link) and the northern suburban city of Rangsit via downtown Bangkok and the old Don Mueang Airport. The train also connects with BTS and MRT at Phaya Thai and Phetchaburi stations respectively. A shuttle bus service linking the airport with Hua Takhe railway station is provided by BMTA. The train service is currently not as popular as the bus service because it requires a shuttle bus connection. The service will be stopped when the Airport Express Link is completed.

 

Bus

Meanwhile, SRT provides a suburban commuter train service between Lad Krabang (the nearest station to Suvarnabhumi on the East line, one station from the airport by Airport Rail Link) and the northern suburban city of Rangsit via downtown Bangkok and the old Don Mueang Airport. The train also connects with BTS and MRT at Phaya Thai and Phetchaburi stations respectively. A shuttle bus service linking the airport with Hua Takhe railway station is provided by BMTA. The train service is currently not as popular as the bus service because it requires a shuttle bus connection. The service will be stopped when the Airport Express Link is completed.

 

 

Car

The airport has five main access routes. Among these the most convenient route is via the Bangkok Chon Buri Motorway (Motorway 7). Another main airport entrance is in Samut Prakan Province via the expressway from Bang Na to Bang Pakong.

The airport has provided five entrance routes. The main route is via the motorway in the north of Bangkok, directly connecting Bangkok’s downtown and Chonburi Province, the industrial and harbor city in eastern Thailand. However, another main airport entrance is in Samut Prakan Province, connecting an elevated highway in the south of Bangkok from Bang Na to Bang Pakong.

For more information, please visit http://airportthai.co.th/en/

 

 

 

Don Mueang International Airport (IATA: DMK, ICAO: VTBD)

The airport is considered to be one of the world’s oldest international airports and Asia’s oldest operating airport.

Currently, Don Mueang is the main hub for Nok AirThai AirAsiaThai Lion Air, and Orient Thai Airlines.

Don Mueang International Airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is used for international flights and Terminal 2 for domestic flights. The opening of Terminal 2 has raised the airport’s capacity to 30 million passengers per year.

 

 

 

 

Transfer to/from Suvarnabhumi Airport

Don Mueang International Airport is approximately 1–1.5 hours from Suvarnabhumi Airport by rail or bus. There are also direct buses between the airports operated by Airport Shuttle Bus.

 

 

 

By Road (Bus)

The airport has two main access routes. Among these the most convenient route is via the Don Mueang Tollway.

Another main airport entrance is Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.

The bus #A1 runs between the airport and the nearest BTS Station, Mochit Station.It runs between 5:30 AM and 11:00 PM and departs every 20 minutes. The bus ride takes around 20 minutes. The cost is 30 Thai Baht.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Rail

Don Mueang International Airport is served by the SRT Dark Red Line and Airport Rail Link at Don Mueang Station that connect with Bang Sue Central Station, it will open in 2020.