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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, BKK, Thailand
Name: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, BKK, Thailand
Address: 999 หมู่ 1 Nong Prue, Bang Phli District
Zipcode: Samut Prakan 10540
Located 30km to the east of Bangkok centre, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is the main international airport, replacing the old Don Mueang International Airport, serving Thailand capital city. The transfer from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok centre takes around 45 minutes, depending on traffic situation, which required a comfortable ride.
Bangkok Airport is a fairly new airport which was officially opened on 28th September 2006. It was designed to meet a capacity of 600 flights per day and 45 million passengers per year. However, as an important hub in Asia, the actual process number has exceeded its capacity since 2011 and peaked 53 million passengers in 2015. It makes Bangkok Airport the twentieth busiest airport in the world and the sixth in Asia. Most of flights to and from Bangkok Airport connect to an Asian country that the 10 busiest international routes of Bangkok Airport link to Asian airports. Hong Kong International Airport leads the list and the followers include Singapore Changi Airport, Seoul-Incheon International Airport and Dubai International Airport.
Bangkok Airport’s architecture is a masterpiece of Thai culture and modern structure. During the construction of 11 years, they developed a sophisticated plan to deal with tropical humid climate while presenting Thai landscape and culture. The complete airport should be considered as a mini-city that consists of transportation centre, mall, squares, streets and rooms. The final result is a truly beautiful design of advanced techniques. Not only created an open space that takes advantage of tropical sunlight, the airport’s cooling solution reduces 50% consumption energy compared to conventional system. There is only one terminal, which makes it the second largest terminal in the world and one of the most stunning ones. In 2012, the airport was the most picturesque location on Instagram, overtook other famous places like Disneyland, Times Square and Eiffel Tower.
If you are having a long layover at Bangkok Airport or you arrive there much earlier than your flight departure, you will never get bored of long waiting. Together with essential services such as luggage storage, prayer room, medical service, post office or currency exchange, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is well known as a tax-free shopping heaven. The waiting area there is more likely a shopping mall where you could encounter a hundred of shops and restaurants. There are also several hotels near the airport including Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Convenient Resort Hotel, Grand Inn Come Hotel and Miracle Hometel Hotel.
Free Wifi at Bangkok airport is “@AirportFreeWifi” network. However, it is limited to 2 hours of connection, beyond that you have to pay. Besides, 126 high-speed internet kiosk is located sparsely in the airport for quick email checking or information searching. After 15 minutes, the system will automatically log out but you can log in again to continue surfing. If you are waiting near Bangkok Thai Lounge, you can log in the network THAINETWORK_SILK by username: tglounge and password: tglounge to enjoy free wireless connection during your layover.
Due to the usual long and busy queue at passport control departures, we recommend you to consider arriving earlier than 2 hours before departure during the peak hours. Also take into account that the Don Mueang International Airport is still open for low-cost international flights that you should check carefully from or to which airport is your flight. There are free shuttle buses between the two airports from 5 to midnight every day, but the trip will take approximately 1 hour.
Since Bangkok’s congestions are unpredictable and one of the worst in the world, buses and coaches which are likely giant monsters on the road are not a good choice. Even though it is also a cheap solution at THB 20 – THB 35, the time you waste on your trip is unworthy. The quality of Thai buses is relatively decent with air condition and comfortable seats.
Last but not least, the most convenient way to travel between Bangkok airport and centre is with a transfer from Bangkok Airport. Bangkok Airport Taxi rates in Bangkok in particular and in Asia in general are relatively cheaper compared to European or American taxi. Why not enjoying a Bangkok airport taxi at an affordable price and benefit from 24/7 service? Especially when you travel with your friends or your family, taxi is probably the best solution to carry your group together.
Whether you're departing or arriving from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, you'll need a cost-effective, swift and reliable Bangkok airport transfer. Since you are travelling to one of the top busiest airports in the world, the taxi ranks can often be extremely busy places to navigate. This is particularly true when landing with heavy bags and cases. It can be tricky for large groups or large amount of luggage to find a suitable car at the rank. You definitely do not expect waiting for an hour under the 35oC sunshine.
Using Taxi2Airport.com is the simplest and easiest way for travellers flying to and from Bangkok airport to book a taxi transfer. At our website, you can fill in your information of transfer including location, date and time, number of passengers, number of suitcases and extra needs. Thanks to our global partner network we’re able to send you the best deal for your requirement. By simply prepay 15% or total amount of the booking, you are now ready for landing at Bangkok Airport with a confirmation of type of car and your taxi driver.
Taxi2Airport provides a first-class online booking service for a return transfer from Bangkok airport, so you can schedule your Bangkok airport transfers in line with your flight time for both arrivals and departures. Pre-order your transfer can reduce your worry of transportation when arriving in a new country where people speak a totally strange language. You can pay for it beforehand so that there isn’t any unexpected extra expense during your transfer, as well as you don’t have to deal with a new currency. With our global standard of service, our partner in Bangkok is carefully screened to ensure you the most comfortable ride. The drivers are polite and professionals and will communicate the essentials of your journey with you in case of any flight delays. You can relax and enjoy your time in Bangkok and leave the hard work of your airport transfer to our expert Bangkok cab drivers.
In Thailand, Bangkok is known as Krung Thep which means “City of Angels”. Surprisingly, its full name is the longest name of a city in the world – “Krung Thep Mahanakhon amon Rattanakosin mahintara ayuthaya mahadilok phoP noppharat Ratchathani Burirom udomratchaniwet mahasathan amon piman awatan Sathit sakkathattiya witsanukam Prast. For foreigners, the city is also well known as “Venice of the East”. It has been chosen as the country’s capital since 1782. Located in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, the city possesses an easy waterway which makes it an important international trading city during 19th century. Being the only Southeast Asia country staying independent during European colonisation, Thailand had its modernization quite earlier than its neighbour countries. Nowadays, it is an important economic centre of Southeast Asia.
The city has an extremely dense population at 5300 people/km2. That number of the populous London is only 1510/km2. Together with the large number of tourists visiting Bangkok every year, the atmosphere there could overwhelm you at the first sight.
Having tropical savanna climate, Bangkok experiences three seasons in a year: hot, rainy and cool. However, it seems to be only 2 season: the hot one, and the hotter. The average temperature varies from 26oC in December to 30.5oC in April. The highest temperature can peak at 40oC in March – April. If you are not a tropical person who can suffer from hot and humidity, it is recommended to visit Bangkok during the cool season from late October to late February. Check Bangkok weather in the next 10 days here.
Thailand’s tourism slogan is Discover Thainess, that the most charming Thainess you cannot miss during your travel in Bangkok is definitely Thai food. Your taste buds will treat well during your stay there. Say goodbye temporarily to meat and potatoes, because Bangkok food is totally an explosion in your mouth with the unique mix of spicy, sour, sweet and salty. If you are not in the mood of fine dining, white tablecloths and silver cutlery, Bangkok street is the best destination in the world. It does not take so much effort to find an eating place there because “In Bangkok, where there are people, there will be food”. Street food stall located sparsely in the city but there are some major points of dining such as Chinatown, Bangkok’s Old Town and Sukhumvit. There are a thousand of dishes you have to try in Bangkok including the famous Pad Thai, excellent Asian flavour soup Tom Kha and Tom Yum, also fragant jasmine rice and countless amazing desserts and snacks.
As “Venice of the East”, there are a spider web of canals over the city and its neighbourhood. Along those rivers, you could find one of the most exotic markets in the world – floating market. There are fresh tropical fruits and local cooked food can be found at these markets. What is better than drinking a fresh coconut water when floating along a river?
Bangkok is a city of Buddhism. There are wats (Buddhist temples) in almost every corner of the city. You cannot visit all of 400 temples in the city, but don’t just rush to the most famous ones: Wat Pra Kaeu, Wat Arun and Wat Pho. Every temple has its own charm that not only the giant temple with golden tower worth your visit. It is useful to bring a scarf to cover your shoulder when visiting those spiritual places.
Bangkok is truly a great combination of ancient building and modern life. The city is one of the best shopping cities in Asia. All biggest malls including MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Pantip Plaza and Gaysorn Shopping Centre gather at a block that helps you to get the best shopping experience throughout affordable and luxury brands. The city also possesses a vibrant nightlife. As known as Asian capital for LGBT, Bangkok is a friendly party place for anyone. The busiest nightlife areas in Bangkok are Sukhumvit, Khao San Road and Royal City Avenue.
After all, what keeps attracting people to visit Bangkok is Bangkok people. No wonder why the country is called “Land of Smiles” that every Thai is friendly and always welcome foreigners. You can feel stressful when arriving at the city of hustle and crazy traffic with tuk-tuks around streets. But as soon as meeting a Thai there, their warm greeting will keep you stay at the country.
Start your Bangkok travel by booking your transfer from Bangkok Airport at Taxi2Airport to ensure a smooth beginning of your trip. We wish you a pleasant traveling. Besides Bangkok, you can also book your airport shuttle in Porto, Bilbao and Gibraltar