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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

General information

The largest and busiest airport in Thailand is located east of Bangkok. It was opened in September 2006 and because of that also called New Bangkok International Airport, the second airport of the capital is Bangkok Don Mueang Airport. From Europe and North America, there are many direct and indirect flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, home of the national flag carrier Thai Airways, its subsidiary Thai Smile Airways and Bangkok Airways. The airport consists of a large terminal with a long runway on both sides.


Where is Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport situated?

The airport is east of Bangkok, close to highway 7 Bangkok-Pattaya.

How many terminals does Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport have?

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport has only one terminal, but it’s one of the largest in the world. The airport terminal has five floors accessible to passengers, namely Level B (Airport Rail Link), Level 1 (Public Transportations, bus and taxi), Level 2 (Arrivals), Level 3 (Shops & Restaurants) and Level 4 (Departures).

Many travellers withdraw Thai baht on arrival at the airport and receive notes of 1,000 Baht. With those, you can not buy tickets for the train Airport Rail Link. So you have to buy something small first, for example a Thai sim card or a bottle of water, in order to buy a token for the Airport Rail Link.

In April 2023, Satellite Terminal 1  just south of Terminal 1 will open its doors, the new terminal has a capacity of 15 million passengers per year. SAT1 has its own check-in facilities and security checkpoints and is connected to Terminal 1 by means of an APM (automated people mover). Thai Airways, Thai Smile Airways and Bangkok Airways are going to make use of Satellite Terminal 1. In 2025 or 2026, the ‘Eastern Expansion’ project should be completed, which will increase the capacity of the main terminal by 15 million passengers per year.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Thailand.

Airport Distance
Bangkok Don Mueang Airport 29km



The distance from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to the centre of Bangkok is 35 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Bangkok.

From BKK Airport to Bangkok City centre by Car
35 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport by public transport. Visit the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Bangkok is about THB 500.-. Book your taxi at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BKK Airport to Bangkok City centre by Taxi
35 km
45 min
THB 500.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Thai Airways
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Thai Smile Airways
  • Emirates
  • Qatar Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Avagard Capsule Hotel - Suvarnabhumi Airport, Samut Prakan

Located in Suvarnabhumi Airport, Avagard Capsule hotel offers direct access to check-in counters and other airport facilities. All sleeping pods include free WiFi.


Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Lat Krabang

Just a 10-minute walk from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Airport provides free 24-hour round-trip airport shuttle every 15 minutes. Guests can check in anytime and check out 24 hours later.

Hotels in Bangkok

Looking for the best hotels in Bangkok? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Happy 3, Bangkok

Conveniently located within a 5-minute walk from National Stadium BTS Skytrain Station in downtown Bangkok, Happy 3 boasts an indoor pool and comfortable rooms decorated in soft tones. Free WiFi is available in all areas.


Here Hostel Bangkok, Bangkok

Here Hostel is located in Bangkok, 700 metres from Khao San Road. Free WiFi access is available in this hostel. Free coffee and tea can be enjoyed at the communal pantry daily. Each private or shared dormitory-style room provides air conditioning.


W Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok

A 3-minute walk from Chong Nonsi BTS Skytrain Station, W Bangkok Hotel - SHA Extra Plus offers a luxury accommodation with modern amenities and free Wi-Fi in the public areas. It boasts an outdoor pool, fitness centre and an on-site restaurant.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Temples Small Group Tour with Lunch

Embark on a guided day trip to the World Heritage site of Ayutthaya, the old capital of Siam, and visit 4 of the historical city's most remarkable temples.


Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

Visit the Maeklong Railway Market and the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market on either a private or group tour from Bangkok. Interact with friendly local market vendors.

Tour & transport

Bangkok: City Highlights Temple and Market Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Bangkok by exploring the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple and the options for Wat Pho, local markets and Wat Arun. Enjoy this trip with an experienced, local tour guide.


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