Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
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.
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
It is possible to travel to and from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport by public transport. Visit the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- Qatar Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Things to do
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