Airports in Thailand

Bangkok International Airport

The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) east of downtown Bangkok.

Bangkok International Airport (BKK)

Overview

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 hotels in downtown Bangkok. There is also a Limousine Service counter on the 2nd floor of the Arrivals Hall.

Location

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 hotels in downtown Bangkok. There is also a Limousine Service counter on the 2nd floor of the Arrivals Hall.

Time

GMT +7

Car rental

Car hire is available from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Sixt. Bookings can be made at the Car Rental service counter at Arrivals.

Airport Taxis

From the airport, passengers can catch a taxi from the platform of the Passenger Terminal on the 1st Floor. 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, though 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.

Facilities

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.

Parking

Short and long-term parking is available at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

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Chiang Mai Airport

The airport is situated two miles (4km) from Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai Airport (CNX)

Overview

The airport does not allow public tricycle and pick-up cars to enter the airport area; these can be accessed outside the airport boundaries. They are the cheapest transport option from the airport, but can be uncomfortably crowded with luggage. Taxis, limousines, and car rentals are the only form of transport available at the airport. Many hotels will arrange transport for guests with advance booking.

Location

The airport is situated two miles (4km) from Chiang Mai.

Getting to the city

The airport does not allow public tricycle and pick-up cars to enter the airport area; these can be accessed outside the airport boundaries. They are the cheapest transport option from the airport, but can be uncomfortably crowded with luggage. Taxis, limousines, and car rentals are the only form of transport available at the airport. Many hotels will arrange transport for guests with advance booking.

Time

Local time is GMT +7.

Car rental

Car rental agencies at the airport include Hertz, Avis, and Thai Rent a Car.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available for travel to Chiang Mai from outside the airport; fares should be agreed in advance.

Facilities

Facilities include currency exchange, lost and found, ATMs, business lounges, a sauna and spa, shopping, and dining options. There are limited facilities for disabled travellers; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Chiang Mai Airport offers a range of convenient car parking options situated close to the terminals.

www.chiangmaiairportonline.com/

Phuket Airport

The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) from Phuket city.

Phuket Airport (HKT)

Overview

Many hotels offer transport for arriving guests, and several companies provide limousine and minibus services at the airport to transport passengers to their required destination.

Location

The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) from Phuket city.

Getting to the city

Many hotels offer transport for arriving guests, and several companies provide limousine and minibus services at the airport to transport passengers to their required destination.

Time

Local time is GMT +7.

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

A taxi stand is located outside of the airport. Metered taxis have limited space for luggage; if travellers have large luggage and there are more than two passengers, they should consider a limousine taxi, which operates on a fixed fare, or minibus transfer.

Transfer between terminals

It is possible to reach the terminals on foot.

Facilities

Airport facilities include ATMs, shops (including duty-free shops), currency exchange services, an information counter, a sauna and spa, medical services, left luggage facilities, a restaurant, and a bar.

Parking

There is a range of convenient car parking options situated close to the terminals.

www.phuketairportonline.com/

Don Mueang Airport

The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) north of Bangkok.

Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

Overview

Taxis are available from the stand in front of Arrivals, and an airport surcharge is added to the fare. Airport buses are available and take passengers downtown. They leave from the platform in front of the Arrivals hall at Terminal 1 and from below 'Bus Stop Airport Bus' signs. There are trains at Don Mueang Railway Station, and public buses to Bangkok railway station and other main destinations in the city are also available. An Airport Bus also runs between Dong Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport. This service is free of charge, but boarding passes need to be presented to the driver.

Location

The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) north of Bangkok.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available from the stand in front of Arrivals, and an airport surcharge is added to the fare. Airport buses are available and take passengers downtown. They leave from the platform in front of the Arrivals hall at Terminal 1 and from below 'Bus Stop Airport Bus' signs. There are trains at Don Mueang Railway Station, and public buses to Bangkok railway station and other main destinations in the city are also available. An Airport Bus also runs between Dong Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport. This service is free of charge, but boarding passes need to be presented to the driver.

Time

GMT +7

Car rental

Car rental agencies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

A taxi can be arranged from stands in the airport terminal and a surcharge of THB 70 is added to the fare. A typical fare to the city can cost anything between THB 300 and THB 400.

Facilities

Facilities include three banks, ATMs, bureaux de change, restaurants, supermarket, VIP lounge, medical facility, children's play area and a tourist information desk.

Parking

Parking is located opposite the main terminal building.

www.donmueangairport.com

Krabi Airport

The airport is located about nine miles (15km) east of Krabi city centre.

Krabi Airport (KBV)

Overview

There is a bus service linking the airport to Krabi and Ao Nang. Buses leave 10 to 12 times daily, but the schedule is adjustable depending on demand (buses leave once sufficiently full of passengers). Taxis and motorcycle taxis are generally also available outside the terminal; note that 'limousine taxi' usually just means an air-conditioned taxi. Fares have been standardised and must be pre-paid in the airport.

Location

The airport is located about nine miles (15km) east of Krabi city centre.

Getting to the city

There is a bus service linking the airport to Krabi and Ao Nang. Buses leave 10 to 12 times daily, but the schedule is adjustable depending on demand (buses leave once sufficiently full of passengers). Taxis and motorcycle taxis are generally also available outside the terminal; note that 'limousine taxi' usually just means an air-conditioned taxi. Fares have been standardised and must be pre-paid in the airport.

Time

GMT +7

Car rental

Car rental is possible at the airport.

Facilities

Facilities are fairly limited, but the airport provides the basics, such as souvenir and snack booths, a coffee shop, a restaurant, ATM machines, and a simple money exchanging facility.

Parking

Parking is available at Krabi Airport.

www.krabiairportonline.com

Koh Samui Airport

The airport is located on the island of Koh Samui, near Bo Pud Beach.

Koh Samui Airport (USM)

Overview

Shared minivans are available, charging fixed fares to destinations around Koh Samui. These are generally cheaper for solo travellers, charging fares starting from THB 100. Note that some destinations are not covered by shared transport and are only reachable by private taxi.

Location

The airport is located on the island of Koh Samui, near Bo Pud Beach.

Getting to the city

Shared minivans are available, charging fixed fares to destinations around Koh Samui. These are generally cheaper for solo travellers, charging fares starting from THB 100. Note that some destinations are not covered by shared transport and are only reachable by private taxi.

Time

Local time is GMT +7.

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Hertz, Budget and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

Private taxis are available at fixed rates to a number of locations in Koh Samui. Minivans are also available.

Facilities

The airport is small and attractive, and most facilities are outdoors. Airport facilities include cafes, restaurants, shopping, and ATMs.

www.samuiairportonline.com/

Sukhothai Airport

The airport is located around 19 miles (31km) from Sukhothai.

Sukhothai Airport (THS)

Overview

Hotel shuttles and taxis are available from the airport to the city.

Location

The airport is located around 19 miles (31km) from Sukhothai.

Getting to the city

Hotel shuttles and taxis are available from the airport to the city.

Time

Local time is GMT +7.

Airport Taxis

Taxis and shuttles are available from the airport to the city centre.

Facilities

Terminals are open-air and do not have air-conditioning.

Parking

Parking is available near the terminal.


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Trat Airport

The airport is located approximately 14 miles (22km) from Centerpoint pier, where most visitors head to in order to transfer by ferry to Koh Chang.

Trat Airport (TDX)

Overview

Minibuses are available to the town centre.

Location

The airport is located approximately 14 miles (22km) from Centerpoint pier, where most visitors head to in order to transfer by ferry to Koh Chang.

Getting to the city

Minibuses are available to the town centre.

Time

Local time is GMT +7.

Car rental

Car hire options are available at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Minibus services are available from the airport. No public taxis operate at the airport.

Facilities

The open-air terminal has limited facilities including an ATM, clean restrooms, and food outlets.

Parking

Parking is available near the terminal.

www.tratairportguide.com

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