Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Information
Even though the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport has just one terminal, it is a large and impressive modern facility that accommodates about 48 million passengers annually. The airport was built only recently, having opened its doors to domestic and international flights on 28th September 2006. Each year, the facility handles more than 300,000 flights.
The airport is served by two long runways, both of which are capable of accommodating today's largest commercial carriers. Nevertheless, a third runway project is currently underway. The terminal itself contains seven levels and is the world's second-largest terminal building.
Thai Airways International, the national carrier of Thailand
, uses the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport as its hub. Thai AirAsia also uses this site as its main hub. Being one of Asia's most important stopover points, Bangkok's main air hub offers direct flights to most continents around the globe, including Australia
, North America, Europe and Africa
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Address: Suvarnabhumi Airport, Racha Thewa, Bang Phli, Bangkok, 10540, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 2 132 1888
The airport is located some 25 km / 16 miles east of downtown Bangkok. Even though it is farther from the city centre than the old international airport, it is directly connected to central Bangkok by Expressway 7.
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Guide
- ATMs on all levels
- Currency exchange booths within the terminal
- Restaurants and cafés, including S&P and Burger King
- Boutique stores such as Burberry, Jim Thompson and Coach, past security
- Car rental including Hertz, Budget, Thai Car Rental Association and Avis
- Wireless Internet and Internet machines
- Novotel Hotel onsite
- Short-term and long-term parking options across five parking lots
- Electronic walkways, elevators and mobile vehicle services at the terminal
Expressway 7 travels directly from the airport to the heart of Bangkok. Traffic in Bangkok is notoriously slow during peak hours. You will need to drive the expressway route before 16:00 on most days, in order to escape hours of sitting in traffic.
Public buses offer transportation to major downtown bus stations, including both Chatuchak and Ekkamai. Even though buses are not permitted to go along some bridges and elevated highways, airport shuttle buses and coaches can travel via the expressway.
The Bangkok Railway link opened in 2010 and operates three lines - the City Line, the Express Line and the new Express Line. The train stops at seven stations en route to the Phaya Thai Station, where passengers can connect with the BTS Skytrain. Express trains take in the region of 15 minutes to reach the city.
Taxis can be found on the first floor of the terminal. Airport limousines are available, but are significantly more expensive than taxis. There is a surcharge for pick ups and passengers are required to pay toll fees on top of the fare. Passengers should ensure that the driver uses the meter.