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Getting to Bangkok

Most foreign visitors to Bangkok arrive by plane. Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (airport code: BKK) is the main gateway for visitors entering Thailand. Bangkok is a major hub and is serviced by all major international carriers, as well as many regional airlines.

Regional Airlines

If coming to Bangkok from elsewhere in the region, then you may be better off using one of the regional carriers listed below.

Bangkok Airways
Thailand's second carrier is almost solely responsible for developing special destinations such as Samui and Sukhothai. Their now extensive network covers several countries and many of the major world heritage destinations of Southeast Asia. They have some limited e-ticket capability.
Malaysia Air System
The national carrier flies internationally between Kuala Lumpur and major cities around the world. MAS is also the largest domestic air carrier in Malaysia.
Singapore Airlines
Singpore's flag carrier is one of the region's most highly regarded airlines.
Thai Airways
The national flag carrier of Thailand flies to almost all major tourist destinations. Their web site allows you to view schedules and seat availability. You can now even book and pay online for paperless travel.

Airport Transfers

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located some distance from the center of town. The best way to get into town is by taxi. The cheapest option is public metered taxi. There's a counter just outside the airport terminal to request a taxi. You pay a 50 Baht (1.33 USD) surcharge on the metered amount when taking a taxi from the airport. The Airports Authority also runs its own taxi service, operated from its own counter just outside customs. The Airport taxis have a fixed rate depending on what part of town you're going to. It's generally about double what you would pay a regular metered taxi. There's also a limousine service.

Under no circumstances should you accept a ride from any touts or "unofficial" taxi services. Real taxis have a red and white TAXI-METER sign on the roof. All Airport Taxis are white with green plates. Many people have been robbed by seemingly friendly people offering them a ride to "a good cheap hotel they know."
 

Bangkok Airport Shared Arrival Transfer   
Duration: Varies
$ 25.52

Ensure your trip to Thailand is free of hassle by booking your Bangkok shared airport transfer now. Travel from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport to your hotel in the city of Bangkok. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Bangkok accommodation details. Your Bangkok airport to hotel transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver in Bangkok.

At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details:
  • Arrival Flight Number
  • Arrival Time
  • Hotel Name (where you would like to be dropped off)
  • Hotel Address
Please note: If your flight arrives in Don Mueang International Airport, please book the private arrival transfer we offer.

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Private Arrival Transfer: Bangkok Airport to Hotel  
Duration: Varies
$ 29.92

Need an airport transfer from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Mueang International Airport? Save time and hassle by booking this private comfortable and efficient airport transfer from the Bangkok International Airport to your Bangkok hotel before you land in Thailand. The chauffeurs are carefully selected for their professionalism, knowledge and discretion. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Bangkok accommodation details. Your Bangkok International Airport to hotel transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver in Bangkok.

Price is per person, based on 3 to 6 adults per car/vehicle.

More information & booking »
 

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Bangkok Airport  
Duration: Varies
$ 29.92

Why not plan your airport departure transfer from your Bangkok city hotel to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport or or Don Mueang International Airport now? The chauffeurs are carefully selected for their professionalism, knowledge and discretion. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your private transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your Hotel to Airport transfer, you will be required to reconfirm exact pick up times and places.

Price is per person, based on 3 to 6 adults per car/vehicle.

More information & booking »
 

Bangkok Airport Shared Departure Transfer  
Duration: Varies
$ 25.52

Why not plan your airport departure transfer from your Bangkok city hotel to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport now? Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your shared transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your Hotel to Airport transfer, you will be required to reconfirm exact pick up times and places.


At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details:
Depature Flight Number
Departure Time
Hotel Name (where you would like to be picked up)
Hotel Address

Please note: If your flight departs from Don Mueang International Airport, please book the private departure transfer we offer.

More information & booking »
 

 

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