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Route 1
From Northern to Bangkok, driving along Phahonyothin Road.

Route 2
From Southern to Bangkok, driving along Phetkasem Road.

Route 3
From Eastern to Bangkok, driving along Sukhumvit Road.

Visitors can travel by bus to Bangkok from Thailand's neighboring countries with varying levels of ease.

From Malaysia, one can cross by bus into Thailand through various border checkpoints in Songkhla, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, although most busses will head to the hub of bus travel into, out of, and around southern Thailand, Hat Yai. From Hat Yai there are direct busses to Bangkok.

Most busses from Laos originate in Vientiane and cross the Mekong River to the Thai border town of Nong Khai, where it is possible to arrange for a bus transfer to Bangkok.

The primary route on a Cambodian bus to Thailand is across the border at the respective towns of Poipet and Aranyaprathet. From Aranyaprathet one can easily arrange bus or minibus transport to Bangkok. Timetables

Bangkok serves as a major international hub for air travel, with the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) hosting over 40 million visitors and transit passengers each year. Dozens of domestic and international air carriers bring passengers to Bangkok from most major cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia.

In addition to outstanding dining and shopping, the Suvarnabhumi Airport features a transportation center that provides visitors with easy transfer from the airport to destinations throughout the kingdom as well as rail, bus, taxi, and limousine service to all districts in the Bangkok metropolitan area. The city center is only 30 kilometers west of the airport and features a new electric rail line that provides easy access to the city center.

The former primary airport, Don Muang, located 20 kilometers north of the city center, no longer services international flights, functioning as a minor domestic airport and airstrip for charter flights to and from Bangkok. Timetables

At present, the only standard train service to Bangkok is via the Malaysian border town of Butterworth. Travelers from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur can travel by train to Bangkok, but not without stopping to change trains. The journey from Singapore can last up to 48 hours as two changes of trains are required and there are numerous stops along the way to Bangkok.

First class sleeper cars can make a train trip to Bangkok more enjoyable, though comfort and convenience come at a price; one can travel the Eastern & Oriental Express, a throw-back colonial-style luxury train that services Butterworth and Bangkok on a once weekly schedule. Timetables

 

Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK)

Once the largest airport in Thailand and the 18th busiest on Earth, Don Mueang has been replaced as thailand’s primary passenger airport by the newer Suvarnabhumi Airport. While current plans are for Don Mueang to continue as a cargo, charter flight, and military air strip, domestic commercial flights on Thai Airways, Nok Air, and One-Two-Go Airlines are expected to be shifted to Suvarnabhumi as the new airport expands and can handle greater passenger volume.

Vibhavadi Rangsit Road is the main route linking DMK with downtown Bangkok. Other transport webs bringing us to downtown are toll-way and expressways which facilitate passengers' trip with more convenience and fastness. Besides travelling by road, train is other choice for travelling to town, spending 30 minutes only. The railway station is opposite and linked with the airport by walkway bridge. Hotels in Don Mueang area

Recommended Bangkok Don Muang Airport (DMK)



1 Baggage Services

Left baggage service counter is provided in the departure hall on the 2nd floor of Domestic Terminal with the service fee. Lost Preperty, for general articles lost within the Airport.
Airport Information Counter
Tel.: 02 535 1253, 02 535 1305
 

2 Car Parking Service

Those using services in the airport can park their cars below Passenger Terminal 1 which can accommodate about 535 cars.

3 Currency Exchange & Banks

Currency Exchange Service There are service points in both the arrival area and the departure area in Terminal 1.
Arrival Area :
Bangkok Bank
Tel.: 0 2535 4376

Krungthai Bank
Tel.: 0 2535 2269

TMB Bank
Tel.: 0 2535 3172
Departure Area :
Bangkok Bank
Tel.: 0 2535 4377

Krungthai Bank
Tel.: 0 2535 2295

TMB Bank
Tel.: 0 2535 3171
There are 2 banks and ATM Machines of Krungthai Bank, TMB Bank, Bangkok Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Kasikorn Bank, and Bank of Ayudhya in the arrival lounge and the departure lounge in Terminal 1.
Krungthai Bank Public Company Limited
Location : 1st floor, outside Terminal 1 in the north, near Medical Center Clinic
Service Hours : Mon - Fri 08:30 am. - 04:00 pm.
Tel.: 0 2535 2468
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
Location : 1st floor, outside Terminal 1 in the north, near Medical Center Clinic
Service Hours : Mon - Fri 08:30 am. - 03:30 pm.
Tel.: 0 2535 2468

4 Information Counter

Passengers and those using services in the airport can ask for information at the information counters. There are two information counters situated in the departure lounge and the arrival lounge, Terminal 1.
Counter in the arrival lounge
Tel.: 0 2535 1253, 0 2535 1254
Counter in the departure lounge
Tel.: 0 2535 1192, 0 2535 1111, 0 2535 1123

5 Passenger Guide

You will receive many offers for taxis and hotels just before leaving the arrival zone! Ignore them. Say: "no thank you". Most of these services are too expensive. After leaving the arrival zone without losing money, you may wish to first visit one of the currency exchange services. That's ok! Do it.

To go to Bangkok now, you will need a taxi. There are private taxis called taxi and public taxis called taxi-meter. Take a taxi-meter, because it is much more cheap. Some private taxis pay money to the airport, so they have a better location for waiting for passengers.
Money-Hint
Use the exit on the third floor (departure) and ask an incoming metered taxi for take you to your desired destination. These metered taxis generally come from Bangkok to carry passengers to the airport. Here is the best (and cheapest) place to get transportation to Bangkok central.

How to use a taxi
First, tell the driver your destination. If the driver likes that, tell him you want transportation "by meter". If he still agrees, you have your first golden deal. We highly recommend to enter the taxi now! Let him use the "express road" and give him the tollway fee (40 Baht). Finally, you will pay estimated 250 Baht (depending on destination).

If the traffic is very busy in Bangkok (it happens sometimes...), many drivers do not like to go "by meter" and you must bargain for the price. You should not accept more than 70% of his first offer. Do not enter the taxi before fixing the price! Finally, you will pay 300-500 Baht (depending on traffic and location).
Hotel
You can book a hotel at one of the counters in the airport, but take note of the location and the price, but this is not the best idea! Try to book a Bangkok hotel before arriving over the Internet.

6 Telecommunications

Public Telephone
Passengers can make a local call with the charge of 1 Baht for the first 3 minutes. The charge for long distance call will depend on the destination. The fee for calling to mobile phone will start from 3 to 12 Baht, depending on the destination. Passenger can search for the phone card at the souvenir shop in the airport terminal.
Overseas calls
Overseas call service is provided at the airport post office in the Domestic Terminal on the 2nd Floor or at telephone booth.

7 Tourist Services

Tour Package and Accommodation Reservation Service for passengers and those using services in the airport can ask for services regarding tour packages and accommodations at the tour counters in Terminal 1 as follows:
The arrival lounge
Tel.: 0 2535 3674
The departure lounge
Tel.: 0 2535 3673

8 Vat Refund

As from 1st June 1999, the tourists who purchase goods from stores in Thailand which display a "VAT Refund for Tourists” sign may claim for VAT refund from the VAT Refund counter in the departure hall of international airports before departing Thailand.

The tourist is eligible to receive P.P.10 when the total purchase of 2,000 Baht or over is made from the same store which display a “VAT Refund for Tourists” sign on the same date. The merchandises claimed for VAT refund are required to be taken out of country by the tourist on the departure trip within 60 days since the purchase date. Before departure, the tourist is required to present the merchandises and VAT refund application for tourists form (P.P.10) to Customs officers for inspection before check-in for departure from Thailand. Luxury goods, such as jewelry, gold ornaments, watch, glassed or pen, must once more be inspected by the Revenue officers at the VAT Refund office.

In this regard, the VAT Refund Office and the Revenue Office at Don Mueang International Airport are located in the departure hall on the 3rd floor, close to entrance No.1 and also in the international departure hall (in restricted area).

1 Bus

Regular Bus
Route 29
"Airport - Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lumpong)"
Don Muang – Laksi – Mor Chit – Victory Monument – Sam Yan – Bangkok Railway Station

Route 59
"Airport - The Emerald Buddha Temple (Sa - Nam - Luang)"
Don Muang – Bangkhen – Kasetsart University – Central Lad Phrao – Chatuchak – Saphan Khwai – Victor Monument – Ratchadamnern Sanamlung (Khao San Road)

Route 95
'Airport - Ram-intra Rd.-Ram Khamhang Rd."
Air - Conditioned Bus
Route 4
"Airport - Silom Rd."

Route 10
"Airport - Victory Monument - Southern Region Bus Terminal"

Route 13
"Airport - Sukhumvit Rd. - Eastern Region Bus Terminal"

Route 29
"Airport - Victory Monument - Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lumpong)"
Don Muang – Mor Chit – Victory Monument – Sam Yan – Bangkok Railway Station

Route 555
"Don Mueang International Airport - Suvarnabhumi Airport"

2 Taxi Service

The public taxi is arranged to park at the provided area along the arrival platform, 1st Floor at entrance No.8 of Terminal 1 and arrival platform of Terminal 2 in case of passenger congestion. To use taxi service, passengers need to contact with its service counter situated at the entrance No.8 of the arrival platform of Terminal 1. Also, passengers need to pay for 50 Baht surcharge apart from the taxi fare.

3 Train

Don Mueang railway station is located about 500 meters from Don Mueang Airport and provides service to the city, to Hua Lumpong Railway Station where connections can be made to all parts of the country. To reach the railway station located opposite to the airport, passengers can use flyover to walk from the 2nd floor of Terminal 1 to the station.