Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is Bangkok’s main international aviation facility, and also handles most of the domestic flights in the country. Since its opening in 2006, the airport has become a major transit hub for flights from all over the world. Travellers wanting to explore the vibrant and dynamic city of Bangkok will likely be directed to this airport.
Suvarnabhumi Airport is fairly new, and as such, has a huge range of modern and convenient facilities. There are ATMs, banks and foreign exchange counters throughout the airport, plus passengers will be able to access free WiFi for at least two hours, as well as utilise the public telephones in the terminals. There are lots of eating options for hungry travellers, from fast food chains like McDonald’s, to upscale restaurants, pubs, bars and snack kiosks. Take advantage of the spa and sauna within the airport, or browse the many shops, jewellery counters and designer outlets on offer here. Other amenities include conference facilities, a medical clinic and a prayer room.
Flying to Bangkok from Australia can be done with Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas and Thai Airways. Though you can also hop on connecting routes with Delta, Garuda Indonesia, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand, ANA, Scoot, and Bangkok Airways.
· Use our car hire search tool to book a vehicle in advance, or hire one from one of the car rental agencies within Bangkok’s international arrivals area. For driving directions, get onto Route 7, and follow this until you join the Sirat Expressway. Take the exit towards Lan Luang Road, which will take you right into the city centre.
· There is a super fast rail service on the Phaya Thai Express Line, which takes under 20 minutes and costs 150THB ($5.70). City trains also run along this line and will stop more, but this will still only take you around 30 minutes, and cost 45THB ($1.70).
· Buses run between the airport and the city centre from around 25THB ($1), and will take roughly 45 minutes. Although you can also organise a private airport transfer using our online search tool, and have it meet you when you arrive.
· You can find taxis outside the airport in the official rank, or you can book one at the airport counter. Legitimate services will offer fixed rates of around 300-500THB ($11-19), though you will also have to pay an addition 50THB ($2) to the driver.
Please note that information is correct as of September 2016