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Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Call center: (02) 132 1888.
Web site:www.airportthai.co.th/airportnew/sun/index.asp

The new Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located in an area of 8,000 acres, approximately 15 kilometres (9 miles) of on the east-bound Bangna-Trat Highway in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakarn Province and is approximately 25 kilometres (15 miles) from downtown Bangkok. It is designated to be the aviation hub in Southeast Asian region and has restrictive development to accommodate the air traffic growth in the future, which is estimated to be up to 58 million passengers per year in 2008 while the full-scale development of provided plot of land at Nong Ngu Hao with its capacity to accommodate 45 million passenger per year, 76 flights per hour and 3 million tons of cargo per year.

The Passenger Terminal complex can be reached by the following routes.

a) Access route from the North via the motorway. The elevated frontage of the terminal is divided into inner and outer parts of both the arrival and the departure halls.

b). Access route from the Northwest via the Rom Klao elevated highway and Wat King Kaew Road which passes the customs free zone before arriving at the terminal.

c) Access route from the South via the Bang Na-Trat highway and the service road which passes the long term parking area and the public transportation centre before arriving at the terminal.

d) Access route from the Northeast via the Lad Kra Bung (Onnuj Road), then through the East-West main service road within the airport, the long term parking area and the public transportation centre before arriving at the terminal.

e) Access route from the West via Wat King Kaew Road.

There are elevated frontages on the 1st, 2nd and 4th floors of the terminal buiding; these divide into 2 parts: inner and outer. Public transport vehicles are not permitted to park in this area.

Major airlines

Thai International (telephone: (02) 513 0121) is the national airline and Bangkok Airways (telephone: (02) 265 5555) operates domestic flights and a number of international routes in the region.

Other major airlines include: ANA, Air China, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysian Airlines, Northwest, Qantas, Qatar, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, and United Airlines.

Approximate flight times

To Bangkok from:

 London 11 hours 35 minutes

 New York 16 hours 55 minutes

 Los Angeles 18 hours 50 minutes

 Toronto 19 hours 50 minutes

 Sydney 9 hours 25 minutes

Airport facilities

Include 24-hour shopping, duty free, tourist information counters, restaurants, snack bars, postal services, bureaux de change, hotel reservations, left-luggage and medical centre. Car hire companies include Avis and Budget among others.

Business facilities

There are 2 business centres at the airport. One is in International Departure area level 4 and the other is near Transit West Intersection area level 3.

Airport tax

There is no arrival tax but a B700 ( international ) is payable in local currency on departure. There is a tax of B100 on domestic flights but this is included in the price of the ticket. Children under 2 years old are free of charge.

Transport to the city

Several kinds of transportation are available for passengers which include limousine, car rental, metered taxi and airport bus. The Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Centre covers an area of 42,000 sq metres or about 26 rai; it is located adjacent to the catering facilities of Bangkok Catering Company Limited and LSG Sky Chefs. The interior of the public transportation centre is used for parking by taxis, limousines and rented cars; there is a bus terminal within the centre for the public mass transport system and petrol stations and convenience stores. Services provided at Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Centre include shuttle bus, public taxi, limousine, car rental, airport express and public bus. Please find more information below.

BMTA Public Bus and Luxury Van
Service hours: 24 Hour Service
Bus Fare: 35 Baht
Van Fare: between 40-50 Baht

Airport Bus Express
Service hours: 5.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Contact at Airport Bus Counter Level 1, near Entrance 8.
Fare: 150 Baht per person per trip.

Intercity Bus
Service hours: 6.00 am to 9.00 pm.
Take a Shuttle Bus (free of charge) at Level 2 or 4 (Entrances 3,6 and 9) to the Public Transportation Centre and Contact Intercity Bus Counter.
Fares are collected according to destinations, tickets are available at the Public Transportation Centre.

Airport Shuttle Bus (24 Hours Service)
Services points of interest in Suvarnabhumi Airport using 2 routes (Ordinary and Express). The services are free of charge for passengers and staff in the airport.

AOT Limousine (24 Hour Service)
Contact Limousine Counter, Level 2, Baggage Claim Hall and Arrival Hall.
Traveling expenses are charter rates.

Public Taxi (24 Hour Service)
Contact Taxi Counter, Level 1, near Entrances 3, 4, 7 and 8.
Pick up area: taxi stand Level 1
Traveling expenses: metered taxi fare plus 50 Baht surcharge, and expressway fees.

Car Rental (24 Hour Service)
Service providers: AVIS, Hertz, Budget and Thai car rent Association.
Car rental center is situated at the Public Transportation Centre.
Gate B: contact the car rental service counter in the arrival hall. Get a car at the car rental office located at the car rental center
Drop off: car rental office