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Suvarnabhumi Airport — Bangkok, Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Airport

The THB500 cash departure tax has recently been abolished; the tax is now built into your air ticket price.

Facilities and amenities

  • Express or private bus to town
  • ATMs accepting international cards
  • Attended baggage storage / left luggage service

Airlines

Air BerlinAir FranceAir India Express
AirAsiaANAAsiana Airlines
AustrianBangkok AirwaysBlu-express
British AirwaysCathay PacificCebu Pacific
China AirlinesChina Southern AirlinesCondor
El AlEmiratesEtihad
Eva AirFinnairGaruda Indonesia
GMG AirlinesGulf AirHong Kong Express
Japan Air LinesJetstar AirwaysKenya Airways
KLMLufthansaMalaysia Airlines
Myanmar Airways InternationalNok AirNorthwest Airlines
Qantas AirwaysScandinavian AirlinesSingapore Airlines
SriLankan AirlinesThai AirwaysTiger Airways
Turkish AirlinesUnited

Budget airlines

Fly for less - check for budget airline flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Public transport

Airport buses cost Bt.150 and take just over an hour to get into the city.

The Skytrain does not yet connect to the airport; the line is scheduled to be completed in 2009. During periods of heavy traffic it can be advantageous to take the Skytrain to On Nut and catch a taxi from there.

Taxi service

The meter fare for a taxi ride between the airport and the city is about THB200. Taking the taxi from the airport will incur an additional THB50 fee. Under optimal conditions it can be as fast as 20 minutes; during the day it's best to plan on an hour.

Banking, ATMs, and currency exchange

There is a large number of international ATMs on the arrivals level after exiting customs.

Internet access

Free wireless in the Thai Airways Royal Silk lounge. Not sure if it can be reached from outside the lounge.

The airport authority has been attempting to provide wireless internet access throughought the facility, but as of early 2008 this service is still not functional.

Other nearby airports

Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok (DMK), 29km (19mi)
Pattaya Airport, Pattaya (PYX), 84km (53mi)
Utapao Airport, Utapao (UTP), 116km (73mi)
Lop Buri Airport, Lop Buri (KKM), 124km (78mi)
Hua Hin Airport, Hua Hin (HHQ), 146km (91mi)

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Passenger feedback

[question]Melody Kemp (Laos) - February 19, 2014
Louise at the head of this queue asked about lost and found. There is no system. I lost my wallet and was batted back and forth between simpering young women and a useless young man. No forms, no police statements and I need them to replace licences and cards.
Now I want to send a message to Thai airports Authority and do you think there is any contact info...?
[question]Louise (south africa) - January 6, 2014
does anyone have an email address for lost and found at the airport its a nightmare trying to find someone to communicate with
[2 stars]Rene Legrand - October 16, 2013
In transit from Manila to Brussels I had the bitter surprise upon arrival in Brussesl that my lock with code had been destroyed and my luggage left open and two gifts for relatives stolen, which was only possible when the luggage was scanned before loading. I suspect that this happened when loading luggage in Bangkok Airport for Brussels.
The airport should check those facts which harm its reputation and the one of Thai Airways. I will avoid the place from now on.
[question]Oshea m (Uk) - August 3, 2013
Lovely airport and lovely people but no-where to sit !
[question]Bhavesh Ashar (India) - December 27, 2012
Dear Sir
We returned to India from Thiland with fond memories of our vacation spent at Thiland but my 11 year old daughter
somehow lost her handwatch and she is very much disappointed as the watch was gifted to her by her uncle

I request to see if Lost And Found department at Bangkok found any such watch on 25 December . We returned to India by cathey pacific flight cx709 at 1.05AM on 26 December and lost watch on 25 December at Bangkok airport. Model of watch zoop by Titan timex odel C4031PP pink color with moving butterfly inside the model.If found could you please guide me about approximately charge for dispatching to my India address from Bangkok airport?
My India address
Bhavin Ashar
27, 1 FLOOR RADHA Bldg
351A- JSS Rd
OPP THAKURDWAR POST OFF
MUMBAI 400 002
INDIA
[4 stars]naser elsebay (egypt) - October 17, 2012
i would to express my appreciation to bangkok airport authority for their hospitality and kindness during my visit to thailand ...
[1 stars]Davis (sometimes bangkok) - October 11, 2012
Swampy goes from bad to worse. None of the problems have been fixed... the mysterious vanishing toilets, useless internet, mile-long immigration queues... and now it's so packed to bursting there's nowhere to sit down and you spend all your time dodging carts in the narrow corridors. Cannot believe this was the best Thailand had to offer. Oh well, maybe in another 20 years when they build the next one, they'll get it right.
[3 stars]B.S.Naresh (India) - May 22, 2009
Its a fairly new airport,opened during Sept 2006. I had landed in this airport on the 2 day of its opening & also used it during the 2nd week of its opening,its quite a big airport but very passanger friendly,information about your flight & check in desk is easily available as you enter the airport & your check in counter is easily traceable.The duty free shopping is good.The airport is well maintained.Facilities available in the airport is good.
[3 stars]A Dol (New York) - March 9, 2008
The airport is still under construction, but it is beautiful. I agree the passport service is slow, but no one bats an eye if you go through the diplomat line or the Thai Passport line (as I did) In my experience the lines are much worse during the day and night, so book a morning flight out to be safe if you can. I think it is strange to have to walk so far past empty gates, but I think it must have something to do with the construction and the fact that it is still a new airport, give it time. If it is still like this in a year I will downgrade my rating to 2 stars.
[1 stars]Kate Clydesdale (Bath, England) - February 20, 2008
Like the other people said, give yourself a lot of time because the immigration process at this airport is abysmally slow. It would be easy to miss a flight even if you checked in on time. Leaving Bangkok yesterday we had to wait half an hour even though there were just 8 people ahead of us in the queue. And all the other queues moved just as slowly. I don't know what those people are doing while they frown and peck at their computers, but they are not very good at it.
[1 stars]Fiona Turnbull (Australia) - January 10, 2008
Waited over one hour to have my passport stamped! And the officer was so rude.
[1 stars]Edwin Lim (Singapore) - January 9, 2008
Why do we have to walk so far?? I think the walk from passport stamp to the departure gate was farther than the flight itself. I have never been to an airport where I had to walk so far. And all the gates I passed by were empty, so there was no reason to use one so far away. Same experience happened on arrival.

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Thailand travel facts

Basic stats

Population66 million
English proficiency
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CapitalBangkok
Diplomacy92 Thai embassies and consulates
TourismFree vacation activities in Thailand

Money

CurrencyThai baht (Bt. / THB)
Euro exchange rate€1 = Bt.46.90
Bt.1 = €0.02
US dollar exchange rateUS$1 = Bt.32.63
Bt.1 = US$0.03

Telephone

Country code+66
International dialing prefix001
GSM standard900/1800

Electricity

Voltage220V
Frequency50Hz
Plug type

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