Find out about travelling to Bangkok with tips and advice from backpackers about air, road and rail travel to the city.
Suvarnabhumi airport is the main international airport serving Bangkok, the other is Don Mueang International Airport. When purchasing connecting flights, make sure to double check the airports you are landing and leaving from as they are often different!
Suvarnabhumi airport terminal is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) east, half an hour from the broad Bangkok area, depending on traffic and time of day.
Public regulated taxi stands are located on level 1 (one level down from the Arrivals level). Metered taxi drivers usually ask you to pay for the toll fees en route!
Cheaper and faster route is the train. The Airport Rail Link City Line leaves every 15 minutes, takes 25 minutes for the whole distance because it only makes 6 stops in between, and costs 45 THB per person. Then take a taxi from your stop (taxi ranks are usually situation close to mere stations) to your final destination.
Bangkok Railway Station, unofficially known as Hua Lamphong Station, is the main railway station in Bangkok which has daily services to northern, eastern, northeastern and southern Thailand.