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    Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
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    Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
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    Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 17, 2013
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    "Suvarnabhumi International Airport" (airport code BKK) in Bangkok is located 30 kilometers east of Bangkok in Racha Thewa in the district of Samut Prakan.

    Opened in 2006, it is already 6th busiest airport in Asia and 13th busiest in the world. The name "Suvarnabhumi,' chosen by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, means Golden Land, which refers the region of Indochina and includes the counties of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Burma.

    Here on my "Travelogue" you can see more photos of this great new Airport ... :
    Airport Travelogue

    The airport features a main terminal with seven concourses, A through G. The Airport Express Line, opened in 2010, provides direct service from the airport to Bangkok. The 612-room Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is connected by walkway to the airport.

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    Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khao San

    by lotharscheer Updated Mar 2, 2013

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    Cheapest transportation from Suvarnabhumi to Khao San would be the Airport Express Commuter Service:
    Suvarnabhumi Airport - Lad Krabang - Thub Chang - Hua Mark - Ramkhamhaeng - Makkasan (City Air Terminal - interchange with MRT Blue Line (Phetchaburi Station) - Ratchaprarop - Phayathai (interchange with BTS Sukhumvit Line (Phayathai Station), 45 Baht and 30 minutes.
    From there take bus 59 to Democracy Monument or taxi (should be less then 100 Baht exept when you get stuck in a trafic jam)

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport: Domestic Arrival

    by machomikemd Written Oct 16, 2012
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    This will be my Suvarnabhumi International Airport International Airport with Pictures of the Domestil Arrival Area. International Arrivals are at Concourse C to H (domestic arrival at Concourse A & B).

    In 2006, The New Suvarnabhumi Airport Was opened to the Public and the Ageing Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok was made into the alternate domestic Airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 30 km east of Bangkok. The Airport has one large terminal building and has several concourses for both th domestic and international gates. The airport is the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines, Thai AirAsia. And a focus city for Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Air India, Druk Air, Indian Airlines, and SriLankan Airlines. The name Suvarnabhumi means "The Golden Land", specifically referring to the continental Indochina. "Golden Peninsula"or "Golden Land" is a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region

    Suvarnabhumi is currently sixth busiest airport in asia, behind Beijing Capital International Airport, Tokyo International Airport, Incheon International Airport, Changi International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport.

    Airport Express Buses operates 4 bus routes to downtown. The cost is 250 baht for entire route. Airport Express service operates from 5:00 am to midnight. Contact Airport Express Counter Level 1, near Entrance 8. Limousine Service Counter at the Arrivals level (2nd floor). Limousine pick up area is at the Arrivals Level (outer curb)

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport: International Arrival

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 16, 2012
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    This will be my Suvarnabhumi International Airport International Airport with Pictures of the International Arrival Area. International Arrivals are at Concourse C to H (domestic arrival at Concourse A & B).

    In 2006, The New Suvarnabhumi Airport Was opened to the Public and the Ageing Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok was made into the alternate domestic Airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 30 km east of Bangkok. The Airport has one large terminal building and has several concourses for both th domestic and international gates. The airport is the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines, Thai AirAsia. And a focus city for Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Air India, Druk Air, Indian Airlines, and SriLankan Airlines. The name Suvarnabhumi means "The Golden Land", specifically referring to the continental Indochina. "Golden Peninsula"or "Golden Land" is a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region

    Suvarnabhumi is currently sixth busiest airport in asia, behind Beijing Capital International Airport, Tokyo International Airport, Incheon International Airport, Changi International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport.

    Airport Express Buses operates 4 bus routes to downtown. The cost is 250 baht for entire route. Airport Express service operates from 5:00 am to midnight. Contact Airport Express Counter Level 1, near Entrance 8. Limousine Service Counter at the Arrivals level (2nd floor). Limousine pick up area is at the Arrivals Level (outer curb)

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport: International Departure

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 16, 2012

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    This will be my Suvarnabhumi International Airport International Airport with Pictures of the International Departure Area. The International Departure Area is separated by a barrier from the the domestic departures and occupies the Concourse C to G of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the Rest of the concourses to A to B is for Domestic . Domestic Departure Counters are from Row A to C and the rest of the Rows from D to Z is for International Departures.

    In 2006, The New Suvarnabhumi Airport Was opened to the Public and the Ageing Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok was made into the alternate domestic Airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 30 km east of Bangkok. The Airport has one large terminal building and has several concourses for both th domestic and international gates. The airport is the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines, Thai AirAsia. And a focus city for Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Air India, Druk Air, Indian Airlines, and SriLankan Airlines. The name Suvarnabhumi means "The Golden Land", specifically referring to the continental Indochina. "Golden Peninsula"or "Golden Land" is a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region

    Suvarnabhumi is currently sixth busiest airport in asia, behind Beijing Capital International Airport, Tokyo International Airport, Incheon International Airport, Changi International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport.

    Airport Express Buses operates 4 bus routes to downtown. The cost is 250 baht for entire route. Airport Express service operates from 5:00 am to midnight. Contact Airport Express Counter Level 1, near Entrance 8. Limousine Service Counter at the Arrivals level (2nd floor). Limousine pick up area is at the Arrivals Level (outer curb)

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport: Domestic Departure

    by machomikemd Written Oct 16, 2012
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    This will be my Suvarnabhumi International Airport International Airport with Pictures of the Domestic Departure Area, which is separated by a barrier from the the international departures and occupies the Concourse A and B of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the Rest of the concourses to C to F . Domestic Departure Counters are from Row A to C and the rest is for International Departures.

    In 2006, The New Suvarnabhumi Airport Was opened to the Public and the Ageing Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok was made into the alternate domestic Airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 30 km east of Bangkok. The Airport has one large terminal building and has several concourses for both th domestic and international gates. The airport is the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines, Thai AirAsia. And a focus city for Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Air India, Druk Air, Indian Airlines, and SriLankan Airlines. The name Suvarnabhumi means "The Golden Land", specifically referring to the continental Indochina. "Golden Peninsula"or "Golden Land" is a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region

    Suvarnabhumi is currently sixth busiest airport in asia, behind Beijing Capital International Airport, Tokyo International Airport, Incheon International Airport, Changi International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport.

    Airport Express Buses operates 4 bus routes to downtown. The cost is 250 baht for entire route. Airport Express service operates from 5:00 am to midnight. Contact Airport Express Counter Level 1, near Entrance 8. Limousine Service Counter at the Arrivals level (2nd floor). Limousine pick up area is at the Arrivals Level (outer curb)

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    Suvarnabhumi to Phayathai

    by Chyan Updated Aug 24, 2012

    The 15-minutes Phayathai Express Line service from Suvarnabhumi costs 90 Baht per ride. A two-way trip costs a cheap 150 Baht. The Express Line services are the fastest in ASEAN. Bangkok is developed now because of Makkasan and Phayathai Express Lines. I wish Changi Airport could also have an Express Line service.

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    Savarnabhumi Airport

    by davidjo Written Mar 7, 2012

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    WATCHING OVER US AT THE AIRPORT

    I find the easiest way to the new airport is taking the Bangkok Airport Train which leaves every 15 minutes from Phaya Thai, and takes only 30 minutes. Just in case you are feeling hungry after you have checked in at the airport there is a store on the extreme left of the departure floor that sells snacks and drinks at the normal street price, makes a change from the normal airport inflated prices.

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    By plane

    by draguza Updated Sep 4, 2011

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    At Bangkok Airport

    Bangkok is generally the first stop on most travellers’ journeys to Thailand. Arriving at Suvarnabhumi International Airport from destinations abroad. Trains from the borders of Malaysia and Laos are an available but uncommon means. Buses travel to Bangkok from every city in Thailand, and VIP motorcoaches arrive from all the major centres.

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    airport bus to pattaya

    by xymmot Updated Apr 19, 2011

    Here is a past post::

    A lady from Bell can be found near/ next to door 7 on the ground floor of the Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport.

    Bell airport representative: +66-89 44 98 843

    Bell Pattaya Office: +66-38 37 00 55

    Bell Bangkok Office: +66-27 47 46 73

    Time table:

    Airport -> Pattaya: 8.00 / 10.00 / 12.00 / 14.00 / 16.00 / 18.00

    Pattaya -> Airport: 6.00 / 9.00/ 11.00/ 13.00/ 15.00/ 17.00/ 19.00

    Pattaya -> Downtown Bangkok: 9.00/ 13.00/ 17.00

    Fares:

    Airport - Pattaya v.v.: 150 baht

    Pattaya -> Downtown Bangkok: 300 baht

    Fares incl. drop off at hotel in Pattaya. The bus wil take you the bus terminal in Pattaya and the a minivan will take you to yout hotel. If you go from Pattaya to Airport/ Bangkok then minivan will pick you up, take you to terminal and then bus to Airport.

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    Suvarnaphumi International Airport

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Soon after ex-Premier Thaksin was overthrown in a military coup, Suvarnabhumi (pronounced "Soo-va-na-PHOOM) International Airport, a structure 20 years in the making, was finally opened to much fanfare by the new military government. Problems unfortunately soon surfaced and some of the domestic flights operated by Thai Airways and affiliate Nok Air, were forced to be re-routed back to the found-new-life old Don Muang Airport. The International airlines however, refused to budge and so they stayed on in the new airport.

    The new Airport is about 1 hour away from the city via the Express Highway. Throw in about 450 Bahts for the journey and an extra 65 Bahts if you wish to go pass the Toll gates. There are public taxi stands OUTSIDE the Arrival Hall manned (or womanned) by staff, who will ask where you intend to go and then issue you a ticket which you will pass on to the driver taking you and/or your group. Look for the signs and walk out. There will be touts approaching you inside the Arrival Hall...so unless you have thick wallets....do the poor folks thing.

    Since 2006, the airport tax will be collected when you purchase your plane ticket. It is no longer being collected separately.

    The Departure Hall is bright, cool and pleasing....like any other modern airports everywhere in the world. It reminds me of Kong Kong International Airport in fact!

    Plenty of eateries between the floors of the Arrival and Departure Halls....as well as a labyrinth of fast food (Burger King, Dairy Queen etc) near Gates E,F & G inside the Departure Hall.

    The Arrival Hall however, looks severely unfinished....there must have been a surplus of concrete coinciding with a severe lack of paint! I have never seen so many naked concrete walls in an airport of this class! Reminded me of a factory in fact. A very large factory.

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  • Suvarnabhumi Airport

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Suvarnabhumi Airport is the new international airport in Bangkok and one of the largest and busiest in the world. (i think its world-number two busiest !). Also you need to walk a lot from the airplane to go outside the airport (the last time i walk about 7-10 minutes).


    My Photos
    First Photo: Thai Airways
    Second photo: Suvarnabhumi Airport
    Third photo: Suvarnabhumi Airport
    Forth photo: Suvarnabhumi Airport
    Fifth photo: On the way to Thailand

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    Luggage carousel and Transport to Bangkok

    by balhannah Updated Mar 2, 2010

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    At Suvarnabhumi Airport

    This Airport is huge and may be daunting at first.

    To collect your luggage, go to where the 20 carousels are. Here there is a Television screen with the names of the flights that have landed and the number of the carousel that your luggage will be on.

    After you have found your luggage, then I found a cheap way to reach my destination, was the AIRPORT EXPRESS BUS, it cost 150 t/baht compared to 300-400 for a taxi.

    There are 4 different routes that the Buses service. They run from 5am to 12pm. Be prepared to put your luggage on the Bus yourself as they do not give you help and it goes on the Bus with you.
    It is located at Level 1, near doorway 8.

    If you are in a hurry, then you are better off to take a taxi, as by the Bus, you may be the last person to be dropped off, but if like me, and not in a hurry, I had a free tour as well as reaching my destination.
    You can also catch the Express Bus for your return trip. I only have the details for the area I stayed which was near Khaosan road.
    To get this bus (AE2), the ticket is only available at booth infront of the Sawadee Hotel, which is situated between Khaosan road and Rachdamnoen Klang road on Charkophong Road, nearly opposite Wat Chanasongkram.

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    Any Airport Taxi

    by imd8ta Written Jan 25, 2010

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    Never, ever take anything but a metered taxi available outside the airport. Those inside will cost you dearly and you'll probably end up somewhere other than planned as you will be convinced that your hotel is booked solid, or has even reciently burned to the ground. A big problem here, believe me as I see it every time I'm ion the airports and constantly warn the unknowing first time tourists. Get in the que outside tell them where you want to go and they will assign you a taxi. If you take the highway you will be expected to pay the tolls. Depending on where in the city your going, typically 2 tolls, less that 100 baht combined and expect your fare to be 200 or so baht. Always take a metered taxi.
    In the city they're everywhere with a lit light on the roof. Tell them where your going because many times they will refuse to take you if it will involve a lot of traffic congestion.
    Take care

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    At the Airport

    by aberacadabra Written May 4, 2009

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    perpetually long immigration queue

    Once you arrive at the airport, the best way to get to Bangkok is via meter taxi. Now, there are two ways you can catch a taxi. The tourist way is to exit the building at the arrivals hall at gate 3 and go to the meter taxi counter to take a taxi. Try very hard to ignore the official and unofficial touts in the arrivals hall. Make sure that the taximan turns on the meter. A B50 surcharge applies on top of the meter fare and tollway charges if used.
    The second method whereby most if not all Thais use is to go up to the arrivals hall and take a taxi where a departing passenger has got off. That way, you avoid paying the B50 surcharge.
    The airport train is about to be ready as I am typing this but still, I would prefer the more personal and direct door to door meter taxi.

    When departing Thailand, make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to go through immigration as it can take forever processing a passenger, not forgetting it is a huge airport too.

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