Thailand Airports

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Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)

Location: The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) east of downtown Bangkok.
Time: GMT +7
Contacts: Tel: +66 (0)2 132 1888 or +66 (0)2 132 3888.
Getting to the city: The Airport Rail Link (ARL) is the fastest way to get to central Bangkok. The service runs from the first floor of the airport and connects travellers to the MRT underground at Makkasan Station and the BTS Skytrain at Phaya Thai Station. Public buses run several routes from the Transport Centre to Bangkok, while the Airport Express provides air-conditioned coaches between the airport and first-class hotels in downtown Bangkok. There is also a Limousine Service counter on the 2nd floor of the Arrivals Hall.
Car rental: Car hire is available from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt and Thai Car Rental Association. Bookings can be made at the Car Rental service counter at Arrivals.
Airport Taxis: From the airport, passengers can catch a taxi from the platform of the Passenger Terminal on the 1st Floor, Gates 4 and 7. Travel time depends greatly on traffic but is at least 30 minutes and can be much more. An exit fee is expected to be paid by the passenger although this can be paid at the end of the ride. Passengers can request the driver use the expressway, which will cost a small additional fee.
Facilities: Currency exchange is available, and ATMs are located throughout the terminal building. A tourist information service is located in the Arrivals hall on Level 2, duty-free shopping and a myriad of restaurants, wine bars and fast food outlets are also available.
Parking: Short and long-term parking is available at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Short-term rates range from about THB 25 for the first hour to about THB 250 for the day. Long-term rates start at about THB 20 per hour and go up to about THB 140 per day.
Website: www.suvarnabhumiairport.com

Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)

Location: The airport is situated two miles (4km) from Chiang Mai.
Time: Local time is GMT +7.
Contacts: Tel: +66 53 922 000.
Getting to the city: The airport does not allow public tricycle and pick-up cars to enter the airport area; these can be accessed outside the airport boundaries. They are the cheapest transport option from the airport, but can be uncomfortably crowded with luggage. Taxis, limousines, and car rentals are the only form of transport available at the airport. Many hotels will arrange transport for guests with advance booking.
Car rental: Car rental agencies at the airport include Hertz, Avis, and Thai Rent a Car.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available for travel to Chiang Mai from outside the airport; fares should be agreed in advance.
Facilities: Facilities include currency exchange, lost and found, ATMs, business lounges, a sauna and spa, shopping, and dining options. There are limited facilities for disabled travellers; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking: Parking is charged at about THB 20 for the first hour, THB 30 for two hours, and THB 40 for three hours, up to a daily limit of about THB 250.
Website: https://www.chiangmaiairportonline.com/

Phuket International Airport (HKT)

Location: The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) from Phuket city.
Time: Local time is GMT +7.
Contacts: Tel: +66 76 327 2307.
Transfer between terminals: It is possible to reach the terminals on foot.
Getting to the city: Many hotels also offer transport for arriving guests. Several companies provide limousine and minibus services at the airport to transport passengers to their required destination.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: A taxi stand is located outside of the airport. Metered taxis have limited space for luggage; if travellers have large luggage and there are more than two passengers, they should consider a limousine taxi, which operates on a fixed fare, or minibus transfer.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs, shops (including duty-free shops), currency exchange services, an information counter, a sauna and spa, medical services, left luggage facilities, a restaurant, and a bar.
Parking: The parking garage is located directly outside the terminal. Both short and long-term parking is available. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes, THB 20 for the first hour, THB 40 for two hours, THB 50 for three hours, THB 100 for up to six hours, and THB 200 per 24 hours.
Website: https://www.phuketairportonline.com/

Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Location: The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) north of Bangkok.
Time: GMT +7
Contacts: Tel: +66 2 535 1111.
Getting to the city: Taxis are available from the stand in front of Arrivals, and an airport surcharge is added to the fare. Airport buses are available for THB 30 and take passengers downtown. They leave from the platform in front of the Arrivals hall at Terminal 1 and from below 'Bus Stop Airport Bus' signs. Trains at Don Mueang Railway Station (500m from the Arrivals Hall) run from 6am to 8pm. The fare to Bangkok with an ordinary diesel train is around THB 20. Public buses to Bangkok railway station and other main destinations in the city are also available. An Airport Bus also runs between Dong Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport. This service is free of charge, but boarding passes need to be presented to the driver.
Car rental: Car rental agencies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: A taxi can be arranged from stands in the airport terminal and a surcharge of THB 50 is added to the fare. A typical fare to the city can cost anything between THB 300 and THB 400.
Facilities: Facilities include three banks, ATMs, bureaux de change, restaurants, supermarket, VIP lounge, medical facility, children's play area and a tourist information desk.
Parking: Parking is located opposite the main terminal building, costing about THB 20 per hour and up to THB 250 per day.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.donmueangairportthai.com/en
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Krabi Airport (KBV)

Location: The airport is located about nine miles (15km) east of Krabi city centre.
Time: GMT +7
Getting to the city: There is a bus service linking the airport to Krabi and Ao Nang. Buses leave 10 to 12 times daily, but the schedule is adjustable depending on demand - buses leave once sufficiently full of passengers. Taxis and motorcycle taxis are generally also available outside the terminal; note that 'limousine taxi' usually just means an air-conditioned taxi. Fares have been standardised and must be pre-paid in the airport.
Car rental: Car rental is possible at the airport.
Facilities: Facilities are fairly limited, but the airport provides the basics: souvenir and snack booths, a coffee shop, a restaurant, ATM machines, and a simple money exchanging facility are available.
Parking: Parking is available at Krabi Airport.
Website: www.krabiairportonline.com
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Samui International Airport (USM)

Location: The airport is located on the island of Koh Samui, near Bo Pud Beach.
Time: Local time is GMT +7.
Getting to the city: Shared minivans are available, charging fixed fares to destinations around Koh Samui. These are generally cheaper for solo travellers, charging fares starting from THB 60. Note that some destinations are not covered by shared transport and are only reachable by private taxi.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Tipoa Car Hire, Avis, and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: Private taxis are available at fixed rates to a number of locations in Koh Samui. Minivans are also available.
Facilities: The airport is small and attractive, and most facilities are outdoors. Airport facilities include cafes, restaurants, shopping, and ATMs.
Website: https://www.samuiairportonline.com/
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Sukhothai Airport (THS)

Location: The airport is located around 19 miles (31km) from Sukhothai.
Time: Local time is GMT +7.
Getting to the city: Hotel shuttles and taxis are available from the airport to the city.
Airport Taxis: Taxis and shuttles are available from the airport to the city centre.
Facilities: Terminals are open-air and do not have air-conditioning.
Parking: Parking is available near the terminal.
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Trat Airport (TDX)

Location: The airport is located approximately 14 miles (22km) from Centerpoint pier, where most visitors head to in order to transfer by ferry to Koh Chang.
Time: Local time is GMT +7.
Getting to the city: Minibuses are available to the town centre. No public buses or taxis are permitted to pick up passengers at the airport.
Car rental: Car hire options are available at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Minibus services are available from the airport. No public taxis operate at the airport.
Facilities: The open-air terminal has limited facilities including an ATM, clean restrooms, and food outlets.
Parking: Parking is available near the terminal.
Website: tratairportguide.com/
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