Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport add to trip!
Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok is easily one of the coolest transport hubs in the world, it really looks like it belongs in a sci-fi movie. In fact Bangkok’s international airport has such a unique design that in 2012 it became the most photographed place in the world on Instagram. Everyone wants a picture of Suvarnabhumi airport, with its long tubular corridors made from glass and steel.
Airport comes with several different lounges, some operated by airlines and other operated by independent operators.The airport is beautiful. It is large and spread out, but in a neat H-shaped layout so there is only one terminal with seven concourses. It does take a lot of walking , to go from one concourse to another, but at least there are no trains or shuttles to be taken.
Nevertheless, the architectural masterpiece, designed by a Chicago-based company, is quite impressive, especially viewed from above. It comprises a glass and steel, sail-shaped canopy, with various concourses shooting off on both sides.
The Bangkok International Airport is, unsurprisingly, the main hub for Thai Airways.
TRANSFER BETWEEN SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT (BKK) AND DON MUEANG (DMK) AIRPORT
If you need to transfer between Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, you can take a free shuttle bus which takes about 50-60 minutes to get from airport to airport, and runs between 5.00am and midnight, or for a quicker transfer time of 30-40 minutes take a metered taxi.
The most convenient door-to-door transfer is by taxi, although thanks to the plethora of taxi touts hounding tourists as they set foot outside, this can be a rather disconcerting option. Head to the first floor of the Arrivals Hall instead, and buy a one-way taxi fare from the Public Taxi counter. A ride should costs anywhere from ฿250 ($7.75) to ฿400 ($12) depending on your destination. The counter staff will be in charge of locating a taxi driver for you. Keep your half of the ticket and read it carefully; it contains info on what to do should anything go wrong.
Food & Refreshments
There are over 50 dining options at the Bangkok International Airport, with a great majority being fast-food outlets and snack bars. At the departure lounge you’ll find a Japanese noodle house, Chinese buffet and Italian pizza. The usual array of fast-food places, like Burger King and Dairy Queen, also have branches at the airport.