Ultimate guide about Thailand Airport
Posted on 7/04/2017 8:40:17
Covering an area of 513,115 square kilometers, Thailand is located in the middle of Indo-China Peninsula. With a Buddhism history of more than two thousand years, Thailand has more than 30,000 mysterious ancient temples and splendid palaces. Because of verdant forests, fresh air, blue sky, unspoiled scenery, warm weather, rich folk customs and hospitable people, Thailand has become a popular tourism country in Southwest Asia.
As the rapid development of tourism, the transportation in Thailand is also well-developed, including airports in Thailand. It is very convenient for tourists to travel in Thailand since most popular tourism cities in Thailand have airports. Here is the detailed information about the airports in Thailand.
There are totally 37 airports in Thailand, including 8 international airports and 29 domestic airports. 80 airlines of 53 countries run a total of 89 international routes which can reach more than 40 cities in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. In addition, there are a number of fixed domestic routes throughout 21 cities in Thailand.
Main Airports in Thailand
Don Mueang International Airport
Located in Bangkok, Don Mueang International Airport is a main international airport in Southwest Asia. It has been open to the public since 1914. The IAIA code is DMK and the ICAO code is VTBD. The airlines, such as One-Two-Go Airline, Nor Air, Asia Air, Orient Thai, Thai Lion Air and New Gen Airway, are operating fights from Don Mueang International Airport.
Don Mueang International Airport is much closed to Bangkok downtown. You can go to Bangkok downtown by taxi, by shuttle bus and by train. The most convenient way to get to Bangkok downtown is by taxi. The taxi stand is located in front of the Arrival Halls International & Domestic Passenger Terminals. The taxi fare is charged according to the meters.
But you need to pay more than 50 baht which is airport surcharge.
If you do not want to take a taxi, you can go to take the shuttle bus A1 to Bangkok downtown. The fare from the airport to BTS MO CHIT station is 30 baht per person.
At last, you can get to Bangkok downtown by train, which is the cheapest airport transport. It only costs about 10 baht from Don Muang Train Station to Bangkok Train Station and it takes 40-50 minutes on the way.
Address: Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd., Don Mueang, Bangkok 10210, Thailand
Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located in the east of Thailand, covering an area of 800 acres, which is 5 times bigger than Don Mueang International Airport. The terminal building is 563000 square meters, with 360 ticket gates, 196 entry and exit gates, 40 customs counters and 20 baggage conveyor belts. Its IAIA code is BKK and its ICAO code is VTBS.
There are more than 28 airlines in the world operating flights from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, including Thai Airways International TG THA, AirAsia, Cebu Pacific Airline, Garuda Indonesia Airways, Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Air India, China Eastern Airlines, etc.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 25 km away from Bangkok downtown. You can get to Bangkok downtown from Suvarnabhumi International Airport by bus, by taxi and by BTS. There are five buses available. They are separately No.550, No. 553, No. 554, No. 555 and No. 558. Bus No. 550 is from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Happy Land. Bus No. 553 is from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Samuthprakarn. Bus No. 554 is from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rangsit. Bus No. 555 is from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rangsit. Bus No. 558 is from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Samae Dam Garage.
Taxi Stand is located at Exit 4, 5, 6 and 7 on the first floor. There are two kinds of BTS: the regular lane and the fast lane. For the regular lane, there are 6 stations and the starting price is 15 baht. For the fast lane, the price is 150 baht per person.
Address: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), 999 Bang Na-Trat Road,Rachathewa, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand
Phuket International Airport
Phuket International Airport is located in the north of Phuket Island. The IAIA code of Phuket International Airport is HKT and the ICAO code is VTSP. Due to a large number of tourists who have a trip in Phuket arriving at Phuket International Airport, the passenger throughput of Phuket International Airport is only next to that of Suvarnabhumi International Airport, ranking second in Thailand. The airlines operating international flights from Phuket International Airport to other cities abroad are AirAsia, Air China, Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Condor Airlines, Uni Air, Malaysia Airlines, Martinair, SilkAir, Korean Air, etc. The domestic flights are run by Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, One-Two-GO Airlines, Thai Airways International and Thai AirAsia.
Phuket International Airport is about 32 km away from Phuket downtown. Buses, shuttle buses and taxis are available for you to get to Phuket downtown from Phuket International Airport. Bus No.8411 runs from Phuket International Airport to those long-distance bus stations in Phuket downtown. The buses depart at about one-hourly intervals. The shuttle bus at Phuket International Airport runs from 06:30am to 18:00pm. The ticket price from Phuket International Airport to Phuket downtown is about 70 baht. The ticket price from Phuket International Airport to Kata, Karonor and Patong beach is about 100 baht. You can take a taxi at the exit of Phuket International Airport. The fare from Phuket International Airport to Phuket downtown is about 300 baht. And it cost 400-450 baht from Phuket International Airport to those beaches, such as Kata, Karonor and Patong.
Krabi International Airport
Krabi International Airport (IATA Code: KBV, ICAO Code: VTSG) is located in Krabi, mainly offering domestic flights and a few international flights. There are direct flights from Krabi International Airport to Bangkok, Hat Yai, Singapore, Malaysia and other cities operated by Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International, AirAsia, Tiger Airline, China Eastern Airlines, etc.
Free Wifi is available at Krabi International Airport. On the left side of the exit, there is a Tourist Information Center where you can get a free map. On the right side of the exit, there is a counter which offers information about transportation. Shuttle buses, taxis and car rental service are provided for tourists. For example, from Krabi International Airport to Aonang Beach or Krabi Town, you can get a shuttle bus, a taxi and a chartered car. For a shuttle bus, it costs 90-150 baht. If you take a taxi, it cost 600-700 baht. It is more expensive if you get a chartered car, but it is the most convenient way for you.
Address: Krabi Airport (KBV), Nuea Khlong, Krabi 81130, Thailand
Koh Samui Airport
Koh Samui Airport (IATA Code: USM; ICAO Code: VTSM) is a private airport located 2 km to the north of Chaweng in Koh Samui Island. Different from other airports, Koh Samui Airport is mostly in open air. Koh Samui Airport has two terminal buildings whose distance is only 50 meters. One is used for international flights; the other is used for domestic flights. The airlines running international flights from Koh Samui Airport to Hong Kong, Singapore, Kunming and other cities are Bangkok Airways, Berjaya Air, Firefly Airline and Lucky Air. And those domestic flights from Koh Samui Airport are managed by Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways International.
There are 2 piers near Koh Samui Airport. One is called Big Buddha Pier where passengers can take a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan; the other is Maenam Beach Pier which offers ferries to Koh Tao and Chumphon. If you want to go to Samui downtown and those famous beaches in Samui, you can also choose to take a minibus, a taxi and a chartered car. It is very convenient for you to go to other places in Samui from Koh Samui Airport.
Address: 11/85 Moo 4, Soi Kalara, Bangrak, Bophut, Thailand