Guide to the Suvarnabhumi Airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is one of two international airports serving Bangkok and surrounding region. It is the busiest airport in Thailand and the sixth-busiest airport in Asia.
The airport serves as a hub for a number of airlines, including Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines and Thai Airways International. It is also a focus city for Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, EVA Air and SriLankan Airlines. In total, 96 airlines operate from the airport.
Passengers flying from Suvarnabhumi Airport can travel non-stop to destinations across Asia, as well as Australia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The busiest international routes are to Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou and New Dehli. The busiest domestic routes are to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Samui, Krabi and Khon Kaen.
Flight status information is available on the airport's website.
Suvarnabhumi Airport Basics
Suvarnabhumi Airport consists of a single terminal with seven concourses and 51 gates. Concourse A handles domestic passengers and Concourses B, C, D, E, F and G handle international passengers. The airport also has two runways.
Travelers or visitors who want to grab a bite to eat at the airport will find plenty of choices, including sit-down restaurants, fast food and snack shops, coffee shops, bakeries and ice cream shops. If you'd prefer to do some shopping, you'll have plenty of retail stores from which to choose, including duty free shops, souvenir stores, bookstores and jewelry shops.
Other airport amenities include free wifi internet service, a sauna and spa, luggage storage services, a playground for children, a prayer room, an internet café, electronics charging stations, and banks and currency exchanges. The Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is located on the airport grounds about a 10-minute walk from the terminal.
The airport offers special services for unaccompanied minors and travelers with reduced mobility.
Ground Transportation at Suvarnabhumi Airport
If you'd like to rent a car at Suvarnabhumi Airport, you have several companies from which to choose. Avis, Bizcar, Budget, Hertz, National, Paragon, Sixt and Thai Rental Car Association have counters onsite at the airport.
There are several other ground transportation options. Taxis can be found on the first floor of the passenger terminal outside Gates 4 and 7. Several types of limousines are also available and can be found at Airport Limousine Service Counter on the second floor near the Baggage Claims and Arrival Hall exits. Three rail lines operate from the Suvarnabhumi Airport Station: Suvarnabhumi Airport City Line (SA City Line), Suvarnabhumi Airport Express-Makkasan (Makkasan Express Line) and Suvarnabhumi Airport Express – Phaya Thai (Phaya Thai Express Line). Several bus and van routes also serve the airport, including one that operates between Suvarnabhumi Airport and the city's other major international airport, Don Mueang International Airport.
If you're driving to the airport or being picked up by someone who's driving, there are five parking lots at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Car Parks 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located adjacent to the terminal and offer hourly parking. A Long-Term Car Park is located near the airport's Public Transport Center and offers lower rates for short-term and long-term parking.