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Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)

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Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
AddressSamutprakarn, 10540 Bangkok, Thailand
Telephone(02) 132 1888
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT +7
LocationBangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 28km (18 miles) east of Bangkok.
Airport codeBKK
Country dialling code66
Airport newsThe completion date of a major expansion project, which includes the construction of a new domestic terminal building, has been set at 2016.
Transfer between terminalsA shuttle bus operates between the terminal and car parks, as well as the on-site Novotel hotel.
Driving directionsRoad access to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is provided by five highways connected to Bangkok's outer ring road. The main access road (and the most convenient route) is an elevated road going north from the passenger terminal to the Bangkok-Chonburi Highway.
Car rentalThe car hire service counter is situated outside the international arrivals area. Avis, Budget and Hertz are represented at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, as well as several local operators. Hire cars should be returned to the Car Rental Service Office in the Public Transport Centre.
Public transport and taxisTaxi: (tel: (02) 132 9199) are available outside Arrivals. It is advisable to book taxis at the service counters. There is a fee of THB 50 to be paid to the driver in addition to the fare.
Bus: the Airport Express bus services stop outside the international arrivals area, and offer four routes into Bangkok. Journey times average at around 45 minutes. Local buses operate from the Public Transport Centre, which is reached via a shuttle bus and connect to various destinations in Bangkok.
Rail: Airport Rail Link (tel: (02) 308 5600; www.railway.co.th) runs 24-hour services from a station immediately beneath the terminal building. Fast services include the SA City Line route that stops only at Makkasan Station (journey time: 15 minutes) en route to the city centre, and the New SA Express Line, which goes non-stop to Phyathai Station in the city centre (journey time: 18 minutes). A slower city train, which stops at six stations and takes a little under 30 minutes, is also operational.
Car parkingShort-term parking is available adjacent to the main terminal building. Long-term parking is available away from the immediate terminal area adjacent to the Public Transport Centre. Parking information is available (tel: (02) 132 1888).
Information and help desksThere are several information desks dotted around the terminal build in both domestic and international areas.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: bureaux de change are located in the Arrivals hall on level 2. There are ATMs in several places throughout the terminal building. Public telephones are available on all levels.
Eating and drinking: there are plenty of restaurants, food outlets and bars in the terminal building, on level 1, 2, 3 and 6. In addition, there are four restaurants and two bars in the airport hotel nearby.
Shopping: shops selling everything from freshly cut flowers to designer clothing are available on levels 2, 3 and 4 of the terminal building. Duty free shops are on the departures level (level 4).
Luggage: luggage trolleys are available in the Arrivals and Departures halls. Lost and found services can be reached on (02) 134 7795/6.
Other facilities: a wide variety of facilities are available in the terminal building, including traditional Thai massage and luxurious spa facilities. The Airport Medical Center is available on (02) 132 7777. Airline lounges are located on level 3, some of which offer First Class and Business Class travellers luxury spa and massage rooms, a fine-dining area, slumber rooms with full-size flat beds, a business centre, a host of private meeting rooms, state-of-the-art video and visual entertainment rooms, shower rooms, deluxe seating areas and built-in check-in facilities.
Conference and business facilitiesThere is a business centre at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport offering a variety of services, including meeting room hire. Extensive meeting and conference facilities are also available at the nearby Novotel Bangkok Suvarhabhumi Airport hotel (tel: (02) 131 1111; www.novotel.com). CIP airline lounges (tel: (02) 134 6284) are located on level three, some of which offer first class and business travellers a range of services, including private meeting rooms, state-of-the-art video and visual entertainment rooms and shower facilities.
Disabled facilitiesFacilities and arrangements for disabled travellers are in place, but the airport's designers have been criticised for not making the airport sufficiently accessible for disabled people. For example, it has been argued that the restrooms designed for people with special needs are not spacious enough for wheelchair users.
Airport hotelsThere is one on-site hotel at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnhabhumi Airport hotel, which is located in front of the passenger terminal. Another hotel is a short drive away. There is a greater selection of hotels in Bangkok itself. Our Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport guide offers the following accommodation options:

Queen's Garden Resort
Queen's Garden Resort is located five minutes from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. The 100-room hotel has a 24-hour reception and is equipped with a Thai massage suite. The hotel offers a shuttle bus service to the airport and is only 25 minutes from Bangkok city centre.
Suvarnabhumi, Lat Krabang
21 On Nuch - Lat Krabang Road
Bangkok 10520
Tel: (02) 172 6114
Web: www.queensgardenresort.net

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnhabhumi Airport
The 612-room, 4-star, Novotel Bangkok Suvarnhabhumi Airport is a short walk from the terminal building at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. It is located in front of the passenger terminal building and connected to it by a 300m (984ft), air-conditioned underground walkway.
Moo 1 Nongprue Bang Phli
Bangkok 10540
Tel: (02) 131 1111
Web: www.novotel.com
Full airport name(Bangkok) Suvarnabhumi International Airport
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