Suvarnabhumi Airport is easily one of the busiest airports in Asia, and has even been recognised globally as a major travel and cargo hub. This international airport is located in the Bang Phli district of the Samut Prakan province in Thailand, and is found more specifically in Racha Thewa. About 30km east of Bangkok, this airport has extensive and elaborate infrastructure. This has enabled it to handle the tremendous passenger capacity that it welcomes every year. Housing multiple parallel runways and taxiways, it facilitates simultaneous arrivals and departures efficiently. It is no wonder that the airport is capable of managing more than 70 flight operations every hour, domestically and internationally.
Locally, Suvarnabhumi Airport is the busiest in the country which in no way compromises its efficiency. The airport is well developed and equipped, to make sure every passenger is guaranteed a hassle-free experience the moment their planes touch down. This airport is open any time of the day, and has 1 main terminal accompanied with 7 concourses. Each concourse serves specific airlines and offers a massive spread of services ranging from medical clinics and day rooms, to baggage service and shops and restaurants. Free Wi-Fi is available, and over a hundred Internet kiosks are stationed around bus gates and holding rooms. Also, playgrounds and recreation areas ensure that both children and adults are kept entertained.
Suvarnabhumi Airport, which literally means “Golden Land” airport, is accessible to Bangkok city. With many options to choose from, you can take the shuttle bus to the transport centre to hire other forms of transport. There, either rent a car, or take either a taxi or the public bus to continue your journey. There will be airport surcharges if you choose to hop into a taxi. For a more luxurious experience, select from a variety of limousines to take you to your destination. The airport rail link is quick and easy to use, with express routes and commuter service lines. Both take you from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city, with the former taking only 15 minutes, while the latter gets you there in less than half an hour.
If you are on transit, you can stay at the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel, ranked among the top 10 Best Airport Hotels in the world in 2011. It is the only official airport hotel of Suvarnabhumi Airport and only a 10-minute walk away from the passenger terminal via an air-conditioned underground walkway. The hotel also offers a complimentary 24-hour shuttle van service to the airport.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 18 July 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Suvarnabhumi Airport website for the latest update of the following information.