Stop-over in Bangkok
you will visit Bangkok ?
You will receive many offers for
hotels just before
leaving the arrival zone! Ignore them. Say: "no thank you".
Most of these services are too expensive. After leaving the
arrival zone without
losing money, you may wish to first visit one of the
currency exchange services.
That's ok! Do it.
To go to
Bangkok now, you will
need a taxi. There are private taxis called
taxi and public taxis called taxi-meter.
Take a taxi-meter, because it is much more cheap. Some private taxis
pay money to the airport, so they have a better location for waiting for
Money-Hint: Use the exit on the third floor (departure)
and ask an incoming metered taxi for take you to your desired destination.
These metered taxis generally come from Bangkok to carry passengers to the
airport. Here is the best (and cheapest) place to get transportation to
How to "use" a taxi: First, tell the driver your destination. If
the driver likes that, tell him you want transportation "by meter". If he still agrees, you have your first golden deal. We highly
recommend to enter the taxi now! Let him use the "express road" and
give him the tollway fee (40 Baht).Finally, you will pay estimated 250
Baht (depending on destination).
If the traffic is very busy in Bangkok (it happens sometimes...), many
drivers do not like to go "by meter". (This is illegal by Thai law and you
can report them to any police officer.) Ignore them and move on to the
next taxi which is willing to go by the meter. In the case you can't find
a willing metered taxi you must bargain for the price. You should not
accept more than 70% of his first offer. Do not enter the taxi
before fixing the price! Finally, you will pay 300-500 Baht
(depending on traffic and location).
book a hotel at one of
the counters in the airport, but take note of the location and the price,
but this is
not the best idea! Try to
book a Bangkok hotel
before arriving . . . over the Internet.
Enjoy Bangkok, but please do visit
Samui . . .
If this is your
first visit to Bangkok Airports...
There are 2 airports in
Bangkok: The new
Suvarnabhumi (read Suvannapum) International Airport, which serves
international and domestic flights, and the old
Don Muang Airport which is used byNok Air and
information about the airports and terminals please go to:
Suvarnabhumi International Airport or
Don Muang Airport
Time-Table for flights Bangkok - Samui