Bangkok, home to two international airports, can easily be reached by several direct flights from India. Flight companies such as Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways and IndiGo from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, etc. fly with high frequencies.
Bangkok houses two major airports, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport, located about 30 and 25 kilometres from the city centre. Catering to many domestic and international flights daily, the Suvarnabhumi Airport is also one of the busiest in Southeast Asia. There are several direct flights to the city from almost all Asian and European countries. A free transfer bus is available between the two airports, for which you need to show your boarding pass.
Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok: Taxis are easily available round the clock at low prices from Entry Gate 4 on the 1st floor of the Arrivals Hall. Given the traffic conditions, it is a 30 to 90 minutes journey and will cost THB 250 - THB 300 plus toll charges. The Airport Rail Link is available from the underground floor of the Arrivals Hall to different points in eastern Bangkok from 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM daily. You can also catch the S1 bus from Suvarnabhumi to Khaosan Road, departing from Gate 7. It runs every 30 minutes from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok: There is no BTS or MRT station at Don Mueang, so you can only transfer by bus or taxi. The nearest train station to Don Mueang is Mo Chit. You can catch the A1 bus outside the main terminal to Mo Chit Station. The bus runs every 15 minutes from 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM. You can also catch direct buses A2, A3, or A4 bus from Don Mueang to Victory Monument (A2), Pratunam and Lumpini Park (A3), or Khao San Road and Sanam Luang (A4). Taxis are also easily available and should cost around THB 350 to downtown Bangkok.
Taxis are easily available in any part of the Bangkok and can take you to all the neighboring cities. The taxis in the city are metered but do makes sure to confirm the price before setting for the journey. Although, travelling to Bangkok through car is not a feasible idea as one will lose a lot of time while stuck in traffic jams. Three major highways connect the city to rest of the country namely Phahonyothin Road, Sukhumvit Road and Phetkasem Road.
Bangkok owns a central train station in Hualamphong in close proximity to Chinatown. One can easily access to the station through subway, which further connects Bangkok to all other destination in country through its well-organized network of trains.
The city of Bangkok houses three major bus terminals with bus services plying to and from several main cities of Thailand. The Northern Bus Terminal, known as Mo Chit takes the routes north including Chiang Mai. The Southern Bus Terminal located in Thonburi has bus service to destinations such as Koh Samui, Phuket, Hua Hin and towards south and east. The Eastern Bur Terminal referred to as Ekkamai has buses bound towards Pattaya, Rayong, and Trat provinces. Also available are the minivans that ply from Victory Monument for Hua Hin, Cha Am, Pattaya, Kanchanaburi and other places. It is best to skip travel agents and private buses and get the tickets directly at one of the terminals.
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