Getting to Bangkok - driving, flying, bus and coach
Guide to Getting to Bangkok
Bangkok in Thailand is one of Asia’s most popular travel destinations and this city sees more tourists than many other cities in the world. Both, luxury and budget travellers come to Bangkok to have a good time. As a result, the city has a well developed transport system, and it is easy to get here from virtually anywhere in the world.
Bangkok by air
Bangkok is one of Asia's most important air transport hubs. For international passengers from different parts of the world, Bangkok has two important airports – the Don Mueang International Airport and the more recent Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is now Bangkok’s main international airport and is located in the Samut Prakan Province. Several dozen international airlines fly into Bangkok thus a fare comparison site such as Expedia can be worth trying. Airlines such as Bangkok Airways also often have deals.
Bangkok by bus and coach
For travellers from within Thailand and parts of Asia who are headed to Bangkok, there is an efficient bus service that connects Bangkok to a number of cities and provinces. Pattaya, Ko Samet, Ko Chang, Ekkamai are all accessible by this bus service. The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority services neighbouring provinces like Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Nakhon Pathom.
For travelling from Europe
Bangkok by road
With driving on the right side of the road, with signs in Thai and quite different rules compared to other countries, think carefully about if you will drive in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand. If you do, the main car hire and rental companies such as Hertz are present.