Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport Information

Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport (BKK) is Thailand’s biggest airport and one of the busiest in the world. Opened in 2006, it aims to expand the capacity of Don Mueang Airport (DMK), which later replaced it for all international flights.

Suvarnabhumi Airport covers an area of 32.4 km2 (8,000 acres) and its name was chosen by King Rama IX, which means “The Golden Land”. There are a total of 7 floors in the airport and 2 ground floors with various facilities in each.

In this guide, we will explore the information about the BKK and everything you need to know

Layout In Brief


All the departure flights are on level 4 of the terminal. Domestic check-ins are from Rows B to C. Row A is dedicated to Thai Airways’ Royal First Class and Royal Silk passengers. On this level, you will also find the flight status boards located along the check in rows D to W.


Arrival floor is on level 2 and it’s for all arrivals and transfer flights. After the plane lands, you can get into the building either by the shuttle bus from the plane or directly out at the gate, depending on the flights. Before claiming the baggage, you will have to go through the immigration on this floor. Outside the immigration, you will find a large opening area with plenty of restaurants, shops, SIM card, transportation services, travel office, and more.

Check out our Bangkok Airport layout and map article to learn more about the floor plans.


There are over 150 airlines operating in Suvarnabhumi Airport. Some of the major ones are:

  • Thai Airways International
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Emirates
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Air China
  • AirAsia X
  • Japan Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Etihad Airways
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas

For more information, kindly visit the official Suvarnabhumi Airport website.

Transportation Options

Suvarnabhumi Airport provides a wide range of transportation options with different pricing options to choose from. All transportation options are located on level 1 and ground floor of the terminal.

Below is the list of options that passengers can choose from when travelling out of the airport:

  1. Airport Rail Link (ARL) – The Bangkok Airport Rail Link (ARL) is a rapid transit railway system that links Suvarnabhumi to city center. The average cost per person is between THB 15 to THB 45. It is the most convenient and affordable option if you’re travelling with a few to no baggage.
  2. Airport Public Buses – It is a bus service that connects Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city center and nearby provinces like Pattaya and Hua Hin. It costs THB 35 per person for traveling from the airport to city center, and the cost varies if you’re traveling to other nearby provinces. Airport buses are suitable for those travelling with a few to no baggage.
  3. Taxi – Taxis are readily available at the airport and is the second most preferred choice after the ARL. It costs between THB 300 to THB 450 per person, excluding the toll tax and is suitable for those traveling with many baggage and want more privacy and door-to-door service.
  4. Bangkok Airport transfers and limousines – There are numerous private airport transfers and limousine service you can take, either directly from the airport itself or book online. These are similar to the taxi because they provide door-to-door service, but in a more customized and personalized way. The typical cost starts at around THB 900 per ride.

Hotels & Lounges

The only hotel available within the Bangkok Airport terminal itself is the Miracle Transit Hotel, which is located on the 3rd floor of the terminal. Otherwise, there are many hotels nearby the airport vicinity, the closest ones being Novotel Bangkok, Siam Mandarina Hotel, and Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi. Check out 10 best hotels near the BKK article to see more list.

As far as the lounges are concerned, the majority of them are located on level 5 of the airport. Most of the airline lounges are free to enter for a few hours in case you need a rest during a layover. All you need to enter one of these are passport, boarding pass, or membership card if available.

Parking Spots

Short-term and long-term parking is available at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. There are both indoor and outdoor options to choose from.

For short-term parking, parking area zone 2-7 are available. For zone 2 & 3, they are connected to the passenger building whereas zone 4-7 are located either opposite the building or near the Novotel Hotel. The cost for parking in these spots for 1 hour start at THB 10 for a motorbike and THB 25 for a car.

Long-term parking spot is located nearby the public transportation hub and the parking cost for 1 hour starts at THB 10 for a motorbike and THB 20 for a car.

Contact Information

  • Address: 999, Nong Prue, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540
  • Phone: 021321888