All About Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand – Things to Know

Kerwin McKenzieDestination Information

Things To Know About Bangkok, Thailand

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I’ve been to Bangkok three times I think and enjoyed it every time. I’m way over due a trip. It takes a long time to make the journey, bit it’s totally worth it.

So much to see and do here.

And if you get stuck, you can use my tips on how to get back from Asia to North America to help. Let’s take a look at the city.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Currency

Thai Batt (THB)

Language

Thai, English is also spoken.

Visa Information

None required for Canadian, EU, U.K., U.S. citizens. Use this link to check for other citizenship. Here is some additional information from the U.S. State Department including visa and health requirements.

How To Get Here

If you’re in the U.S. where most of you are, it takes a while to get to Bangkok. At the time of this writing there are no nonstop flights from the U.S.

This means that you have to take a flight to Canada, Europe (U.K., France, Norway, Finland, Germany, Netherlands) the Middle East (Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi, UAE) or Asia (Hong Kong, India, Manila, Tokyo, Seoul, Taiwan, Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai) and then take a connecting flight to Bangkok.

Bangkok has two airports, Bangkok-Don Muang International (DMK) and Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International (BKK). The different airports have different means of transportation, check the details via the links from each airport. In addition, there are also taxis available from the taxi stand at the airport.

Bangkok-Don Muang International (DMK)

222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin Subdistrict, Don Mueang District, Bangkok 10210

There are bus services that will take you from the city to the airport. Locate the bus station at the airport. Take the Bangkok Railway from the stations (Don Mueang New Market or Don Mueang) next to the airport into the city to Hua Lamphong station. It takes just under an hour depending on the train you take.

You can find additional details about the trains at https://www.don-mueang-airport.com/train.php. You can find additional information about airport transportation at https://donmueang.airportthai.co.th/service/transportation.

Airlines Serving DMK

8M, 9T, Air Asia (AK), Air Asia Zest (Z2), Air Macau (NX), Batik Air (ID), China Southern Airlines (CZ), DD, G5, IT, Indonesia Air Asia (QZ), Juneyao Airlines (HO), PN, SL,

Spring Airlines (9C), T’way Air, TOR Air (OD), Thai Asia Airways (FD), Z9 and ZA.

Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International (BKK)

No. 999, Moo 1, Nong Prue Sub-district, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan Province

There are bus services that will take you from the city to the airport. Locate the bus station at the airport. Take the Airport Rail Link. This rail service connects with the BTS Skytrain and the MRT Subway which runs throughout the city of Bangkok.

Additional information can be found at https://suvarnabhumi.airportthai.co.th/service/transportation.

Airlines Serving BKK

8L, 8M, Aeroflot (SU), Air Arabia (G9), Air Busan (BX), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Macau (NX), All Nippon Airlines (NH), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), B3, BS, Bangkok Airways (PG), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), D7,

EVA Airways (BR), El Al Airlines (LY), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Finnair (AY), GX, GY, Garuda Indonesia (GA), Go Air (G8), Gulf Air (GF), HB, HX, Hainan Airlines (HU), IndiGo Airlines (6E), JD, Japan Airlines (JL), Jeju Air (7C), Jetstar Airways (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K), Jin Air (LJ), Juneyao Airlines (HO), KB, KC, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), KR, KY, Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), LQ, Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), MM, Malaysia Airlines (MH), NS, Norse Atlantic Airways (N0),

Oman Air (WY), PN, Philippine Airlines (PR), QH, QV, QW, Qantas (QF), Qatar Airways (QR), RA, Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Royal Jordanian (RJ), S7 Airlines (S7), SAS (SK), SC, SalamAir (OV), Saudia Airlines (SV), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Spicejet (SG), Spring Airlines (9C), SriLankan (UL), Starlux Airlines (JX), Swiss Airlines (LX),

T’way Air, Thai Airways (TG), Thai Asia Airways (FD), Tiger Airways (TR), Turkish Airlines – Star Alliance (TK), UB, UK, UO, UQ, UU, VJ, VU, VZ, Vietnam Airlines (VN), W5, WE, XJ, Xiamen Air (MF), YP, Z9, and ZA.

Getting Around The City

Here are two links about generally getting around the city using public transit:

Getting Around Bangkok – https://www.tourismthailand.org/Articles/plan-your-trip-around-cities

Taking Public Transit To/From the Bangkok Airports – https://www.transitbangkok.com/to_Bangkok_airport.html

Bangkok, Thailand - BTA Train

Bangkok, Thailand – BTA Train

Depending on your hotel, you may have a boat to take you along the river.

A hotel boat on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand

A hotel boat on the Chao Pahraya River in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Hotels (Where to Stay)

Here are reviews of a few hotels I’ve stayed in Bangkok. But first, here is a map so you can search for your favorite hotel.

 

 

Hotel Reviews

Bangkok has tons of hotels, so you won’t have any issues finding a place to stay. And with great public transportation, it’s easy to get around.

Here are some hotels I’ve stayed and actually written reviews for them. Take a look and see if you like them. The Dusit is being renovated, but there is another property. Use the hotel map to check for and book hotels.

Hotel Map

 

Travel Insurance

Its should go without saying, but remember to always get travel insurance for your trips. Be sure to check out my partner, Trawick International. I use them for my annual plan, you should too.

Two Khlong Boats in Bangkok, Thailand

Two Khlong Boats in Bangkok, Thailand

Things to Do In Bangkok

I’ve done a Viator when I visited, but I’ve visited some of the places for which Viator has tours. Definitely check out the Palace as it’s worth it and take a ride down the river. You get to see a lot along the river. And check out Expique as well. I did a tour with them and had some spectacular sweet tea.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

 

Street and Train View Grand Mercure Atrium Bangkok, Thailand

Street and Train View Grand Mercure Atrium Bangkok, Thailand

 

The Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

The Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Check out some tours offered by my partner Viator.