Bangkok can be easily reached from most cities in Thailand and from major cities of the world. The city of Bangkok is served by two airports: the Suvarnabhumi Airport and the Don Mueang Airport. The former is used by all major international airlines and all Thai airlines except Air Asia, Nok Air and Orient Thai, which serve the old Don Mueang Airport. Both these airports are approximately 30 km from the city centre. Suvarnabhumi Airport connects Bangkok to global cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, Chennai, Sydney, Doha, Delhi, Paris, Frankfurt, etc. Both airports connect the city to Phuket, Macau, Chiang Mai, etc.
Nearest Airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport is 31.5 km from the city.
Safety Suggestion: During the monsoon months (especially August and September), there are heavy winds, thunderstorms and floods in and around Bangkok. Flights are usually delayed, cancelled or even diverted at this time.
Bangkok is well-connected to all the major cities of Thailand via bus routes. There are both private and government-run buses to Bangkok. The agents and private buses usually charge almost 100% more than the regular buses. Bangkok has three terminals: Northern, Eastern and Southern Bus Terminals that are located far from the city centre to avoid traffic congestion. Buses connect Bangkok to various parts of Thailand like Phuket, Krabi, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Chanthaburi and more. There are also inexpensive shuttle buses and minibuses that can be boarded at many parts of the city.
Journey Suggestion: Since the terminals are situated at off-centre locations, getting there might be hard. Get a taxi and be prepared to face some traffic. Some of the bus journeys are long distance so you might want to carry water and snacks with you.
Presently, the only regular rail service to Bangkok is through the town of Butterworth located on the Malaysian border. Travellers from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore can use the train but they will have to change trains in between. The journey from Singapore can take almost 2 days because of the change of trains and the numerous stops. There is also the Eastern & Oriental Express, a colonial-style luxury train that runs once a week between Butterworth and Bangkok. Not many travel to Bangkok by ship, but there are a few cruise ships that dock close to the city at Laem Chabang Port.
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