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  • sorabee

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    hi guys!

    maybe a bit of a silly question... but i am flying into bangkok in a week and my flight lands past midnight. Last time i travelled to bangkok i took the public taxi from level 1 but i am a little concerned (as I will be taking my mother with me!) that there will be no taxis at such hour....

    anyone travelled into suvarnabhumi airport past midnight?

    thank u!!

    #1 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 06:08

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  • freiburger

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    27th December, 2012
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    No problem,

    BKK never closes. Had once a flight goint at 2 AM and departure hall was full with people. You will find a taxi easily :-)

    #2 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 08:58

  • tyler

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    I have only ever landed in BKK after 1am. Taxis everywhere!

    #3 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 21:10

  • sorabee

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    thank u!!

    #4 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 21:16

  • sirhalberd

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    No problem finding a taxi at the airport 24 hours a day. You can even have your hotel arrange a ride for you.

    When you use a taxi make sure that when you change your money over at the airport that you get some small bills and in the city also have coins available. Have a good address and name for your hotel. Many Thai hotels have similar names. Your hotel website may have a map in Thai too!

    Link to Public Taxi (meter taxi) service at the airport. For most hotels in the city the fare will come to around 320 - 420 baht for everything depending on where your hotel is located. This includes the meter fare plus a 50 baht surcharge paid at your hotel. Also during ride you pay a toll charge, maybe 2 depending on your route. Prices are clearly marked at the toll stations.
    http://www.bangkokairportonline.com/node/52
    http://www.suvarnabhumiairport.com/to_from_public_taxi_en.php

    A Google check will also give you some information on taxis from the airport. Avoid the touts in the airport. On the first floor (near Magic Food Point Food Court) there will be 2 sign up areas out at the curb area. Same price for the taxi for one passenger or for every seat filled. When I am using a taxi I don't pay the driver until all of the bags are removed from the trunk!

    No problem going right to a hotel in the city. There are hotels near the airport but nothing else around those hotels - my advice is to get a hotel in the city not near the airport. My preference is a hotel near the Skytrain route.
    http://www.urbanrail.net/as/bang/bangkok.htm

    Bank money changers also available at the airport 24 hours a day. For most Western currencies you get a better exchange rate in Thailand than back in your own country.
    Post edited by Somtam2000 to fix links

    #5 Posted: 15/1/2013 - 17:42

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