Don Mueang is the smaller of the two international airports in the Thai capital Bangkok, it is one of the oldest commercial airports in the world. This airport guide provides information about facilities in the terminals, public transport, accommodation options on site and important contact details.
(Bangkok) Don Mueang International Airport, 171 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok 10210
A third international terminal is to be completed at Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport by 2022.
Airport information desks are located in the arrival and departure halls of the international and domestic terminals. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) information desk is located in the common arrivals hall of international terminals 1 and 2.
The main connecting route between Bangkok city center and the airport is Vibhavadi Rangsit Road. You can get to the airport faster on some motorway feeders; however, these are chargeable.
Transfer between the terminals:
Free shuttle buses run between 05.20-23.00 every 15 minutes on two routes between the domestic terminals and the two international terminals.
from Frankfurt: 10 hours 20 minutes, from Vienna: 10 hours 30 minutes, from Zurich: 10 hours 35 minutes
IATA airport code: DMK
Address: (Bangkok) Don Mueang International Airport, 171 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok 10210
Location: 24 km north of Bangkok.
Number of terminals: 2nd
Phone: +66 (02) 535 11 11.
Time zone: Indochina Time: CET +8
Public transport – street:
Bus: Air-conditioned airport buses run regularly on four different routes between the entrance area of the airport and the city center of Bangkok and travel to the most important hotels. Route A-1 (05.20-23.00) leads to the business district Silom Road, Route A-2 (06.00-17.00) to Sanam Luang (Grand Royal Palace).
The Thai Airways bus only goes to the Asia Hotel.
Regular buses to Bangkok, some of which are air-conditioned, regularly depart from the street in front of the airport.
The drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport can take up to an hour.
Taxi: Prepaid airport taxi vouchers can be purchased at the Thai Airways counter . Licensed city taxis with taximeters (Tel: 12467) (recognizable by the black and yellow instead of black and white number plates) can be stopped in front of the departure lounge. The taxi ride into the city center of Bangkok can take between 40 and 90 minutes depending on the traffic situation and costs between 400 and 500 baht.
A limousine rental service counter is located in the arrivals hall of Terminals 1 and 2.
Public transport – train:
Train: Trains leave regularly from Don Muang station, which is opposite the airport and is connected to the terminal building by a footbridge. The journey to Bangkok to the Hua Lumpong train station takes approx. 50 minutes, from here trains run all over the country. You can get a timetable in the arrival hall at the tourist information desk.
Facilities in the terminal
Exchange offices and ATMs are available in all terminal buildings. A bank is located on the second floor of the northern part of Terminal 2 and in the departure and arrival area of Terminal 1 and the domestic terminal.
Means of communication:
The airport has a postal service. Internet access via Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, the first two hours are free.
Various restaurants and snack bars offer a large selection of international culinary specialties.
There are several gift and souvenir shops, as well as duty free shops.
Lost property is managed by the information office (tel: (02) 535 12 53). A luggage storage service (Tel: (02) 535 18 82) is located in the departure hall on the second floor of the main terminal.
Smoking rooms and two VAT refund counters are available in International Terminal 1. There is a 24-hour emergency clinic on the ground floor of International Terminal 1 near the arrival area and a prayer room for Muslim travelers in the departure area of Terminal 1, as well as two medical rooms in Terminal 2 and the domestic terminal, which are open until 3 p.m. every day.
Conference and meeting rooms:
The business center offers telephones, fax machines, computers and conference rooms in the Transit / Transfer Center of international Terminal 1. There are telecommunication centers in Terminal 2 and a post office in Terminal 1. Internet access is available in Terminal 1 and in the waiting hall for business travelers. The Amari Airport Hotel (Tel: (02) 566 10 20; Internet: www.amari.com), which is connected to the airport by an air-conditioned airport bridge, also offers conference facilities and is open to guests throughout.
Facilities for disabled travelers include elevators, handicapped accessible toilets and electric cars for the transportation of people between the terminals. Special disabled parking spaces are available.
Three parking spaces are available: a parking garage in the basement of International Terminal 1, a seven-story parking garage next to International Terminal 2 and a three-story parking garage in front of the domestic terminal.
Avis has a counter in the arrival hall of Terminal 1 (Tel: 535 40 52) and Terminal 2 (Tel: 535 40 31 2). Other car rental companies, including Budget, Hertz and National, have their offices in the arrival area of the domestic terminal.
Note: Foreign visitors should not drive in Bangkok if possible, especially if they are not used to the high traffic in the city center.