Stopovers in Bangkok

Why not take the opportunity to experience the culture and excitement of Bangkok before you arrive in Phuket. Bangkok holidays are known for extraordinary shopping and Thai food. Truly a city that floods the senses, it's an experience you won't want to miss.

Bangkok accommodation

Choosing the right hotel accommodation for your stopover in Bangkok is critical. TravelOnline has hand picked the best hotels for their location, convenience and service. See our Bangkok accommodation page here. Many flight routes will allow you to stopover in Bangkok as you travel.

Arrival at Bangkok Airport

Bangkok Airport is a large 4 level complex that may be daunting for a first-time traveller. Simply; level 1 is the bus and train lobby, level 2 is dedicated to arrivals, level 3 is the meeting level (housing travellers in transit) and level 4 facilitates departures.

Bangkok AirportBangkok International Airport's official name is Suvarnabhumi Airport, pronounced "su-wan-na-poom". The airport is 30 kilometres east of Bangkok City, and is accessible by taxi, shuttle bus or train.

Before leaving the airport it is wise to ask for a supply of small notes when exchanging your currency, as taxi drivers may have run out of small change. Taxi's to Bangkok city depart from level 2 and will take 30 to 60 minutes travel time depending on route and time of day.

Alternatively, Airport Express provides an air-conditioned bus service between Bangkok Airport and selected Bangkok hotels. Their counter can be found on the ground level (level 1) of Bangkok Airport.

The Bangkok Airport Train Link also transfers passengers from the terminal to the city, approximately a 30-minute trip. The Rail Link entrance is found on the first floor.

Getting Around Bangkok

Bangkok Grand PalaceMaking your way around Bangkok is easy with a number of different transport methods. Choose between the skytrain, subway, taxi, tuk tuk and motorcycle taxi when getting around Bangkok.

Hiring a vehicle is not recommended in Bangkok, due to the dangerous driving conditions and congestion.

Departing Bangkok

Many hotels in Bangkok can help you arrange a taxi for your return to Bangkok Airport. Plan to arrive at least 3 hours prior to departure for international flights and 2 hours prior for domestic flights. Cost and transport time should be similar to arrival.