Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Suvarnabhumi Airport | BKK

Search and buy flights to Bangkok Airport (BKK) using the search bar above. Discover more about this airport including passenger terminal information, runway spec, facilities for passengers and its location and how to get there. Also includes what airlines fly there and to which destinations.

About Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport (IATA: BKK) is unofficially known as Bangkok Airport. It is one of the biggest international airports in Southeast Asia, and is one of two international airports in Bangkok, Thailand (the other being Don Mueang International Airport). Currently, the airport stands as the 21st busiest airport in the world, 11th busiest in Asia, and the busiest in Thailand. 2018 saw the airport deal with 63,378,923 total passengers and 369,474 aircraft movements.

After a series of delays in construction, the airport was officially opened on September 2006, almost a year behind schedule. In the present day, it is now used as a hub for many airlines including Bangkok Airways, Jet Asia Airways, Thai Airways, Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air.

Suvarnabhumi Airport Location

The airport is located about 16 miles east of downtown Bangkok. It is in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan.

Facilities

The airport has the world's fourth-largest single-building airport terminal, which measures over 6 million square feet. The modern building contains many things to keep travellers comfortable and happy whilst they wait for their flights.

Facilities Include:

Free drinking water stations

Free WiFi

Internet Kiosks

Post Office

Children's Play Area

Food and Drink concessions including a 24-hour food court

Mobile charging stations

ATMs

Muslim prayer room

Free lounges/rest zones

Duty-free shops

Showers

Smoking rooms

Transit tours

Lounges Include:

Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Lounge: Available for both international and domestic departures, this airport lounge makes your wait at BKK much more comfortable, with food and drink, WiFi, newspapers, shower facilities and TVs included.

Miracle Lounge: There are a selection of these airport lounges dotted around the airport, for both business class and first-class travellers. Most will include drinks, WiFi, newspapers, TVs and telephones.

Runways

Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
01R/19L 4,000 13,123 Asphalt Concrete
01L/19R 3,700 12,139 Asphalt Concrete
Planned runway for 2021 4,000 13,123 Asphalt Concrete

Terminals

There is only one terminal at this airport, but that does not mean the terminal is lacking. In fact, the terminal is one of the biggest terminals in the world, measuring over 6 million square feet. The terminal was designed by Helmut Jahn and constructed by ITO JV. The airport is designed in such a way that the daylight is maximised, keeping energy costs down. There is also an impressive cooling system which sees a 50% reduction in energy compared to a conventional one. If you are interested in other eco-friendly airports check out the page which explores what other airports are doing to be more environmentally-friendly.

Airlines that fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport

Aeroflot Air Astana Air Austral Air China
Air France Air India Air Macau All Nippon Airways
Arkia Asiana Airlines Austrian Airlines Bangkok Airways
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Bhutan Airlines British Airways Cambodia Airways
Cambodia Angkor Air Cathay Pacific Cebu Pacific China Airlines
China Eastern Airlines China Express Airlines China Southern Airlines Druk Air
Eastar Jet EgyptAir El Al Emirates
Ethiopian Airlines Etihad Airways Eurowings EVA Air
Finnair Garuda Indonesia GoAir Gulf Air
Hainan Airlines Hebei Airlines Hong Kong Airlines HK Express
IndiGo Japan Airlines JC International Airlines Jeju Air
Jet Asia Airways Jetstar Airways Jetstar Asia Airways Jetstar Pacific Airways
Jin Air Juneyao Airlines Kenya Airways KLM
Korean Air Kunming Airlines Kuwait Airways Lanmei Airlines
Lao Airlines LOT Polish Airlines Lucky Air Lufthansa
Mahan Air Malaysia Airlines Maldivian MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Myanmar Airways International Myanmar National Airlines Nepal Airlines Norwegian Air Shuttle
Okay Airways Oman Air Pakistan International Airlines Peach
Philippine Airlines Qantas Qatar Airways Rossiya
Royal Brunei Airlines Royal Jordanian S7 Airlines Shandong Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines Sichuan Airlines Singapore Airlines SpiceJet
Spring Airlines SriLankan Airlines Swiss International Air Lines Thai Airways
Thai Smile Thai Vietjet Air Turkish Airlines Turkmenistan Airlines
T'way Airlines Ukraine International Airlines Ural Airlines US-Bangla Airlines
Uzbekistan Airways VietJet Air Vietnam Airlines Vistara
XiamenAir ZIPAIR Tokyo    

Top Destinations

Popular International Destinations

In 2007, the decision was made to re-open Don Mueang Airport for domestic flights due to overcrowding. This means that typically, BKK does not operate many domestic flights within Thailand, and are instead usually operated by Don Mueang.

The following table summarises the top 20 routes to and from the airport during 2017.

 

Rank Airport Passengers
1 Hong Kong 3,971,531
2 Singapore 3,128,667
3 Seoul-Incheon 2,629,925
4 Dubai-International 2,025,049
5 Taipei-Taoyuan 1,613,265
6 Shanghai-Pudong 1,417,765
7 Guangzhou 1,237,258
8 Tokyo-Narita 1,136,068
9 Kuala Lumpur-International 1,106,757
10 Tokyo-Haneda 1,094,946
11 Beijing-Capital 1,087,251
12 Ho Chi Minh City 1,079,112
13 Doha 1,015,238
14 Delhi 976,066
15 Manila 934,133
16 Mumbai 860,350
17 Hanoi 832,943
18 London-Heathrow 813,824
19 Yangon 794,713
20 Abu Dhabi 748,593

 

How to get to Suvarnabhumi Airport

 

By Road

By car, you can access the airport with 5 main routes. The most convenient is the Bangkok Chon Buri Motorway (Motorway 7).

By Public Transport

The airport provides free bus services between BKK and Don Mueang Airport. There are also regional trains which connect the airport to nearby towns and stations.

By Bike

In 2015, the airport introduced a Sky Lane, a cycling-only track around the airport perimeters. People can bring their own bike or alternatively hire a bike for free.