Bangkok is a tourism paradise with all that a Thai self-sufficient tourist. Hundreds of commercial centers, many colorful markets, amusement parks and virtual attractions. So what thing to prepare to travel to Bangkok is perfect? Living Nomads sums up all the tips, travel experience Bangkok from the most connoisseurs for you.
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Bangkok travel blog: How to get to Bangkok?
A cheap flight from Nok Air or Air Asia will take you to Bangkok immediately. The price for a normal two-way flight is about 85 dollars if you depart from Vietnam. And if you hunt for cheap tickets, the cost for a pair of two-way tickets is only about 60 dollars to 78 dollars. The fare will be cheaper if you book 3 to 4 months and avoid the peak tourism summers.
Getting from Bangkok Airport to the city center
Bangkok has two airports, Don Muang (Don Mueang) and Suvarnabhumi, both far from the city center. You need to look carefully at the ticket to find out which airport you are in and choose the right way to move to the center.
Guide to getting from Don Mueang International Airport to Bangkok
An A1 bus ticket is the most economical way to get to central Bangkok from Don Muang
Bus A1: To get to Mo Chit BTS station, the bus station is located on the ground floor of the airport for about 35 baht. From here you can go to BTS, Siam, Silom, Sathon, or Sukhumvit. Note that the car only runs from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm
Taxi: Taxi from Don Muang Airport to downtown (Siam area) is about 6 – 10 dollars. There are a lot of taxi companies with enough color to choose or you can catch Grab to go to the center.
Please note that you have to pay for high speed (about 3 dollars) and airport entrance fee (1.5 dollars)for the driver. So, to save cost you can take a taxi to Mo Chit station and then BTS to the central station.
Guide to getting from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok
The Airport Rail Link takes you directly to central Bangkok
Airport Rail Link: From the airport, you follow the signboard to Airport Rail Link. This ARL route takes you to Makasan MRT or Phaya Thai MRT Station. From these two stations, you can go to other places by MRT, BTS. The train runs from 6 am to 12 pm daily, you can buy tickets at the station for about 1.5 dollars.
Taxi: one trip from Suvanarbuhmi to the center is 9 – 10 dollars. To catch a taxi, you go down to the 1st floor, gate No. 4 or 7. Get the ticket on it with the taxi’s number, then come to the right taxi and start to move. Be aware that you also spend airport charges and highways as in Don Muang.
From Suvanarbuhmi Airport, you can also go to Pattaya by bus for 3 – 5 dollars.
To getting from the airport to Bangkok center you can also hire Klook’s private car charter service, which is convenient and saving a alot of time, and the travel cost is not too expensive if you go with a large group. You can refer to and book these services as follow:
- Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers (BKK) for Bangkok, Pattaya & More by Oriental Holiday
- Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers (BKK) for Bangkok by Thai Rhythm
- Private Don Mueang Airport (DMK) Transfers for Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, and Ayutthaya
- Private City Transfers between Bangkok and Pattaya, Ayutthaya, Hua Hin & More
- Private Transfers for Bangkok City and Surrounding Attractions
Bangkok travel blog: Where to stay in Bangkok?
Cheap areas: Khao San Road, Chinatown, alleys in Sukhumvit (far subway station), Bangkok suburbs.
Medium areas: Pratunam area, alleys on Sukhumvit, Siam (near the train station), Old Town, Lumpini Park, Chatuchak,…
Luxury areas: The hotel is in the center of Siam, along the Chao Phraya River
Below are some best cheap, budget, mid-range and upscale hotels with good ratings and reviews you can refer to.
- Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok (Address: 155/1 Soi Mahadlekluang 1 Ratchadamri Road Lumphini Bangkok, 10, 10330, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 690 1888), 4-star hotel with room rates from $91/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- Centre Point Hotel Pratunam (Address: 6 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 653 6690), 5-star hotel with room rates from $70/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok (Address: 567 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 625 1234), 4-star hotel with room rates from $64/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- Pathumwan Princess Hotel (Address: 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 216 3700), 5-star hotel with room rates from $112/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- Akara Hotel (Address: 372 Sri Ayutthaya Road, Thanon Phyathai, Rajthevi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 248 5511), 5-star hotel with room rates from $73/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- Holiday Inn Bangkok (Address: 971 Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 656 1555), 4-star hotel with room rates from $113/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- Amari Watergate Bangkok (Address: 847 Petchburi Road, Payathai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 653 9000), 5-star hotel with room rates from $81/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- CityPoint Hotel (Address: 6, 22 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 229 4392), 3-star hotel with room rates from $39/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- On 8 Sukhumvit Nana By Compass Hospitality (Address: 162 ถนน สุขุมวิท 8 Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Sukhumvit Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand / Phone: +66 2 254 8866), 3-star hotel with room rates from $46/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- Sarnn Sukhumvit 28 (8/4 soi sukhumvit28 Sukhumvit Road Klongton Klong toey Bangkok 10110, Thailand / Phone: +66 81 173 3747), 2-star hotel with room rates from $20/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
- Red Planet Bangkok Asoke (8/4 soi sukhumvit28 Sukhumvit Road Klongton Klong toey Bangkok 10110, Thailand / Phone: +66 81 173 3747), 3-star hotel with room rates from $28/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
Bangkok blog — What to do and where to go in Bangkok?
Top sightseeing and activities places in Bangkok
Safari World Bangkok: Asia’s largest open zoo with hundreds of animal species around the world. Suitable for groups, families with young children. Open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. Ticket price is 54 dollars.
Dream World Bangkok: Bangkok’s Disney Land with hundreds of exciting games. Suitable for couples, young families, groups of friends, … Open from 10 am to 5 pm every day.
Siam Park Bangkok: A land of endless fun with the world’s largest artificial beach and adventure water games with cool snowflakes in Snow Town Bangkok
Snow Town Bangkok: Enjoy yourself with snowballs, slide down the smooth white snow or play snow castle in the city center.
SEA Life Aquariums Bangkok: is one of the largest aquariums in South East Asia with 30,000 individuals and magnificent ocean views.
Bangkok travel blog: The famous temples in Bangkok
Wat Pho (Buddhist Temple): where the longest Buddha statue in the world (46m)
Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha Temple): famous for the monks of golden gold
Wat Benchamabophit: The most magnificent temple in Bangkok with white marble architecture.
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn): The most beautiful temple in Bangkok, located on the shore of the Chao Phraya River.
Bangkok travel blog — Bangkok live shows: The must-see Bangkok’s shows when coming to Bangkok
Cookin Nanta Show: The Cookin Nanta Show is one of the most famous and unique culinary shows in the world.
Siam Niramit: Traditional Thai art show with 2,000 seats, more than 150 dancers in more than 500 unique costumes.
Muay Thai Live: Visiting to Thailand, you must see Muay, the traditional martial arts of the Golden Pagoda. The Legend Lives: The show brings you to discover Muay’s origin with live, authentic performances.