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New Bangkok Airport - another question :)

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1. Posted by sj_mb (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

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We are flying in to Bangkok from Japan in December and will have about 6 hours to kill before our flight to Koh Samui. Has anyone stayed 'overnight' at the new airport? We will be there from midnight to about 6am.

Is the new airport open? I had also heard rumours that it had been closed again/hadn't opened on time, but not from anyone who has been to Thailand recently ....

Any suggestions on how to spend time there or whether there is a "Day Room" at the actual airport etc would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

2. Posted by power1010 (Full Member 18 posts) 10y

Swannaphumi is also opened .you can stay and waiting for flight to samui.

3. Posted by jerrytree (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Now every flight is landing at the new airport.

To kill time, I heard that this new airport is huge. There should be some places like shops, restaurants, cafes to hang around. so don't worry.

considering you have to wait almost an hours to get your luggages, check in an hour earlier - so you'll have 4 hours left. you should be fine.

:)

4. Posted by mowgliboy (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

I had a transit there few days after it was opened.
Boy! It was still in a mess, lots of unfinished construction,
the floor and tiles are stained. But the good thing is there
are a lot of nice shops around, as well as some really nice
eateries.

And its huge, from one end to the other, could take 20-30mins.

5. Posted by sj_mb (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Thanks for your replies! As long as there's somewhere to eat and sit down I'm sure we'll be fine with a pack of cards :)

Cheers

6. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 10y

Many reports say that the restaurant at the new airport are VERY expensive. And, according to a letter in the Bangkok Post this week, they don't give reciepts! Ask before you order!

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1656 posts) 10y

Any suggestions on how to spend time there or whether there is a "Day Room" at the actual airport etc would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

There is a free shuttle bus that connects you to the transportation center (bus station) where they were supposed to add some cheap places to eat. Might be worth a look, the shuttle takes around 6 minutes to reach the bus station.

AL

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8. Posted by sj_mb (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Is there McDonald's or something similarly cheap and chainstore in the new terminal? Or would we have to go to the transport centre? How about Burger King? I miss Burger King over here

9. Posted by lodesafun (Budding Member 56 posts) 10y

I'd hang at the airport, going to the city might make me miss the flight.. Duty free there is pricey as is the internet.
Dec 5th full moon. have fun..

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