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1. Posted by rag7 (Budding Member 41 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi, i am putting together various flights around Thailand and Vietnam and on a couple of occasions i am getting two flights on the same day. Are there only two airports in Bangkok? So far all my flights are with Air Aisa that arrive in Bangkok so i assume these all land at the same Bangkok Airport that correct?

With regards to allowing time between landing from an air aisa flight, unloading baggage and then re-checking in for the next flight, how long as a minimum do you think i should leave?


2. Posted by Nath1970 (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
check if that is the airport you are flying to and from
I know the airport and there is domestic and international level.
The signs are easy to read, I found it very easy to find my way.
Working for an airline myself and flying to BKK myself on the
3th of March this year with another flight to Vietnam that same day
I would strongly advice to get as much transfer/in between time as you can get
Your incoming flight might be delayed, your luggage might be delayed
the que's might be long and you surely do not want to stress out on the
start of your trip. . . .
And stretching your legs is nice after a long flight. ;)

hope I could be of some help

enjoy your trip!


3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2009 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

There is also a domestic-only airport, but all Air Asia and Thai International flights use Suvarnabhumi.

4. Posted by rag7 (Budding Member 41 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Thanks. My first flight from Chiang Mai will (if all goes on schedule) land at Bangkok at 09:30 with Air Aisa and then my second flight of the day out of Bangkok with Air Aisa leaves at 15:55. Therefore if everything was perfectly on time i will have nearly 6 1/2 hours between flights which should be ok if there are any delays. Obviously serious delays/cancelled flights and i could be in trouble but then i think these flights times are reasonable.

5. Posted by Valdamir (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I think they have merge the 2 airport so now there is only one left.
Check it with the airlines.

6. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

All international flights leave from the new Suvarnabhumi airport, while domestic flights go through the old Don Mueng airport, which is a 40 minute taxi ride away. As Valdamir says, there are plans afoot to merge the two... But 6 and a half hours, you should be pretty safe (and can afford to be caught in the Bangkok rush hour traffic if it comes to that) - from my experience with AirAsia they are mostly reliable and on time...