About Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport is the smaller of two international airports in Thailand’s capital city and is actually one of the oldest commercial airports in the world. Our Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, how to get there and a list of accommodation options nearby.
The new Terminal 2, serving domestic flights, opened for business in December 2015.
Airport information counters are located in the arrivals and departures halls (tel: + 66 2 535 1254/1123).
The Don Muang Toll Way directly connects central Bangkok with Don Muang Airport.
From central Bangkok, head north on Phahonyothin Road, and merge onto the Don Muang Toll Way, continuing north to the airport. The total drive time from central Bangkok to the airport is approximately 32 minutes.
Transfer between terminals:
Shuttle buses connect the two terminals.
Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport is situated 24km (15 miles) north of Bangkok.
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Public transport road:
Bus:Air-conditioned airport buses leave from the front of the arrivals area. Destinations served include several city hotels, the Grand Palace, Sukhumvit and Hua Lumpong Railway Station. Regular public buses also run to Hua Lumpong Railway Station, Silom Road and the southern and eastern region bus terminals. Special bus A1 offers services to Bangkok bus station every 20 minutes between 0830-2330. Fares are low, starting at around ฿25. There is additionally a regular free shuttle bus service connecting Don Muaeng with Bangkok's other airport, Suvarnabhumi.
Taxi:Licensed metered city taxis (with black and yellow plates) can be flagged down outside the departures area; passengers should make sure that the meter is switched on and never use unlicensed taxis. It is a good idea to have the required destination written in Thai. Be prepared to bargain over the fare, which will start at about ฿400 for city centre destinations. The journey time into Bangkok can vary between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on traffic.
Public transport rail:
Rail:Trains run from Don Mueang Station opposite the airport to Hua Lumpong Railway Station in central Bangkok (journey time: around 50 minutes). From here, it is possible to connect to trains serving the whole country. Fares are around ฿50.
There are three banks within Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport. ATMs and bureaux de change are available in the arrival and departure halls of the main terminal.
Several restaurants and snack bars are available in the terminal complex.
Several shops offer a range of items for purchase, including branded souvenirs, books, jewellery and electronic goods.
A lost property service is operated by the information office (tel: +66 2 535 1100). Luggage storage facilities (tel: +66 2 535 1882) are located in the departure hall on the second floor of the main terminal and in the arrivals hall.
Emergency medical care is available on the first floor at the north end of Terminal 1. There is a medical centre on the ground floor of the terminal, near the domestic departure hall. A tour operator has an office in Arrivals. There are also spa and massage services, a beauty salon and a prayer room.
Facilities for disabled travellers include: lifts, accessible toilets and an electric car for transport around the terminal. Car parking for disabled travellers is also available. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline at the time of booking.
A three-storey car park is located in front of the terminal building.
International car hire companies, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Sixt all have desks in the arrivals area of the terminal. Foreign travellers should be aware that driving in and around Bangkok is not particularly advised, especially for those unfamiliar with the level of traffic found in the city centre.