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Bangkok may seem chaotic and impenetrable
at first but, regular traffic jams notwithstanding, its transport system works reasonably well
and is not nearly as dire as legend would have
it. And as urban railways continue to be built,
it should keep getting better. Flights, tours
and rail tickets can be booked online at www
.lonelyplanet.com/travel_services.

Thai Air Asia (AK; %0 2515 9999; )
Thai Airways International (TG; %0 2232 8000; www
.thaiair.com)

INTERNATIONAL
Some of the airlines flying to Thailand, with
offices where they exist.

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Flying & Climate Change
Pretty much every form of motorised travel generates CO (the main cause of human-induced climate change), but
planes are far and away the worst offenders, not just because of the sheer distances they allow us to travel, but because
they release greenhouse gases high into the atmosphere. The statistics are frightening: two people taking a return flight
between Europe and the US will contribute as much to climate change as an average household’s gas and electricity
consumption over a whole year.

AIR

Bangkok is a major Southeast Asian air hub,
and dozens of airlines fly regularly between
the Thai capital and Europe, Asia, the USA
and Australia. Thailand’s national carrier
is Thai Airways International (THAI; ),
which also operates a number of domestic
air routes.

DOMESTIC
Thailand has several airlines – both full service and low cost – competing on a large network of domestic routes. All of those listed
here also fly regional international routes.
Nok Air, Orient Thai, PB Air and Thai Air
Asia are budget airlines, Thai Airways is full
service and Bangkok Airways is somewhere in
between. Big discounts are often available online, and most deal only in e-tickets, so there’s
no reason to schlep out to their distant offices
to book a fare; use a travel agent, the internet
or the phone. For last-minute fares, buy at the
departures level in the relevant airport.

Air Canada (AC; Map pp108–9; %0 2670 0400; www
.aircanada.ca; Suite 1708, Empire Tower, River Wing West,
Th Sathon Tai, Yannawa, Sathon)
Air France (AF; Map pp108–9; %0 2635 1191; www
.airfrance.co...
T R A N S P O R T
Bangkok may seem chaotic and impenetrable
at first but, regular traffic jams notwithstand-
ing, its transport system works reasonably well
and is not nearly as dire as legend would have
it. And as urban railways continue to be built,
it should keep getting better. Flights, tours
and rail tickets can be booked online at www
.lonelyplanet.com/travel_services.
AIR
Bangkok is a major Southeast Asian air hub,
and dozens of airlines fly regularly between
the Thai capital and Europe, Asia, the USA
and Australia. Thailand’s national carrier
is
Thai Airways International (THAI; www.thaiair.com),
which also operates a number of domestic
air routes.
Airlin es
DOMESTIC
Thailand has several airlines – both full serv-
ice and low cost – competing on a large net-
work of domestic routes. All of those listed
here also fly regional international routes.
Nok Air, Orient Thai, PB Air and Thai Air
Asia are budget airlines, Thai Airways is full
service and Bangkok Airways is somewhere in
between. Big discounts are often available on-
line, and most deal only in e-tickets, so there’s
no reason to schlep out to their distant offices
to book a fare; use a travel agent, the internet
or the phone. For last-minute fares, buy at the
departures level in the relevant airport.
Bangkok Airways (PG;
%
1771 or 0 2265 5555; www
.bangkokair.com)
Nok Air (OX;
%
1318; www.nokair.com)
PB Air (9Q;
%
0 2261 0222; www.pbair.com)
Thai Air Asia (AK;
%
0 2515 9999; www.airasia.com)
Thai Airways International (TG;
%
0 2232 8000; www
.thaiair.com)
INTER NATIONAL
Some of the airlines flying to Thailand, with
offices where they exist.
Air Asia (AK;
%
0 2515 9999; www.airasia.com)
Air Canada (AC; Map pp108–9 ;
%
0 2670 0400; www
.aircanada.ca; Suite 1708, Empire Tower, River Wing West,
Th Sathon Tai, Yannawa, Sathon)
Air France (AF; Map pp108–9 ;
%
0 2635 1191; www
.airfrance.com; 20th fl, Vorawat Bldg, 849 Th Silom)
Air India (AI; Map pp118–19 ;
%
0 2653 2288; www
.airindia.com; 18th fl, One Pacific Pl, 140 Th Sukhumvit)
Air New Zealand (NZ; Map pp108–9 ;
%
0 2235 8280;
www.airnewzealand.com; ITF Tower, 11/4 Th Silom)
Cathay Pacific Airways (CX; Map pp98–9 ;
%
0 2263
0606; www.cathaypacific.com; 11th fl, Ploenchit Tower,
898 Th Ploenchit)
China Airlines (CI; Map pp98–9 ;
%
0 2250 9898; www
.china-airlines.com; 4th fl, Peninsula Plaza, 153 Th
Ratchadamri)
Garuda Indonesia (GA; Map p112 ;
%
0 2679 7371-2;
www.garuda-indonesia.com; 27th fl, Lumphini Tower,
1168/77 Th Phra Ram IV)
Japan Airlines (JL;
%
0 2649 9500; www.jal.co.jp/en/;
12th fl, Nantawan Bldg, 161 Th Ratchadamri, Lumphini)
Jetstar (
%
0 2267 5125; www.jetstar.com)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL; Map pp108–9 ;
%
0 2635
2400; www.klm.com; 20th fl, Vorawat Bldg, 849 Th Silom)
Lao Airlines (QV; Map pp118–19 ;
%
0 2664 0661; 10th
fl, 253 Tower, 253 Soi Asoke, Th Sukhumvit)
Lufthansa Airlines (LH; Map pp118–19 ;
%
0 2264 2400;
www.lufthansa.com; 18th fl, Q House Asoke Bldg, 66 Soi
21, Th Sukhumvit)
Malaysia Airlines (MH; Map pp98–9 ;
%
0 2263 0565;
www.malaysiaairlines.com; 20th fl, Ploenchit Tower, 898
Th Ploenchit)
Qantas Airways (QF;
%
0 2627 1701; www.qantas
.com.au)
Singapore Airlines (SQ; Map p112 ;
%
0 2353 6000;
www.singaporeair.com; 12th fl, Silom Center Bldg, 2 Th
Silom)
TRANSPORT AIR
Swiss (LX;
%
0 2204 7744; www.swiss.com; 18th fl, Q
House Asoke Bldg, 66 Soi 21, Th Sukhumvit)
United Airlines (UA; Map pp98–9 ;
%
0 2253 0558; www
.unitedairlines.co.th; 14th fl, Sindhorn Bldg, 130-132 Th
Withayu)
Airports
Bangkok has two main airports. Opened
in late 2006,
Suvarnabhumi International Airport
(
%
0 2132 1888; www2.airportthai.co.th) is the vast
glass-and-concrete construction 30km east
of central Bangkok that acts as the main in-
ternational airport. After rather a lot of teeth-
ing problems, at most times Suvarnabhumi
(pronounced su-wan-a-poom) works fairly
efficiently. The unofficial www.bangkokair-
portonline.com site has up-to-date transport
information and real-time details of airport
arrivals and departures. Left-luggage facilities
(
h
24 hr) are available on Level 2, beside the
helpful
TAT office
(
%
0 2134 4077;
h
24 hr).
For air-
port hotels, see p220 .
Don Muang Airport (Map pp124–5 ;
%
0 2535 1111;
www2.airportthai.co.th) is 25km north of the city
centre and, after being temporarily retired,
it now serves some, but not all, domestic
routes.
Getting to/from Don Muang you can take
a taxi or bus. Taking a taxi
is the fastest and
most comfortable option, and fares at most
times will be a very reasonable 200B to 350B
depending on the traffic and how far you’re
going. Taxis depart from outside the arrivals
hall, and there is a 50B airport charge added
to the meter fare, plus expressway tolls.
Slow, crowded public bus
59 stops on the
highway in front of the airport and carries
on to Banglamphu, passing Th Khao San and
the Democracy Monument; luggage is not
allowed. Air-con buses are faster, and you
might actually get a seat. Useful air-con routes
include:
Bus 29 Northern Bus Terminal, Victory Monument, Siam Sq
and Hualamphong train station
Bus 510 Victory Monument, Southern Bus Terminal
Bus 513 Th Sukhumvit, Eastern Bus Terminal
TRANSPORT AIR
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THINGS CHANGE...
The information in this chapter is particularly vulner-
able to change. Check directly with the airline or a
travel agent to make sure you understand how a fare
(and ticket you may buy) works, and be aware of the
security requirements for international travel. Shop
carefully. The details given in this chapter should be
regarded as pointers and are not a substitute for your
own careful, up-to-date research.
CLIMATE CHANGE & TRAVEL
Climate change is a serious threat to the ecosystems that humans rely upon, and air travel is the fastest-growing con-
tributor to the problem. Lonely Planet regards travel, overall, as a global benefit, but believes we all have a responsibility
to limit our personal impact on global warming.
Flying & Climate Change
Pretty much every form of motorised travel generates CO (the main cause of human-induced climate change), but
planes are far and away the worst offenders, not just because of the sheer distances they allow us to travel, but because
they release greenhouse gases high into the atmosphere. The statistics are frightening: two people taking a return flight
between Europe and the US will contribute as much to climate change as an average household’s gas and electricity
consumption over a whole year.
Carbon Offset Schemes
Climatecare.org and other websites use ‘carbon calculators’ that allow travellers to offset the level of greenhouse gases
they are responsible for with financial contributions to sustainable travel schemes that reduce global warming – includ-
ing projects in India, Honduras, Kazakhstan and Uganda.
Lonely Planet, together with Rough Guides and other concerned partners in the travel industry, support the carbon
offset scheme run by climatecare.org. Lonely Planet offsets all of its staff and author air travel.
For more information check out our website: www.lonelyplanet.com.
THE HAND LUGGAGE NAZIS OF
SUVARNABHUMI
Be warned! Flying from Suvarnabhumi International
Airport can be an experience in loss if you carry any
liquids in your hand luggage. Bottles bought inside
the airport and sealed in a duty free bag will be okay,
but everything else will be confiscated. That means
your sun cream, moisturiser, toothpaste – look for
the huge bags full of stuff being picked over by se-
curity staff near the X-ray checks. Some airlines even
take 3ml vials of insulin for ‘safekeeping’, offering to
deliver them to your seat when required during the
flight. Anything liquid you don’t want to lose, check
it in or leave it at home.
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