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Travelers to Thailand should expect a longer trip to the airportToday’s tip—like Thursday’s—comes from the U.K.’s travel advisory service. It concerns travelers to Thailand and construction on the roadways to/from Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport (DMK):

“Due to roadworks causing congestion on the route from central Bangkok to Don Mueang airport, the Thai Immigration Bureau have advised travellers to allow more time than usual, around 3 hours, to reach the airport. The roadworks are estimated to last until September 2018.”

If you’ll be traveling to or through DMK this year, make sure you budget extra time for your trip to the airport (or take the Airport Rail Link). See more Thailand travel advice here.

 

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2 Comments On "Travelers to Thailand Should Expect a Longer Trip to Bangkok's Airport"
  1. E|

    Note that Don Mueang is the old airport which is now used mostly for interior flights. It is north of Bangkok, while the new international airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, is east of Bangkok, accessible by a major highway and train service. Given traffic in and around the city always leave a lot of time to get to either airport.

  2. Tom Frillman|

    Hi JJ- Your 1-10-2018 Travel Tip of the Day doesn’t seem to coincide with the linked to. Bangkok has two commercial airports Don Mueang (DMK) and Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). They are both international but I believe that most of DMK flights are to/from asia where as BKK gets most of the long haul flights.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Mueang_International_Airport

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