A Passenger’s Guide to Don Mueang International Airport (in Bangkok, Thailand)


Entrance to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer. 

Airlines & Aviation

Don Mueang International Airport is one of two commercial airports serving Bangkok, the Thai capital. The airport is used mostly for domestic and budget flights. Most international flights operate out of Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

One of the oldest airports in Asia, Don Mueang served as Bangkok’s main gateway until Suvarnabhumi International Airport opened in 2006.

Don Mueang was supposed to be closed down, but owing to overcrowding at Suvarnabhumi, it reopened the following year as  hub for domestic flights and budget carriers.

The airport is now a hub for Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, and Orient Thai Airlines. In addition to flying to domestic travel destinations across Thailand, airlines fly from the airport to such international travel destinations as Bali, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.

Ground Transportation

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Taxis can be booked in advance. Photo Credit: Viator.

The line for taxis at Don Mueang Airport can be long, with waits of up to one hour.

If you would prefer to book a taxi in advance, check out Taxi2Airport.

You might also want to try booking a Private Airport Transfer by Car. It is best to reserve in advance. Bangkok has two airports, so make sure to book the right one.

This Guide to Don Mueang Airport contains affiliate links. It is intended for travel inspiration and planning, but information cannot be guaranteed. You should do your own due diligence.

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