Travel to Bangkok

How to travel to Bangkok?

When visiting Bangkok you will arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport. Once through immigration, you will be taken by designated transport (arranged through your SHA Extra +/AQ hotel) to the test center or hospital for your first RT-PCR test and then to your hotel while waiting for the result.

Some flights bound for Phuket or Pattaya will land at Suvarnabhumi Airport. If you are on one of these flights you will transit through the airport and board a domestic “sealed” flight to your destination. Please note that only particular flight numbers fall into this category.

Airport Transfer

In both Airports in Bangkok, there's an area where you can grab a taxi.
Both airports charge 50฿ on top of the price on the meter (to be paid to the driver), and you will have to pay for the highway.

In total, expect to spend between 300 and 500฿ depending on traffic.
Now if you want a private chauffeur and even a Fast Track, you can check First Class Bangkok for that.

No affiliation with them but I had a lot of clients and friends using them and always heard good things regarding their service. Recently, Grab Taxi (the local equivalent to Uber) also launched its own airport transfer service. They offer different options from taxis to SUV and even minivans for groups, at a way cheaper price than agencies.
And if you're on a budget :

  • From Don Mueang Airport, there's a bus that goes from the airport to the city center. That's by far the cheapest option.
  • From Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can take the airport link that goes to the city and connect with the BTS (Sky Train) and the MRT (metro). This way you can easily go anywhere in the city for less than 100฿.

Buy a Sim Card

Because trust me, you're gonna need internet.

From translations to bookings, to use Grab Taxi when taxis refuse to put the meters... you're gonna need internet on your phone.

And it's pretty cheap too. For about 400฿ (13$) you'll have 5 to 10gb for 7 days, or more if you need.

From experience, AIS and True seem to have the best coverage. Both have booths at both Airports in Bangkok, so do it there.

They know what you need and they will set it up on your phone in 2 minutes.

Where to stay in Bangkok?

Travelers can book their one-night Test and Go Hotel in Bangkok through or or

For unvaccinated travelers doing Alternate Quarantine, it is recommended to always make sure that you have booked the correct package that includes:

  • an airport pick-up
  • at least one RT-PCR test

Find the latest SHA+ Extra and AQ accommodation in Bangkok at or or