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Yes, this is true, there is a dentist in Bangkok’s new airport. Not quite sure how to take this. I mean, I’ve travelled quite a lot and often found myself wondering why an airport hasn’t got this or that but never have I thought, “hey, I wish I could go get a few fillings and an extraction done between these two long flights”.

I don’t don’t know much about this place but what reports I have heard are favourable. The company is called Denta-Joy and it can be found on concourse G on the 4th floor of Suvarnabhumi airport. The website is here. So, next time you find yourself in Suvarnabhumi airport with a few hours to spare and in need of some dental work check it out. They do extractions for US$25 and a scale and polish for under US$40.

Surely this is unique to Thailand!

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A popular crossover point for those wishing to reactivate their visa or just get a new entry stamp is Aranyaprathet. Aranyaprathet is a small but busy border town in Sa Kaew Province that provides a convenient gateway into Cambodia, or entrance point into Thailand depending on which way you’re travelling. The actual border point is Poiphet in Cambodia some 15km from Aranyaprethet. 

Aranyaprathet Border 

There are twice daily first-class buses from Suvarnabhumi to Aranyaprethet, and in the opposite direction. Times from Suvarnabhumi are 0800hrs and 1430hrs with cost just under 200 baht. Buses also leave Bangkok’s Mor-Chit bus terminal regularly throughout the day for a similar price of around 200 baht for the 4-5 hour journey. These first class buses usually include some food and a toilet. Cheaper lower class buses are also available but don’t expect a toilet.

There are also daily trains from Bangkok’s Hualamphong station out east to Aranyaprethet. For price you’d be hard pushed to beat the train. With only a third class service on offer a ticket will cost you around 48 baht, though not quite as much comfort as the first class buses.

Various option are available on Khaosan Road though reports usual point to a higher charge and a lesser service than the regular buses out of Mor-Chit or Suvarnabhumi. Mooch about and you might just find a bargain.

Getting from Aranyaprethetto the border will cost you about 60 baht, pretty steep when you consider it’s only 48 baht from Bangkok to Aranyaprethet by train. The border is open from 0700hrs to 2000hrs. Expect queues in the morning as Poiphet is casino heaven for Thais on a gambling day trip. Midday onwards the buses from Khao San Road pull in and things get busier. Morning is better.

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Obviously the choice out by Suwarnabhumi Airport is limited compared to the accommodation rich streets of downtown Bangkok. But there are a few options available.

At Suvarnabhumi Airport there is the Novotel Suvarnabhumi. With rooms from around 3,000 baht you can expect all the usual refinements of the Novotel chain, with the added advantage of being just across from the airport terminal.

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel – contact details:Racha-Taeva, Bangpli , Samutprakarn 10540 ThailandTel : +66 2 131 1111Fax: +66 2 131 1188

A short distance away from the airport and with rooms starting from 900 baht is Thong Ta Resort. Perhaps not what you would expect as a “resort” location but ideally situated for the airport and reasonably priced. All the usual hotel attraction including WIFI internet connection.

In the same price range but slightly further away is Queen’s Garden Resort. Another affordable hotel close to the airport with good facilities, ideal for anyone needing to be close at hand to the airport but not wanting the high cost of Novotel.

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150 Baht from the Airport Express stop outside the 1st floor exit. The air-con Airport Express buses cover four routes:
 
AE1: Suvarnabhumi to Silom 
AE2: Suvarnabhumi to Khao San Road 
AE3: Suvarnabhumi toSukhumvit
AE4: Suvarnabhumi to Victory Monument  and Hua Lamphong train station

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Bus number 999. Less than 200 Baht (one way) shuttle service between Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi Airport and Pattaya (and vica-versa). 
 
Departs 9am,  1pm, and 5pm in both directions. First class and fully air-con with complimentary towels and light refreshments. Approximately 2 hours.
 
For more information call:  +66 038 231142
 
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Also, from Jatujak (JJ) terminal, Bangkok to Pattaya every 40 minutes between 0500hrs-2300hrs. 90 Baht. Return journey between 0530hrs-2100hrs, every 30 minutes.
 
 
 

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The biggest question since the opening of Bangkok’s new airport has been how to get into town. Or more specifically, how to get to Khao San Road?  So, best way to Khao San Road from Suvarnabhumi Airport, here we go.

  • Limousine, anything from 700 baht to 2,000 baht depending on where you book and your bargaining skills. For on-arrival booking follow the signs in the airport.
  • Taxi, the easiest and most cost-effective stress free solution. All in with “surcharge” you’re talking the best part of 500 baht, with variations for time of day and traffic. Insist on a meter, don’t negotiate a fee – you won’t win. From Khao San Road to Suvarnabhumi is the same. A taxi off the KSR will likely only go for a negotiated fee, usually in region of 700 baht. Test your bargaining skills, you might get lucky.
  • Bus, the cheapest option.  The airport bus from Suvarnabhumi passing through Khao San Road area costs 150 baht and runs daily from 05.30 to 24.00. Alternatively there’s the 551 from the airport to Victory Monument and then 503 passing along Rajdamnern Avenue. Both buses are air-con and total cost for the two is 70 baht.  Though this might not be a good option if you’re carrying a lot of baggage.  
Any questions?

 

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