THE-ICE 12th IPoE Forum 2018
‘Creating Advance Learning Experiences’
12th – 15th November 2018
To be proudly hosted by Dusit Thani College, Bangkok
1 Soi Kaenthong (Next to Seacon Square), Nongbon, Pravet, Bangkok, Thailand 10250
The following information is provided to assist you with your travel needs when arriving in Bangkok, Thailand to attend the 12th IPoE Forum.
Arriving in Bangkok – by air
Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is located 30km east of central Bangkok, and is the gateway for most international flights. Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), 25km north of central Bangkok, was retired from service in 2006 and replaced by Suvarnabhumi, but later reopened as Bangkok’s budget hub. International flights at Don Mueang come through Terminal 1.
- Click here for airport services and information for Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Click here for airport services and information for Don Mueang Airport
Navigating to Dusit Thani College from Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport
The most direct means of transportation to Dusit Thani College (DTC), located about 45 minutes’ drive from Bangkok City Centre, is by taxi. Drive time from Suvarnabhumi Airport to DTC is approximately 30 minutes. Drive time from Don Mueang Airport to DTC is approximately 50 minutes.
Taxi & Uber
Metered taxis are available outside the arrival halls at both airports. Typical metered fares to Dusit Thani are estimated at ฿250-400 THB / ~$10-15 AUD. There is a ฿50 THB / $2 AUD surcharge added to all fares departing from the airport, payable directly to the driver, and potential expressway toll costs of an additional ฿75 THB / $3 AUD. The estimated fare of an Uber to Dusit Thani College is ฿178-235 THB / $8-10 AUD from Suvarnabhumi and ฿316-411 THB / $13-17 AUD from Don Mueang.
Airport Transfer – Dusit Princess guests
For guests of the Dusit Princess, adjacent to DTC, airport transfers can be organised through the hotel.
Getting Around Bangkok
Taxi & Uber
Taxis tend to be the fastest and most cost-effective way to get around Bangkok – all taxis are required to use their meters, which start at ฿35 THB / $1.50 AUD, and fares to most places within central Bangkok are ฿60-90 THB / $2.50-4 AUD. Freeway tolls (฿25-70 THB / $1-3 AUD) must be paid by the passenger.
The elevated BTS, also known as the Skytrain, runs through ‘new’ Bangkok (Silom, Sukhumvit and Siam Sq), and the two lines interchange at Siam station. Trains run frequently from 6am-midnight and fares range from ฿16-44 THB / $0.65-1.85 AUD, or ฿140 THB / $6 AUD for a one-day pass. Bangkok’s Metro, the MRT, runs frequently from 6am-midnight and fares are ฿16-42 THB / $0.65-1.85 AUD, or ฿120 THB / $5 AUD for a one-day pass.
Canal taxi boats run along Khlong Saen Saep, mostly used by daily commuters. Fares range from ฿9-19 THB / $0.40-0.80 AUD and boats run:
- Monday to Friday, 5:30am-7:15pm
- Saturday, 6am-6.30pm
- Sunday, 6am-6pm
The main ferry service along Mae Nam Chao Phraya is operated by the Chao Phraya Express Boat. The central pier is known as Tha Sathon, Saphan Taksin, or Sathon/Central Pier and connects to the BTS at Saphan Taksin station. Boats run from 6am-8pm and tickets, bought at the pier or onboard, are ฿10-40THB / $0.50-1.50 AUD.
Orange-flagged express boats run between Wat Rajsingkorn (south) and Nonthaburi (north), stopping at most major piers. Boats run 6am-7pm and tickets are ~฿15 THB / $0.60 AUD. Blue-flagged tourist boats run from Sathon/Central Pier to Phra Athit/Banglamphu Pier with stops at eight major sightseeing piers. Boats run every 30 minutes, 9.30am-5pm, and tickets are ~฿40 THB / $1.50 AUD.
Bangkok’s iconic motorised rickshaws are recommended as part of experiencing Bangkok for the first time, rather than as a reliable form of public transport.
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