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Bangkok airport:

  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) serves all international flights and the majority of domestic flights to and from Bangkok.
  2. Don Muang Airport (DMK) now serves domestic and international flight (Low-cost airline).
    Both airports are located approximately 45 minutes from the city and are primarily serviced by taxis. The two airports are about 30km apart, which is important to note when planning to connect between international or domestic flights.

Transportation to the conference venue:

  1. Airport Taxi: Taxis from both airports are readily available. As most taxi drivers do not speak English, it is advisable to contact the taxi hiring station to assist you with communicating with the driver. The one-way fare from the airport to the city is approximately 300-400 THB (with general taxis, airport limousines may cost higher rate) and express way charges are additional (approx. 70 THB).
  2. The Airport Rail Link runs from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to central Bangkok (Get off at Phaya Thai Station) from 06:00 to 24:00 daily. The City Line departs every 20 minutes and takes 30 minutes (stopping eight stations) for a fee of Baht 45 (approx. $US1.5). Full details can be found at
    The Sukosol Hotel located next to Airport Rail Link “Phaya Thai Station” about 5 minutes walks.
  3. Sky Train (BTS): Currently there are two routes, the Sukhumvit Line and the Silom Line, which cover much of the central city and its many commercial, residential and tourist areas. The trains run daily between 06:00 and 24:00 with frequent services, about every 5 minutes. Just across the road from the Skytrain “Phaya Thai Station” (exit 4) on the Sukhumvit Line.


The weather in Bangkok is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate. This means the city has three main seasons: hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October and cool season between November and February. As Bangkok holds claim to being the hottest city in the world, expect daytime temperatures to be in excess of 30 degrees centigrade throughout the year. The possible exception to this is in late December and early January. Bangkok weather may not be the warmest in the world every day but, overall, it is unrelenting simply because it doesn’t cool at night. The two periods – April to May and September to October – are the most humid. The southwest monsoons arrive between May and October bringing unsettled, cloudy conditions. For many people, this is a welcome respite.