Travel Information

 

Getting to Bangkok

Bangkok is an international travel hub boasting two international airports.

Suvarnabhumi International Airport - Thailand's largest airport operates flights connecting with global destinations.​

Don Mueang International Airport - Bangkok's second international airport operates regional and domestic flights.

 

Suvarnabumi Airport Guide

After the immigration process, you will be at the arrival floor (Second Floor).


1.     Transportation to the Conference Site – Five modes of transportation

a.     Airport Link (Mass Rapid Transit) – Basement level. Buy a token to “Phaya Thai” for 45 Baht (about 1.2 USD).  It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to Phaya Thai Station, from which you can take a taxi to your hotel or take the BTS (Sukhumvit Line toward “Kheha/Samrong”) to Siam Station.  At Siam Station, transfer to Silom Line toward National Stadium, which is the very next stop.  Your hotel is a walking distance from the National Stadium BTS station.

b.     Meter Taxi – First Floor.  The usual fare is about 300 – 400 Baht (8 – 10.7 USD) on a taxi meter plus about 90 Baht (2.4 USD) for the highway toll.  Insist on the meter before getting into a taxi.  It takes about one hour, depending on the traffic condition (usually horrendous in the city)

c.      AOT Airport Limousine can be booked in advance or at the airport.

d.     Shuttle Service – First Floor.  If your hotel provides a shuttle service, you should contact the hotel for the pick-up.

e.     Grab – First Floor.  About 400 – 500 Baht. “Grab” is the Thai equivalent of Uber.  Download the app at the airport and you can order a ride (you can pay cash once you get to the hotel).


2.     Communication – Free WiFi is available within the airport.  SIM cards can be purchased from the venders right outside the arrival area on the second floor.

3.     Money Exchange – There are several money exchangers (all associated with major Thai banks) located near the luggage pick-up area.  Also, there are many exchangers within the airport.  Exchange a small amount (maybe about 30 – 50 USD) at the airport for immediate needs.  The exchange rate is better outside the airport, and there are many places to change your money near the conference site.

4.     Food – Most restaurants are on the Third Floor. Seven-Eleven and other convenience stores are on the second and basement floors (right in front of the Airport Link entrance). Magic Lantern, an authentic and inexpensive cafeteria primarily serving Thai workers, is located on the first floor.

 

Don Mueang Airport Guide

After the immigration process, you will be at the arrival gate (First Floor).  It is a very small airport.


1.     Transportation to the Conference Site – Four modes of transportation

a.     Bus – First Floor. Both “A1” and “A2” will take you to Mo Chit (BTS)/Chatuchak (MRT) station for 30 Baht (about 0.80 USD).  It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to Mo Chit/Chatuchak.  Then, take the BTS to Siam (Sukhumvit Line) and transfer to the Silom Line at Siam Station. The next stop is National Stadium Station.  Your hotel should be very close to the BTS station (see the map).

b.     Meter Taxi – First Floor.  The usual fare is about 300 – 400 Baht (8 – 10.7 USD) on a taxi meter plus about 90 Baht (2.4 USD) for the highway toll.  Insist on the meter before getting into a taxi.  It takes about one hour, depending on the traffic condition (usually horrendous in the city).

c.      Shuttle Service – First Floor.  If your hotel provides a shuttle service, you should contact the hotel for the pick-up.

d.     Grab – First Floor.  About 300 – 400 Baht. “Grab” is the Thai equivalent of Uber.  Download the app at the airport and you can order a ride.

2.     Communication – Free WiFi is available in the airport.  SIM cards can be purchased from the venders right outside the arrival area on the first floor.  You can’t miss it.

3.     Money Exchange – There are several money exchangers (all associated with major Thai banks) located near the luggage pick-up area.  Exchange a small amount (maybe about 30 – 50 USD) at the airport for immediate needs.  The exchange rate is better outside the airport, and there are many places to change your money near the conference site.

4.     Food – Restaurants are on the departure floor.  Seven-Eleven is on the first floor.

 

Hotels

The conference venue is located at the Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building (also referred to as the Chamchuri 10 Building indicated by blue star in the map) at Chulalongkorn University, which is close to the famous MBK Shopping Center. It is suggested to stay at a hotel close to National Stadium BTS station or in the Siam Square area. There are many hotels in the area that fit every budget. Here are some suggested hotels within walking distance of the conference venue:

  1. Pathumwan Princess Hotel (connected to conference venue by sky bridge.)

  2. House Of Papa Bangkok Siam

  3. Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square

  4. ibis Bangkok Siam 

  5. Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam 

  6. Mercure Bangkok Siam

  7. Kritthai Residence

  8. Siam @ Siam Design Hotel

  9. Daraya Boutique Hotel

  10. Happy 3

  11. Reno Hotel

  12. LiT BANGKOK Hotel

  13. LiT BANGKOK Residence

  14. Patumwan House

  15. Hua Chang Heritage Hotel

  16. Siam Nitra Boutique Hotel

  17. Evergreen Place Siam

  18. VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery

  19. Asia Hotel Bangkok

  20. Siam Swana

  21. VELA be Bangkok Ratchathewi

  22. GalileOasis Boutique Hotel

  23. Tongpoon Hotel

  24. Chatrium Grand Bangkok

  25. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

  26. Centara Grand at CentralWorld

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Visa Information

  • Thailand has visa exemption agreements with many countries. (Click here to see list of exempt countries.)

  • If you require a visa to travel to Thailand and need a letter issued by the conference organizers, please email us at ahec2022bkk@gmail.com.​​

 

COVID-19 Information

  • ​From October 1, 2022, travelers to Thailand are no longer required to present COVID-19 related documents such as a certificate of vaccination and COVID-19 test results upon arrival in Thailand.

  • Some airlines have COVID-19 travel requirements. Please check with your airline before departure.

  • Although COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in Thailand, Chulalongkorn University strongly encourages visitors to mask while indoors. Masking is standard practice in Thailand.