Late night arrival in Bangkok. Sleep options?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jan 12, 2012 12:43 PM Last Post By: p_mc_livin
Jan 11, 2012 3:35 PM
Late night arrival in Bangkok. Sleep options?Hi all
I will be arriving in the wee hours of the morning on February 25 into Bangkok on my first trip to SE Asia and am wondering what your suggestions are for a nearby hotel. The Sky Train does not run past midnight, is this correct? If so, what are my transport options?
Alternatively, can you bunk down in the airport? If so, where's the best spot?
Jan 11, 2012 3:39 PM
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Jan 11, 2012 3:49 PM
4Thanks. I was just wondering if it was allowable/permissible to overnight at the airport. I don't usually sleep while overnighting at airports. In New Zealand, it's a great way to save money.
Jan 11, 2012 7:18 PM
5Sleep at the airport in the city that never sleep I don't think so ! get some sleep on the flight and let the party begin on the first night is the best option or if you still jetlack want to settle down first book the hotel online (mine was hotels.com never let me down) and a regular taxi (normaly two tone colour)at the airport exit is safe and it run by meter no cheaky price. they got recieved and will tell you how much it cost. or second option rent a car I think the counter open 24 hours the fuel really cheap ,the road not to bad ,traffic worst as you can imagine but lot better than Rome if you stay in bangkok I'm not recoment it as it will wasting you time finding the way finding parking space . and the 3nd option sleep at the airport ! the chairs is uncomfortable and bangkok mosquitoe really love this idea! you just not more than30 minute away from the comfie you deserve .why treat yourself with the roughtnight on the first night ?and if you fancy adventure I recomment sleep rough on the white sandy beach somewhere down south .I got several favorit beach(12beach)to recomment but please not at the airport!
Jan 11, 2012 7:48 PM
6We stay at Siam ll when we are in Bangkok. Quiet alleyway just near Khoa san Road (KSR.) Tasteful Thai decor, aircon, pool etc. last time we stayed it was about 1200 bt Dbl. per night. If that's too much there are cheaper options without the pool, aircon etc. in the KSR area. Don't worry about getting accom. to pick you up, take a taxi. Book the first night and if you don't like it find another room the next day when you are fed, showered and rested. Don't use Agoda or any of those booking agencies. Book direct it is much cheaper. Take nipont42 advice. Don't sleep at the airport.
Jan 11, 2012 7:56 PM
7Do you have a real early flight out in the morning - maybe around 6 a.m. or will you be in Bangkok for several days? What time will you arrive at Suvarnabhumi?
The AIRPORT RAIL LINK begins at 6 a.m. There is a Public Taxi (meter taxi) service that runs 24 hours a day. Roughly the price for a taxi ride to most hotels in Bangkok will cost about 340-380 baht. This is the meter fare to the hotel plus a 50 baht surcharge. Also included is a couple toll charges.
If you intend to actually stay in Bangkok just get a hotel in the city. Maybe close to 6 a.m. wait for the train. Some hotels will charge you for a full night for check early check-ins. If this arrival is close to midnight/1 a.m. and you are staying in Bangkok definitely get a hotel! Some areas of the city still have tourists out at 2 a.m. like Sukhumvit.
For hotel suggestions say what price you want to pay for a room. Some hotels do provide transportation from the airport but you pay for it and it costs more than the meter taxi.
Jan 12, 2012 10:30 AM
8You can certainly 'sleep' at the airport in Bangkok, but you will not get much of a restful sleep. The seats are not very comfortable, and even late at night there are a fair amount of announcements over the PA system to wake you up :)
There are a few spots where you can find seating that does not have fixed armrests between the seats, but of course the chance of finding a bunch of empty seats together is fairly low.
Unless you have a very short layover, or are really trying to pinch the pennies I would second the recommendation to find a room that offers airport transfers and get a few hours in a real bed.
Jan 12, 2012 12:37 PM
9Thanks for the tips everyone.
I am starting a GAP tour the next day for 2.5 weeks, which starts at the Bangkok Center Hotel, which is a bit more than I want to pay ($50). But for convenience sake, it might be worth it. Any thoughts?
Jan 12, 2012 12:43 PM
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