Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) – Bangkok’s second airport which is well connected with all Thailand regions and other Southeast Asian countries by low-cost carriers. Don Mueang Airport is located about 20 km from central Bangkok and is very convenient for traveling by air inside Thailand for a very reasonable price.

Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

International Flights from/to Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport

Thailand has international flight connections with a vast number of destinations worldwide. Don Mueang is the second biggest international airport located in Bangkok and used by regional low-cost carriers intensively.

Don Mueang International Airport is served by international flights from/to:

- China
- Malaysia
- Indonesia
- Cambodia
- Japan
- Singapore
- Myanmar
- Laos
- Vietnam
- Hong Kong
- Taiwan
- India
- Maldives

Get a really good flight deal for your trip to Thailand on Flights at Trip.com or Flights at Kiwi.com. We would recommend checking both flight search systems and compare prices as for different flights any of them can offer better price.

Domestic Flights from/to Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport

You can reach other cities in Thailand by using domestic flights from/to Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport (DMK):

- Buriram
- Chiang Mai
- Chiang Rai
- Chumphon
- Hat Yai
- Khon Kaen
- Krabi
- Lampang
- Loei
- Mae Sot
- Nakhon Phanom
- Nakhon Si Thammarat
- Nan
- Narathiwat
- Phitsanulok
- Phrae
- Phuket
- Ranong
- Roi Et
- Sakon Nakhon
- Surat Thani
- Trang
- Ubon Ratchathani
- Udon Thani

Airlines Operating in Don Mueang Airport

Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport is the main hub for these Thai airlines - low-cost carriers Thai AirAsiaTiger AirwaysThai Lionair and Nok Air.

Airlines Operating in Don Mueang Airport

Tickets

Flight deals for the most popular international destinations from DMK Airport can be found here:

Flight deals for the most popular domestic destinations from DMK Airport can be found here:

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Thailand Visa at Don Mueang Airport

When arriving to Don Mueang Airport on an international flight from another country in the region, you need to pass the immigration of Don Mueang Airport, even if you have a connecting domestic flight from here. If your nationality lets you enter Thailand on Free visa-exempt stay or you’ve got a Single Entry Tourist Visa / Multiple Entry Tourist Visa in advance from Thai embassy or consulate, just proceed to the immigration, present your travel documents to the officer, get your passport stamped and you will be allowed to enter the country. Thailand Immigration control procedure at the airport is briefly described here: Thailand Immigration Control Procedure for Foreigners.

However, if you’re a citizen of one of the countries eligible to obtain Thailand Visa on Arrival and decided to use this type of Thailand Visa, you can get your Visa on Arrival at Don Mueang Airport as this airport is one of Thailand’s Immigration Checkpoints providing facilities for issuance of Visa on Arrival.

For more details check: Thai Visa on Arrival at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK).

Currency Exchange at Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Currency Exchange at Don Mueang Airport

If Don Mueang Airport is your entry point to Thailand, you will need to get some local currency here as normally only Thai baht is accepted for all purchases within the country and payment in cash is still preferred in many places. Withdrawing cash from ATM or exchanging money at currency exchange booths are the best ways to get Thai baht at the airport. However, none of these options is cost effective at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK).

The rates offered by foreign exchange booths at Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) are far from good. What exchange rates are offered by currency exchange booths at Don Mueang Airport and what should you do for getting better rates than that, read here: Currency Exchange at Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK).

Currency Exchange at Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Thailand SIM Card at Don Mueang Airport

There are counters of all main Thailand mobile network providers at Don Mueang Airport. If you are willing to save some money, you can just book a discounted Thailand 4G SIM Card and pick it up at the airport as it will be significantly cheaper. For the deal check here: [SALE] 4G SIM Card for Thailand (DMK Airport Pick Up).

Bus from Don Mueang Airport to Central Bangkok

As BTS SkyTrain line to Don Mueang Airport is still not finished, traveling from Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok City by bus is currently one of the best choices because it is very convenient and not expensive. The journey usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic conditions.

There are four different bus routes starting at Don Mueang Airport – A1, A2, A3 and A4. More about Don Mueang Airport bus routes read here: Airport Bus Service to and from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport.

Airport Bus Service to and from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport

Taxi from Don Mueang Airport to Central Bangkok

If using public transportation seems to be too complicated for you, book a private transfer online and the driver will be waiting for you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. It's definitely the most comfortable way to reach the city and not to get lost in Bangkok on the first day of your trip.

Private transfer from Don Mueang Airport to Central Bangkok can be booked here: Private Don Mueang Airport Transfers (DMK) for Bangkok.

Bus to/from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Bangkok has two airports - the second one is called Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Traveling between Don Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport can be done in several ways but the cheapest way is taking a free shuttle bus service.

Check where to find and how to use Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports.

Free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports

More transportation options for getting from Don Mueang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport can be found here: DMK to BKK - Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Places to Stay around Don Mueang Airport

If you'll be arriving at Don Mueang Airport late at night or leaving from the airport very early in the morning, you might consider staying overnight at the hotel near the airport.

Hotel near Don Mueang Airport

More places to stay nearby can be found here: Hotels near Don Mueang Airport.

Otherwise you can stay in Bangkok area which is well connected with the airport by direct bus routes. Our recommendations for choosing the right area to stay in Bangkok can be found here: Where to Stay in Bangkok - Guide to Bangkok Best Areas.

Any Questions?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions about public transportation in Bangkok and ask your own question if it's not answered there yet.

FAQ – Bangkok Public Transport