Suvarnabhumi Airport officially opened on September 28, 2006, and covers an approximate area of 8,000 acres (20,000 rais). Located at Km. 15 on the eastbound Bang Na-Trat Highway in Bang Phli District of Samut Prakarn province, the airport is about 25 kms. (40-60 minutes) from Downtown Bangkok.
From the North: The airport can be reached via the eight-lane Bangkok-Chonburi elevated expressway linked to the passenger terminal.
From the Northwest: The airport is accessible via a six-lane road linking to the Rom Khlao and King Kaew elevated expressway.
From the South: The airport can be reached via a four-lane road connecting with Bang Na-Trat Highway and the Buraphavithi Expressway.
From the Northeast: The airport is accessible via a four-lane road that connects with On-Nut Road.
From the West: The airport can be reached via a four-lane road connecting with King Kaew Road (new route) to the passenger terminal.
A future project is underway to have a city link between Phayathai-Makkasan and the Suvarnabhumi Airport. An underground railway station will be built underneath the passenger terminal, with the State Railway of Thailand taking the helm of this project.
The PTC has 10 entrance gates accessed by 2 roads called the Inner Curb and Outer Curb. It is combined with the connected 7 concourses and annotated by letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Concourses A, B are for domestic flights and the rest are for international flights. Passenger service for Domestic and International passengers is handled under the same roof.
The Passenger Terminal Complex comprises of:
1st Floor Bus Lobby
2nd Floor Arrivals, Transfer Service Counter, Baggage Claim, Immigration, Customs, Counters for Transportation and Accommodation
3rd Floor Meeting and Greeting Gallery, Parking Building Access
4th Floor Departures, Customer Service Center, Ticketing Offices, Immigration, Customs
5th Floor THAI and Star Alliance Offices
6th Floor Restaurants
7th Floor Observation Deck