Bangkok City to Airport Express Opening Within 2009
Bangkok will join the growing list of Asian gateway cities with a high-speed railway express service to open later this year. Set to offer similar city check in services to Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur at its terminal in Phyathai, the train trip is only 15 minutes door to door. The opening of the city terminal has sent development in the Phyathai and Asoke areas in Bangkok skyrocketing and for travelers will create new travel dynamics and demand for hotels located in those areas.
The future of Don Mueang airport continues to be up in the air, with many industry players suggesting that this facility be dedicated as a low cost or budget terminal similar to Singapore, though logically with international passengers arriving this continues to pose issues for visitors looking to fly domestically on Thai or Bangkok Airway via Suvarnabhumi.