Address: Khet Don Mueang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10210, Thailand
IATA Airport Code: DMK
ICAO airport code: VTBD
Alias: Don Mueang International Airport
Bangkok Don Mueang Airport is located in the center of the country of Thailand and is the third largest airport after Bangkok’s other international airport. It is located about 14-18 miles from the center of the city which is about a 30-50 minute drive / taxi. This ride already costs about 400 baht. If you have to transit to or from the other airport Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, this will cost about 500 baht. Traveling by bus or train is also an option. There are possibilities for the local bus and the airport LimoBus Express that goes to some streets in Bangkok center such as Khao San Road and Silom. There are also Bangkok DMK departures by train or metro, but you will first have to walk or take the bus.
Don Mueang International Airport is mainly for regional flights and low cost airlines but also occasionally international flights. Terminal 1 is for international flights (and some domestic flights). The arrivals hall is located on the first level. This is divided into the international and domestic part. Gates to 27 are for international Bangkok Don Mueang Airport departures and arrivals and those from 31 to 48 for domestic BMK departures and arrivals. The floor above (departures hall) is also divided. Here are the check-in counters and the boarding area. Terminal 2 is mainly for domestic Don Mueang departures. The arrivals with baggage reclaim area en customs are on level 1. Level 2 is an office level. Level 3 is the departures hall where you have to check in, through security and to the gate for boarding. Level 4 is a level with all kinds of services. Terminal 3 will eventually replace Terminal 1 when it is ready.
All flights will land on the two 3,500 and 3,700-foot runways. In 2019, nearly 41 million passengers used this airport. That was 272,363 DMK departures and arrivals. Most of these flights are operated by low cost airlines. Most destinations are served by Nok Air, AirAsia and Thai Lion Air. Many of these destinations are Thai, but also to Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Singapore, Yangon, etc. It is mostly flown to the north of the country. Chiang Mai, Udon Thani and Chiang Rai are important in this. If we look to the south of the country, most Don Mueang departures go to Phuket or Hat Yai. The airport is also growing rapidly internationally. The aforementioned international destinations are also popular with Osaka, Seoul, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh and Nanjing.