Are you planning a trip to Thailand? Then it is time to learn the Thai airport vocabulary!
Even though you can speak English fluently, I think it is smart to learn these essential and useful phrases before you land in Thailand. It is always better to know some basic and common phrases in the native language of the destination country.
So, in today's blog post, we will focus on the common Thai words relevant to airports, and we will end the post by talking about the 3 biggest airports that amaze tourists in Thailand.
If you are ready, let's get started!
This list consists of the most frequently used Thai words and phrases at the airport. You will probably need at least some of them once you enter a Thai airport. I believe these words will help you out during your ticket purchasing and passport control process.
This list includes some Thai vocabulary for plane parts. You may need them as well since you are traveling by plane. At least, you should be able to define the main parts of the plane in the Thai language.
Here are some useful Thai phrases in case you need to talk to a local or the officer cannot speak English. You can express your possible requests at the airport with these simple sentences.
English: I am looking for terminal A.
English: Terminal B is for international flights.
English: Why has the plane been delayed?
English: I would like a window seat.
Although most tourists are only familiar with Bangkok's modern international airport, Suvarnabhumi, Thailand, has more airports all around the country. We can say that they offer a cheap and convenient way to travel around Thailand.
Thailand is a pretty large country, and journeys by bus can take more than 12 hours; you can find out yourself that you can fly and save yourself a lot of time and money for the same cost of a bus ticket.
You haven't arranged your trip schedule yet? Explore all the provinces of Thailand beforehand to avoid unexpected situations.
Bangkok's modern airport was built in 2006 and had all the features you could expect from an airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport is located about 30km east of central Bangkok. Around the airport, you will find numerous shops and restaurants serving everything from local Thai food to western fast food.
There is a taxi rank on the entrance floor where you can grab a taxi into the city center for around $20, or you could go down to the basement to get on the airport rail, which costs only $1.50.
Phuket Airport is the third busiest in the whole country. You will notice that it has many transport options to get you to your accommodation, including car services. Unfortunately, the taxi and tuk-tuk prices are inflated, but you can get the Phuket Smart Bus to save some money.
Phuket airport is perfect for tourists who want to hit the beach and avoid the congestion of Bangkok. Expect to pay a bit more for direct flights to Phuket than Bangkok, but it is worth it if you have limited travel time.
Koh Samui airport is small and basic compared to the others. Still, it offers a convenient way of getting to the island with minimal fuss.
However, prices for flights to the island are about three times what you'd expect as Bangkok Airways holds a monopoly on this airport.
If you are keen on exploring even more about the Thai Language, improving your abilities and knowledge of the most basic words and phrases will make a huge difference during your trip to the Land of Smiles.
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