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    Best Airport to get to Uk Embassy BKK

    Need to go to VFS next week for a passport renewal. Which of the 2 airports would it be best to fly into? Don't need advice on BTS/Skytrain etc as it will be taxi both ways. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Need to go to VFS next week for a passport renewal. Which of the 2 airports would it be best to fly into? Don't need advice on BTS/Skytrain etc as it will be taxi both ways. Cheers.
    Don Muang is closer and that is also where all domestic flights land (except Bangkok Airways).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Need to go to VFS next week for a passport renewal. Which of the 2 airports would it be best to fly into? Don't need advice on BTS/Skytrain etc as it will be taxi both ways. Cheers.
    Don Muang is closer and that is also where all domestic flights land (except Bangkok Airways).
    Cheers.

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    If you are travelling light and time is an issue then Swampy is your best bet every time because of the link to Phayathai. But if you have mobility problems then I'd still pick Swampy because the congestion south of Don Muang into Bkk is much worse than from Swampy westwards into the city.

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    If you're hand luggage, go to Swampy, get on the train and go to Nana BTS Exit 3, five minute walk to Soi 13.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/VF...!4d100.5574976

    Use Google Maps for directions and timings.

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    The itinerary is now boxed off, with VFS having given me a midday appointment to submit my application. More timing options routing through DM, so opted for Air Asia at a very reasonable 3000 baht return. Arrive DM at 10 a.m. which gives me plenty of time to make a 12.30 appointment.

    Need to be back at DM circa 6 p.m. so once I've finished with VFS, my thoughts are to have a leisurely lunch and a few drinks in the proximity of VFS before heading back to DM.

    Any suggestions for venues? Not interested in a tour of BKK, just something pleasant close by.

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    ^ Sportsman is next door. Come out and turn right.

    Margarita Storm is at the mouth of Soi 13 (you will see it when you pull in).

    These 2 places are right on the your doorstep, but loads more options if you're willing to travel 10 mins or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Need to go to VFS next week for a passport renewal. Which of the 2 airports would it be best to fly into? Don't need advice on BTS/Skytrain etc as it will be taxi both ways. Cheers.
    Don Muang is closer and that is also where all domestic flights land (except Bangkok Airways).
    Thai fly into swampy domestic flights as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post

    Arrive DM at 10 a.m. which gives me plenty of time to make a 12.30 appointment.
    Oh yeah?

    Delayed arrival by 45 minutes, fart around queuing to get a taxi at DM amid the usual chaos with queues of Chinks and God knows what taking up to 45 mins and then one hour to Trendy.

    I would never have cut it that fine particularly when the whole purpose of the trip is fucked if you're late.

    Poor management all round if you ask me.

    Gullivers Soi 5 is a reasonable venue and relatively convenient provided of course you are not shopping for perishables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Gullivers Soi 5 is a reasonable venue and relatively convenient provided of course you are not shopping for perishables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
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    Need to go to VFS next week for a passport renewal. Which of the 2 airports would it be best to fly into? Don't need advice on BTS/Skytrain etc as it will be taxi both ways. Cheers.
    Don Muang is closer and that is also where all domestic flights land (except Bangkok Airways).
    Thai fly into swampy domestic flights as well.
    Yup, Thai Smile fly Swampy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Delayed arrival by 45 minutes, fart around queuing to get a taxi at DM amid the usual chaos with queues of Chinks and God knows what taking up to 45 mins and then one hour to Trendy. I would never have cut it that fine particularly when the whole purpose of the trip is fucked if you're late.
    1- As in every airport in the world, go upstairs to departures and jump in a cab that someone's getting out of, you are less likely to be driven around the wrekin too because the driver will be chuffed he has a fare back into town.
    When you leave customs turn right to get to that escalator to departures

    2- Get that taxi to Mo Chit BTS- 15 mins

    3- Mo Chit BTS to Nana - 20 mins

    4 - Nana BTS to VPS - 5 mins walk

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    Have a look at the website below, you can download the app too and go get yourself a slap up lunch

    Get yourself a table booked at The Huntsman@The landmark Hotel next week anytime between 2pm and 4pm and you'll get 50% off food.

    Here's the link
    https://www.eatigo.com/home/th/en/ba....00&ppl=&name=



    Then nip round to Nana and sup a few beers whilst watching all the weirdoes walk past

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    Looking at Google maps, going to Don Mueang from Nana is only 34 mins right now and getting to nana from don Mueang is estimated at 23 mins, the time of day you are flying in I would stay in the taxi all the way and fuck being crammed like a sardine into that skytrain,. It'll be busier if you're leaving around 5pm rush hour though so leave a bit earlier

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    Last time we flew into Don Mueang arrived around 15:30 traffic was horrendous.
    We got a bus to the nearest BTS Station which took a slightly different route to the worst of the traffic jam. It only took about 10 minutes to get to the BTS station and another 20 minutes to get to Bang Chak.
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    From DM airport go outside to Vipavadee-Rangsit road, hail taxi, take the tollway to Din-Daeng, from the tollway then take the expressway to Ploenchit. From there onto Sukhumvit and soi 13 on your left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    From DM airport go outside to Vipavadee-Rangsit road, hail taxi, take the tollway to Din-Daeng, from the tollway then take the expressway to Ploenchit. From there onto Sukhumvit and soi 13 on your left.
    It was the tollway that was rammed, personally I would fly into swampy then use ARL and the BTS and watch the traffic from above.

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    ^
    You probably hit the afternoon's pre-rush hour traffic. People trying to avoid the evening rush hour and those trying to get back to their work places to clock off and whatnot.

    OP will be arriving 10am or there abouts.


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    Some illuminating comments folks. I really have no experience of BKK to.speak of, hence the plan to get in a taxi at DM straight to VFS. 10 a.m. should see me after the commute congestion, and before the lunchtime scrabble. This is a uncomplicated in and out. Sausage (or any other kind of) shopping is not on the itinerary.

    Given the appointment system at VFS, I think I should be clear of there circa 1300 hours. 3 hour lunch/drinks then taxi to DM around 1600. Shit happens, it will be a rescheduled appointment, or a rescheduled flight back to Phuket. Toiletries and a change of clothes will be carried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG
    DM straight to VFS. 10 a.m
    You'll be fine to make the appointment.

    Quote Originally Posted by PAG
    taxi to DM around 1600
    3:30 to be on the safe side.

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    ^ He hasn't gotta be at the airport til 6, 4.30pm will give you loads of time to spare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    He hasn't gotta be at the airport til 6
    Oops. Thought flight at 6. Hour and a half ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    The Huntsman@The landmark Hotel
    Decent place to hang out for a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    The Huntsman@The landmark Hotel
    Decent place to hang out for a few hours.
    I like sitting out on the Terrace with those big fans on its nice and cool.

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