Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by Mina » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 pm

Thanks a lot for your quick replies on my questions :) Think I will book a seat on both buses to be sure :)

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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by Dannie Boy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:19 pm

Mina wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Thanks a lot for your quick replies on my questions :) Think I will book a seat on both buses to be sure :)
Having read your original post you mention that there is just about one hour from scheduled arrival and the first bus departing, personally I would think the chances of you being ready to get that bus very small, even if there is only a short delay in arrival time - the later bus would be the one I would go for.

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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by pitsch » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:42 am

Yesterday my plane landed at the airport at 4:05 pm very near to the immigration. With cabin baggage only and the priority lane I was at the bus station at 4:20 (new record), but the 4:30 bus was already fully booked. Fortunately I had a ticket for the 6pm bus, because it was also fully booked. The 6pm bus arrived at the Hua Hin bus station at 8:50 (also new record).

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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 am

I have been ona bus that did HH to BKK in 2h 50m too, but that is very unusual. I plan on 3h 20m and it can be longer.

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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by Ginjaninja » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:59 pm

Can anyone advise how the immigration queues are at the moment?
I arrive late tonight.
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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by buksida » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:07 pm

Go through the Asean line, it is mostly empty and they herd the farangs into two or three ridiculously long queues for whatever reason.
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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by Ginjaninja » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:08 pm

buksida wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:07 pm
Go through the Asean line, it is mostly empty and they herd the farangs into two or three ridiculously long queues for whatever reason.
I can do that?

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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by buksida » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:12 pm

I did, nobody said anything.
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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by migrant » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:54 pm

I also always use the ASEAN line. Mrs m is Thai though and the officials have waved us over a couple times when I hesitated. I always saw a few falang only too.
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Post by STEVE G » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:13 pm

The last time I came in a couple of months a go, it had all been rolled into one, those ASEAN boards are still there but they don't mean anything, it just says "Foreign passports" on the illuminated signs below and everyone is using them.

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Post by Ginjaninja » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:19 am

Arrived 22:00-23:00ish.. no queues and minimal wait for bags and straight into a taxi. Quickest I've been through in a long time.
Queues did seem to be getting bigger behind me at immigration though.
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Post by uncle tom » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:42 pm

Touched down 16.23 yesterday, 450m walk to immigration - but only three people ahead of me, so through in five minutes. Changed some cash then bags arrived promptly - glanced at my watch as I cleared the green channel - 16.54

31 minutes - not bad!
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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:00 am

So finish the story--let me guess. In HH by 8.30-- shower, change, quick meal, In R bar by 9.30. Rang the bell. UT is back in town!

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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by uncle tom » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:16 pm

So finish the story--let me guess. In HH by 8.30-- shower, change, quick meal, In R bar by 9.30. Rang the bell. UT is back in town!
Nearly - hit the R bar at 8.50 and had a pizza there..
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Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Post by fft100 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:15 pm

if you are waiting for the bus at the airport, don't go outside, or back upstairs. Go downstairs towards the train. There is a very comfortable large Coffee World and 20 other places to eat/drink/relax. It never seems to get busy either. I have gone there before if I get to the airport too early and cant be bothered to check in - because unless in a lounge there is not really a lot plane side.

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