19th APAN Meetings
The Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok
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Average Temperature in winter (November - February) for Bangkok:
20-33 ºC | 68-91 ºF
Time: GMT +7.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; both flat and round two-pin plugs are used.
Getting to Venue from the Airport:
International Airport is located 24 km (~16 miles) from the Amari Watergate
Hotel which is located in Pratunam area at the heart of Bangkok's the
commercial and shopping district. The airport expressway is conveniently
reached within minutes.
View Map http://www.amari.com/watergate/fastfactslocation.asp
Local transportation leading to downtown is
available as follow:
Taxis: Seek out the taxi desk located in the arrival hall of each
terminal. They will set a rough estimate pricing for your standardized, metered
fare, not to exceed THB300. Because of airport regulations on taxis, an
additional THB50 surcharge will be added to the total fare. Passengers are
responsible for the expressway fees. To enter the city, you will most likely
pay 2 expressway fares, THB25 at the Don Muang Tollway (on ramp adjacent to
airport) and THB40 at the Rapid Express Tollway Agency's Dindaeng junction. A
tip of THB10-20 is a gesture of appreciation for their service.
Airport Limousines: The desks for making
such requests are usually adjacent to the taxi desks at all terminals. A
uniformed chauffeur will drive you to your destination while seated comfortably
in a sedan or luxury car. A flat fee of THB500 (smaller car, ex. Mitsubishi) or
THB650 (luxury car, ex. Benz or Volvo) is charged for pick-up and delivery to
any venue within the perimeter of Bangkok. A single trip
THB1,000 Van for 8-10 persons (Exclude the Toll way fee) also available. Though priced slightly higher than a metered taxi, you're still
responsible for the expressway fares, but no subcharges. The limos are well
maintained and are all white in color. Tipping 10% of the fare is the norm.
Limousines Service: 24 hours.
The Airport Limousines Counter Service Tel: (66 2) 982 4900, Fax: (66 2) 982
Hotel Limousines: Most hotels offer complimentary limousine or minibus service if you
have bookings with them. The drivers would meet you in the arrival hall,
holding up poster cards with your names written on it.
trip THB1,284 BMW (Series 5) Car for 3-4 persons (Include the Toll way fee and
Single trip THB1,498 Van for 8-10 persons (Include the Toll way
fee and VAT 7%)
The Amari Water Gate Hotel Tel: (66 2) 653 9000, Fax: (66 2) 653 9045
Airport Buses: An economical shuttle bus providing
service from the airport to major city areas providing accommodations (No.1 to
Silom, No.2 to Sanam Luang (Royal Field), No.3 to Sukhumvit 55 and No.4 to Hua
Lam Phong (central train station)). The buses run every 15 minutes, operating
from 5 am to midnight, and costs THB100 per person.
Please take route 'A1' goes from the airport, along the Toll way, off at the
Din Daeng exit and get off at “Pratunam” bus stop on Ratchprarop road
nearby the hotel.
Airport buses Service: Monday-Saturday 05.30-
The Airport Bus Counter Service Tel: (66 2) 535 7481-2, Fax: (66 2) 535 7481
Public Buses: Adventurous travelers without much
luggage may want to try getting into town on these, the most economical method
of all. Airport kiosk provides bus maps and the bus stops are located on the
highway in front of the airport.
Hired Car: If you want to experience driving in Bangkok, there
are many car rental firms in Bangkok, including international rental companies
such as Hertz, Budget and Avis. The road system is good and well posted with
signs written in English. An international driving license is required.
Note: Estimated Rate of Exchange: USD1/THB40
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