Transport

Travelling to Bangkok

The official airline for ITU Telecom World 2013 is Thai Airways, offering the best fare available to delegates travelling to the event from around the world. Contact your relevant local office, quoting event code TG1311012 to benefit from this offer.

Contact your local Thai Airways office


Thai Airways – Official Airline

Travelling to the venue

ITU Telecom World 2013 will be held in the IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center in a suburb of Bangkok only 30 minutes from the city centre via congestion-free expressways. It is a 45 minute drive on expressways from Suvamabhumi International Airport and only 15 minutes from Don Muang Domestic Airport.

The venue is served by a range of transportation services:

  • Official transfer between official hotels and the venue is available by coach
  • Private transfer services by limousine and VIP van are available for transportation between the airport, hotels or business meetings downtown
  • On-call taxi services available at kiosks and stands at IMPACT Challenger
  • IMPACT Link shuttle bus services between Mo Chit Sky Station in central Bangkok and IMPACT
  • Public minibuses and van services

For more details on transportation, please contact our official Travel Agency:

Total Reservation / IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd
Main contact: Ms. Siriporn Chuamorn (Sales Manager)
Direct line: +66 (0) 2 833-5275
Fax: +66 (0) 2 833-5272
Reservation centre event email: itubkk@totalreservation.com
Address: 99 Popular Road, Banmai, Pakkred, Nonthaburi 11120, THAILAND

Travelling within Bangkok

Although traffic can be heavy at times, getting around Bangkok is relatively easy thanks to a well-integrated and inexpensive transport system of public buses, taxis, limousines, motorcycle taxis, tuk-tuks and mass transit.
  • Taxis: a large number of taxis ply Bangkok’s streets 24-7. Look for the Taxi Meter sign on top and make sure the cabbie turns on the meter. Fares begin at 35 baht (roughly US$ 1) and increase according to distance traveled.
  • Mass Transit: the city’s mass transit system consists of an elevated and underground rail service through the downtown area, providing links to city hotels, shopping malls, entertainment areas, business districts and the river. Both are air-conditioned, with signage and directions in Thai and English, and operate from 6am to midnight daily. Both systems are linked with change-over stations at three locations. As yet there is no common ticket.
  • BTS Skytrain: elevated electric trains transport Bangkok’s commuters in wide air-conditioned carriages, running every 3-5 minutes at peak times and slightly longer off-peak, providing a quick, reliable and efficient service. The Skytrain has two routes, the Sukhumvit Line and Silom Line, with a changeover station at Siam Square. Fares are based on distance traveled.
  • MRT Subway: the underground rail system complements the BTS Skytrain in moving commuters around central Bangkok through a special tunnel system. Lifts and escalators provide access to the trains. The MRT system has 18 stations running from Hua Lamphong railway station to the northern bus terminal at Mor Chit.