Use the underground Bangkok Airport Hotel walkway to walk from the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport is a bustling hub for international travel, serving as the main airport for the city and the entire country.
For travelers, this can mean arriving early and having an overnight stay in the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, prior to your departure date.
However, for those staying here there is the added advantage of the underground walkway to speed up your check-in.
Although there is the added benefit of a free shuttle to the airport the walk is underground and most likely quicker than the shuttle service.
After spending the night at the Novotel Bangkok Airport Hotel then an easy way to get to Suvarnabhumi Airport, is to walk via the underground interconnecting tunnel.
There is really no need to wait for the shuttle bus unless you have a lot of luggage or have a family group.
Check out room pricing and availability at the Bangkok Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel at this Agoda link, if you are planning on staying close to the airport, as this is the only property within walking distance of the airport.
This underground walkway is a much quicker way of getting to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Unless you have a lot of luggage or it does not have wheels, then this is quite an easy walk and will only take a few minutes.
To find the entrance to the tunnel, look for the door at the opposite end to the main hotel entrance.
First you go through this door and down the escalator and then there are three ramps to walk down, so that by now you are deep underground and walking under the multi-storey car parks.
The tunnel is all fitted out to house shops and be a small shopping mall, but currently (Nov 2017) the shops are still mostly vacant and the place was very quiet.
In September 2018 some airline offices had taken up some of the space but only a few of the shops were still vacant.
In 2019 more of the shops have been taken by service operators and the place is gradually filling up.
One recent addition, is that the Boxtel@Suvarnabhumi capsule hotel has located in this lower level.
If you need to sleep for a short while and have a rest before you go check-in, then this Boxtel Bangkok Airport capsule hotel is ideal.
In fact it is not a capsule hotel, but there are a set of sleeping pods in the Bangkok Airport walkway to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel.
You can check on price and availability and get more details at Boxtel@Suvarnabhumi.
In 2022 the Avagard Capsule Hotel has now been added in the same area.
Check price and availability of the Avagard Capsule Hotel at Agoda.
There is only limited availability due to demand, so get in early.
The walk from Novotel Bangkok Airport is about 500 metres and leads you past the Airport Rail Link entrance where you can catch either the Phaya Thai Express train or the Makkasan Express train that go into the city.
Continue walking with the train station on the left, follow the big green arrows and stand on the moving escalator that takes you up a small ramp.
There are few more shops, currency exchange booths and eating places in this location.
If you want the best currency exchange rates in the airport then the Super Rich (1965) Thailand booth is the place to come and exchange your foreign currency.
The day I walked past the rates were 10% better than the booths a little further on inside Suvarnabhumi Airport.
There are now multiple currency exchange booths in this location.
Just walk from one to the next to check the exchange rates and choose the one that is most positive for your currency.
If you now bear to the right and go to the end you will see an up escalator and just opposite, one of the few Thai Massage shops on the airport property.
Look a little harder and you will find more places in this lower level offering massage services.
Each time I visit, more massage shops have sprung up, which is a good sign of a healthy supply of customers.
This escalator is the one that brings you out at Gate Number 8, which is where the airport buses to Hua Hin, Pattaya and Koh Chang depart.
If you want the bus to Pattaya or need to go eat at the Magic Food Point then take the escalator.
Otherwise you should take the lift up to the 4th Floor.
If you ever fall on hard times and can no longer afford to stay in the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, then these are the escalators that you can sleep under.
Read more about sleeping in Bangkok Airport.
In case you are booked on a departing flight, then you should take the lift directly to the 4th floor which is where the airline check-in desks are located.
I walked through the tunnel, up the lift to the 4th floor and then wandered past the various Buddhist temple monuments and over to the Thai Airways booking in counter to get my flight ticket and drop my suitcase.
For me, my travels in Thailand were complete.
I hope you found this information useful to assist in finding your way around the Novotel Bangkok Airport Hotel and over to the departure terminal.
Follow this link to get booking details about the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport from Agoda.
If you do have a lot of luggage, you can take the shuttle bus instead of taking the Novotel Bangkok Airport walkway.
The shuttle bus departs from out the front of the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel.
It leaves every hour and it would be best to check with the concierge as to whether booking is required.
Page revised 22-Jan-2023