ICONIP 2009 : 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing
Bangkok, Thailand, December 1-5, 2009

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Transportation from Suvarnabhum International Airport

Airport Pickup Service

For your convenience, we have arranged the service of an independent operator for transportation from the airport to your hotel. This operator is not affiliated with ICONIP'09 but it has provided transportation service to various other international conferences in Bangkok in the past. We have contacted some of the references provided by this operator and we received positive feedbacks for this service.

Details for this service is shown below. For this option, someone displaying an ICONIP'09 sign will greet you after you exit at Meeting point 3. The cost ranges between 350 baht/person (group transport) to a maximum of 1,200 baht (private transport) per trip.

Service offered by an independent operator
A service offered by an independent operator. (doc)

Information on other modes of public transportation are shown below.

Public Taxi

- turn right after exiting and proceed to exit at Meeting point 3;
- go down one level by escalator to Level 1
- then go to the appropriate public taxi desk outside of building at either Gate 4 or 7 and inform the agent at the desk your hotel destination. There may be a line-up at this point.
- a ticket/slip will be issued and you will then be greeted by a taxi driver. Keep this slip as it contains the name of the driver in case there are problems later on.

Note that the total charges are:
"metered amount + 50bt surcharge from airport + toll charges (if applicable)". It is recommended that you paid for the toll charges so that you can get change from the toll booth as well and then just paid metered amount + 50 bt surcharge after arriving at the hotel. Tips can be as little as 20 bt or up to 10% depending on the service received. The "metered amount" should not exceed 250 bt if you travel via tollway but you need to pay the tolls. So with surcharge and toll charges, the total should be around 350 bt before tips.

Airport Express bus

Route AE 3 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Sukhumvit (05.00 – 24.00 hours)
Ekkamai – Sukhumvit Soi 52 – Prakakhaknong K – Market – Ekkamai Bus Terminal – Sukhumvit Soi 38, 34, 24, 20, 18, 10 (Bangkok Bank)
*Get off at Sukhumvit Soi 20 for the venue hotel (Windsor Suite).

Public Bus of BMTA
(http://www.suvarnabhumiairport.com/to_from_public_bmta_en.php) - note that you must take a shuttle bus to the public transportation center's bus terminal before you can board the regular city buses.

No. 552 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Klongtoey: (05.00 – 23.00 hours)
Bangna Trad Rd. –Chularat Hospt. – Ramkamhaeng 2 – Central Bnagna – Udomsuk – BTS Station (On-nutch) – Ekkamai – Asoke – QSNCC – Lotus – Klongtoey
*Get off at the Asoke BTS station for the venue hotel (Windsor Suite).

Public Van

No. 552 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Klongtoey: (05.00 – 22.00 hours)
Bangna Trad Rd. – Chularat Hospt.1 – Ramkhamhaeng 2 – Central Bangna – Udomsuk – BTS Station (On-Nutch)
*Get off at the last stop of On-Nut BTS station and then take BTS (Skytrain) to Asoke BTS station for the venue hotel (Windsor Suite).

Below are links to the map of the Asok (venue hotel), Nana (Landmark Hotel) and Ratchathewi (Asia Hotel) BTS stations and one for the overall BTS routes.

The venue hotel is located between Soi 18 and 20 (upper left corner of the Asoke BTS map, which is the southeast corner of the intersection). The hotel is not marked on the map but use exit 6 and proceed to the street level at the Exchange Tower. Then go along Sukhumvit until you reach Soi 20 and then go inside. The hotel is less than 100 meters inside on the right hand side. (It would be on the left hand side if you entered via Soi 18.)

The locations of the Landmark Hotel and Asia Hotel are clearly marked on the Nana and Ratchathewi BTS maps, respectively.

BTS & MRT Information

In the vicinity of the ICONIP'09 venue, the fastest and the most convenient mode of transportation is via the skytrain (BTS) and subway (MRT).

BTS Information

E3 : Nana (Sukhumwit Line)
E4 : Asok (Sukhumwit Line)
N1 : Ratchathewi (Sukhumwit Line)

MRT System Map and Information


General travel advice

Visitors are advised to use authorized transportation services only. Authorized taxis are metered and many of them display signs that they can speak English.  Beware of unauthorized persons who offer to take you around.  Travel information can be obtained from your hotel or the Tourism Authority of Thailand counters at the airport and numerous tourist and downtown districts in Bangkok.

ICONIP 2009 Contact

TEL : +66-2470-9834
FAX : +66-2872-7145

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