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I know that usually departure tax is included in flight tickets, but not always.

A guy in my hostel here in Bangkok says he has had to pay at the airport in both Vietnam and Indonesia. I once had to pay an unexpected "airport improvement tax" at the airport when leaving Canada, which amounted to the same thing even though it wasn't officially a "departure tax".

So when taking an international flight out of Thailand is there a departure tax or any other tax or fee which must be paid at the airport?

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According to Bangkok's airport website:

Suvarnabhumi International Airport Departure Tax (Bangkok International Airport Departure Tax) = 700 Baht

BUT, note that it also says:

Since February 1, 2007 the 700 Baht international departure tax was included in the price of flight tickets.

(The international departure tax is usually included in the cost of your ticket. However, some travel agency may exclude the tax from their published rate, so please review the terms & conditions of the ticket price carefully every time before making a purchase . )

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Cool. Hopefully this means there are no other last-minute fees to pay either. – hippietrail Aug 29 '13 at 5:34

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