Bangkok, Thailand




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Getting In

By Public Transit
The Skytrain's Sukhumvit Line runs over Phahonyothin Road with stops at the most important areas of the district. The line comes directly from Siam Square and Sukhumvit. If coming from Silom, you must transfer from the Silom Line onto the Sukhumvit Line at Siam Station. Stations in
Phahonyothin on the Sukhumvit Line include Sanam Pao, Ari and Saphan Khwai and the line's final destination at Mo Chit (nearby the Chatuchak Weekend Market and the Northern Bus Terminal). At Mo Chit, the Skytrain intersects with the metro system at Chatuchak Park.

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The metro only covers a small part of Phahonyothin but travels further north than the Skytrain. If you need to go to the far north, take the metro to Phahon Yothin Station and then continue your journey by taking a metered taxi or bus. The metro is also a more convenient way of getting to the Chatuchak Weekend Market - the station at Kamphaeng Phet drops you right in front of the main entrance of Chatuchak, arguably the most interesting part of the market.

MRT metro train by Ilya Plekhanov

By Taxi
Going by metered taxi is the most comfortable and expensive way to get in and around
Phahonyothin - it can be used for both short and long distances. Remember to always insist on the meter and if the driver refuses, get out and get another taxi as there is always another waiting for you. A ride from Sukhumvit or Silom to Chatuchak Weekend Market shouldn't cost you more than 100 baht. If you're heading up north to Don Muang Airport, expect a price in the 200-300 baht range, depending on the traffic situation.

Metered taxi in Bangkok by ADwarf

By Bus
Phahonyothin stretches north for about 30 km but the Skytrain and metro systems don't even reach close to it. So you'll have to travel as the locals do i.e by bus though you can take a taxi but that costs a lot more. Keep in mind that bus travel in Phahonyothin can be very troublesome and getting from north to south can take two hours or more, depending on traffic.

The most important line is ordinary and air-conditioned Bus No. 59. It starts at Sanam Luang in Rattanakosin and then passes Ratchdamnoen Klang Road (for Khao San Road), Panfa Leelard Pier, Lan Luang Road, Phetchaburi Road and Victory Monument in Pratunam. From here, it travels along Phahonyothin Road passing Chatuchak Weekend Market, Don Muang Airport and reaching Thammasat University campus in Rangsit.

By Train
Bang Sue Train Station is a convenient alternative for the busy and crowded Hualamphong Train Station. However, Bang Sue can only be used if you're coming from the north or northeast of Thailand. Bang Sue is connected to the metro system, of which it is the last stop. From Bang Sue you can transfer to the Skytrain at Mo Chit and continue your journey.

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