Bangkok, Thailand




Getting In

By Skytrain
Being centrally located, Pratunam is well-covered by the Skytrain's Sukhumvit Line. From Ratchathewi Station in the south of Pratunam, it is only a 15 minutes walk to the centre of the action (at the intersection of Phetchaburi Road and Ratchaprarop Road). Phaya Thai Station covers the central area of Pratunam, while Victory Monument Station covers the northern area. You can switch onto the Airport Rail Link
at Phaya Thai Station but the systems are not integrated and therefore have to buy a new ticket.

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Skytrain by Chris Brown
Airport Rail Link
After many years of delays, the Airport Rail Link (ARL) finally opened in August 2010. From Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport:
  • The Phaya Thai Express skips a number of stations before stopping at Makkasan and then continues directly to Phaya Thai Station.
  • The City Line stops at all stations before arriving at Makkasan and then continues to Ratchaprarop and finally Phaya Thai Station.
At Phaya Thai, you can transfer onto the Skytrain and continue your journey. Besides using the ARL as an airport link, it is also a fine train to get around. Ratchaprarop Station is the closest station to Pratunam and the Baiyoke Tower II.

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By Boat
If you're staying in Khao San Road, the Saen Saep Express Boat is your best bet to get to Pratunam. Pratunam Pier is actually the interchange pier of the network and right in the middle of the action.

  • The Golden Mount Line runs from the Panfa Leelard Pier (near the Golden Mount in Rattanakosin) to Pratunam.
  • The NIDA Line heads west from Sukhumvit and Ramkhamhaeng to Pratunam.

It is easy to know when you have arrived, as Pratunam Pier is the last stop of the Golden Mount Line and NIDA Line (everyone has to disembark).

By Bus
Pratunam is
well-connected with other parts of Bangkok by train links and express boats. Therefore, getting into Pratunam by bus is generally unnecessary for many tourists. Furthermore, unfamiliarity with the city's bus routes and frequent traffic congestion makes travelling by bus a hassle.

By Foot
You wouldn't expect it but Pratunam is easily reachable on foot. It is only a 500-metre walk north from the Ratchaprasong intersection (near Siam Square). You will pass many luxurious malls and hotels, knowing the goods you will buy in Pratunam will be much more competitively priced.

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