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Ramkhamhaeng

Getting In & Around

By Public Transit
Opened in August 2010, the Airport Rail Link (ARL) is an alternative of getting into
Ramkhamhaeng. The City Line service of the ARL stops at Ramkhamhaeng Station, located in the southwestern corner of the district at the beginning of Ramkhamhaeng Road. There are three lines on the ARL (City Line, Express Line and Paya Thai Express) travelling on a similar route but only the City Line (between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Paya Thai) stops at Ramkhamhaeng.

 
 
 
 
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 ARL's City Line by WikiO5

By Boat
The best way to get into
Ramkhamhaeng is by boat. The Saen Saep Express Boat service runs on the canal of the same name and you don't have to worry about getting stuck in Bangkok's traffic! Be wary of sitting at the outer sides of the boat as polluted water from the canal sometimes spills over on-board.  Also be careful when entering and exiting the boats as "safety first" does not seem to apply for the crew here. During rush hour, you might have to fight your way into the boat as too many people are trying to get on.

It is a fast and inexpensive way of transport as a single trip costs 10-20 baht, depending on the distance travelled. T
he service runs about every 5 to 10 minutes and the canal is exactly parallel to Ramkhamhaeng Road. The most important stops are The Mall Ram (in Hua Mak) and The Mall Bangkapi, both of which are served by the NIDA Line (starting in Pratunam and all the way northeast to Wat Sriboonreung). The route is served by 100 boats of 40-50 seats and operates daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Most piers have English signs but be wary e.g. The Mall Ram does not have any sign at all and from the boat it is not clear that you have reached the mall!

Ratchadaphisek Road by Aimaimyi

By Bus
Getting to Ramkhamhaeng by bus is very troublesome for a tourist but at least its a cheap way of exploring the area. Expect a long ride and ask a local where to get off as you can easily get lost in traffic. An important route is Bus No. 40, starting at Hualamphong Train Station and then passes Rama IV Road, Phaya Thai Road, Siam Square, Sukhumvit, Pridi Phanomyong Road and Ramkhamhaeng Road with The Mall Ramkhamhaeng as its final destination.

Getting Around
Ramkhamhaeng is a vast district and getting around is sure to give you a headache. Many locals use their own transport for visiting places that lie too far off a boat pier or ARL station. Metered taxis are abundant but expect long rides and high fares, especially during the rush hour. Buses are cheaper but without a decent bus map you are sure to get lost. Bus No. 58 and Bus, No. 113 from Makkasan Station drive over Phetchaburi Road and then head for Ramkhamhaeng Road. Both are useful bus routes for getting around as they travel all along Ramkhamhaeng Road from Hua Mak in the southwest to Min Buri in the northeast

 
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