Bangkok, Thailand




Getting In

By Public Transit
Since 2004, the metro system has been serving
Ratchadaphisek. The metro line exactly follows Ratchadaphisek Road with plenty of stops on it. If coming from Silom, Sukhumvit, Siam Square, Yaowarat and Phahurat, the metro is the most convenient way to get in. The stations are (from south to north) Phetchaburi, Phra Ram 9, Thailand Cultural Centre, Huai Khwang, Sutthisan and Ratchadaphisek. The train ride from Sukhumvit Station takes 5-10 minutes and from Si Lom Station takes 10-15 minutes.

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Ratchadapisek Station © BrokenSphere/Wikimedia Commons

By Boat
Ratchadaphisek is not easy to reach by boat but the Saen Saep Express Boat service does have some stops on the south side of the district. It generally is the fastest way to get to Ratchadaphisek if coming from Rattanakosin, Khao San Road and Dusit. A single trip from Rattanakosin to the district takes about 30 minutes (including a transfer at Pratunam Pier) and costs 8-20 baht. The most important pier is Asoke-Petchaburi, which is within walking distance from Ratchadaphisek Road. From here you can transfer to the metro at nearby Phetchaburi MRT station. If you're heading for Royal City Avenue (RCA), you can get off the boat at Wat Mai Chonglom Pier. Other piers that border the district are Prasanmit, Italthai, Soi Thonglor and Charn Issara. All of these piers are served by the NIDA Line, which starts at Pratunam Pier and runs all the way northeast to Ramkhamhaeng.

By Bus
There are about 20 bus lines covering Ratchadaphisek Road.

  • Ordinary and air-conditioned Bus No. 136 starts from the Khlong Toei Market (near Sukhumvit), follows the MRT northwards and passes the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Asoke Road and Ratchadaphisek Road. It then passes Sutthisan, Lat Phrao and Phahon Yothin MRT Stations before heading for the Chatuchak Weekend Market and the Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit).
  • Ordinary and air-conditioned Bus No. 514 traverses Silom Road, travels along Ratchadamri Road, Ratchaprarop Road, Victory Monument and Din Daeng Road to the intersection with Asoke Road, where it heads north along Ratchadaphisek Road to the intersection with Lat Phrao Road.
  • Ordinary and air-conditioned Bus No. 206 runs from Asoke Road north along Ratchadaphisek Road to the intersection with Phahonyothin Road.

By Taxi
You can also pull over a taxi - it's okay to say "Ratchada" instead of
"Ratchadaphisek", as everybody abbreviates it. Taxis are a comfortable way of getting around Ratchadaphisek especially if you have to be in one of its sois, which can be complicated to navigate. A taxi ride from Sukhumvit should not cost you more than 50 baht, while a ride from Silom should not cost you more than 70 baht. 

Ratchadapisek Road by Sry85

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