Bangkok, Thailand




Getting In

By Public Transit
Silom Road and Sathorn Road can be reached on the Skytrain's Silom Line with Sala Daeng Station located right in the middle of the district. On the other side is Saphan Taksin Station, which is close to Bang Rak's riverside hotels. Surasak and Chong Nonsi Stations fill up the area in between. There is a direct connection between Silom and Siam Square (five minutes journey) but if coming from another district, travelling will be more complex. From Sukhumvit, take the Skytrain to Siam Station and transfer to the Silom Line. The same goes if you're coming from Phahonyothin.

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The MRT Metro is a good way to reach Silom from Yaowarat and Phahurat, Sukhumvit and Ratchadaphisek. The central stop on the Metro is Si Lom Station, located near the entrance of Lumphini Park. Other stations include Lumphini, Sam Yan and Hua Lamphong. The Metro ride from Sukhumvit or Hualamphong Station takes about five minutes and 10-15 minutes from Ratchadaphisek.

The Skytrain through Silom by Gcom

By Boat
If coming from Rattanakosin, Khao San Road or some areas of Yaowarat and Phahurat, the fastest way to Silom is by taking the Chao Phraya Express Boat. A single trip from Chang Pier in Rattanakosin to Sathorn takes about 25 minutes and costs around 18 baht. From here, you can transfer to the Skytrain's Silom Line and get to many destinations in Silom.

The river boat is the best way to get to and around the Bang Rak area. Si Phraya in the north of Bang Rak and Sathorn in the south are served by fast yellow flag boats. The pier at Oriental is the most centrally located but only served by orange-flag and no-flag lines. Wat Muang Kae is slightly north of Oriental but is kind of a sleepy pier only served by no-flag lines.

If in Thonburi (the area around Khlong San), you can easily take a ferry across the river. There are ferries from Klongsan to Si Phraya, from Wat Suwan to Oriental and from Sathorn across the river to the pier of the same name. Every 15 minutes a ferry leaves and won't cost you more than a mere 3 baht.

Express boat on the Chao Phraya by Achp ru
By Bus
Due to heavy traffic congestion and complexity of Bangkok's pubic bus system, getting to Silom by bus is only be advised if you have a lot of time or are on a drastically stringent budget. Many bus lines run through Silom but finding the right one is a challenge especially for visitors.
  • Ordinary and air-conditioned Bus No. 15 comes from Phra Athit Road and then passes Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Lan Luang Road, Chakkaphatdi Phong Road and Bamrung Muang to Siam Square. From there, it continues along Ratchadamri Road and then going over Silom Road to Charoen Krung Road, Krung Thep Bridge and The Mall Tha Phra in Thonburi.
  • From Yaowarat, catch Bus No. 4 from Charoen Krung Road which goes through Rama IV Road, Hualamphong Train Station and Queen Saovabha Institute Snake Farm before reaching the intersection with Silom Road. In the opposite direction, this bus will skip Charoen Krung Road and pass Yaowarat Road instead.
  • The first line of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system starts at the intersection of Sathorn Road and Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Road. There is a walkway from the Skytrain Chong Nonsi Station to the Sathorn BRT station. From here, the bus line heads south along Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Road, Rama III Road (along the Chao Phraya River) with Ratchaphruek in Thonburi as the final destination. However, this line is not of much use for visitors.
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