How to reach Khao San Road from any point in Bangkok
Despite of Khao San's popularity and being a backpacker's haven there is no train station within easy reach to this favorite hotspot. It is disappointing since Bangkok trains are very efficient and the most practical way to get around the city. Apparently nobody minds, its the train's lost anyway because the influx of tourists visiting Khao San continues to surge.
There are 3 ways to reach Khao San from any point in Bangkok
1. Taxi or Tuktuk
Don't be fooled, those little Tuktuks may be cute and exotic but it is also more expensive than riding a cab. But if you are in a rush and want to experience how the Tuktuk drivers weave through the crazy Bangkok traffic then you are definitely gonna be in for a fun ride. Tuktuks don't use a meter so be sure to haggle and agree to a price before riding. Bangkok taxis on the other hand are metered and has a flag down rate of THB 35 or a little less than 1 USD.
If you are coming from the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport take the Airport Rail Link Express/City Line. The fare from the airport to Phaya Thai station is 40 THB. It wouldn't be hard hailing a cab right outside the train station. Most cabs will give you a fix price around 150-300 THB, don't take it. Wait for the metered one which only cost 75 THB up to 100 THB depending on the traffic.
|Phaya Thai Station|
|regular Bangkok Bus|
Buses that stop and pick-up at Khao San Road: 3, 6, 15, 19, 30, 32, 64, 65, 82, 516, 524
|Chao Phraya River ferry|
|Chao Phraya Tourist Boat ticker|
|Rama VIII Bridge|
From the Phra Artit Pier Khao San Road is easily reach by a five minute walk. After exiting the pier, cross the street, walk to your right then turn left at the next corner right after the 711 convenience store. You will enter a small alley leading to Soi Rambuttri, Khao San's less crowded neighbor. When you reach the intersection at Chakkrapong Road cross the road then turn right near the Police Station. Head straight until you reach the next block. Turn left and you have reach the crazy world of Khao San.
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