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Old Jul 10, 12, 5:23 pm   #1
 
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Hi I am staying at this hotel in a few weeks just for the night before heading back to the airport. What is the best way to get to the airport from here? I know its near some BTS stations but what is the best way? Also I know Pat Pong is close by are there are alot of food carts within walking distance of the hotel too?
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Old Jul 11, 12, 9:28 am   #2
 
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Hi I am staying at this hotel in a few weeks just for the night before heading back to the airport. What is the best way to get to the airport from here? I know its near some BTS stations but what is the best way? Also I know Pat Pong is close by are there are alot of food carts within walking distance of the hotel too?
Taxi is the best way. Nearest BTS station is Surasak and that's quite a walk away (15 mins) on Sathorn Rd.

Patpong is not really walking distance away, especially in the heat - expect a 15-20 minute walk. Better way is to take a bus down Silom Rd - fare is 11-12 baht. Google maps will give you a list of buses

As to food, this is Silom - lots of eating opportunities. During the daytime, there's a openair food court behind Silom - out of hotel - walk to left. Directly opposite Holiday Inn, enter lane left. At night, there's a lot of food street vendors on Charoen Krung (ask hotel for directions - 10 minute walk) plus an openair market next to Robinsons on Charoen Krung too.

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Old Jul 12, 12, 12:41 am   #3
 
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Hi I am staying at this hotel in a few weeks just for the night before heading back to the airport. What is the best way to get to the airport from here? I know its near some BTS stations but what is the best way? Also I know Pat Pong is close by are there are alot of food carts within walking distance of the hotel too?
TAXI !!

It won't break the bank, and the BTS stations amay be close(ish) but they're not close enough to make them a comfortable walk - especially with bags.
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Old Jul 13, 12, 11:57 pm   #4
 
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TAXI !!

It won't break the bank, and the BTS stations amay be close(ish) but they're not close enough to make them a comfortable walk - especially with bags.
I hate the thought of having to tow around luggage on the streets on Bangkok around on Sukumvit. I see it everyday though.

Taxi definitely is the best option.

Just make sure he uses the meter and doesn't give you some ridiculous flat rate like 500thb to the airport.

You could always taxi to the BTS and do both if you really wanted to figure out the joys of public transportation in BKK.
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Old Jul 20, 12, 3:33 am   #5
 
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well you can take a taxi to payathai bts station and from there take the airport link which will take 15 minutes to go to airport. Express train to airport
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Old Jul 20, 12, 5:26 am   #6
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well you can take a taxi to payathai bts station and from there take the airport link which will take 15 minutes to go to airport. Express train to airport
But, you might just have to wait 20-25 minutes for the next express. Add the taxi time from Silom to PhayaThai and it , makes it a slower journey from start to finish.

I agree take a taxi.
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Taxi every time. Even Bangkok experts tend to take a taxi from the airport rather than mess around with the train. The cost is reasonable and after a long haul flight it really isn't worth the hassle.

Just make sure you have some small denomination notes on you in case the taxi driver pulls the "no change" trick when you give him a BHT 1000 note. Just buy a bottle of water at an airport shop to split a large note.
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