hi fellow travellers,
I arrive in BKK on June 18 09.10 am.
I would likte to take the bus to khao san road.
1) where is the busstop at the airport ?
2 what bus do I need to take (nr?) ?
many thanks and hope to see some of you there
ps: i'm a couchsurfer (couchsurfing.com), so maybe some of you feel the urge to contact me!
cs name ( BOBTJE )
#1 blenaerts has been a member since 5/6/2009. Posts: 1
I think he means number. As in bus number.
#3 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
I have the same question.
What number? I mean, what´s the number of the bus to go from the airport to that famous (or unfamous!!!!) street?
Or is there another way?
Thank you for helping me.
Graciela, from Argentina.
#4 gracetandil has been a member since 4/12/2008. Posts: 56
I love that name, Graciela. Beautiful name.
I don't get the attraction of Khao San Road, but it certainly does draw some people.
I prefer upper Sukhimvite myself, around soi 22.
#5 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Viajero de Córdoba: te dejo mi e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The rest of the people in this post can also use my e-mail address.
I´ll be waiting for answers. Thank you.
Love, Graciela. (MADMAC, Graciela has an Italian origin, I am glad to know you like it)
#7 gracetandil has been a member since 4/12/2008. Posts: 56
After a long flight why worry about a few baht more and make it slow and inconvenient. You can get a cheap, fast meter taxi at the queue just outside. Just figure 300 baht or so to the cost of your trip.
The attraction of KSR (which I never enter) is that it is in the part of the city closest to most of the sightseeing and places of interest to a visitor who wants to see the old city. Like many of the worlds major cities, it is a port on a river. That is where the best views and sights are. As you will learn reading this site, there are other places to stay near KSR in the old city. KSR being just one street in that most important section of the city.
Sukhumvit on the other hand is away from the sights and is a modern area full of malls, traffic jams, and businesses catering to foreigners, but nothing of interest to see. People who stay there find themselves commuting to the River area for sightseeing.
For skytrain access, I choose the rail that goes from the river, through Silom to Siam Square.
Suk is on a different rail that intersects at Siam Sq. That makes Siam Sq. the most convenient spot on the skytrain in addition to the fast cheap canal boats going east- west from the old city.
So, while I don't like KSR per se, it is obvious why it is convenience for sightseers of old Bangkok.
I recommend staying near KSR but avoiding the actual street.
2d choice Skytrain between the River and Siam Sq.
#8 KevinCorr has been a member since 15/6/2004. Posts: 54
I will check it out.
#9 gracetandil has been a member since 4/12/2008. Posts: 56
The AIRPORT EXPRESS BUS kiosk is on the first floor. Take the moving ramp down not far from the bank money changers. There are two kiosks one inside the terminal near a food court and the other outside near where the bus stops. The price is 150 baht per passenger. The desk clerks will get you on the right bus. There are several routes, besides the KSR area there is one for Sukhukmvit Road too.
Two people taking a meter taxi is not much more than taking the Airport Express Bus and the ride is half the time and door to door. When you take a meter taxi in Bangkok the fare you pay is for everyone in the cab not per passenger.
#10 sirhalberd has been a member since 30/12/2007. Posts: 295