Getting to Sukhumvit Bangkok
Getting to Sukhumvit Bangkok is simple with our easy to follow guide and information on the transport options. Depending on where in the city you are arriving from or where your hotel is based will decide on the most convenient method of transport to be used.
Skytrain – The BTS Sukhumvit Line runs over Sukhumvit Road from West to East. Getting to Sukhumvit Bangkok with the BTS Skytrain is straight forward if you’re originating from Siam Square or Phahonyothin. A trip from Mo Chit takes about 25 minutes to reach Asok Station, while a trip from Siam Station takes about 10 minutes. If you’re coming from Silom, you’ll need to take the Silom Line North and change onto the Sukhumvit Line at Siam Station. It takes about 20 minutes for a trip from Saphan Taksin Station to reach Asok Station, consisting of the transfer at Siam. Trains normally leave every five to ten minutes from each station.
The most popular BTS Skytrain stations are Nana, Asok, Phrom Phong, Thong Lo, Ekkamai, Phra Khanong, On Nut, Udom Suk, Bang Na and Bearing. Each station serves a neighbourhood of the very same name. Asok is the most convenient station for getting to Sukhumvit Bangkok as it is in the centre of the district and has a direct transfer with Bangkok’s MRT Metro system.
MRT Metro – If you’re coming from Silom or Ratchadaphisek, you can reach Sukhumvit District by Bangkok’s MRT Metro system (underground). The most practical station is Sukhumvit, which is right in the middle of the district and you can move onto the BTS Sukhumvit Line. The other stations in the district are Khlong Toei and QSNCC. The metro trip from Silom takes about ten minutes, while the ride from Ratchadaphisek takes about 15 minutes. Trains leave every five to ten minutes.
Airport Rail Link – The Airport Rail Link provides a direct connection between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Phaya Thai Station, a trip that takes about 17 minutes. At Phaya Thai Station, you have to switch onto the BTS Skytrain. As the train systems are not incorporated, so you will need to buy a new ticket when changing over. Take a train in the direction of Bearing and get off at a station of your choice – Nana and Asok Station are the most commonly used stations for getting to Sukhumvit Bangkok from the airport.
Boat – The Khlong Saen Saep Express Taxi Boat Service is another way of getting in and around Sukhumvit. The canals form the Northern border of Sukhumvit’s Sois and is a low-cost alternative of escaping the traffic jams if you’re originating from the Khao San Road area or the Eastern side of Rattanakosin. Boats stop at various locations and there are 2 main routes – Golden Mount Route and Nida Route.
The Golden Mount Route runs from the Panfa Leelard Pier near the Democracy Monument and Khao San Road – to Pratunam Pier near Center World in Central Bangkok. Boats run every 20 min or less. To travel the whole system, you must transfer boats at Pratunam Pier. Keep hold of your tickets.
The Nida Route runs from the Nide/Wat Sriboonreung Pier in the East – to Pratunam Pier near Centre World in Central Bangkok. Boats run every 20 min or less. To travel the whole system, you must transfer boats at Pratunam Pier. Keep hold of your tickets. For more information about Khlong Saen Saep Express Taxi Boat Service, please visit their website.
Bus – There are many bus routes that will take you through the Sukhumvit District. The most important one is normal and air-conditioned bus number 25, which begins far Southeast of Sukhumvit Road. From there, it goes all the way Northwest along Sukhumvit Road then over Ratchadamri Road and Rama IV Road to Silom. It then continues its route on to Hualamphong Train Station, through either Charoen Krung Road or Yaowarat Road and finally on to Tha Chang in Rattanakosin.
From Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can take bus AE3 for to Sukhumvit. It runs up the Bang Na-Trat Expressway and along Sukhumvit all the way as far as Siam Square. It then loops back around to Nana and after that back out to the airport. Another option is bus 552, which heads on to On Nut, where you can continue your way with the Skytrain. There are many stops and depending on traffic the ride can take from 1 to 2 hours.
Taxi – If closeby and the traffic is not too heavy you can take a metred taxi from your hotel. Sukhumvit is the closest popular tourist area to Suvarnabhumi Airport, which on a good day will take around 30-45 minutes to get too.