Khao San Road is one of the popular places to stay for tourists visiting Bangkok especially for backpackers. This short street has lively atmosphere both during the day and at night. You will find many street stalls, pubs, and restaurants here.
Patpong is one of the popular red-light districts in Bangkok. This district consists of two side streets running between Silom Road and Surawong Road.
Patpong can be reached by both BTS Skytrain (Sala Daeng Station) and MRT Subway (Silom Station), while Khao San Road cannot. If you are a tourist visiting Bangkok and staying at Khao San Road and you want to go to Patpong and you do not know how to go, you have come to the right place; this post is for you. There are several options to get from Khao San Road to Patpong. Just choose the one that suits you best!
Taxi is the easiest option to go to anywhere in Bangkok. Just hail a taxi and tell the driver ‘Patpong’. I am sure that every taxi driver in Bangkok knows this place! The distance between Khao San Road and Patpong is about 8 kilometers. It should take around 20 minutes to half an hour and should cost around 80 baht, if the traffic is not really bad.
You can take bus no. 15 and 47 in front of The Government Lottery Office, Ratchadamnoen Road. They run to Silom Road. But if you are not familiar with areas in Bangkok, I do not recommend this option.
Chao Phraya Express Boat + BTS Skytrain
With this option, you just have to walk from Khao San Road to Phra Arthit Pier (around 800 meters, 10-minute walk). Then, take the Chao Phraya express boat to Sathorn Pier, which is only a minute walk to Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Then, take the BTS to Sala Daeng Station. Then, walk around 5 minutes to Patpong.
Bus is the cheapest option, while taxi and boat plus BTS Skytrain costs about the same. Well, if you choose either bus or taxi, you should be aware that you might get caught in traffic because Silom Road is one of the main businesses in Bangkok. The road is full with office buildings and the traffic is really bad during peak hours such as 06.00-10.00 and 17.00-20.00.