Khao San Road is a short street that is full with pubs, bars, restaurants, street stalls, hotels and so on. It is located in central Bangkok, close to temples and palace. Many backpackers choose to stay in this area.
The Platinum Fashion Mall is a place where you can buy clothes, handbags, shoes, and accessories in cheap prices. Local people love shopping at this mall because of many reasons such as the shops are organized. Things are not mixed together. You will find the whole floor that is dedicated for shoes, and then another floor for handbags. Besides, this mall is not an outdoor market; people more enjoy shopping cheap stuffs in air-conditioned buildings (This is Bangkok; it is hot all year long!).
I believe that there are many tourists staying at Khao San Road wanting to go shopping at The Platinum Fashion Mall. So, in this post, I will share you how to get from Khao San Road to The Platinum Fashion Mall.
What you should know first is both Khao San Road and The Platinum Fashion Mall do not connect with the express trains such as BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway. So, here is my recommendation to travel between these two places.
Taxi can take you to anywhere in Bangkok. The distance between Khao San Road and The Platinum Fashion Mall is about 5-6 kilometers. It should take around half an hour and should cost around 60 baht, if the traffic is not really bad. This option is not recommend if you go during peak hours such as 6.00-9.00 or 17.00-20.00 because you will be caught in the traffic chaos.
You can take bus no. 2, 60, 511, 556, and 79 in front of The Government Lottery Office, Ratchadamnoen Road. If you are not familiar with Bangkok, I do not recommend this option.
Saen Saep Express Boat
This option is more complicated and fun (well, probably not for some people). From Khao San Raod, you have to walk to Phanfa Leelard Pier which is the nearest pier and it takes around 20 minutes to walk. The pier is located behind the Mahakan Fort, at the end of Ratchadamnoen Road. You can how to walk in the map in this link.
Then, you take the boat which runs along the Saen Saeb Canal and get off at Pratunam Pier. It costs around 10-20 baht. Then, from the pier, just cross the street you will see The Platinum Fashion Mall. See the map below.