The Platinum Fashion Mall, Pratunam Market, and Central World are all popular shopping places in Bangkok and are not far from each other. The Platinum Fashion Mall and Pratunam Market are located in Pratunam district, while Central World is located in Pathumwan District.
If you want to buy cheap clothing and accessories, I recommend you to go to The Platinum Fashion Mall and Pratunam Market, but if you want to buy luxury or brand name product, I recommend you to go to Central World.
Well, I am sure that there will be some of the visitors who want to go to all these 3 shopping places. In this post I will share you how to travel from The Platinum Fashion Mall or Pratunam Market to Central World.
My recommendation to get from Platinum/ Pratunam to Central World is to walk. If you walk from The Platinum Fashion Mall to Central World, it would take around 5 to 10 minutes. And it would take a little bit longer, if you walk from Pratunam Market.
From The Platinum Fashion Mall, you just walk to Pratunam Intersection, then turn right and walk on Ratchadamri Road. You will walk pass a canal and not so long, you will see Central World.
Update: May 2017 Recently we have a new skywalk named “Bangkok Skyline” connecting between Chidlom BTS Station and Platinum Mall. If you walk from Platinum Fashion Mall, you can use this skywalk and then take the stairs down one level in front of Central World. You can see my post about this skywalk here.
I do not recommend you to take taxi or bus because it usually takes longer time. You have much chance to get stuck in the traffic.
Hope the information helps.