Is it easy to get to Khao San Road in the early hours?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Feb 14, 2013 6:31 PM Last Post By: davelliot
Nov 19, 2012 6:00 AM
Is it easy to get to Khao San Road in the early hours?Hi all,
I am travelling to Thailand early January and my plan arrives at 1.20am in the morning. Is it advisable to try and get to Khao San Road at this time in the morning, i hear it is around 45 mins away? Or would i be better to get a hostel near to the airport for the first night?
Any guidance will be greatly appreciated!
Nov 19, 2012 6:18 AM
1I don’t see a problem going to KSR in the early morning. When I was in Bangkok in January the street was crowded until the early morning. However, it might be a good idea to book a hotel before your arrival. Just mention that you will arrive after 2am.
Nov 19, 2012 6:49 AM
2Taxis run 24 hours from the metered taxi rank on the ground level, and traffic will be light so it should be an easy ride (a lot better than the following morning). Many guesthouses have 24-hour reception so checking in shouldn't be a worry. Probably book a room in advance and make sure their reception is open late.
Nov 19, 2012 8:45 AM
3About the only way to get to KSR at 3-4AM is by taxi. Traffic will be lite. Book at least one night and be sure to tell the hotel the time of your flight's arrival and approximate time of your arrival at the hotel, remember it takes a bit of time to clear passport control, collect your luggage, and get to the taxi stand. While in the airport change some money, and be sure to get some small bills to pay the taxi.
Nov 19, 2012 11:31 AM
Nov 19, 2012 7:28 PM
Nov 20, 2012 12:25 AM
Nov 20, 2012 5:31 AM
8Bonjour from Islamabad,
Cabs are around 24 hrs.
Better to book a hotel in advance.
Bon voyage ..
Nov 20, 2012 6:30 PM
QUOTE - "why should someone sleep on a mat at the airport? beds are only 30-45 min away"
They don't have to , just suggesting another option so the info is more complete. In my opinion I would prefer to sleep at airport for these reasons.
1, After long flight I would prefer to sleep there and then rather than go on 25-30 km journey in the small hours. And by the time you get there there will not be many hours of darkness left anyway.
2 By the time plane has docked and luggage is collected it might be about 2:20 am - wouldn't feel the need to eat or drink something at that hour.
3 By arriving in morning time there will be more guesthouses open to choose from.
4 By going in the morning one can take public transport rather than have to deal with taxi drivers.
Nov 20, 2012 10:08 PM
Feb 14, 2013 4:37 PM
Feb 14, 2013 6:31 PM
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