When you visit the vibrant city of Bangkok, you’ll want to stay somewhere pretty central, with easy access to every part of the city. As you’ll have no doubt heard, day-time traffic in ‘The Big Mango’ can get very busy. The BTS Skytrain makes travelling in and around Bangkok very easy. Lohas Residences is a hotel near Ploenchit BTS, making it easy to hop around Bangkok visiting all its great tourist attractions.

You can get to Ploenchit BTS Skytrain station from Lohas Residences in just a couple of minutes by motorbike or regular taxi. If you want to walk, it’s about 10 minutes: simply exit the hotel onto Sukhumvit Soi 2 and turn right, then walk up Soi 2 and turn left at the main road (called Sukhumvit Road), you’ll see Starbucks on the corner. Walk along Sukhumvit Road for a few minutes and you’ll see the stairs leading up to Ploenchit BTS station.

Here are a few handy tips on using the BTS Skytrain:

  • The BTS Skytrain opens at 6:30am and runs until midnight, but the last trains leave around 11:40pm
  • Get more change than you think you’ll need. The ticket system at BTS Skytrain stations is (for the most part) coin operated. The cashier’s will give out change, but it’s common for the odd coin not to work in the ticket machines. So, it’s useful to have a few spares
  • Get a Rabbit Card to save time. During peak hours, many people will be queuing at the busiest Skytrain stations to get coins for the ticket machines. You can avoid all this queuing by buying a Rabbit Card, which is a travel pass that you can top up with money and breeze in and out of the Skytrain stations with ease. You must make a small deposit to purchase the card. But, if you intended to use the Skytrain a lot, it’s a worthwhile investment
  • Ploenchit is sometimes written ‘Phloen Chit’ but is pronounced ‘plern-jit’
  • Lohas Residences hotel is near Ploenchit BTS, but BTS Nana is also just walking distance away
  • Lohas Residences hotel is near Ploenchit BTS, but BTS Nana is also just walking distance away

So, if you’re looking for a hotel near Ploenchit BTS Skytrain station,Lohas Residences is a convenient choice that is also not too close to the hustle, bustle and noisy traffic of the main Sukhumvit Road.