Living in Bangkok – Accommodation in Central District

For expatriates in Bangkok, looking for accommodation that is easily accessible to workplace is vital. The choice of location can be crucial as this will determine how long will it take and how much will it cost to get to the office and back to your apartment. For those who work in central Bangkok i.e. places such as Central World and do not plan to buy a car, there are many good apartment blocks located in just a walking distance away and also a few BTS (train system) stations away.

It would be helpful if you board the BTS system and go to one station to another to have a feel of time and cost to get you to and from the office. You may also disembark and survey the apartment blocks nearby the station. Rental rates differ depending on size, location, accessibility, old or new apartment and furnished or unfurnished. It is best to contact a real estate agent to get the latest rates.

All apartments that we’ve seen in central Bangkok are equipped with security and access control system. Here are a few properties:

1. Centre Point Langsuan (Hotel & Residence)

  • located at Lang Suan Road
  • approximately 10 minutes walk to Chid Lom BTS station
  • approximately 20 minutes walk to Central World via Sky Walk (overhead pedestrian bridge)
  • By taxi – approximately THB 50 to get to Central World
  • near Villa Market for groceries

2. Lang Suan Ville

  • opposite Center Point Lang Suan

3. The Radjamri

  • located at Soi Mahardlek Luang 2, Radjamri Road
  • a few minutes walk to Ratchadamri BTS station. You need to disembark at Siam Paragon BTS station and walk to Central World
  • 15 minutes walk to Central World

4. Hansar (Hotel & Residence) – opposite The Radjamri

5. Mitkorn Mansion

  • near Ratchadamri BTS station
  • closer to walk to Sky Walk (entrance via near Erawan Shrine)

6. The Royal Place I – opposite Mitkorn Mansion

7. The Address @ Pathumwan

  • a couple of minutes walk from Ratchathewi BTS station

8. New York Apartment – opposite The Address @ Pathumwan

9. The Address Chidlom

  • located near Chidlom Central
  • 10 minutes walk to Chid Lom BTS station

There are many other apartments located near BTS station. The further the apartment is from Central World, the lower the rental rate is (per square meter). If you prefer traveling by taxi, tuk tuk or motorcycle taxi, there’s plenty of them. At the time of writing, Bangkok is hit by massive flood and therefore the traffic around central district is not too bad as there is less traffic coming from suburbs. This condition will change when flood situation improves and more motorists travel to city centre.

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