Ploenchit Area of Bangkok Offers Easy Access to Bumrungrad International Hospital

Written by ClinicTrip on June 27, 2017

Bumrungrad International Hospital is one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia and sees about 520,000 international patients per year from 190 different countries according to their website. It was the first hospital in Asia to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). With 580 inpatient beds and 1,200 physicians and dentists, it’s a busy place.

Bumrungrad is located at 33 Soi Sukhumvit 3 which is off of the popular Sukhumvit Road in the Wattana area of Bangkok. The nearest elevated rail stop on the BTS line is Ploenchit station and the area has nice accommodations for those wanting to stay near to the hospital. It is possible to walk from the Ploenchit station to Bumrungrad, but it’s a good hike and in hot weather that may not be for everyone. A taxi will get you to the hospital from the station much more quickly.

Many hotels are located around the Ploenchit station especially on Thanon Witthayu Road. The area is fairly upscale with several embassies nearby and with the Central Embassy Mall which is accessed from the BTS platform. The mall has an elegant Thai food court modeled after a Thai village on the basement floor along with a popular grocery store.

Central Bangkok Map

Basic map of Central Bangkok with Ploenchit Station on the right side in the middle.

Because of the traffic in Bangkok, it is recommended to stay near the hospital as travel times around the city can be much longer than the distance appears because of the congestion. Ploenchit also offers many nice restaurants and other malls with food courts that are just one or two stops away on the BTS. You can reach Ploenchit on the light rail from the international airport – Suvarnabhuhi Airport (BKK). Remember to change lines at the Phaya Thai station where the City Line from the airport connects with the BTS line to Ploenchit.

Central Bangkok from viewed from Ploenchit in the early evening.

Entrance to City Line light rail in the Suvarnabhumi Airport for transportation to Ploenchit.

Restaurant on Soi 1 near Bumrungrad International Hospital.

Map of Central Bangkok with Bumrungrad on the right in pink and Ploenchit in the lower center area.