How to get to:

The Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference 2008 (PACCON 2008) will take place at Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok ,Bangkok, Thailand. The registration office will be also located there.
(see the map of the conference venues)

Public Transportation

Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok is conveniently accessible by BTS, MRT and buses.

BTS: The nearest skytrain station (BTS) is Mo-Chit. You can then take a 15 minutes walk down to the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel which link to Central Plaza Shopping Mall.

MRT: The nearest underground station is Paholyothin. You can then take a 5 minutes walk via Central Plaza Shopping Mall which link to the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel.

Buses: Bus services to the hotel : 24, 26, 28, 29, 39, 52, 59, 63, 69, 104, 107, 129, 136, 177, 503, 510, 512, 524, 528, 529.

Transportation time between Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel and each destination :

Don Muang international Airport
- Car/Taxi : 20 minutes
- Public bus : 40 minutes
- Airport bus : 35 minutes

Suvarnabhumi Airport (36 Kms.)
- Car/Taxi : 60 minutes
   Please contact at the counter which located on the 2 nd floor for the details.
- Public bus : 90 minutes (54 Kms.)
   Passengers take the shuttle bus on the 2 nd floor which take you to the bus terminal (about 5-10 minutes). Please get in to the bus number 555 and inform the bus driver that you will get off at Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel (formerly Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok)/Rama Garden Hotel/KU Home Kasetsart. After that you have to cross the road to the opposite site and then take a walk to the hotel.

Price from Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Price for taxi = 200 - 250 baht.
with 50 baht Surcharge for the service and the toll fee of 25 +40 baht (additional plus from the meter)
- Price for Mercedes BenZ = 1,600 Nett.
- Price for Toyota Camry = 1,000 Nett.
- Price for ISUZU MU7 = 850 Nett.
- Price for Van = 1,100 Nett.

(Peak hours 7.00-9.00 and 16.00-20.00 might take +1 hour)

Hua Lampong Train Station
Underground : 30 minutes

Car/Taxi : 40 minutes
Public bus : 75 minutes

Silom Road (Central Business District)
Skytrain : 20 minutes
Car/Taxi : 35 minutes
Public Bus : 50 minutes

Siam Discovery Center / Siam Square / Siam Paragon
Skytrain : 15 minutes
Car/Taxi : 30 minutes
Public Bus : 40 minutes

Mahboonkrong center
Skytrain : 18 minutes
Car/Taxi : 33 minutes
Public Bus : 45 minutes

Pratunam Market
Car/Taxi : 30 minutes
Public Bus : 45 minutes

Central World Shopping Centre
Skytrain : 18 minutes
Car/Taxi : 35 minutes
Public Bus : 50 minutes

Chatuchak Weekend Market - 1 km (0.5 mile)
Underground : 3 minutes
Car/Taxi : 5 minutes
Public Bus : 10 minutes
Walk : 12 minutes

Central Plaza (shopping) - next door
Bangkok Convention Centre - next door
Jim Thompson House - 6 km (3.75 miles)
Chao Phraya River - 6 km (3.75 miles)
Grand Palace - 11 km (6.75 miles)

Getting around: Taxis are plentiful, and the meter starts at 35 baht. The nearest Skytrain station is one mile away, with daily tickets costing 200 baht . They also have the subway station which is 150 meters away from the hotel. The hotel provides complimentary scheduled shuttle service to downtown, the Skytrain station, and Chatuchak Weekend Market.

All prices are subject to change.




Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok & Bangkok Convention Centre (formerly Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok):

Set in an ambitious new urban business and development distinct between the city center and airport, conveniently located adjoining the new expressway just 45 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the centre of Bangkok.

The hotel offers 607 tastefully furnished rooms and suites with panoramic views of lush greenery from the adjacent Chatuchak Park, as well as Bangkok's spectacular skyline. This is the only self-contained complex in the "City of Angels" which comprises the Bangkok Convention Center, Central Department Store and Central Plaza Mall with over 100 speciality shops, boutiques, and multiples cinema combined with ample parking facilities, all under one roof

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