An iconic landmark at the heart of downtown Bangkok, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) is a versatile venue suited to all kinds of events. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to offer flexible solutions both today and in the future. Conveniently served by subway with QSNCC station connecting directly to the venue, it is easily and quickly accessible from all parts of Bangkok.
Visitors can take a break from business activities by going for a walk in Benjakitti Forest Park, Bangkok's newest green space. QSNCC welcomes you to new experiences where business success and quality living co-exist in perfect harmony.
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
60 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Tel. (662) 229-3000 | Fax : (662) 229-3001
Located on New Rachadapisek Road in central Bangkok, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is conveniently accessible by BTS Skytrain, MRT Subway, taxi, bus and car. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a 45-minutes drive from QSNCC, or can be reached via Airport Rail Link through mass transit connections from QSNCC's MRT Subway station.
MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Center station is right in front of the Center, reached by following exit no. 3.
Take the BTS Skytrain to Asok interchange station, where you catch the subway to MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Center station. Follow exit no. 3 to the Center.
Take bus no.136 and 185
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center has its own parking area and an overflow parking lot in the adjacent Thailand Tobacco Monopoly for 1,300 vehicles. Alternatively, park-and-ride lots are located at 12 major MRT and BTS stations, while parking buildings are available only on Saturday and Sunday at Chamchuri Square and Jasmine City Building. From these locations, you can catch the MRT Subway or BTS Skytrain.
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