Good to know about the Train Market in Bangkok
The Rot Fai Market is located outside of the tourist area of the city and has become incredibly popular with locals, especially young, people. A second market has opened its doors a year ago which you can reach by BTS. So there are actually two markets now. We do recommend visiting the market outside of the city which is the original Train Market.
Things you will see on Bangkok’s Best Night Market
The Rot Fai Market is a huge market with over 2000 stalls selling vintage and new clothes, footwear, beautiful accessories, and furniture. Wait, there’s more: Get cut at one of the barbershops, admire the oldtimer cars, or get a drink and some food at the many bars & food stalls. Take it all in and get inspired by the ‘hipster’, creative, vibe of the Rot Fai Train Market.
And: Few tourists visit the Rot Fai Market because of its location, so you will get a fair price and there is no need to bargain.
Bars & Food on the Best Market in Bangkok
There is a huge selection of food on the Rot Fai market. Barbecued meat, fried noodle, ice cream, and drink stands. Menus are almost all in Thai, which automatically tells you it’s going to be a great dinner.
Like to go for a drink? Enjoy a night out at the Rot Fai Market with live music from bands playing, all kind of beers, cocktails, spirits, and soft drinks prepared in old VW’s or colorful caravans. The bar area is a 20+ area.
Getting to the Rot Fai Market in Bangkok
The Rot Fai Market
The original and biggest Rot Fai Market is located at Srinakarin Soi 51, just behind Seacon Square Shopping Mall. It is easiest to go there by Grab or Uber since a good public transport connection is not really there.
Google Maps name: Rot Fai Train Night Market Srinakarin
Location: Srinakarin Road Soi 51 (behind Seacon Square)
Opening Hours: 17:00-24:00 (Thursday-Sunday)
The New Rot Fai Market
The New Rot Fai Market is easier to reach. This one is slightly smaller and more focused on clothing and food. Do remember this one is busier because of its location in downtown Bangkok. Take the MRT and get out at the stop: Thailand Cultural Centre.
Google Maps name: The New Rot Fai Train Night Market
Location: Ratcadaphisek Road (next to Esplanade Shopping Mall).
Opening Hours: 17:00-01:00 (Thursday-Sunday)
If you’re looking to stay near the Rot Fai Market then search for a stay in the Sukhumvit area. If you want to have a hotel, then find the best places to stay in Bangkok.