Bangkok Skytrain and MTR


Bangkok Mass Transit System - A quick guide to the system

The BTS Skytrain is one of the safest, most comfortable, quick and convenient way to get around Bangkok. In service since December 5, 1999, it has transformed the face of public transportation in the Thai capital, offering both residents and visitors a comfortable, air-conditioned and reliable ride through central Bangkok - lifting commuters above the chronic congestion, noise and pollution of the streets below. An excellent alternative mode of transportation, the service is reliable, efficient and comfortable.

The two routes - the Sukhumvit Line and the Silom Line, cover most of the central city and its many commercial, residential and tourist areas. They provide a convenient network connecting major hotels, restaurants & bars, health & beauty establishments, banks, and spas as well as providing easy access to many other services

BTSBangkok's Skytrian serves 25 stations in key locations around town, allowing passengers to leapfrog busy traffic intersections. There are two separate railway lines: One from the northern bus terminal at Morchit to Sukhumvit Soi 77 (Soi Onnut ). The other from the National Stadium (near Pathumwan Intersection to Taksin Bridge at the end of Sathorn Road. The two line meet at the busy Siam Center where passengers can switch from one line to another.

Stations The typical station consists of two levels - concourse and platform. The concourse provides ticketing facilities and other passenger amenities as well as access to the system. The platform is for waiting, boarding and alighting from the train. Please be aware that the train may approach the platform anytime, from any direction.

Trains
Our trains are designed to high international standards. Doors open / close automatically. Beeper sounds will warn you when the doors are about to close. If standing please stand clear of the door's at all times.

Track
Stay away from the track and electrified rails. Pay attention to all warning signs. Trespassing onto the track area can cause severe injury to yourself or others.

Fares
About 10 to 40 that depend on your destination

Bangkok Hotels near BTS Stations

Types of Tickets
1) Single-Journey Ticket: this is a pay-per-trip ticket, it is available at any Ticket Issuing Machine, located in every station. The machines accept coins only and give change. Commuters can also get exact change at any ticket office, located near a Ticket Issuing Machine.

2) Stored-Value Ticket: the value of the ticket will be deducted according to the distance of each journey, and is most suitable for regular commuters or for multiple journeys. Stored-Value Tickets are available and can be refilled at any ticket office, located in every station.

Ticket Usage
1.) Purchase a ticket from the Ticket Issuing Machine or ticket office.
2.) To enter the the skytrain system, insert the ticket into the entry gate and be sure to hold on to it - you will need it to exit.
3) To exit, insert the ticket into the exit gate. The Single - Journey Ticket will be taken; the Stored-Value Ticket will be returned to commuters for future rides.

Sites / Monuments / Shopping Centers at the Skytrain

Transportation Parks Hospitals
Eastern Bus Terminal
Hua Lampong Main Railroad Station
Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2)
E7
W1
N8

E1

Chatujak Park
Lumpini
Suan Luang (Rama 9)
Botanical Garden
Dusit Zoo
Queen Sirikit Park
Santipharp (Peace) Park
N8
S2
E9+
E9+
N3+
E5
N3
Paolo Memorial
Bamrungrad Medical Center
Bangkok Christian
Bangkok Nursing Home
Samitivej
N7
E3+
S2
S2
E5+
Cultural Centers and Monuments Markets and Shopping Centers
Erawan Shrine
Queen Sirikit Conference Center
Siam Society (Kamthieng House)
Victory Monument
Hua Mark Stadium
National Sports Stadium
Jim Thompson Thai House Museum
E1,S1
E4+
E4
N3
E8+
W1
W1
Amarin Plaza
Central Chidlom
Central Ladprao
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Emporium Shopping Center
Gaysorn Plaza
Mah Boon Krong (MBK)
S1
E1
N8+
N8
E5
E1
W1
Narayana Phand (Handicraft Center)
Patpong
Pratunam (Wholesale clothing)
Robinson Silom / Silom Complex
Robinson Bangrak
Siam Discovery / Siam Center / Siam Square
World Trade Center
E1
S2
E1+
S2
S6
CS
E1
+ further transportation required

Free Shuttle Bus Service

As from 1st August there is now a free Shuttle Bus (see photo) to take passengers to various Sky Train (BTS) stations as shown in the images.
The free Shuttle Bus service is initially available along 7 routes with more coming in the near future.

  • Mo Chit-Central Ladprao-Major Cineplex Ratchayothin-Kasetsart University-SCB Park Plaza Start from Mo Chit Station (N8)-Central Plaza Ladprao-Ho Wang School-Major Ratchayothin-Kasetsart University-SCB Park Plaza-Vipavadee Rangsit Rd.
  • Surasak-Wongwian Yai Start from Surasak Station (S5) - Charoen Nakorn Rd-Lard Ya Rd.-Wongwian Yai-Krung Thonburi Rd.-Bangrak Hospital.
  • Ekkamai-Klongton Start from Phrakhanong Station (E8) - Sukhumvit 71-Petchburi-Sukhumvit 63 (Soi Ekkamai)-Sukhumvit Rd.
  • Thong Lo-Phrom Phong Start from Thong Lo Station (E6) - Sukhumvit 55 (Soi Thong Lo)-Petchaburi Rd- Sukhumvit 39 (Soi Phrom Phong)-Sukhumvit Rd.
  • On Nut-Sukhumvit 103 (Soi Udomsuk)-Central City Bangna Start from On Nut Station (E9) - Sukhumvit Rd.-Sukhumvit 103 (Soi Udomsuk)-Central City Bangna-Sukhumvit Rd.
  • Mo Chit-Central Ladprao Start from Mo Chit Station (N8) - Central Plaza Ladprao-Ho Wang School-Vipavadee Rangsit Rd.
  • Asok-Queen Sirikit National Concention Center (QSNCC) Start from Asok Station (E4) - Ratchadapisak Rd.-QSNCC (Remark: Bus route will be operated when there is a main event at QSNCC).


As from 1st August there is now a free Shuttle Bus (see photo) to take passengers to various Sky Train (BTS) stations as shown in the images.
The free Shuttle Bus service is initially available along 7 routes with more coming in the near future.

 

 Mass Rapid Transit Guide - The First Metro in Thailand

On August 9, 1999, His Majesty the King graciously bestowed the name "The M.R.T. Chaloem Ratchamongkhon" which means "Celebration of the Auspicious Kingship" on the Metro Project, Hua Lamphong - Bang Sue Route, that has 18 stations along the over 20 kilometers distance.

The M.R.T. Chaloem Ratchamongkhon is the first railway system in Thailand that kept on underground level.


Station Name and Location in 18 Stations
Hua Lamphong Station Sam Yan Station Silom Station
Lumpini Station Khlong Toei Station Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre Station
Sukhumvit Station Phetchaburi Station Phra Ram 9 Station
Thailand Cultural Centre Station Huai Khwang Station Sutthisan Station
Ratchadaphisek Station Lat Phrao Station Phahon Yothin Station
Chatuchak Park Station Kamphaeng Phet Station Bang SueStation

Type of tickets

1. Single Journey Token
• For Adult which can be dispensed from Ticket Vending Machine or be issued at Ticket Office
• For Child / Elder which can be issued at Ticket Office

* Being used for one journey and has to be inserted to the slot on the top surface of the exit fare gate, Single Journey Token has its value which depends on the trip distance, consequently equals to the trip fare.

2. Stored Value Card

• Adult • Child/Elder
• Student • ONE DAY PASS and 3- DAY PASS

*Being used for multi journey, Stored Value Card can be issued at the Ticket Office with the minimum value of Baht 200 (including the deposit of Baht 50). Added value can be selected either one of Baht 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 that the card’s value after being top up can not be more than the designated maximum value of 1,000 Baht.

*The card’s value is deducted up on the trip fare and is displayed its remaining value on the top surface of the exit fare gate when the passenger exits.

Fare Table

No. of Traveled Stations
0-1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12-17
Single Journey Token
Adult
15
17
20
22
24
26
28
31
33
35
37
39
Child/Elder
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
Stored Value Card
Adult Stored Value Card
13
14
17
19
20
22
24
26
28
30
31
33
Student Stored Value Card
10
12
14
15
17
18
20
22
23
24
26
27
Child/Elder Stored Value Card
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
Contact
Bangkok Metro Public Company Limited 189 Rama 9 Road., Huaykhwang, Bangkok 10310
Tel: 66 (0) 2354-2000 Fax: 66 (0) 2354-2000 ext 3264
Customer Ralations Center: 66 (0) 2624-5200

Hua Lamphong Located on Rama 4 Road near the front of Hua Lamphong Railway Station between Rong Muang and Mahapruettharam Intersection.

  1. Mahapruettharam Road - Wat Traimitr
  2. Hua Lamphong Railway Station
  3. Rong Muang Road
  4. Mahanakorn Intersection
SRT
   
Station Street SRT
Hua Lamphong   Hua Lamphong Railway Station
BMTA    
Station Street BMTA
Hua Lamphong Rama 4 Road 4, 7, 21, 25, 29, 34, 40, 49, 53, 73, 109, 113, 159, 170, 172, 501, 507, 529, AB4

Sam Yan Station Located along the Rama 4 Road on Phaya Thai and Si Phraya Intersection near the front of Wat Hua Lamphong.

  1. Wat Hua Lamphong, Si Phraya Road
  2. Phaya Thai Road, Chulalongkorn University, Sam Yan Market
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Sam Yan Sam Yan Intersection 4, 21, 25, 29, 34, 36, 40, 45, 46, 47, 50, 67, 93, 109, 113, 141, 159, 162, 163, 170, 172, 177, 501, 502, 507, 529,540, AB4
Interchange Station
Bus No. 45 Som Rong - Sam Yan - Si Phaya Pier
Park and Ride
• 30 cars (Gate# 1)

Si Lom Station An Interchange Station to Sala Deang BTS Station. Located along Rama 4 road on Silom Intersection beneath the Thai-Japanese cross over bridge.

  1. Lumpini Park, Chulalongkorn Hospital
  2. Silom Road, Sala Deang BTS Station
SRT
   
Station Street SRT
Si Lom Sala Deang BTS Station-test Interchange Station to Sala Deang BTS Station.
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Si Lom Silom - Sala Deang Intersection 4, 13, 14, 15, 45, 46, 47, 50, 74, 76, 77, 89, 109, 115, 141, 162, 164, 505, 507, 514, 532, 547, AB1

Lumpini Station Station Located along Rama 4 Road on South Sathorn and Wireless Intersection near the Thai-Belguim cross over bridge.

  1. Rama 4 Road
  2. South Sathorn Road
  3. Wireless Road, Suan Lum Night Bazaar
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Lumpini Wireless Intersection 4, 13, 14, 22, 45, 46, 47, 5074, 89, 109, 115, 116, 141, 149, 507, 530

Khlong Toei Station Along Rama 4 Road near the MEA Khlong Toei and the Bangna Express Way.

  1. MEA Khlong Toei
  2. Thailand Tabacco Monopoly, Soi Rong Ngan Yasup
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Khlong Toei Rama 4 Road near the Bangna Express Way 4, 13, 22, 45, 46, 47, 50, 74, 109, 115, 116, 141, 149, 507, 530

Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre Station Along Ratchadaphisek Road near the front of Queen Sirikit National Convention Center and Soi Phai Singto.

  1. Soi Phai Singto, Rama 4 Intersection
  2. The Stock Exchange of Thailand
  3. Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
  4. Soi Phai Singto
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre Ratchadaphisek Road 2 , 25, 136, 185, 501, 519
Interchange Station
Bus No. 25 Sai Loud BMTA Station – QSNCC
Bus No. 501 Minburi - QSNCC

Sukhumvit Station An Interchange Sation to Asoke BTS Station. Located along Asoke Road and Sukhumvit Intersection near the Sukhumvit Market.

  1. Asoke Road, The Siam Society
  2. Asoke Road
  3. Sukhumvit Road
SRT
   
Station Street SRT
Sukhumvit Asoke BTS Station Interchange Station to Asoke BTS Station
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Sukhumvit Asok and Sukhumvit Intersection 2, 25, 38, 40, 48, 98, 136, 185, 501, 508, 511, 513
Park and Ride
• 30 cars (Gate# 1)

Phetchaburi Station Along Asoke Road and Asoke Phetchaburi Intersection near the Embassy of Japan.

  1. Asoke - Din Deang Road
  2. Asoke Pier, Klong Saen Seap
  3. Asoke - Din Deang Road, Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road
SRT
   
Station Street SRT
Phetchaburi Asoke Pier, Klong Saen Seap Asoke Pier, Klong Saen Seap
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Phetchaburi Asoke Phetchaburi Intersection 11, 23, 38, 58, 60, 72, 93, 98, 99, 113, 136, 174, 185, 206, 512
Park and Ride
• 60 cars

Phra Ram 9 Station Located along Ratchadaphisek Road on Rama 9 Intersection near the front of the Fortune Town Building.

  1. Soi Ratchadaphisek 3, Fortune Town Building
  2. Rama 9 Square
  3. Rama 9 Intersection
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Rama 9 Intersection Phra Ram 9 13, 73, 136, 137, 157, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517, 528, 529

Thailand Cultural Centre Station

  1. Thailand Cultural Centre
  2. Soi Ratchadaphisek 8
  3. Soi Ratchadaphisek 5, The Embassy of the Republic of China
  4. Thiam Ruam Mit Intersection
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Thailand Cultural Centre Ratchadaphisek Road near the Thai Life Insurance Building 13, 73, 136, 157, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517, 528, 529

Park and Ride
• 200 cars (Gate# 2)
• 30 cars (Gate# 1)


Huai Khwang Station Located along Ratchadaphek Road on Huai Khwang Intersection.

  1. Pracharat Bamphen Road
  2. Soi Ratchadaphisek 12
  3. Prachasongkroa Road
  4. Kunnatee Ruttaram Wittayakom School
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Huai Khwang Huai Khwang Intersection (Pracharat Bamphen Road) 12, 13, 73, 122, 136, 137, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517, 528, 529

Park and Ride
• 30 cars (Gate# 1)


Sutthisan Station Located along Ratchadaphipek Road on Sutthisan Intersection.

  1. Sutthisan Police Station
  2. Soi Ratchadaphisek 20
  3. Soi Ratchadaphisek 18
  4. One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permit
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Sutthisan Ratchadaphipek Sutthisan Intersection 73, 136, 137, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517, 528, 529

Ratchadaphisek StationLocated on Ratchadaphisek Road near the Pla Thong Karat Building and the Grand Building.

  1. Panjasup School
  2. Soi Chokchai 29
  3. Soi Ratchadaphisek 26
  4. Soi Ratchadaphisek 24
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Ratchadaphisek Ratchadaphisek Road 136, 137, 179, 1875, 206, 514, 517, 529
Park and Ride
• 30 cars (Gate# 1)

Lat Phrao Station Located along Lat Phrao Road near Soi Lat Phrao 21.

  1. Soi Lat Phrao 26, Ratchada Lat Phrao Intersection
  2. Soi Lat Phrao 24
  3. Soi Lat Phrao 17
  4. MRTA Park and Ride Building
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Lat Phrao Ratchada Lat Phrao Intersection 8, 26, 27, 44, 92, 96, 122, 136, 137, 145, 178, 179, 185, 502, 503, 504, 514, 517, 518, 528, 545
Interchange Station
Bus No. 96 Suan Siam - Lat Phrao Station
Bus No. 178 Kaset Nawamintr- Soi Nuan Jan
Bus No. 503 Rangsit - Lat Phrao Station
Park and Ride
• 2200 cars (Gate# 4)

Phahon Yothin Station Located on Phahon Yothin - Lat Phrao Intersection.

  1. Soi Lat Phrao 4
  2. Saint John s University
  3. Hor Wang School
  4. Lat Phrao Intersection
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Phahon Yothin Phahon Yothin - Lat Phrao Intersection 3, 8, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 39, 44, 52, 59, 63, 90, 92, 96, 104, 108, 134, 136, 145, 183, 185, 502, 503, 504, 509, 510, 513, 517, 523, 538, 545, 546

Chatuchak Park Station Located at the Chutuchak Park along Phahon Yothin Road opposite to the Northern Bus Terminal (old).

  1. Chatuchak Weekend Market
  2. Chatuchak Park
  3. Mo Chit BTS Station
  4. Civil Aviation Traing Centre, Department of Land Transport
SRT
   
Station Street SRT
Chatuchak Park Mo Chit BTS Station Interchange Station to Mo Chit BTS Station
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Chatuchak Park Phahon Yothin 3, 8, 27, 28, 29, 34, 38, 39, 44, 51, 52, 59, 63, 77, 90, 96, 104, 108, 122, 134, 136, 138, 139, 145, 159, 170, 182, 502, 503, 509, 510, 512, 513, 517, 523, 524, 529, 536, 538, 545, 547, AB4
Park and Ride
• 1250 cars (Gate# 3)

Kamphaeng Phet Station Located on Kamphaeng Phet Road near the front of the Marketing Organization for Farmers (MOF).

  1. Chatuchak Weekend Market
  2. Chatuchak Weekend Market, Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak Weekend Market
  3. the Marketing Organization for Farmers, Kamphaeng Phet Road
BMTA
   
Station Street BMTA
Kamphaeng Phet Kamphaeng Phet Road 51, 52, 77, 104, 122, 134, 136, 138, 139, 145, 182, 512, 517, 523, 536, 547

Bang Sue Station Located at Bang Sue Railway Station near the Siam Cement PCL.

  1. Bang Sue Railway Station (North Bound)
  2. Bang Sue Railway Station (South Bound) Weekend Market
SRT
   
Station Street SRT
Bang Sue Bang Sue Railway Station Bang Sue Railway Station
BMTA    
Station Street BMTA
Bang Sue Tuerdomri Road 9, 52, 65, 70, 97, 125
Interchange Station
• Bus No. 9 Phasee Jareung Pier - Bang Sue Railway Station
• Bus No. 52 Pak Kret - Bang Sue Station
• Bus No. 97 The Ministry of Health - Bang Sue Station
• Bus No. 125 Bang Sue Railway Station - Rattanakosin Sompot School Salaya
• Bus No. 65 Parknum Nonthaburi - Sanam Luang
Park and Ride
• 500 cars