Cars are easily rented at
rental shops and companies all around Bangkok. See Transportation & Car
Rental for more details.
Skytrain are in service in 2 routes. 1) Mo Chit - Bearing Route passing sukhumvit Rd. 2) National Stadium - Wongwian Yai Route passing Silom Rd.
Mo Chit (Northern Bus Terminal)
- Bearing or Sukhumvit Line
This line covers 22 stations
Mo Chit – Saphan Khuai – Ari – Sanam
Victory Monument – Phaya Thai – Ratchathewi –
Siam Square – Chit Lom – Phloen Chit – Asok
– Sukhumvit – Phrom Phong – Thong
Ekkamai (Eastern Bus Terminal) – Phra Khanong – On
Nut – Bang Chak – Punnawithi – Udom Suk – Bang Na – Bearing
National Stadium - Bang Wa or Silom
This line covers only 13
stations as follows:
National Stadium – Siam Square – Ratchadamri –
Sala Daeng – Chong Nonsi – Surasak – Saphan
Taksin – Krung Thon Buri – Wongwian Yai – Pho Nimit – Talat Phlu – Wutthakat – Bang Wa
Passengers can change their routes at the Interchange
Station at Siam Square. A skytrain leaves the terminal every 5 minutes from 6 am to 12 pm but at shorter intervals during rush hours (7.30 - 9.30 am & 5.30 - 7.00 pm). Apart from being the fastest
means of transportation, the skytrain has two more
advantages -- it offers a panoramic view of Bangkok
and it stops at several prime shopping centres lying
along Silom, Ratchadamri, and Sukhumwit roads.
Interchange stations with MRT are also provided at Mo Chit, Sukhumvit, and Sala
The fares range from 15 to 42 baht based on the distance
travelled. There is an extra charge of 10 baht for the extension from On Nut to Bearing. One Day Pass is available at the cost of
For more information please contact BTS Tourist Info Centre on Tel. 0 2617 7340-1 (8 am - 8 pm, daily) or visit www.bts.co.th
& Metro Map
Bangkok Metro (MRT)
MRT Blue Line (Underground)
The MRT Blue Line is the underground line running from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue with 18 stations along the way. The Blue Line train connects to the BTS Skytrain at Silom, Sukhumvit and Chatuchak Park stations. A train leaves the terminal every 5 minutes during peak hours: 06.00 – 09.00 hrs and 16.30 – 19.30 hrs. And it leaves every 7 minute during the off-peak hours. Operating hour: 06.00 a.m. – midnight. The fares range from 16 baht to 42 baht.
MRT Blue Line 18 stations are as follows:
Hua Lamphong – Sam Yan – Silom – Lumpini – Khlong Toei – Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre – Sukhumvit – Phetchaburi – Phra Ram 9 – Thailand Cultural Centre – Huai Khwang – Sutthisan – Ratchadaphisek – Lat Phrao – Phahon Yothin – Chatuchak Park – Kamphaeng Phet – Bang Sue
MRT Purple Line (Elevated Rail)
The MRT Purple Line, Bang Yai – Bang Sue Section, is a 23-kilometer elevated heavy rail transit system with 16 elevated stations situated along the route. The section links Bang Yai district of Nonthaburi to the Tao Poon area of Bangkok.
Passengers can connect with the Blue Line at Bang Sue station to go to central Bangkok. Free passenger shuttle buses between Tao Poon station and Bang Sue station are provided, until a connecting rail line is built to cover the one-kilometre missing link.
Operating hour: 06.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. The fares range from 14 to 42 baht.
MRT Purple Line 16 stations are as follows:
Khlong Bang Phai – Talad Bang Yai – Sam Yaek Bang Yai – Bang Phlu – Bang Rak Yai – Tha It – Sai Ma – Phra Nang Klao Bridge – Yaek Nonthaburi – Si Phonsawan – Nonthaburi Civic Center – Ministry of Public Health – Yaek Tiwanon – Wong Sawang – Bang Son – Tao Poon
For more details, click www.bangkokmetro.co.th.
& Metro Map
Taxis in Bangkok are fixed with a meter and have a
sign "TAXI-METER" on the roof. The minimum fare is
35 baht for the first kilometre. The fare will increase According to the distance covered. A toll of 40 - 60 baht for expressway
or tollway must be paid by the passenger.
This is a three-wheeled taxi without a meter or air-conditioning.
Fares must be negotiated beforehand. They are normally
a little cheaper than ordinary taxis and are suitable
for short trips only.
Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA)
Air-Conditioned City Buses
1) BMTA air-conditioned buses (cream-blue) cost from 10 to 18 baht, depending on the distance. EURO II buses (yellow-orange), the fares range from 11 to 23 baht, depending on the distance. 2) Metro Bus (white) is a medium-sozed bus using natural gas (CNG). Fares 20, 30 or 40 baht depending on the route and bus type. When boarding the bus, you have to drop the fare into the fare box next to the driver.
Ordinary City Buses
The fares of BMTA buses (red) and non-BMTA buses (blue, pink) are about 8 baht for the whole distance.
Although travelling by bus is the cheapest, you should be careful with
your belongings while riding, especially on a crowded ordinary bus.
For more information please contact Bangkok Mass Transit Authority on Tel. 0 2246 0973 or visit www.bmta.co.th
If you plan to tour Bangkok by bus, you are recommended to consult Thaiways
Maps of Bangkok, a free copy of which can be obtained from the
TAT counter at the airport or from your hotel.
Due to heavy traffic in rush hours in Bangkok, nowadays
motorcycle taxis are abundant. Normally, a motorcycle
station can be found at the entrance to a soi (lane).
Fares are about the same as samlos except during
rush hours when they may cost a bit more. If you
are not really in a hurry, you'd better avoid using
them as they are not safe.
The State Railway of Thailand runs express, fast, and ordinary train services throughout the country at very reasonable fares. For more information and reservations, call Bangkok Railway Station Hotline 1690.
In view of the unceasingly rising oil prices, all fares are subject to change without notice.