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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 as follows: Mo Chit – Saphan Khuai – Ari – Sanam Pao – Victory Monument – Phaya Thai – Ratchathewi – Siam Square – Chit Lom – Phloen Chit – Asok – Sukhumvit – Phrom Phong – Thong Lo – Ekkamai (Eastern Bus Terminal) – Phra Khanong – On Nut – Bang Chak – Punnawithi – Udom Suk – Bang Na – Bearing
National Stadium - Bang Wa or Silom Line
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 Daeng stations.
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, Khlong Bang Phai (Nonthaburi) – Tao Poon Section, is a 23-kilometer elevated heavy rail transit system with 16 elevated stations situated along the route. The section links Khlong Bang Phai district of Nonthaburi to the Tao Poon area of Bangkok. Passengers can connect with the Blue Line at Tao Poon station to go to central Bangkok. Operating hour: 06.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. The fares range from 17 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
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.
Bus : Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA)
Air-Conditioned City Buses
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
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.
Chao Phraya River Express
There is a motorboat service on the Chao Phraya River called "Chao Phraya River Express Boat".
The boats run between Wat Ratchasingkhon (in southern Bangkok, near Krungthep Bridge) and Nonthaburi province.
There are three types of boats, spotted by a flag in different colours. The local line has no flag and fares range from or orange flag; and the fares range from 13-32 bath, depending on the distance and types of boats. After disembarking at a main pier, you can cross the river using the ferry service (details on 6.4 below) if you need.
For more information, please call 0 2623 6001-3
Chao Phraya Tourist Boat
This is a special boat service for travelling along the Chao Phraya River. The boat route, connected to BTS Skytrain at Taksin Bridge station, starts from Sathon Pier and proceeds up the river to Phra Arthit Pier (near Khaosan Road). The boat stops at 8 major piers which provide easy access to important tourist sites such as the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Chinatown, Khaosan Road etc. A guide is provided on board and the boat is not crowded as the express boat. The boat service is available daily from 9.30 to 16.00 hours, departing every 30 minutes.
One day river pass is available for unlimited trips at 150 baht which includes a Chao Phraya River Guidebook.
In Bangkok, long-tail boat services are available at many piers along the Chao Phraya river, offering different routes, such as those from Khlong Bangkoknoi to Bangyai, and from Khlong Bangphrom to Khlong Bangramat. The fares depend on the distance of the route. Most boats are in service from 6 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
There are also cruise services along numerous canals which form an extensive network of waterways around Bangkok. Some popular places that you can go for a cruise by boat are the Damnoen Saduak floating market, the Temple of Dawn, the Royal Barges Museum and various Buddhist temples. As tourists, you are advised to ask for the fares from more than one pier before making a decision to assure that you will be charged at an appropriate rate.
From almost every boat landing in Bangkok, there are cross-river ferries that ply back and forth across the Chao Phraya River. The fare is about 3 baht and usually collected at the entrance to the landing.
See Express Boat River Piers Map for the boat landings.
all fares are subject to change without notice.