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Thailand - Bangkok - Sky Train - BTS
The Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) is colloquially known as the Sky Train (SkyTrain). Operated by Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited of BTS Building, Phaholyothin Road, Lardyao, Chatujak, Bangkok 10900.
Head office phone: 0-2617-7300.
The BTS SkyTrain, Bangkok, has a Tourist Information Centre at the main station at Siam Central, phone: 0-2617-7340. for the BTS information hotline phone 0-2617-6000. The web address is www.bts.co.th but this link takes you straight to the English language section.
The SkyTrain runs from 0600 to 2400 daily. There are trains every 6 -7 minutes (more in the rush hours) whilst the SkyTrain operates.
There is a permanent police/security guard presence on every platform.
There is a strict No Smoking - No Eating ( or Chewing) - No Drinking (No open cans or bottles) - No littering policy on the main platforms and within the trains. This is enforced and we mean en-forced by the ever present police.
The basic layout of the SkyTrain routes is a four leg track system with a single track in each direction heading out from Siam Central Station in four directions on the cardinal compass points.
The longest leg of the Bangkok SkyTrain is the eastern leg with 9 stations E1 at Chit Lom to E9 at On Nut. The northern leg is slightly shorter N1 at Ratchatewi to N8 at Mo Chit. The southern section is shorter by far from S1 at Ratchadamri to S6 at Saphan Taksin near the Chao Phraya River. The western leg only goes to W1 at the National Stadium.
There are quite a few places worth visiting along the system - We would recommend a full day or two half days just hopping on and off the Skytrain at every station. You will certainly see Bangkok in all its guises. With an adult day pass at 100 baht it is well worth the experience!
Since its opening in December 1999, the SkyTrain has proved to be a blessing for tourists by helping them beat the city’s traffic conditions, thus getting much better value for time spent in the “City of Life”. The 30 stations along its combined length of 30.9 kilometres provide access to a huge number of city attractions, shopping complexes and hotels.
The Bangkok SkyTrain runs through most of the newer parts of Bangkok and touches the old city.
Stations N and E are on the Sukhumvit Line
Stations S and W are on the Si Lom Line
Single Journey Ticket
- Fare varies with destination, between 10-40 baht
SkyCard / Stored Value Ticket
- Minimum of 100 baht (plus 30 baht refundable deposit) at the
30-Day Adult Passes
30 unlimited distance trips, 540 baht (18 baht per trip), 15 unlimited
distance trips, 300 baht (20 baht per trip) - 10 unlimited distance
trips, 250 baht (25 baht per trip) - These tickets will automatically
be returned to you at the exit gate.
One Day Pass
Our recommendation to any tourist or visitor! Only 100 baht but
must be used within a single day - Good for unlimited trips with
- This non refundable ticket will automatically be returned to
you at the exit gate on the valid date.
There is a 30-Day Student Pass but this pass is only available to full time locally enrolled students. 10 Trips, 160 baht (16 baht per trip), 30 trips, 360 baht (12 baht per trip), 15 trips, 210 baht (14 baht per trip) and 10 Trips, 160 baht (16 baht per trip)
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