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Getting Around

GETTING AROUND

Bangkok has a well-connected infrastructure, with extensive routes covered by a variety of local transport.

BTS

The Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS), or ‘Skytrain’ as it is also known by, is an inexpensive and convenient way to get around the city above the fray. There are two lines that serve major commercial areas, with a central hub at Siam Station. The train operates from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

MRT

The Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) is Bangkok’s underground train system, and an equally inexpensive way to move about. It also serves popular areas and is connected to the BTS via Silom (MRT) to Sala Daeng (BTS), Sukhumvit (MRT) to Asoke (BTS), and Chatuchak Park (MRT) to Mo Chit (BTS). The train operates from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

BRT

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a fast and intelligent mass public transport that plies the public roads. It connects passengers quickly to the BTS. It serves Narathiwat Road and Rama 3, beginning at Sathorn Station and ending at Ratchaphruek Station. It includes 12 stations in total and operates from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

Airport Rail Link

The newest service is a straight beeline between Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the north of downtown at Phaya Thai Station. It takes about 30 minutes including stops along the way at Rajprarop Station, Makkasan Station, Ramkhamhaeng Station, Hua Mak Station, Thab Chang Station, and Lad Krabang Station. The train operates from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

Taxi

A litany of colourful taxis service the city. Hop into a metered vehicle and enjoy low fares relative to other major cities around the world. Popular apps for booking include Grab and All Thai Taxi, with options to pay via credit cards.

Others

There are thousands of public buses that ply the city. An extensive network of highways also lead to easy access to almost any part of Thailand using long-haul coach or rail options. Domestic air travel has also given visitors a comfortable and fast way to explore the country, with most destinations no more than one or two hours away from Bangkok.