BTS Skytrain
BTS Skytrain
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
The BTS Skytrain is one of the most efficient ways of getting around Bangkok, with over 60 stations across three lines. Avoid the infamous Bangkok jam and hop on the train—it stops by loads of major tourist attractions like Chatuchak Weekend Market, Lumpini Park, ICONSIAM and the Jim Thompson House Museum. Depending on how long you'll be in Bangkok, you can get a single journey ticket, a one-day pass, and a rechargeable Rabbit stored value card. But note that the tickets and passes are not valid on the subway (MRT) or Airport Rail Link (ARL). – Tripadvisor
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  • Warnie23
    Brisbane, Australia40 contributions
    First Timers
    Our family of five used the BTS Skytrain whilst we were holidaying in Bangkok every day. We found it so cheap and easy to navigate. It was able to take us to most places we wanted to go and we felt very comfortable taking it. The BTS were always clean and safe.
    Visited December 2022
    Written February 21, 2023
  • TeeBee
    Rome, Italy9 contributions
    Great Way to travel
    So well run and beautifully clean and air conditioned. The trains are easy to understand and the locals are really great if you look lost! The ticket office were also great at helping us out on one trip. It is also a lovely way to see the city.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 26, 2023
  • Michael C
    3 contributions
    Good but not so cheap anymore. After all everything increasing all over the world. Bangkok n Ayutthaya.
    BTS n MRT can reach many places since I last visited about 9 years ago. A convenient made of travel n not difficult. Years ago they printed the route maps, not any more. Take a picture of the whole train system on the wall in f any stations.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 5, 2023
  • spiderwebb666
    Perth, Australia30 contributions
    Covenient
    Staying near the Phrom Pong station made travelling around Bangkok so quick and easy. Trains every 3 minutes and the trains are so clean. Also being tourists the staff at all the stops were very helpful in guiding us how to get around. Suggest the Tap and Go card so when it is busy you dont have to line up for tickets.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Kimberley Cleland
    Richmond, Texas256 contributions
    BTS and Excellent Choice for Transportation
    The BTS is the only way to get around in a timely manner in the Central Bangkok area. The traffic on the roads can be a bit crazy. The Skytrain is Clean, Efficient, Safe, Fast and Inexpensive. I definitely recommend using it if your destination is near one of the stops. Plus there are great views from the elevated skywalk section near MBK Mall.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 27, 2023
  • Houria
    Singapore6 contributions
    Affordable
    An affordable and expansive way to get around the city, and it's also a great stress-buster! I like to hop on the train and just people watch, or take a nap and relax. Plus, the scenery is beautiful! The stations are clean and the staff are friendly, so it's a great experience overall. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a stress-busting, affordable, and expansive way to get around Bangkok.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written April 26, 2023
  • flabuf
    Sarasota, Florida217 contributions
    Air conditioning in Bangkok - that's a dream!
    THE way to get around in Bangkok. Fast, reliable, inexpensive and easy to figure out. If you're in Bangkok for a length of time buy the Rabbit card and load it up with 1,000 ThB. You'll be glad you did.
    Visited February 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • borhancikgu
    Penang, Malaysia56 contributions
    Sky trains Bangkok, cool and comfortable
    The sky train is an ideal choice to travel when in Bangkok. It is cheap efficient and punctual but always crowded and so you prepare to stand and stare at the crowd and the outside scenery. It also connects the Aero link and make your journey memorable. Better you get a day ticket which is cheap and convenient if you want to visit many places. I would say it is the best way of getting to places in Bangkok
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 21, 2023
  • Sheenal K
    2 contributions
    Easy to use
    The BTS Skytrain and MRT was the most convenient way to move around the key metro areas. Tickets can be purchased used coins or notes (preferred would be to carry coins). BKK rail app would be used to assist with fare.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • MontySpi
    Toronto, Canada435 contributions
    The best way to get around Bangkok
    Fast, clean, safe, and cheap. Choose your hotel to be within a 5 minute walk of a station and you can avoid the infamous taxi and tuk tuk scams. Maps and ticket purchases are also in English. There is 1 ticket machine per station with an English option and cash payment. This is easy to use. 1. Choose English in the top corner of the screen 2. Tap the screen near your destination station and then tap the station name. 3. Identify the number of tickets. 4. Feed a sufficiently large Thai banknote into the machine to pay. Your tickets and change will be provided. 5. Tap your card to enter and go up the stairs on the side of the last train station of your journey. Keep your ticket, as you will need it to exit.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
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Jeffsreview
Surfers Paradise, Australia957 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
The BTS Sky train is a quick and convenient way for getting around Bangkok and also links up with the airport express link which runs you directly to and from the International Airport. However if you are joining up with the airport express link you do have to change lines and purchase a separate token for the journey to the airport.

The BTS is air conditioned and its cheap and they have now modernized the displays above the doors in the trains which clearly indicate what station you were at and the next station you're approaching.

There are security guards posted at the stations and the system runs very regularly and is convenient.

In Bangkok the traffic can get very heavy and slow down your journey considerably and the BTS trying system avoids all of the delays.
Written March 5, 2020
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Theos
Spilsby, UK64 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
For anyone used to traveling on the London Underground or Paris Metro, the BTS and other related city metro lines still have a lot of catching up to do. But there is a lot of development happening and new stations and lines are being added all the time The BST (sky train) is on elevated lines above ground and the MRT is underground. The lines tend to be owned by different companies so on a single journey you can’t buy a through ticket if you are using two different ones. However, you can buy a prepaid top up cards which speeds up the process. Announcements concerning the next station are in both Thai and English which is very helpful.
Having said this the BTS and MRT are by far the quickest and easiest way to travel around the City. Trains are fairly frequent but still get crowded at times. There are less seats and more standing.
The system is already being expanded so expect it to improve over the next few years.
Written March 3, 2020
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snitsood
London, UK43 contributions
Dec 2019
Great way to travel around Bangkok without having to endure the infamous heavy traffic, especially when they are building and extending BTS and MRT lines all over BKK. Nice and cool....no smell of food as you're not allowed to eat or drink on the train.It can be very crowded at peak time.To most tourists from Europe,UK ,USA and Australia etc the costs are very reasonable or quite cheap but to the Thais with average incomes, I would imagine that it's rahter expensive....too expensive.
Written January 24, 2020
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Henriett S
4 contributions
Dec 2019
The Skytrain is a great solution, I can only recommend it.
There are ticket machines where you can buy tickets by chosing your destination from the metro map. Be careful by some machines you can pay only with coins!
If you stay on the same line, the ticket costs 26 baht, if you change (once or more) the price is 33 baht. There are tickets available for 15-20-30 journies for a bit lower price. These tickets can be bought only at the cashier.
Be careful, there are 2 lines, which are don't belong to the BTS system, and you need to buy tickets seperately.
Written January 12, 2020
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dcfitzy001
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
My partner and I have been staying in Bangkok for a few days and have been using skytrain to get around where possible. We always use public transport when we are able and this is an inexpensive and comfortable way to get around. One thing to mention is to watch young Thais as they happily push older westerners out of the way in order to get a seat when its busy. Otherwise a quick, and cool, way to get around.
Written February 15, 2020
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Gary
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Bankok BTS Skytrain is by far the easiest way to travel around the capital . Unlike the roads which are bumper to bumper and slow moving , the skytain runs about every 5 minutes with clean inexpensive air conditioned carriages to whisk you around the capital delivering you atvor nearby most of the popular tourist sites you might want to visit. The rail system continues to expand i further into the suburbs with another 6 new stations opened recently. The only downside it that with so many wanting to use the system the trains can become crowded at peak times and would benefit from extra carriages being added. At present the top fare is 52 baht per person which is a great deal when compared with a taxi which charge 35 baht as soon as you get in . Definitely worth using to move quickly around the city as,an alternative to sitting in the traffic below .
Written February 11, 2020
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Claudetta
39 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Having been to BKK recently the one thing we realised is that the best and fastest way to travel around the city would be the Sky Train which is convenient, clean and user friendly. The staff at the stations are very helpful and it is not difficult to work out your route and where you need to go. If you can take the BTS then I would recommend you choose this over taxis or tuk tuks which involve a lot of traffic jams!

Happy safe travelling people!
Written March 2, 2020
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Lekha Shankar
Bangkok, Thailand39 contributions
Aug 2020
The BTS trains are a vital component of Bangkok's lifestyle, but the Social Distancing measures have to improve. I don't know how this can be done,unless they have more staff stopping people from hurrying into the trains, especially during Rush-Hour. Although there are continuous announcements about wearing masks, not talking,not facing each other, the insides of the trains are a bit too crowded,for comfort. The seats are not socially distanced at all. I hope the BTS organisation take this seriously. Thailand is lucky to be Covid-free for more than 80 days,!But this Virus just can't be taken for granted, especially in the public transport system.
Written August 16, 2020
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Brian Carter
San Antonio, TX68 contributions
Oct 2019
Save time and get a Rabbit card first. You don't save money, but you save time at ticket machines, finding change, waiting in line, and figuring things out. Also, you can change your destination in mid-route without penalty. Just don't lose the card - or you will likely lose the value you have on it. Don't put more than THB300 on it just in case.
BTS is efficient, much faster than taxis between stops, and has plenty of English maps/signage to help anyone figure out how to use the system.
At certain times, the train is extremely crowded, especially at central stations like Siam. Unlike NYC, BTS cleans their trains throughout the day and sanitizes at night. Seating is very limited and riders are expected to give seating priority to monks, elderly, women, and the injured. Be respectful and follow the guidance - their culture, their rules.
There are new stations opening and a new system opening to DMK. Transfers from one system to another (e.g. BTS to MRT or ARL) usually involves a bit of a hike (up to 1KM), but there are signs.
Written September 1, 2020
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Bj L
Surfers Paradise, Australia1,322 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
The BTS Sky train is a convenient way to get to and from Bangkok International Airport and downtown Bangkok.

The SkyTrain is relatively cheap and runs directly from the international terminal into the City and back and it continues all the way up to the university.

Beware those of you who have early morning flight to like not flights because it does not upper right after midnight and does not operate until about 6 a.m. in the morning.

some of they stop at the station speak broken English and some of them barely speak English at all and there is very limited signage or assistance to help you navigate your way to where you should be going or to which platform you should be on. This is the major downfall of the BTS as they customer service needs to be improved dramatically as does the signage.
Written January 10, 2020
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