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  • fossilman2
    Cortland, New York350 contributions
    Easy to use and get around.
    Using the subway (MRT) is an easy and inexpensive way to travel around Bangkok. Getting a card is less expensive than buying a token each time. The staff are always very friendly and helpful.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 13, 2020
  • BangkokSachse
    Bangkok, Thailand41,521 contributions
    Beautiful Wat Mongkon MRT Station!
    We took MRT from Asok (Sukhumvit MRT Station) to Chinatown ( Wat Mongkon MRT Station) on the Chinese New Year. The Wat Mongkon MRT Station is beautiful. The staff were friendly and helpful.
    Visited February 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 26, 2020
  • mermaid939
    Sunny Isles Beach, Florida137 contributions
    Easy to use and will get you there in air-conditioned comfort
    The new MRT extensions makes getting to Temples, Chinatown etc.a breeze. Seniors will save 50% off the low cost fare. Train stations and trains are air-conditioned. Travel like a local and you will save a lot of time getting places.
    Visited January 2020
    Written February 10, 2020
  • Robert Bernard
    1 contribution
    Annoying way to purchase tokens.
    Whenever we go to the mrt there are sometimes lineups at the machine to get tokens. Each rider has to purchase their own token separately. So if you have a group of 4 people all going to the same place, it takes 4 times as long as it should as there are no places to select how many riders in your trip. This creates huge lines at sometimes throughout the week. Can't believe this has not been remedied yet! Very simple fix!
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 18, 2020
  • ExVotoFatum
    Hanoi, Vietnam241 contributions
    Best transport to avoid traffic jam. Always packed.
    If you are in Bangkok this is the best way to save money and time if your destination is along the limited line. It is cheap, clean and always full. Buy a multiple fare card at the ticket counter in order to avoid long queuing at vending machines during rush hour .
    Visited December 2019
    Written December 31, 2019
  • Tim O
    41 contributions
    MRT Singapore Metro
    Ok so the MRT or metro to you and me is great. Very cheap and easy to use. It covers all the main island and links to the cable cars and the monorail Only one thing it is cheap ($2 most trips )but it likes cash and will not give you more than $4 in change so don’t get court with only $10 bills as it will not play
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 8, 2020
  • Clive R
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom1,826 contributions
    Clean and efficient
    Great and cheap way to get around Bangkok, we’ve used it before when in Bangkok and obviously as long as the stations are near to where your going, no problem. We were out of town in Lat Krabang and linked into the MRT from the Airport train at Makkasan walking to Phetchaburi station. As we were only here for one day before flying home we wanted to see the Royal Palace again so it’s the cheapest and easiest way into the city. Photos are of Sanam Chai station which is the closest MRT to the Palace.
    Visited March 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 18, 2022
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,158 contributions
    Easy to use. Cheap, cheerful and efficient!
    I used this a few times only.  I mainly used the BTS.  The MRT services more local areas and some tourist attractions.  Appears to be busier than the BTS as more locals use it!  Air conditioning is not as cold!  Cheap to use and interchange should you also need to use the BTS.  Staff are helpful and the self - service ticket machines are easy to use.  Stations are clean and big.  Follow the signs as there are many entrances / exits.  The ticket mainly appears to be a token the size of a coin which is easy to loose so be careful!  I just got single journey tickets.  Not sure if you can get daily or multiple.  You cannot purchase a combination ticket MRT / BTS.  Totally separate.  Average single journey is around THB 30.00.  Download an application from google play which will help you plan your journey and manage timings.  Safe to use.  You cannot eat or drink in stations or on trains.  At the time of C-19, masks must be worn.  Taxis in Bangkok are awful.  Expensive and drivers don't know the roads well.  This is a cheap and cheerful way to commute around.  Efficient and timely. 
    Visited January 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written January 14, 2022
  • David
    Oxford, United Kingdom1,475 contributions
    Great way to get around Bangkok
    The MRT is the perfect way to travel around Bangkok. You can buy a token for your journey at the entrance to each metro station, and they are very inexpensive. The trains are clean and spacious for underground trains. There is even data!
    Visited July 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written July 20, 2022
  • scotts-tour
    London, United Kingdom191 contributions
    Another example of how to do an Underground railway.
    Here is another example of how to do Mass Transit Systems. The whole system is spotlessly clean, estate and trains. Typical journeys cost 28 THB (£0.75) short journeys 18 THB (£0.55). Compare this to the dirty and unreliable London Underground where the minimum charge is £6.20. Sadiq Khan should visit the Far East and learn how a Underground system should be run.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 5, 2023
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Robert Bernard
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Whenever we go to the mrt there are sometimes lineups at the machine to get tokens. Each rider has to purchase their own token separately. So if you have a group of 4 people all going to the same place, it takes 4 times as long as it should as there are no places to select how many riders in your trip. This creates huge lines at sometimes throughout the week. Can't believe this has not been remedied yet! Very simple fix!
Written January 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ExVotoFatum
Hanoi, Vietnam241 contributions
Dec 2019
If you are in Bangkok this is the best way to save money and time if your destination is along the limited line.
It is cheap, clean and always full. Buy a multiple fare card at the ticket counter in order to avoid long queuing at vending machines during rush hour .
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tim O
41 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Ok so the MRT or metro to you and me is great. Very cheap and easy to use. It covers all the main island and links to the cable cars and the monorail
Only one thing it is cheap ($2 most trips )but it likes cash and will not give you more than $4 in change so don’t get court with only $10 bills as it will not play
Written February 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Clive R
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK1,826 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Great and cheap way to get around Bangkok, we’ve used it before when in Bangkok and obviously as long as the stations are near to where your going, no problem. We were out of town in Lat Krabang and linked into the MRT from the Airport train at Makkasan walking to Phetchaburi station. As we were only here for one day before flying home we wanted to see the Royal Palace again so it’s the cheapest and easiest way into the city.
Photos are of Sanam Chai station which is the closest MRT to the Palace.
Written March 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Abovetheclouds
2,158 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
I used this a few times only.  I mainly used the BTS.  The MRT services more local areas and some tourist attractions.  Appears to be busier than the BTS as more locals use it!  Air conditioning is not as cold!  Cheap to use and interchange should you also need to use the BTS.  Staff are helpful and the self - service ticket machines are easy to use.  Stations are clean and big.  Follow the signs as there are many entrances / exits.  The ticket mainly appears to be a token the size of a coin which is easy to loose so be careful!  I just got single journey tickets.  Not sure if you can get daily or multiple.  You cannot purchase a combination ticket MRT / BTS.  Totally separate.  Average single journey is around THB 30.00.  Download an application from google play which will help you plan your journey and manage timings.  Safe to use.  You cannot eat or drink in stations or on trains.  At the time of C-19, masks must be worn.  Taxis in Bangkok are awful.  Expensive and drivers don't know the roads well.  This is a cheap and cheerful way to commute around.  Efficient and timely. 
Written January 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

David
Oxford, UK1,475 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
The MRT is the perfect way to travel around Bangkok. You can buy a token for your journey at the entrance to each metro station, and they are very inexpensive. The trains are clean and spacious for underground trains.

There is even data!
Written July 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

scotts-tour
London, UK191 contributions
Dec 2022
Here is another example of how to do Mass Transit Systems. The whole system is spotlessly clean, estate and trains. Typical journeys cost 28 THB (£0.75) short journeys 18 THB (£0.55). Compare this to the dirty and unreliable London Underground where the minimum charge is £6.20.
Sadiq Khan should visit the Far East and learn how a Underground system should be run.
Written January 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jean B
67 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We were going out to the JJ weekend market which is quite away out of the center and we noticed there were two MRT stations right there.
This system was clean, modern, quicker than driving and very inexpensive. When you come in there are vending machines for ride tokens in English. The staff were very helpful and the signage is excellent. We got to our destination quite easily and would definitely use the system again and recommend it to others.
Written May 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ian G
30 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
The Bangkok Metro system is a well designed and a safe form of transport. Clear oral announcements are repeated in English. The signage is clear and the automated ticket machines are easy to use. There are ticket offices in every station if you are not confident in using the machines. Good queuing systems operate at busy times. It is only a pity that it does not cover more of the city.
Written February 18, 2023
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julia b
60 contributions
Nov 2019
We had an MRT station 2 min from our hotel and used it to get everywhere. It's very easy, convenient and cheap as you only pay for as far as you go, just pick you direction and stop. Ticket machines offer English and some terminals have tellers.
Written February 8, 2020
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