Bangkok - The SkyTrain & Metro (MRT)

Skytrain bangkok
There are two systems of Metro lines in Bangkok : the Skytrain which runs above ground (called BTS) and the MRT, the underground system.
Both systems are efficient, comfortable and air-conditioned. They don't operate at night (there are night buses in Bangkok).
The lines serve the right side of Bangkok and don't reach the old Bangkok where the Grand Palace and the Khaosan street are located. They don't reach the Chao Phraya river, except at the station Saphan Taksin.
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Sky Train and metro bangkok
Here are two more maps: one with emphasis on the BTS and the other on MRT
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Sky Train and metro bangkokmetro bangkok
The two systems are independent, which means you need different tickets for each one. For the skytrain, you can buy a "rabbit card" in which you can fill credit, it will save you the queues for each single trip. You can also buy a day pass. The MRT (metro) system has also cards.
Tip: You can use the rabbit card to pay in some supermarkets and cinemas. (look for the special machine).
BTS card bangkok

About the prices : More expensive than the bus, but cheap compared to a Metro in Europe. A typical ride of 3 stations with the skytrain is about 30 baht.

Tourist attractions you can reach with the Skytrain and Metro :

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bts tourist attractions
(See a Map with all Bangkok Tourist attractions on What to Visit page)
  1. National Stadium Skytrain station
  2. Siam Skytrain station
  3. Chit Lom Skytrain station
  4. Nana Skytrain station
  5. Asok Skytrain station and Sukhumvit MRT station (interchange point)
  6. Sala Daeng Skytrain station and Silom MRT station (interchange point)
  7. Saphan Taksin Skytrain station
  8. Phaya Thai Skytrain station
  9. Ekkamai Skytrain station
  10. Victory Monument Skytrain station
  11. Hua Lamphong MRT station
  12. Mo Shit Skytrain station and Chatuchak park MRT station (interchange point)
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