Skytrain and Subway Travel

Although the BTS Skytrain covers just a fraction of the capital (it bypasses the Old City and Dusit, for example), it is surprisingly convenient for visitors, with routes above Sukhumvit, Silom, and Phaholyothin roads. If you are traveling between two points along the route, the Skytrain is by far the best way to go. Rates run between B15 and B40. Like the Skytrain, the MRT subway covers only a small section of the city, but it's a great way to get from the city center out to the train stations. The subway runs daily from 6 am until midnight. Fares are from B15 to B40. Although the Skytrain and subway are separate entities and use different fare and ticketing systems, the two connect at three points: Sala Daeng Station and Silom Station, Asok Station and Sukhumvit Station, and Mo Chit Station and Chatuchak Station.

Contacts

BTS Skytrain. 1000 Phahonyothin Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10900. 02/617–7300; 02/617–7341; www.bts.co.th.

MRT Bangkok Metro. 189 Rama IX Rd., Huay Khwang, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10310. 02/354–2000; www.bangkokmetro.co.th.

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