Longer and faster, the underground is the workhorse of the Bangkok Transportation system. It connects business and several residential centers outside of central Bangkok.
Starting at Bang Sue and ending at HualumPhong Train Station (Bangkok's main train station), the MRT intersects with the BTS Sukhumvit line at Mo chit and again at Asok and the BTS Silom line at Sala Daeng.
With a map the BTS and MRT can be worked so that any place within Central Bangkok is easily reached.
Plan your city tour around the BTS/MRT for the most timely results.
Hours of Operation: 6am to midnight
Frequency: Every 5 minutes for peak hours and 10 minutes for off-peak hours.
Peak hours: 6am to 9:00 and 4:30pm-7:30pm
Paying for the MRT has a few more convenient options over the BTS. But there is no discounted structure
A single journey is calculated by distance, from 15-40 baht. You can buy at the counter or make change at the and buy a token at the token vending machine.
There are special rates for seniors 60 and older and children under 14. Also calculated by distance, a single journey is just 8-20 baht. Children under 90 cm are free.
For short stays, they are not so smart, just at little faster because you don't have to stop to buy a ticket. The rides are the same price.p
The day pass is much the same, more often the not you won't spend a 100 baht a day on the MRT. However, the 3 Day pass is a bargain but the MRT doesn't go to as many places of interest for tourist as the BTS.
Since the Skytrain and underground metro opened getting around Bangkok has never been easier. All the major tourist areas (except KaoSan) are fully integrated so stepping off the train and onto a bus or boat is effortless. Rush hour is no joke in fast paced downtown Krung Thep so taking to the sky is the only timely solution.
Most rides are 20-30 baht, from end to end its just 40 baht. Most likely your hotel will be near a BTS or MRT station.
There are about 4 minutes between each stop. Fast and convenient, the stops just happen to line up with most of the shopping areas and places of interest.
There are presently 2 lines that interchange at Siam. The Sukumvit line (light green) begins at Mo Chit travels south and centers at Siam then swings east to On Nut. The Silom line (dark green) begins at National Stadium interchanges with the Sukumvit line at Siam and makes a hard right following Silom road then Sathorn down to the Chao Praya River at Saphin Taksin Bridge. Two new stops have opened across the river at Thonburi connecting Bagkok metropolitan. The terminal station is Wongwian Yai.
If your want a quiet and beautiful stay at the riverside hotels but not give up convenience then make good use of the the boats and free hotel ferries at Saphin Taksin station.
Paying for the BTS has a few convenient options. A single journey is calculated by distance, from 15-40 baht. Make change at the counter and buy a ticket at the ticket vending machine.
For short stays, smart passes are not so smart, just at little faster because you don't have to stop to buy a ticket. The rides are the same price unless you are buying the monthly pass, which was designed for commuters.
The day pass is much the same, more often the not you won't spend a 100 baht a day on the BTS.