BTS Sky Train Bangkok
Everything you need to know about the BTS Sky Train in Bangkok.
How to use the BTS Sky Train in Bangkok.
Official BTS webpage: www.bts.co.th
One of the fastest and easiest way to get from A to B in Bangkok, is to use the BTS Sky Train. In this video, I will tell you the thinks you need to know about the tickets and in another video the most important stations relevant for tourists.
There are two BTS lines.
The light green line, the Sukhumvit line, goes from the north, Mo Chit station, down to the south east to Bearing station.
The dark green line, the Silom line, goes from west, National Stadium station, to the south, in reality to the west to Bang Wa station.
At Siam Central station is the only point where both lines meet and where you can change the trains.
Two ticket options are most suitable for tourists.
The best option for tourists is to buy a One-Day-Pass for 140 Baht at any BTS Station Ticket Office. You can use this ticket on the day of purchase for unlimited rides in the BTS Sky Train system.
If you only plan to use the BTS for not more than 3 rides for a day, single journey tickets are the cheaper option for you.
This ticket is valid for a single journey, with fare according to chosen destination. (starting at 15 baht, up to 52 Baht per journey)
Single Journey Tickets can be purchased at Ticket Machines. Most of them only accepts Coints, newer machines with touch screens also accepts 20 and 100 Baht notes.
Look up the station where you want to go. The number displayed is the fare in Baht.
Press the button according to the fare.
Insert the coins, 2 baht coins are not accepted.
Get your ticket and your change, if any.
At the gate, insert the One-day-pass or the single journey ticket with the picture up and the small hole in front, into the slot.
As soon as you collect your ticket from the top, the gate will open. Walk through the gate, carrying your belongings or bags over the gate.
Walk upstairs to the train. Depending on the time and the day, trains will arrive at intervals of 3 to 8 minutes, from about 6:00 am to midnight. For the exact time table, check out the time table on the official webpage.
When arriving at the station of destination, insert your ticket, picture up, hole in front, into the slot.
If you have a one-day -pass, collect your ticket, then the gate will open.
If you have a single journey ticket, the gate will open and the ticket will be automatically retained at the gate.
Walk through the gate, carrying your belongings or bags over the gate.
Free maps are available at BTS offices and a small map is printed on the back of your ticket.
Remember the two terminal stations of each BTS line so you know in which direction you need to go.
For the Sukhumvit line the two stations are Mo Chit and Bearing.
For the Silom line the two stations are National Stadium and Bang Wa.
And at Siam Station you can change between the two lines.
In another video, I will explain the most important BTS stations relevant for tourists.